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3 Books to Read About Expat Life in Singapore

Add these to your reading list and discover some familiar shared experiences within the international community in Singapore. 


1. Singapore: A Portrait in Diversity

Author: Tom Soper

A photography project celebrating the rich diversity on the island, Singapore: A Portrait In Diversity features 50 portraits of people from 50 different countries. 

They share their thoughts and feelings about Singapore and their home countries in this photobook, which was part of commemorating the nation’s 50th birthday


2. Diary of an Expat in Singapore

Author: Jennifer Gargiulo 

Based on the author’s blog of the same name, Diary of an Expat in Singapore captures quirky observations, misunderstandings and witty one-liners as the author tries to adjust to life in Singapore while raising two kids.

Don’t miss the tongue-in-cheek Top 10 lists (such as “10 sure signs you’re in a Singapore taxi” and “10 signs you’ve overstayed”) and see if you identify with any of them.


3. Singapore Insights from the Inside

Editor: David Fedo


Thirty-one members of the international community in Singapore share their insights and personal experiences and present a rich tapestry of perspectives on the cosmopolitan city-state.

Read stories about Singapore with anecdotes on people, places and Singaporean idiosyncrasies too. An initiative by the Singapore International Foundation, the book hopes to bridge and nurture relationships between Singaporeans and world communities. 


Muneerah Bee, February 2016


More Great Reads: 

The Ultimate Expat Book List

Books about Singapore, Fashion and Photography

Top 3 Books of 2015

5 Great Books For A Rainy Day


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