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Singapore is Far From Truly Being Cashless. Here’s Why.

The whole “Singaporeans try going cashless for a week” type of thing has been done once too many, and I think we all get the point. We’ve been hearing the buzzwords “cashless” and “e-payments” for the longest time now, and I thought this weekend of carelessness taught me good on how far-behind Singapore actually is on the e-payments front. This all happened because I rushed off from work on Friday evening last week without first doing a second-take at my desk and left my wallet(which has my cash, EZ-link and credit cards) sitting there in the cold, dark, loneliness….but...

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The Most Expensive Good Class Bungalows Sold in Singapore in 2018

For Property Investing, the Seedly team worked closely with EdgeProp, who is an expert in the field, to curate unbiased, non-sponsored content to add value back to our readers. Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. Good class bungalows, more commonly known as GCBs, are considered to be the most prestigious type of residential property in Singapore. With a typical land size of 1,400 sqm (15,069 sq ft) and above, GCBs aren’t just super large, they’re also super rare – only about 2,800 of them exist within Singapore’s 39 gazetted GCB areas. List of Good Class Bungalow Areas (GCBAs) (Arrange...

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5 Restaurants to Feast At This Year-End

Wine & Dine and be on Cloud 9. Move aside #fitfam, your New Year’s resolutions can wait. It’s time to stop, drop & roll … to your nearest Christmas/New Year’s Day feast. Loosen those belt buckles ladies and gentlemen, because it’s about to get tight in here. TL;DR: Book These Places Now for a Feasting Good Time What better way to end the year on a high, than to check out some of the Seedly family’s personal recommendations! Remember to check the Terms & Conditions especially for credit card payments and to make your bookings early as seats fill out...

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Ultimate Comparison: Petrol Prices and Credit Card Promotions In Singapore (SINOPEC opening soon!)

Getting a car in Singapore is a really complicated thing because of the hundred and one things to consider (mostly costs) that help you decide if you really need and can afford this car. We analyzed the costs of getting a car in another article and now look at fuel prices in Singapore, which are known to be notoriously higher than in most other countries. Image credit: Alphonsus Chern, ST Unbeknownst to many, SINOPEC is the second Chinese firm after PetroChina to enter the fuel sector here in Singapore. Amongst the existing fuel companies like Caltex, Esso, Shell and SPC,...

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Ultimate Comparison: Petrol Prices and Credit Card Promotions In Singapore (SINOPEC opening soon!)

Getting a car in Singapore is a really complicated thing because of the hundred and one things to consider (mostly costs) that help you decide if you really need and can afford this car. We analyzed the costs of getting a car in another article and now look at fuel prices in Singapore, which are known to be notoriously higher than in most other countries. Image credit: Alphonsus Chern, ST Unbeknownst to many, SINOPEC is the second Chinese firm after PetroChina to enter the fuel sector here in Singapore. Amongst the existing fuel companies like Caltex, Esso, Shell and SPC,...

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I Got My PSLE Results, What’s Next?

I am really thankful for my parents that they weren’t so hard on me with my PSLE results. With that, I sat down and weighed my school options carefully. And they trusted my school of choice and allowed me to go ahead with it. Without their trust and support, I wouldn’t have been able to enjoy the best years of my life in a convent. As your child’s journey begins to unfold, we hope you walk and support your child through their decision. With many success stories shared with the #LifeBeyondGrades campaign, it is important to know that grades...

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The Ultimate Comparison of iShopChangi at Changi Airport Duty-Free Singapore (DFS) Prices and Discounts!

Despite reaching the airport 2 hours prior to boarding time, I never get enough time to look around the duty-free stores available in the Best Airport in the World, our very own Changi Airport. Recently, I found out that you are able to do your shopping BEFOREHAND at iShopChangi and collect them at the airport or have it delivered to your place! Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post and links are not affiliated. How else can we bring you unbiased content? I will save you on the PR statements that you would’ve seen many times about iShopChangi. To...

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Black Friday 2018: Sites To Grab The Best Deals This Weekend

Best Black Friday Deals for Singaporeans, 23 November 2018 It’s that time of the year, where the US starts preparing for the biggest sale of the year. Even local retailers like Zalora, LAZADA, and Qoo10, are jumping on the Black Friday bandwagon and offering deals you can’t miss. We know how much you love your branded goods and came up with a list of sites with awesome deals. After all, if you wanted to get some brand-less item, it’d be cheaper to get it off Taobao right? Do note that most of these shops do not ship internationally, so...

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Supplementary Retirement Scheme (SRS). We Explain What On Earth Is SRS In 5 Minutes.

If there is anything more complicated than Pythagoras’ theorem, it will be Singapore’s Central Provident Fund (CPF) system. Under CPF, we have a voluntary scheme, Supplementary Retirement Scheme (SRS). What Is Supplementary Retirement Scheme (SRS)? The Supplementary Retirement Scheme (SRS) is a voluntary scheme. It aims to encourage Singaporeans to save for retirement, over and above their CPF savings. One can top up their SRS account as many times as they want. TL;DR: Who should you open your SRS account with? In this article, we address some of the commonly asked questions. We try to make it...

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12 things I learned from the 2018 Starhill Global REIT AGM

For our Morning Stocks Analysis, the Seedly team worked with The Fifth Person who are experts in the field to curate unbiased, non-sponsored content to add value back to our readers. Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. Starhill Global REIT (SGREIT) is a Singapore-listed REIT that owns a portfolio of 10 malls and office buildings located in Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, China and Japan. As at 30 June 2018, its portfolio was valued at S$3.1 billion. SGREIT has been in my portfolio for a number of years now and has given me a positive overall return despite its share price falling 15%...

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What Should Also Be Taught In This Compulsory Financial Literacy Module for Students?

One of the initiatives that were launched by the Government with MoneySense was to educate Singaporeans from a younger age, mainly year 1 Polytechnic and ITE students.  By implementing a mandatory financial education curriculum to boost their financial literacy and help them manage their money properly starting in 2019. This initiative aims to educate the younger people in managing their money properly which was announced along with other new initiatives as part of the government’s efforts to boost financial literacy to Singaporeans. Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post, Seedly and its community feels that this change is a long...

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Ultimate Comparison: How Does the TADA Taxi App Compare With Grab?

In case you’ve chanced upon the recent hype of a certain brightly-coloured yellow app, it was probably TADA, a new taxi booking app which was officially launched by Singapore-based blockchain start-up Mass Vehicle Ledger (MVL) Foundation on Thursday, November 15. Users can now download and signup on the TADA Taxi app. (Read more on another highly-anticipated ride-hailing entry to Singapore: Go-Jek vs Grab) We’re equally stunned as to how TADA managed to go ‘under the radar’ for so long (it’s launch was July, 2017) and still make such a splash after receiving LTA’s Third Party Taxi Booking Service Provider license on...

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Condominiums In Singapore that You Can Get Under SGD 1 Million

For Property Investing, the Seedly team worked closely with PropNex, who is an expert in the field, to curate unbiased, non-sponsored content to add value back to our readers. Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. In this article, we look at Singapore condos between 1,000 sq ft and 1,200 sq ft – the average size of a three-bedroom condo unit – that transacted below the million-dollar mark in 2018. Based on URA caveats, only projects with five transactions and above in the past 10 months of the year were considered in our selection. 1. Aston Mansions at S$940,000 Average transacted price...

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Best Holiday Programmes and Events for You and Your Kids (on a budget!)

Seedly is in no way sponsored to compile this list of holiday activities. In a blink of an eye, 2018 is almost coming to a close. It’s scary how fast time flies, but no one’s complaining because this is also the merriest season of the year. People are relaxing a bit more and taking more time off school and work to recuperate. Parents, here’s your chance to make it up to your children this school holidays for working so hard the whole year and acing their exams. No kids yet? (Baby bonus is looking pretty attractive these days…) These...

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