Went for a talk recently and the speaker is from Austria. He showed us a picture of his home amongst mountain and lake and farm animals. It it so scenic it looks like a postcard. Then he said he and his wife decided to come to stay in S'pore.
What he has previous is what most of us dream of, but can never get - Swiss quality standard of living environment. I suppose the only inconvenient is your nearest neighbour is miles away. So he give all these up to be pack like sardines in S'pore, whereby your nearest neighbour is just a few steps away ?
I suppose it is temporary arrangement to make it big as foreign talent before home sweet home again. If he and his wife take up citizenship - then it is beyond my comprehension. Perhaps the saying the grass is greener on the other side is the only explanation.