Taiwan Guides: Yangmingshan Hiking Trail + Beitou Hot Springs (*Directions & Google map links included!)

This is post 1 of 4 in the series “Taiwan Guides” If you only had one day to squeeze in a visit to Yangmingshan and Beitou Hot Springs in Taipei, Taiwan, you can consider this itinerary. I’ve included Google map links which you can star as favourites and track your location via GPS.  You can…

Cotton Homebakes – Beautiful, Healthy, Delicious Homebaked Cakes

This is post 2 of 3 in the series “#SGfemales” Homebaked cakes are getting more popular nowadays as Singaporeans increasingly seek customisable, handcrafted products over mass-produced ones. I first came across Cotton Homebakes while asking fellow mummies on Facebook for recommendations for home bakers. Quite a few of them had ordered homebaked cakes from Cotton…

4 Questions That Lee Hsien Loong Cannot Answer About Oxley Road

It’s already a couple of weeks plus since the Oxley Road affair broke, but it already feels like forever. While Singapore waits another week plus for the Parliament session on 3rd July 2017 (where Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is supposed to answer questions from MPs regarding the 38 Oxley Road dispute), there are some…

5 Reasons the Oxley Road Saga is Way Too Singaporean 

By now, the Oxley Road saga between Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (PM Lee), and his siblings Lee Wei Ling and Lee Hsien Yang, has developed into a game of thrones. No one can predict what happens next and all heads are on the chopping board. One certainty is that when Parliament sits on 3…

The Terminal – Airbus’s Secret Café in Seletar Aerospace Park

This is post 5 of 5 in the series “Singapore: Seletar Aerospace and Surrounds” Seletar Aerospace Park is full of hidden gems (check out my other Seletar posts in this series). I had no idea this café called The Terminal existed, until I came across a brochure for a Dilmah Tea Inspired Award at a recent Taste of East Asia event….

PAssion Card – The Membership Card That’s Almost Free!

This is post 4 of 4 in the series “Membership Cards” Since I’ve already blogged about NTUC and SAFRA memberships, the other membership which I really like is the PAssion card by People’s Association. Being the cheapo I am, I signed up for the card many years ago even before I got NTUC and SAFRA…

How To Earn Money Off Your NTUC Membership in Just 2 Steps

This is post 3 of 4 in the series “Membership Cards” A year ago, I blogged about why you should pay $9 for NTUC Membership. After being an NTUC member for more than 4 years, I just realised I’ve actually managed to recover back more than I paid every single year. Here’s how I did it….

When North Korea and South Korea Almost Reconciled

The North Korea nuclear crisis is putting the world on edge, what can be done? If you’ve been keeping up to date with news on the North Korea nuclear crisis, you may also be aware that this long-drawn “war” between North and South Korea (and its allies) could have actually been averted due to a…

Three Things More Expensive for Singapore Parents Than Milk Powder

The cost of milk powder in Singapore has risen to a level even PAP MPs cannot endure. If you weren’t paying attention, the rise in milk powder prices has been hogging quite a few headlines. How expensive is Singapore milk powder? According to the Mandarin chart below, the price of milk powder in Singapore (#2)…

How Technology Has Changed A Modern Mother’s Life

Just two generations ago, my grandma gave birth without the use of modern painkillers such as the epidural and did not have regular ultrasound scans to check on the foetus’ growth. Just one generation ago, my mother did not have access to the internet to order infant milk powder with free delivery, nor could she…