When I first visited Singapore it was because of the company I worked for. They paid for a place to stay for my wife and I while I was going through the presentation process of the job they wanted me to do. They went out on a limb for us allowing me the opportunity to say no and go back to my old position. However, we liked everything about Singapore that we experienced. It was a two-year contract obligation that came with a condo and extra money. Even the bus charter our company used to take us from place to place was great. The buses looked brand new even though they are used every day. The charter company took a group of us from place to place for sightseeing and to see where research and development was going on at different addresses.
Tech companies can spread out the work over different addresses with final production often being at a manufacturing facility in China. A small office in a big building can be home to app developers. A diminutive nondescript building in an alley could be the hub where new chemical formulations for screen glass can be carried out. Our bus charter took us from place to place to meet all the players. Back when my grandfather worked in what was then high-tech, it was all pretty much confined to a large building or campus. Everything from design to production was carried out on American soil. Times have changed due to economic pressures, but the forward progress continues.
It is funny to say, but it was the cleanliness of and the well-maintained buses of the charter company that helped me make my decision. My wife accompanied me, and she was impressed with how things were taken care of here. We have seen everything from urban blight to horrible squalor in places we have been to. Things are pretty well maintained here.