Tag: lifestyle

7 Ways To Feel Right At Home In Singapore

August 9th, 2016   •   no comments   

7 Ways to Feel At Home In Singapore

Courtesy of Martial House

Congratulations and welcome to Singapore!

If you are somebody who traveled thousands of miles to arrive on our sunny tropical shores, you may have hundreds of random thoughts in your head right now.
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The day I said goodbye to my car

June 30th, 2015   •   13 comments   

Goodbye to Our Car

Goodbye Nissan Sunny! You have served us well.

Today is the first day that my family is living without a car, after 16 years of owning and driving one.

Our blue Nissan Sunny has served us well over the past 10 years that it has been with us. However, we have decided that we will not be renewing its expiring Certificate Of Entitlement (COE) for our vehicle, nor to purchase either a new or second hand car. As required by Singapore law, we have scrapped the car at a scrap yard.
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A Cheapskate’s Guide to Enjoying Singapore

May 17th, 2015   •   2 comments   

Cheapskates Guide to Singapore
Anybody wants a $1 T-shirt and 50 cents underwear?

How can you enjoy yourself in Singapore without spending a bomb? Especially if you have a family with kids in tow?

A lot has been written about the high cost of living in Singapore.

They include a recent study by the Economist Intelligence Unit which ranked Singapore as the world’s most expensive city to live in, a clarification by our Finance Minister that living costs are higher for expatriates (as opposed to locals) due to the strong Singapore dollar.
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Five Ways to Hack Your Life

March 15th, 2015   •   no comments   

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Steve Jobs immortal quote (source of image)

Have you ever had a personal epiphany?

The kind where you suddenly realised that the “dream life” which you’re living may actually be a nightmare?

That what you’ve slogged countless hours, days and months of your life for may just be a big fat lie?
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Investing in a Penang property? Read this first!

September 21st, 2014   •   1 comment   

Investing in Penang Properties

With Singapore property prices hitting stratospheric levels, many are inclined to look at the wider South East Asian region. After all, we do have a pretty strong Singapore dollar right now, and many Singaporeans are flush with cash.

Right now, residential properties in Makati, Manilla (Philippines), and the Iskandar region of Johor Bahru (Malaysia) appear to be the hottest ones in the market. Those who prefer to venture further afield are also considering properties in the white hot Melbourne and Sydney markets or even properties in the UK.

What about the island of Penang? Are Penang properties still worth investing in? Let us take a closer look.
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Savouring Gaia

July 6th, 2014   •   no comments   

What do you get when you combine exquisitely prepared Italian cuisine with nature-inspired imagination?

Inspired by the ancient Greek word Gaea which means “Mother Earth”, Gaia Ristorante and Bar is located at the Goodwood Park Hotel. Infusing natural elements in the aesthetics of its decor and food, the venue houses a martini bar, dining rooms of various configurations and an inner courtyard dining room decked to resemble a garden. Lush and luxuriant, Gaia features plush leather booth seats, elegantly comfortable arm chairs and a glass-enclosed wine cellar cum private room that seats 10.
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Transcendental Marketing

June 3rd, 2014   •   no comments   

Transcendental Marketing
Can marketing scale Maslow’s pyramid to achieve transcendence? (courtesy of Prakash Advani)

What is the real purpose of your product or your brand?

Does it meet a customer need? Solve their greatest problem? Eliminate a nagging pain? Or help them to be more productive?
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Travelling Cheap To Johor Bahru

June 1st, 2014   •   1 comment   

Johor Bahru (JB) can be fun for families who watch their budgets. With our rising Singapore dollar and the high costs of air travel (taxes and fuel surcharges particularly), there are more reasons than ever to consider a Malaysian holiday.

On a whim and a fancy, we hopped over to Johor Bahru (JB) when school closed last Wednesday. Like previous visits back in 2011 and 2013, we went via mostly buses and opted to go on a weekday.
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The End of Big: Book Review

May 18th, 2014   •   no comments   

By now, everybody agrees that the Internet is the biggest and most disruptive force in the 21st century. It switches our world order and democratises power like nothing before.

Every aspect of our lives – the information we consume, the governments we vote for, the way we work, the way we learn, and the way we enjoy – is influenced by the Web.
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Enjoy Year Long Offers With The Entertainer App

April 2nd, 2014   •   2 comments   

Recently, my family (two adults and one 10 year old) “broke” our record when we paid $91 for breakfast of egg benedicts, pancakes, and fine coffee at a popular cafe. While we were mentally (and financially) prepared for that enjoyable meal, it seemed quite clear that dining out and entertaining can be costly. Especially when we are only free on peak periods – Friday evenings, Saturdays and Sundays.

Fortunately, there is a way for us to have our cake and eat it – without breaking the bank. Introducing The Entertainer Singapore.

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