Articles by Eugenia Liew

I’m a 90s millennial who’s starting to realise that #adulting is more expensive than it seems on Instagram. When I’m not writing for MoneySmart, I’m usually playing with drain-dwelling stray cats or shopping at Sephora.

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HDB BTO Launch Aug 2018 – Should You BTO in Ulu Punggol or Siao Lang Yishun?
BTO shopping? You’re in luck. The Aug 2018 HDB BTO launch is here and they’re in 2 of Singapore’s favourite estates – Punggol and Yishun! What a tough choice, eh? Should you...
30 August 2018
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Girl Ah, PAssion Member? The Complete Guide to Passion Card Benefits
I secretly love it when the Cold Storage cashier asks, “Girl, PAssion card member?” WHY, YES I AM! (Proceeds to fumble in wallet) The PAssion card may look unimpressive – okay, it’s borderline embarrassing –...
19 August 2018
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Wedding Invitations in Singapore – 3 Money-Saving Hacks for Wedding Cards
Just when you’re eating cai png for the 5th day straight and think you couldn’t possibly spend any more money on your upcoming wedding… you suddenly remember that you still...
13 August 2018
wedding dresses
Wedding Dresses from $50 – 5 Online Shops for Super Affordable Wedding Gowns
As a bride-to-be who prides herself on being “pretty chill about everything”, even I find myself feeling anxious about having to make so many financial decisions in this 1 year...
8 August 2018
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National Day Promotions (2018) – 1-for-1 Movies, Free Food Delivery & More
Happy birthday Singapore! I can’t pretend that I’m particularly patriotic – you definitely won’t see me jostling with the NDP 2018 crowds – but I’m always super excited when 9 August rolls...
7 August 2018
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City Plaza Singapore – 7 Non-Rabak Shops for Cheap Vintage Finds
Just a 5-minute walk away from Paya Lebar MRT is City Plaza – the supposed wholesale heaven with 5 floors of cheap clothes, electronics and knick-knacks. Rumour has it that this...
2 August 2018
grab rewards
News Flash: Grab Rewards Suck (& So Do These 5 Super Boliao Reward Schemes)
You must’ve heard about the recent Grab Rewards scandal. Car-hailing app Grab tried to do us dirty by sneakily changing their rewards scheme on the sly. TL;DR: Grab Rewards points are...
30 July 2018
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Singapore National Day 2018 – 7 Limited Edition Items to Queue Up For
9 August is less than a month away, which means it’s almost time to watch the Singapore National Day Parade and break out into the nostalgic National Day song “Home”. But if...
19 July 2018
reusable straws
#StopSucking – Here Are 3 Super Chio But Affordable Reusable Straws in Singapore
The world is waging war on straws, a.k.a. our second favourite piece of plastic (credit cards are first, duh) – and millennials are shookt. Not sure what’s going on? Let me...
13 July 2018
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Property Cooling Measures 2018 – 10 Most Important Things You Should Know
New property cooling measures were recently announced, and boy, did it send Singaporeans into a frenzy as everyone rushed to buy condo units the night before they kicked in. So… what are...
10 July 2018
hdb e services
HDB E-Services Guide – How to Follow Up on Your BTO Application
If you’re in the midst of applying for a BTO or waiting for your BTO to be completed, you probably wish you had the HDB hotline on speed dial for your burning...
9 July 2018
Average Salary and First Job in Singapore
Average Salary in Singapore & Other Things to Know About Your First Job
No matter what stage of your career you’re in, if you’re looking for a job, it’s kind of stressful. It’s even worse when it’s your first job! If you’re a...
9 July 2018
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Interior Design in Singapore – 5 Legit Companies That (Probably) Won’t Scam You
If you bought your first home, congratulations! You’ve wiped out your CPF and depleted your life savings, and now you’re the proud owner of… an empty home. The next step in this...
6 July 2018
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10 Best Party Shops in Singapore for Helium Balloons & Balloon Delivery
Whatever party you have planned – be it a romantic surprise proposal or flashy 21st birthday for Instagram – balloons make all the difference. Here are 10 of the best party...
5 July 2018
Great Singapore Sale 2018 - deals & promo codes for GSS
Great Singapore Sale 2018 – The 9 Best GSS Discounts & Promo Codes
Singapore’s biggest shopping season is here, and while we all know that shopping is a year-round affair, I’ll take any excuse to hit the malls (and ASOS). The Great Singapore...
22 June 2018
FIFA World Cup 2018 – Complete List of Places to Watch it for Free (Legally!) in Singapore
FIFA World Cup 2018 – Complete List of Places to Watch it for Free (Legally!) in Singapore
Ole, ole! The FIFA World Cup 2018 – only the world’s most anticipated soccer tournament ever – is just about a week away, so if you haven’t settled your plans...
18 June 2018
The 21 Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Singapore – How Much Do They Cost?
The 21 Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Singapore – How Much Do They Cost?
Whether you’re a vegetarian on a tight budget or an animal lover who’s thinking of giving up meat, here are some of the best vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Singapore,...
11 June 2018
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Ramadan Geylang Serai Bazaar 2018 – The Complete Price List
In the recent years, there’s been a lot of talk about how the the OG Ramadan Bazaar has lost its original charm. Last weekend, I put on my shorts and slippers,...
22 May 2018
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Cheap Beer in Singapore – A Guide on Alcohol Delivery, Happy Hours and More
Anybody who disputes those reports about Singapore being the most expensive city in the world (“got hawker food what!”) clearly doesn’t drink much beer: Thanks to our astronomical alcohol taxes,...
16 May 2018