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Christmas gift guide for kids 2015: 18 ideas they'll love

Stuck for Christmas gift ideas for tots, toddlers, tweens or teens? Check in here!

Looking for stylish, unique Christmas gifts in Singapore?

Be sure to stop in at this dreamy Christmas market on 4 & 5 December

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Just add poppadom!
Keralan Beef Curry: How to whip up this easy curry recipe in your kitchen

Craving a curry? Here’s a simple recipe from Expat Kitchen to tantalise the tastebuds at home

Quick Getaways from Singapore: 5-star relaxed luxury is waiting for you in Seminyak

Still looking for a fun and fuss-free Christmas getaway for the whole family, only a few hours from ...

Ten of the best toy shops in Singapore: Make a head-start on Christmas shopping

Christmas wish-list already in hand? Avoid that insane last-minute rush to overcrowded malls with our guide to ten great stores for gifts for kids

Formal events and what to wear to a gala or ball in Singapore
The BritCham Ball is one of the last formal gala events in 2015! (photo: 60 years of BritCham in Singapore)
Balls and galas in Singapore: Our guide to 2015’s last formal events and where to rent a gown and hire a dress for the night

It’s not too late to get fancy! We wrap up the last of the formal balls and dressy galas for 2015, plus where to get dressed in style

Shop online for huge sales this Black Friday and Cyber Monday

You don't need to be on American soil to take advantage of the huge sales

Villas in Java, Indonesia
Winter discounts exclusively for our readers!
Special Expat Living reader discounts on Javanese villas in Borobudur, Indonesia!

Planning a getaway to Borobudur? Take advantage of our reader deals and get your pick of these six luxury villas at reduced rates

Thanksgiving and Christmas Dining Guide: Delivery to your door for festive meals at home!

Take the hassle out of cooking and check out these easy ordering and delivery options

Decorating Ideas
Top-spec Italian kitchens: Gorgeous designs fitted at Malaysia's premier residential resort!

Just across the border in Malaysia, new-build properties at Leisure Farm are being treated to the highest quality kitchens designed by Italian company Rastelli

How To Lose Weight In Singapore (without starving!)

Got a lot of weight to lose? An Intragastric Balloon will kick-start your weight loss journey

The City Mini Zip stroller is the newest lightweight stroller available in Singapore that's perfect for travelling and shopping
This lightweight stroller will keep you moving, worry-free
Travel prams and umbrella strollers: The new pram on the block will make holidays easy-peasy for parents on-the-go

Mums are in control this holiday shopping and home-leave travel season, showing life who’s the boss with this new lightweight stroller!

Introducing our latest fashion crush: Yvette King!

LIV caught up with the down-to-earth style maven about her hosting career and how to snap that perfe...

Thinking about Ulthera aesthetic treatments? Here are 5 reasons to consider this popular cosmetic procedure in Singapore

Holiday party season is just around the corner; boost your image with this tried and tested lifting ...

Things To Do in Singapore: 23 - 29 Nov

What's on this week? Some ideas to keep you busy..have a good one!

Home decor whimsy? Source designer furnishings for short term rentals

We chat to furniture leasing expert Mimi Somjee about the ins and outs of setting up house

Oxwell & Co's Crispy Rolled Kurobuta Pork Belly
Wine and Dine
Christmas in Singapore 2015: EL Guide for hotels and restaurant lunch, brunch, and dinner this holiday season

Holiday foodies, rejoice with our picks for fab and festive Christmas meals in Singapore

Win your dream bedroom!
Competition closes in
Using GoBear is easy-peasy!
Health, Car and Travel insurance: Avoid risk and compare quotes to make the right policy choice

This life hack makes shopping for your ideal coverage and insurance policy in Singapore easy

We sip on gin cocktails at new nightspot The Rabbit Hole, Dempsey

Lush gin and wine garden bar The Rabbit Hole on Harding Road gets our thumbs up

How she does it all: LIV's interview with Amanda Dyer

Entrepreneur Amanda Dyer shares valuable business advice for fellow women living in Singapore

Funky retro-inspired finishes at Muntri Mews
Cheap holidays from Singapore: The best stays under $150

Travelling on a tight budget? Get stuck into our round-up of wallet-friendly hotels and villas around Asia

Bon appétit!
Kid-friendly snack recipes: Fail-safe ideas from our international readers

Esfiha (Brazilian stuffed bread) and Baked Potato & Cottage Cheese Cutlets will become family faves

Geuther Nico Highchair in Singapore
This night highchair converts into a table-and-chair set
Mums and Babies
Highchair road test: Three popular options for infants and toddlers

Looking for a convertible highchair or chair-and-table set for a toddler? We put the NUUN Kids Ohpla...

Eight tips to make your Christmas photo shoot magical

Just imagine Grandma's delight when a personalised Christmas card arrives on her doorstep! We've ask...

Christmas grocery shopping: Head online for everything you need

Preparing the Christmas lunch menu? Ditch the trolley for a stress-free way to tick off your festive grocery shopping list

Meet the Children's Ambassador to the United Nations!

AIS Class President, award-winning author and Children's Ambassador to the UN, Tyra Solani

What's on this week in in Singapore: 17 - 22 Nov

What to do in Singapore this week and beyond? Check out this mix!

Be wowed by this tropical home
Readers' Homes
Balinese-style family home in Singapore: Step inside this Woollerton Park villa!

American expat Denise Palladino shows us around her remarkable home off Farrer Road

With a 3:1 carb-to-protein ratio and more calcium per gram than whole milk, this green leafy veg is unparalleled
Stop counting calories! We ask an online health and fitness guru for the 7 most nutrient-dense foods

For optimal health and weight control, start choosing super-nutritious foods such as kale, sprouts a...

Steak out!
Top steak restaurants in Singapore: See our meaty roundup!

Whether you're a wagyu virgin or a red meat lover, there's something for everyone in our shortlist o...

Expat divorce and child custody in Singapore: What you need to know

We ask international divorce experts on what to do when your marriage is over

The Aqua Mekong – launched in September 2014 – is in a luxurious league of her own
From Vietnam to Cambodia by riverboat: Four nights aboard the new Aqua Mekong

Keen to explore the Mekong Delta in idyllic luxury, Verne Maree embarks on an up-river cruise on the...

Getaway gold! Bon Ton's lush pool area
Langkawi, Malaysia: We check into Temple Tree and snoop sister resort Bon Ton while we're there

Katie Roberts returns to the popular island retreat of Langkawi off the northwest coast of Peninsula...

Check out the luscious courtyard!
Family holidays: The best child-friendly resorts in Asia

Planning a short break with the young'uns in tow? Check out our favourite kid-friendly villas for an...

Moving to Singapore and need some help choosing new schools for your kids?

We’ve got an expert’s top tips on which questions you should be asking to find the right school for ...

Whip up this Middle Eastern favourite at home!
Middle Eastern recipes: Easy falafels, tahini dipping sauce, and Israeli salad

Whip up these Middle Eastern favourite with simple recipes from Expat Kitchen

best cooking classes in Singapore, how to make green mango salad found here
Yes, even you can put this together. Promise!
Watch this: Cooking with 1-Altitude Chef Chris Millar in Episode 2 of Chris' Takeaway

Chef Chris Millar takes us shopping at Tekka Market and BBQs on a kelong in this week's episode

Everything is awesome when wrapped in bacon
YouTube: How to tackle a roast from 1-Altitude Chef Chris Millar

The pressure is on the men to create the perfect Sunday roast. Here's how to cope

S, where did Michelle Lee chance upon this artwork?
Art galleries in Singapore: Readers' recommendations on the best places to spy some serious art!

Bare walls? We ask six Expat Living readers to share where they bought their favourite art

Dhruv Wadkar in ISS uniform ahead of his photography exhibition at Art Space @ Suntec
This Grade 11 student is a shining example of the IB Curriculum in action!

This 16-year-old IIS lensman is already holding his third photography exhibition!

We chat to the Principal of this newly rebranded dual-language school

Looking for an international school in Singapore with a bilingual Chinese language programme?

Hibiscus, Balinese Community artist, oil & acryclic, 70cm x90cm, $280
Contemporary Art in Singapore: Beautiful pieces by Sydney-based and Ubud Community Artists

Head to this East Coast showroom for original paintings, etchings and prints from across Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia

Extreme sport: Bentley’s Power on Ice Arctic Circle ice driving experience in Finland

Justin Harper takes an adventure drive for EX, and lives to tell all about it

The solution for air-con/dehydrated skin: the Derma-Rx Intensive Moisturizer
Hair and Beauty
Lightening, Brightening and Moisturising skin creams for overall skin improvement

We try these products that help lock in moisture for firmer, hydrated skin

best place to shop for affordable contemporary art in singapore
It's back and seeking to put art into every home, large or small, whatever the budget
Where to buy affordable, original art in Singapore

It's all about art - the affordable, contemporary kind.

Movember raises awareness for prostate cancer in November
This mustache is more than just a haze mask
Things to do
Movember in Singapore: It's not just for men anymore

Women can get in the Movember awareness movement this year despite donning facial hair

Preschools in Singapore: Is it really worth investing in early years education?

Expert research shows the many long-term positive outcomes associated with a quality preschool progr...

There’s plenty to choose from too - there’ll be 85 local and international galleries exhibiting
Things to do
Shopping: Christmas Fairs in Singapore start this week!

Get your Christmas shopping in early and take part in this Singapore expat institution!

Oh we do like to be poolside at the InterContinental!
Staycation in Singapore: Our vacay at this top hotel near Bugis Junction

Amy B and husband James go back to the place where their Singapore journey began

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

Hit up Hilton Singapore for their all-new Sunday Champagne Brunch!
Sunday brunch: Special launch offer at this top international hotel!

Looking for the latest brunch spot in town? Hilton Singapore has just launched its Sunday Champagne ...