3 Reasons Woodlands Could Be A Good Location For Your Next Property Investment

Whenever most Singaporeans hear about Woodlands, they’ll quote the Chinese saying, “It’s a place where the birds don’t lay their eggs”. To most not living in the northern part of Singapore, Woodlands is a desolate place; detached from the rest of Singapore and ridiculed with impossible jokes such as one needing a passport to enter Woodlands just because it is so far away from the rest of the towns. But for a very long time, one thing separates Woodlands from the rest of the towns in Singapore – that it is nearest to our neighbor, Malaysia. And because of this, it makes Woodlands a very attractive prospect for property investors. So if you’re looking for a Woodlands HDB for sale or even a condominium, here are three more reasons why you shouldn’t wait any longer. 1. New Amenities Upgrades In 2014, the government had announced a $31 million upgrade to turn Woodlands from a sleepy town to a bustling high-traffic hub, primarily near the sports hall and Woodlands Street 12. If you were to head down to Woodlands MRT Station today, construction works are everywhere, which includes a retail hub near Woodlands MRT, the new Thomson MRT line for faster accessibility and a new hawker center. With more amenities and accessibility, property prices might be headed in the right direction 2. North Singapore’s First Business Hub Woodlands will also have its own regional center by 2021 when the Thomson-East Coast lines are built. The regional business hub will be one of the few major employment centers away from the city center with about 100,000 new jobs slated to be...

Front Act – 6 Helpful Tips On Choosing A Style For Your Bridesmaid Dresses

In Singapore as in other western-inspired traditions, bridesmaids are part of the official bridal entourage in a wedding ceremony. The bridesmaids form the core of the bride’s trusted and reliable troopers to ensure that formalities of the nuptial ritual are strictly adhered to with no hitches. Dressed in matching, if not identical outfits, the bridesmaids lend color and glamor to the occasion. If you are more on the practical side to save on time and energy, you have the option to go for gown rental for your entourage in Singapore. Once you have decided on the color motif or theme for your wedding, choosing the perfect style comes in a breeze. Take these 6 valuable tips on choosing a style for your bridesmaid dresses. 6 Helpful Tips On Choosing A Style For Your Bridesmaid Dresses Work Within Your Budget The primary objective of the budget-conscious bride-to-be is to work within the budget. The bridesmaids’ dresses need not be expensive but still look magical during the ceremony. Distinctive Appearance The style of the bridesmaids’ dresses should conform to the ambiance of your dream wedding. If it’s on the royalty theme, then the dresses should be formal and elegant. Make sure the style blends perfectly well with the venue setting. Features It would be advisable to have an eye for details. The dresses can be embellished or ornamented depending on the shape or cut of the dress. Beads, rhinestones, laces, or ribbons can add character to a bridesmaid dress. The Long and Short of It The dresses can be from full-length gowns to structured, short, flowing dresses. But for any length,...

10 Bathroom Essentials That Help Save Busy Career Women’s Time And Money

Are you a career woman with a hectic schedule and constantly on the go? Perhaps cutting your time short in the bathroom could give you more time to do other important things. That said, your personal hygiene shouldn’t be neglected. Invest in these 10 bathroom essentials that help save your time and money in the long run:   Shower heads If you’re rushing to work in the morning, perhaps it’s wise to avoid taking a bath and instead opt for a quick shower. Invest in a shower head that has the added function of head-massaging. It helps you to calm down and relax after a busy day. Bathroom tiles It will be much easier and quicker to clean the floor if you use tiles in your bathroom. Compared to other material, bathroom tiles only require one cleaning product to scrub off the floor, and you can use the same cleaning product to clean your shower enclosure or bathtub. Accessible vanity units A vanity unit that includes a sink and a storage will save you a lot of time, especially if it’s accessible from the spot you’re standing or sitting in the bathroom. There’s no need to get up and keep going back and forth between the shower room to the storage when you require something. Plus, you save a lot of water by not letting it run without you in the shower. Stylish storage A stylish and practical storage can help save your time when you’re in the hurry by stashing all of your important items at one place. Whether you’re looking for your hair care products, medicines, or...

5 Most Common Hair Problems and Effective Ways to Fix Them

Did you have a bad hair day? People in Singapore face different kinds of hair problems and while this kind of issue is not as big as it seems, it affects our confidence and the way we look at things. There are people who have beautiful-looking locks but they suffer from scalp problems. Some worry about their limp and greasy hair. If you have hair issues that have been bothering you for quite some time now, this post will give you the quick and effective tips to remedy those issues. Gentle-cleansing shampoos for lack of volume. This can be solved by using volumizing and thickening hair products. But if you want something that is more effective and is easier to maintain, wash it with a gentle cleansing shampoo daily. Getting rid of the dirt, oil, and dust allows your hair to have the desirable volume you want. Scalp treatment for dandruff. The most effective scalp treatment in Singapore for seborrheic dermatitis or dandruff is usually done in four different steps. An expert will analyze the condition of your scalp before exfoliating and shampooing it. Before the treatment ends, the expert will do the final analyzing to check the condition of your scalp. Coconut oil and lemon juice for graying hair. Your gene is the number one culprit for having gray hair. If you’re tired of bleaching and coloring, try natural home remedies like mixing three teaspoons of lemon juice into coconut oil. Apply it and massage into your scalp before shampooing your hair once a week. Minoxidil for hair loss. Minoxidil is the active ingredient of many hair growth...

Essential Skin Care Tips: 10 Easy Ways to Ensure Fantastic Skin

Singapore offers a rare opportunity for year-round water recreation and sunbathing. However, that much outdoor activity can be bad for your skin. To help you, here are 10 simple tips to help you care for your skin while in Singapore. Exfoliate Your Skin Dead skin cells and debris build up over time and make your skin look dull. You need to remove those dead skin cells and debris with an exfoliating wash or scrub. Don’t Just Use Hand Soap Hand soap is great for washing your hands, but little else. Your face and body require the best body bath products that match your skin type and ensure your skin gets the moisturizers, vitamins, and nutrients that hand soap doesn’t provide. Avoid Razor Burn Whether you are a woman and shave your legs or a man and shave your face, you’ll get the best results and preserve your skin by using sharp razors and short strokes while shaving. The longer the stroke and the duller the blade, the more razor burn you will get. Cool It in the Shower While showering, it is best to keep the temperature less than steaming hot. Hot showers drive the natural oils from your skin, leaving it dry and dull in appearance. Very warm showers will clean just as well, without sapping your skin’s natural oils. Moisturize Your Skin When you wake up, before you go to bed, and intermittently throughout the day you should use a moisturizer matched for your particular skin type. That means oil-based moisturizer if you have dry skin, and a water-based moisturizer if your skin is oily. Adjust Your...

5 Sure-Fire Ways to Make Busy Guys’ Skin Look and Feel Fantastic

Singapore has much to offer its citizens and visitors. That means, like most men in Singapore, you probably are very busy. That also means you most likely are not taking good care of your skin. Fortunately, proper facial care for men is relatively simple to incorporate into your daily routine. To help you take better care of your skin and get your appearance at its absolute best, here are five daily routines that will improve your skin and appearance.   Drink Lots of Water If you don’t stay hydrated, your skin won’t have the water it needs to stay supple and moist, especially on hot, sunny Singaporean days. Most men should drink at least six glasses of water each day to stay fully hydrated. More water is needed when drinking caffeinated drinks and alcohol since they are diuretic and expel water from your body.   Use a Good Moisturizer With 12 hours of sunlight every day and lots of humidity, the skin on your face takes a good deal of punishment in Singapore. Using an appropriate moisturizer will help you to counteract the debilitating effects of the Singapore weather. If your skin is dry, using an oil-based moisturizer is best. If you have oily skin, then you should use a water-based moisturizer for your face and skin.   Screen Out the Sun The sun is your skin’s worst enemy in many ways, especially if you don’t take the time to use an appropriate sunscreen. The best sunscreens contain moisturizer and have a sun protection factor of at least 15 and up to 30. That means you have a broad...

Want To Get Rid of Eyeglasses And Contact Lenses For Good? Know About LASIK Surgery And Its Cost

  People struggling with myopia or nearsightedness can’t live without either wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses to help them correct the refractive error and see clearly even from afar. However, even if these practical solutions are the most common ways to deal with myopia, they can become obstructive in some activities such as sports and other active events.   At the same time, wearing contact lenses can only be done for a limited period of time, thus it requires extra time to remove and put on everyday, which may seem to be bothersome, especially for people always on the go.               If you’re getting tired of wearing eyeglasses or too busy to have the time to maintain the lifestyle of wearing contact lenses, then you might want to start considering the option of getting a LASIK surgery. It is one of the recommended solutions to cure and get rid of myopia and its disadvantages for good. Unlike earlier forms of corrective eye surgery, this treatment boasts of less or no pain and clearer eyesight within hours after the procedure.   The price of LASIK surgery in Singapore ranges from $3,200 to $3,700 for both eyes. This is the price for a standard Lasik, and the package price also includes 3 to 4 post-operative appointments and eye-plugs (if you need them).             Nowadays, a more expensive type of LASIK procedure called the Wavefront/ Topography Guided LASIK treatment promises a more advanced technology in reshaping the cornea by using a 3D map measurement system. Unlike the standard LASIK procedure, the Wavefront...

Eye Emergencies: Know the 6 Symptoms and Who to Contact for Urgent Care

  The gigantic Merlion in Sentosa Island is a sight to behold. This towering icon can be seen by the naked eye. You won’t miss it because of its size. But are you still able to visualize or make out images even though they are very small or far-off? If you can’t, it might be an indication that it is time to have your eyesight checked by a professional. Depending on your work or circumstance, do not take your eyes for granted. Your once perfect vision will weaken at one point in time or another. Before that happens, a visit to a Lasik surgery clinic in Singapore might work wonders for you.   6 Emergency Eye Symptoms Requiring Urgent Care             Difficulty focusing on objects, up close or from a distance This is the earliest sign that indicates weakening of your vision. Most people ignore this symptom by rationalizing the difficulty lies in the size or distance of the image being viewed.             Blurred or double vision While this symptom is a common eye complaint and perceived as temporary, there might be more to it than meets the eye. Such occurrence might be a symptom related to a more severe ailment.             Dry, itchy, or burning eyes This happens especially when you are wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses. You sometimes experience a burning sensation in your eyes that you have to pause for a while to regain clarity.             Seeing spots or colorful images Sometimes you wonder why there are...

10 Powerful Tips On How To Shed Belly Fat Through Diet And Exercise

Burning the extra fat that has accumulated in your belly requires patience and dedication. You must be willing to put in the time and efforts to exercise as well as eat a healthy and balanced diet. Always keep in mind that there is no shortcut to losing weight. With that said, you need to address the problem with long-term goals. To help you out, here are some very powerful strategies on how to burn belly fat and prevent them from forming again: Try movement-extensive exercises like brisk walking, jogging, and running. These are great exercises because they put a lot of pressure on your stomach area which means the muscles there get all the workout they need. Try yoga. Many people make the wrong assumption that yoga isn’t a fat burner because of the slow movements it incorporates. But the truth is it’s quite effective in burning fat, especially in the abdomen area.  Lift weights. There’s a reason why a lot of fitness experts recommend lifting weights for people who want to develop rock-hard abs. It’s very efficient in working out the muscles and tissues in the stomach and chest areas. Pick a sport as a hobby. Whether it’s basketball, tennis, soccer, or volleyball, you should choose a sport that enables you to move and work out your entire body. Get enough sleep. If you sleep for less than eight hours a night, your body will suffer and lead to an increase of visceral fat levels.   Drink up on vegetable smoothies. Vegetables contain a lot of belly-busting nutrients that will benefit you in the long run. To give the...

5 Fantastic Places to Host Team Building Events in Singapore

Your company is a team comprised of many members with a common goal. Like any good manager or executive, you know your company does better when its members all work together. Team building helps to keep your team members focused on working toward their common goals as members of the same company team. To give you some ideas on where to host team building events in Singapore, here are five fantastic locations and event suggestions: Pulau Ubin Island A nature walk and mountain biking among the countless and colorful varieties of fauna and flora on Pulau Island give you options for breaking up into teams and exploring the island’s many beautiful sights. An outdoor company picnic helps to seal the team bonds. Night Safari Singapore A unique twist on the traditional daytime safari, the Night Safari Singapore takes you and your co-workers on an evening safari ride through the park that features more than 1,000 exotic animals across 115 species in the 40-hectare park. Special entertainment and dining opportunities make the Night Safari a great way to bond and communicate casually. Tanjong Pakar Distripark You can host team building among some of the world’s finest works of art at the Tanjong Pakar Distripark, which combines five distinct galleries containing many masterpieces. It also provides an art space where teams of co-workers can compete by creating themed works of art. Kovan Sports Centre Combat-style activities are great ways to create strong team bonds among employees of all levels. One of the safest combat-style activities is laser tag. At the Kovan Sports Centre, you can play indoor laser tag, in which...