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Singapore ex-pat commemorates the 75th anniversary of the Japanese official surrender of Singapore

Singapore ex-pat commemorates the 75th anniversary of the Japanese official surrender of Singapore

On 12th September 1945, General Itagaki, Commander of the Imperial Japanese Seventh Area Army, signed the official surrender of the Japanese Expeditionary Forces in the Southern Region, at Municipal Hall, Singapore. It was the last major surrender ceremony of World War Two, a conflict which had cost over 60 million lives and led to the… Continue reading…

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Singapore ex-pat’s guest post – Jane Iyer CEO of award winning Jane’s Singapore Tours

Singapore ex-pat’s guest post – Jane Iyer CEO of award winning Jane’s Singapore Tours

Many thanks to Jonathan Hardy for the last guest post. I loved learning of his inspiring decision to carve out his own career. As concidence would have it, Jane Iyer, today’s guest, was involved in his transition to the gig economy.   Jane Iyer is the CEO of specialist tour business, Jane’s Singapore Tours. Today, she’s going… Continue reading…

Singapore ex-pat’s guest post – Jonathan Hardy on moving from a corporate life to the gig economy.

Singapore ex-pat’s guest post – Jonathan Hardy on moving from a corporate life to the gig economy.

In 2019, after a long career in advertising sales, Jonathan Hardy, aged 54, left his company to build a ‘portfolio career’ intended to carry him into the last 10-20 years of his working life. Unfortunately, unpredictable world events, like the disturbances in Hong Kong and Covid 19, significantly impacted his plan almost before it started.… Continue reading…

Singapore ex-pat shares passion for and tips on writing.

Singapore ex-pat shares passion for and tips on writing.

There’s been a warm and positive response to my two guest contributors, Josephine Chia and Sophie McDermott and their posts have given me pause for thought. I cheered at Sophie’s statement, ‘Ultimately, a socially just society is one where men and women are equal in all things, with no one group holding privilege or entitlement over… Continue reading…

Singapore Ex-Pat’s guest blog: Sophie McDermott, founder of Women’s Writes

Singapore Ex-Pat’s guest blog: Sophie McDermott, founder of Women’s Writes

Welcome to Sophie McDermott’s guest blog.  She is the first of five guests I will be welcoming on this post between now and the end of September. Each of my guests has inspired or fascinated me and it’s a pleasure to be able to introduce them to you. Sophie McDermott is a graduate, (2018), of Newcastle… Continue reading…

Ex-pat view of WW2 veteran, William Earl’s 105th Birthday

Ex-pat view of WW2 veteran, William Earl’s 105th Birthday

This blog is devoted to my old friend and co-author, William Earl, who celebrated his 105th birthday on 12th May. William and I have been friends since February 2009, when we started working on his WW2 memoir,  Blood and Bandages – fighting for life in the RAMC Field Ambulance 1940-1946.  He’s seen Tom grow up.… Continue reading…