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Coronavirus – an ex-pat’s view from Singapore – Circuit Breaker 2

Coronavirus – an ex-pat’s view from Singapore – Circuit Breaker 2

Recently, Singapore has hit the headlines due to the sharp rise in COVID 19 cases. As a result, its slipped from being a nation to emulate, to one learning painful lessons. The increase was a consequence of the virus taking hold in the cramp and dirty dormitory accommodation provided for migrant workers. Millions live in… Continue reading…

Coronavirus- an expat’s view from Singapore – Masks and migrants.

Coronavirus- an expat’s view from Singapore – Masks and migrants.

On 7th April, Circuit Breaker came into force. 80% of the workforce are now working from home and the use of public transport and traffic volume has decreased by more than 70%.  To prevent the spread of the virus free masks have been distributed and on Wednesday 15th April, it became compulsory to wear them… Continue reading…

Coronavirus – an expat’s view from Singapore – Living with Corona

Coronavirus – an expat’s view from Singapore – Living with Corona

It’s weird having a foot in two camps at the moment. Whilst it’s comforting to live in a country geared up to tackle COVID 19, it’s dreadful to see it run wild in those that weren’t. Even here, the government is preparing for a hike in numbers as around 200,000 Singaporean students return home from… Continue reading…

Settling into life in Singapore. D-Day plus three months

Settling into life in Singapore. D-Day plus three months

We have been in Singapore for exactly three months now and have spent the last two in our new home. Our new home, a rented bungalow on the former RAF Camp at Seletar We took possession half an hour before the container turned up from the docks. Last time I saw this, it was on… Continue reading…