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Ever wondered what life is like on one of the most unique islands in the world? Singapore may be a tiny country, but we believe it packs more energy, diversity, and excitement per square kilometer than anywhere in the world. Join us as we regale our expat adventures in this wonderful place we call home.

Salutations from Singapore Alejandro Seif & Stacie Chan

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Ever wondered what life is like on one of the most unique islands in the world? Singapore may be a tiny country, but we believe it packs more energy, diversity, and excitement per square kilometer than anywhere in the world. Join us as we regale our expat adventures in this wonderful place we call home.

    How to Stay Fit & Exercise in Singapore

    How to Stay Fit & Exercise in Singapore

    Singapore is essentially located on the equator, making it hot and humid 365 days a year. So how do health nuts and fitness freaks stay active on this tropical island? Stacie, Ale & friends share fun physical activities, from wakeboarding to rock climbing, as ways to exercise while avoiding the heat.   

    Bonus: their desert marathon runner friend makes a guest appearance to share how he stays motivated and is able to train even in the flat terrain of Singapore. Strap on your sneakers, and tune in to this episode while you go for a run or train at the gym ;)

    • 25 min
    The (Surprising) Splendour of Staycations

    The (Surprising) Splendour of Staycations

    One of the perks of living in Singapore was the ease of traveling to nearby countries in a matter of hours... until Covid-19 hit. It's been 8+ months since Stacie and Ale have been land-locked in Singapore, so they assuaged their island fever by giving in to staycations.   

    Along with friends, they debate the merits of staycations (paying to stay in a hotel), plus tips on the best hotels and how to maximize a weekend getaway. Finally, they give the ultimate yay or nay to the question: are staycations worth it during lockdown?

    • 26 min
    A Tour of Singapore's Best Hawker Centers

    A Tour of Singapore's Best Hawker Centers

    Hawker Centers are perhaps Singapore's most signature experience. They are more than a dining complex, they are an iconic part of Singapore's heritage and culture. In fact, Singapore has even submitted a UNESCO bid to recognize the diversity and humanity of hawker culture.   

    With over 100 hawker centers in Singapore, food lovers will never tire of the diverse Chinese, Malay, Indian, and other cuisines served up in these stalls. Join Ale, Stacie, and their friends as they review some of the best dishes at their favorite hawker centers.

    • 28 min
    Ghosting, Making Girls Cry, and Paying the Bill: Dating in Singapore, a Man's POV (Part 2)

    Ghosting, Making Girls Cry, and Paying the Bill: Dating in Singapore, a Man's POV (Part 2)

    Part 2: "OT" is back at the brewery with his fantastical, jaw-dropping dating experiences that will have you saying, "Did he really do that? Did he really make a girl cry? He spends how much on each date meal??" Our favorite Prince Charming shares tips for how to step up and be a man on dates.

    • 19 min
    A Man's POV: Dating in Singapore

    A Man's POV: Dating in Singapore

    While Stacie may lament the dating scene in Singapore, straight men also face their own challenges. Fortunately, their good friend "OT" is happy to divulge his adventures in dating. They all grab beers at a local brewery, and OT perhaps shares a little too much. He's even developed his C.H.A.R.M. framework to help men in the dating department, and maybe even find lady love.

    • 31 min
    The King of Fruit

    The King of Fruit

    It's said to be the King of Fruits, but its pungent, rotten smell has earned durian an alternate reputation. You either savour it, or you spit it out--no one who has tried the tropical fruit is ambivalent. Alejandro and Stacie go visit some local durian stalls to see where Ale falls on the side of love or hate.

    • 20 min

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