How much does it cost to live on Saipan? Saipan Apartments?

I get that question quite often from many people who discover SaipanLiving.com website, and are interested in visiting or relocating. So, today, as public service to the world, I shall answer it based on my own lifestyle. Today is Saturday. At about 6:30am, I typically head out to the Sabalu Market in Susupe to buy […]
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…not to impress you, but to impress upon you….the importance of dreaming big!

Here are some recent happenings with two of my books:   Chicken Feathers and Garlic Skin: Diary of a Chinese Garment Factory Girl on Saipan (which I co-authored with Chinese national, Chun Yu Wang), is being used as a suggested text for a Women’s Studies course at California State University in Fullerton, CA. This is […]
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The highlight of Saipan’s Flame Tree Arts Festival…without a doubt

Last Sunday, June 12, marked the final day of Saipan’s annual Flame Tree Festival–now in its thirtieth year!  Each year, artists, sculptors, and artisans of all stripes come to sell their wares to an appreciative public. There are also food vendors, performers from across Micronesia and the Pacific. This year’s festivities were held at Saipan’s […]
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The Changing Face of Saipan Tourism

With a title like that, I’m sure you expected a lengthy article. However, this is just a quick observation. First of all, if you’re not aware, Saipan is a tourist island. Traditionally, visitors from its closest international neighbor–Japan–comprised the majority of visitors. In recent months, and then pivotally, as a result of the ongoing nuclear […]
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If you happen to be on Saipan this Sunday, May 29th…

Grab a radio and tune in!   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Local author and entrepreneur to appear on “Your Humanities Half-Hour” SAIPAN, CNMI— The NMI Council for the Humanities will feature author, entrepreneur and former Saipan Tribune columnist Walt F. J. Goodridge on its weekly radio show this Sunday, May 29, on Power 99 FM from […]
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