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Alison Moh MacRae Smith


I WAS born in Batu Pahat, Johor, and moved to Singapore in 1957 to start training as a student nurse.

I married Bruce MacRae Smith, a Scot who was then working in Singapore.

We used to live in Europe for about four months a year.  In 1980, when our son was 12 years of age, we decided to relocate to France.

My husband then bought a property in Lot Etgaronne and turned it into a resort that we called Guirot Bas. It  was very popular with families, mainly in the summer.

After my husband passed away four years ago, I sold Guirot Bas and came to Malaysia for a holiday in October 2010.

Just a week into the holiday, I suffered a peritonitis attack and needed a colostomy.

While recuperating in the hospital, I decided to retire in Malaysia and recently moved to live in a care home in Kulaijaya, where I’m enjoying a carefree lifestyle especially after running a holiday resort for 20 years!

Alison Moh MacRae Smith decided to retire in Kulaijaya, Johor, after living abroad for more than 40 years.

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