I've lived in [[Singapore]] for roughly 4 years now, and I've been trying to clearly articulate why I've lived here for a while. * Despite having the appearances of a big, modern city, it's refreshingly relaxed: * people are generally more laid back (as measured by walking speed and the degree to which people dress up), * the buses wait for you if they see you at the stop, and * Expats aren't nearly as isolated from the local population than what you'd see in [[Hong Kong]], [[Bangkok]], or [[Manila]]. * probably due to the safety of the city.