Monthly Archives: July 2017

I Remember – My journey through National Service

Singapore commemorates 50 years of national service (NS) this year (1967 – 2017). Since my enlistment at a young age of 18 years old in 1975, I had been a part of NS for 42 years. My group of friends … Continue reading

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Visit Lower Peirce Reservoir and Bishan – Ang Mo Kio Park

We visited two places of interest this morning. We walked round Lower Peirce Reservoir on the boardwalk and then proceeded to Bishan – Ang Mo Kio Park. Total distance walked was 8 km. Give yourself about 3 hours plus to … Continue reading

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I Remember – GCE “O” Level Results were published in the New Nation

Back in 1973 when I took my GCE “O” Level examinations, the results were published in the New Nation newspaper. The link to the NLB e-resources is below. A screen shot of a small section of the full page is … Continue reading

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When I get on to be 60

Well I thought it would be a long way to it when I was growing up It crept up on me and by the time I realise, it is round the corner Three quarters of my life have gone by … Continue reading

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Which sectors of Singapore stocks did well since 2016?

It is interesting to drill down and see how each sector of the listed companies was performing since 2016. I use the FTSE ST Indexes and compare them from 31 December 2015 to 21 July 2017. This is one and … Continue reading

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“The Vintage Caper” by Peter Mayle – A Book Review

Published in 2009, The Vintage Caper was the first caper of a series of four capers written by Peter Mayle. This crime involved the stealing of vintage wines. Sam Levitt was engaged by the insurance company to trace the trail … Continue reading

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Two-track performance of STI stocks

The Straits Times Index (STI) was up 14.3% since the start of 2017. Only half of 30 component stocks of STI beat the benchmark. Stock 30/12/2016 20/7/2017 Change YZJ Shipping 0.815 1.35 65.6% Global Logistics 2.20 3.32 50.9% City Dev … Continue reading

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