June 22, 2008
Aussie Pete said:
On Saturday, 14th June, Five suspected drug-traffickers were arrested and the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) seized $1.3M worth of drugs in an Islandwide operation. This is the second-largest drug haul in Singapore for 2008.
Recommended by AussiePB: "These people are risking the welfare of our children and society in general - is the death penalty appropriate?"
August 16, 2007
We are going home: said:
We have been here about 2 years and have decided to go home - as it's just not worth living here anymore - true, the low tax rate is great - but we will now have to pay over SGD6,000 a month for a same place we have been paying SGD2500 for the past 2 years and our paychecks have not increased by that much over 2 years. Also with strong AUD against SGD, we are not really that better off in Singapore.
Also, the long working hours have started to cause a problem in our marriage (I was working almost 12 hours a day, almost every day at a bank).
Recommended by at82: "Even expats think that the cost of living is getting out of hand in Singapore."
November 07, 2006
... We’re all aware of the tentative dynamic - everyone looking for connections, trying to make the best of the situation, desperately wanting the comfort of friendly camaraderie. These women have woken up in their twenties to find themselves nine thousand miles away from home... They were brave enough to pick up and leave their comfort zones and move to the other side of the planet at a moment’s notice; they just aren’t quite sure what to do once they get here.
Recommended by LMD: "Viewpoints from a foreigner"
February 01, 2006
Global Vagabond said:
Singapore gets the rap around the region as being boring. I myself faced this conclusion for a brief time when I first moved here during the initial months. People say there is nothing to do but eat, shop, and watch movies here. I begged the question if those were not the core things that most people did in any other city around the world. After a certain point in my stay here I realized that Singapore was only going to become as boring as I allowed it to be.
Recommended by mb: "David from the USA tells us his views about Singapore after staying here for 1 year. He got into Laksa so much he ate it three times a week before he found out from a horrified Singaporean co-worker that the cholestrol in laksa can kill him. And probably kill a baby elephant too."
August 05, 2005
Venitha & Jim said:
... on our way out of the shop, a vivid red mound of fresh rambutan, looking more like bloody spiders than fruit, caught my eye, and Choon Hwee promptly bought us a bagful. In spite of their "scary hairy cherry" appearance, rambutan are easy to peel and yummy...
Observations and experiences of an American expat couple as they move to Singapore...
June 04, 2005
May 29, 2005
Oliver Abert, a German working in Singapore, gives his perspective on Paulaner Brauhaus:
Jedenfalls hat der Spaß ungefähr 17€ gekostet, was einem dann gestattete soviel zu Essen bis man platzt (und es gab sogar "echtes" Brot) und... der eigentliche Grund an der ganzen Sache: Freibier! Ja wirklich - unvorstellbar in Singapur, ist aber so.
Roughly translated: "Anyway, for about S$35, you get all you can eat - and the actual reason for the whole thing - free beer! Really! Inconceivable in Singapore, but it's true."