People usually associate going to the library with studying or with being uncool. But libraries are not just for bookworms; they house an extensive range of media, from archived newspapers, to magazines, music CDs, movies, comic books, anime, software, audiobooks, and more. You can even borrow a digital reader. Plus, there are a whole host of programmes which you can attend (often FOC) to expand your mind, your skills, and your network. For anyone who is looking for inspiration, or even just a good way to pass time, the library should be at the top of their list. Being in nicely air-conditioned space (away from the haze) is also an added bonus! (more…)
There was a special SG50 promotion for Adventure Cove tickets through Qoo10 for $22 ($19 for children). Since I had an additional $2 off coupon, I thought it was a reasonable price to pay, considering the usual price at the gate is $36. The free entry to Sentosa, via the boardwalk (another SG50 promotion) also made it a bit more worthwhile to check it out before these SG50 promotions end. I did have a good time there, although I was disappointed that their locker rentals were so expensive (rates listed below). Fortunately, I didn’t have anything valuable and was able to use the free open storage racks that were often adjacent to the water slides. So why would I not go a second time? (more…)
Around this time of year when Singapore celebrates her birthday, many restaurants and retailers also give discounts to those who were born in the same year and are the same age as our nation. Since this is a golden jubilee year, the discounts are even more substantial. And they have been extended to all seniors age 50 and above (with some terms and conditions). So if you’re a senior, you’re in for some awesome treats! (more…)
Singapore Heart Map, an SG50 programme launched last November, invited Singaporeans to share their memories of special places they hold dear to their hearts. Over the last 6 months, more than 80,000 personal stories of places were contributed by Singaporeans from all walks of life. The 80,000 stories shared were displayed in a first-ever crowd-sourced collective map of the most endearing and cherished places of our nation. Over the next 3 months, there will be free guided tours of many of these cherished places. This is a great opportunity to rediscover Singapore, make new friends, and create new memories. (more…)
I had the amazing opportunity to sail on a DBS sailboat (the same one that will be used at the SEA games) as part of the DBS Marina Sailing Programme, organised in partnership with the Singapore Sailing Federation (SSF). Launched in 2013, this programme gives the public the chance to learn some basics about sailing, experience the Marina Bay from a different perspective, and enjoy a 40-minute scenic and exciting ride. (more…)
Instead of the usual weekly post of frugal activities, I decided to just have a post on New Year’s Eve celebrations taking place throughout Singapore. And to be honest, there’s not much going on during the first week of the new year anyway (at least not much in the way of frugal activities and events).
Next year is our nation’s Golden Jubilee Year, and I feel so honoured and privileged to be a part of it. Though every nation has problems and challenges, let’s not forget the things that make this nation great. And let’s continue to help make this nation better. There’s always more room for improvement, but we can still appreciate and celebrate how far we’ve come. (more…)
I recently had dinner with two security uncles who work at a nearby condo. Upon finishing our dinner, one of the uncles, who was the more quiet and reserved one, was in such a hurry to return home. I thought it was because he was tired and wanted to get enough sleep before his next shift. After some prodding, he finally confessed. He wanted to go home to not miss an episode of his favourite Korean drama! If he were using RecordTV, a web-based free application, to record the episode, he wouldn’t have had to rush home. Or confess to being a Korean-drama junkie. (more…)