A Singaporean expat in Beijing: you can take the girl out of Singapore, but you cannot take the Singapore out of the girl

A Singaporean expat in Beijing: you can take the girl out of Singapore, but you cannot take the Singapore out of the girl

In my heart of hearts, I believe that our Singaporean national identity is one of multiculturalism – one that is embracive and strengthened by its ability to adapt. As a culture, we cannot afford to build great walls because our economy is intertwined with the world economy. Singapore was founded on the premise of international trade. Even till today, we have one of the busiest ports in the world.  Continue reading A Singaporean expat in Beijing: you can take the girl out of Singapore, but you cannot take the Singapore out of the girl

Growing up in Two Old Worlds in a New Country: Indian, Chinese and Singaporean

Growing up in Two Old Worlds in a New Country: Indian, Chinese and Singaporean

I struggled to bridge the gap. Especially as an adolescent. I didn’t feel Indian. I didn’t feel Chinese. I didn’t feel Singaporean. But now as an adult, I feel like I am all three and so much more. I realise that those experiences have made me adaptable, given me perspective and taught me to always see beyond the superficial. Continue reading Growing up in Two Old Worlds in a New Country: Indian, Chinese and Singaporean