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 and loved
it. They conduct Mini and Youth rugby coaching sessions in Singapore
for children aged between 3 and 14 years of age. Each year, 3
courses comprising 9 to 13 sessions are held at their exclusive
sports field, The Centaurus Sports Part at The Old Race course, Turf
City off Dunearn Road. They have 3 pitches and can train all year
round (weather permitting)
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 18
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 :)
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!
The Shophouse occupies an old British Army Barrack at GIlman Village
surrounded by luch greenery in an idyllic setting. Definately worth
a visit if, like me, you have absolutely no time to travel asia
looking for wonderful furniture & fittings. This wonderful spot can
also be booked for parties, functions & exhibition, Their monthly
fair is also a must
I loved dressing my children in Batik. Now they're 19 and 18 I don't
get so much of a say, but my son still loves the shirts and truth be
told my daughter still loves the dresses!
Check out the cloth diaper, brilliant!
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!