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07 November 2018

Recommended Expat Blogs In Singapore

Published by Darrell Long
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If you're planning a move to Singapore with your family, it's likely that you have lots of questions. Hearing from other families who have taken the leap can be extremely helpful before such a momentous lifestyle change. Many expats share their experiences through online blogs, covering everything from their recommendations for international schools in Singapore to restaurants and bars, to tips for amazing days out and lessons they learned along the way.

Here are a few of our recommendations for excellent expat blogs in Singapore:

InterNations – Singapore

InterNations is a members-only social network dedicated to serving the expat community in more than 390 countries around the world – it’s a great place to start if you're planning a move to Singapore. Joining the site is free and you can connect with fellow expats to discover advice and genuine insights on the forums. Members offer information about living and working in Singapore through InterNations' comprehensive guide article library, and you can enjoy access to exclusive community activities, events and groups.

Blooming Expats

This blog documents one family's journey living as American expats in Singapore. The site features a host of articles with useful information from a family who has experienced it all first-hand. You can browse articles organized by topic on things like children's activities, raising expat kids, food and travel, as well as practical advice for making the adjustment to life in Singapore, including working with helpers, shopping and the realities of moving to and around the country.

Little Miss Honey

A lifestyle blog with a focus on expat living, Little Miss Honey is written by a medical doctor from Manila now living in Singapore with her family. She regularly blogs about books, travel, food and tips for raising a family in an unfamiliar country. There is also a section of the blog inviting expats from around the world to share their experiences to be featured in future posts.

Me in Blogland

Born in England, raised in Saudia Arabia, Bahrain and India, and now living with her husband and twin girls in Singapore, the writer of Me in Blogland has much to offer potential expats. There's an extensive recipe index featuring breads, cakes and desserts, classic Indian dishes and vegetarian meals, restaurant reviews and all kinds of recommendations for expats living in Singapore. This blog covers popular sightseeing attractions, staycations, activities for kids and much more, with gorgeous photos taken by the blogger herself.

Singapore Lily

Voted one of the best Singapore expat blogs of 2018, Singapore Lily is written by an expat living with her family. She blogs mainly about travel, sharing photos and stories of her family's regular adventures around Asia, New Zealand and Australia. There is also an extensive links page full of recommendations for all sorts of things to see and do around Singapore, from restaurants and spas to shopping malls and sports activities for kids.

Surprising Horizons

Written by an Irish woman now living in Singapore, this blog features an eclectic mix of posts covering everything from art galleries and architecture to restaurants and off-the-beaten-path local attractions. Click on the 'Singapore' post category and you'll see tips for moving apartments and hailing taxis, tales of concerts and sporting events, food delivery service reviews and more. Many of the Singapore-centric posts also feature a map to help you locate the destination mentioned in the article.

Pugsie & TotalyMoo

This blog is written by a Swedish expat couple living in Singapore, starting at the very beginning of their journey setting up in a new country nearly two years ago. Readers can follow every step of the way, from posts about how they packed for the trip to how they spent their first few days in Singapore to becoming settled into expat life.

Changmoh

This popular lifestyle blog is written by an English expat and focuses on style, food, travel and more. The blogger is a professional writer who is very involved in her adopted community, so you'll find plenty of posts on local galleries, shopping, restaurants, fashion and events throughout Singapore. The extensive list of post topic categories makes it easy to find exactly what you're looking for, from expat tips and city guides to Singaporean recipes.

Our Big Expat Adventure

An Australian expat living in Singapore with her husband and daughters maintains this blog primarily focused on expat life. A good place to start is on the 'Moving to Singapore?' page, where you'll find posts categorized by topics that are extremely useful for those planning an international move, including chronicles of the family's first few weeks in Singapore, a Singapore bucket list, and some experiences off the beaten track.

The Australian International School’s recommended expat blogs should give you some indication of what to expect if you decide to relocate to Singapore. It’s an exciting time and the more prepared you are, the more likely you are to flourish in your new environmen

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