For years, Singapore with its many opportunities has attracted a large expat population. Some test it out for a few years and then move on, others sink in their roots and immerse themselves in the vibrant mix of local culture.
“Dear Ms Expat” is a collection of 10 real-life stories from women who have made tropical Singapore their home. They each left their comfort zone in search of adventure, following a partner or in pursuit of a bright new career for themselves.
The tales are as diverse as the women’s backgrounds, with childhood spent either on rolling Australian farms, amidst Swiss mountains, or in small-town America. These women have reinvented themselves to become entrepreneurs, photographers, advocates, writers and leaders.
Transplanted to a new environment, they worked hard to better themselves—whether it is for personal fulfilment, for their families, for the expat community, or for womankind at large. This book seeks to inspire and motivate by highlighting the sheer grit, spirit and determination of all the women featured.
Sushmita Mohapatra is a senior content and communications strategist, who has worked with firms like PwC, McKinsey & Company and Skyscanner. A former print & TV business journalist, she runs her own content marketing firm.
Savitha Venugopal is a journalist with 15 years of experience in print and digital media. She has written on gender, business, travel and lifestyle and has worked with leading newspapers in India. Both of them have been living in Singapore since 2013.