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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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11 May 2018 - Trailing Spouse: what to do if you can’t work while abroad?

Is your partner working abroad but visa limitations mean you can’t? We have some practical solutions if you can’t work while living as...


05 May 2018 - 5 Rainy Day Activities For Families With Teenagers

When you have teenage children, it can be difficult to find ways of spending time with them even on sunny days, but when the rain starts to fall,...


02 May 2018 - Why Singapore Is the Perfect Alternative to Europe

If you’re getting bored of the same green landscape and unpredictable weather that comes with places such as England, Wales and Ireland or...


26 Apr 2018 - Buying Public Housing Property with CPF

So now that we know roughly what the CPF is, and how we might withdraw the money during our retirement years, some of us might wonder if there...


11 Apr 2018 - Why does my child lie to me?

We’ve all watched that hilarious video of a two year old blaming Batman for the pink squiggles on his mother’s mirror, and it’s...


28 Mar 2018 - Public Transportation in Singapore (Taxi)

In Singapore where many locals have made it into a lifelong game to source for all that is cheap and good, there is one thing that almost never...


16 Mar 2018 - The School of the Future: Achieving the Highest Academic Results with the Speed Learning Approach

Comfort and pleasure or the beauty of witty ideas and the blessing of creativity, what is more important? That is not the question for thoughtful...


14 Mar 2018 - 4 Terrifying Asian Ghosts

Many Asian horror films have a way of getting under the skin that’s unmatched by their Western counterparts. Ju-On made us afraid of our...


07 Mar 2018 - Why do they love me? Avoiding mosquitoes in Singapore

Zika, malaria, dengue… All around you, these dreadful diseases seem to buzz in the air even as you frantically swat at a mosquito. The odds...


01 Mar 2018 - Talking about negative emotions and behaviours

Negative feelings are difficult for all of us to cope with. However, they may be especially true for children who may not know the best ways to...


15 Feb 2018 - Eight Must-Try Chinese New Year Goodies

As the fifteen-day celebration of the Lunar New Year looms close, festive goodies are beginning to pile up in the average Chinese home till the...


06 Feb 2018 - A Guide To The Most Accessible Attractions In Singapore

Singapore capitalises on its melting pot of cultures, and as a result of this, many expats have relocated to the city in order to enjoy what is...


02 Feb 2018 - Five Lunar New Year Traditions

In Singapore, where the population remains predominantly Chinese, the Lunar New Year, also known as the Spring Festival in China, is easily one of...


27 Jan 2018 - New Case of Zika: All you need to know about Zika

What about it and should I be concerned? What is Zika? Prior to making headlines in Singapore in 2016, Zika was but a faraway threat which made...


24 Jan 2018 - Introduction to Homeschooling in Singapore

In sitcoms centred around high school life, stock characters such as the obnoxious jock, the popular queen bee, and the nerdy science student have...


17 Jan 2018 - Water Sports in Singapore

On this sun bleached island, nearly every day is a perfect day to head down to the beach. Home to 26 different swimming complexes, not counting the...


12 Jan 2018 - Should You Consider Relocating To Singapore From America?

There’s no denying that the USA is a spectacular country – there’s no end to entertainment, the economy is constantly thriving,...


11 Jan 2018 - Getting the Best Deal on your Taxi Ride

The cost of taking a taxi in Singapore is still widely considered to be reasonable and lower than that in other first-world countries. In spite of...


04 Jan 2018 - Savouring Singapore: 5 Elusive Singapore Food to Try

Good food, exotic cuisine and innovative gastronomic experiences aren't hard to find in food paradise Singapore, but when it comes to authentic...


28 Dec 2017 - Getting Ready for the First Day of School

It’s a bittersweet experience when we see our children put on their school uniforms for the first time and get ready to go to school. Once we...