Singapore Mattress Buying Guide — Sealy, Tempur, Simmons and Serta

We initially thought that choosing a mattress for our new flat would be a straightforward, one-day affair. Just head down to the mattress boutiques at Plaza Singapura or IMM and make your decision based on what you like the most within your budget, right?

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Quick Primer to Water Purifiers — Sterra, Wells, Livingcare and Hydroflux

While visiting a friend’s new BTO at the end of last year, I was quite enamoured by the hot/ cold water dispenser system that he had. One touch of a button, and nearly ice-cold water, or (very) hot water came flowing out. Best of all, it connected directly to the water inlet and so there wasn’t a need to refill a water tank every now and then.

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Akko Macaw PBT ASA Keycaps Review

I was looking at attractive keycap sets to go along with my new mechanical keyboard (the hotswappable wireless version of the Keycool KC84) and I fell in love with the colours of the GMK Nautilus. However, GMK keycap sets are notoriously hard to buy (unless you wait for a group buy) and wildly overpriced relative to the cost of my keyboard.

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Choosing a DC Standing Fan in Singapore

While searching for a good standing fan review recently, I came to the realisation that, unless you’re looking at one of those snazzy offerings from Dyson, it’s pretty hard to come across a review of a standing fan, much less one that has a direct current (DC) motor as opposed to one powered by a conventional, alternating current (AC) motor. So here’s a quick primer from the research I’ve done recently, as well as a quick review of the Mistral MIF400RI, the 16″ DC standing fan which I eventually settled on.

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Fnhon Tornado — Review and Building Experience

It’s been only a few months since I picked up cycling once again and in that time frame, I’ve used the Java Zelo and Crius Master D before deciding to build a frame from scratch, with an Fnhon Tornado used as a base. It’s a time consuming experience but well worth the effort.

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Seatpost Options for Folding Bikes

A ‘normal’ seatpost designed for road and mountain bikes won’t work on most folding bikes because the length is simply too short for most people. Hence, you would need to find a seatpost that is at least 55cm to 60cm long.

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Java Zelo 20 Inch Folding Bike Review

Cycling has suddenly become everyone’s favourite pastime — not surprisingly given that people can’t travel anywhere and cycling seems to be one of the better ways to explore Singapore, while having fun and getting some exercise in at the same time.

I too, have been suckered into this phenomenon. My last bike was an Aleoca mountain bike bought from Carrefour in 2002 (when I was in Primary Five…) — which I disposed of in 2016 after years of storage because it was starting to fall apart. This time around, like many others, I opted for a folding bike for its convenience — you are no longer restricted to cycling within a limited radius from your house, since you can take the bus or the train with your bike. Rain or a flat tyre? No problem. Just hop on the next bus or call a Grab and you’re on your way home.

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Royal Caribbean Quantum of the Seas Experience (10 – 13 May 2021)

Taking a cruise has always been on my bucket list, albeit an item that is ranked pretty far down the list — maybe after I’ve conquered Europe, America and perhaps Africa.

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