Category Archives: I Remember Series

I Remember – My Uncle from Malaysia

My mother had one brother who stayed in Malaysia. She was the oldest among her siblings of five including her. My mother was the only one who moved to Singapore. I remember my uncle used to come to Singapore once … Continue reading

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I Remember – From Executive Diary to Smart Phone

Back in late 1970s and 1980s, I used to receive Executive Diary every year from advertisers. These were daily planners to record my appointments by the hours. In the 1990s, I started using Filofax personal organiser. It was made of … Continue reading

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I Remember – Coopers & Lybrand

I joined Coopers & Lybrand, Singapore (C&L) as an Audit Assistant on 1 April 1981. For eleven years, I learned and matured in the firm. Back then, C&L was one of the Big 8 Audit Firms with a global presence. … Continue reading

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Stopped Driving

I got my driving licence in 1977, my first car in 1983. I was driving since then. After 35 years of owning cars, I de-registered my Toyota Corolla Altis this morning. This car had served me well for 10 years. … Continue reading

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I Remember – My First Driving Licence

My first driving licence was in paper form. I Passed the driving test on 9 December 1977 while I was still serving full-time National Service. It was 41 years ago. During that time, my driving instructor was fierce and did … 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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I Remember – My First Property to Live In

Buying a residential property to live in is a major financial commitment. Only after working for five and a half years, did my wife and I considered buying our first property. We wanted a home first before we got married … Continue reading

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I Remember – My parents stayed in rental flats of public housing

My parents never owned a flat. They had been staying in rental flats provided by public housing. These flats were heavily subsidised by the government. Being Singapore citizens, public housing was available to them. Their first rental flat was built … Continue reading

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Investing in Investment Property – A personal experience

Like most people interested in investing in residential properties, my wife and I too did this back in 1997 (before the Asian Financial Crisis). On 19 July 1997, we exercised an option to purchase a unit in Trellis Towers directly … Continue reading

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Visit to Chinatown Heritage Centre and Experience Chinatown

We brought two Taiwanese friends who had never visited Singapore or Malaysia to the Chinatown Heritage Centre yesterday. Even as Singaporeans, we had never stepped into this heritage centre. It was a treat for us too and our Taiwanese friends … Continue reading

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