From the unexpectedly popular UOB KrisFlyer card to the newly introduced GrabPay credit card, there have been quite a few branded credit cards launched in the market. Here’s one more to add to the list: the Citi Lazada card. As you can probably guess, this card targets those who shop on Lazada. That’s a lot of people: according to a report by Statista , Lazada is second to Shopee as the top e-commerce site in Singapore with more than seven million monthly web visits in the first quarter of 2021. In a nutshell, the Citi Lazada card offers a whopping 10X rewards ($1 = four miles) on Lazada purchases, and 5X ($1 = two miles) rewards for other key spending categories like dining, travel, entertainment and transport. Is the Citi Lazada card really a godsend for Laz-addicts, or did they literally “play it up”? Here’s our take on the card. Citi Lazada credit card overview First, let’s look at the card benefits like bonus reward points (or air miles): Spending category ... » Learn More about Citi Lazada credit card review – is it only good for Lazada shoppers?
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In 1965, I was awarded the Colombo Plan Scholarship to study Medicine in the Grant Medical College, a prestigious medical college in the bustling city of Bombay (now Mumbai). In the 1960s, Bombay was already crowded, with eight million people. The streets were congested with only three types of cars, all made in India but based on the old models of Morris, Fiat and MG. Public transport was with two city train systems and many public BEST buses. However, we dreaded to travel during the rush hours because of the overcrowding. Surprisingly, the citizens followed the queues quite orderly. I arrived in June 1965, in the midst of the monsoon season which could make life depressing. It would rain every day for three months, with intermittent sunshine. The frequent changes in weather were detrimental to health. Most newcomers got sick in some way or other. Fortunately, in my five years there, I only had occasional diarrhoea and flu. For the rest of the year after September, the weather ... » Learn More about Heart and Soul: Living and studying in 1960s Bombay
Materials for recycling are transported in Marikina City. FILE PHOTO MANILA, Philippines—A recent report by Kantar, a leading data company, showed that Filipinos are making “significant strides” in being responsible consumers because 75 percent preferred eco-friendly brands. The report said while there are still Filipinos who find it difficult to reduce their carbon footprints because eco-friendly products are hard to find or expensive, there are those who witnessed a change in mindsets especially in becoming responsible consumers. The Southeast Asia Trender Report of 2020 by online seller Zalora also made the same conclusions, saying that 61 percent of Filipinos were willing to buy products that had been made without destroying the environment. The Philippines was next to Singapore with 63 percent of consumers preferring eco-friendly products. Malaysia had 56 percent and Indonesia had 55 percent. The Zalora report said that over the years, the threat of global warming paved ... » Learn More about Online shopping rise brings phenomenal volume of plastic wastes
Follow us on Telegram for the latest updates: https://t.me/mothershipsg I can remember exactly when and how I fell in love with Liverpool Football Club. It was in the 1990s, when Goh Chok Tong was the Prime Minister and Ong Teng Cheong was the President. My parents were both Manchester United supporters. The decade would culminate in one of the most dramatic matches ever, the victory over Bayern Munich that clinched the Champions League and the Treble. But I didn't enjoy it as much as they did. See, I was already a fan of a club then languishing in seventh place in the Premier League. My uncles were (and still are) diehard supporters of Liverpool, having grown up in the 1980s when the Reds of Bob Paisley, Joe Fagan and Kenny Dalglish conquered England and Europe. They passed on that love of the club to me, in the form of a video tape (remember those?). In the Dark Ages before broadband and YouTube, that tape was my gateway drug. I saw Jamie Redknapp dance through a ... » Learn More about Comment: I’ve supported Liverpool FC for 19 years. I will never watch them play in a European Super League.