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Old 03-26-2014, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Macao
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I'm probably in the minority here on this, but I like Singapore. Would be interesting if they had a lot more land, which would imply rural areas, countryside, etc.

I like the Indian, chinese, malay mix of both Singapore and Malaysia. But SG just has a more interesting overall nature to it. Wish it was a much larger country than it actually is.
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Old 03-26-2014, 11:33 AM
 
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I agree.


And I have one to add here.

Wouldn't it be cool if France had more land. Historically Great Britan led Europe, I don't think that would be the case if France was a wee bit larger.
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Old 03-26-2014, 12:01 PM
 
Location: San Diego CA
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Yes. More land would be nice. Reclamation has added a little bit of land but not enough to make a difference. It's getting terribly crowded, elbow to elbow in the malls and the MRT.

There are places to get away from crowds even in congested Singapore. A little gem I recently discovered was Kent Ridge Park. Went on a weekday and it was almost deserted.

Pulau Ubin Island off Singapore is also a good spot to get away from crowds if you go on a weekday. Walking and bicycle trails and an old Kampong feel like long ago Singapore.
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Old 03-26-2014, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Malaysia could be like Singapore now if the usual political cap hadn't held it back. If not for the tunku feeling threatened by Singapore's Chinese majority it would be part of Malaysia today. I don't know if you're in the minority, maybe Australians have a better perception of Singapore but for everyone who doesn't like it there's at least someone who does. Then again a lot of Australians have been to Singapore.
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Old 03-26-2014, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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I agree.


And I have one to add here.

Wouldn't it be cool if France had more land. Historically Great Britan led Europe, I don't think that would be the case if France was a wee bit larger.
France is already big, it's the largest country in western Europe and twice the size of Great Britain. About four times the size of England itself.
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Old 03-26-2014, 08:33 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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Why not build further up with the skyscrapers and build subterranean cities, too?
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Old 03-26-2014, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
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Malaysia could be like Singapore now if the usual political cap hadn't held it back. If not for the tunku feeling threatened by Singapore's Chinese majority it would be part of Malaysia today. I don't know if you're in the minority, maybe Australians have a better perception of Singapore but for everyone who doesn't like it there's at least someone who does. Then again a lot of Australians have been to Singapore.
And if is part of Malaysia right now, Singapore wouldnt be as awesome as now, it would be more Penangish. The regional business center would be shifted to other capital cities of southeast asia.
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Old 03-26-2014, 11:17 PM
 
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How long does it take to:
1. drive across Singapore from end to end
2. circle around the island

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Wouldn't it be cool if France had more land. Historically Great Britan led Europe, I don't think that would be the case if France was a wee bit larger.
I doubt Der Kaiser und Preußen would allow that to happen...
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Old 03-26-2014, 11:46 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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How long does it take to:
1. drive across Singapore from end to end
2. circle around the island


I doubt Der Kaiser und Preußen would allow that to happen...
About an hour from say Changi to Tuas in light traffic.
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Old 03-27-2014, 12:34 AM
 
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I will be cool if Singapore can annex Johor but that is next to impossible.
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