Monthly Archives: May 2017

What happened to Singapore Press Holdings (SPH)?

Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) had been a great stock. It was a stable stock with good dividend income. I admire the company and I read The Straits Times daily. Of late, its share prices were on the downward spiral. … Continue reading

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“The Mouse Marathon” by Ovidia Yu – A Book Review

Work of fiction 190 Pages Published in 1993 The novel is set in two countries across the causeway, Singapore and Malaysia back in the 1990s. The story is about the main character Lee Jaylin and her family connections across the … Continue reading

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Reading Singapore Literature (Singlit)

I began to pick up books written by Singapore authors from the National Library. Not that I had not read local literature in the past. I was more selective in the titles I wanted to read. Moreover, there were many wonderful authors … Continue reading

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“Miss Moorthy Investigates” by Ovidia Yu – A Book Review

Ovidia Yu is a great writer and a humourous one at that too. I picked up Miss Moorthy Investigates recently and only read Ovidia Yu’s work for the first time. This murder mystery fictional story was published in 2012 and … Continue reading

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Sustainable Development for Me

We live on this earth with finite natural resources. We owe it to future generations not to waste these natural resources resulting in less for them to tap on. We must be part of the solutions to sustain the level … Continue reading

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“The Gatekeeper” by Nuraliah Norasid – A Book Review

This novel won the Epigram Books Fiction Prize for 2016. The story was set in 5050 – 5117 CE, three-thousand years into the future. It is an era when human and non-human live together. Not unlike today, where there are … Continue reading

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Exuberance of stock market players

The Straits Times Index (STI) climbed too quickly in May. Date STI Change (%) 28 Apr 3,175.44   2 May 3,211.11   3 May 3,237.81   11 May 3,271.11 + 3.01% The STI jumped to its highest on 11 May … Continue reading

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“Singapore Siu Dai 3 – The SG Conversation Dabao!” by Felix Cheong – A Book Review

Number of pages: 149 Published in 2016 Illustrations by PMan This is book 3 of Singapore Siu Dai. This book is very Singapore. Felix Cheong poked fun at Singapore politics and Singapore-centric or should I say eccentric behaviour of her … Continue reading

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Mother, Mother, Li Ho Bo*

Mother cannot hear me clearly now. I cannot call you on the phone like I used to in the past. I use my hands and gestures to communicate with you now. To know how you are, I have to make … Continue reading

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Not all Real Estate Investment Trusts made money

You thought that real estate investment trust (REIT) offers quarterly dividends to investors, you can do no wrong when investing in REITs. Think again. I am not impressed with some REITs. Back in 2010 and 2013, we were invested in … Continue reading

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