Monthly Archives: October 2018

No where to hide – Financial Assets Distress

Last week (week ended 26 October) was a terrible week for investors. I was not spared. Investments Valuation – Cost Singapore Equity investment (own selections) -26.5% First State Regional China Fund SGD Acc -14.7% LionGlobal Singapore Dividend Equity Fund SGD … Continue reading

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Walk along Everton Road, Blair Road, Spottiswoode Park Road and Neil Road

This a URA Conservation area of old two- and three-storey shophouses and residences built in the 19thcentury and before the Japanese Occupation period. Walk along this area and you will see the various architectural designs of Peranakan flavours of Chinese, … Continue reading

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“The Harlequin Tea Set and Other Stories” by Agatha Christie – A Book Review

There are nine short stories in this book by Agatha Christie. These stories were published mainly in the 1920s in magazines. These were compiled and released in 1997. The Harlequin Tea Set was the main story for this book and … Continue reading

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Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve – Walk to see migratory birds

Morning weather was good, no rain for this walk. My second this year. This time, we timed to watch the migratory birds in our mangrove swamps at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve. The tide was in, so more water to see … Continue reading

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Joy of Reading

Books by Enid Blyton were popular during my times in schools in 1970s. Enid Blyton wrote children’s books with captivating stories of young children and their adventures. She wrote series of books under such themes as Adventures, Famous Five, Secret … Continue reading

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Temasek Bond – 5-year T2023-S$ Bond 2.70% fixed interest rate

There was much media coverage of this Temasek Bond to be issued by Temasek Holdings Private Limited. Temasek Holdings even put up a full-page advertisement in The Straits Times. Temasek Bond is purely a corporate bond with fixed interest payment … Continue reading

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Fears of Retirement

With Singapore’s life expectancy rate of 83.3 years, assuming if one retires at age 67 years old, he has 16.3 years of life in retirement. However, if another wants to retire at 62 years old, then he has 21.3 years … Continue reading

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