It may seem crazy to think that I am about to quit a comfortable job and situation in this economic climate, but life is meant to be lived fully, right?
So we’re taking a chance. We do not want to wake up in 20 years or so and think of what we could have achieved and experienced IF we had the courage to fulfill our dreams of travels and cultural changes.
So here we go… In 2 weeks, we will start a new chapter of our lives.
The flight is booked. We will be leaving on July 26th.
There is no turning back!
Goodbye Europe, Hello Asia…
Simon and I literally love South East Asia and have been travelling around quite a lot already.
But we are now looking to take an extra step and experience the Asian life from inside. And Singapore came up as the most convenient choice and an ideal springboard into the region.
Anybody who has been to Singapore will tell you the same thing: Singapore is a soft introduction to Asia. I would even add: a sophisticated asian melting pot.
Combining modern skyscrapers and subways with a medley of traditional Chinese, Indian, Indonesian and Malay influences, a tropical climate (between 24 and 35 degrees all year round), tasty food, great shopping and a vibrant nightlife scene, Singapore is worth considering a new place to call home.
Former boggy island with no natural resources, the old Singapura (Lion’s City) according to a Malaysian legend, Singapore has now become an economic tiger.
Singapore is also one of the safest places on earth and is a paradise for food lovers and shopaholics. The number of restaurants and shops is staggering.
It’s relatively clean (certainly due to all the fines you get if you mess around).
You can be fined for throwing a cigarette butt in the street or spitting out your chewing gum. You can be fined for consuming the Durian fruit (but that’s an interesting story we will feature later on).
Plus, the place really does live up to its reputation as the Garden City of Asia (or even the world), integrating planting into urban spaces. Long stretches of bougainvillea in full bloom along the streets, lush plants in between the tall condominiums… and even trees and flowers inside the Changi Airport!
In short, Singapore is a truly fascinating and multicultural place and we’re excited about this new life experience to come.
More stories of our life in Singapore to follow. Stay tuned!