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…

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…

Did gov.sg’s Bot Accidentally Reveal The Size of Singapore Reserves?

gov.sg recently released a chat bot which you can AMA with on Facebook messenger.  Source Besides giving you almost instant replies about anything under the sun, accurate or not, it can also advise you on who in the public service to harrass contact regarding your problem and point you to the relevant webpages just like Google,…

Brutal Truths About Having PRCs in Singapore

PRCs: they have a reputation for being obscenely loud, unbearably pushy, kiasu to the max, shit in public, cheat Singaporeans, display uncouth behaviour (that I must point out, some Singaporeans also show), unbafflingly self-entitled and amazingly unaware of social norms (or just have a damn thick skin). Tell an average Singaporean Chinese that our forefathers…

Why Making Fun of Kong Hee’s Olive Oil Shows The Dark Side of Singapore

City Harvest pastor Kong Hee, probably the most lambasted pastor in Singapore, recently blessed stacks of olive oil in a Facebook video, and promptly got attacked online by netizens and online platforms. “Is he trying to cheat people of their money? Isn’t there a better use of oil? What is he up to? Are his…

New Boardwalk & Playground Opens at The Oval, Seletar Aerospace Park (*Map Included!)

This is post 4 of 5 in the series “Singapore: Seletar Aerospace and Surrounds” In case you haven’t heard of the new F&B hangout at Seletar Aerospace Park called The Oval where a few restaurants have already started for business, check out the other posts in this Seletar series. Migrant workers (to whom we owe so much…

Naomi Kitchen at Serangoon: Good Location, Pretty Decor & Creative Confections

I have a weakness for country-themed cafés. So on my way to NEX Mall at Serangoon, when I walked past a café that had a country-theme decor, I just had to go in to get a cup of tea. Naomi Kitchen is located at the first floor of the multistorey carpark right next to NEX…

Financial Advice for Women: An Interview with Anna Haotanto

This is post 1 of 3 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…

How Many Times Will Singapore Become a Syonan-To?

On 15 February 1942, the Japanese renamed Singapore Syonan-to after the British did their first Brexit from Singapore. Syonan-to means “Light of the South”. Three years and more than an estimated 50,000 deaths later, Singapore finally shook off its slave name when the Japanese finally surrendered. Source The Singapore Government, always as pragmatic and straightforward,…

Malaysia: Ipoh & Taiping Kid-Friendly Trip 2017 (Day 5)

This is post 5 of 5 in the series “Malaysia: Ipoh & Taiping Kid-friendly” Malaysia: Ipoh & Taiping Kid-Friendly Trip 2017 (Day 5: Breakfast at Restoran Chef Fatt, local food product shopping at Sin Eng Heong biscuit shop, Tibetan Temple, chill at Zakka Loft, playground at Taman Rekreasi Sultan Abdul Aziz, airport) We wanted to go back to the dim sum…