‘Farewell, Robertson Quay’ – 10 Things I’ll Miss..

I can’t believe it’s been two months since my last post! It’s usually the same excuse – life, work, kid –  but this time there’s a bigger reason –  goodbye! No, not to Singapore, but to Robertson Quay, my home for 3 and a half years, my husband’s for even longer. We dragged our feet…

Singapore: Single and Searching – Strangers on a train (3)

(Link to Part two: https://blackgirlinspore.com/2015/10/23/singapore-single-and-searching-water-no-get-enemy-2/) Lillian nodded at the bald Chinese guy holding a small banner. “Welcome to church. Have a great service!” his arm directed her up to the conference room. He saw her every Sunday but his greetings remained the same – friendly yet distanced. You’d think he would recognise the black girl with…

Naija-Spore Style Inspirations! Velda Tan

Velda Tan, co-founder of popular online store ‘Love, Bonito’ has recently come to my attention due to her clean, comfortable style. Like a lot of women, her style adapts to the environment, season and perhaps even mood? Earlier this year, she left ‘Love, Bonito’ and founded a new label, ‘Collate’, a ‘mid-market’ designer label. So…

Singapore: Single and Searching…A Tall Glass of Water (1)

‘Thank you SO much for wasting the last three years of my life’, Dara stabbed her keyboard, each letter threatening her perfect manicure. ‘It’s been SUCH a pleasure working for a bunch of ungrateful, self-absorbed wankers like Morgan, Corbett and Shaw. She leaned back in her chair and swivelled towards the large window. She was…

Naija-Spore Style Inspirations! Samantha Cheok

Welcome to a new series – short, fun and full of style and life inspiration. I’ll be crossing two continents, focusing on Nigerian and Singaporean women whose style inspires me. It’s not about trends or bottomless pockets (although that helps!) but about feeling good about yourself, putting your best foot forward and embracing the best of…

RIP Mr Lee Kuan Yew

Today we’re mourning the death of Singapore’s first prime minister, Mr Lee Kuan Yew, who passed away at 3am this morning. The face of Singapore, he built the foundations of this country, and his passing is especially poignant, in the year of it’s Golden Jubilee, 50 years after independence. He came from a prominent Singapore…

SMOG!

Singapore is literally choking! The haze from forest fires in Indonesia’s Sumatra island have completely covered the city and the government is pissed! So much so that Indonesia accused them of ‘acting like a child’.  Tourism has been seriously affected and all my favourite outdoor restaurants are deserted. I’ve been forced to start wearing these…

My Singapore Style

So due to popular demand (i.e one comment!) Ive put together some examples of outfits I wear in Spore. Shopping here has been very frustrating, which surprised me, because when I used to visit I always found great things. The first time I came to Spore, I came with nothing but hand luggage, bought a…