We were surprised when Jess's Singaporean school mates commented that there was 'nothing to do' in Singapore. As visitors, and from a small town like Alexandra, we think that there is so much to see and do in Singapore. But I am starting to appreciate what the kids here might mean. Because of the heat, the small apartment lifestyle (mostly HDB 's - Government Housing Flats), and the lack of parks etc... there is actually a real restriction on where you can go, particularly if you just want to hang out somewhere with friends or family and relax. Malls and cafes do not offer much privacy or space - and its too hot to do many outdoor things - so I am beginning to understand why the youth would say there is not much to do in Singapore! Certainly in my case, when trying to think of where to go with Adam - the options are very limited. We're getting pretty good at going to the library though!