Author: Under SG Sun

My HDB BTO Journey: Renovation Checklist and Timelines

I’m neck deep in HDB BTO woes and the madness is still going on so I haven’t had time to blog at all. However if not now, then when? It doesn’t look like the madness would stop anytime soon. Securing your BTO from HDB is just the first step, so what next? I really REALLY underestimated the amount of things and time we need to get done. Hopefully this blog will help others be more prepared! 1: Waiting For The Letter Okay so you have waited years and visited the site regularly to see the progress of the construction...

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Paradigm Mall and Our Favourite Johor Shopping Malls

Any new mall that opens in Johor will instantly become a hit in Singapore. In our tiny country, Johor is always a favourite getaway for shopping and pampering services. Baring the horrendous causeway jam which sometimes take up to 4 hours, getting into JB is usually a direct and easy affair. When we heard that a huge shopping mall just opened in Skudai, Johor Bahru, we decided to go and check it out. Here are our thoughts on Paradigm Mall and many of our other favourite places to shop. Paradigm Mall Address: Jalan Skudai, 81200 Johor Bahru, Johor Conveniently...

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My Complete Driving Journey at BBDC

I decided to learn driving at the ripe old age of 34. Why? I’ve always wanted to learn but I finally feel that I have the time to properly learn this life skill. Also, self-driving cars don’t seem to be coming to our neighbourhood anytime soon so I’m not betting on it. Anyway, if you are starting your driving journey, you probably have a lot of questions, I know I did. The first people I went to are those that already have their driver’s license like my husband or friends but, in reality, most of them have already forgotten...

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How to Plan Your Best Holiday in 6 Steps

More and more people in the younger generation are now planning their own free-and-easy getaways, whether it is because they want to save money, want more privacy or just because they are control-freaks. Being a control freak myself, I do prefer planning my own trips much more than joining a tour group. For me, it started off by planning short road trips into Malaysia’s Malacca almost 10 years ago, and then to longer and longer trips. The more I find out about a place, the more I realised the process of planning is as fun as the destination! The...

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Second-hand Furniture Shopping for New BTO

We have been really busy with our new HDB BTO (Build to order). It is the first time we are getting a HDB from the government and to our shock and surprise, there is so much to be done! Getting a contractor or ID is only 30% of the battle. Next up, we have furniture. When it comes to furniture, we all think of IKEA. I don’t blame you, IKEA is value for money and the designs are modern and tasteful. And the hotdog buns there are so cheap! You might say you hate IKEA, but I guarantee you...

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