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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.

[UPDATED] Budget 2020 Highlights — 10 Key Announcements To Note
Budgeting
[UPDATED] Budget 2020 Highlights — 10 Key Announcements To Note
I have to admit — I’m quite impressed by the Budget 2020 announcement by Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat. From what he shared, the government seems...
26 March 2020
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Dining
4 Hot Pot Alternatives To Haidilao – Xiao Fei Yang, Beauty In The Pot & More
I felt a little happy when I read the news about food critic Chua Lam getting flamed for his blasphemous remarks (“no cultural significance”) on the culinary genius that is...
23 March 2020
13 Cheap Mookata Buffets & Set Meals in Singapore (2020)
Dining
13 Cheap Mookata Buffets & Set Meals in Singapore (2020)
With sizzling meat and seafood on lard-drenched hot plates, mookata (i.e. Thai BBQ) is the stuff sinful dreams are made of. And thanks to its popularity in Singapore, you can...
22 March 2020
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Invest
Gold vs Silver Prices – Is It Worth Investing in Silver?
People are always yapping about how valuable gold is, but they often overlook the yellow metal’s less flashy cousin, silver. The recent years have been quite underwhelming for the two precious...
20 March 2020
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Career
Being A Sugar Baby in Singapore — How Much Money Can This Controversial “Job” Make?
You can say that the rise of dating apps like Tinder and Coffee Meets Bagel have completely changed the way modern Singaporeans date, but unlike traditional courtship, there’s one thing...
18 March 2020
plant nursery singapore
Shopping
Plant Nurseries in Singapore (2020) – Popular House Plants & Where To Buy Them
Before moving into my own home, I never had any prominent interest in plants. In fact, it was the complete opposite. In primary school, my green bean never germinated, and...
27 February 2020
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Career
Scoot’s Revenue Head Vincent Fu On ‘Unsexy’ Jobs, Scoot’s Office Culture & More
If you’re a MoneySmart reader, you would most definitely be familiar with local airline Scoot. A subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, the budget carrier has made quite a name for themselves...
25 February 2020
7 Industries Impacted by Covid-19 & How The Outbreak Is Disrupting Our Economy
Budgeting
7 Industries Impacted by Covid-19 & How The Outbreak Is Disrupting Our Economy
Officially renamed Covid-19, the global novel coronavirus outbreak cases in Singapore are increasing every day. The DORSCON level is now orange, which means it’s considered quite “severe” and “spreads easily”....
17 February 2020
5 Interesting Career Insights From Dawn Teo, SVP of Amara Hotels and Resorts
Career
5 Interesting Career Insights From Dawn Teo, SVP of Amara Hotels and Resorts
The hospitality industry has been booming in recent years — and not just in Singapore, where tourism is a key economy driver. In fact, according to a report by The...
14 February 2020
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Property
HDB BTO Launch Feb 2020 — Toa Payoh & Sembawang Review
Valentine’s Day is coming, which means it’s the BTO season again! This February 2020, the Housing Development Board (HDB) has announced some 3,020 build-to-order (BTO) flats to be launched in...
11 February 2020
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Travel Insurance
Travel Insurance Updates (Wuhan Coronavirus) — Are Your Cancelled Plans Covered?
Everyone is worried about the novel coronavirus, and for good reason: China is on lockdown, and globally, the “Wuhan virus” is spreading quicker and quicker by the day. The World...
10 February 2020
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Credit Cards
3 Best Cash Back Credit Cards in Singapore to Consider Applying For
When it comes to comparing plastic, cashback is the most popular kind of credit card in Singapore. But which is the best cashback credit card in Singapore?
5 February 2020
MCC code singapore
Credit Cards
Guide to Merchant Category Codes — 15 Popular Companies in Singapore with Unexpected MCCs
If you’ve ever heard credit card nerds and mile chasers yak about “MCC codes” but catch no ball, this 101 article is for you. They’re actually referring to the merchant...
4 February 2020
Watsons and Guardian Sold Out? Here are 5 Alternatives to Buy Surgical Masks in Singapore
Shopping
Watsons and Guardian Sold Out? Here are 5 Alternatives to Buy Surgical Masks in Singapore
The “Wuhan virus” (2019-nCoV) is giving me major 2003-SARS deja vu vibes, and I don’t like it. And as if it isn’t enough that there’s the new pneumonia coronavirus going...
30 January 2020
lo hei yu sheng singapore
Dining
Yu Sheng Singapore Price Guide (2020) – Plus, “Huat” To Say When You Lo Hei!
Oi, all of you jiak kantang one ah. You have less than a month to brush up on your mandarin if you want the God of Fortune to hear you...
22 January 2020
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Budgeting
Grab Rides, GrabFood, GrabPay & Now GrabInsure – What’s Next?
Grab Singapore recently started calling itself the “Everyday Everything app”, which confirms my suspicions that Grab is legit trying to take over Singapore. The Singapore-based company may have started off...
22 January 2020
7 Best Things to Buy from The SAF eMart — Online, The Chevrons and SAFRA Mount Faber & Punggol
Shopping
7 Best Things to Buy from The SAF eMart — Online, The Chevrons and SAFRA Mount Faber & Punggol
Take it from me — a girl who’s never served National Service — you don’t need to be an NSF or NSman to know of the legendary SAF eMart. Officially,...
16 January 2020
polytechnic course fees singapore
Education
Junior College vs Polytechnic Course Fees in Singapore (AY 2020 / 2021)
After the GCE O Levels, most teenagers will reach their first big educational crossroad in life: should you continue with the GCE A Level syllabus in junior college (JC), or...
12 January 2020
best clubs singapore
Entertainment
10 Best Clubs in Singapore & Their Cover Charges (2020)
Of course, if you’re a young, attractive woman, clubbing is practically free (and not just on Ladies’ Night). If you weren’t already on a guest list, a promoter would probably...
20 December 2019
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Transportation
“Every Road Pay”? Here Are The 5 Most Expensive ERP Gantries To Avoid in Singapore
I have a love-hate relationship with the electronic road pricing (ERP) system in Singapore. On one hand, I understand its purpose in easing rush hour traffic jams. On the other…...
19 December 2019
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Fitness & Beauty
Cheap Massage Parlours in Singapore (2020) – Clean Ones Under $70!
Singaporeans are really experts at enjoying life. We are always on the hunt for shopping deals, good food and for many of us, cheap massages. But a problem arises when...
16 December 2019
cheap steamboat singapore
Dining
Cheap Steamboat & Steamboat Buffet Price List in Singapore (2020)
As comforting as a bubbling hot pot of soup is, I simply can’t afford to splash $60 on Hai Di Lao (or the newly opened Little Sheep at One Fullerton),...
16 December 2019
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Shopping
The “Netflix” Tax: GST Policy Changes That Will Take Effect Next Year (2020)
Sigh… We’ve only just started to forget about the goods and services tax (GST) hikes announced during the annual Budget 2018 and 2019 speeches, but alas! It’s now time for them...
16 December 2019
vinyl flooring
Budgeting
Flooring Options in Singapore — Price Guide to Vinyl Flooring & More
Flooring is the single most expensive cost when it comes to home renovations – and the bigger your house, the bigger your bill. It’s also almost always permanent because it’s a tremendous hassle...
12 December 2019
what it takes ps cafe singapore
Career
What’s It Like as Head Chef of Singapore’s Trendiest F&B Chain, PS Cafe?
If you’re into Sunday brunches, you would probably be familiar with PS Cafe. They’re most known for their swanky (and very Instagram-able) outlet at Harding Road, Dempsey, and for popularising...
11 December 2019