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Old 07-03-2012, 10:38 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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I assume the OP meant boring to the person answering the question. LV is incredibly boring to me. I have been twice and was bored to tears. The shows were all of the populist kinds( musicals and magic/cabaret crap) and at least when I was there there was no cultural /artistic type of thing I wanted to see at all.

Yes the scenery around it is lovely but as we were talking city I thought the urban side would be paramount to the answer. I find it an ugly, shallow, superficial, environmental nightmare of a place with all the appeal of mouldy cheese. And hugely BORING. To ME.
The whole place felt like a big theme park to me really.
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Old 07-03-2012, 12:28 PM
 
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And I disagree about Singapore. It's not as sterile as you think, and there's much more to do rather than shop or eat although the food is so good you'll probably want to be doing that most of the time anyway.
While you would like to think otherwise, its unfortunately true.

Because of its lack of land area and hot and humid climate all year round, the variety and quality of its places of attraction are severely limited. Apart from shopping and the variety of food, there is really nothing distinctive about Singapore. Oh and have i ever mentioned that shopping is relatively expensive here too?

That is why the government makes up for it by recently having the Marina Bay Sands casino and Universal Studios established here.
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Old 07-03-2012, 08:28 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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While you would like to think otherwise, its unfortunately true.

Because of its lack of land area and hot and humid climate all year round, the variety and quality of its places of attraction are severely limited. Apart from shopping and the variety of food, there is really nothing distinctive about Singapore. Oh and have i ever mentioned that shopping is relatively expensive here too?

That is why the government makes up for it by recently having the Marina Bay Sands casino and Universal Studios established here.
I'm familiar with Singapore, so I know what I'm talking about. Sure, if you confine yourself to shopping malls you might get that impression, but there is an eclectic range of very interesting places to visit. From Little India, Clarke Quay, Bugis Street, Paya Lebar, Chinatown, around the zoo. Singapore is distinctive, where else is there such a mix of cultures, cuisines.etc?
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Old 07-04-2012, 12:07 PM
 
Location: The Present
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Where's Indianapolis? I can't believe that city hasn't been mentioned.
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Old 07-04-2012, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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The whole place felt like a big theme park to me really.
Yep and as I loathe Theme parks you can imagine my delight...
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Old 07-04-2012, 12:59 PM
 
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Add Brussels, Luxembourg and Calgary to the list.
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Old 07-06-2012, 04:47 PM
 
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Houston is not a boring town and has some of the best food and restaurants in the world
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Old 07-06-2012, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Everyone says that about their home city but it's usually untrue
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Old 07-06-2012, 05:51 PM
 
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...some of the best food and restaurants in the world
...but not much else. Houston is the definition of a boring city.
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Old 07-06-2012, 08:04 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Where's Indianapolis? I can't believe that city hasn't been mentioned.
What are people considering to be a "major city"? Indianapolis has around 2.1 million people in its metropolitan area.

There are 30 cities with that total population or higher in the U.S.
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