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 [...]

The Hidden Costs in Renovation

A couple of months ago, I decided to renovate my old apartment, to give it a new lease of life. I’m currently well into the implementation phase, and have hopefully encountered (and passed) most of the hurdles and pitfalls that crop up while renovating an old residence. With the clarity of hindsight, I’ve written down [...]


Hot on the heels of our recent post about the charms of Geylang is the latest news that some 1900 private residential units are to be developed at more than 25 sites scattered around Geylang. They are slated for completion in three to four years, with many of them expected to be “shoebox” apartments. This term, of [...]


Ah Geylang, the land of perennial traffic, gustatory smorgasbord and some less-than-savory delights. Almost any Singaporean above the age of consent (and some below) will have heard of this infamous district. But what is it like to stay there? Well, Geylang has changed quite a bit in the past 15 years. At its peak, certain [...]