You would have had reservations about moving your family to Singapore because it would have been a strange country, with a different culture from what you/your wife are accustomed to?
Well, that make sense, but not being afraid of being mugged, since that is a rear thing in Singapore these days.
I remember in the 1970’s an American Barge Superintendent on a construction barge working in S.E.Asia who were living in Singapore with his wife and their daughter, were calling home, but got no reply. He just said; "Oh OK, they have probably just gone out to see a movie or something"
He had no worries, but he also said; “If they had been living in Houston I would have been worried”.