How to Cope When Friends Leave Singapore

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.

Turquoise Treasure

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.

The Essence of Australia – Stunning Original Art

Australia’s most exciting emerging contemporary visual artist, Lara Scolari’ s paintings have made a serious splash on the international art scene. Lara will be exhibiting for the first time in Singapore this month...

Bali Sabbatical

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.”

Visit Jeju Island, South Korea

South Korea’s largest island boasts three UNESCO world heritage sites, stunning walking trails and a rich cultural heritage, discovers KAROLA CLARK.

Boosting your child’s mental wellbeing in Singapore

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...

Three Years of Brexit, what next?

Three years of Brexit and after years of debate and campaigning England remains at an impasse. The experts from WorldFirst discuss Brexit and its far-reaching implications for the Sterling and the global economy. Three years...

Top 10 Interiors Trends

Is Scandi still in? Is minimalist meh? Juliet Harper looks at the hottest interior looks of 2019 and how to recreate them in Singapore.

Tips to Avoid Moving Day Stress

The Australian moving season is just around the corner. Every year between December and February, students, families, and single professionals will begin their relocation journey - either back home, to a new job or...

White teeth for Christmas?

This may be a good time to think about getting your teeth whitened before your social Christmas merry-go-round! People often come to Smilefocus unsure of what teeth whitening options are available and what the...