7 Problems in Singapore That Piss Us Off

Is Singapore still a good place to live and work in? That is the question many Singaporeans have been asking ourselves. Here are 7 problems we’re pissed off about, and surely got more, but let’s start with these first. 1. Do we have enough money to retire? With financial commitments and dependents that even those […]

13 Identity Issues Singaporean Must Deal With

United we stand, divided we rant Singapore is by far the worst example of a homogeneous country. Our common identity is the exact opposite: a multi-cultural melting pot, united by our love for food, travel, showing off and complaining about the government (don’t bluff). As melting pots go, sometimes things can get very heated up […]

What A Parked Up Week In a Parked Up Place

Had a parked up week? (based on Limp Bizkit’s Hot Dog) Ladies and Gentlemen Introducing The recalled Choklad Mork And the heat against rising parking charges Bring it on Get the park up Yea Check one, two Listen up Listen up Here we go It’s a parked up world A parked up place Everybody’s fooled By […]

Why Living In Singapore Isn’t As Horrible As You Think

How does our cost of housing compare with other countries? We’re still pretty angsty when it comes to whether Singapore is the place we wanna stay in or not. I know many people who hate Singapore, fellow Singaporeans and the whole shitty system here. I also know many people who love Singapore regardless of the […]

15 Tips To Plan A Budget Wedding Under S$14,000 In Singapore

Inclusive of an eight-course sit down lunch, wedding rings and two bridal gowns. It’s no joke planning a wedding in Singapore, ranked the most expensive city in the world for the third year running by the Economist Intelligence Unit, or EIU. Although this EIU survey actually measures expatriates’ cost of living, Singaporeans do feel the […]

What Deflation Means For Singapore

Although no one really likes inflation (where you see the value of your dollar declining), deflation is a worse headache to overcome. Deflation is a general decline in prices, according to Investopedia. It means prices of the things we buy become cheaper. It’s different from having a sale, whose purpose is usually to get rid of […]

Let’s Ask…how do Singaporeans cope with the rising Cost of Living???

If you could recall, 1 of the topics which Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong brought up during his National Day Rally on 23 August 2015 was the issue of Cost of Living. He highlighted a few ways which the government and its partners are helping Singaporeans cope with the cost of living. He drew up […]

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EIU’s “Singapore’s Most Expensive” Survey: Wah lao, this survey is for who one?

The article below has been contributed by Randy Foo.   If you believe all the headings you have been reading in the media from the past week, you would think that Singapore is indeed the most expensive place in the world to live in. According to them, we even ‘beat’ cities like Paris, Oslo, Zurich […]

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Your Letters: “World’s Costliest” survey for expatriates and travellers

  I read with interest Today’s article “Singapore is ‘World’s costliest city to live in’”. The article seems to give the impression that Singapore is the costliest city to live in even for Singaporeans. This, in my opinion is not true. Try getting a Singaporean to live in Oslo, Paris, New York or even London […]

Singapore is expensive – but it is not that bad.

  “World’s Most Expensive City” says the internet… and with that the Facebook explodes to life. You know, I have read two of BBC’s opinions on Singapore this year already. The first one about Singapore’s hidden poor and the second one showing how poor families “survive” in this country. I felt both articles were opportunistic […]