eugenia

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.

budget 2019 singapore
Budgeting
Budget 2019 Summary – 10 Key Takeaways For The Average Singaporean
Thanks to rumours of Budget 2019 being a pre-election announcement, Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat had every Singaporean’s full attention for 2 hours yesterday afternoon. The Budget 2019 measures focus...
19 February 2019
blogshops singapore
Shopping
17 Cheap Blogshops in Singapore for Women’s Clothing (2019)
The blogshop scene in Singapore has come a long way from its “SgFleaMarket” & “SgSellTrade” days on Blogspot and LiveJournal. “Blogshop clothes” are no longer only for teeny boppers and...
18 February 2019
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Travel
Cherry Blossom Forecast (2019) – Sakura Bloom Dates, Last-Minute Flight Prices & More
Everyone loves Japan – and even more so during cherry blossom season. From soonest to latest, here is the 2019 sakura bloom date forecast.   Japan cherry blossom forecast 2019...
13 February 2019
smoking in singapore
Budgeting
The Cost of Smoking in Singapore – In Terms Of Starbucks Coffees & iPhones
As a non-smoker with super sensitive sinuses, I’m glad that the legal age for smoking cigarettes in Singapore was recently raised to 19 (effective Jan 2019). I’m even happier that...
13 February 2019
acai bowl SINGAPORE
Dining
Acai Bowl Singapore Price Guide (2019) – Project Acai, Haakon & More
I had my first acai bowl two weeks ago – shut up, I know I am a complete loser and late to the party – but boy, was it life-changing. I went...
4 February 2019
airport lounge credit card singapore 2018
Credit Cards
7 Best Credit Cards in Singapore for Airport Lounge Access (2020)
Imagine this: you’re about to take a 17 hour flight across the world, and you’re too cheap to splurge on anything more than an economy class seat. Not to fret,...
30 January 2019
Bowling in Singapore – 7 Bowling Alley Chains Ranked from Cheapest to Most Expensive
Entertainment
Bowling in Singapore – 7 Bowling Alley Chains Ranked from Cheapest to Most Expensive
If your workplace has employees that just don’t do stuff like laser tag or dragon boating, there’s always bowling, the boring but still acceptable team bonding activity. And of course, if...
30 January 2019
sephora singapore malaysia
Fitness & Beauty
Sephora Singapore vs Sephora Malaysia – Is Makeup Cheaper in JB?
As far as a beauty junkie like me is concerned, heaven actually exists (hint: the pearly gates have black-and-white stripes). And not just in Singapore, but across the causeway in...
29 January 2019
mcdonald's menu prices singapore
Dining
Did You Know That McDonald’s Charges You Different Prices At Different Outlets?
Last week, Clara made a seemingly harmless, random comment about how expensive the Lido McDonald’s is. I was shocked because AREN’T ALL MCDONALD’S PRICED THE SAME????! Oh boy, did she...
24 January 2019
cat cafe Singapore
Entertainment
Cat Cafe Singapore Price List 2019 – Plus Bonus Dog Cafe!
Cat cafes… Good or bad, you decide. Personally, I don’t like the idea of businesses profiting off (perhaps involuntary) cat hugs. But as a fanatical cat lady who would never pass up a...
23 January 2019
giant supermarket hypermarket singapore
Budgeting
Giant Supermarket Price Guide (2019) – Super Cheap Furniture & Household Items
Google “Giant supermarket” and you’ll find several 2018 reports on ummm, funky foodstuff: In Feb, there were worms found in egg trays. In Sep, there were bits of plastic in...
23 January 2019
holland village food
Dining
Holland Village Food Guide (2019) – 12 Affordable Restaurants in This Atas Neighbourhood
One of Singapore’s most atas neighbourhoods, Holland Village was Dempsey Hill before Dempsey Hill was anything. But gone are the days where you’d get called out on radio for wearing shorts and...
23 January 2019
hair salon singapore
Budgeting
How Much Do Haircuts at Singapore’s Most Popular Hair Salons Cost?
Thanks to an ill-advised bob that took forever to grow out, I somehow managed to avoid expensive hair salons for the past year or two. But now that my hair...
16 January 2019
cheap hotels in singapore
Travel
15 4-Star Hotels in Singapore for Cheap Staycations Under $150/night (2019)
Everyone loves vacations, but the reality is that not everyone can afford to travel every few months. Even trips to nearby destinations like Hong Kong and Bangkok will set you back...
16 January 2019
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Dining
Healthy Meal Subscription & Tingkat Services in Singapore (2019)
As it turns out, having the healthy, balanced meals as recommended by the Health Promotion Board is not as simple as it seems. For me, it’s simply because affordable food options...
15 January 2019
holland village cafe
Dining
Holland Village Cafe Price Guide 2019 – 10 Places for Coffee, Cakes & Ice-cream
Cafe-hopping in Singapore is wallet-draining business. Paying $20 for a tiny cup of “artisanal” coffee and a plate of nutritionally unsound confectionery is part of the classic Singapore cafe experience. So...
14 January 2019
petrol credit card
Credit Cards
3 Best Credit Cards for Petrol in Singapore
This article isn’t about where to pump the cheapest petrol in Singapore. No matter if you go to Esso, Shell, SPC or Caltex, prices are usually about the same. They hardly differ...
13 January 2019
guavapass
Fitness & Beauty
GuavaPass vs KFit vs Classpass – Which Fitness Pass is the Most Worth It?
I absolutely hate working out and that exorbitantly priced barre class that I want to go for is not making things easier. I mean, come on – how can it...
8 January 2019
renovation loans singapore
Renovation Loans
DBS vs OCBC vs CIMB vs Maybank Renovation Loans in Singapore (2019)
I know firsthand how chor it is for newly weds to pay for both the dream wedding and home at the same time. Even if you hold a modest banquet and only make...
1 January 2019
Cheap Toiletries Singapore (2019) – 10 Shops That Are Way Cheaper Than Watsons
Budgeting
Cheap Toiletries Singapore (2019) – 10 Shops That Are Way Cheaper Than Watsons
Just like the same can of Coke varies from $0.70 at the value shop to $8 at the hotel lobby, the same concept applies to the toiletries and personal care...
27 December 2018
4G mobile data excess charges
Budgeting
Singtel Starhub M1 Excess Data Charges in Singapore (& How to Avoid Them)
Auto-playing Instagram videos and convenient push notifications are all fun and games until your happy, worry-free life is disrupted by an unexpected 3-digit phone bill. Yup, we all know what...
21 December 2018
Pole dancing in Singapore – 5 Studios To Try & How Much They Cost
Fitness & Beauty
Pole dancing in Singapore – 5 Studios To Try & How Much They Cost
In case you didn’t get the memo, pole dancing is now a mainstream fitness sport in Singapore. Gone are the days when it was solely associated with sleazy gentlemen clubs...
20 December 2018
Dance Class Singapore Guide – 7 Affordable Studios For Open Classes
Budgeting
Dance Class Singapore Guide – 7 Affordable Studios For Open Classes
It doesn’t matter if once upon a time you were a teenage champion athlete – becoming sedentary is part of joining the workforce. And realising you need to get up...
17 December 2018
UOB DBS OCBC Rewards catalogue
Credit Cards
UOB Rewards vs DBS Rewards vs OCBC Rewards – Which Catalogue Is Best?
When it comes to picking a rewards credit card, the most important factor is the credit card rewards catalogue. I mean, I really don’t care if the bank says they’ll...
17 December 2018
myers briggs secret santa
Shopping
Secret Santa Christmas Gift Ideas Under $25 (For Every Myers-Briggs Type!)
We’re in the second of week of December, which means it’s right about the time we all scramble for those pesky Secret Santa gift exchanges. Yup, in addition to having...
11 December 2018