Did you ever think you would live away from your home country?
Whether, like me, you’ve never really had a country you call home and are happy to explore new places, or you’re not quite sure how you’re going to cope being thousands of miles from the people you’ve grown up with your whole life, never fear, Expat Living is here!
In our City Guide, we dive right in to get views and tips from our panel of contributors – other expats who have already taken the leap. We also have a summary of the top furniture stores, schools, and wine and dine outlets – you’ll never go hungry with the countless food options in Singapore – plus great walks and other free things to do. (Yes, there are a few!)
I don’t think there’s any excuse to be bored in Singapore, whether you’re working or not. There are associations, groups, volunteer opportunities and charities to get involved in. And new places and shops pop up all the time – even locals read Expat Living to keep up with the pace.
If you need a change of temperature and scenery, you’re right in the centre of the universe here, and you can be somewhere quite different within just a few hours. Visit one of the many nearby countries and enjoy hiking in the mountains, diving deep in coral reefs or exploring jungle-covered temples.
There will be challenges, of course – from how to get your hair not to frizz, to making friends and managing new working situations; and lots of business travel, in particular, can be exhausting.
Just remember to stop and breathe and enjoy the journey – and reach out to us when you need it. Subscribe to our monthly magazine, join our workshops and coffee mornings, sign up for our online newsletter, follow us on Instagram and Facebook, and contact us with any queries at email@example.com.
Editor-in-chief REBECCA BISSET