Expat Living Singapore
Christopher's Castle: How to renovate an apartment in serious style

Take a tour of this sleek, modern Hillcrest Arcadia pad for tips on redesigning your home

Try and watch a flamingo run and not laugh
Asia
12 quirky things to do during a unique city break in Hong Kong

From shopping to scuba diving, here's your guide to cool things to do and see during a weekend in HK

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Moving to Singapore is fabulous, but can be complicated along the way
Medical
How does health insurance in Singapore differ from the UK, US and Australia?

A handy comparison of national health insurance systems in Singapore, America, the UK and Australia

Beauty special! How to get the skin of your dreams in Singers

Struggling with bad skin? EL tests out an array of cleansers, plus expert skincare advice

Full Of Crab restaurant, interior
Restaurants
Cashing in on Cajun: Where to find Southern flavours in Singers

Riding the wave of Southern restaurants, our top joints for New Orleans and Louisiana-style food

The step challenge at Doi Suthep, which campers had to climb up 12 times
Asia
Thai Bootcamp: Our full-on fitness trip in the hills of Chiang Mai

This 'break' was no yoga retreat. I'm talking exercise from dawn till dusk (with very light meals!)

Jakarta, Indonesia: Five things to do in the city

My Jakarta Jottings: Reader Cathy offers up her quick guide to a short break in Jakarta

Nail those cheekbones!
Hair and Beauty
Beauty tips: Using makeup to contour your face like a pro

Makeup guru Kelly Bilimoria clues us in on the right techniques and products

Shopping
Home Offices: 30 stylish shopping ideas

Creating a cool, calm office space in your pad? Jump inside for decorating inspiration galore

Lino Sauro, Executive chef and owner of Gattopardo
Italian
Where do Italian chefs go for homegrown grub in SG?

Where do the professionals go to eat Italian food when they're not eating in their own restaurant?

Chvrches, It's the ship, music festival line up
On Stage
Four-day music festival aboard a cruise liner to set sail from SG

Music festival meets holiday cruise aboard It's The Ship, with over 20 headline acts on board

Shopping in Hoi An: The ladies won’t rest until your outfit is the perfect size
Asia
Temples and Tailors: Shopping in the stunning town of Hoi An, Vietnam

We head to the World Heritage town for cheap tailoring, historic architecture and lanterns galore

Bio Oil is a cheapie, but a goodie
Hair and Beauty
Tried and Tested: EL readers give Bio Oil a go

You tested the skincare oil - touted to improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks and uneven sk...

Japanese eggplant puree, uni, ikura, pumpkin seeds, croutons and micro-cress
Restaurants
Brunch This Month: St Pierre on Sentosa, Singapore

We spent the morning swooning over eggs at this new brunch with a French twist

Football in Singapore - it does exist!
Sport and Fitness
'I'm a Brit on Singapore's national football team': Tyler's story

British expat Tyler on representing Singapore in the national football squad

Game of Thrones is thrilling stuff
Living Here
EL's fave TV shows from home - plus how to watch them in SG!

Beloved shows EL has been reunited with thanks to Freedom VPN (& what we'd do if we lost 'em again!)

Win free tickets to Are You Here at Cineleisure Orchard
Competition closes in
The pretty lights of Singapore's F1
News
The F1 is nigh! Your guide to parties and viewing spots

Check out the top places to watch the Grand Prix, plus where to party in this handy guide

What do you mean, 'she's not smiling'?!
Sport and Fitness
Fun ways to get fit in Singers, from pole dancing to paddle boarding

Unique fitness options that’ll have you smiling while you work up a sweat

Get yourselves in here and join a cracking sports team in Singapore
Living Here
Sports teams galore! Great clubs to join across 15 activities

Whether you want to keep fit or make friends (or both!), here’s how to hook up with heaps of clubs

Hopefully you'll actually be riding your bike, not walking it
Outdoors
Cycling types! Your guide to off-road trails across the island

Exploring the hidden side of Singapore on a mountain bike, which involves fun muddy tracks galore

Hot properties for sale in Singapore, property to buy market update
Three bedroom penthouse for sale on Balmoral Park Hill
Property
Looking for a new pad? Hot properties to rent and buy in August

Deborah Law gives us her property market update, plus her top rental picks

Pizza, pizza singapore, pizza delivery singapore, best pizzas, Italian pizza
Pizzeria Mozza
Italian
Cheesy greatness: Where Italians go for pizza in Singers

Forget Domino’s - we asked Italian expats where to go for a hearty slice of pizza

Run for Your Lives Singapore
Sport and Fitness
Looking for a cool run? Brilliant '14 races you can still sign up for

Whether you’re a first timer or, er, Sporty Spice, here's our highlights from SG's running calendar

Thomson-East Coast Line (pic: Land Transport Authority)
Living Here
Good news, East Coast Massive! You're gaining nine MRT stations

A new MRT line that runs along the East Coast has been announced, along with more stops elsewhere

Principal Dr. Vanessa Von Auer
Schools
Integrated International School on five years at the top

IIS started with five students in 2009, but now they have a brilliant SME 500 award

Restaurant Review: UNA at One Rochester in Rochester Park

UNA gives One Rochester a makeover with tapas and great wine

Regional Italian restaurants in Singapore
Prego: Garganelli
Wine and Dine
Your guide to finding the best Italian food across Singapore

Eat your way around the regions of Italy with our handy guide to regional Italian restaurants in Sin...

Teens these days are far trendier than we used to be...
Fashion
Teenage fash-wan: Stylish shopping picks for guys and gals

From pretty and printed to cool and casual clothes for boys, here's our top looks in the shops

Talk about a home office...!
Readers' Homes
Serenity in Seletar Hills: Tour this family-friendly bungalow

Take a look at Adele and Michael Kneebone’s gorgeous home in northeast Singers

Is this a hill or a flat path and wonky camera angle?
Sport and Fitness
Running in Singers: How to get stuck into hills

Verne Maree heads for the hills in this month's regular running column

The bungalow spills out into the lawn in a delightful manner
Outdoors
All about the garden: Tour this gorgeous bungalow for styling tips

Home, garden and floral stylist Karin has designed this gorgeous 'cocoon' for herself in Bishan

Recipes: Hong Kong cupcakes and layered coffee cake

Try these Asian-inspired sweet treats when you’re craving coffee in another form

On The Page: Chick-lit, thrillers and kids' reads out this month

After a cracking new page-turner? Check out our shortlist of top books hitting stores in August

Fire up the barbie! Our guide to the perfect barbecue

Book up that BBQ area with confidence, with these handy tips from top butchers

Angkor Wat at sunrise is not to be missed
Asia
Cambodia: Touring Angkor Wat, Apsara and Siem Reap

Katie Roberts takes an alternative tour of the 12th century-temple in Cambodia

Delightful aerial view of Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru
Asia
Double Luck: Maldives twin-stay at two gorgeous sister resorts

Two desert islands, two house reefs and both close to Male airport - Verne's sensational trip to the...

Local food guide: Bitter gourd (aka bitter melon or bitter squash)

This month's flavour forager explores bitter gourd - what it is, where to find it and how to cook it...

Movie time! 10 great films out in cinemas this summer

Here’s our pick of what's hitting the big screen - from Guardians of the Galaxy to Sin City

Fashionistas! From stores to trends, here's your style update

From the latest looks to awesome new collections, here's the latest from Singapore's fashion scene

Family news! From hiring a maid to meeting other mums

Handy info for parents and children in Singapore - from great schools to charity work

Ensure your furry pal is in good hands
Living Here
Our pick of veterinary clinics, plus emergency phone numbers

Recommended animal practices for your beloved furry pal here in Singapore

Blending minimalism and the industrial look with District Eight’s Mason Desk and Theo Chair, available at Journey East
Decorating Ideas
Choosing the right home office furniture for you and the kids

Looking for some stylish, practical furnishings for your study? Jump in for our top tips and ideas

Street Talk: Handy guide to Toh Tuck Road in Upper Bukit Timah

What's living there like? Resident Ayse offers her tips on where to live, eat and play

The “girls” hanging in the kids’ pool after breakfast
Asia
Villa short break! The EL girls enjoy a weekend in Batam

The gorgeous Montigo Resorts Nongsa is perfectly located for quick trips across the water

Lunch box ideas for kids: Healthy snacks, sandwich ideas and more

Sorting your little angel’s lunch box? Read on for these tips from Expat Kitchen

Utterly unique short breaks – from tree houses to private islands

Here are five brilliant (and affordable!) trips you'll never forget across Bali, Thailand and more

From basic to barista: The latest snazzy coffee machines

A roundup of the brilliant coffee machines on the market (that look pretty in your kitchen)

Your guide to cracking coffee spots around Upper Thomson

EL selects the Upper Thomson Trio to keep you caffeinated throughout your day

All you need to know about chikungunya and how to avoid Aedes mosquito bites

Dr. June Tan of International Medical Clinic gives us the DEETs on chikungunya in Singapore

Local coffee spesh: All you need to know about kopi

Head to a hawker in Singapore if you want the strongest caffeine hit in town