One of our favourite places in the whole of Singapore, this wonderful country which is steeped in history, culture and heritage, is Daiso – the Japanese $2 shop. In selected malls island-wide, a whole world of crazy awaits. If you want socks for your dog, or “sleeping gloves” for your own manly paws, little things to put on your fingers so you can hygienically pick your nose, or plastic moulds to turn your boiled eggs into a child’s play thing, Daiso’s your man. It’s total paradise for anyone with some time to kill, $2 burning a hole in their pocket, and a puerile sense of humour. Even if you are half Japanese yourself.