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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
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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
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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
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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
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#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
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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
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Furniture Buying in Singapore – Guide to Cheap and Affordable Options
It’s hard not to get a little excited at the prospect of furniture shopping in Singapore, especially when HGTV has been feeding us with gorgeous visuals of what a little...
14 May 2018
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Braces in Singapore – How Much Do Invisalign, Ceramic and Metal Braces Cost?
Supermodels Heidi Klum and Cindy Crawford did it. Action star Tom Cruise did it (at the ripe old age of 40 no less). Even Prince Harry did it, proof that...
27 April 2018
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Credit Cards
Spend the Holidays with UOB Lady’s Card – 3 Good Reasons Why You Should
It’s been almost 30 years of “the men don’t get it”, and in terms of shopping, wellness, beauty and fitness, no other card comes close to the UOB Lady’s Card....
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What Is a Multi Asset Fund and Who Should Consider Investing in It?
Just as in life, investing is a journey that evolves over time. But while some things change, certain principles remain the same. One of those principles is not putting all...
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Credit Cards
3 Best Credit Cards for Grocery Shopping in Singapore
These days, there are only two ways to get cheap groceries. The first is with an optimized credit card. The second involves screaming “I thought it was a free sample“,...
7 September 2017
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GST Vouchers Are in This July: How Much Will You Get?
The GST vouchers (and other associated bonuses) are back. I love the government. I already bought a Maserati. “I think you’re overestimating the amount.” Nonsense, says here the government’s giving...
28 June 2017
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Credit Cards
The Top 3 Air Miles Credit Card Sign Up Promotions Right Now
With travel season just round the corner, banks are starting to aggressively step up their drive to get more sign ups for air miles credit cards. Sign up bonuses were a...
7 June 2017