I must have passed through Singapore more than any other city, occasionally stopping over for a day or two. So it was nice to be paid a modest fee for writing a short alternative guide to the place.
When I first began travelling, Singapore was not a favoured destination.
If the rumours of the 1970s were correct, Singaporean officials, obsessed with cleanliness and conformity, would give you a compulsory haircut on arrival, confiscate your chewing gum, cane you for littering and kill you for any drug offence.
Things have changed considerably, though you’d be crazy to think of dealing, carrying or using illicit drugs here. Continue reading