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Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there. And a quick message to regular readers of this blog – I’m taking a break from blogging for a while. This means the “Frugal Events” section will not be updated. Many thanks for your support, and I hope you continue to find frugal ways of spending […]

The post Frugal Events for 12 June to 18 June 2019 appeared first on Frugal in Singapore.

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It’s been 5 and a half years since I started Frugal in Singapore. Let me just say that I’m so grateful to all those who supported me throughout this journey. But much has changed online and in the blogosphere. Blogging has become less about sharing, and more about making money through sponcon, product placements and […]

The post Taking a Break from Blogging appeared first on Frugal in Singapore.

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This week we have RWS Summer Matsuri, The Peranakan Festival, and Monstrous City. The Istana will be open to the public on Hari Raya Puasa, and there will be a special bicentennial exhibition. Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri!    *Please note this is a partial listing. And there are other free/frugal events happening elsewhere, especially at […]

The post Frugal Events for 5 June to 11 June 2019 appeared first on Frugal in Singapore.

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During a hackathon competition, I met a mathematician/programmer who was a recent grad. He was talented and a hard worker, though a bit socially awkward. While we were sharing details about ourselves, he said to the group, “By the time I am 25, I will be the founder of a company, or will have achieved […]

The post What’s So Wrong with Being Average? appeared first on Frugal in Singapore.

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The school hols are nearly upon us. Hari Raya Puasa and the Dragon Boat Festival are also just around the corner. The DBS Marina Regatta is the weekend. And this is also the last weekend to ballot for NDP tickets (last day is 2 June).   *Please note this is a partial listing. And there […]

The post Frugal Events for 29 May to 4 June 2019 appeared first on Frugal in Singapore.

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In the modern world, we’re always wishing others “good luck”. Especially in Asian cultures, where superstitions run deep. When I was born, I was given the nickname “unlucky child” because of my untimely birth. Not only was I premature by a month (making me weaker and more sickly than other children), I was told that […]

The post Why You Should Welcome Bad Luck appeared first on Frugal in Singapore.

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Some frugal events this week include Flipside, Esplanade’s most playful festival; the Kindness Carnival, in celebration of Kindness Day; and the opening weekend of Children’s Biennale 2019, which returns for its second season.   *Please note this is a partial listing. And there are other free/frugal events happening elsewhere, especially at parks, museums, libraries, and […]

The post Frugal Events for 22 May to 28 May 2019 appeared first on Frugal in Singapore.

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With all the sponcon out there, you never really know whether a product review was genuine or a paid endorsement. Buying and trying products yourself can be very expense, not to mention wasteful. That’s why I like to use sample portions when deciding on new products. But you don’t want to get just random samples; […]

The post Get Free Trials & Samples from the Sample Store appeared first on Frugal in Singapore.

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Enjoy Thai food and culture at the Thai Festival. Experience amazing performances at the Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA). And join the celebrations at the Joo Chiat Rock Festival with a great lineup of talented local musicians. Happy Vesak Day to you all!   *Please note this is a partial listing. And there are […]

The post Frugal Events for 15 May to 21 May 2019 appeared first on Frugal in Singapore.

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In hot and humid Singapore, having an air-conditioner is absolutely essential. When you rent a condo/HDB unit in Singapore, you are required (by contract) to hire an aircon servicing company for quarterly maintenance. But when you own your home, it’s easy to forget to maintain your aircon units. This might be why aircon units in […]

The post Useful & Free Online Aircon Courses to Check Out appeared first on Frugal in Singapore.

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