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Expat Lifestyle in Singapore

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Send us a Text Message.Navigating International Moves: Insights from ExpatsIn this episode of the Truly Expat Podcast, hosts Rachel and Paula welcome Dan, the General Manager of Classic Moving, to share his expertise on relocating to Singapore and abroad. Dan discusses his expat journey, the inception and approach of Classic Moving, and offers detailed advice on preparing for international moves, including dealing with moving companies, understanding market dynamics, and coping with the ...
Send us a Text Message.In this episode of the Truly Expat Podcast, hosts Paula and Rachel sit down with Lisa Partridge, the founder of Sixcoms, to discuss the impactful Walk and Talk concept. Originating from Lisa's life-changing move from the UK to Singapore, the innovative community activity encourages people to connect deeply through walking together in nature. Lisa shares her journey from being a teacher to an entrepreneur and facilitator in Singapore, elaborating on how the idea of ...
Send us a Text Message.In this episode, hosts Paula and Rachel invite Andreas, the president of Austchamp Paddle Club, to discuss the customs, history, and excitement surrounding Singapore's Dragon Boat Festival in June. Andreas shares fascinating insights into the ancient origins of dragon boating, linked to the tale of a Chinese poet's sacrifice and the ensuing dumpling festival. He also sheds light on the complexities and joys of running a dragon boat club, including organizing teams, stra...
Send us a Text Message.In this podcast episode, hosts Paula and Rachel explore the vibrant life of expats in Singapore through the eyes of Barbara, a two-time expat in the city. Barbara shares her journey, including the adjustments and the cultural shifts experienced during her stay. Initially arriving in 2003, she navigates through life changes, from starting a family to setting up a business and the evolving landscape of Singapore itself. She provides insights into the expat community,...
Send us a Text Message.In this episode, Rachel and Paula interview Sue about her life experiences living abroad, mainly focusing on her long-term residency in Singapore. Sue shares her journey from Adelaide to Hong Kong, then Sydney, and finally Singapore, highlighting the complexities of expatriate life, including the challenges of repatriation and adapting to new environments. She discusses the importance of adopting a positive mindset towards change, being open to new experiences...
Send us a Text Message.In this episode, hosts Rachel and Paula talk with Kerry, the General Manager of the Australian New Zealand Association (ANZA), about her journey as an expat in Singapore and how she has mastered the art of adaptation. Kerry shares the significant life change that brought her to Singapore, her excitement for this new chapter, and how her volunteer work helped her settle in and connect with various communities. With 16 years of experience living in Singapore, Kerry consid...
Send us a Text Message.In this podcast episode, Rachel and Paula introduce Troy Barnes, an insurance expert with extensive experience in Australia and Asia. Troy emphasizes the importance of understanding insurance options for expats. He advises utilizing comparison sites and seeking advice to tailor coverage to individual needs. Troy discusses the significance of health, life, and travel insurance, urging expats to plan for potential medical costs and retirement. He stresses the need for lif...
Send us a Text Message.In this podcast episode, hosts Paula and Rachel invite Anya, a resident expert, to share insights about living in Joo Chiat, a vibrant neighbourhood in Singapore. Anya provides a glimpse into the area's rich history, which evolved from coconut plantations and dirt roads to becoming a trendy residential hub. She discusses the transition of Joo Chiat into a luxurious seaside area in the 20th century and its present-day status as a vibrant neighbourhood.Anya highlights var...
Send us a Text Message.Today, we are joined by Georgia Mor, creator of One Planet. She specialises in Beach and Community Clean-Ups around Singapore.This being such a hot topic at the moment, Rachel and Paula dive head first into rubbish with Georgia to understand what it's all about and what we can do to help! You can contact Georgia and her friends to be a part of One Planet Clean-ups. Check out the link below: Contact Information for One Planet:One Planet SingaporeRemember, the c...
Send us a Text Message.IntroductionIn this week's episode, we delve into the world of Singaporean charities and volunteering, focusing on the vibrant scene here in Singapore.We're joined by Deborah from Love Nils and Kris from Tinkle Friend, two passionate individuals deeply involved in local charities, to provide insights into their work and opportunities for community involvement.Our conversation highlights the importance of volunteering and supporting charitable initiatives championing chi...
Send us a Text Message.Welcome back to another episode of Truly Expat, the podcast that delves into the challenges and triumphs of expat life. As we celebrate International Women's Month, we're diving into a crucial topic: managing anxiety and panic in expat communities. Today, we had the pleasure of hosting Agi Heale from Westbourne Associates, who shared invaluable insights from her book, "Generation Panic," on coping strategies for anxiety.Agi guided us through practical tips for navigatin...
Send us a Text Message.Join us for a special episode as we celebrate International Women's Month with Executive Director Philomena Ang, Lead Volunteer Anja Van Putten, and our fabulous co-hosts Rachel and Paula from Singapore Charity Image Mission.Executive Director Philomena Ang shares the organisation’s incredible journey in this relaxed chat, highlighting women’s pivotal role in driving positive change across Singapore. From empowering communities to advocating for equality, these women ar...
Send us a Text Message.Show Notes: Life in River Valley: A Neighborhood EvolutionJoin Paula and Rachel as they engage Peta Delahunty of Creative Copywriting in a captivating discussion about life in River Valley, a cherished expat haven in Singapore. With 15 and a half years of residency, Peta shares insights into the neighbourhood's transformation from humble beginnings to a bustling hub of activity.The trio reminisces about River Valley's past, highlighting its restaurant scene and tracing ...
Send us a Text Message.In this episode, join host Rachel and a tribe talk panel, Yati, Urmila, and Farah, as they delve into the rich traditions of Ramadan, sharing insights from their experiences living in various countries. They offer a diverse perspective on this Islamic month from Singapore to the Middle East.As Ramadan unfolds in Singapore, Yati shares her childhood memories of fasting and the vibrant atmosphere in her multicultural neighbourhood. She explains the unity felt during...
Send us a Text Message.In this episode, we explore the vital aspect of crafting wills for expats in Singapore. It's crucial for securing your stuff and caring for your loved ones. We cover estate planning, how to write a will, and where to find planning resources. We also touch on things like joint bank accounts, beneficiaries, and details about Singapore's Wills Act. Paula and Rachel interview Mark Reeve from St James Place, a specialist in will writing for expats. Hear expert insights...
Send us a Text Message.Get ready to dive into the vibrant tapestry of Chinese New Year celebrations in Singapore on this special episode of Truly Expat Podcast! Join hosts Paula and Rachel as they explore the rich tapestry of traditions and events surrounding the Lunar New Year.The episode features an exclusive interview with Andy Jeremiah Lam, a local Singaporean and the founder of Ah Fok Media, sharing insights into the essence of Chinese New Year festivities. We delve into the signifi...
Send us a Text Message.Episode SummaryIn this episode, Paula and Rachel share candidly about their experiences as expats in Singapore, diving into the dynamic tapestry of Orchard Road. They discuss candidly favourite cafes, hidden gems for dining, budget-friendly shopping spots, and the local charm found in landmarks and events, including notable spots like East Plaza, ION Orchard, and Orchard Central. Their straightforward discussion explores the practicality of public transport and weaves i...
Send us a Text Message. Episode Summary: In this episode of Truly Expat Podcast, join hosts Paula and Rachel as they delve into the crucial topic of financial planning for accompanying spouses. Special guest Alexis Livanes, Senior Expat Financial Advisor from Eight Wealth International, sheds light on the benefits of organising your affairs. From retirement to divorce and the importance of financial awareness, Alexis provides valuable insights for expats.The conversation doesn't end...
Send us a Text Message.Suburbs of Singapore: Mary's SiglapEpisode Summary:Join us on a delightful journey through the charming suburb of Siglap in Singapore on this episode of Truly Expat Podcast. We explore the vibrant community, uncovering the best restaurants, bars, schools, groceries, and hidden gems that make Siglap a unique expat haven. We've covered everything from local eateries to cosy bars, educational institutions, and convenient grocery stores. Dive into the details as we share in...
Send us a Text Message.Episode Summary:Welcome to another insightful episode of the Truly Expat Podcast! Today, we’re joined by Lauren, VP of the American Women’s Association, who brings a wealth of expertise on finding your tribe in Singapore. Alongside Lauren, our TribeTalk panel features seasoned expats with firsthand experiences, offering invaluable insights on initiating connections and establishing your community in this vibrant city. Whether a newcomer or a long-term resident, this epi...
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