Walking around Singapore is a lot like being in EPCOT center, except that instead of other tourists you're walking around with the locals of each region. Go to Little India and suddenly you're surrounded by Indians. Head to Chinatown and everyone is speaking Mandarin. Cruise Arab Street and you'll see a Muslim street fair.
Of course EPCOT center wouldn't be complete with a gift shop and in Singapore that's what Orchard Road is for. Some stats:
number of hotels named Shangri La - 3
% of English speakers - 85%
% of Western looking people - 25%
ratio of Gucci stores to Starbucks - 1:1
$ for one hour in an Internet Cafe - 6 SD