04.05.2015 - 05.05.2015 32 °C
Day 18-19 - May 4-5
Despite being a well credentialled expert in the field for more than 10 years, I must admit it is difficult to grasp how Singapore functions as it does, or even exists.
Perfect weather 12 months a year, sheltered from nearly all natural disasters, close proximity to major urban centres in Asia, Singapore would seem a tourist mecca for the region and the world. It isn't.
The permanance of the above, have enabled Asia's ultra rich to make Singapore the base for their Gulfstream jets. The result is a lovely urban paradise, where everything but the price is perfect. Infrastructure is new, streets are clean, everyone speaks the business language of English, and the hotels and apartment complexes sparkle. It isn't just that these assets exist, but rather their scale that is impressive - from the airport to city centre one hardly sees anything else.
The views below illustrate this beauty, as they should for >$400/night... in the off-season.