Jeraldine

Hello! I am Jeraldine. I care about the challenges and aspirations of my generation such as coping with the high cost of living; navigating the issues faced in our careers; providing the best for our elderly parents and children and saving for our own retirement.

In this blog, I hope to explore solutions we can take on an individual level and as a country to tackle these issues.

5 Reasons Why Chinese Tourists Are So Rude

Many people around the world have a bad impression of Chinese tourists due to the way they behave when visiting foreign countries. In the past few years, these tourists have really earned a really bad reputation worldwide. You can read these articles from South China Morning Post, The Economist and the Huffington Post. Even those of Chinese descent in Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Taiwan...

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5 Differences between Neighbourhood and Elite Schools in Singapore

There has been a lot of talk about how every school is a good school, regardless of whether they are neighbourhood or elite schools. For the past few years during the National Day Rally 2014, PM Lee spoke about the de-emphasis on grades and paper qualifications. I looked through some archives and realized he has been talking about this for the past few years since National...

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7 Reasons Why You Should Not Visit Thailand’s Tiger Temples

One of the key tourist attractions in Thailand is the "Tiger Temple" where people can visit to interact with tigers. The most famous tiger attractions of all is definitely the Wat Pha Luang Ta Bua. The temple is located just a couple of hours drive outside Bangkok in the Kanchanaburi province. However, there are other popular ones including Tiger Kingdom Phuket, Tiger Kingdom Chiang Mai and...

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World Oceans Day – 5 Things You Can Do To Save The Oceans

This post was written to raise awareness for World Oceans Day which falls on 8 June annually I absolutely love the ocean and beach holidays. This summer, I made a special trip to the Maldives so I could enjoy the magnificent view of the Indian Ocean. The resort I lived in is called Angsana Ihuru resort which has one of the best diving and snorkelling spots...

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Why We Should Reintroduce Chinese Dialects On Singapore’s Free-To-Air Television

In Singapore, Chinese languages other than Mandarin (pejoratively referred to as 'dialects' in official Singapore parlance) are banned on television under Part 12.4 of the Media Development Authority's Free-to-Air Television Programme Code which states that "All Chinese programmes except operas or other programmes specifically approved by the Authority must be in Mandarin." Over the years, this policy has resulted several consequences: A declining interest and...

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