Monthly Archives: January 2019

How much will you be getting on CPF Life?

This question can be answered by referring to the CPF Statement for 2018. CPF members would be receiving their statements via the post or by eStatement if they have opted for it. It tells me that I am on CPF … Continue reading

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The Book of HYGGE

The Danish Art of Contentment, Comfort, and Connection. This book was written by Louisa Thomsen Brits. The art of Hygge (pronounced as “hoo-gah”) resonates with my ideas of happy living and living well with contentment, comfort and connection. They are … Continue reading

Posted in Book Review

I am breaking from tradition – using old currency notes for Ang Pow (Hongbao) packets

I went to three local banks recently and they ran out of new currencies for the day. It is Chinese New Year (CNY) fever again and the queues at the banks for new currencies were madness. The same can be … Continue reading

Posted in Life Journey, Social Issues

What is most important in this life?

Over the past weeks, I had attended two funeral wakes of two elderly men. One was a relation. Both were cremated at Mandai Crematorium. To some people, talking of death is morbid and not auspicious. Death is something you cannot … Continue reading

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Impressions of Cambodia

Phnom Penh – Capital city of Cambodia Moving from Battambang to Phnom Penh was like moving from a slow lane to a fast lane. Suddenly I saw tall buildings and international names donning the buildings and retail outlets. There are … Continue reading

Posted in Travelogue

Trip to Cambodia – 10 to 18 January 2019

We took budget Jetstar for 3 persons cost S$656. Flight time 2 hours 15 minutes to Siem Reap International Airport. Time difference between Cambodia and Singapore is one hour difference. Cambodia is behind Singapore. We gain one hour on reaching … Continue reading

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Tips on enjoying Cambodia – 2019

This is my first trip to Cambodia. I have been to Vietnam twice before this trip. One cannot compare Cambodia with Vietnam. They are not the same as regards economic development. Their histories are different too. So we did not … Continue reading

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Taking a break

I will be taking a break from writing. Hope to come back to it in 2 weeks’ time. Best Regards

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Too Much Screen Time

Apple iPhone has this thing called “Screen Time” that tracks time spent on my iPhone each day. Over a period of past 7 days, my screen time was 1 hour per day on average. It also tells me which program … Continue reading

Posted in Living Tips

Interest income on CPF balances – 2018

Interest income on CPF balances for the year-end of 2018 was already updated. Interest income on my CPF balances (OA + Medisave + RA) averaged 3.77% per annum for 2018. Year Interest rates 2013 3.20% 2014 3.19% 2015 3.13% 2016 … Continue reading

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