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A decade ago I worked in Singapore for 18 months, i would be interested to hear from anyone who has lived in Singapore and Bangkok and the comparisons of both.

 

I liked the efficiency of singapore and its cleanliness. It was a very smart place. But over time that grew a little stale - and expensive!

 

But am I thinking Bangkok might be too much the other way??

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I love Singapore but it comes at a price. When I worked in Singapore the list below is what made it better for me than Thailand. To have long stay, you need to have big money. Singapore is not for peo

You wouldn't take Bangkok home to meet your mother.

Think of Singapore as a big outdoor mall with lots of food courts and clean walkways. It lacks what one might call "soul". I like Singapore for a weekend visit..great place for a holiday...but Bangkok

lived/worked in both and agree with most everything above.  one thing i found that no one mentioned:  as a single man, the ladies in SG are the "friendliest" of anywhere i have lived.  i arrived, turned on a dating app and my phone exploded like i was a HansomMaaaaaannnn.  University girls who seemed to have no interest in "dating" loved to stop by for friendly visits.  if  they looked like Thai ladies i may have never left.

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12 hours ago, xxoahu22 said:

lived/worked in both and agree with most everything above.  one thing i found that no one mentioned:  as a single man, the ladies in SG are the "friendliest" of anywhere i have lived.  i arrived, turned on a dating app and my phone exploded like i was a HansomMaaaaaannnn.  University girls who seemed to have no interest in "dating" loved to stop by for friendly visits.  if  they looked like Thai ladies i may have never left.

Are you asian?  I think a persons experience will vary greatly depending on your race.  My impression of Singapore was that it was more asian oriented and caucasians were not the preferred group of people to hang around with.  That included dating and other social activites as well as for doing business.

 

Thailand is kind of like that too with middle and upper class Chinese thais.  The social hierarchy seems to be Chinese thais, then caucasians, then the lower class typically darker skin thais, many from Issan.  Thailand is a very hierarchical society so those things matter.

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Singapore has better shopping for high end goods compared to Bangkok.  i am into high end audio gear that most expats in Thailand and Thai's can not afford and the duty is much lower than that of  Thailand

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