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AWA Magazine


... stories, adventures and all things related to life in Singapore and Southeast Asia by AWA members

November-December 2022 

Editor's Note

Taking the risk to leap into doing new things that are unknown to us can be scary, thrilling and gratifying at the same time. Even though pandemic-related restrictions have been eased, we are still learning what it means to live together in a post-COVID world. Like the author Arundhati Roy writes, “historically, pandemics have forced humans to break with the past and imagine their world anew. This one is no different. It is a portal, a gateway between one world and the next.”

For the AWA magazine, transitioning from a digital print to a fully online publication has been an opportunity to reimagine what moving forward means. Yet we will strive to evoke the same spirit, sharing our stories about living in Singapore and Southeast Asia, showcasing our diverse and vibrant AWA community.

The goal of this issue touches on this theme of taking a leap of faith to remind ourselves to boldly explore and try new things and, in the process, to connect with each other, evolving together on this journey.

We will still be transforming and evolving as we move along on our new platform, always sharing our stories to spread ideas and wisdom to connect us all together in this journey.

I hope you enjoy this edition as we all “LEAP. CONNECT. EVOLVE.” together.


Andrea Perez

Editor-in-Chief AWA Magazine

Three Women



Our Team

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The AWA Magazine is managed by a group of volunteer women who love to share stories, adventures and all things related to living in Singapore and Southeast Asia, while having fun along the way. 

We are always welcoming new volunteers to join our magazine team of writers, copy editors, photographers and designers.  If you are looking to share your talents or even try something new, get in touch with us at

“We are all storytellers. We all live in a network of stories. There isn’t a stronger connection between people than storytelling.”

Jimmy Neil Smith
International Storytelling Center
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