Singapore Slingshot

Singapore Slingshot

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In the summer of 2006, author Mark Nickerson was in his midthirties, still fresh-eyed and uncorrupted by life as a foreigner, when he and his wife, Gwen, were granted an opportunity to relocate to Singapore. He felt he was accelerating his career with this move, and, in fact, he had been angling for this opportunity for a long while. It was to be a two-year assignment. In Singapore Slingshot, he presents a collection of essays on living as an expat in Asia for five years, traveling to nineteen countries, and through three job changes. Brutally honest in his opinions, he managed to keep a sense of humor as he often struggled and occasionally succeeded in establishing his life as an expat. Nickerson offers a glimpse beyond what can be taught in books about conducting business in high-growth Asian economies-and beyond what is shown in the often sugarcoated and tourist-centric travel guides. Singapore Slingshot paints a vivid picture of what it's like living and learning on the fly in one of the most dynamic and diverse regions of the world. Funny and poignant, Nickerson's tales of living in Asia are ultimately a reflection of a much vaster internal journey every expat eventually endures. He saw his life change in ways he couldn't have imagined, and the experience gave him a much different view of the world and his place in it.While interior design services abound in Singapore, the reality remains that just as Americans may complain about ... Apart from the towering HDB (Housing Development Board) condos looming over the island, long rows of townhomes lead to block after block of identical semidetached houses. Even the most coveted of homes, the old black and whites, while often beautifully maintained and situated onanbsp;...

Title:Singapore Slingshot
Author: Mark Nickerson
Publisher:iUniverse - 2014-07-02

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