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Happy New 2021!

Happy New 2021! I believe 2020 is a year which not many would like call memorable. Despite the turn of events, particularly what COVID-19 did to disrupt the world as we see it today. Stocktaking memorable 2020 events, first we saw the general elections in Singapore. Remarkably, it was one which went well despite being held during the peak of...

A day at the polls GE2020

It is time of the year, election year, where the people of Singapore have their say in the governance of Singapore. We know that it has to be done by April 2021 next year, but little do we know GE2020 is happening right now in July. Come the announcement on 23rd Jun and the dissolving of parliament. It is...

Singapore Changi Airport in Covid-19

Changi Airport in the Covid-19 pandemic had seen its fair share of casualties, namely in the aviation sector where the demand for global air-travel literally slowed to a halt. The result are planes grounded and airport empty. How dreadful can such a scene be? Also considering that these are always busy 24/7 hubs in any city. Let’s see how...

Analysing DBS, UOB, OCBC COVID-19 savings interest rate cut

Shares of our local banks are not the only ones tumbling with the COVID-19 outbreak. UOB, OCBC and DBS had over the past day announced a range of cost cutting measures such as branch closure as well as savings interest rate revision to their popular high-yield interest savings (largely dubbed as the COVID-19 savings interest rate cut). This includes...

The UOB ONE Savings Account, comparison with the OCBC 360 offerings

UOB definitely got everyone’s attention with the recent introduction of an elevated interest savings account plan. The UOB ONE Account is a pretty attractive plan on paper with a maximum possible saving interest rate “up to” 3.33%, the highest offered by any bank in Singapore to date. Standard Charted first started this with their bonus saver accounts, which are...

OCBC 360 account 3.05% interest drop reduction and revisions

I had always been a fan of OCBC 360 deposit account, and been on their 3.05% interest on savings for almost a year. From my market research, the bank probably offers the best savings interest in the Singapore banking market in terms of savings interest and also meeting my current cash portfolio as a saver so far. In a...

Paying Respects and Tribute to Lee Kuan Yew at the Parliament House, Singapore

Following the passing of Mr Lee, 1.7 million residents and guests in Singapore paid tribute to him lying-in-state at the Singapore Parliament House and at community tribute sites around the country. The mourning was planned for over a week before the state funeral. Thousands of people queued up for hours at a go to pay their respects to our...

Passing of Singapore founding father, Mr Lee Kuan Yew

Singapore’s founding Prime Minister Mr Lee Kuan Yew has passed on at 3.18am today (23 Mar 15). Harry Lee Kuan Yew was the first Prime Minister of Singapore. Mr Lee started his early political career (1951–1959) as the 1st elected Prime Minister of Singapore In office 16 September 1923 through the formation of the People’s Action Party. He founded...

Chile, nine days later

It was devastating, nine days after an 8.8-magnitude earthquake killed hundreds of people in south-central Chile, relief efforts were beginning to reach those in need, rescue missions became recovery missions, and rebuilding is already under way. In the days since the February 27th quake, nearly 150 aftershocks have been recorded, including thirteen above magnitude 6.0. Despite the rush of...

Borders UK to wind up business

Word of good buys can go a far way, well despite the financial situation of the store actually offering the bargains. Borders UK and it's current owners and joint administrators are currently working with the company's management in order to attempt to sell the business as a going concern. Much of Border's UK operations are winding down as well,...

Remember to flick the switch on earth day, tomorrow

Vote Earth! On Saturday 28 March 2009 8:30PM local time, wherever you live on planet earth, your light switch is your vote to climate change. This year, Earth Hour has been transformed into the world’s first global election, between Earth and global warming. For the first time in history, people of all ages, nationalities, race and background have the opportunity to...

Networking site restraints and blogging compel-lance

It had been sometime since I last wrote an entry in here. I am starting to think that maybe Facebook or Twitter may be taking over the possible hassle of blogs. But I do not think we will see the death of the blog, particularly this one as well. You may see me more relatively active on Facebook now,...

Street Directory.com back online with dragable maps

If you were to followup my past articles on virtual map (aka the peeps who run the streetdirectory.com web portal) being shut down by the SLA Singapore Land authority after breaching copyrights, only to be revived back online only to be left without it's maps after being denied it's appeal to get back up into operations. Got a tip...

iPhone 3G release in Singapore- September

Update: The iPhone is said to be out on August 22nd 2008. This is confirmed with newspaper reports on the Straits Times. Just as September is brining Singtel how on the heels with the first Formula one night race, looks like we are seeing a trend here here the release of the iPhone on your sunny shores (and India) in...

Obama wins, Clinton wavers!

Barack Obama, have a lock on the Democratic presidential nomination. As things are looking up for their party, it's time the wounds are healed between the party's favorite candidates as Clinton maneuvers for the Vice President slot. As quoted by Obama speaking in a packed sports arena: "Senator Hillary Clinton has made history in this campaign not just because she's a...

The new north gas laws- a possible drifter for ties?

Well there had been quite alot in the news of the new cross-border pump rules for Singaporean vehicles up north, let be those from Thailand similarly not able to pump subsidized petrol 50km from the borders. I remembered it being almost implemented and mentioned last few weeks only to be rumored to be scrapped, but revived again in today's...

Redefining “Is bad news really good news?”

Hadn't been following in depth much on current issues, except the headlines lately, being tied down at work, tomorrow is my last day as a official "sai-kang" staff in SP so things are starting to pick p the pace again. Looking at the recent front page headlines of the Straits Times since last week with nothing but death and destruction...

How to recognize spam phishing emails (adsense, websbiggest.net, Paypal, HSBC, etc)

Phishing is nothing new to most web users nowadays, but despite how aware we are, there will always still be people who get caught unaware by them, even I was almost fooled once. What is Phishing? Phishing mails had came a long way from simple autonomous plain-text mails to nicely detailed craft emails from various banks or monetary organizations. They...

Effective tips to selling fund-raising flags in Singapore

I won't consider myself a veteran flag seller, since I've started my work as a flag day volunteer few years ago in aid for various VWOs such as the Singapore cancer society, heart foundation, St Lukes hospital, Viriya and the President's Challenge just to name afew. Since then, I've bagged close to about 100 of flagday hours, so I...

Grants for Singapore Interactive Digital Media Startups

Singapore is well known globally as the best place in the world to start a business, let be the transparent procedures and the ease of registering one. The availability of government grants and funding are also one of the reasons why startups these days can flourish so easily without much financial limitations as well. Caught up with an old colleague...

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