Expat Living Singapore
2015 Guide to Singapore local schools Primary One Registration Exercise for expats

Considering local schools in Singapore for your children? Here are our tips for enrollment success

Family getaway to Penang in Malaysia: Tour the capital Georgetown on foot

Katie Roberts and family jetted off to this Malaysian city to explore its atmospheric streets, cultu...

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Manners in Mind chief Kristen Graff
Things to do
Etiquette and manners: How to handle extra guests at dinner parties

Your sticky social questions sorted with Kristen Graff, founder of Manners in Mind

National Day 2015: Where to see fireworks for free in Singapore

We recommend places to catch the fantastic pyrotechnics display on the nation's 50th birthday

Escape to South Africa: Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve

Lara Sage discovers ancient rock art and other wonders in the African continent

Life in Serangoon: Guide to living, eating and shopping in Dunsfold Drive

Insider expat tips on living around Lorong Chuan and the Australian International School

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Hair and Beauty
New beauty treats to try this month

Put these must-have cosmetics and skincare products on your bucket list!

Family-friendly getaway: Check into a luxe tropical resort on the Malaysian coast

Jess Smit heads to Malaysia’s Gaya Island for a refreshing family-friendly break with the kids

Bars and Clubs
Bar review in Singapore: McGettigan's Clarke Quay at River Valley Road

The next time you're in Clarke Quay, drop by this Irish bar for drinks and live music

Happy kids
Joyful smiles of the kids
Family Fun
Running in Singapore: Hash runs for kids in Singapore

This children's activity might be the most muddy fun your little ones have had in a while!

Dabble in the finer things in life at the Royal Ascot.
Things to do
Things to do in Singapore this week: 24th to 30th July

From fine dining to breaking physical boundaries, this week is jam-packed with events for everyone

Hotel
The boutique Hotel Panza Verde in Antigua has 12 rooms, an award-winning restaurant and an art gallery
Homes
Home decor style: How Guatemala and Sri Lanka inspired two design experts

Find out how exotic locales helped to mould the creativity of these pros

Try these vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Singapore

Places where you can eat healthy foods without going out of your comfort zone

Clarke Quay has a vibrant night scene
Wine and Dine
Wine and dine in Singapore: Places to hang out at in Clarke Quay

From food to tipples to dance clubs, Clarke Quay has everything under one roof. Check it out....

The Garden City Collection pays homage to Martin's childhood in Singapore
Homes
Interview: SG's first Master Perfumer on his home fragrance set

UK-based Martin Koh talks about The Garden City Collection that pays homage to his Singaporean roots

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Cruises from SG: A round trip to Penang, Langkawi and Port Klang

Verne Maree raises anchor on a four-night cruise to three ports of call in Malaysia

Decorating ideas: Hot living room design trends

We asked the experts how to introduce these home decor fads into our own personal space

International schools in SG: How to choose the right school

Remember these tips when deciding on the best educational institution for your child

Colonial paradise: Tour this black-and-white home in Alexandra Park

British expat Eira Day makes good use of the historic bungalow's indoor and outdoor spaces

Shop at Zac Posen outlets in America and have it shipped by PacMe
Fashion
Online shopping at US outlets: Sale on designer labels

Shop on the Internet and splurge on American designer fashion labels for less

Mental health in Singapore: Counselling tips for stressed-out expats

Verne Maree asked three psychologists and a life coach for tips on how to handle four scenarios

From Singers to this beach in an hour and a half!
Asia
Exclusive deal for EL readers at this luxury Langkawi resort in Malaysia

Book a stay at this family-friendly Luxury Collection Resort at a snip of its usual price

Street talk: Your neighbourhood guide to living on Bayshore Road

An expat resident's tips on popular bars, nearby malls and affordable eats in eastern Singapore

Please can we go to school today, Mum?
Schools
Preschools in SG: Enrol your kids into Brighton Montessori 2016

Good news for River Valley preschoolers - a sixth campus has just opened in Great World City!

Online shopping in SG: Summer fashion from The Outnet.com

Fashionable bikinis, maxi dresses, flowy frocks and summer stunners for exotic locales

InterNations ambassadors Adiya Dhar and Neera Gupta
Living in Singapore
We chat with two expats on networking opportunities

With over 30,000 members, InterNations is a way to socialise and meet new people in Singapore

Summer skincare: Six sunscreens for super skin defence

Protect yourself from the endless Singapore summer with our top picks for sun creams

And A. Salon may be the most affordable hair salon on Orchard Road
Here's where the magic happens...
Hair and Beauty
Affordable hair stylists and nail salons near Orchard

Who says finding a solution to quality hair and nail care has to be expensive?

Beef
Braised Wagyu Beef Calf with Pan-fried Yeast Rice in Fermented Bean Curd Sauce at Hai Tien Lo
Restaurants
Chinese restaurants in Singapore: Our review of five dining spots

More than just yum cha, these five eating places on the island fit our bill

Public golf courses in Asia: The Fuji Course in Japan tops lists

Hal Phillips golfs in the shadow of Mt Fuji at this south of Tokyo golf club

Healthy recipes: Three ideas for raw food, paleo and vegan diets

Looking to whip up your own nutritious cuisine? Try these three simple dishes at home

Reggio Emilia-inspired Eton House education comes to Bukit Timah and Sentosa!
Schools
Bilingual education in Singapore: Laying a strong bilingual foundation for life

Boost your kids' Mandarin education with two new nursery and preschool bilingual immersion programs

Choosing wine to pair with prawns, oysters, lobsters and other shellfish

Unsure whether red or white goes better with your seafood dinner? Here are six options

Participants of all ages showcase their DIY innovations at Maker Faire. (Picture credit: Singapore Science Festival)
Play and Learn
Fun activities for kids: Guide to Singapore Science Festival 2015

Let your children inculcate the love of learning and discovery at this science and technology event

Shopping on a budget in Singapore: 11 health and beauty bargains

Makeup artist and beauty guru Kelly Bilimoria shares her beauty buys, gotten at good deals

Exotic weddings: Consider Indonesia's island resorts in Bintan for your nuptials

Planning your big day? Say “I Do” at one of the tropical resorts in Bintan

Shopping for eye makeup in Singapore: Five new mascaras

Want gorgeous, fluttery peepers? Here are our picks of mascaras to dress up your eyes

The console, sofa and sideboard in the dining area are from Originals. The oak coffee table came with Paul and Grace from the UK, as did the large champagne cork stool
Readers' Homes
Living in Singapore: Tour this newly furnished River Valley condominium

Irish expat Paul and Singaporean wife Grace settle into their new home off River Valley Road

Family resorts in Phuket: Best deals for kids' activities, spas and more

Enjoy Phuket with your children with the Live for Family vacation package

Plenty to play with at West Coast Park
Things to Do
10 cool (and free!) kids' activities during school holidays

Having a fun day out with the kids in Singapore doesn’t have to be expensive. Here's our guide...

Kids' play: Our picks of educational toys for children

Keep your little ones engaged and occupied by learning through play with these ideas

Hot properties: Apartments and houses to rent in July 2015

Your market update, plus our pick of cool properties available across the island

Travel from Singapore: 2015 summer holidays in Europe

Tour operator Lightfoot Travel recommends some European vacation destinations

Romantic getaways: Exotic holiday spots in Asia and around the world

From chill weekend breaks to exotic wedding venues, here's where to go for that passionate vacation

Craft beer: We review Amber Nectar beer bar at Robertson Quay

Looking for a microbrew in Singapore? Anthia Chng taste tests one such drinking outlet

Shopping for shoes: Gladiator sandals top the must-have list

Check out how these celebrities rock their trotters in this month's Celeb Trend

rooftop design
Mezzanine view to rooftop
Readers' Homes
Living in Singapore: Check out this remodelled house in Duku Road

Dutch expat Rolf Van der Pol drew up his own plans to redesign his family home in Joo Chiat

A gorgeous view of Punggol's Riverine Loop!
Things to do
Things to do in Singapore: Seven family-friendly nature spots

Want some fun in the sun with the kids? Head down to these seven green spaces across the island

Decorating your home in Singapore: Ideas for outdoor furniture

Check out our spread on outdoor home accessories to suit any style

Taking the Bintan ferry is half the fun!
Asia
Beach holiday in Bintan: Take the ferry for a family weekend

Looking for things to do this weekend? Check out our fabulous stay at this Indonesian resort

Ladies' night in Singapore: Guide to weeknight food and drinks deals

In need of a girly night out on weekdays to chase away the work blues? Check out our recommendations

Exploring Europe: Eight great sailing ideas

Planning a trip to Europe? Join a sailing expedition to see the whole continent

Mosca by Yu Kyung Oh
Style
Five alternative fashion labels for the edgy young woman

Tired of looking like everyone else? Stand out with The Label Monster

Running in Singapore: How to avoid injuries

The next time you train or go jogging, remember these tips to prevent yourself from getting hurt

Sylvia set up Cutis Medical Laser Clinics with her husband in 2009 with the hopes of making a difference in people's lives
LIV Loves
Interview: Sylvia Ramirez on balancing marriage and work life

The health and beauty businesswoman talks about her career and personal life

baby products in Singapore: baby registry toys and baby gear
Everybody bounce, bounce!
Mums and Babies
Baby products and centres in SG: Top picks for first-time moms

Melissa Saigh of mommy blog Minnesota Baby discovers two innovative products for new mothers

Rebecca chose to stay at Somerset Terrace, Richmond
Australia and New Zealand
Travel tips for Australia: 10 things not to do in Melbourne

Rebecca Bisset gives her advice on how to plan an easy trip to Melbourne