Yeah Singapore is a fabulous city but can be expensive as you alluded too. Although you can find some really good food at the markets. Ate lunch almost everyday at the one in Chinatown. And had some good meals in Boat Quay at night. Did drop some coin staying at marina bay sands though but what a complex that place is.i'm a long ways from any tourist spots. i'm pretty much smack dab in the middle of 2 fairly big cities (which you likely never heard of) in the n.e. ....khon kaen and udon thani, but i'min a small village. if you have google earth, search for the khon kaen zoo...i'm only a couple miles from there...i can even hear the lions roar most days. : )
first went there in '04. left phuket on december 18th, just 8 days before the tsunami. good timing because phuket got nailed. 8,000 dead in thailand....many in that area.
been to s'pore many times. used to work oil rigs, we ended up in shipyards there (or for various courses) many times. you can sure have fun there but don't forget your wallet. beautiful city...i would hate to know how much money i left behind there.
where'd you go in thailand?
glad to see you here, btw.
In Thailand I was in Bangkok, Koh Yao, and Koh Samui. Culture shock to say the least but I absolutely loved it there.
Glad to see you here as well