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Packing for Singapore


As some of you know, I grew up abroad–my family spent four years in Singapore and seven in Qatar. I always hesitate a little when people ask me what my favorite place I’ve lived has been, because I was in elementary school when we were in Singapore, and definitely couldn’t fully appreciate the culture and experience at that age. My parents have actually been back in Singapore part-time for the past few years, and the one downside to being the oldest child (AKA, the only one who doesn’t have spring and summer breaks anymore!) is that I haven’t made it out to visit them yet. Well, that’s all changing soon, because in less than two weeks, Dave and I are heading across the globe to spend a week with my parents there!! I can hardly wait to lounge by the pool, dig into some adventurous cuisine (Singapore’s street food is infamous!), and show Dave some of the places I remember from childhood that I never thought I would have the chance to show him. I thought I’d share some packing inspiration today because it has been a bit of a challenge coming up with what to bring–Singapore is hot and ridiculously humid, and I know we’ll be doing tons of walking to explore as much as we can. Here’s what I came up with!

singapore packing
Clockwise from top left: I got this emerald dress for my birthday and I can’t wait to wear it–it’s perfect for the little bump that has recently made an appearance :) | We’re checking a bag, but my favorite weekender bag will be a perfect carry-on for the looong flight (mine is last year’s version, but this one is very similar). | I’m guessing we’ll spend about half our time in Singapore by the pool and I. Can’t. Wait. Excited to pull out my monogrammed swimsuit! Striped bottoms here. | A leather crossbody goes with everything and will keep my hands free for shopping and taking photos. | Shoes I can walk in are a must–I think these floral sneakers would be so cute! Wish they would just show up in my closet ;) | I’m packing every breezy tank top I own to wear in the hot, humid weather. | I love long necklaces, and am definitely packing a chunky tassel option to add a fun touch to basic tanks and shorts. | I just picked up these gold mini wedges for my friend’s wedding and have been wearing them nonstop. They’ll be perfect for dinners out! | Sunglasses = no explanation needed when you’re literally on the equator. I love the shape and color of these!| Bless you, J. Crew Factory, for coming out with so many cute elastic-waist shorts this summer! I have a pair in navy and think this striped option may be next.

I can’t wait to share photos from our trip in May! And if anyone has been to Singapore and has any favorite spots, I’m all ears! :)






  1. Richard says:

    Sarong. You forgot the sarong.

  2. Dana says:

    Don’t forget sunscreen! And you won’t want to wear your hair down at all, so I’d reference your updo post from last year. Eat a roti pratha every day for me!

  3. Victoria says:

    Ah! What a trip of a lifetime! I can’t wait to see photos! :)

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