Free PA Courses at CCs and Water-Venture Outlets

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Pick up new hobbies & skills while making new friends.

Now is your chance to learn how to play the guitar, make cheese, kayak, line dance, draw, sew, perform 13 various martial arts, meditate, cook Nonya cuisine, or teach your dogs new tricks. The People Association is offering 2000 free courses for you to upgrade yourself. Note that these are only open to Singaporeans and PRs, and registration is through the respective CCs or Water-Venture (WV) Outlets on a first-come, first-serve basis. (more…)

Save 50% when Dining Off-Peak

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Just how much can you save if you wait an hour to take your lunch? How about 50%?

Just like you’re incentivised to travel at off-peak hours, you can get discounts (as much as 50% off!) from many restaurants to dine at off-peak hours through a new reservation platform called Eatigo. Their motto is “connecting empty stomachs with empty tables”. They currently have more than 100 partner restaurants and their database is growing. Here are some other nice features about this new reservation platform: (more…)

Does Owning a Car in Singapore Even Make Sense?

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Once you’ve paid that big price tag, don’t forget that you have other expenses that really add up.

As the price of COE premiums fall (Cat A prices now at $61,000), some of my colleagues are considering buying a car. One of them decided to buy a used car with 3 years remaining on the COE (her old car was recently scrapped after 10 years). She’s in her 50s and figured that in 3 years time, she would either be semi-retired or have flexi-work arrangements. So she thought 3 years was more than adequate. But when she told me the price she paid on this supposed “good deal” ($35,000+), I was shocked and wondered if she had done the math. So I decided to in this post. (more…)

Earn Cash Rebates for Stuff You Already Buy

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ShopBack shares their commission with you if you use their referral link. (Photo by ShopBack Singapore)

If you already use voucher deals, such as Groupon Singapore and Deal.com.sg; and loyalty programs, such as Plus! LinkPoints, PAssion TapForMore Points, and Perx, but still want to kick it up a notch in terms of savings, now there’s a cash rebate programme that gives you a percentage of what you spend on an online purchase back to you in the form of a rebate. It’s called ShopBack. (more…)

Growing an Edible Garden – Where to Start?

Here are some of the easiest edible plants to grow in Singapore.
Here are some of the easiest edible plants to grow in Singapore. (sweet potato leaves transplanted to soil)

Perhaps it’s due to rising food costs, concerns over food security, or the fear of contaminated or pesticide-laden food, that there has been a lot of interest recently among city dwellers in starting small-scale edible gardens. As someone who has spent many years living in a rural countryside, I certainly miss the (literal) fruits of my labor. My edible garden (in the States) once had pineapple guavas, grapefruits, oranges, persimmons, mint, basil, Chinese parsley, ginkgo biloba, almonds, and red amaranth.

It can be quite challenging growing an edible garden here in Singapore with such limited space, particularly if you do not have a balcony, roof, or yard. For those who are completely new to the concept and are unsure whether they have a green thumb, here are some easy, fool-proof, and frugal tips on how to start your very own edible garden. (more…)