Things to Remember When Moving Out

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Moving out of your home can be exciting especially if it’s your first time. In the midst of the excitement, however, there is a tendency to overlook a lot of things. Here are some tips to make moving out hassle-free.

Find the Right Place First
Don’t move out yet if you haven’t found the right apartment for you. Don’t decide right away on the first attractive leasing contract you see. Consider the location, cost, amenities, and neighbors first. Ask for recommendations and don’t forget to schedule an inspection of the place. Ask the neighbors about their experience and check if all the amenities are working.

Consider Your Finances
Your rent should not make you a beggar just because you wanted to find the best place to live in. Can you afford an huge apartment? Are you planning to move into a new home with another person and share the payment? Can you still pay the bills for water, electricity, phone, transportation and others? Do you have to spend money for renovations and connections for utility?

Think About the Chores
If you’re going to live alone in your apartment, consider the chores you need to do to live responsibly. If you’re single, a smaller apartment is easier to maintain. Cleaning, cooking, and doing the laundry are all important. Opting for professional services all the time or eating at restaurants everyday can carve out a huge chunk out of your finances. This is the time you should learn to look after yourself.

Plan for Companions and Pets
If you’re moving out with your family, make sure everyone knows what to do on that day. Explain to the children why you’re moving to a new house. Tell them to help pack up the things. You could also ask for help from other family members or friends to help you organize. If you have pets, you should have a comfortable carrier for transportation.

Avoid Moving Out During Holidays
If you think you will need the services of a removal company to move out, don’t schedule it on a holiday. Plan weeks ahead so you can set a date. Give clear directions and provide a map. Instruct the removal company about what type of items they will be handling.

Make a List and Notify Others
Make a list of all the things you need to do. A separate item is also needed for all your furniture and belongings. Inform your school or boss, co-workers, subscriptions, bank and insurances, and friends and relatives about your new contact information.

Keep in Touch with Your Family
Just because you’re now independent doesn’t mean you should stop talking to your family. Ask them to come over from time to time so they can try your home-cooking. Or give them a call if you need advice. Your parents will be more than happy to guide you about the problems of being alone. You will learn to appreciate how difficult it is to budget money for daily needs as well as doing the housework.

Visit Singapore and Enjoy These Activities

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Nowadays, most people are unable to go on a long and overseas vacation trip with their family and friends because of their busy schedules. Unless it’s for a business or a company-related trip, most will have to make do and oftentimes contented with bonding and spending time together with their family over a barbecue party or shopping spree during the weekends. But if you are given the go signal to go on a trip to a foreign country for a well-deserved vacation, which place would you want to go to?

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Many people who have never been to any Asian countries chooses to visit Japan, China, and others in order to experience a culture different from what they grew up with. Many become interested with the traditions and culture of their Asian neighbors especially with what they have watched in numerous television programs. But have you considered going into and spending your holidays in Singapore?

Singapore is greatly considered to be one of the most popular tourist destinations by foreigners nowadays. Because of the abundance of beaches and aquatic sports you can do here, not only locals but also foreigners are attracted to visit Singapore and spend their vacation here. Not only is this country truly blessed with attractive spots but it has amazing landscapes as well.

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For people who are looking to spend their holiday to this country, you don’t have to worry if you haven’t filled your itinerary yet with activities to do. In this article, you will become aware of all the activities you can do while you are in the said country. Regardless if you like sunbathing or going on a nature hike, you will be find out that there’s so many things you can do while you’re in the island.

For people who loves going on night-outs, they will also enjoy that here in this island. If you want to have a good time with your family and friends then you can hop around bars in Colombo where different drinks are served. You can dance to the music and socialize with locals. You will truly enjoy the night out culture here as you mingle with newly-found friends.

If you are a little adventurous then you can try trekking and doing a little nature hike through the mountainous region if you visit Singapore. The country is blessed with an amazing landscape that it’s definitely worth-it to visit and be a witness to this natural resource. You can hire a local to serve as your guide when you decide to go on a trekking adventure. And don’t forget to bring a camera so you can capture the beauty of this country.

If you love travelling then you should include visiting Singapore in your list. As one of the rising tourist destinations around the world, don’t miss this chance and book a ticket now!

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Stalls with the Best Char Siew in Singapore  

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Singaporeans love char siew. Char siew is a famous way to flavor barbequed pork. It is a Cantonese cuisine but loved by all. For other people, char siew is called roasted meat. Pork cuts are used for preparing char siew but the most common cuts include pork belly, pork loin, pork fat and pork butt.

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Other countries like Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand, love char siew rice and it is served in many stalls. Here, there are a lot of stalls offering char siew but only few are famous for its taste and value for money. Here are some stalls with the best char siew:

  • Fatty Cheong Char Siew Rice: For only S$3.50, you can eat delicious char siew rice at Fatty Cheong. Fatty Cheong is located in Lau Phua Chay at Bukit Merah. It has another branch inToa Payoh. If you want to catch their famous roasted pork, better go there early. Their meats are famous for its sauce and moist.
  • La Phua Chay Authentic Roasted Delicacies: For only S$5, you can eat one serve of meat coated with dark sauce. Lau Phua Chay is located in Bukit Merah Lane 1. Its thick sauce is murderous. Its sweet and tender char siew make things more exciting.
  • Uncle Louis Hainanese Chicken Rice: For only S$3.50, you will fall in love with Uncle Louis Hainanese chicken. The succulent meat drenched with sauce not to mention the crispy skin is loved by all. Head to Multi Storey Car Park in Dover Crescent.

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  • Kay Lee Roast Meat Joint: Char siew rice starts at S$5 in Kay Lee. Kay Lee actually boasts of adding natural coloring to the meat unlike other joints. You will know this once you eat the meat’s blacked skin. However it doesn’t mean that their meats are not flavourful. Head to Upper Paya Lebar Road for great taste of char siew.
  • Alex’s Eating House: Food starts at S$4 in Alex’s Eating House. The stall is notable for it serves authentic and the best Hong Kong style roasted meats. The stall offers perfect meaty and fatty char siew. If you plan to try it, better get there early since they are easily sold out. The stall is located in Chye Sing Building.
  • Foong Kee Coffee Shop: Food starts at S$3.50 in Foong Kee Coffee Shop. Their wanton noodle will probably be the best out there. The dish will satiate appetite and hunger. The moist noodles topped with char siew are the best. It is located in 6 Keong Saik Road.
  • Tien Lai Rice Stall: Food starts at S$2.50. It is not mediocre since you will be given heart-warming and belly warming char siew rice. Their char siew is flavourful and meaty. It is just marvellous. For orders, head to Taman Jurong Market and Food Centre.

These stalls have their own secrets and unique style of cooking. Remember that the meats these stalls provide are in top notch quality and it is hard enough to match one to the other. For char siew lover out there (or not), these stalls are worth the try. If you noticed, the dishes are not that expensive so you can eat as often as you want.

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ActiveSG Privileges

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The new trend here in Singapore is fitness and wellness. It is up to us to join the crowd of health-conscious people. For sure you heard about the relentless efforts of the government and private sectors to bring awareness to other Singaporeans about the importance and benefits of fitness and wellness. There are many programs but the most famous is ActiveSG.

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ActiveSG supports facilities which are located throughout Singapore that promotes healthy and active lifestyle. The recent collaboration of ActiveSG with ComfortDelGro taxi is in motion especially that there will be at least 37,000 drivers who can get free admission to ActiveSG gyms and swimming pools. This will surely keep the drivers fit. The free admission started this February and drivers can avail it every Wednesday until the year ends.

ActiveSG is a sports movement that seeks to encourage people to “live better through sport”. Everyone is invited to be a member. Members are entitled to enjoy many privileges like:

  • $100 Membership Verification: If we sign up, we are entitled $100 membership verification which is only valid for limited period. The membership verification can be used for different services like gym admissions, booking of sports facilities, payment for programmes and activities and purchase of schemes.

 

  • Priority Booking: If we are a member, booking is not an issue because we are prioritized. For non-members, there is a minimum of one day advance booking.

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  • Trial Classes: There are people who want to see and feel the service first before availing it. The trial classes are crucial before we make the decision. The trial classes are complimentary.

 

  • Eligibility to Purchase Schemes: There are two schemes provided by ActiveSG – MyActiveGYM and MyActiveSWIM. MyActiveGYM offers unlimited gym visits. There are at least sixteen ActiveGYM facilities throughout the city which offers a great price. This service is available for members ages 12 and above. MyActiveSWIM offers us unlimited access to swimming pools islandwide. We can visit the pools unlimited.

 

  • Supplementary Membership: For youths that are below 16 years old, the parent or guardian is required to apply for supplementary memberships. The $100 membership verification will be given if we show the child’s Singpass and NRIC/birth certificate.

ActiveSG is enough to keep us healthy if we only commit to it. It would be better if we invite other people to join ActiveSG and eventually the whole community will commit. All the material things in the world are nothing if we are not healthy. It is time to join the crowd and give up the undesirable lifestyle.

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