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Staying, Living in Singapore


03 Apr 2024 - Top Investment Options in Singapore for Beginners

Investing in the right assets is essential, and when performed correctly, you can grow your wealth and receive a passive stream of income to guard...


26 Feb 2024 - Exploring Singapore on Foot

With a reliable, extensive and efficient public transportation system here in Singapore, many locals are extremely used to relying on the bus or...


21 Jan 2024 - Eating Yusheng 鱼生 the Right Way

During the Lunar New Year, there are many different types of delicious foods served. Some are available all year round, but others, such as...


17 Jan 2024 - Eight Must-Try CNY Goodies

During the festive fifteen-day celebration of the Lunar New Year, many Chinese homes will see their shelves being filled to bursting with a wide...


15 Jan 2024 - Architecture Focus: The Colonial Period

Everything in Singapore is fast, sleek and modern. Buildings are torn down and built up so quickly that half a year’s time is quite enough to...


15 Dec 2023 - General etiquette in Singapore

To many people outside Singapore, the island may be known as a stepping stone to the rest of Asia. As the country boasts a common lingua franca...


04 Dec 2023 - Admitting Guilt to Your Lawyer in Singapore: 5 Things You Should Know

Navigating the complexities of the legal system in Singapore, especially when facing criminal charges, can be a daunting experience. For many, the...


23 Nov 2023 - Volunteering and Social Work

Many expatriates who come to Singapore to accompany their spouses, often find themselves at a loss to fill their days in a meaningful way....


08 Nov 2023 - Void Decks: A Place to Celebrate

If you asked any Singaporean to name five contributions Singapore has made to the architecture world, they would undoubtedly list iconic landmarks...


21 Mar 2021 - Benefits of letting your children play outside

During the holiday season, more so than at any other time during the year, parents are willing to cut their children some slack from their...


12 Mar 2021 - 7 Unusual Tropical Fruits to Try

For expatriates who are new to the sunny island of Singapore, the wide variety of unusual tropical fruits available can be an eye-opener. Not only...


18 Jan 2021 - Key Differences between SafeEntry and TraceTogether

One of the greatest hurdles in beating the coronavirus pandemic is ensuring that the highly contagious virus is contained and that infection...


09 Jan 2021 - Singapores Three Reopening Phases

As coronavirus infection numbers continue to skyrocket in countries which have reopened following earlier lockdowns, Singapore’s approach to...


12 Oct 2020 - Advantages of Digital Home Security

No longer content to limit themselves to a padlocked gate and a bolted door, some people are going digital when it comes to home security. Some...


26 Aug 2020 - Understanding HDB (LUP) Lift Upgrading Programme

One of the worries of buyers looking to purchase a house in an older HDB housing estate is that the flats may not have the newest amenities...


16 Jul 2020 - Singapore-China Fast Lane and the Safe Travel Pass

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, countries around the world have either restricted or barred visitors from entering the country. Tourism and...


01 Jul 2020 - Helping others get through difficult times

Stories of kind-hearted people setting aside time to volunteer to donate food to families in need, donating their Solidarity Budget funds to...


17 Jun 2020 - Increasing WFH productivity

Depending on who you ask, working from home, commonly referred to by the handy acronym WFH in the Singapore context, is a polarising issue for many...


12 Jun 2020 - Connecting with Others in Isolation

In challenging times, a sense of community can provide us with much needed support and encouragement. Unfortunately, even though countries around...


24 May 2020 - Going Digital in the Time of COVID-19

While the more introverted among us may have long been prepared to live in quasi-isolation, many others have been caught on the back foot when the...