Expat Living Singapore
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Mother's Day Premium Set Menu at Hai Tien Lo
Things to do
Mother’s Day dining: 10 spoiling spots for brunch, lunch, dinner and afternoon tea

Bringing you a round-up of fab spots to take Mummy, Ma, Mater, Mother, and so on, this Mother’s Day

The five go-to events this week (and next, if you enjoy planning!)

Each week EL shares the top events to go to in Singapore. We'll be here next week so pop back in and stay up-to-date!

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May 2016 Forecast: Horoscopes

See what this month's stars have in store for you...

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.
Medical
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?

alumni in Singapore
Francesca McKee Nationality: British Lives in: Singapore Home: UK and Singapore School: Tanglin Trust School (from age seven to 13), 1995-2001
Schools
Tanglin Trust School alumni talk about their school days

We chat to one past-pupil about her experiences attending an international school in Singapore

When it comes to online shopping, go big or go to to Orchard Road!
Living Here
Shop more, ship more, save more! The money-saving trick for online shoppers

So, how exactly does shopping more cost less? Here's some savvy advice

property in malaysia
Bayou Creek - Bungalowleisurefarm
Competitions
Competition alert: Live for Free!

Even though rents are dropping, it’s unheard of to live completely rent free

Need help choosing the right school for your child? Get your FREE pull-out guide to international schools in our May issue. Subscribe and get your copy today

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This refurbished aqua blue cabinet (complimented by that painting!) adds a chic pop of colour to an otherwise neutral space
Decorating Ideas
Decorating tips: How to kit out your house with antique furniture

Here's how to spruce up your home decor with unique pre-loved finds

Glamorous maternity wear? Yes, it's possible!

Dressing up your bump? Here's style tips to take you from frump to fab

Winner of the Partner category, Bastian van Halder
Living Here
Campaign for women’s rights and gender equality

UN Women recognises achievers at inaugural HeForShe Awards

East Meets West: Botanic Gardens Showcase

Take a peek into Lucy Ridgwell's beautifully furnished home before she leaves the country, after bei...

Don’t want to ship your furniture with you? Try furniture rental

Don’t worry about whether your things will look out of place in Singapore’s tropical climate.

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Because nothing beats feeling confident on the beach!
Hair and Beauty
Slim down fast without any exercise

Effective and effortless - shape up fast with these innovative slimming treatments

Singapore cocktail bar
Singapore's hardest to find cocktail bar, 28 HongKong Street
Bars and Clubs
Video: An American styled speakeasy cocktail bar

Discover what Singapore's best kept cocktail bar secret had to say about creating something unique o...

Luxury on a budget!
Asia Travel
Budget staycations in Singapore

Don't break the bank to break the boredom! Here's a list of budget-friendly hotels to suit every occ...

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Buddha statue in Yangon's Shwedagon Pagoda
Asia Travel
Myanmar: A weekend in Yangon

With Myanmar opening it's borders Yangon is now the perfect weekend destination

Calvin Chan Wai Meng - "Colours at Gardens By The Bay"
Travel
Write for Expat Living! Here's your chance to be featured with us

Tell us all your stories, send us your photos, and be rewarded

Win over $2,600 worth of prizes from interior styling experts Arete Culture!
Competition closes in
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Stunning views of the Indian Ocean
Asia Travel
Short getaway ideas for long weekends

Singapore is the land of the long weekend. Here are few ideas on how to enjoy these extra days off

You'll want to tackle these important considerations before you take to the pitch!
Fitness
Sports injuries and health insurance: Is your active lifestyle covered?

Five key medical questions you should be asking yourself before you slip on your sneakers, skis or snorkel.

top florists in Singapore, mother's day gifts
Stunning bouquets at Wild For Flowers, from just $70 plus delivery.
Things to do
Mum's the word: EL's hot-list on what to give and what to do this Mother's Day

We play ‘Mother’ and bring you ideas on how to spoil her on 8 May

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Diving with sharks in Yap, Micronesia
World Travel
Yappy Days! Diving in Yap, Micronesia

We discover Yap, the diving world's best-kept secret

Singapore Symphony Orchestra, classical music, children
Singapore Symphony Orchestra takes children to a fun and memorable journey in the world of classical music
On Stage
Bringing classical music alive for children

Discover the new children's classical music program developed by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra

13% Gastro Wine features an eight-metre mosaic bar, and a special Iberico and cheese counter
13% Gastro Wine features an eight-metre mosaic bar, and a special Iberico and cheese counter
Wine and Dine
Wine bars: We review 13% Gastro Wine in Kampong Glam

We check out a great, new post-work hangout on Aliwal Street, where it's all about vino and sharing ...

best second-hand shops in Singapore, thrift shops in Singapore, buy and sell second-hand items in Singapore
Finding a second-hand bargain in Singapore
Home decor Shopping
Second-hand shopping in Singapore

Find out where to pick up a second-hand bargain for you home or wardrobe

The panoramic views are as breathtaking by day as they are by sunset
Travel
Looking for secluded luxury? Head to Thailand's Koh Samui

The Thai island of Koh Samui is the ultimate destination for some luxury time out

eating flowers, edible flowers
A delicious flower salad
Recipes
Edible flower power

Looking for something to expand your vegetarian or vegan palette? Why not add flowers into your next...

Beef rendang at Naughty Nuri's
Beef rendang
Wine and Dine
Restaurant review: We put iconic Balinese restaurant, Naughty Nuri's, to the test

We 'pig out' at this Indonesian restaurant, famed for its barbecued pork ribs

Rejuvenating the collagen deep within the skin with the SharpLight Glow Facial
Hair and Beauty
Beauty without Botox: the non-invasive, skin tightening SharpLight Glow Facial

We reviewed this lifting and anti-ageing facial treatment and here’s what we found

Camp Asia Singapore
The Joye family off to Camp Asia
Play and Learn
Kids activities: Singapore sports, culture and language classes

Looking for kid's activities outside school hours? We asked some of our readers what their kids enjo...

Bugis Street, Singapore
Grab a drink and a bargain on Bugis Street
Things to do
10 quirky places to take out-of-town visitors

Looking for something out of the ordinary to impress guests from overseas? Try this list.

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Can acne scars be removed? With this treatment, yes.
Hair and Beauty
Treating acne scars the easy way

Don’t let acne scars get in the way of achieving smooth, healthy skin

Tips for Singapore students applying for university overseas, studying overseas, overseas tertiary education
How to find the right university overseas
Schools
Tips for Singapore students applying to an overseas university

Advice from an expat student and parent on how to find the right overseas university

Find out why these students look forward to going to school each day
Schools
5 reasons why this boutique international school is unique in Singapore

This Clementi campus is one of only two schools in Singapore to offer both a mainstream and support ...

Take in the view over some cocktails from Aqua Luna bar's floor-to-ceiling glass enclave
The floor-to-ceiling glass bar offers stunning views
Wine and Dine
Rooftop bars: We review Park Hotel Alexandra's Aqua Luna bar

We sip on sundowners in the Aqua Luna rooftop oasis at Park Hotel Alexandra

A stunning selection of sake bottles at Copper on Stanley Sake Bar
A stunning selection of sake bottles
Wine and Dine
Sake bars in Singapore: We review Chinatown's Copper on Stanley

We sample sake and small-plate bites at this bar near Telok Ayer

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Knowing the warning signs is key to preventing this rare yet deadly condition
Health
Preventing secondary drowning: Keeping your child safe in the water

Knowing these essential facts could save a life

budget 2016, expat finance
How will capital gains tax affect British expats?
Finance
How will the UK's Budget affect expat families?

The 2016 UK Budget has just been announced. You live in Singapore though - how is this going to affect you?

financial advice in singapore for expats
Debt is OK, according to Andrew Talbot from Global Eye. It's about the 'right' kind of debt!
Finance
What is considered good debt? Financial advice for expats

'Good' and 'bad' debt myths debunked

kids toys and equipment in singapore for travelling
Mini2go, $185, White and Black Trading
Travel Tips
On The Go: Travelling with kids

Here's where to find those cool ride-on suitcases, stylish baby carriers and port-a-cots to ease the pain of travelling with the little ones

Singapore Food, Dinner Party ideas, Vermicelli, Fish Soup
Angie Than's Creamy Vermicelli Fish Soup
Wine and Dine
The Great Recipe Swap: Expat Living readers share their favourites

Try our readers favourite go-to dinner party recipes!

properties in singapore
Great area for running in Bukit Timah
Living in Singapore
Street Talk: Jalan Kampong Chantek

Portuguese expat, Mariana Pinto, tells us about what it's like to live in the nature-filled area of Jalan Kampong Chantek

Opposites attract! Six ways to make antiques work in a contemporary interior

Find out the secret to pulling off old and new designs and our go-to for antique furniture in Singap...

singapore skateparks, teenagers singapore, skateboarding
Find your inner Tony Hawke
Tweens and Teens
10 cool things for teens to do in Singapore

There's plenty of ways for teenagers to entertain themselves on this island. Here are a few of the b...

dining tables in singapore
Chiara Ghinolfi and her family love their "perfect" dining set from Mountain Teak.
Decorating Ideas
Our readers review their favourite pieces of dining furniture

Indoors, outdoors or both? Glass top or recycled teak? High-backed chairs or upholstery?

Who won? Expat Living Reader Awards 2016 results are in!

Use this as your go-to guide on where to shop, eat and more in Singapore

best international schools in Singapore
Sir Manasseh Meyer International School is moving to a new campus!
Schools
A state-of-the-art new campus for this multicultural international school

Staff and pupils at Sir Manasseh Meyer International School are moving to a new campus in Sembawang

top international schools in Singapore
Singapore American School Rainforest classroom..
Schools
Ever wondered what you’re getting for your money at international schools? Facilities for one thing!

We chat to some popular international schools about the array of facilities on offer on campus

Parents discuss Singapore preschools and kindergartens

Our readers share their school experiences so you can pick the right place for your children

fun places for kids in Singapore play centre
Polliwogs at Suntec City and VivoCity
Play and Learn
Play Centre Paradise

EL Mums recommend 16 fun places where kids can burn off energy

Amsterdam tulips
Tiptoe through the tulips
Travel
Three Spring days in Amsterdam

Travelling through Europe? Here's how to get the most out of a visit to Amsterdam. Everything from t...

Need an interior designer, decorator or home stylist?

These 5 talented teams can help make your home decor ideas a reality.