A great deal on a cuppa

As a Melburnian, I have been somewhat spoilt when it comes to choices for coffee. You can get amazing coffee in a range of different mom-and-pop operated cafes in Melbourne for about AUD4. This is not the case elsewhere in the world. I have heard that coffee in Europe...

The Haze

I had heard about it. I had read about it. I had never really seen or experienced it myself. One of the reasons that I chose to move to Singapore as a destination in Asia was because it offered a generally clean and unpolluted atmosphere. Every year, that changes for...

Nerd culture in Singapore

I can fit into this place! Singapore definitely has a nerd culture, and is proud of it! It is not entirely surprising. The Lion City has gone through a series of phases of reinvention over the last few decades. In the absence of any natural resources, it had become a...

Grocery shopping made easy

Grocery shopping is one of those things that must be done in life, but is not the most enjoyable of chores. . When I discovered the ultimate online grocery store for Singaporean residents, I was all over it. RedMart is an online grocery store that will deliver...

Big Fish at Tanglin Village

As part of my relocation package with my employer, the relocation company assigned an agent to show me around Singapore for a few places that may be of interest. One of the places that really stood out to me was Tanglin Village. I'll write a more thorough write-up...

Online takeaway delivered!

As a busy professional, I sometimes just do not have the time to put a meal together. In Singapore, there is an awesome food delivery service called Deliveroo. There app is available on the app stores for both iOS and Android. Based on your delivery location, they’ll...

Cab rides in Singapore

I made a pleasant discovery during my first two weeks here in Singapore about cab rides. You can actually ride cabs for free every now and then! Singapore has several major taxi companies. Their vehicles can be identified by the colour of their livery. The major ones...

Renting a home in Singapore

Like all countries, there is a process to renting properties in Singapore. In 2016, the rental market had cooled as part of a natural adjustment to a large number of developments having been built to cater for forecast demand that didn’t quite grow as quickly as...

Arriving in Singapore: First impressions

I'm here! Courtesy of an 8-hour flight on Qantas Airlines QF35, I have touched down in my new home (at least for the next couple of years). It's different from being a tourist. I now have to familiarise myself with things like medical clinics, post offices, banks, and...

The process of moving

Whoo hoo! An overseas assignment! Yup! That is the initial reaction. But after the euphoria has settled down, reality begins to set in. This is the stage when one gets to take stock of what an international relocation involves. In 2016, when this relocation to...

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