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Singapore Expats has consolidated many useful articles from our editorial team and the Singapore Expats Forum, all of which are very informative and interesting for expatriates and any visitors.

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28 Mar 2017 - Choosing the right international school

One of the more attractive features of life in Singapore is the excellent education system—one that has garnered many international accolades...


23 Mar 2017 - The Best Picnic Spots in Singapore

Now that summer’s arrived, many are looking for the perfect spot to spend time with our loved ones out in the sunshine. Lying down in a shady...


17 Mar 2017 - 5 things every expat must try in Singapore

Singapore is without a doubt, a concrete jungle with skyscrapers and air-conditioned shopping malls at every turn. Nevertheless, if you think that...


14 Mar 2017 - Where do expats sit when considering Singapore laws

How Expats Can Navigate Singaporean Law  Singapore has become an extremely desirable destination for UK expats looking to set up shop in...


10 Mar 2017 - Is Buying or Renting Better for Me?

At some point in life, most of us would have to contemplate the question of whether it would be better to rent or to purchase property when we wish...


07 Mar 2017 - Neighbourhood Spotlight: Katong

If you have several hours to spend exploring Singapore, one lovely neighbourhood which should automatically go to the top of your list is Katong....


02 Mar 2017 - The Singaporean Guide to Surviving the Heat

When the weather is warm (as usual), and the air is humid (as usual), and the sunlight is blinding you from the reflective tops of every polished...


01 Mar 2017 - Where Do More than One Million Expats Live and Work in Singapore?

When you consider that just about 25% of this island city-state is comprised of foreign nationals, there must be something which Singapore has that...


27 Feb 2017 - Highlights from the Singapore food scene

Anybody who’s ever spent time in Singapore knows that the country offers a fantastic range of food options that takes in influences from the...


22 Feb 2017 - Five Iconic Singapore Dishes

How can we possibly limit ourselves to just five dishes, we hear you cry, when the entire island is covered with a plenitude of famous stalls and...


17 Feb 2017 - Top Five Budget-Friendly Shopping Districts

Though prices at shopping centres across Singapore may seem standard if you’re only keen on purchasing from mainstream brands such as UNIQLO...


14 Feb 2017 - Top Five Singaporean Breakfasts

While delicious at any time of day, these popular Singaporean breakfasts provide just the right start to the day by being nutritious, tasty and...


08 Feb 2017 - Eating Yusheng the Right Way

During the Lunar New Year, there are many different types of delicious foods served. Some are available all year round, but others, such as...


05 Feb 2017 - Great Things to Do on Your Spare Time

There is no shortage of entertainment options and things to do in Singapore. Some of the best restaurants in the world, great attractions and of...


01 Feb 2017 - Exploring Singapore in the Lunar New Year

A week or two after Christmas, just when you’ve sadly resigned yourself to the end of festivities, you might notice that the streets are...


26 Jan 2017 - Finding Accommodation as a Student in Singapore

Singapore is a great destination for international students, with plenty to see and do and many opportunities for socializing. With online study...


18 Jan 2017 - Hari Raya Puasa versus Hari Raya Haji

With Hari Raya meaning ‘Day of Celebration’, it’s easy to see why non-Malay speakers are often confused between Hari Raya Puasa...


13 Jan 2017 - Culture Shock

Singapore is a city with some of the most intriguing practices and beliefs that have helped to shape it into one of the world’s leading...


05 Jan 2017 - Renting in Singapore: Guidelines and Costs

In late 2015, a Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau indicated a sharp increase in the number of adults living with their parents or...


30 Dec 2016 - The Best Singapore Souvenirs for Family and Friends

Forget about mass-produced Merlion mementos, cheap, made-in-China figurines labelled “made in Singapore” and Merlion-shaped chocolates....