Tag: expat

+ Meat Smith Pulled pork

Meat Smith Telok Ayer

Pulled Pork burgers, corn bread, deep fried mac and cheese. What else could you ask for from a mothers day meal?

Star Wars day in Singapore

It appears that Singapore puts on a show, literally, for Star Wars day. It includes May the Fourth (be with you), Revenge of the fifth/sixth. I guess rather than pick which of the revenge dates they prefer they decided to celebrate both. May 4, 5 and 6 there is a special edition of Garden Rhapsody at Gardens by the bay. Star Wars themed – … Read More Star Wars day in Singapore

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Returning to our old neighbourhood

I don’t mean in Australia, I mean 200m from where we now live and the Andaz. Between Kampong Glam and Little India we had to make a stop in for a photo of the “Gotham” building. Why not get the Duo complex which houses the Andaz in as well? Actually, it was my uncles request but with my new phone I gave it a … Read More Returning to our old neighbourhood

+ Spectra

Dazzling visitors

One thing for sure about Singapore is they really know how to put on a show. Multiple free shows a night. At a world class level. I might even suggest they are the leaders. Our visitors arrived later afternoon and we were all hungry. They specifically wanted a Satay and one of the things on their list was Gardens by the bay. Perfect, we … Read More Dazzling visitors

We have our first visitors today

We are somewhere around 105 days into our expat journey and our first visitors arrive. We have friends from the Andaz, not socialising friends but people we can talk to and we probably could be real friends, just too busy at the moment. Today though, we have family coming. It is an Aunt and Uncle on my side but TW has known them for … Read More We have our first visitors today

+ Bethany Linz removable wallpaper

Removable wallpape​​r to help modernise our rental?

TW’s sister in law, Bethany Linz, just released a new collection of fabric and wallpapers. Some inspired by her son and niece and others follow on in her usual style. This time I noticed that removable wallpape​​r is an option and it got me thinking. TW and I both really wanted a modern apartment, do you think a removable wallpape​​r would help our apartment? … Read More Removable wallpape​​r to help modernise our rental?

Trying to decide what to do for my birthday

TW will be in Australia for work for a week or two and gets back the day before my birthday. I forgot what birthday it was for me, I just remembered yesterday (35) so we want to do something good. We just don’t know what. Pondering things like this takes forever because of all the options. We holiday and eat out a lot so … Read More Trying to decide what to do for my birthday

+ Cherry blossom festival in the flower dome

Cherry Blossom Festival – Sakura Matsuri – Gardens by the Bay

Saturday we went to Gardens by the Bay but TW forgot his membership card and we took so long to walk there we missed most of the 7:45pm supertree grove light display. It wasn’t a waste of a walk because it is always nice to be in the Gardens but I wanted to see the cherry blossom festival in the flower dome. Plus the … Read More Cherry Blossom Festival – Sakura Matsuri – Gardens by the Bay

+ Fort Canning old gate

Fort Canning Park

Yesterday we decided to explore Fort Canning Park. What a wonderful oasis in the heart of everything. There is no shortage of public and green space in Singapore and that is part of the reason I love it so much but Fort Canning is one of the only hills in Singapore. The country is pretty flat to mildly undulating so this hill is pretty … Read More Fort Canning Park

Joo Chiat and East Coast Park

Joo Chiat We thought about going up to Malaysia for the day or to Universal because we had no plans. TW’s work bonus was oversold and under delivered so we ended up going with the budget-friendly option of exploring places we haven’t been to yet. What the Pandan? had mentioned the area in a comment. I then read their post about eating in Joo … Read More Joo Chiat and East Coast Park