The size of the people’s reserves are a matter of great speculation. The total size of Singapore’s total reserves is a state secret but estimated by most analysts to exceed the $1 trillion mark; the figure being pieced together through the Government’s official statement of assets and liabilities in the Finance Minister’s annual budget statement and other sources of information. We were once again told in Parliament yesterday that the size of Singapore’s reserves is a nationa
The Burning Question On Everyone’s Mind… How can our noodles taste so good without any added salt or MSG? Only 3 main ingredients are being used to season our flavour-packed noodles. Let me explain in greater detail… Kelp is a large seaweed found naturally in the ocean. Dried kelp contains one of the highest naturally-occurring glutamic acid in food which contributes to that overall umami or tastiness. We generously sprinkle dried kelp imported from Hokkaido onto your noodles
To begin, a little about myself… My parents used to own a cai png stall. But I pretty much destroyed everything and I’ve been reprimanding myself ever since. Here's my long story… When I was still studying in primary and secondary school, I would spend most of my time at the coffeeshop where my parents ran their cai png stall. My mom, a brilliant cook, obviously did all the cooking; my dad, on the other hand, was in charge of serving customers and cashiering duties. He also
In the Straits Times today (9 Feb), Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat was quoted as saying that “if the lapse shows that the leader has been slack, negligent or incompetent, then serious consequences must follow, including removal.” Those seemed like brave words. But unfortunately, they were also empty ones. There are way too many examples of current PAP Ministers demonstrating high levels of incompetency and slackness. I will just give 4 diverse examples to show how things hav
It has been a tough time for me after failing in my business venture 3 years back and having landed myself in about 300k worth of debt to banks, suppliers, contractors and relatives.
Being your own boss is tough and often lonely. I started out on my own when I was 31 and had no proper mentors to guide /nurture me. Nobody really cares how crazy your life could get. Most folks naively reckon that being a boss means having plenty of personal time and financial freedom. Eventual
Newsflash: the sun has set in Singapore. If one desired an above average quality of life sans the financial stress, surging costs and nonsense dished out by a juvenile government, he/she should have migrated abroad over a decade ago. The local PME class is now truly dead in the water no thanks to PAP’s "awesome" foreign talent policy which commenced under former Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong's watch in the late 90s. The major issues going forward are many fold: • Singapore's p
In the space of two days last week, I had near-identical conversations with two friends. Both were looking at real estate options, but refused to acknowledge their financial realities. Neither was particularly wealthy but both sought pricey districts. “I don’t think I could live in your area,” one of them said to my suggestion. He offered a long commentary on my estate compared with his expectations. 3 bedrooms, a balcony, an open kitchen. But he didn’t want, nor did he have