Moving out, moving on: Why expats, S'poreans relocate amid Covid-19 pandemic

Ms Natalie Boon quit her job as an asset manager in Singapore and flew to Ipoh to be with her daughter Micaela, whom she had last seen in the flesh in March 2020.
Ms Natalie Boon quit her job as an asset manager in Singapore and flew to Ipoh to be with her daughter Micaela, whom she had last seen in the flesh in March 2020.PHOTO: COURTESY OF NATALIE BOON

SINGAPORE - After being apart from her only child for more than a year, Malaysian Natalie Boon, 33, had enough.

So last month, the Singapore permanent resident quit her job as an asset manager in a fund management firm here and flew to Ipoh, where her daughter Micaela lives with her in-laws.

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