Most of us like to think we are prudent with money. We save a certain amount of our salary each month, try to go for discounted items when we see them, and pat ourselves on the back for managing not to splurge on an item that we absolutely do not need. But despite our best efforts, sometimes we might still let a bit of money slip through our fingers. While that might be unavoidable at times, you don’t have to let your hard-earned money go to waste all the time if you know what you’re looking out for. Here are some ways you’re wasting money without even realising it. 1. Buying groceries while you are hungry We buy things on impulse. Whether it’s during the retail therapy trip you sorely needed after having a stressful week, or the absolutely aesthetic-looking decorative piece to add on to your visually pleasing but otherwise useless collection of baubles, it’s hard to resist. But once the rush of purchasing something ebbs away, you might be left feeling empty when you ... » Learn More about These 5 everyday, overlooked actions are actually making you lose money
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A study by researchers from the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has found that Singaporeans with more empathy are likely to be more environmentally-friendly as well. The findings, revealed on Mar. 9, come in response to the growing importance of reducing energy to tackle climate change. According to the study by PhD student Swati Sharma and Associate Professor from the Nanyang Business School Georgios Christopoulos, the residential sector is forecast to become the biggest energy-consuming sector by late 2030. To reduce energy consumption in households, it is key to examine and better understand Singaporean's attitudes and behaviours about the topic. Will spend on energy-saving options even if they cost more The study was conducted via an online questionnaire, surveying 520 resident Singaporeans from Feb. 2019 to Mar. 2019. The sample included a large number of homeowners (87 per cent), close to the national average (91 per cent). Typically, the main ... » Learn More about S’poreans with more empathy prioritise the environment over money & comfort of family: NTU study
If you are in the market for a practical, sensible, and affordable people carrier in the style of an MPV, your options are somewhat limited. Yes, you could consider something like the newly launched Kia Carnival, but that car is upside of $200k. If you're looking for a seven-seater on the lower end of the price spectrum, there are two French choices that you should certainly look at - the recently facelifted Peugeot 5008, as well as the Renault Grand Scenic. Which is the better Frenchie here? Different approaches To provide sufficient space for seven people, MPVs are inevitably boxy in nature. However, both cars here take their own individual approach to delivering a slightly more stylish approach towards the people-carrying box. The Grand Scenic is a pleasing wedge shape, with clean lines running from the sharply angled bonnet all the way to the rear end. The 5008 straddles the line between MPV and SUV, and adopts a slightly more muscular approach. Though more boxy and ... » Learn More about Peugeot 5008 or Renault Grand Scenic – which is the most value-for-money 7-seater choice?
Follow us on Telegram for the latest updates: https://t.me/mothershipsg Long queues were seen at Singapore Pools outlets on Jan. 4 as the prize money for the Toto top prize snowballed to an estimated S$8.6 million. 3 lucky winners By the time the results were announced, the top prize had increased to S$10.8 million. The winning numbers were: 4, 5, 8, 12, 27, 42, with an additional number, 14. Top prize split 3 ways, with one portion spilt 26 ways The eventual top prize was won by three winning tickets, each taking home S$3,625,796. The total Group 1 prize amounted to S$10,877,387. The distribution of the top prize winnings is interesting in this draw. One of the Group 1 winning tickets was purchased at Fatt Chye Heng Trading, at Block 7 Hougang Ave 3. Another was a System 7 entry placed on the Singapore Pools Account Betting Service. The last portion was won by an iTOTO System 12 bet -- and split 26 ways, with each share getting S$139,453. In ... » Learn More about 3 winning tickets for Toto S$10.8m top prize on Jan. 4, with 1 iToto System 12 bet split 26 ways
Students at a school in Phichit province join a recent campaign to promote democracy in schools. SITTHIPOJ KEBUI A functional parliament is a strong foundation of a participatory democracy. Globally, the governing bodies of the socio-economically and politically advanced countries operate under some form of participatory democracy. In comparison, the parliamentary system in Thailand, which has been guided by constitutions written to benefit the elites, is still operating under a nominal representative democracy, effectively representing only the few. The 1997 constitution was the one and only constitution, among the 20 since 1932, that was drafted by the people and was known as the "people's constitution". This constitution promulgated the principle of a democracy that functions in the best interests of the people. However, that constitution was short-lived, lasting only until 2006, when yet another military junta abolished it and added a new constitution, followed by another ... » Learn More about Participatory democracy: A way forward for Thais
China is looking to the sea to help cut the cost of cooling data centers housing powerful computers and servers, and also to reduce consumption of traditional energy sources in a sector known for its high electricity needs. The southern island province of Hainan has commenced work on the world's first undersea commercial data center, with completion expected in five years, the state assets regulator in Hainan said on its website on Monday, May 24. Data centers are fitted with server racks that store and process internet data, and consume large amounts of energy to cool their computer networks. Power costs represent up to 70% of operation expenses at a data center in China, according to statistics from Greenpeace. Shenzhen-listed maritime tech firm Highlander is teaming up with the local government on the construction, and internet service provider Beijing Sinnet technology will oversee its operation in the future, it said. The overall design of the ... » Learn More about China looks to ocean for cheaper way of cooling power-hungry data centers
PETALING JAYA: Local restaurants are urging customers to order food directly from their outlets instead of delivery services that take a big cut. Some platforms are taking up 35% from each order, lamented Nabila Nazrin, manager of Rahman’s Corner in Puchong, Selangor “We’re already experiencing lower sales due to MCO restrictions. We cannot afford to share the profit,” she said. Nabila has started encouraging customers to order directly by contacting the restaurant via WhatsApp. “We’ll arrange for a third-party delivery service and ensure our customers are comfortable with the delivery fee. Sometimes, I would even perform the deliveries myself,” she added. Kana Theva, the founder of Pampas Group of Restaurants, claimed that customers will be saving money if they order directly from the restaurants. “Without the profit-sharing with delivery platforms, we don’t have to mark up our prices. “Right now, we’re relying on an ordering service that is only charging us a 2% ... » Learn More about Restaurants urge customers to bypass food delivery platforms charging exorbitant fees
No matter what our current preoccupations may be, there is a truth we have to acknowledge: we’ve all become heavily reliant on mobile data. A huge amount of data is required to listen to academic lectures or take part in office meetings. Even our leisure time is dependent on data. After all, binge-watching our favorite shows requires a connection that can guarantee good video quality. Because of this, we have seen a rise in the number of 5G devices and services entering the market over the past year. This is due to 5G’s three major benefits – faster speeds, higher bandwidth, and lower latency – over its predecessor, 4G. realme – the number one smartphone brand in the Philippines (Q1 2021, based on IDC and Canalys) – understands the importance of 5G, especially for heavy data users. After the launch of its bestselling realme 8 Pro and the realme 8, they are now introducing a new device that is 5G-ready. SPEED IN ALL ASPECTS. The realme 8 5G's back ... » Learn More about realme 8 5G: Ready to lead the Philippines’ 5G race
MANILA, Philippines – After 22 Filipino fishermen aboard fishing boat Gem-Ver were sunk by a Chinese vessel in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea), they face another collision at home: with their own government. While the fishermen insisted that they were rammed by a Chinese vessel, President Rodrigo Duterte on June 17 dismissed their ordeal as a "maritime incident." At the same time, Duterte's men either refused to adopt the fishermen's statements or contradicted them outright. The President himself echoed China's foreign ministry, which said on June 13 that the sinking of Gem-Ver was an "ordinary maritime traffic accident." He refused to condemn China – a far cry from his outrage against the United States, the European Union, Canada, and Kuwait over perceived affronts to Filipinos. Duterte also agreed to China's offer of a joint Manila-Beijing investigation into the issue – which, according to critics, places the Philippines and China ... » Learn More about Duterte vs fishermen: Is the Philippines lawyering for China?
Antipolo is accelerating its transformation to become a Digital City with the help of leading financial technology company, PayMaya. Citizens can use their PayMaya account or any card to pay for local government fees online. In addition, they can scan to pay for purchases at the City Mall and the public market, and even pay for tricycle rides at several routes served by the Antipolo Tricycle Operators’ and Drivers’ Association (TODA) – all using PayMaya QR. They can also go to the nearest Smart Padala by PayMaya to add money to their PayMaya account or cash out their funds. Today, around 10,000 MSME touchpoints in Antipolo are utilizing PayMaya solutions. Building Antipolo’s cashless ecosystem is part of PayMaya’s LGUs Embracing and Accelerating Digitalization (LEAD) program, which aims to accelerate the digital transformation of the government from the ground up by enabling citizens to transact through online and mobile channels. Antipolo Citizens can experience safer and ... » Learn More about Antipolo creates a digital city with PayMaya