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December a litmus test that can signal need for tightening, or allow for easing of curbs

It has traditionally been a time for partying and socialising, so more interaction can be expected, says Salma Khalik.

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Does a family of 4 really need $6,426 a month for a basic standard of living?

It is about what people feel they need to be socially accepted, not just what they can afford, says Grace Ho.

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29 investors file police reports against property investment firm

Some investors have been forking out monthly instalments – some to the tune of more than $150,000.

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Where did all the workers go?

“On your grave, ‘Mike worked hard’ – it’s not one you see,” says a UK fintech executive who chose to retire at 56. A swathe of early retirements is among factors driving up labour shortages in many countries.

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Pandemic travel in Europe: No masks, few vax checks and people everywhere

Each country in Europe is handling the pandemic differently. If you are planning a trip, here’s how you can navigate the different rules. 

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Born at 22 weeks at home: ‘Her chance of survival was close to zero’

“I vividly remembered that she opened her small eyes and let out a small cry,” said her mother, who was terrified at the idea of losing her.

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5 hidden food gems in quiet corners of S’pore

Beat the crowd with this handy guide.

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Korean-style chicken wings, oyster mentaiyaki: Get munching with 3 easy air frying recipe

Is it fry-day yet?

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