Decorating My New Condo

Yay! I’m finally back. It’s been a very busy two weeks for me, moving into my new condo in Singapore and getting established. I have chosen here as a base for my work because it’s a central “hub” type of city in Asia and it gives me so many new opportunities to travel and discover other places.

The only downside to Singapore is that it’s super expensive. Think New York City or San Francisco kind of expenses, but in a place that’s much smaller and more dense than both. Luckily, my job is going well now and I can afford to live a good lifestyle, even in a city like this. “Good” here is very different from the United States. It means not having a car, but being very close to everything and having access to SO MUCH delicious food that just can’t be found anywhere else.

I spent the last two weeks moving into my new condo. It’s about 10 minutes away from the center of Singapore on the MRT and is super convenient. The only major problem, and it’s a common one for everyone in Singapore, is that it’s very small and cramped. 40sqm – about 430 square feet. Ouch! But this is the normal size for a one-bedroom condo here and I’m sure I will get used to it.

I spent the last few days at Ikea buying furniture and accessories, most of which I still need to unpack and set up. Here’s a picture of the condo with my new furniture, including plenty of wrapping and boxes:

It’s going to take a while to get used to living in such a small space after living in a big house for so long, but I’m looking forward to the challenge! I have a dining table that will double as my work desk for now, a big sofa and (soon) a TV and some other accessories to make living here more fun.

Looking forward to sharing some updates on my decorating, as I make more progress.