Lifestyle

Frolic in a bubble tea ball pit at Singapore exhibit

Bubble tea fans can frolic in a pool of 100,000 plastic purple pearls, take photos on a bubble tea IV drip, and swing on a giant wrecking ball at a new exhibit in Singapore. The pop-up aims to be a “one-stop happy place” for visitors who love the tea-based beverage loaded with milk, sugar and tapioca pearls. Originally from Taiwan, …

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eSports professionals a rarity in academically-oriented Singapore

by Sam Reeves / Martin Abbugao In a country highly focused on academic achievement, Singaporean Galvin Kang Jian Wen did something almost unthinkable — he stopped studying as a teenager to spend more time playing computer games. He defied parental and social disapproval after his high school finals to pursue his dream of becoming an eSports champion, but believes the …

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How to avoid overpaying for your next vacation

by ValueChampion According to a report by the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS), an estimated 81% of consumers report that they were charged a higher price than was initially advertised for their online travel bookings. To help you stay on budget for your next trip, we’ve laid out some of the common causes of expensive trips and tips for …

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Saudi Arabia to offer tourist visas for first time

by Anuj Chopra Saudi Arabia said Friday it will offer tourist visas for the first time, opening up the ultra-conservative kingdom to holidaymakers as part of a push to diversify its economy away from oil. Kickstarting tourism is one of the centrepieces of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s Vision 2030 reform programme to prepare the biggest Arab economy for a …

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AXA Better Life Index 2019: Only 59% of Singaporeans are currently happy with their lives and only 50% feel fulfilled in life

Earlier today (24 Sep), AXA Insurance Singapore released the findings from its inaugural AXA Better Life Index 2019, which looks into how Singaporeans define a better life: their purposes, goals, struggles, progress towards their goals, and their sense of fulfillment. Among the respondents who said they have life goals, one in two are dissatisfied with their progress towards their short-term …

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Expat Insider survey: Singapore ranks 6th out of 64 destinations worldwide

According to a recent Expat Insider 2019 survey by InterNations, the world’s largest expat community, Singapore is accounted among the top ten best destinations worldwide for the sixth time in a row, ranking 6th out of 64 destinations worldwide. Polling more than 20,000 expats in 64 locations, the survey offers in-depth information about expats’ satisfaction with the quality of life, …

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Eight in 10 young Singaporeans believe they will be the next Sandwich Generation, reveals survey by NTUC Income

On Tuesday (3 Aug), insurance company NTUC Income released the findings from its latest research, focusing on the Sandwich Generation phenomenon in Singapore, which shows the harsh realities about how parents and young Singaporeans view their financial future. In the month-long research, 94% of parents (aged 35-55 years old) surveyed revealed that they were currently pressured between having to financially …

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