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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.

SkillsFuture Courses, WSG Programmes & More: 5 Practical Tips for Career Progression
Career
SkillsFuture Courses, WSG Programmes & More: 5 Practical Tips for Career Progression
The words “career” and “job” can mean very different things to different people. For some, it’s just a means to an end. Many just want to earn enough money to...
10 December 2019
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Fitness & Beauty
10 Nail Salons in Singapore for Affordable Manicures & Pedicures From $8
Most of us know how to paint our nails at home, but once in a while, it’s nice to pay someone to help us do a better job. Manicures and...
10 December 2019
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Budgeting
Sentosa Guide (2020) – Entry Fees, Parking Rates and More Money-Saving Hacks
I always thought Sentosa was an overpriced scam-land that only tourists ever visit. I mean, how many times can you make a splash at Adventure Cove Waterpark and zoom around on roller coasters...
9 December 2019
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Dining
Cheap Korean BBQ Buffets in Singapore (2020)
As you probably already know, it’s very expensive to enjoy Korean food in Singapore – especially Korean BBQ.
3 December 2019
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Budgeting
Retail Apocalypse in Singapore — 7 Popular Brands That Went Bust or Closed Down
Although the term “retail apocalypse” was originally coined to describe the fast decline of many huge North American chains, it basically refers to e-commerce-inflicted death of brick-and-mortar stores all over...
3 December 2019
Google flights singapore
Travel
Google Flights vs Skyscanner vs KAYAK vs Expedia – Which Is The Cheapest?
It should come as no surprise that the world’s largest search engine has come up with their very own flight comparison tool, releasing Google Flights in Singapore in Dec 2018....
26 November 2019
queensway shopping centre
Budgeting
The Queensway Shopping Centre En Bloc Failed, But Is It Still Worth Visiting?
Queensway Shopping Centre’s fate had been hanging on thin thread for the longest time — many people were up in arms when news broke of the 45-year-old mall being put...
26 November 2019
event jobs singapore christmas
Career
5 Easy Part-Time Event Jobs in Singapore for Christmas 2019 & CNY 2020
December should be officially declared as broke month — it’s when we go on expensive vacations, buy Christmas gifts for our friends and family, and of course, start preparing for...
21 November 2019
19 Value for Money Halal Buffets in Singapore (2019)
Dining
19 Value for Money Halal Buffets in Singapore (2019)
The best thing about Singapore’s diversity is that it extends to our crazy obsession with buffets too. There’s a buffet for almost every trending dish and every dietary restriction. Whether...
21 November 2019
cheap bintan resorts
Travel
10 Cheap Bintan Resorts for Glamping and Seaside Holidays under $200/Night
Because of how cheap and easy it is to book short seaside getaways and “glamping” (literally glamorous camping) trips, Bintan is trendier than ever. By ferry, the idyllic Indonesian island...
20 November 2019
halal cake singapore
Dining
5 Best Halal Cake Shops in Singapore for Affordable Birthday Cakes
Everyone loves cake, and from birthdays to Christmas, it’s used to celebrate seemingly every occasion. But the thing about cakes is that it’s not halal — most confectionaries use ingredients...
18 November 2019
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Budgeting
Gardens By The Bay Christmas Wonderland 2019 – Ticket Prices, Highlights & More
If the yearly lights along Orchard Road aren’t doing it for you, try tickling your festive bones at Gardens By The Bay instead. Sure, Christmas Wonderland 2019 isn’t free-entry, but you...
17 November 2019
poke bowl
Dining
Best Poke Bowls in Singapore – 9 Most Affordable Poke Bowls for Your Salmon Fix (2019)
The poke bowl (aka the cai png of Hawaii) is typically made up of cubed sashimi (usually salmon or tuna), various fruits and vegetables and sushi rice. It’s no surprise that...
15 November 2019
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Shopping
KrisShop Guide — How Cheap is Duty-Free Shopping with Singapore Airlines?
I don’t know about you, but I often confuse Singapore Airlines’ KrisShop with iShopChangi. They’re both duty-free shops, so I kind of just always assumed they’re the same. Well, they’re...
13 November 2019
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Property
HDB BTO Launch Nov 2019 — Tengah, Ang Mo Kio & Tampines Review
The November 2019 HDB BTO launch is coming up, and this cycle, we are looking at quite an impressive lineup of build-to-order (BTO) flats at Tengah, Ang Mo Kio and...
12 November 2019
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Transportation
Comparing Taxi Fares in Singapore — Plus, Which Cabs “Die Die” Also Cannot Take?
Now that private hire ride-hailing is all the rage in Singapore, what’s become of our original gangster taxis? Most people I know have switched over to cheaper alternatives like Grab...
11 November 2019
ferry to bintan batam
Travel
Price Comparison of Singapore Ferries to Bintan & Batam — Which is the Cheapest?
Just a short (and cheap) ferry ride away, both Bintan and Batam are top resort destinations among Singaporeans. Depending on your destination and ferry operator, it’ll take about 1 to...
11 November 2019
comfort taxi fares singapore
Transportation
Comfort Taxi Fares in Singapore — Booking Fees, Peak Hour Surcharge and More
Once upon a time, taxis ruled our roads and everyone had ‘ComfortDelGro Taxis’ on speed-dial. Those blue cabs were pretty much our only public transport option if we were in...
7 November 2019
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Dining
Best Food Delivery Singapore — Deliveroo vs Foodpanda vs GrabFood (2019)
Remember those days when you would actually step out of your house to buy food when you were hungry? Me neither. Ever since food delivery services appeared on the scene,...
7 November 2019
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Career
A Career in DBS — DBS Bank’s MD Soh Siew Choo On Getting Hired and Becoming a Manager
Ask anyone and chances are, they’ve probably upon a time applied for a job in the banking industry. There’s a certain prestige tied to the industry — when people think...
6 November 2019
Cheap and Good Bak Kut Teh in Singapore for $10 Or Less Per Pax
Dining
Cheap and Good Bak Kut Teh in Singapore for $10 Or Less Per Pax
It’s rainy season all year round in Singapore, which is possibly why bak kut teh (pork ribs soup) is such a popular dish — there’s nothing more comforting, especially when...
5 November 2019
shopping singapore sale gss
Shopping
9 Annual Sale Events and Festivals for the Best Discounts in Singapore
The retail industry is kind of in shambles right now. The scene has changed dramatically in the past few years. The most obvious shift, of course, is that of people...
30 October 2019
ktv
Entertainment
KTV Singapore Showdown — Teo Heng, Cash Studio, Manekineko & More
Karaoke brings out strange talents in me – I can remember the lyrics to my Primary 6 jam (read: “Oops! I Did It Again”) and spit Jay Chou raps like...
28 October 2019
refash singapore thrift shop
Shopping
Thrift Shopping & Selling on Refash — Plus, More Secondhand Stores to Check Out!
If you have ventured out of the online shopping world recently and actually went shopping #IRL, you probably would’ve heard of Refash. On the surface, it looks like a normal...
18 October 2019
axs payments singapore
Credit Cards
AXS Singapore Guide — Traffic Fines and Bill Payments, GrabPay & More
The only people I knew who used AXS payment machines were those who were trying to ‘siam’ the $10 credit card charge by Scoot (it was $6 at the AXS...
17 October 2019