Home » Living in Singapore » For Guys » Fresh off the boat: First-time expat Amy on life in Singapore
For Guys

Fresh off the boat: First-time expat Amy on life in Singapore

NAME: Amy Wilson
AGE: 28
NATIONALITY: British, but a citizen of the world
JOB: Senior recruitment consultant

Amy Greenburg (Health and Fitness, Arts and Leisure Editor) - pretty tricky to do a before and after for this one! 

When did you move to Singapore?

Because I couldn’t bear the thought of another winter in London.

Had you spent much time in Singapore before moving here permanently?
Only once in September, my company flew me to Hong Kong and Singapore as a taster. As soon as I landed in Singapore from my HK visit, I new this was where I had to be.

Where do you live?
Visa Residences. A stunning, brand new condo, that feels like a hotel resort. 

Why that area?
I wanted to be on the red line, I just prefer that colour to the rest on the MRT line.

What do you like most about the condo?
It’s really shiny (new).

Are you here with a partner or here alone?
Alone, thanks for reminding me I’m single.

What’s the dating scene like in Singapore?
Tough, from what I’ve seen so far. Although I’ve heard a few love stories along the way, so you never know.  

MRT/bus to work, or taxi ten minutes after waking up?
All of the above, dependant on how much sleep I’ve had, or how hung-over I am.

Do you get stuck into the local Hawker food?
I’ve dabbled, but keen to try more. My diet has consisted mostly of the liquid form since I arrived. 

What is your favourite dish?
Chilli crab.

What’s your favourite place for a night out?
Kinki get’s my vote at the moment. The setting is stunning, the music has words, and the drinks are BOGOF until 8pm = danger.

Joined any Clubs or Societies yet?
No, but that’s something I really want to do in 2014.

What has been the biggest culture shock about moving to Asia?
Honestly, nothing. It’s the easiest place to settle into.

Best thing about living in Singapore?
The weather. No SAD lamp required here.  

Where else have you travelled to since you got here?
I went to Bali in my first two weeks here, and then to Thailand for New Year’s Eve, which was special.

What do you miss most about home?
Friends, family, pie and mash.