How do you cope when your social connections are constantly splintering and you’re continually saying goodbye to departing friends? There’s no magic bullet to alleviating the heartache of regular farewells here in Singapore, says Kim Forrester, but there are steps you can take to mitigate the loss.
Jenny Sutton and Gordon Perchthold’s colourful 1920s residence in McNair Road can be found in a cluster of 84 heritage houses, built as residences for British Civil servants in the 1920s. After the British left, the houses fell into disrepair, but were later given conservation status and restored by the government.
Former Singapore expat Karien van Ditzhuijzen writes about moving from big city Singapore to a small rural community in Indonesia. Her three children now attend The Green School, and the family live in a peaceful villa, surrounded by rice fields. “Tumbak Bayuh is a village on the west coast of Bali, about ten minutes from the sea and the hustle and bustle of touristy Canggu. It’s a different world.”
All parents in Singapore want their children to grow up happy and strong. Consuming the right food and getting enough exercise can help with your child’s physical health, but what can you do as...