Monthly Archives: February 2017

I Remember – My First Savings Account (POSB)

Back in 1969, school children participated in a savings scheme by the purchase of stamps for sticking onto a card. This card belonged to the Postal Savings Bank. This is the current Post Office Savings Bank (POSB) and now part … Continue reading

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Littering is personal

For the longest time, I have been disgusted at the state of cleanliness in our public spaces. I wrote about it in my earlier posts a few years back. In 2016, 31,000 fines were handed out for littering. (Source: The … Continue reading

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I Remember – Bukit Ho Swee Fire

The big fire in Singapore history happened in the area near where I stayed as a child. It happened at the squatter settlement of attap and wooden huts in the Bukit Ho Swee area (Tiong Bahru road to Havelock road) … Continue reading

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I Remember – From poor to rich

Singapore’s Per Capita Gross Domestic Product (GDP)1 was S$1,580 in 1965. It jumped to S$71,318 in 2014. As a nation, she was very poor at the time of Singapore’s Independence. Now, Singapore is very rich by international standards. I was … Continue reading

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“A Study in Scarlet” by Arthur Conan Doyle – A Book Review

This book starts with Dr. John Watson first meeting with Sherlock Holmes and sharing the residence of 221B Baker Street. It was set in the late 1800s. The mystery death of a man in a South London house baffled the … Continue reading

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