My kids are at the age when they love the idea of camping – not that they’ve ever been. It’s not exactly set up for family camping in Singapore. Unfortunately for them, I like having a proper bed to sleep on, somewhere to plug in my hairdryer and I hate all bugs, especially spiders. On our recent trip to Australia, I decided to compromise a little and booked a stay at a holiday park. In a cabin, not a tent. Baby steps. [click to continue…]

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Living in Sing

by admin on July 11, 2014

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The 13th edition of Living in Singapore has just been published. Produced by the American Association of Singapore, this is an excellent go to guide not only for anyone moving to Singapore but also for expats already living there (not just the American ones). Living in Singapore covers all the important things in easy to read sections and includes everything from moving and settling in to dining out, nightlife, culture and shopping. Education and health is also covered in detail. It’s an excellent reference guide with up-to-date content.

You can buy a hard copy of Living in Singapore from the ASA (SGD $39.99) and it is also available for the first time as an e-book on Amazon.

 

 

 

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Strike a pose at Singapore’s new Alive Museum

July 9, 2014

Last week I took the kids (aged 6 and 3) to the newly opened Alive Museum at Suntec City (ticking off one of the things on my list of 60 activities for these long summer holidays). The concept: A 3D trick art attraction from Korea featuring 70 artworks that use optical illusions to make visitors seem [...]

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WIN tickets to Round the Moon, Blue the Sky

June 28, 2014

                    Why is the moon round? Why are there so many colours and shapes in the world? Come, journey with Smallest Dragon as she goes in search of answers in a magical, whimsical and colourful world. Round the Moon, Blue the Sky is a fast-paced, lively and physical [...]

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Sweet Sundays in Singapore

June 23, 2014

  One of my favourite things to do in Singapore on a Sunday is go to The Training Shed at Labrador Park. The first time we went we laid out our picnic blankets on the grass, had our drinks in hand and were just settling down for a lazy afternoon when the rain came. It wasn’t [...]

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What to do in Singapore when visiting without kids

June 15, 2014

You’ll probably see me most often writing about things to do in Singapore with kids, but it’s always good to mix things up a bit and I’ve just written an article for Mandarin Oriental Hotel’s magazine, MO Magazine, published by Conde Nast. It’s all about where to go and what to do in Singapore without [...]

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Be thankful for our grandfathers

June 5, 2014

My Grandfather, Major Hugh Pond (the one on the right), flew in one of the six gliders that carried the 9th Battalion into France on 6 June 1944 as part of the D-Day Landings. He was a Lieutenant in the Paras at the time – at the ripe old age of 21. The glider he and [...]

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21stCM recommends: Jamie’s Italian, Vivo City

May 23, 2014

  We went for lunch at Jamie’s Italian at Vivo the other weekend. I’d been avoiding it as I’m not a fan of dining in malls and I expected it to be yet another over-priced, over-rated “celebrity chef by name only” restaurant. BUT, we happened to be in Vivo as we were going to Build-a-Bear [...]

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Keeping the kids busy this summer with Camp Asia

April 29, 2014

This post is written in partnership with Camp Asia.             Its ten weeks (!!!) until the start of the school summer holidays – that ridiculously long break that takes you to the edge of your sanity. I’m already panicking about what I’m going to do with my kids for eight [...]

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FIVE valuable lessons to learn when flying Scoot

April 21, 2014

A couple of weeks ago 21st Century Family flew Scoot from Singapore to Australia (into Sydney and out of Gold Coast) on an epic adventure (more of that to come). It’s the first time I’d flown on Scoot, a subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, and I was somewhat nervous about doing a long haul flight on [...]

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