The Pretty Little Secrets Real Estate Agents Keep Most people looking for their dream home these days use a real estate agent to help them identify and negotiate the price of that home. Ditto for anyone selling their property. Even though we may research the market thoroughly, a real estate agent is a brilliant asset […]
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If you think that a car insurance is an option in Hong Kong, you are mistaken. The Motor Insurer’s Bureau of Hong Kong stated that it is illegal for you to use any type of vehicle without getting an insurance coverage. This is in accordance with the Motor Vehicle Insurance (Third Party Risks) Ordinance. It is actually […]
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With the way things are going right now, we hope that bankruptcy petitions in Hong Kong do not rise. In 2013, a Bloomberg article revealed that the number of bankruptcies in Hong Kong rose after a slower growth in the economy. Experts said that high household debts in Hong Kong posed a risk to the […]
With Singapore touted as one of the most expensive cities to live in worldwide, it comes as no surprise that retirement planning is paramount if you wish to enjoy your retirement years in peace. A comfortable retirement nest is necessary to combat the rising costs of living, cushion against the climbing inflation rates and ensure […]
It is never easy to hear that a loved one is terminally ill. Although death is a certainty for everyone, it is one topic that we can never be comfortable with. The truth is, most of us find it hard to accept. Hong Kong College of Family Physicians mentioned that a dying patient is one of […]
I just came back from an amazing vacation in Cancun. A vacation that was long-overdue after a year of working hard to launch ValuePenguin’s Singapore site, and I came back as rejuvenated as I could ever have been staying at one of the most luxurious resorts in Cancun called Le Blanc for 3 nights. And how much money […]
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So, you got your driver’s licence and your hands are itching to grab the keys to your very first car. As exciting as the prospect of tearing up the pavement in your new whip must be, owning a car in Singapore is no simple matter – especially as a millennial. As a matter of fact, […]
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Renting a condo in Hong Kong is going to be cheaper in the coming months. Savills.com revealed that rent in Kowloon and New Territories fell in the first quarter of 2016. Even Hong Kong Island went through lower rental demand. The increase of available units in Sha Tin, Homantin and Yuen Long means tenants have a lot of options. It can be assumed that rental property owners will be lowering their lease prices because they want to get tenants to choose them over other units. If you have yet to become a homeowner, you are probably one of the millions of residents who have to rent a place in Hong Kong. That is not a problem because there are several units to choose from in the region. 4 factors to consider when finding a condo for rent in Hong Kong Location You want to live as close to your work as possible. However, the closer you are to the central business district, the more expensive it will be to rent a place. You want to be smart when you make your choice. If you cannot live in the same neighbourhood as your workplace, you want to position yourself near the MTR. The
There’s nothing like the feeling of stepping off a plane, ready to enjoy a well-earned vacation and realising after an hour of waiting at the baggage claim that somehow your luggage didn’t quite make the trip with you. And we’re all acquainted with how frustrating it can be when our airlines seem not to have the faintest clue why our suitcases have been delayed or, even worse, seem to have vanished into the mist. It’s in every traveller’s best interest to rig the odds in your favour as much as possible to avoid having baggage problems when you fly. That’s why our team has compiled this list of the top 5 ways you can prevent baggage problems from ruining your next trip overseas. 1. Fly direct whenever possible Sometimes flights with one or two layovers can be cheaper than non-stops. However, according to SITA’s 2017 Baggage Report, 47% of all cases of delayed bags occurred in between connecting flights. So if you’re determined to minimise the odds your luggage gets lost or delayed, we’d recommend that you fly direct whenever possible. If you do have to make a connection, it is advisable to avoid layovers that are very brief, as extremely
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Such a necessity yet foreign to many. You may have it but do you know what your insurance covers?
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