barefoot in singapore

the following comment was made by an american who was living in singapore at the time...

"Singapore is potentially one of the most barefoot friendly places imaginable because there is no littering, no broken glass, etc. but one almost never sees people going barefoot per se, they're always slipping their flip flops or sandals off when sitting at a restaurant, cafe, park, etc. Conceptually I think this maybe is so because people always take their shoes off indoors to keep the inside of the house clean, and I think they might consider that concept to be undermined by bare feet for walking outdoors, then, indoors. In a sense it seems kind of "politically incorrect" to do so here but I still try as much as possible."

are any of you from singapore or have been there for a length of time? perhaps you can post some comments and share your experiences going barefoot there.