This AMK Hub Mall Has A Hidden Secret Only Insiders Know

AMK Hub is a busy shopping mall located right next to Ang Mo Kio MRT station. It is well-known that there are many eateries at AMK Hub, such as NTUC Foodfare, Toast Box, Swensens and more. But one canteen has cleverly hidden itself so well that only insiders know where it is. A canteen so…

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….

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)…

Why Would Singaporeans Buy Fish From a Farmer Instead of A Fisherman?

“Farming” to Singaporeans typically brings to mind crops like vegetables, fruits, rice, or livestock, poultry and eggs. But what about fish? Some of us may think our fish are typically wild fish caught by fishermen and farmed fish is just a minor source of our fish. So why would Singaporeans increasingly buy fish from a…

Financial Advice for Women: An Interview with Anna Haotanto

This is post 1 of 4 in the series “#SGfemales” Growing up, I realised that it was difficult to find financial advice tailored to females during different stages of our lives. Besides having a good female financial advisor or female friends who are savvy in investing and are kind enough to give you tips, the…

What If Singapore Ran Out of Food?

It’s been a long time since Singapore had major food security issues. I remember growing up watching Channel 8 dramas about World War II. Besides the fear of being tortured and killed, I vividly remember how people struggled terribly with the lack of food. There was one scene of a man complaining to his mother…

Should I Be A Working Mum or Stay-At-Home Mum?

How should mothers decide if they should continue working, or quit their jobs to stay at home and look after their children? Source: salary.com The bottom line is: whatever arrangement gives you the best chance of fulfilling your priorities after taking into account the drawbacks. This is one question many fathers don’t have to struggle…

Yes to Unemployment or Redundancy Insurance

What is unemployment or redundancy insurance? Unemployment insurance (sometimes packaged as redundancy insurance) is a type of unemployment benefit which you can receive if you lose your job involuntarily. If you’re retrenched or made redundant, payouts from redundancy insurance can help tide you over temporarily till you find a new job. Payouts from your unemployment…

NTUC Foodfare’s New Kitchen Loft Opens at Mapletree Business City

Mapletree Business City is Singapore’s home to MNCs such as Unilever, Google and SAP. It is also situated near Labrador Park MRT along the Circle Line and next to a small shopping centre called Alexandra Retail Centre (ARC). There used to be a food court at Mapletree Business City I. I remember it being a…