My favourite thing about Singapore is food. I do not think I would ever be able to try so much local, Japanese, Korean, Indonesian and many other cuisines in one place. It is very affordable and even though I love to cook, it is so much cheaper to eat out and enjoy what Singapore's food scene has to offer.
The general experience: gaining independence, new perspectives, meeting so many different inspiring people from very different backgrounds (locals and exchanges), being a sort of 'first year' again with all opportunities open, doing something fresh. Singapore seems like an exotic, far away, different, new, small place. It is! And is still exotic, different, new, small, a definite change. Also very westernised, clean, ordered and efficient but has many hidden gems.
Also, the chance to travel around (Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Burma – an equal learning experience to university), eat great food, enjoy summer all year long, learn Singlish, feel Asian… Live somewhere new!
Whilst in Singapore, I really enjoyed the project work I did with my groups. I found it was a good bonding session and my group mates were hardworking which I found motivating.