Not just for tourists!
The Original Singapore Walks
We started taking these tours when my cousin & her husband
from New York and I am hooked. Having lived on Singapore's
for over 20 years I thought I knew the island but these tours
gave me a
whole new perspective. Thoroughly enjoyable and very good value
There are so many good restaurants in Singapore it would be silly to
start naming favourites, but not so in Johor Bahru
Just about anyone and everyone I have ever taken to Chez Papa's is
absolutely amazed at the ambience of the place and the quality of
the food. Problem is its not easy to spot between the bicycle repair
shop and the knocking shop! It is however on the main drag heading
towards the causeway, just before Pelangi Plaza, so very central. an
absolute must, tell Dominique & Shereen that Linda sent you.
My son Richard played with the Centaurs for over a year starting in 2002 and loved it.
It has changed beyond all recognition from the few lads meeting after school at
(if memory serves) Dover School playing field! They are now located at The Centaurs
Sports Park at Turf City where they manage and maintain 2 Mini/Touch rugby pitches
and two full-sized, floodlit rugby pitches. The Centaurs Rugby provides professional
rugby coaching for boys & girls aged between 3 and 18 years of age.
Clubs and Associations
SWA - Scandinavian Woman's Accociation
Women's associations are a super way to meet people when moving to a
Since I was born in Norway and still have a Scandinavian family I
decided to join the SWA
They run an interesting program of activities each month, helping
you to build a social network and keep you busy.
I now hold a British Passport so am also a member of the Association
of British Women in Malaysia (ABWM). This is a really brilliant
organisation and I can't encourage membership enough.
My favourite hairdresser in Singapore. I started going there
years ago while I was still living in the Maldive Islands. All the
hairdressers are good, their cuts are superb and they do brilliant
colouring. I really don't know anyone that hasn't been satisfied. A
little more expensive perhaps, but definately worth it! Also try
their beauticians for marvellous facials, various massages and all
the very latest treatments for looking forever young :)
Tel: +65 6235 5328
2nd Floor at Palais Renaissance, Orchard Road
I've rented Louise's Bouncy Castles for Richard and Jade's
parties for years, they love them. She has even let us
bring them to Johor Bahru for parties!
If you're busy and want someone to take over the whole party for you
click here! I've known Caroline Cornelius-Jones for years as a
regular guest. She's set up this brilliant business which many of my
friends in Singapore have used and heartily recommend
Check our Caroline's party
page, sooo handy!
After seeing The Magnets at the Victoria Theatre in Singapore I am a
convert to the joys of a cappella singing. Imagine my astonishment
when they got off the boat to stay at Sea Gypsy a girl friend has
made the booking and I was expecting 10 young ladies! Check out
their websitem if you EVER have a chance to see them perform live
treat yourself to a brilliant and unforgetable evenings
entertainment for the whole family.
I really have to add this one because my son started boarding at
Hale School in Perth, Western Australia in February 2004 and
absolutly loved it. It is in a superb location with fantastic
grounds and has an excellent academic record. With Perth only 4.5
hours away from Changi airport its certainly an excellent
alternative to boarding in Europe.
Janine Clements was a guest that decided to review
us on her blog, which lead me to read it and i really
enjoyed it's content. hence the recommendation, enjoy!
For 20 years I have been using JARO’s book binding services, for photo albums, beaten
up old favourite paperbacks, nursery books read to death that I wanted to keep to read
to grand children. The books look marvelous whether on your own book shelves or as presents,
and the service is ridiculously cheap. I currently have a series from Richard’s favourite
author, that were paper back and had fallen to pieces, and Jade’s Botswana diary, which I
pulled out of the book cover and have printed and inserted photos, being bound.
So please, do yourselves a favour and pop by JARO, they also do superb basket weaving to
order, and in doing so you will be supporting a wonderful organisation.
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We’ve been using Dive Masters for years. Reliable and good prices
with international guarantees. Tell TK that Sea Gypsy sent you.