Singapore is not as crazy expensive and futuristic as you might think. Yes, everything (or at least most things are) is Man Made, like the 'a bit too fake island' of Santosa, or the Marina Bay Sands Towers with a Ship (yes a SHIP!) built onto the top, but it is actually quite a nice and calm city to be in. After travelling through Malaysia for 2,5 months, exploring all the different islands and mainland mountains, jungles and cities, Singapore was a nice change without being too different. It is a bit upper class, with a huge business district in the downtown area, close to Chinatown, with all the huge skyscrapers and fancy banking buildings, and it reminds me a lot of a big city in Europe. Maybe a reason why I started to feel a bit homesick (let me tell you, this has been the first time I actually thought of getting on a plane back home), after a whole year of travelling.