Tag Archives: cost of living

HDB Properties in Singapore: What Happens After the 99 Year Lease is Up?

I have always wondered about what happens when you HDB lease is up, and here’s a detailed write-up about it by Alvin on a blog all about Tiong Bahru Estate. It made me wonder what would prompt young people to … Continue reading

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I am Singaporean because I love going to Malaysia

I think most Singaporeans should be thankful that Malaysia still welcomes us and that it’s so easy to get there. It’s no secret that we go there for cheaper petrol, food, groceries and even medicine. And we can relieve our … Continue reading

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NY Times: 36 Hours in Singapore

Interesting Read at the New York Times Travel Section. JUDGING from the number of cranes that dot the city’s skyline, Singapore is booming. In the last few years, casinos and hotels have sprung up; museums and galleries in former colonial … Continue reading

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Uniquely Singapore: Homes

Little boxes in the air that most young people can’t afford. Living in super close proximity with not much privacy. These condo units go for at least a million. That’s the cost of a little more space and privacy. More … Continue reading

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Impressed by Vincent Wijeysingha’s Compassion and Intelligence

I am not a political blogger, but I just had to post this video of the recent political debate between parties, as I was so very impressed by Vincent, who is a social worker by profession. Didn’t catch the televised … Continue reading

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Precious Little Bit of Green

A small government apartment that only has a lease of 99 years or less, is so extremely expensive. Unless you’re born with a silver spoon, you need to go into debt for life to own one.  Imagine – you can’t … Continue reading

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The Way We Dry Our Clothes

Using an electric dryer may be more convenient, but the electricity cost is high and the sun’s rays are free. Most people use bamboo poles to put out their clothes to dry in Singapore. We also call these multi-coloured poles … Continue reading

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Singaporeans are 4D Crazy & I’m not Talking Special Effects

After the recent budget announcement by the Finance Minister, the most tweeted joke in Social Media was about needing to buy 4D. Every Singaporean knows what 4D or Toto is. More than half the population buys these legal lottery tickets, … Continue reading

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Leave Bedok Hawker Centre Alone

All hawker centres in Singapore for that matter. Just as I was down about inflation and feeling that the one affordable thing we have left is hawker food, I read about the possible privatisation of hawker centres.  Oh the horror! … Continue reading

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The Widening Income Gap in Singapore is Worrying

Unless you’re rich, you would probably be among the people who are worried about the rising housing prices and the cost of everything else in Singapore.  Retirement does not seem plausible at all, which is why most people struggle in … Continue reading

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