Expat Living Singapore
exhibitions in Singapore
Admire the works of Anu Malhotra and Noemi Safir
Things to do
Things to do this September

Mark these events in your calendar now

play kitchen, toys, kids
Sweet Pea play kitchen, $440, Piccolo House
Toys your kids will love

Choose from our selection of toys for your little ones

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We'll take a Spidey lantern, please.... (photo: Choo Yut Shing, Flickr Commons)
Things to do
Mid-Autumn Festival 2016

Fun activities to celebrate this auspicious event for the whole family

what is the zika virus?
The symptoms of Zika are similar to those of dengue and chikungunya, diseases spread through the same mosquitoes that transmit Zika. Deaths are rare and only one in five people infected is thought to develop symptoms.
Zika virus explained: What is it and what are the symptoms?

We've all been talking about it, if you're pregnant it's a particular worry, so what actually is Zika?

outdoor furniture, custom-made, home decor
All of the furniture outside is custom-made
Homes showcase: All things nice and neutral

Take a look inside Claire Warren's black-and-white bungalow

Founder of The Wedge Asia, a business that conducts inspirational talks and workshops
Stephanie looking radiant from every angle!
Style and Beauty
Inspiring women: Founder of The Wedge Asia

We sit down with the inspirational Stephanie Dickson to chat about her business and more

art, surrealist
"Bullfight with Parrots" from the Surrealist Bullfight series
Things to do
Salvador Dali and Pierre Argillet exhibition celebrates 30 years of surrealism

Drop by REDSEA gallery this September

What's inside: Top picnic spots, family-friendly brunches, fab beauty and nutrition tips, plus expert advice from a supernanny

Singapore F1 after parties
No party is complete without music that'll get your blood pumping
Things to do
Things to do on the F1 Weekend

Your guide to different ways to spend the F1 weekend

Mind Champs award winning preschool kindergarten
Not just a childcare centre – MindChamps aim to nurture each child to be a champion learner of the future
Living in Singapore
Award-winning preschool opening 7 new centres in 2016

MindChamps PreSchool’s unique curriculum for 18 months to six-year-olds will be available at 32 centres by end of 2016.

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Custom-made home office space, E&A Interiors
Work in style and give your home office a revamp

Select some of these trendy pieces for your home office

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Things to do
Where to find Singapore street art

Once a frowned-upon act of delinquency, street art is now a legitimate and burgeoning art form in Singapore.

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Revamp your skin care and makeup routines with these wholesome products
Hair and Beauty
Save the planet and your skin with natural makeup

Looking to go green? In addition to recycling and eating clean, you could switch up your makeup and ...

upholstery, furniture care
Make your couch the most inviting spot in the house with beautifully plumped up sofa cushions
6 ways to keep upholstered furniture looking fab

There's plenty of ways you can give your furniture an extra lease on life

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The River Valley neighbourhood
Living in Singapore
Street Talk: Jervois Road

Let a local take you on a tour down Jervois Road

Homes in Singapore
The Esser Family
Home showcase: pure and simple

Take a look inside Julia and Marco Esser's Novena apartment, and find out how they’ve settled in so ...

men's hair loss treatments
What hair loss treatments are available for men?
Hair loss treatments for men: What can be done?

Most men will experience some form of hair loss or thinning. What treatments are out there?

tiger skin, trading
Illegal trading of tiger skins is common in Asia
Living Here
Fighting the illegal the wildlife trade

Join the mission to stop illegal wildlife trading in Asia

Singapore International Schools, Australian International School
The AIS Early Years Program exercises bodies and mind through SMART Steps, a proprietary program that develops physical coordination and mental skills
Living in Singapore
Taking a look at AIS’s new Early Years program

Children learn a lot at a young age, so you need to make sure the right education programme is supporting them

Looking to get more out of living in Singapore or know someone new in town? Our new City Guide offers handy tips on finding jobs, where to live, shop, dine and more. Get it FREE here and share this news!

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Couldn't fit all those holiday bargains in your suitcase? Don't worry, you can order from Singapore and still save.
Living in Singapore
Back from holiday and forgot to pick up a bargain?

We'll let you in on a secret. It's easy to order bulk from the US and save money when it comes to po...

wine and dine, restaurants, cafes
Dine on cloud nine at Faber Peak
Wine and Dine
Unusual restaurants and cafés in Singapore

Everyone knows Singapore is renowned for great eating. But where do you go if you're looking for something extraordinary?

bar, cocktails
Bar area at Skinny's Lounge
Wine and Dine
Bar review: Skinny's Lounge

We take a look inside an American styled dive bar on Boat Quay

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Explore the hidden treasures of the clear blue waters of Koh Samui
Enjoy a relaxing holiday at this Koh Samui beach resort

Let the clear blue waters and white sandy beaches of Koh Samui rejuvenate your senses

Afternoon tea in Singapore
This is a lovely high tea for a special occasion, and it actually wasn’t rammed with tourists like you might expect.
Wine and Dine
Enjoying high tea in Singapore

Pinkies up! The EL team have covered the island rounding up the most luxurious afternoon teas on offer

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Be sure to check things with your doctor when in doubt
Menopause: What to expect

Menopause can feel like a roller-coaster ride but it’s part of the normal aging process

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Let the expat hair specialist team at this salon take care of your locks
Hair and Beauty
Tried and tested! Hair salon treatments for expat hair

Find out what five EL staffers had to say about the hairstylists and treatments at this salon

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Singapore hair salons reviewed for you
Style and Beauty
Hair salons you need to know about

The EL Editors get their hair done. Check out the results.

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Make sure you have a divorce lawyer to reach a fair settlement
Living in Singapore
5 ways to build a strong support system during a divorce

Divorce is tough on everyone but there are ways you can make the experience as bearable as possible

Outdoor furnitures in Singapore
"Our pieces all fitted really well with an outdoor lounge that we had already bought."
Outdoor furniture picks

Find out from our readers why they chose their outdoor furniture and how it works with their home st...

How to teach children Mandarin in Singapore

Full immersion, bilingual programmes, enrichment classes... which route should you take to help your children learn Mandarin?

mens cosmetic treatments, mens aesthetics
4 cosmetic treatments to keep men looking good

Aesthetic treatments are fast becoming popular amongst men. Discover what's on offer to keep you loo...

Advice on preparing your child for college

Got a college bound teenager? Here are some tips on helping them (and you!) make a smooth transition...

Montessori, Reggio Emilia, traditional and more: We talk Preschools

What style of learning best suits your child? EL looks into different types of kindergarten curricul...

bars in Singapore
Finders Keepers
Wine and Dine
Bar review: Finders Keepers

Check out this bar you'd be more than happy to call your local

property in singapore, housing in singapore, where to live in singapore
An eclectic mix of genuine and reproduction prints and objects, this wall houses a host of fascinating anecdotes
Homes showcase: Cairnhill Colonial

Neha and Anshuman Singh's elegant Cavanagh Road residence has a distinctly colonial feel

homewares, home decor, sofa
The classic Chesterfield Sofa
15 go-to homeware stores in Singapore

Looking for something unique to decorate the home with? We've got you covered.

Check out this stylish and environmentally friendly baby stroller!

This new push chair combines cool functions plus sustainable design

international school fees, finance
School fees - what plan do you need to fund them?
Living in Singapore
Funding the cost of international school fees

How do you go about paying for school fees in Singapore? Short answer: start saving early

Explore Singapore this August, for less!

Explore these seven Singapore gems and GrabCar will give you $5 off up to ten journeys – until 31 August.

outdoor activities in singapore
Rock Climbing
The Great Outdoors

Take your workout out of the gym with our mini-guide to exercising in the open air.

EL recommends: Where to buy Contemporary Art in Singapore

Looking for some vibrant artwork to liven up your living room? Here are six of our favourite contemporary art galleries.

Singapore outdoor furniture, outdoor dining
Synthetic all-weather wicker dining table set for small gatherings and dinners under the stars
Tips for buying outdoor furniture

To make the most of Singapore's weather soaking up the sun is a must. How do you go about choosing the right furniture to enjoy your outdoor space?

Travel Skincare in Singapore
We love these travel secrets!
Style and Beauty
Skincare tips for seasoned travellers

Love to travel, but hate the havoc it causes your skin? Here are the essentials to pack in your carry-on.

Lemongrass & Aubergine: 15 percent off all three-candle sets in hand-blown glass and with cotton wicks, $141.10 (Usually $166)
Living in Singapore
Spoil yourself with some boutique bargains

Check out a variety of great buys this August at Cluny Court

CoolScultping, fat reduction
Freeze the fat away
Style and Beauty
CoolSculpting fat reduction – tried and tested!

When someone tells you there’s an easy way to get rid of fat, or that you can lose your stomach in a...

Protect your passion with the right insurance

Does your insurance match the value of your possessions?

Moving On: Removal companies in Singapore

Some of our readers explain why they chose their removal companies to handle their precious cargo

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It's easy to cover every one, and everything, you love under this one plan!
Living in Singapore
6 reasons you need home contents insurance, stat!

This plan covers more than just your house!

top furniture stores in Singapore
Warwick fabrics in customized lamps to suit your style and liking.
Home decor Shopping
Tips for styling your new home this summer

Discover how to furnish your home quickly and at the right price

Travel insurance, vacation, Asia
Have a care-free island vacation with Pacific Prime insurance
The traveller's guide to local healthcare in Southeast Asia

Planning a trip to Southeast Asia? Find out more about healthcare options in the region

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Shop online for natural skincare, body care, soy candles, homewares and fair trade gifts, at a website that truly embodies ethical holistic living.
Organic and fair trade shopping online

Looking for organic, natural and fair trade products? Shop online for natural skincare, body care, s...

1-altitide chis millar lunch menu with a view singapore
Tuck in to the delicious Linguini Hokkaido Scallops at 1-Altitude's Stellar Restaurant
Wine and Dine
Singapore’s top 9 lunch spots

Fab new lunch menus, great value lunchtime deals and all-round beautiful spots to enjoy a midday mea...

Insider secrets to getting a taxi in Singapore

You’re in a major rush and need a ride five mins ago… this brilliantly simple button on the Grab app...