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S’poreans are still stressed! ‘Top stressor: Cost of Living’ — Stress levels significantly higher compared to global average

A recent survey has shown that stress levels in Singapore are still as high as they’ve ever been, if not higher, than the global average. A whopping 86 per cent of Singapore’s respondents to the Global Well-Being survey are...

1 SGD = 4 MYR: Malaysian elections spark memes of Singaporeans eagerly waiting for exchange rate to change

The current events in Malaysia seem to have sparked memes that joke about how some Singaporeans may be eagerly waiting for the exchange rate to change. On Monday (Nov 22) two specific news threads in an online Singapore news forum...

“Property prices need correction, not moderation” — S’poreans react to Desmond Lee’s comments on signs of moderation in public & private housing markets

In response to Minister for National Development and Minister-in-charge of Social Services Integration Desmond Lee's recent statement on the apparent moderation of private and public housing markets, Singaporeans are putting their two cents in. In recent news, Mr Lee cited...

‘Buy Now, Pay Later’ (BNPL) Cap on Online Payments and Other Ways To Curb Overspending in Singapore

The rise of cashless payment in Singapore has expedited the emergence of many Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) services such as ShopBack PayLater, Atome and FavePay Later. With these BNPL schemes, you no longer have to wait for your payday...

“More shoddy overpriced BTO pigeonholes coming” — Netizens on ‘new 3D construction tech; wait time shorten to 3.3 years’

In response to news of the wait time for two Build-To-Order (BTO) flats in Tengah being shortened due to the use of new construction methods, a few netizens have expressed their concern over what effects this will have on...

GST Voucher 2022: Everything You Need To Know Plus The Amount You’ll Get

Eligible Singaporeans will receive up to S$700 worth of vouchers this December from the Singapore government to offset the upcoming GST hike and rising costs of living. The vouchers payable in December would come in two parts – the Assurance...

Fixed Deposit vs Singapore Savings Bonds: Which Should You Go For?

With inflation at an all-time high, people in Singapore are on the lookout for investment instruments with higher interest rates and low-to-moderate risks. After all, the stock market isn’t particularly stable in 2022. In this article, we are going to look...

Cost of Living in Singapore 2022: How Much Salary to Live Comfortably Here?

Singapore’s core inflation rate in September reached 5.3%, up from 5.1% in August. The continuing upward trend threatens to crest towards the record-high 5.5% core inflation seen 14 years ago in November 2008. This is especially concerning as core inflation...

China to see ‘exodus of wealth’ to Singapore after Xi Jinping’s crackdowns, Covid shutdowns

In October at the 20th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party, President Xi Jinping announced further moves toward “common prosperity,” which has sent entrepreneurs looking elsewhere for more welcoming locales, including Singapore.  Bloomberg called it an “exodus of wealth” in a Nov...

How Much Dividends Will You Receive As An SIA Shareholder After 3-Year Hiatus?

The SIA group has declared it will pay its first round of dividends after three years. The group has previously suspended their dividend payout during the COVID-19 pandemic after the aviation industry was gravely hit by global travel restrictions. What...
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Electric Vehicles Charging Bill 2022 passed; a milestone in Singapore’s quest for sustainable land transport system

The Electric Vehicle Charging Bill was recently passed in Parliament as Singapore seeks to ramp up the electric vehicle charging infrastructure and strengthen the...

Why Xu Bin does not hang portraits of people on his house walls

Xu Bin, 33, Chinese actor based in Singapore, stars in the newest Singapore-Thailand film The Antique Shop which premieres in cinemas on Dec 1,...

Lawrence Wong: FTX loss is disappointing, but won’t impact Net Investments Returns Contribution

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Lawrence Wong answered a barrage of questions filed in parliament pertaining to the collapse of cryptocurrency exchange...

Jesseca Liu suffers PTSD for 6 years after experiencing accident that made the ‘car flip several times’

Jesseca Liu, 43, Malaysian actress based in Singapore, shares that she had encountered a near-death experience when she was younger. In an interview with 8World,...

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