Category Archives: I Remember Series

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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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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Old Currency Notes

My mother left behind some old currencies. Thought I share the photographs of these notes. Picture 1: Board of Commissioners of Currency Malaya Straits Settlements and Malay States Face on currency: King George VI $5 1 July 1941 Picture 2: … Continue reading

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I Remember – DBS Fixed Deposit in 1993

Back in 1993, my mother and I had a fixed deposit placed with DBS Bank. Back then DBS Bank was known as The Development Bank of Singapore Ltd. This fixed deposit was kept for 24 years. From a sum of … Continue reading

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I Remember – Do you plan for retirement?

In my case, I was not enjoying my work in 2006. I took a leap into the unknown and quitted my full-time job. I was feeling burnout on the job. At that time, I was the Deputy Director of Temasek … Continue reading

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