Apr 092013
LED Illumination and You

By now, most people have heard about the benefits of using light-emitting diodes (LED) as a home light source. Lamps based on LED technology are widely accepted as having lower power consumption, longer life cycles and more flexibility due to their compactness. Even better, the semiconductor technologies used to manufacture LEDs are improving at exponential [...]

Walk the Straight and Narrow with POSB's New Loan

We’ve talked quite a bit about how the government should do more to reign in the exuberant property market here (for example, our BLUTA on Housing series, part one, two and three). But there some steps that consumers can follow to limit their exposure to risk as well, short of simply not buying property at [...]

HDB Subletting Decision May Be Seen in Wrong Light Due to Lack of Transparency

Much has been said about the Housing and Development Board (HDB)’s recent move to back down from its compulsory acquisition of a five-room HDB flat in Bukit Batok. For those who do not know the story: the owner of the flat, Chew  Teck Fatt was given notice of intent by HDB to acquire the flat [...]