ill be heading over to thailand/singapore later this month for a 3 week holiday (travelling with a friend).
I've been in Singapore for 3 weeks now.. for the Formula One race, and more.. I've stayed at The Mittra (hostel for about $18/night) it's out of the main area of town, but easily accessable by MRT. Beers and drinks out are expensive compared to Thailand for sure, and the MRT stops at 12ish, and then Taxis charge 50% more for fares..Clark Quay is a good area for expats to drink at, party late nite. Clubs, hooka bars, etc.. Chimjes is another spot..expect $10USD for a drink when out, though there are some Happy hours to be had also. I think a good city, Asia Lite (as Bourdain calls it) clean and easy to get around.
I'm heading up to Thailand soon. Also the notorious 4 floors of whores on Orchard Road is a girlie spot..if looking for that. The food here is great, more variety than Thailand, and better! ..24 hour food courts, etc.. Lots of high end shopping too. Not much polution, beaches are a minus though..so get that in Thailand. this is a metro city