Expat Living Singapore
Fairly sure none of our plays looked this peaceful...
Do you remember the school Christmas play? The EL team on their starring roles

The EL team 'fesses up to their biggest performances on the school stage (most of them ain't pretty)

One of the best ways to catch a sunset - cruising on the Mekong River
Your guide to the quaint town of Luang Prabang, Laos

Travel writer Cindy Fan shares her recommendations for where to stay, where to eat and what to do

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Buyers can minimise risk by purchasing in a core investment city such as New York
Investing abroad: How to buy property overseas

How to purchase a home overseas while living in SG, plus a look at what's on the market

Every epic new year's countdown needs a huge blast of fireworks
Your guide to a rockin' New Year's Eve in Singapore (updated!)

See in 2015 with music, fireworks and good vibes at these bashes across the island

Tour this brilliantly-renovated six-bed house on the East Coast
Readers' Homes
Cool Renovation: Tour this six-bedroom family house in Kew

Swedish expat Veronika furnished her home online and saved a fortune on lighting, rugs and more

Light and Bright: Ming Teck Park
On the move? Hot properties to rent and buy this month

Moving to Singapore or across the island? Check out this selection of fabulous pads

Join in a traditional Midnight Mass service
Midnight Mass: See in December 25 with EL's guide to services

Find out which Catholic and Anglican churches will be holding Midnight Mass services this Christmas

Expect a thrilling countdown - and all for free!
Got NYE plans? Hit Clarke Quay's epic countdown party (it's free!)

Clarke Quay will be hosting a huge street carnival, plus dinners and dancing on December 31st

Skiing holidays: Awesome, snowy spots to hit

Thinking of bringing the family on a ski trip? Hit the slopes at these wonderful winter destinations

Palawan, Philippines
Your quick travelling guide to the Philippines

Fast facts! From the weather and visas to translations and must-try foods

Family short break! Our oh-so-active weekend in Bintan

Valmai Dhir hops on the ferry for adventurous fun with the kids (and relaxing fun without 'em!)

The views from the Ritz Carlton are pretty special
The best places to watch fireworks in Marina Bay

Heaps of ideas around where to go for a first class view of fireworks this NYE

Plenty of astonishing monuments to visit in Nepal
Bespoke trips for your bucket list – to India, Nepal & beyond

Shanti Travel are experts at designing tailored, culture-rich breaks across hidden Asia

St Andrew's Cathedral
Family Fun
Carolling guide! Throwback to your childhood with a festive concert (most are free!)

Even Scrooges will get a fuzzy feeling when these guys break into 'Away in a Manger'

The elegant hotel lobby sits halfway into the sky with an awesome view of city lights
Staycation! Our healthy weekend at The Westin Singapore

Katie Roberts tests her willpower by staying active and eating well during this luxurious break

Good old Santa is legging it around town to meet everyone
How to find Santa in Singapore! Fab festive grottos for kids

Take the little ones along to sit on Father Christmas's knee in the run up to December 25th

Win over $500 worth of elegant home essentials!
Competition closes in
Kids' sports! Teams, classes and fitness options for little ones

Your guide to some of the many sporting activities on offer to keep those children moving

Get those pearly whites of yours in tip-top condition!
Open wide! Quality dentistry from Q & M Dental Group

Consultation, scaling, polishing & fluoride treatment for under $100 at Q & M’s centres islandwide

Goats are just great, aren't they?
Living Here
Local farms on the island: Buying quality Singaporean produce

Infographic alert! Your guide to working farms on the island, many of which you can visit

Christmas movies! EL's favourite festive flicks

Looking for a movie that will make you feel warm and fuzzy this season?

How to recreate this festive table at home
Festive ideas! Decorating your dining table for a Christmas feast

Step inside for all sorts of shopping tips on creating a stylish spread at home

Bar review: Cosy new hangout Hopscotch on Maxwell Road

Imaginative cocktails come laced with Asian flavours at this nightspot in Tanjong Pagar

There's plenty to do with kids here, but would you miss your family too much?
Mums and Babies
What are the best and worst things about being a mum in SG?

What’s it like being an expat with a little one? EL readers share their honest thoughts

Seen on the runway: Anna Sui
Hair and Beauty
Make-up trend: How to pull off beautiful berry lips

From blushing neutrals to deep reds, there's a shade of berry for everyone. Perfect the look!

air conditioning in singapore
The trials and tribulations of being an expat in the tropics...
Living Here
Readers' column: "The air-con is driving me bonkers!"

Ann McCutcheon describes her desperate fight against air-conditioning in the bedroom

See the wonders of Inle Lake with the help of Myanmar's famous one-legged rowers
Destinations with a difference! Fascinating cultural holidays

Get a dose of history, heritage and architecture with these getaways to Sri Lanka, Bali and more

We wish we looked this zen and sweat-free while working out
Healthy holiday habits: 10 tips for staying trim this festive season

Personal trainer Donna O'Shea on how to stay healthy during December

Jean Schlumberger’s necklace of amethyst drops and diamonds set in platinum and 18-carat gold, Tiffany & Co
Jewellery shopping spesh: Desirable diamonds

Feel feminine and alluring in bling with delicate diamond details

Sweet view of the CBD
Restaurant review: Southbridge is Boat Quay's latest rooftop spot

This hip new bar by the riverside does sinful small plates and exquisite oysters

Hotel Fort Canning: American-style deep fried turkey
The all-important Christmas brunch: Guide to festive spreads

Don't fancy cooking Christmas lunch? Get your pals along to a bubbly buffet instead

These Christmas trees are just dying for you to hang fairylights on them (literally)
Living Here
Christmas trees galore! Where to snap up live and fake ones

Your guide to shops and garden centres selling oh-so-festive Xmas trees for your home

Party glamour: Make-up ideas for the festive season

Want to channel your inner beauty queen this Christmas? Check out these make-up tutorials

Angsana Lang Co Ultimate Spa Getaway Vietnam
Doesn't everyone dress up in traditional costumes on their girls' weekend?
Girly short break: Ultimate spa getaway in Central Vietnam

Michelle and her pals spoiled themselves rotten with Angsana Lang Co's unlimited spa package

Funky graffiti-style murals at Nickeldime Drafthouse
Bars and Clubs
Bar review: Nickeldime Drafthouse on Thomson Road

Intriguing craft beers are accompanied by hearty bar grub at this chilled-out diner opposite Novena ...

John Erdos, 274 River Valley Road, 6735 3307, johnerdos.com.sg
Sparkly, colourful things! 24 Christmas decor ideas

It's time to get festive by filling your home with all sorts of lovely shiny items

Little India's Deepavali market is chock-a-block with technicolour decorations
Your guide to Singapore's cultural festivals in 2015

Immerse yourself in the island's rich traditional culture at these eye-opening events next year

Friend Jungle Tree Sanctuary, LEGO, legosingapore. com
Christmas gift guide for little ones! Nifty ideas they'll love

We've sniffed out the best presents for boys and girls from Singapore's shops

Restaurant review: Henri Charpentier on Dempsey Road

Expect decadent cakes and pastries at the famous Japanese patisserie's new cafe in Dempsey Hill

Pet bed, House of AnLi, 18 Mount Pleasant Drive, 9655 5576, houseofanli.com
Christmas gift guide for the home: 20 brilliant shopping ideas

There's something to float everyone's boat in this lovely round-up of gift ideas

Our fabulously festive short break at Cameron Highlands Resort

After a Christmas trip? It doesn't get more rustic and twinkly than this grand hotel in Malaysia

Pan Pacific Orchard: Festive goodies
Crimbo catering! Put your feet up with a festive takeaway

Save yourself the stress of hosting Christmas lunch at home by ordering a pre-cooked feast

Martine's restaurant pick: Saint Pierre
Where the French eat and shop for ingredients in Singers

We asked ten French expats for the best places to find French grub around town

where to get a shave in Singapore
What a gloriously manly photo
Hair and Beauty
Awesome gift idea: Treat your chap to an old school shave

Send your man to one of these luxurious barbers for a 'proper' shave this Christmas - he'll love it!

One huge splash coming right up....
Unique Indonesia: Oh-so-original tours you won't find elsewhere

Searching for a new experience? Online travel platform eOasia offers heaps of thrilling trips

Tour this festive ho-ho-home in Bukit Timah

Fibi Waddell has done a wonderful job of decking her home out for Christmas

Family travel to Nha Trang, Vietnam holidays for families, where to visit in Vietnam
Gorgeous Nha Trang beach
Vietnam! A family-friendly vacation itinerary for Nha Trang

We pack up the family for a trip to new luxury beach retreat Intercontinental Nha Trang

2013 Winner Photos
Art and Culture
Expat Living Photo Competition: How to enter, plus all the prizes

Calling all shutterbugs! The annual Expat Living Photo Competition is back for the sixth time

Pleated chiffon maxi-dress, Saloni, $640, netaporter.com
Make a statement this season in a daring red dress

Red dresses are all over the red carpet - steal the look with our favourites from SG's shops

Fash-wan news! New stores, chic winterwear and more

From Vera Wang's new bridal boutique to H&M's designer coffee table book, here's your update

Street Talk: Your guide to living in Pasir Panjang on the West Coast

Get in here for the inside scoop on being an expat resident in this quiet, friendly spot