Moving with the times

Some Singaporeans and former expats here are leaving for love, family and work

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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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on September 12, 2021, with the headline 'Moving with the times'. Subscribe