Category Archives: Before the Move

Things and places I miss in Singapore 1-5

Watching Crazy Rich Asians made me wish they’d shown more of Singapore. So I thought I’d compile an off the cuff, not in any order list of places I miss in Singapore. Brinda’s has amazing Indian food. The only things I … Continue reading

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“How do you and your kids enjoy life in Singapore?”

I’ve recently been emailing with a potential expat. I had a number of Singaporean expats respond to my emails, answer questions, and generally be a great resource for our move. Some of them are now irl friends (or were and … Continue reading

Posted in Assimilation, Attractions, Before the Move, Culture Shock, Expat to Expat Advice, Helpers, Shopping, Singapore, Theater/Shows/Events, Third Culture Kids, Uniquely Singapore, With Kids | Tagged , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Six Years (and a few months)

We moved to Singapore in April 2010. Today I revamped the website in part because my long list of expat blogs is a list of dead blogs. Last month, one of my dearest friends left Singapore. I still pick up … Continue reading

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Apartment Hunting Tips (Expat to Expat advice)

After apartment hunting at several points during my time as an expat in Singapore (although, ironically we’ve ended up staying put in our first apartment), I think I have some tips to help you in your search.     Before … Continue reading

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Community

When we first moved to Singapore in April of 2010 one of my biggest concerns, strangely enough, was that there would be no friends to attend Elanor’s birthday in November.  It was a superficial concern, but it was the only … Continue reading

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500

This is my 500th post at Expat Bostonians. I began the blog on March 8th, 2010; 2 years, 2 months and 9 or 10 days (depending on how you count the time difference) ago.  A blog seemed like the logical … Continue reading

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Ways that living in Singapore has changed me…

I thought tomorrow (the 19th) was our 2 year anniversary here in Singapore, but according to this post, it was today.  Which highlights nicely how quickly time flies, how unreliable memory is, and how crap I am at basic skills … Continue reading

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My Misconceptions about Expat Life

Following in the theme of my Stuff I wish I hadn’t brought to Singapore post, today we’ll explore my misconceptions about life as an Expat that I’ve since had shattered. Misconception #1–That I would lounge by the pool, reading a … Continue reading

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Stuff I wish I hadn’t brought to Singapore…

Ravi left Boston for Singapore to start work on March 27th, 2010.  Elanor and I left Boston on April 17th (Ravi came back around the 10th to help with last minute transition-y stuff).  Which means we are approaching our two … Continue reading

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What to bring to Singapore (even if you have to leave a kid behind)

  Primarily this is for my friend N, who is crazy enough to be moving here.  This is my fairly biased (please feel free to tell me how wrong I am, what I forgot, etc) list of what to bring … Continue reading

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