Lauren S. Power | Accidental Paradise in Kampong Glam
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Accidental Paradise in Kampong Glam


“Golden domes peaked above the pastel shophouses on our right, and our curiosity compelled us to investigate. As we crossed the street, we passed basket weavers and Turkish restaurants. The walls became tiled in shining white and soft blue, all accented with a brassy gold. Striped awnings shielded leisurely hookah smokers from…”  

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Accidental Paradise in Kampong Glam

By Lauren S. Power

Published in the Singapore American Newspaper in October 2013, page 28.

Available in print and online.


I started writing for the Singapore American Newspaper after I moved to Singapore in 2013. The publication is closely supported by the American expat community, but boasts a wide readership among international expats and Singaporeans alike. According to the Department of Statistics Singapore, foreigners made up nearly 40% of the country’s population in 2017 — that’s 2.18 million permanent residents and expatriates!


Published since 1958, the Singapore American Newspaper is one of the most professional and widely-read association newspapers in Singapore. SAN covers a wide variety of topics and is a monthly guide for events, happenings and current affairs in Singapore. The newspaper is written by the community, for the community. Read about the history of SAN here.

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