The city was pristine (except for that gum I ironically stepped in after our cab driver told us it is true that gum is not allowed in Singapore). The metro was easy to use to get around the city. Everybody was very nice and helpful. All things that make for a great trip. And it was a great trip. Except... the malls. Now I admit our hotel was located on Orchard Road, the shopping area, so our vision of Singapore may be skewed compared to others'. But there seemed to be malls where ever we went. Upscale, really nice, expensive malls. On a 15 minute walk home we counted 3 Dolce and Gabbana stores. The feeling of constant consumerism wore me out.
What did we love about Singapore? The food, the diversity, the colors, the pretty authentic feel of the Little India area, the reverse bungee ride, and the view of the city at night. And amidst all those malls were Christmas trees and decorations, which, being a sucker for Christmas decor, I loved.