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pap smear singapore 2018
Pap Smear Singapore Guide – How to Get Screened for Cervical Cancer (for Free!)
Considering that 300 women in Singapore get diagnosed with cervical cancer every year, it’s amazing that there are still lots of women who don’t go for frequent Pap smears. We don’t...
24 August 2018
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Cord Blood Banking in Singapore – How Much Does It Cost & Is It Worth the Money?
Since the 2000s, new parents and parents-to-be in Singapore now have the chance to do cord blood banking, i.e. store the baby’s cord blood for the future. Unless you’re well-informed,...
24 August 2018
lighting singapore 2018
Lighting Singapore Guide – Lighting Types, Lighting Shops & Saving Money on Your Bills
Lighting is something we often neglect when we renovate our homes. Yet, done well, it can make a world of difference to the decor. It’s not only functional, it can create...
23 August 2018
induction cooktop singapore
Induction Cooktop 101 – Should Singaporeans Replace Their Traditional Kitchen Hob?
So, you’re doing up your very first kitchen design, and you’re already imagining yourself whipping up culinary delights like you’re Martha Stewart, the Barefoot Contessa and Nigella Lawson all rolled in...
23 August 2018
health supplements singapore 2018
Health Supplements in Singapore – Who Needs Them & How Do You Budget for Them?
Singaporeans aren’t known to be particularly healthy, so it might surprise you to know that we spent $490 million on vitamins and other supplements last year, according to consumer research...
20 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 Bands in Singapore – Guide to Choosing Affordable Wedding Rings
If there’s one piece of jewellery you’ll be wearing for most of your adult life, it would be your wedding ring. For most men, it’s the only jewellery they would...
16 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
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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
eczema cures & treatment costs singapore 2018
Eczema in Singapore – Cost Guide to Eczema Creams & Treatments
Eczema affects 1 in 10 adults and 1 in 5 kids in Singapore. But what makes eczema all the more alarming is that the number of people diagnosed with the disease...
18 July 2018
autism adhd dyslexia singapore 2018
Autism, ADHD & Dyslexia in Singapore – Cost Guide to Testing & Treatment
One of the problems with modern parenthood is that you’re always wondering whether your child’s academic and disciplinary issues are due to regular naughty kid behaviour or if there’s a condition behind it, such...
17 July 2018
chicken pox vaccine vs treatment cost
Chicken Pox in Singapore – Vaccination vs Treatment Costs
Once upon a time, chicken pox was thought of as a rite of passage and accepted as just a part of life. You might have heard your grandma tell you that it’s just...
17 July 2018
elderly care options singapore 2018
Elderly Care in Singapore – Cost Guide to Your Options
Singapore’s ageing population has been a cause for national alarm for some time. Yet the question of what we should do for our elderly – our grandparents, parents and older...
13 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
property cooling measures 2018
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