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Chris is an editor at The Smart Local. He is a true idealist - growing up and having to do adult things doesn't stop him from believing in unicorns.

13 Budget Things To Do In Osaka After Squandering All Your Yen In Tokyo

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Conquering Osaka on a budget   Here's the one lifehack any budget traveller needs to know before visiting Osaka: there's a concession pass that gets you almost unlimited travel across their entire subway network, and free entry to 30 of Osaka's most iconic attractions. It's perfect for Singaporean budget travellers,...
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Silver Ball Planet, Osaka - Asia's Largest Collection Of Vintage Pinball Machines

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Silver Ball Planet in Osaka     Google "Osaka" and you'll find one recurring theme through all the posts you'll find: it's a transit town that tourists go to as a gateway to the more popular Kyoto, Nara, and Kobe. What many of those posts neglect to mention is that...
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i Light Marina Bay Has Loads Of IG-Worthy Backdrops And Opens On 3 March 2017


i Light Marina Bay is open   With the close of Singapore Biennale 2016 , hipsters photography enthusiasts everywhere in Singapore have been looking for the next great IG hotspot to open up. Come 3 March, their wishes will be answered. If i Light Marina Bay rings a bell, you...
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13 USJ + Harry Potter World Insider Hacks To Make Your Trip To Osaka Worth Every Knut

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Universal Studios Japan Insider Information   Confession: I've been to Osaka twice in the past year, once for a holiday and a second time - this trip - specifically to visit Universal Studios Japan . Most Singaporeans would have only been to Universal Studios Singapore (USS), but if you're using...
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30 Caterers In Singapore For Every Occasion - Birthdays, Meetings & Baby Showers


Catering at your fingertips      What’s the difference between a good party and a great party or event? The food. Unfortunately, finding a caterer that matches the occasion and the budget can be a momentous task… or at least, it used to be. Thankfully, CaterSpot has arrived on our...
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Why Singlish Is The Most Efficient Language In The World - TSL Comedy: Episode 28


Speak Good Singlish Movement No matter what the gahmen does to make us Speak Good English , we know deep down in our hearts that Singlish is the best language in the world. It helps us say as little as possible but still gets our message across, and honestly, most...
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Dinner In The Sky - Eat 50 Meters In The Air With The City Watching Below You


About Dinner in the Sky   It's not very often we can say we cheated death on a regular day at work, but when you're working at TSL, there's no such thing as a regular day at work. When my editor mentioned that my latest event would include having dinner...
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Here's What NTUC Got Wrong About Minimum Wage


Do We Need Minimum Wage in Singapore?   Source From 1996 to 2009, the lowest 20% of Singaporeans’ incomes remained stagnant while the income of the top 20% has steadily increased.  Source: The Straits Times There have been calls to implement a national Minimum Wage which would have forced an...
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8 Things You Need to Know About MediShield Life


Healthcare in Singapore   The only healthcare most of us know is fever medicine, but we’ll all grow old one day. Lately, MediShield has been in the news: the government has announced that Medishield will be replaced by MediShield Life come November 2015. In a way, MediShield Life is similar...
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50 Best Deals in 50 Days of SG50 You Can't Miss This National Day


Happy #SG50!   As we celebrate 50 years of being the awesomest country in the world, we know that we’re united in one thing: Singaporeans love a good promotion. If you’ve got tickets to this year’s National Day Parade, you’ll be getting a fun pack with a discount booklet inside....
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