unexpected tips: singapore bucket list

unexpected tips: singapore bucket list

Singapore is a small country, only 719.1 km2, yet people are always wondering, what is there to do? At first glance, Singapore may seem like the kind of place you could quickly pass through, but there are tons of things to do in The Little Red Dot. To help you out, whether you live here [...]

the ultimate guide to singapore

the ultimate guide to singapore

I'm going to keep this little intro short and sweet, as I've written a monster guide here. Basically, this guide is split into a couple different sections... We have 1) Some general facts about Singapore, 2) the neighborhoods of Singapore, where I give a general overview of my favourite areas of SG, 3) what to [...]

unexpected eats: making hainanese chicken rice

unexpected eats: making hainanese chicken rice

When away from home, there's nothing better than comfort food. Though we aren't exactly away from home, we're settling into a new one. Singapore is the kind of place that charms you, and well, despite being incredibly excited about relocating to Europe, we miss our Singapore home! So I decided to make some good old [...]

unexpected fitness: a guide to eating healthy in singapore

unexpected fitness: a guide to eating healthy in singapore

Eating healthy hasn't always been easy for me. It's a choice I love to make now, but when I was just getting started, it was always a little bit of a chore. The most encouraging, helpful thing during that time was to excite myself about eating healthy, wholesome food. Singapore, while maintaining its cultural, greasy, [...]

unexpected tips: backpacking in singapore

unexpected tips: backpacking in singapore

When one says "Singapore," you may think "luxury." While Singapore is known for extravagant hotels with boats and infinity pools at the top, rooftop restaurants and bars, and malls with rivers inside them, there's an underground backpacking scene here, and it's well worth checking out! Singapore is worth spending a couple days in en route to [...]

unexpected summits & spells: the harry potter cafe

unexpected summits & spells: the harry potter cafe

Hello friends! A couple days ago, the realisation that I only had a few days left in Singapore hit me. Naturally, I went ahead and did some things I've wanted to do in Singapore, but never got around to. Of course I had to get to the highest point of Singapore, a 164 m hill. [...]

unexpected expat wife: 10 things you’ll hear during a get together

unexpected expat wife: 10 things you’ll hear during a get together

Before leaving for Nepal, I played Singapore expat wife for a week and IT WAS WONDERFUL. These ladies are so so lovely, always welcoming and in for a good time! I went to quite a few functions hosted by the American Women's Association and enjoyed every single one of them, from a three course lunch [...]

unexpected trips home

unexpected trips home

Greetings from the Little Red Dot! After 45 hours of travel (leaving Mount Holyoke), I have made it home! The way out here was a tough one. Blame it on long holiday queues, two delays, failed entertainment systems, and full out sprints from one terminal in the airport to the farthest terminal from there. I [...]

unexpected tips: the best time to go to singapore

unexpected tips: the best time to go to singapore

College has me feeling a little homesick lately, so I'm writing about it! How could I not miss passing through Little India, walking down Arab Street, or eating chicken rice at any hawker center?! Oh, and of course, Mom and Dad 😉 If I could plan a trip to Singapore during any time of the year, [...]

unexpected home (…i think)

unexpected home (…i think)

7 days. Only 7 more days to spend eating laksa and chicken rice, only 7 days to walk along the Singapore river, only 6 nights to sleep in my own bed. Leaving Singapore is a super bittersweet feeling; It's great to finally be going back "home" to the States, but it's also incredibly sad leaving the Singapore I've grown to love. [...]