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8 Ways Singaporeans Stain Their Teeth Even Without Red Wine Or Kopi

stain teeth wine coffeeTeeth staining culprits    We already know the big “No-no”s when it comes to getting sparkling, white teeth. No smoking, no cup of joe in the morning, nor bottle of red wine after work - and that’s already a HUGE sacrifice, especially for those who need ‘em to function.  But sorry...
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10 Things Singaporeans Will Only Appreciate After Living Overseas

Singapore Noodles vs Singaporean Noodles, The Smart LocalA Singaporean abroad     Adapted from Source, Source, Source, Source, Source Moving from Singapore to England to further my studies, I got to learn things that went beyond my degree - like learning not to call random strangers aunty or uncle, and knowing the difference between a chip and a...
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10 Strangest Jobs You Can Get In Singapore To Escape The 9-5 Grind

Weirder than your dream job   Source There was a time when my parents asked me what I want to be when I grow up. I told them, “Lawyer, Astronaut, Farmer, Hawker, Taxi Driver, and Librarian.” They were confused that a 5-year-old had such aspirations, but what they didn’t know was...
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10 Divorce Facts You Never Knew About According To Singapore Law

10 things you never knew about divorce in Singapore - brought to you by The Smart Local and PKWA Law Practice.The Hard Truths About Divorce   Divorce: the tricky taboo topic that still makes some couples squirm in their seats. Excluding high profile celebrity divorces, civilian ones are always on the down low. So it’s almost inevitable there’s a ton about it many of us here in Singapore are unaware, or...
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12 Things Every Cheapo Singaporean Does But Will Never Admit

Kope hotel toiletries when you're on a tripMoney-saving tricks that cheapo Singaporeans use   “Free then take lor, cheap then buy lor” is a common philosophy among Singaporeans. As much as we’d like to think that being cheapo is a trait exclusive to kiasu aunties, deep down, there’s a cheapo in all of us. Case in point: the...
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5 Reasons Why You Miss Singaporean Food The Most When Overseas

cartoon illustration Local food cravings while in a foreign land     Illustration by Ra Krishnan You don’t usually crave Nasi Lemak in Singapore where it’s easily accessible. But for the strangest reason, you have sudden, intense cravings for it when you’re overseas - whether for a holiday, a student exchange programme, or work...
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14 Non-Awkward Situations That Singaporeans Make Awkward By Being Awkward

cover imageAwkward Singaporeans   It’s a very Singaporean thing to keep social interaction to a minimum where possible - for some reason, many of us prefer keeping to ourselves. While it’s uncomfortable dealing with over-enthusiastic people when you just wish to MYOB, pretending not to hear that “Good morning, how are you?”...
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7 Types Of Grief Graduates In 2017 Are Feeling Right Now

work paradox social life sleepGraduation grief is real   You’ve done the necessary time and soon, you’ll be released from the “prescribed prison” that is formal education. The only motivation getting you through to the finals is your grad trip - backpacking through Europe to sipping cocktails on the beaches of Bali. The plane ticket...
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14 Laojiao Hacks For New Singaporean Drivers Who Just Passed Their TP

singapore driving tipsHacks for the Singaporean driver   You’ve looked over your shoulders a billion times to check your blindspots, played the balancing game on a slope, turned full-lock left and right an umpteen times - congratulations, you’ve finally done it. You’ve scored enough points to be deemed a safe driver on the...
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9 Common Internet Mistakes That Will Get Singaporeans Into Deep Trouble

coverInternet security fails   I’m not referring to the cyber safety tips you heard in the boring primary school assembly talks you were forced to sit through. Everyone knows it’s dangerous to talk to strangers yada yada - but it’s not 2005 anymore and hackers no longer need to do much...
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