But really, I wouldn't want to live there.
Singapore? It is a quasi police state. Not to mention hot, muggy, and zero green space. As long as you don't "do anything wrong," Singapore is fine.
Taiwan, at least Taipei, is also hot, crowded and extremely dense.
Tokyo? The same. Though it does snow on occasion in the winter.
If you're a foreigner, with a skill, you'll have a better standard of living than the locals, but I don't think that is saying too much. Jim probably lives like a king. But I doubt he has a garden. And I doubt he has fresh air.
Money isn't everything. And with the internet, you can invest in Asia just as easily from the United States of America.
A man's got to take a lot of punishment to write a really funny book. -- E.H.