Monthly Archives: October 2016

Comparison of DBS, OCBC and UOB – Third Quarter 2016

All three local banks had released their third quarter financial results for 2016. Net Profits for the third quarter and the 9 months ended 30 September 2016 are tabled below: Banks Q3 Profit ($m) Change (%) 9 months Profit ($m) … Continue reading

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“His Last Bow” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – A Book Review

“His Last Bow, Some Reminiscences of Sherlock Holmes” was first published in 1917 by author, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The author used Sherlock Holmes’ sidekick Dr John H. Watson to relate 8 short stories in one volume. Dr Watson kept … Continue reading

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Be a tourist in Singapore for a day

We like to travel. We like to explore new places. We just want to take in the sights and experience new things. There are places in Singapore that we have not been to and yet tourists know these places more … Continue reading

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Job openings are there and why are we not jumping up with joy?

Acting Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills) said that there are thousands of jobs waiting to be filled (The Straits Times 21 October 2016). These jobs are: 30,000 IT professionals needed by 2017 3,000 PMETs in precision engineering by … Continue reading

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Singapore economy did not feel good

When I was away in Taiwan, I received news that Singapore economy contracted 4.1% quarter-on-quarter for the third quarter ended September 2016. The economy got worse since the start of the year. First quarter GDP growth was 0.1% and the … Continue reading

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Taiwan Unique

Each time I travelled to Taiwan, I felt quite at home and I liked a lot of things that are Taiwan. Let me share some. Great Customer Service The sales assistants and the owners of independent shops and cafes are … Continue reading

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“The Valley of Fear” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – A Book Review

There are two parts to the novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The first part was twenty years after the second. In the first part “The Tragedy of Birlstone” involves a murder where Sherlock Holmes was called to assist in … Continue reading

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