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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NetLink NBN Trust IPO favours big players

The big Initial Public Offering of this year was NetLink NBN Trust, a business trust. It has a value of $2.34 billion. The IPO was for 2,898,000,001 units at $0.81. This was offered out as follows: International placement of 2,713,000,001 … Continue reading

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In share investment never say, “I could have…”

Last Friday July 14, the Straits Times Index (STI) touched a 52-week new high at 3,287.43 points. A thought came to my mind and disturbed me. I was telling myself, why did I sell my shares so much earlier and … Continue reading

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“The Buried Giant” by Kazuo Ishiguro – A Book Review

This novel was set in Britain after the Romans had left and it was long time ago when ogres and fearful creatures and monsters still roamed free. The Britons and the Saxons were not friendly with each other at that … Continue reading

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