After watching Crazy Rich Asians, what I want to do in Singapore is party on a cargo ship in international waters and buy an outfit that costs more than my home. What I do not want to do is wade through ankle-deep water in a church. But I can’t afford to do any of that. How about the crazy middle class, what can we do in Singapore?
Each Monday on Hack Your City, we ask readers for your best tips on a city: driving tips, restaurant recs, things to do, and any other advice for visitors and locals. Then on Thursday, we present the best comments. We’re working our way around the U.S. and around the globe.
What’s underrated? What places deserve a few more discerning visitors? What are the best alternatives to tourist traps and mediocre “town favorites”? What’s the weirdest thing you like there, the most acquired taste?
How should a visitor approach the city? What attitude should they adopt? What local traditions, behaviors, and laws should they be aware of? How can they get along with people? What problems is the city dealing with? When are the best times to visit, and what are the special events to attend?
What’s it like long-term? Residents, what do you love and hate about the city? What do you recommend to other residents? How do you hack your commute, what’s your daily café or the best spot to people-watch? What mistakes do new residents make—any common misconceptions or mispronunciations? Where do you go when you want to get out of town for a day or a week?
And really, what locations from Crazy Rich Asians really are good to visit? What are the good beaches, where’s the good mahjong, where are the best views?
Finally, how has the city’s vibe changed over the last few years? What should someone know if they haven’t been back in a while? How much has the city grown, literally?
Leave your tips in the comments below, and we’ll highlight the best ones. (Make sure you’re adding something new.) Then come back Thursday for a new post with the highlights.
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