Hey there! Singaporean living in Singapore, born and raised. I'm a little on the younger side(19) so I might not be as exposed but here are some of my thoughts/responses.
Can't say I know what this is about but its common knowledge that our military was hugely influenced by the IDF. Some of the first batch of enlistees have told me about the IDF guys coming down to train them being extremely tough and resilient.
Pretty much. It's not that widespread though. It really depends on the area you're at. That and maybe you just come off as rich. Singaporeans tend to be fairly materialistic.
Dang, if I had known you were coming to Singapore, I would've recommended some gyms to you here. Generally speaking, gyms aren't that nice here in Singapore as compared to most western countries. Among the population divided between Bodybuilding/Weightlifting/Powerlifting/Strongman/Crossfit. I would say most people are wannabe powerlifters.
I'm sure you've heard of the term "Singlish" right? It's basically what we call our way of speaking english. Singaporean English, singlish for short. It's mostly informal and it's generally a mix of English/Mandarin/dialects. Personally, I would say that Singapore doesn't really have much of an identity hence the lack of uniformity.
I did not know that. How so? We do have one of the hardest driving tests in the world as far as I know, consisting of a shit ton of classes/lessons etc. It costs over 1k and the fastest I've heard someone complete it is 6 months.
Officially speaking, it's a death penalty crime but eh, no one ever gets sentenced for it. I was not aware you can just ask a doctor to give you a prescription though. Maybe it's because you were a foreigner so they kinda give you special privileges?
Can't say I've ever been caught littering, it's not that common. Trash cans... Usually they can be found near lifts/escalators and every 5 minute walk across the main roads haha
Yup, it is ridiculous. We have localized terms for this such as "kiasu" and "kiasi".. They mean "scared lose" and "scared death". I know, it's kinda stupid.
Generally speaking, yeah. We're a pretty cold country where the people aren't friendly. I would say Singaporeans tend to need to warm up more than most people before they start seeming nice.
We don't see too many of them around here. Most of us can't grow full beards and for the most part they're unpractical. That and I would say our culture with the whole mandatory national service has drilled the idea of being clean shaven (or at least mostly clean) into most men's head.
Kiasu and kiasi. As mentioned above.
This is solely my opinion and does not reflect upon all Singaporeans as a whole.