Amandine Samb-Calvez’s restored heritage shophouse can be found nestled in the vibrant Joo Chiat neighbourhood on the East Coast. With a lovely kid’s park right across the street and friendly neighbours, the French expat has created a quirky, retro-influenced home that ticks all the boxes for family living.
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.”
The Race That Stops a Nation returned to Singapore on Tuesday 5 November when a spirited crowd of over 400 joined in the festivities at The Singapore Turf Club to see Vow and Declare nose past the winner’s post in a thrilling finish.