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Is Mapletree Commercial Trust (SGX: N2IU) Still An Attractive REIT To Buy?

In 2019, Mapletree Commercial Trust (SGX: N2IU) was one of the largest gainers among Singapore’s blue-chip stocks. Mapletree Commercial Trust’s unit price surged around 45% to S$2.39 then. At the time of writing, its unit price is even higher at S$2.47. Given the “ever-increasing” price, does Mapletree Commercial Trust still provide value for those looking to buy it right now? The answer is not straightforward and can be subjective, but we can still get an idea by using our 10-step guide to pick the best Singapore REITs. As a summary, here are the 10 steps I use to pick...

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Ever Wondered How Thai Disco Worker (Siam Bu) Makes Money? They Can Make More Than $6,620 per Month!

I have a problem. I am spending way too much time on my latest addiction. Source: Facebook| Gong Tao Help DeskIntroducing Gong Tao Help Desk (GTHD), a treasure trove of hilarious memes about our local Thai Disco scene. Littered with Singaporean’s terms such as ‘Siam Bu’ (Thai Disco worker), ‘Siam Dius’ (Thai Club) and ‘Gong Tao’ (Black Magic), the Facebook page introduces us to our local Thai club ecosystem like a boss. Source: Facebook| Gong Tao Help DeskMet with a tight editorial deadline and having spent way too much time on the Gong Tao Help Desk, it is only...

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Your 60-Second Analysis on CapitaLand Limited (SGX: C31) Shares

In this series, we will feature one Singapore-listed company each time as a quick guide to everything you should know about it in 60 seconds. Right here, we have CapitaLand Limited (SGX: C31). Previously, we featured Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Holdings Ltd (SGX: BS6), one of the world’s largest shipbuilders. What’s CapitaLand’s Business About?  CapitaLand is the largest real estate company that’s part of the Straits Times Index, and it’s also one of the biggest in Asia. CapitaLand is also the sponsor of several real estate investment trusts (REITs) listed in Singapore, including Ascendas Real Estate Investment Trust (SGX: A17U), CapitaLand Mall Trust...

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The Ultimate Price List for a Scrumptious Pen Cai Treasure Pot This CNY

Chinese New Year is only a week away but I just can’t wait to feast on one of my favourite dishes, the Pen Cai Treasure Pot! While it’s a relatively new dish for reunion dinners in Singapore, Pen Cai originated all the way back from the Song Dynasty and made its way to Hong Kong. Source: Yàn If you’re thinking that the pen cai looks too full to pick from, it’s done on purpose as the almost overflowing ingredients signifies an abundance of prosperity and wealth. Huat ah!  In a way, there’s no standard recipe or ingredient list for...

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The Noob AF Guide: How to Apply for Credit Cards in Singapore

Are you still paying for everything in cash? Tired of walking around with stacks of money and wondering if people are going to rob you? Ever wonder why people are always going on about looking for the best credit card to pay for something? Are you finally ready and wondering how to apply for a credit card? Well… Welcome to the noob AF guide on how to apply for a credit card. How am I qualified to write this guide? Er… Because I applied before and have one? Heh heh. TL;DR: How to Apply for Credit Cards in Singapore...

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CapitaLand Commercial Trust (SGX: C61U) Share Price At S$2.09: Is It a Buy?

CapitaLand Commercial Trust‘s (SGX: C61U) share price (or technically unit price for REITs) is currently at S$2.09. At that price, CapitaLand Commercial Trust has a price-to-book (PB) ratio of 1.1 and a distribution yield of 4.2%. The distribution yield looks low, but could there be more to this REIT than meets the eye? To answer that question, let’s analyse CapitaLand Commercial Trust using my 10-step guide to pick the best Singapore REITs. As a summary, here are the 10 steps I use to pick the best Singapore REITs: Growth in Gross Revenue and Net Property Income Growth in Distribution...

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Cheap Batam Resorts (From $38/Night) That Rival Montingo Resorts

A few months ago, the Seedly team was planning to go to Batam for a retreat. When planning for the trip, Yi Xuan, Ming Feng, Kenneth and I came across Montingo resort: a popular resort that many Singaporeans go to- either for a couple’s retreat or just a quick getaway with the family. While luxurious and extremely #insta-worthy, staying at Montingo Resorts also entails a hefty price tag of about $200++/night. So for those who are looking to go to Batam for a quick, resort getaway, here are 7 alternative resorts that you can go for, at the fraction...

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How Do Salons That Charge $3.80 For Haircuts Make Money?

“Only for today, we have a $500 package for 12 keratin treatment sessions…only for you.” “Ehh, it’s okay.” “Only for you, I’ll give you $20 off—” “I’m good. Really.” I’m sitting askew in an uncomfortable seat stretched with (presumably faux) suede, batting off a hairdresser’s desperate attempts to upsell a useless package. I don’t blame him, though; when a salon offers $3 haircuts, how else might they turn a profit? The Appeal of the $3.80 Haircut It’s no secret cheap haircuts are a draw for Singaporeans, with each ranging from $3 to $5 a pop. My observations — gleaned...

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What Is a Bull Market?

There are always opposites in life. The financial market, including the stock market, is no exception. In the stock market, there are opposites in the form of a bear market and a bull market. We have already explored what a bear market is. So, right now, let’s find out what a bull market means. Source: Giphy Just like a bear market, there’s no formal definition, but a bull market usually refers to a 20% rise in a market over time from its bottom. The bull is used to describe an up market from the way it attacks its opponents...

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Is CapitaLand Mall Trust (SGX: C38U) Share Price At S$2.50 Considered A Steal?

At the time of writing, CapitaLand Mall Trust (SGX: C38U) is trading at a share price (technically known as unit price for REITs) of S$2.50. At that unit price, CapitaLand Mall Trust has a price-to-book (PB) ratio of 1.2 and a distribution yield of 4.7%. Does CapitaLand Mall Trust represent a buying opportunity at its unit price of S$2.50? Let’s explore using our 10-step guide to pick the best Singapore REITs. As a summary, here are the 10 steps I use to pick the best Singapore REITs: Growth in Gross Revenue and Net Property Income Growth in Distribution Per...

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Singaporean’s Guide: Sign-on Bonus and Starting Salary of Schemes In The Singapore Armed Forces (Army, Air Force, Navy)

source: Highnunchicken ” And if all else fails, you can always sign on.” Singaporeans frequently joked about signing on as a backup plan for someone’s career. The option to sign on is readily available for certain industries such as defence and security due to our lack of manpower. Since National Service (NS) is a statutory requirement for all male Singaporeans, putting that signature onto the sign-on contract can be an immediate way to secure your career. In this article, we look at the starting salary and sign-on benefits for signing on with the Singapore Armed Forces. Hopefully, it helps...

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Do Right by Your New Year’s Resolutions & Fulfil Them!

Time flies, it’s been more than a week since the new decade began! How many New Year’s Resolutions did you make for another amazing year? Or have you given up on them already? What if your New Year’s Resolutions are actually alive but hidden from your sight? Guilty of having fitness goals as part of your New Year’s Resolutions? There are free yoga classes and cheap gym memberships you can try out to motivate yourself so you can no longer complain about how pricey it is! Now now, it’s easy to list down your goals, but we’ve established that...

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Tomorrowland: Your Step-By-Step Guide To Attending The Music Festival From Singapore

New Year Resolution: Going to Tomorrowland For those who are really into music festivals and raves, Tomorrowland is the Holy Grail of music festivals. Source: Tomorrowland Some may even call it the “Mother of All Music Festivals”. Heading to Tomorrowland officially became part of my bucket list after my first ZoukOut experience. Despite not remembering the festival entirely, I remember having so much fun. Since I am already planning to be part of the magical fairy tale experience at Tomorrowland, I might as well share all my findings and compile them for interested Singaporeans to join me. Buy me...

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10 things I learned from 100 Baggers by Christopher Mayer

The term ‘10-bagger’ was first used and popularised by fund manager Peter Lynch to describe stocks that multiplied in value by tenfold. Christopher Mayer, portfolio manager and co-founder of Woodlock House Family Capital, took this a step further and wrote a book to discuss about 100-baggers. In his book, 100 Baggers, Mayer studied every company that returned $100 for every $1 invested between 1962 and 2014. The survey turned up 365 companies which was built upon a similar study conducted by Thomas Phelps, a stockbroker and investor. (Coincidentally, Phelps also discovered the same number of 100-baggers between 1932 and 1971...

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Why iFAST Corporation Ltd (SGX: AIY) Is An Attractive Growth Stock

Growth stocks are companies that grow at rates above that of other listed companies in general. In Singapore, one such growth stock, in my books, is iFAST Corporation Ltd (SGX: AIY). It was also picked as one of the Singapore shares to watch in 2020. Here, let’s explore the company in-depth and why it looks attractive to me. TL;DR: Is iFAST A Perfect Stock For You?  Some investment merits of iFAST: Scalable business Lots of recurring revenue Long runway for growth Reasonable valuation iFAST’s Business Background iFAST runs an Internet-based investment products distribution platform that provides a comprehensive range of...

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