Getting any kind of beauty treatment in Singapore can be a bit of a minefield. There’s a lot to love, of course – snail slime facials from Korea, Traditonal Chinese Medicine massages that will cure anything that ails you, Thai foot massages that make time stand still as you float away on a cloud of bliss. But, there are also times when the culture shock hits hard. And somehow, whether you’re stuck in a violently vibrating massage chair, or standing awkwardly wearing nothing but a pair of disposable paper undies (backwards actually), these culture shock moments are all the more mortifying.
And yet, we keep going back, buoyed by the love and tender support of our expat sisters
Yes, we KNOW it’s Halloween out there in The Rest of the World, but Halloween happened here on Saturday. Or Sunday. Or even Monday – depending on your neighbourhood/ school/ expat club. So instead let’s look at what’s occupying most Singaporeans today: airports. Anyone who’s ever travelled through Changi Airport knows it’s the best airport in the world. And today, with the official opening of its brand new terminal, it got even better- as one well-connected expat discovered (a few weeks ago. Ffs.) So, instead of scrolling through a million pics of kids looking cute in pumpkin outfits / revolting in zombie makeup, scroll through *our* pics. Because Halloween is sortof overrated. (Unless you spent it at a new airport terminal, obv)