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Help! I am a having a baby during Covid-19!

  Let’s face it, being a parent is a daunting and scary task for most people, not to mention if you are one of the brave ones doing it while Covid-19 is ongoing. With the uncertainties in the economy and job market now, it’s important to save as much money as possible to accommodate your growing family. Fret not, we’ve narrowed down five main things you need to know if you are having a baby in 2020.   1. There is a $300 cash gift for all parents with at least one child below age 20 under the Care and Support Scheme Earlier this year, Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat announced a Care and Support Scheme that the Govt has launched for all Singaporeans. In particular, all parents with at least one child under the age of 20 have received a $300 cash gift in June 2020. But wait… what

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5 things you didn’t know about migrant workers in Singapore

Since the start of Circuit Breaker, migrant workers in Singapore have been thrust into the spotlight in our fight against COVID-19. Yet in the past months, it’s heartening to see Singaporeans step up in their support towards migrant workers. During the crisis, we’ve witnessed how a young Singaporean built a translation portal overnight for medical teams treating migrant workers, and a recent campaign backed by the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth’s Our Singapore Fund, named “Welcome In My Backyard” (Wimby) was launched to welcome migrant workers to housing estates. We’ve also been hearing a lot of comments and suggestions on how we can improve the lives of our migrant workers – from housing them in alternative housing facilities, to reducing the number of persons in one apartment to letting them have their own rooms. Perhaps it’s time for us to understand them better, before starting to plan for changes

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Why take public transport ok, but social gatherings not ok?

Ever since we started phase one, I see a lot of people asking, “Oei, why can take public transport to go to work or school but buay sai meet friends and family? KNS siah, why like that? What kind of stupid logic is that?” So early early this week, during the multi-ministry task force’s press conference, Lawrence (macam my friend) got explain lah. But lao niang don’t know you got try to understand a not. But never mind, lao niang explain it to you in Singlish style, you see you want to understand mah? First hor, you need to understand that social gathering is very different leh. When you meet your family or friends you never see for very long, you will xiao excited right? You take out your mask, then will hug hug and take selfie with each other because very long never meet. Then you will sit down

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Circuit Breaker: The Struggles Of A Food Delivery Rider

Image Source: Jerry Toh via Facebook “Pls have some patience. Delivery guys are human too. They are not superman. “ The circuit breaker has unsurprisingly caused a spike in demand for food delivery services, with The Straits Times reporting a 20 to 30 per cent increase in demand. It’s no wonder that food delivery riders are now feeling the crunch. While the increase in demand does, in theory, mean that riders are seeing no shortage of assignments, it also means that they face increased waiting times and a slower rate of delivery. The waiting game caused a loss of business for riders, on top of other struggles they face on the road. UCARS shared one of the food delivery rider’s experiences on the struggle. Food delivery rider Jerry Toh shared about his experience during the circuit breaker in his Facebook post dated May 9. In the post, he laments that he often gets

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Top 10 Value For Money Cars In Singapore Below $20,000

Working around a budget constraint does not mean you have to give up owning a car as we bring you a list of affordable cars, under $20,000, available right in our marketplace. Let UCARS Find the right one for you! Introducing the top 10 value for money cars in Singapore under $20,000! To put things into perspective, the current Certificate of Entitlement (COE) for Category A cars stands at $31,210, down from the previous $32,699. Image Source: Precise Auto Trading Honda Civic Falling between the City and Accord, the Honda Civic is one of the most durable, sturdy, and repairable mid-sized sedan. It marries comfort and daily usage feasibility, easily winning the heart of drivers. Get the Honda Civic at $10,500 from Precise Auto Trading Pte Ltd on UCARS. Image Source: Classic Credit Subaru Impreza The Subaru Impreza is a compact sedan that emanates a big-car feel yet allows you to drive in a

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4 coffee places you must visit right now

1. Nylon Coffee Roasters An “oldie” but a goodie. Let’s start with the tried and true. Nylon’s name is commonly found in many other posts about coffee because they were among the first to bring specialty coffee to Singapore. Founded on the couple’s love for coffee and experience abroad, Nylon boasts a very hands-on approach, from sourcing, roasting to brewing. Highly recommended for those who want a simple, but decently brewed cup. 2. Apartment Coffee A personal favourite of mine and an absolute gem of a place. I’ve lost count of how many afternoons I’ve spent in this beautiful and well-lit coffee studio simply musing about life.  As its name suggests, this place feels like a cosy apartment where you can take time to slow down and enjoy your coffee. Despite being a relatively new place that opened its doors in 2018, it has definitely wormed its way into many

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5 things you didn’t know about Bedok that makes your heart go “bedok bedok”

Bedok is probably the best place to live in if you love the hustle and bustle of the heartland and yet do not want to stay too far away from town. Bedok is only 8 stops away from City Hall and has so much more to offer than what it looks. It is an exciting town and has developed so much from the days of Bedok’s old interchange and Bedok’s Princess Theatre. Bedok is one of those places where you can say it has refurbished well but has not lost its character.  It really does still make your heart go “bedok bedok” even after all these years. 1. Bedok was around even before Stamford Raffles time Contrary to modern beliefs, the origin of Bedok’s name has nothing to do with heartbeat or furniture (“Bed-ok”). The name “Bedok” is most likely derived from the Malay word “Bedoh” which is a drum

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5 things you didn’t know about Simei that’s named after ancient Chinese beauties

Simei is a relatively small town with low housing estates. Buildings are typically no more than eleven storeys for safety concerns (presence of planes flying in and out of Changi Airport). What may be most impressionable about this district is Changi Business Park that is flourishing with banks and foreign talents. Hence, Changi Business Park is often joked to be “Changalore”. What else is unique about this place? Surely there are some gems to be discovered.  1. Simei is named after China’s four great beauties If you had not paid attention to the Chinese name of this place, you might not think too much of it. Simei actually means four beauties in Chinese. In fact, legend has it that the main streets of Simei New Town were indeed originally named after China’s four great beauties of ancient China (Xishi, Diaochan, Zhaojun and Guifei).  However, the hanyu pinyin of these street

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5 things you didn’t know about Tampines that’s typically pronounced as “Tam-pa-nees”

To the easties, Tampines is a stop on the MRT line that you want to get past so you can finally get a seat on the train after the throng of passengers alight from the train station. In the morning, some passengers also choose to travel past this station before bouncing back from Pasir Ris to avoid being trapped in the crowd. Tampines is indeed very crowded for many good reasons – from their malls to Tampines IKEA/Giant/Courts to Our Tampines Hub, there is something for everyone of all ages.  Tampines is also an area boasting rich heritage, little known to people living outside of this area, and we hope to uncover more about this amazing place today so that we can all remember Tampines as more than “a crowded place”.   1. Tampines named after the Tempinis tree Tampines was formerly known as Tampinis. At one time, it was

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5 things you didn’t know about Pasir Ris aka the far far away place in S’pore

  5 things you didn’t know about Pasir Ris aka the far far away place in S’pore   To many, especially the westies, Pasir Ris is a forbidden place simply because of how far it really is (last MRT stop on the green line). There is even a running joke that no one actually passes by Pasir Ris because it’s literally at the end of Singapore. Granted, there shall be no debate about the location but hey, is it really all that bad? Let’s take a closer look at some of the undiscovered gems of this area before making any conclusions.   1. Pasir Ris Park Ris was first known as Passier Reis in 1846     Hey, doesn’t Passier Reis (or Passier Rice) actually sound cooler than Pasir Ris? The name was first indicated in the map of Straits of Singapore compiled by Captain Samuel Congalton and government surveyor

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