March 2023

Going Freelance? Here’s How You Should Plan Your CPF & Finances For 2023

Back when I started freelancing full-time in 2014, the only friends who were free to meet up with me at midnight were home tutors. Fast forward to 2020 and it seems like everyone is a freelancer. The growing gig economy has been driven by greater demand for flexible work arrangements, disruptions caused by the pandemic, retrenchments, and so on. The most obvious example is gig work like driving Grab or

Max Verstappen threatens early farewell to F1

Max Verstappen’s words Max Verstappen has repeatedly stated that he does not want to stay until he is 40 years old in Formula 1, but this time his words will make noise. The two-time world champion, when questioned by Sport Tv’s Portuguese about the changes in the circurs, said, “I am satisfied with the main races. I think they are much better from an emotional point of view. Of course

Ramadan pasar malam at Giant Tampines with Thai street food, durian & more from Apr. 1, 2023

Follow us on Telegram for the latest updates: If you’re in the East, you’re in luck. Giant Singapore will have its first Ramadan pasar malam at the outdoor carpark of its Tampines hypermarket. It will be held from Apr. 1 to 21, 2023. The pasar malam will host stalls with a wide variety of cuisines including Thai street food, traditional Indian vadai, traditional Malay desserts and kueh and Turkish

Luckin Coffee opens first overseas outlets in S'pore, with drinks from S$4.80

Follow us on Telegram for the latest updates: China’s largest coffee chain, Luckin Coffee, opened its first two outlets in Singapore today (Mar. 31). The Marina Square and Ngee Ann City outlets are the first to be opened outside of China. We visited the Marina Square outlet and tried a few of their signature drinks. 15-seater cafe The cafe is relatively small, with a total of 15 seats for

Apple WWDC 2023: What to expect at the event happening from June 5 to 9

What announcements lie in store? We’ll have to see in June when Apple’s WWDC 2023 happens. Apple has announced that its Worldwide Developer’s Conference (WWDC) will be taking place from June 5 to 9 this year. Like previous years, the showcase will be taking place digitally alongside a special in-person experience for developers and winners of the Swift Student Challenge to be held at Apple Park. The most-anticipated Apple products

‘First world nation, third world services’ — Singaporeans react to DBS/POSB 12+ hours service outage

SINGAPORE: Netizens are simply not having it after DBS Bank’s DBS/POSB service outage that lasted over 12 hours. According to recent news, DBS Bank’s online and mobile DBS/POSB digibank services were down. In addition, so were DBS PayLah! and DBS mTrading services. The outage occurred on Wednesday morning (March 29) and lasted until around Wednesday evening. In response to the news, many netizens took to social media to express their

‘Even a child could see it was rude’ — Mr Brown rejects Sim Ann’s explanation for disrupting WWF event

SINGAPORE: Ruling party politician Sim Ann’s explanation for disrupting live performances at the WWF Earth Hour Festival has failed to fly with a number of socio-political commentators, who have asserted that the Senior Minister of State should have known better than to conduct herself in the manner that she did. Criticism against Ms Sim mounted after members of the audience at WWF’s event at the Esplanade last Saturday (25 Mar)

Man gets stuck in condo carpark toilet for 1.5 hrs, says management insists he pays for damage to lock anyway

SINGAPORE: A man took to TikTok to document his ordeal of being locked in the restroom of a condominium car park for an hour and a half, causing him to miss the start of the balloon sculpting event he had gone there for. To make matters worse, “Management still ask me to pay for broken lock :((,” wrote the man, who goes by @qmaojunyong on TikTok in a video he

Popular Korean fried chicken chain BHC Chicken to open 1st S'pore outlet at Marina Square on Apr. 26, 2023

Follow us on Telegram for the latest updates: Here’s some good news for Korean fried chicken lovers. Popular Korean fried chicken chain BHC (which stands for Better & Healthier Choice) will be opening its first outlet in Singapore on Apr. 26, 2023. According to a press release, the 108-seater outlet will be located on the second level of Marina Square. Here’s a look at the upcoming fast food restaurant:

I make $140,000 a year running a digital nomad agency from Bali — but here's why it's not worth living there anymore

Olumide Gbenro moved to Bali from San Diego in 2019.  Gbenro believes that Bali is polluted, congested, and overly commercialized. Gbenro said that living in southern Europe is a better choice for digital nomads. This as-told-to essay is based on a conversation with Olumide Gbenro, a 34-year-old digital entrepreneur who was based in Bali for almost four years. It’s been edited for length and clarity. I consider San Diego, California,