Visit The Most Instagrammable Architectures In Singapore

Everyone deserves to take a break from all the urban madness we face on a daily basis. A spontaneous break that does not require you to travel overseas or spend too much money.

I am talking about a day spent on savoring the aesthetically pleasing architectural gems in Singapore!

If you are up for it, spend under S$25 as you visit one of these Instagram-worthy architectures:


The Arts House is a creative landscape situated at the Old Parliament building. This longstanding building was inspired by the Palladian architecture – a European style of architecture derived from the designs of Andrea Palladio. Now, it is a home for a museum that presents multidisciplinary programs such as film, performing and visual arts.

Image Credits: alantankenghoe via Flickr (CC License)

Image Credits: alantankenghoe via Flickr (CC License)

Indulge on The Art House’s elegant and historical architecture as well as the amazing art form brought by the “G is for German Giants” show on November 13. Standard tickets are sold for S$20 while students and senior citizens can get it for S$15.


About 15 minutes away from the Eunos MRT is a vivid architecture that can potentially be a photo-shoot location – the Koon Seng Road. It is filled with traditional Peranakan shophouses that are pastel colored and intricately embellished. Some of them were immaculately restored.

Be in awe with the rich architectural background as you take gorgeous selfies!


Who would have thought that an architectural jewel can reside alongside the public transportation? I did not…until I saw the Stadium MRT station!

Image Credits: Wikimedia Commons (Author: Circleline4)

Image Credits: Wikimedia Commons (Author: Circleline4)

The station, designed by the popular WOHA Architects, was so masterfully done that it was awarded with the “Design Of The Year of the President’s Design Award” in 2010. Its sleek lines and slashes on top open to a wider space below.


Another museum with an outstanding architecture is the ArtScience Museum located at Marina Bay Sands. You might have seen the building from afar because of its iconic shape that has “10 fingers” anchored by a unique round base in the middle. The modern and exquisite detailing is perfect for the central themes of the museum.

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Grab the opportunity to catch the poetic and informative “Hermès Leather Forever” exhibition for free from now until December 13 (T&Cs apply).


If you are a fan of Lucasfilm’s massive movie franchise, you would love to see the Sandcrawler in real life! Inspired by the fortresses inhabited by the hooded Jawas in Star Wars films, the Sandcrawler building is the regional headquarters of Lucasfilm Singapore. The eight-story building is made up of metallic glass that curves along its edges, giving it a futuristic feel.

Image Credits: Catriona Ward via Flickr (CC License-Attribution-ShareAlike)

Image Credits: Catriona Ward via Flickr (CC License-Attribution-ShareAlike)

The public can only see its wonderful urban jungle exterior as the building is a working production facility. Nonetheless, you can always apply for a job there. Click here to apply.

May the force be with you! 🙂

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Perfect Places To Buy Cheap Spectacles In Singapore

Aside from our love for sumptuous food, most of us have another thing in common – our need for prescription eyewear.

First, let us get the facts straight…

a. The prevalence of Myopia or short-sightedness among Singaporean children was considered as one of the highest in the world.

b. The average price for the retailer’s generic brand is nothing less than S$200.

As you can see, a lifetime supply of prescription eyewear would cost you over S$12,000! This is why savvy Singaporeans look for alternatives that enable them to get quality yet affordable eyewear products.

Echo them and get your money’s worth with this list…


Hailing from the Philippines, this startup company graced Singapore’s e-commerce scene in 2014.

Since then, Four Eyes has been selling pairs of glasses (including the lenses) for as low as S$88. Their variety of colors, lens types, materials, shapes, and sizes will take you to countless hours of eyewear shopping heaven!

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What’s more? Four Eyes’ glasses are inclusive of free shipping and 6 months warranty.


New China Opticians has been in the business for over 90 years!

With their longstanding experience in eyewear, customers can expect good products at friendly prices. In their shop at 3 Coleman Street, glasses are sold for as low as S$40. This bargain price is suitable for people who will be needing glasses for a short-term basis or for kids who are prone to breaking their spectacles.


The strong appeal of OWNDAYS is probably rooted from their quick services and cheap prices.

You do not have to worry if you are rushing to work because for as short as 20 minutes, you can get your brand new prescription glasses for S$98-198. Amazingly, the price includes the optical frames, 1.60 high index aspheric lenses, casing, and cloth cleaner already.

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BONUS: If you are looking for non-prescription glasses for fashion’s sake, you can purchase cheap pairs at Zalora!

Zalora is one of the top online retailers that sell shoes, apparel, beauty products, and accessories such as eyewear. Zalora’s collection of glasses for both men and women fits in a spectrum of style, coolness, and classicism. Get your very own pair for as low as S$15!

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4 Highest Paying Jobs That Extroverts Can Excel On

Generally, extroverts have an advantage in the professional scene due to their approachable and outgoing nature. They flow through life in search of interpersonal interactions, leadership opportunities, and new experiences.

That said, here are some of the highest paying jobs that extroverts can excel on:


Average of S$48,834 per year

Financial Advisors or Financial Consultants (FA) are professionals who guide their clients to manage their money, investment options, and asset relocation. But, they do more than that!

They socialize with the clients directly to learn more about their personal goals and financial situations. Furthermore, they face rejection on a regular basis. A circumstance that introverts feel uncomfortable with.

It is an excellent job for extroverts as FAs are constantly exposed to long-term establishment of good relationships between various clients. Yes! The relationship does not diminish after the “sale” is done.


Average of S$59,700 per year

As the name suggests, working in public relations enables you to manage and represent the client’s public image by maintaining quality relationships with others. Especially with the popularity of social media, everyone has the power to share their views on any subject. This is something that the Public Relations Manager should take care of.

Public Relations Managers must have strong interpersonal skills to nurture a network of relevant media contacts and develop a desirable corporate image. They are responsible for directing publicity programs and for clarifying the company’s stand in important issues.

If public speaking, strategizing, and socializing is your thing then, a career in public relations is perfect for you!


Average of S$69,121 per year

Marketing Managers are responsible for supervising advertising, marketing, and promotional staff as well as supervising the organization’s activities. Confidence is necessary as they prepare marketing strategies alongside people with higher positions such as company executives.

Creativity, communication skills, leadership skills, and desire for new challenges are needed as a Marketing Manager. Interestingly, extroverts usually have these amazing qualities!


Average of S$77,698 per year

Lawyers or attorneys represent different individuals, organizations, and government agencies in range of legal matters. Contrary to popular belief, most of their time are spent away from the court. Instead, they communicate directly with the clients and other key people to investigate matters, collect evidence, and draft legal documents.

When in trial, he or she must present the facts and argue legal matters in court while in front of a sea of people. Lawyers must use their wit and communication skills to make the arguments convincing and compelling. That is why this career appeals more to extroverts!

So, how does one become a Singaporean lawyer and earn about S$6,474.83 a month?

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You must complete a 4-year Bachelor of Law program and succeed in the Bar Examination that includes a 5-month practical Law course. Persevere as most people only move up from their position after 20 years in this field!

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4 Skills That Increase Your Employability And Edge From The Rest

Upon entering the room, every employer is on the lookout for a specific set of skills that is necessary for the vacant position.

You must be aware of these “job-specific” skills as well as the ones that are generally sought after by employers all over the world. Fortunately, most people have these skills to some extent while others can improve these skills through mentorship, training, and professional development.

What skills do you really need in order to get ahead from the rest?


It is no secret that developing good relationships and successfully delivering your ideas is critical in business. Whether you are looking for a job or wanting to get a promotion, communication skills is an asset that will get you to where you want to go.

Communication skills encompasses your ability to fluently converse through written and oral forms. It builds genuine relationships where you can count on others for information and help. Also, it serves as a tool to convey your thoughts on how to improve the organization. Now, that is a sure-fire way to get noticed!


One of the most important commodities on Earth is time. Once it is gone, you cannot take it back nor can you buy it in bulk. Time is very precious and wasting it can result to loss of profits. This is why employers value job hunters that are able to efficiently divide their time to meet the urgent tasks and deadlines.

Great time management skills produce many benefits such as higher productivity, reduced stress levels, and better quality of work.

Always remember that it is healthy to spare some time for yourself and your family too!


Henry Kaiser once said: “Trouble is only an opportunity in work clothes.”

Troubles or problems in the workplace are inevitable. And, having strong problem solving skills can help you manage these daily hurdles. Start by defining the situation and the problem at hand. Then think of the available options, resources, and alternatives. After which, you must analyze and select the best solution.

Showcase your creativity and reasoning abilities by approaching the problems from different angles!


Your ability to continuously learn is possibly the most important skill you need to cultivate your edge from the rest. Formal education and its resulting qualifications are viable. However, lifelong education maximizes your potential to get better jobs and to earn more.

Lifelong learning involves your motivation to deliberately develop throughout the course of your life. As of now, jobs require you to have the basic understanding of computer softwares and applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and emails.

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So whether it is learning a new technological device, a new skill, or a new attitude…there are untapped worlds to discover and many of which can open remarkable opportunities for you! 🙂

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Everything You Need To Grasp About Compound Interest

As an investor, the longer you keep your money on the account, the more you will make out of it. Elevation of your wealth each year is possible because of COMPOUND INTEREST.

With Compound Interest, you will not only earn interest on your principal deposit but also on any interest that is credited to your account. It helps your money to grow at an accelerating rate!

To better understand the concept, here is an illustration:

Say you invested S$50,000 to an account with a 5% interest per year. With the gains you made from compounding, how much would you earn in 3 years?

Year 1: S$50,000+ (S$50,000 x 5%) = S$52,500
Year 2: S$52,500+ (S$52,500 x 5%) = S$55,125
Year 3: S$55,125+ (S$55,125 x 5%) = S$57,881.25

Compounding adds up faster than you may think. As you can see, you earned S$7,881.25 in just three years!

Aside from its definition, here are some things you really need to know about Compound Interest:


The longer you keep your money invested, the greater the rate at which your initial investment produces returns. This is why it is advantageous if you started young. And if your “younger years” passed, the next best thing is to start now.

Calculate the possibilities of your accumulated wealth through a Compound Interest Calculator that is available here.


You do not need to be as financially literate as the people on Wall Street or as rich as Bill Gates because almost any investment will earn a Compound Interest if you leave your account untouched. The same principle and rules apply whether you invested S$1,000 or S$1,000,000.


Yes! Compounding is powerful in almost all the circumstances but, you must not fall into the temptation of getting higher returns through higher risks. Unless you know what you are doing, taking on the higher risks can potentially lead to a chain of bad decisions from now until you retire. It is important to take well-informed and calculated risks to prevent destroying everything you once built.


Compound Interest requires you to sacrifice today to obtain its benefits tomorrow. It only works if you allotted time and effort in growing investment. The results may seem small at first but, you must persevere.

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Certainly, its future rewards are greater than the sacrifice.

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