One of the greatest challenges for parents today is time. We want to provide our children with nothing but best, but many of us simply have no time to get our teeth into the research needed to find the best health, education or leisure options available.
Whether you need to know more about the risks of vaccinations for your child, or the types of enrichment courses available during the school holidays, Singapore Parents is here to help you to suss out the good from the bad, and the excellent from the mediocre. Our site provides a wealth of knowledge across a range of topics including tuition centres, enrichment courses, family-friendly establishments, and leisure and bonding activities, so that you’d never find yourself lost at sea.
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While housing in Singapore is widely acknowledged to be one of the expensive in the world, a 2015 government study has also reported that home ownership in Singapore is 90.8%, making the country one of the top few places in the world where almost all residents own a place of their own. The types of housing available may appear confusing, especially if you’re hearing them for the first time from a property agent who won’t stop speaking in acronyms. If you’re confused about the difference between HDB, EC, and DBSS, read on to find out more.
Housing in Singapore can generally be classified as public, private or semi-private. Public housing, created by the Housing and Development Board (HDB), was the government’s solution to the sprawling slums that dominated the landscape of 1960’s Singapore. Following the 1961 Bukit Ho Swee fire—one that left many homeless through the biggest outbreak of fire in Singapore to date—attitudes towards these government flats underwent a positive change. Even in 2015, a staggering 80.1% of the population in Singapore continues to live in HDB flats.
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It is a common misconception that shopping and eating’s all there is to Singapore. Truth is, there are many facets of Singapore’s mishmash culture and local trends that remain to be explored. A particular area that has been blooming in the undergrowth is cosy workshops run by locals to impart knowledge and cultivate appreciation of various arts. Here, we’ve rounded up some of the best workshops for you to engage your senses, pick up a new skill or simply get in touch with the local community.
1. Leather Craft Workshop
Leather craft has increasingly won the affection and occupied the weekends of urbanites. If you’re a fan of custom-made products, the raw opulence of leather or handcrafting, the leather craft workshop is a must go for you. Here, you’ll pick up a thing of two about leather types, properties, crafting and debossing techniques. At the end of the session you’ll bring home a couple of personalised, self-crafted accessories made from a single leather piece.