Lifestyle

Christmas Lobangs: Ethos Books opens its doors for the season

It’s that time of year again; when people gather with friends and families to celebrate the year that’s been and make plans for the year that’s coming. It’s a season of giving, which also means that it’s a time of desperate holiday shopping wondering what the heck to give your mother/grandfather/partner this Christmas. Or maybe you just want to shop for …

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National Gallery: Icing on the SG50 cake

By Woon Tien Wei It was first announced in 2005, by the then-Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts, that the Supreme Court and City Hall buildings will house a ‘world-class art gallery’ within five years. It has taken forever to create this ‘world-class art gallery’, and the journey for this high-profile cultural institution has not been entirely smooth sailing – with …

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3 major reasons why your property agent should be your best friend

By Amanda Ong, www.belowVal.sg You have probably already heard of all the advice to not use a friend as your property agent. I agree that you should not use someone who is already your friend, but it’s smart to turn your property agent into your best friend. Here’s 3 major reasons why: You will be in constant contact with your …

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Singapore Botanic Gardens to get its own documentary

It’s been a big year for the Singapore Botanic Gardens. In July this year the World Heritage Committee unanimously endorsed its bid to be listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, making the 150-year-old garden the first and only tropical botanic garden to be the list. And now it’ll be the star of its very own 60-minute documentary. A World …

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Network security company reveals attacks on Hong Kong media outlets by Chinese hackers

FireEye, a US-based network security company, has released the results of its research into a recent campaign carried out by a Chinese cyber threat group, referred to as “[email protected]”, using Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) methods targeting Hong Kong-based media organizations. In August, the group sent spear phishing emails about newsworthy developments with malicious attachments to Hong Kong-based media organizations, including …

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What kind of video conference equipment suits your business?

By Jesscia M. Although it may seem like a simple function to perform – call someone miles and miles away with a little video feed attached – there’s vast array of budget choices and equipment decisions to be made surrounding video conferencing. Today more so than in the past, there seems to be a flavor of video conference equipment for absolutely …

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Should I buy or should I rent?

By Property Soul A friend recently moved from one rented home to another. The family of four is still staying in a condominium in the east side of Singapore, but this time a better one – it is newer, bigger, and asking for lower rent too. According to the latest SRX Rental Market Flash Report, rents for non-landed private rentals …

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How you can sell your HDB flat without a housing agent

By Peter Lim, MoneySmart.sg Last I checked, we’re enjoying the Internet age in Singapore, with blazing fast broadband speeds and a high tech living environment. Already there are cars that can park on their own and some that can even drive themselves. So why is it that, when it comes to selling our HDB flats, we’re still getting a housing …

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3 tips to determine a good value buy in current market conditions

By CY Low, http://www.belowval.sg/ Opportunities abound in this current property market for newbie investors and first-time home buyers to get great value out of their property purchases. Being newcomers to buying property, buying property can sometimes be difficult and confusing. But do not fret, because this article offers 3 tips on how to determine a good value property purchase. Tip #1: …

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3 ways to spend less on public transport in Singapore

By Joanne Poh, MoneySmart.sg If only SMRT’s bus services could be as frequent as their MRT breakdowns. The only thing that seems to be improving year on year is SMRT’s profits. If you’re the sort of person who likes to “pay for quality”, sorry to break it to you but so long as you’re stuck paying for public transport, the …

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