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The tragedy of Thailand

By Tom Plate   LOS ANGELES – A country of beauty is in danger of turning into a beast. The Kingdom of Thailand, the land of the smiling people, the gorgeous countryside and a storied history as the once-upon-a-time Siam, now...

Why The Fight For Minimum Wage in Singapore is Pointless

The minimum wage is an issue that just won't die in Singapore, even though MPs have “killed” the issue on numerous occasions by raving about how great Workfare is for low-income workers. Unfortunately for them, the minimum wage seems...

5 of Singapore’s Most Ridiculously Expensive Restaurants

At MoneySmart, we're all about providing you with an independent and humorous view of personal finance with one goal in mind – to save you money. So let me start off by saying… this article ISN'T one of them....

HDB COVs Drop Below $10k: Here’s Why You Should Still Wait

According to a report today by the Singapore Real Estate Exchange (SRX), the cash-over-valuation for HDB resale flats has dropped below $10,000 in November. We're not going to bust out the “we told you so” chant, but it's worth...

Jetstar Refuses Refund Unless Customer Can Prove He Deserves It

Ok now we're pissed off. We've heard of ridiculous stories about companies refusing to give customers refunds but this is one of the BEST. If you've ever had to go through the pain of dealing with airline companies…no, wait…budget...

Is the Fair Consideration Framework Actually Fair?

The Fair Consideration Framework (FCF) was created after the National Conversation. It turns out Singaporeans are disgruntled about losing jobs to foreigners. I don't know what's scarier: the threat of growing xenophobia, or the fact that the people in...

Your Fishball Noodles Are About To Get More Expensive (and How You Can Survive This)

Looks like our inflation rate is edging up again, but look on the good side: a rising tide lifts all boats. “Uh, That's an analogy for capitalism, not inflation.” Funny, sometimes it almost seems like the two are related....

5 Pointless Reasons That Singaporeans Pay More for a House

Buying a house does things to your brain. My personal theory is that the big numbers stun your left brain into silence, thus halving your IQ. It's the only way to explain why, ever so often, people decide to...

How Private Property Widens Singapore’s Income Gap

Income inequality's a big issue here, and we know why. It's just that no one wants to point the accusing finger, and mouth the “P” word. Yeah, I'm talking about private property, which is one of the biggest causes...

HDB Flats for Singles: How They Will Affect You

Heaven forbid that we go one week without fighting over something in Singapore. The latest clash of arms is the “flats for singles” issue. Depending on which camp you're in, this is either (1) a step toward remaking the...
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Neo Kian Hong elected as chairman of Singapore Golf Association

SINGAPORE — Former SMRT group chief executive Neo Kian Hong has been elected as the Singapore Golf Association’s (SGA)...
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‘This guy stole my brother’s iphone, then denied he stole’ — Netizen shares CCTV footage of alleged theft

SINGAPORE — An online user shared security camera footage on Tuesday (Jan 31), claiming that a man seen in the video stole his brother's...

‘Brand new BTO, Westscape Bukit Batok, yet this is the state of our estate’ — Resident on wall cracks & water leakage in public...

SINGAPORE — A Singaporean resident shared a video of a huge crack along a carpark wall of a supposedly new BTO estate on Tuesday...

Rising Interest Rates and Returns for Singapore Savings Bonds (SSB) – Should You Start Investing In It?

With the increased attention towards personal assets, people are looking to strengthen their portfolios by investing in low-risk bonds. Learn more about Singapore Savings...

Maid says she’s unhappy working for her employer’s mother in Australia, wants to break her contract and come back to Singapore in few months’...

SINGAPORE — A foreign domestic helper working in Singapore for about eight years took to social media complaining about her employer's mother. In a Facebook...

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