This year, I celebrated a milestone (x number of years) in my company. As such, I am given an incentive of $500 to reimburse for any selected list of items for personal use. I realized that my home machine is more than 10 years old (Dell Inspiron Laptop 5150), and I do need to have a totally new system. This “opportunity” comes in handy.
After in the IT industry for quite a long time, I come to learn that one can never really keep up with the technology. So, it makes my decision easier – I went for a simple basic home desktop (instead of a laptop) that does not cost anywhere more than S$1000. Given that I do have a working, powerful 22-inch monitor at home (HP w2207h), I basically purchased the bare-bone system.
As a Singaporean citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident (PR), life shouldn’t be that bad. Despite the inflation happening all around the world, prices have been going up in this small island of Southeast Asia. The Singapore government has introduced GST Voucher quite some time ago, and it has still been on-going until today.
In the month of October, I have received a U-Save rebate of S$55 to offset my utilities bill (Singapore Power Services). This is quite significant, considering that U-Save is given out every quarter (the last time I received was in July 2014). Needless to say, it goes by the Flat Type that you are staying in. A smaller size apartment, e.g. 1-room flat, would receive much more U-Save rebate amount as compared to a larger size apartment.
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