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Any bad experiences in Singapore?

Hi. Have any of you had a bad experience in Singapore? Any taxi scams or pickpockets? My friend and I will be there for three days and I'm not sure what to expect. - Halston - Guest

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I've heard quite a few rants about 'unfriendly' Singapore and overpriced taxi fares from other touring friends who had the bad fortune of getting ripped off by greedy cab drivers and getting snubbed by locals. My friends had high expectations of SG, especially since it was their first time visiting the place, but they were instantly turned off only minutes after landing, as their cab driver tried (and succeeded) to rip them off $20 extra for their cab ride from the airport to their hotel. It didn't help that the locals they met along the way were less than friendly. They stayed for a week and had a whole series of unfortunate events, which made them vow never to return.

Personally, I've never had any experience that's bad enough to write SG off of my Asia-hopping list. Sure, the people are not as warm and friendly as in Thailand or the Philippines, but there are still many great things to love about this little island. (Chili crab, anyone?!)


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