Category Archives: Social Issues

When Rates Go Up, Cut on Usage

For most people, they are affected by rates increases that have impact on their cost of living. Chief among these is the public transport fare increases from 29 December 2018. From this date, card fares for adults travelling on buses … Continue reading

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Among the Masses

The bottom 20% with regard to household income has been the focus of the government. Policies on government transfers and taxes are tailored to them at every budget cycle. The top 20% has less need for government support since their … Continue reading

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Competitive Society causes Stress to Children

Parents always want a better life for their children. This is true for most parents in Singapore. Who doesn’t want their precious kids to do well in schools? This mindset is so ingrained over decades of phenomenal progress in Singapore … Continue reading

Posted in Education Matters, Social Issues

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

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Lasting Power of Attorney – The process of application was not so simple

Having done my Will, Advance Medical Directive (AMD), and CPF nomination, I have one last thing I need to do. That is to apply for Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA). What is LPA? The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) … Continue reading

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Doing our parts to save this earth

We live on this planet called earth. We see more extreme weather conditions in recent years. Scientists attribute this to actions of human beings in modernisation, excess consumerism and indiscriminate destructions of earth natural resources. Though we may not be … Continue reading

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Water Usage was reduced this year

As a household of three persons, we had reduced our water consumption this year by 8.7% over last year (from 139.7 cu m to 127.5 cu m). One can track water usage by volume from compiling the monthly usage using … Continue reading

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