Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Welcome to Everyday Singapore

This blog is our attempt to capture what life is like for an American family living in Singapore. We are planning to move to Singapore in about 2 months and have been trying to find information about life in Singapore. So far, we have found very little. . . .at least, very little of the kind of information we are looking for. We have found information about weather conditions and the best restaurants, but what I want to know is whether or not I will be able to buy Cheerios and Ziplock Bags.

Both my husband and I have lived abroad before, I in England and he in Israel. What we realized is that it is the everyday stuff that really matters. Sure, the big stuff is important, too, but in order to really get a feel for a country, you've got to observe the insignificant. So. . . welcome to the world of insignificant, everyday Singapore. We hope you find it helpful and informative.


Christianne said...

Hooray! I can't wait to learn what everyday life in Singapore is like. I love the perspective you two have chosen to take on this blog.

My big question is: Is Josh going to post things too?? Or will you be the appointed family scribe?

Rebecca said...

Josh is going to post, too. Although, I think it is safe to say that I am the wordy (& nerdy!) one in the family, so you'll probably be hearing from me more often.

Anonymous said...

I'm annoying

Singaporean said...

The standard of living in Singapore is rather high, so it's pretty comfortable living here. There are cheerios and ziplock bags.

Singapore is pretty much a very globalized society, with a multiracial society. So you get pretty much of everything here. You'll see alittle bit of america, china and india in different parts of Singapore.

Everyone here speaks English, so getting around is never a problem.

Things are very organized around here, and being a safe society is one of the things Singapore has been known for.