I wouldn’t mind seeing them, but in the built up / busier areas you barely get any snakes and the spiders are usually in places where they don’t get in your way.
Singapore felt like a massive Canary Wharf to me when I was there. Was only a few hours, but just couldn’t get over how similar the architecture etc. was.
Don’t think I’ve seen modern ostentatiousness on that scale before. An artificial canal through a shopping centre, a big boat straddled across the top of three skyscrapers. Didn’t sit well.
Was one of the places we looked at living, but ended up ruling it out as something about the ex-pat community being pretty much your only option didn’t feel right.
A German friend of mine who’s lived all over has been living there for years though, swears by it, so I’m sure it’s a lot different to live in than visit.
Either way, living abroad was one of the best decisions I ever made, would definitely recommend wherever it is.