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7 Board Games to Entertain the Children Over Christmas
With the holidays upon us, a good way to bond with the children is via board games. You can either buy the game sets to keep or head to a...
29 November 2018
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The Sandwiched Generation in Singapore – Finances of Caring for Aged Parents and Children
Giving your parents allowance is probably something you’ve been told to do since you were young. It’s love, Asian style. But as you start to have kids and your parents...
28 November 2018
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Singaporeans Share 6 Top Renovation Budgeting Tips
This post was written in collaboration with Qanvast. While we are financially compensated by them, we nonetheless strive to maintain our editorial integrity and review products with the same objective...
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Should You Buy a COE or PARF Car in Singapore? What’s the Difference?
With the average price of a new car rivalling the cost of a 3-Room BTO flat in a non-mature estate in Singapore, it’s easy to see why used cars are a...
27 November 2018
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Best Pest Control Services Singapore – Price List of Rentokil, Anticimex & Others
When there’s something strange in your neighbourhood, who you’re gonna call? If the strange intruders in question are termites, roaches, mosquitoes, ants, bed bugs and rats, your best bet is...
19 November 2018
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Spectacle Shops in Singapore – Where to Buy Glasses, Sunglasses and Contact Lenses
Unless you are part of a very small percentage of Singaporeans, odds are, you’re short-sighted. More than 4 in 5 people in Singapore over 18 are short-sighted, and over 3...
31 October 2018
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Best Refrigerators in Singapore – Which Fridge Should You Choose?
Refrigerators are pricey, but a must-have in every modern kitchen. A basic top-mount fridge costs at least $500, while larger ones with more features can cost up to more than...
31 October 2018
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Car Loans
COE Bidding – I Got My COE For $2,693 By Bidding Myself
Bidding for COE myself must be one of the most rogue things I ever did. The Certificate of Entitlement, or more commonly referred to as the COE, is a very...
25 October 2018
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9 Sentosa Restaurants Where You Can Eat Cheap For Less Than $10
Sentosa’s original name was Pulau Belakang Mati, which translates to “the Island of Death from Behind”. It’s pretty appropriate, since after a trip to Sentosa it does feel like somebody stabbed you...
24 October 2018
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How Much Pocket Money Should Singaporean Parents Give Their Kids
Most kids don’t really look forward to starting school. What they will welcome is receiving pocket money, and whatever tiny bit of financial freedom that comes with it. Suddenly, they...
18 October 2018
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HDB Silver Housing Bonus — A Guide to Downsizing Your Home in Singapore
When your children were younger, you bought a bigger home to contain all their bric-a-brac. Now, as they have grown older and moved out of the family nest, you and...
9 October 2018
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High Life
Migrating to Australia – Cost of Living, Annual Salaries and Taxes
If you are reading this from your cramped office cubicle, or on your mobile while enduring a sardine packed MRT ride home, chances are the fleeting thought of migrating the...
8 October 2018
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Bespoke Suits for Men – Best Tailors in Bangkok, Hoi An, Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai and Singapore
Whether it is for your graduation ceremony, wedding, or that all-important presentation, sometimes you just need to look dapper in a fitted shirt and suit. It’s common knowledge that getting a suit...
8 October 2018
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5 Date Night Ideas & Budget Couple Activities in Singapore That Are Almost Free
Perpetual singles in Singapore are often quick to point out that dating is expensive, and that they’d rather save their money, thank you very much. But nobody is asking you...
5 October 2018
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High Life
How to Migrate to Canada: Why Migrate and How Much Does It Cost?
Singaporeans live in a melting pot of cultures, so it comes as no surprise that Canada, with its diverse cities (like Toronto) is a favourite destination when it comes to migration. Despite the...
4 October 2018
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Plastic Surgery in Singapore: Top 6 Procedures From Liposuction to Rhinoplasty & How Much They Cost
Plastic surgery is gaining popularity and acceptance among Singaporeans thanks to the rise of the K-pop culture and increasing societal pressure to look good all the time. The top 6 plastic...
28 September 2018
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Car Insurance
Singapore Car Prices – Breakdown of Car Costs & How to Save Money
Owning a car in Singapore is an expensive affair, largely thanks to high COE prices. For comparison’s sake, a brand new Volkswagen Gold TrendLine 1.4 costs $114,000 in Singapore, $30,000 in...
11 September 2018
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Car Insurance
Used Cars in Singapore – A Complete Guide to Buying Your First Second-hand Car
Buying a used car is common in Singapore where car ownership is expensive. Sure, your second-hand car won’t have that new-car smell and it isn’t as prestigious. But it is more...
11 September 2018
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Fridge Repair Singapore – Where to Get Your Refrigerator Repaired for Cheap
We hate to remind you, but you probably shouldn’t wait till your fridge is gasping its last breaths before you start hunting down your refrigerator repair options. Unlike any other...
10 September 2018
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Upgrading from Your First HDB – How To Do It & What are the Options?
If you’re like most Singaporeans, your first home would probably be an HDB flat… but it may not be your “forever home”. As your life stages change and needs grow (or...
7 September 2018
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Electricians in Singapore – Price Guide to 10 Best Electrical Services Companies
Yes, we know you can change your own lightbulb. But, unless you’re an electrical engineer, you’ll probably need an professional for many electrical services, i.e. anything requiring wiring work – whether repair, replacement or...
7 September 2018
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Handyman Services in Singapore – Where to Find Them & How Much They Charge
Homes require a fair bit of loving attention and care. Don’t think that once the renovations are done, you’re in the clear. As you live in your home, all sorts...
6 September 2018
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7 Best Washing Machine Brands in Singapore – Guide for First Time Buyers
If there’s one chore that you cannot avoid, it’s laundry. Until public nudity becomes legal in Singapore, there’s no way to siam washing your clothes (because they will definitely stink in...
5 September 2018
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Electronics Stores Singapore Comparison – Is It Cheaper to Shop Online or Offline?
Electronics in Singapore aren’t cheap, but we’ve come a long way since the days we had to compare prices manually by going to Harvey Norman, Courts and Parisilk on foot.  Comparison shopping is so...
27 August 2018
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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