Want to find out how to have fun despite the recession? Or to carry on living your daily lives despite the impending austere times ahead?
Well, when life hands you lemons, make lemonade! Or, in the words of an old Ikea ad: “You don’t have to be rich to be clever.”
Here are some tips from my family, complete with photographs.
Party at home and go potluck. Here are members of our family clan enjoying ourselves during Christmas at a condominium function room at my uncle’s home.
Be a value shopper and suss out places that offer everyday low prices. NTUC Fairprice and Seng Shiong are good possibilities. For toiletries, this shop at level 3 of Block 34 Upper Cross Street (near OG) is a good bet.
Naturally, our museums – like the child-friendly Singapore Philatelic Museum here – are great places for affordable family fun. Enjoy Free Entry to all NHB museums on 27 January (2nd day of CNY) which is coming up real soon!
There are other free entry museums that you can explore too, like the Civil Defence Heritage Gallery located on Hill Street….
….as well as the Air Force Museum at Paya Lebar Road.
Do you have any tips on maximising your dollar during these tough times? Feel free to share them with me.