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3 Drawbacks (Really!) of Having a 4K Android TV & the Best WiFi Coverage in Your ‘Hood

They say that every cloud has a silver lining, but did you realise it works the other way around too? That’s right, even stellar things like having excellent WiFi coverage in your home (some say best in your ‘hood too) can have its bad points. But why??? It seems like an obviously good thing to have in the era of work-from-home — and Covid-friendly hobbies like gaming. Duh. What kind of downsides could there possibly be?!

5 major challenges of running an F&B business in Singapore amid COVID-19

Running a small-to-medium F&B business in Singapore is seldom easy, especially given the competitive landscape and high operating costs here. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented challenges that many local eateries and restaurants continue to grapple with, even today. Even as we approach the two-year ‘anniversary’ since COVID-19 hit our shores, the fight is far from over especially with the new variant Omicron threatening the way of life yet again.

Play to Win: Singtel Dash Offers Over 1 Million Prizes in Dash Town - MoneySmart.sg

This post was written in collaboration with Singtel Dash. While we are financially compensated by them, we nonetheless strive to maintain our editorial integrity and review products with the same objective lens. We are committed to providing the best information in order for you to make personal financial decisions with confidence. You can view our Editorial Guidelines here. Clearing annual leave and racking your brains for ways to fill up all that free time? Completely understandable. There’s

Can You Start A Business With Just $1,000 or Less?

This post was written in collaboration with Sleek. While we are financially compensated by them, we nonetheless strive to maintain our editorial integrity and review products with the same objective lens. We are committed to providing the best information in order for you to make personal financial decisions with confidence. You can view our Editorial Guidelines here. As a newly minted freelancer, I hope to start my own business one day. But as cool as it sounds to be CEO of my own company,

How to Take Train to JB from Singapore (2020): KTM Ticket Prices

Confession: I’m a train otaku. Ever since I found out that you can take a train to JB from Singapore, I’ve been making up excuses to go to Johor. Need to buy bread? Go JB. Need to visit dentist? Go JB. Want a massage? Go JB. Plus, the current SGD to MYR exchange rate doesn’t hurt my cause… But even if trains don’t make you go all <333, the train is still an excellent way to travel to JB because they cut out all the stress and waiting of traffic jams and queueing up at customs.

Hai Di Lao's Founder is Richest in SG — 5 Secrets to Haidilao's Success

By now, you must have heard the news that the richest person in Singapore in 2019 is Zhang Yong, the founder of Hai Di Lao a.k.a. everyone’s favourite hotpot restaurant. What makes this all the more mind-boggling is that Haidilao’s founder was never the scion of some wealthy cosmopolitan family. According to Wikipedia, Zhang Yong was a rural Sichuanese, and worked in construction and manufacturing before opening a tiny little hotpot eatery.

7-Eleven vs Cheers - Which Convenience Store Has Better Food Options?

Judging by the response to a previous blog post about the best things to buy at 7-Eleven, I gather that quite a few of you are closeted fans of convenience food, just like me. High five! You might not realise this, but Cheers, too, has a range of packaged convenience foods that can give 7-Eleven serious competition. So which chain delivers more gastronomic bang for your buck? 7-Eleven vs Cheers Singapore — battle of the convenience foods

New Muji JB Outlet in Tebrau City - Is It Cheaper Than Muji Singapore?

So the other day, when I was looking up the map of Muji outlets in Singapore — just, you know, a regular day for me — I saw this and nearly fell off my chair: OMG, Muji is opening 2 new outlets in JB in 2019! The first of the two new Muji outlets in Johor is in Aeon Mall Tebrau City (practically next to IKEA Tebrau, FYI), and its first day of operations was last Friday, 21 June 2019. (The second one opens in October.) … Guess who took leave last Friday to go to JB?

10 Crazy Qoo10 Singapore Hacks Online Shoppers Should Know About

Before researching and writing this article, I would be the last person you’d ask about Qoo10. I totally respect that Qoo10 isn’t a generic e-commerce clone… But why oh why does it have to be so complicated, with its own weird logic and jargon?! I’m really lucky that my partner is something of a Qoo10 expert, so if I want something on the site, I ask him to buy it. The fun part is asking him how much he paid for it in the end.

Train from Singapore to KL & Beyond - 11 Places in Malaysia to Explore

Even though there are tons of buses, coaches and direct flights from Singapore to pretty much anywhere you can think of in Malaysia, my first choice is always to take the KTM train. On the train, I get to stretch out, sleep, have a meal at the restaurant car, go to the toilet whenever I want, and look out of the window to soak up the scenery. Plus, taking the train in Malaysia is ridiculously cheap, especially now that the SGD to MYR exchange rate is at its 17-month best.

Habitat by Honestbee Singapore - An Honest Review

I’m one of those people who would rather queue at the self-checkout line than be silently judged for my grocery choices by a human cashier. So when Honestbee Singapore opened its high-tech supermarket Habitat, I definitely felt the need to visit. For the uninitiated, this whole high-tech supermarket thing has been going on for a while elsewhere. The US already has Amazon Go, while China has Alibaba’s Hema and Carrefour x Tencent.

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