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‘Lush Green’ It Is — The Future of Singapore Buses

Buses are pretty much the workhorses of our public transportation network. While you hear grumbles of train delays every now and then, or taxi drivers whizzing past you because they have ghost passengers in their cabs while still complaining that UberX and GrabCar drivers are stealing their ricebowls, you seldom hear anything about buses. They …

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Alfero Artisan Gelato — The Best Italian Gelato in Singapore

During my graduation trip to Italy last June, I binged on gelato every single day of the eleven days I was there. Gelato was the single thing that I missed the most from Italy. Normal ice cream just doesn’t taste the same.

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National Steps Challenge: A Week with the Actxa Stride Tracker

Update 10/10/16: Season 2 of the National Steps Challenge is now here! I’ve done a write-up about it here.

Update 17/4/16: I’ve been using the Actxa tracker for three months now and have experienced a few syncing hiccups along the way. Scroll down or click here to find out how I resolved them.

 

In November last year, the Health Promotion Board launched the inaugural National Steps Challenge. As part of the challenge, early birds would receive a complimentary Actxa Stride step tracker (pictured above), whereas those who missed the early bird deal will pay only a nominal fee of $5 (or $20 for foreigners). Of course, this isn’t relevant any longer since registration is now closed. However, I only managed to receive my step tracker in late January, after missing my earlier appointment in mid December 2015.

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How GPS Improved Our Lives

I remember one day, some ten years back, when I had to send a product to a service centre located deep within Ubi for a warranty claim. The logical thing to do back then was to head over to the Street Directory website and print out a map. Yes, print. Even with my printed map, …

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Waterway Point: The next NEX?

Truth be told, even as someone who lives in the north eastern region of Singapore, I’ve never set foot outside Punggol MRT before. The closest I’ve ever been to there was when I cycled to Punggol Waterways once back in 2013. Back then, all I could see around me were construction sites. Perhaps one of …

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Netflix Comes to Singapore. How Good Is It?

After a long wait, Netflix has finally made its way to our shores (and 129 others). From $10.98/month (or $13.98 for HD, which should be the no-brainer option for most), it’s about the cost of an additional entertainment package from StarHub or Singtel. With the option of a one-month free trial, I decided to check …

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How Create Your Taste Brought Me Back to McDonald’s

For a long time, I have not wanted to eat at McDonald’s. Don’t get me wrong–I’m not a McDonald’s snob–it’s something I still eat if it’s convenient or if I’m desparate for food (where else can you find a burger that can fill your tummy for two dollars?), but not something I’d go out of the way for (unless there’s twister fries). The reason? The menu has become boring.

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Bye, Funan: The End of an Era

By the end of the June next this year, one of the Civic District’s most iconic malls will be gone forever. Officially, it will be closed for redevelopment for the next three years, but one thing’s for sure: Funan, as we know it, will no longer be the same again, with plans of it being transformed into an “experential creative hub”.

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The Force Awakens — My First Star Wars Experience

When Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope was released, I wasn’t even born yet. In fact, I was so far away from being born that I may have watched it in my past life. I was in primary school when the prequel trilogy first came out, but for some reason it barely registered on my radar. And there goes: I had never watched a Star Wars movie in my life before.

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