It really depends on what sort of traveller you are. You can shop, sights-see (from urban to rural eg Lantau island), to pubs and stuff at LAN Kwai fong, or if you like Chinese cuisines like DIM SUM there.. For me I would go there just to buy Nikon lense cause it's cheaper compared to what I get at my country over 7 years ago
If I'm an expat living in Singapore until the end of the year, is my country of permanent residence my home country or Singapore?
In order for you to get a permanent residence (PR) is unlike getting a PR in Australia. There are a few criteria to become a PR in Singapore, of which you can get some read up at www.ica.gov.sg under Permanent Residence over 5 years ago