Travel Black Book: Singaporeans Living Abroad

Southern belle

Raleigh, North Carolina, combines cultural diversity and Southern charm

Who: Mrs Alicia Sandve, 28, is a stay-home mum and entrepreneur who runs Petitinget Home (www., a small business selling South-east Asian handicrafts in the United States.

The Singaporean moved to the US in 2013 when she married American Michael Sandve, 33, who works for investment bank Credit Suisse. They lived in New York and New Jersey for a year each before moving south to Raleigh, North Carolina, in 2015.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on August 12, 2018, with the headline 'Southern belle'. Subscribe