Monthly Archives: December 2017

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How were the stock markets in 2017?

2017 was an exceptional year for the stock markets. When compared with 2017, 2016 stock markets were a yawn. Every single market I tracked went up including the Shanghai Composite Index. The indices were shown in the table below. Stock … Continue reading

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Looking back at 2017

Investment Climate When we started 2017, UK voted to leave the European Union; Donald Trump became the President of United States; China was asserting her control over the South China seas. These were significant events that portend an uncertain world … Continue reading

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Visit to Jelutong Tower at Central Catchment Nature Reserve (MacRitchie)

Jelutong Tower is lesser known than the TreeTop Walk. To reach the Tower, one can start off at Venus Drive and cut through Windsor Nature Park via the various boardwalks and walking tracks. The directional signs are prominently placed to … Continue reading

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Return on Investment (ROI) at end 2017

One way to decide whether your investment is worth keeping is to look at the return on investment (ROI) over a period of one year. In its simplest form, ROI = Dividend Income or Interest income / cost of investment … Continue reading

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“The Sittaford Mystery” by Agatha Christie – A Book Review

Do you believe in seance? One day in a seance session, six people staying in Dartmoor received a message that Captain Trevelyan was dead. Would you believe it? Later, Captain Trevelyan was indeed dead in a small house he stayed … Continue reading

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Happy Day

Cool wind blows Curtains flapping gently Blue sky with white clouds gliding Birds chirping happily Morning sun does not hurt Listening to Mandarin love songs softly No cares and worries to bother Knowing this is Christmas Day The end of … Continue reading

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Remembering Mother

Remembering Mother was published on It contains collections of my blog posts on my mother’s passing on.

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“Appointment with Death” by Agatha Christie – A Book Review

Hercule Poirot, the private detective, was called upon to solve the sudden death of an American woman in Petra (in Jordan). Mrs Boynton and her family of 5 children were on a holiday travelling from Jerusalem to Amman. This family … Continue reading

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I Remember – My Parents stayed at Craig Road before

My parents stayed at a few places in their lifetime. The stayed at Race Course Road and later moved to Craig Road before renting a flat from the government. Craig Road is situated in the Chinatown, Tanjong Pagar area. Craig … Continue reading

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