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

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. — — — — — – Firstly, let’s see how much I paid for…

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 series…

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) is…

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…

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…

Financial Advice for Women: An Interview with Anna Haotanto

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 type of financial advice given online is generally male-dominated and…

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,…