Written By:

Kelly Ann Yeo

Current Rock of Residence:

Mauritius - Island City In Training

Island Girl Since:


Originally Hails From:

Singapore - the Island City

Born and raised in Singapore, Kelly never quite understood the distinction between an island and a city. To her, every island would be a bustling hive of activity, 24-hour shopping, and on-demand everything. Until she could earn enough to travel, Kelly didn’t realize that it wasn’t “normal” to be sitting on a man-made beach with cargo ships dotted on the horizon as far as the eye could see, or that twinkling stars in the night sky weren’t just the stuff of storybooks.

Life brought her to San Francisco for a few years (almost an island in itself) before finally leading her to organic farming in Mauritius with her husband. Between tending to her crops with some off-key singing and teaching her rescue dogs that an enthusiastic, muddy welcome isn’t for everyone, she is learning about proper island life, the elusive concept of Island Time, and that islanders grab life by the balls with a side of rum.

Kelly also writes for Farmcity, a platform for organic farming that is centered around building healthier communities.

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