Learning Local – Investing in the Future

Jim Rogers is a financial investor and  commentator from the United States of America. He lives here with his wife Paige Parker and daughters Happy (9) and Baby Bee (4). For years, Jim stressed the...

Learning Local – Citizens of the World

Australian Dave Powell’s situation is a bit different from the above families. His wife Iris is Singaporean, and his children Rachael (14), and David (12), are Singaporean citizens. Rachael attends SOTA (School of The...

Operation Smile

  Elischa Montague-Drake spent a gruelling week in Myanmar in 2013, braving this and that to help repair the smiles of more than 100 Burmese children.  My son Orlando was born with a bilateral cleft lip...

Networking Success

Roseanne Woodmansee is from Sydney and accompanied her husband to Singapore in 2005 when he was recruited by Krafts Foods. Before she moved here she was a licensed real estate agent in New South Wales...

Travel, Shopping & Babies

  Pregnancy was the push Renee Lodens needed to turn her love of travel and shopping into a business. Renee moved to Singapore in October 2010 to be with her then boyfriend, who quickly she married....

The Trailing Tycoon

Moving to Singapore can be just the kick some people need to cast off the shackles of a corporate job and pursue their passions. In fact, being new to a country and being in...

The Red Cross Needs Volunteers

Many of today’s trailing spouses come armed with talents, qualifications and experiences that are highly sought after by many volunteer organisations here in Singapore. Whether they’re looking for work in their chosen field, opting for...

Learning How to Play Golf

With over 20 golf courses and driving ranges on an island of 710 square kilometres, it’s safe to say golf is a popular sport in Singapore. When I recently moved here, I decided to begin...

International Schools – Canteen Wrap Up

As the Turkish proverb says, a hungry bear can’t dance and the same goes for hungry kids. As schools strive to feed their students appealing, nutritious food we look at the highlights of the...

Local School – International Student Admissions

Singapore’s school system enjoys an excellent reputation. With many expats now paying their own education expenses and monthly school fees for local schools set at $500 for primary and $650 for secondary schools in...