Author Archives: limkimtong


Dry and hot weather and clearing of land and forest by burning are recipes for disaster. The haze blanketing Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore in recent days shows how vulnerable we are to such wanton actions by inconsiderate people clearing land … Continue reading

Posted in Social Issues

STI went up and then down in 2019

The Straits Times Index (STI) went up and went down several times this year so far. It had been a pattern. The STI went down on three dates in the intervals of two to three months. And each time the … Continue reading

Posted in Financial Management

Performance of STI Constituent Stocks – 6 September 2019

The table is from SGX. There are 30 stocks in the Straits Times Index (STI). The table shows the market capitalisation, total return year-to-date for 2019, total return for 2018. Data are sorted in descending order of Total Return YTD … Continue reading

Posted in Financial Management

Visit to National Orchid Garden

National Orchid Garden is situated inside Singapore Botanic Gardens. It is free admission for a period till 15 September 2019. This promotion is School Holiday Promotion. Admission is free for students, Singaporeans, Permanent Residents, Work Permit Holders. (Terms and conditions … Continue reading

Posted in Travelogue

When you are into money, be careful

Assuming one has a windfall, it is easy to lose sight that the windfall can be depleted as the years go on. When one has the money in the bank, he could spend his money freely and not to make … Continue reading

Posted in Financial Management

Savings on transport – After stopping driving

I deregistered my car on 8 February 2019 and have not driven a car for 7 months. I relied on public transport like buses and MRTs for moving around. I rarely rode in taxis. For shorter distances, I walked to … Continue reading

Posted in Financial Management, Life Journey


My two older brothers were MOE teachers before they retired from the service. Both taught in various secondary schools. When I left my job in the corporate world, I thought I could be like my brothers i.e. to teach students. … Continue reading

Posted in Life Journey