The HIFAS Buy vs Rent Calculator

Buy vs Rent Calculator Panel

Figuring out loans is confusing!

I’m not a broker or in finance. Like everyone, I will be paying for a home at some point. I just want to know how much my purchase costs.

Luckily, I know excel.

There are some useful calculators online which I used as cross-references:

A key feature of this calculator is seeing how much your initial loan increases (e.g. 150% of its initial value) if you stretch it out over a longer period of time. For example, if you take a$800,000 loan at a 2% interest rate, paying it over…

  • 10 years: Total sum paid is $872,182 (110%) at $7,361 monthly
  • 20 years: Total sum paid is $956,748 (120%) at $4,047 monthly
  • 25 years: Total sum paid is $1,000,687 (130%) at $3,391 monthly
  • 30 years: Total sum paid is $1,045,684 (130%) at $2,957 monthly
  • 35 years: Total sum paid is $1,091,698 (140%) at $2,650 monthly!

See how the tradeoff works? You sacrifice liquidity every month for a lower total amount. In the long term, it may look like a good idea to pay off your loan quickly, but you really have to be able to give up that amount of monthly cash. This article covers both sides of the dilemma quite well I think!

If you’d like to play with it and add your own figures, you can download the calculator here:

Lemme know if you:

-Think I missed anything out

-Want a clear explanation of something

-Think of any improvements I can make

Would love to hear your feedback to make this a more useful calculator.


Buy or Rent? A Look Into The Multiple Timelines of Your Life

Imagine you died.

A timeline of years of life.
100 is #goals.

Looking back on your timeline, how many houses did you live in?

Most of us think of:

A timeline of houses lived within one life.
Just three homes!

If you live outside of Singapore, where houses are cheaper, maybe more of a:

I base these on countries like Canada or the States, where housing is a little cheaper than Singapore. Certainly helps to widen the variety of options in one lifespan.

For the lucky bunch of us who need less variety and pretty much know what they want, the options are simpler:


In these fantasies, the first house you buy is the last house you buy.


Assuming you can confidently live by yourself/yourselves, you know what house you (and your spouse) want to live in, age in, kidz in, retire in and expire in.

If you can’t afford a loan yet, rentals might be a waste of the savings+investments you’re building to afford buying this One Home.

So in conclusion…

If you crave less variety and have researched enough to have high certainty in the house you want, save up to buy.

Of course, if you have the luxury of being in a multi-generational flat, and are comfortable living with parents, you may not have to worry about buying at all. This might seem outlandish if you subscribe to the idea of independent living, but 3Gen flats are still a thing here.

I’ve met adults with children who live in the same flat as their parents, who have no intention to move out. It’s not for everyone, and it’s not for me, but I can see how 3Gen flats are a supremely convenient, secure and frugal choice.

Sound boring?

To some, staying in the same box for 10-20 years gnaws at the soul. Comfortable routines and neighbours may be valuable to some, but life can look short. The world, your oyster, is ever ripe for the picking (well, opening). (tasting?)

What tempers variety is children and affordability.


Children of parents who travel a lot don’t recount a great experience (Check out this Reddit and this Quora). While moving is exciting and makes your kids super-adaptors, it’s hard to build lasting relationships with friends who you’re ripped away from after years of bonding. LDRs are hard enough.

Super Adaptor

My advice to variety seekers who also want kids is to go forth and move to a new setting/view/style, but relocate near the same schools and amenities to help your children grow some deeper social roots in a community. Most friendships take years to form, developing the ability to maintain long relationships later in life. See the Reddit and Quora links above for more perspectives about this!

For readers who don’t want kids, its a lot easier to move houses frequently, as long as it makes economic sense to you. Which brings us to…


Looking long term and buying a dream home for your 60-year old self can be tough for your cash!

If you’re looking to buy, say, a landed property for your retirement higher than 1000sqft (approximately a 4-room HDB flat, or 27 king-sized mattresses), most of those will cost you upwards of $800,000 SGD.

Click here to see how many mattresses you can fit into other HDB-sized floorplans.

Take this scenario:

Comparison of Rent and Taking a Loan

If you took an $800,000 loan for 35 years at a fixed interest of 2.6% (rates are lower now but it’s a good average), your future selves woulda paid $1,183,692 in total – 150% more than the initial loan amount. Renting 5 increasingly expensive different places over the same 35 years could save you $108,492.

$100,000+ That might look measly in a conversation about real estate prices, but if you put that sum to investments you could be saving much more than you think!

So buy or rent?

My personal opinion is that if you haven’t tried living in your own place yet, the experience is absolutely worth it (The woke salaryman covered this pretty well). If you are just trying things out first, go for a rental and go low until you learn what you really want. Renting provides the flexibility of GTFO-ing when you’ve had enough of one place.

The kueh lapis strategy. Try a lot, learn, then decide.

Otherwise, jumping into a multi-year commitment to pay a monthly mortgage can be stressful if you:

  • Are unsure of what house you want for the next 30 years
  • Don’t have career stability (mortgage payments are harder to get out of than rents)
  • Don’t have enough savings to bolster 6-12 months of expenses on a rainy day!

However, once you’ve figured out what you want, and can afford a loan to get it, and have enough savings to buffer a year of low/no revenue, I think that buying is a legit option.

I approach the Buy vs Rent question like a buffet.

A Buffet.
A Buffet.

At a buffet, I’m faced with 20 options at the table.

In plate 1, I sample a small part of each food on the menu.

Some food sucks. I take note and avoid it in plate 2.

Some food is not bad. I will add it to plate 2 just to double-check if I love it or not.

Some food is MUST HAVE. Smoked salmon. Eclairs. The good stuff. These go in plate 1, 2, 3, 4 and probably be part of my last bite.

By plate 3 or 4, I already have my faves down, and don’t bother with the weak options which were in plate 1. For the notbads, I’ve decided whether or not they should be dontneeds or musthaves. Applying this to housing choices, it’s like knowing what your core wants are over time, and what things are just fluff. (Do you really need that lawn?)

Before I pick a home I gotta payfor+stayin for 30 years, I sample the whole menu to figure out what I like and don’t like, lowering the risk that my eventual choice is one I grow tired of after 15 years.

I can’t speak for what the 70-year old me might want, as tastes change, but I intend to make his decisions easier by properly planning how I spend my money today.

I hope this post helps you in your own path. Let me know if there’s..

-Anything I missed out

-Any clear explanations you like

-Anything I coulda covered better

I’d love to hear your feedback! You can post in the comments to let me know. Cheers.

The Ultimate Singapore Kopi O Kosong Peng Comparison Table

I dislike bubble tea.

Haters gonna hate.

Coffee tho. I’m a coffee guy. There’s something about the taste of black kopi (o kosong peng) that gets diluted with milk n sugar. That strong, bitter taste is rocket fuel to start the day.

Rocket Fuel

In my last post, I showed you how saving $3.60 on coffee could save you $10,000 at 35. The list of coffee prices was rough, so I thought I would get more specific and list all the prices of Singapore’s popular coffee spots.

I make these things to budget my life better. I hope you find em useful too.

Let’s start with cold coffee!

Note: Coffee bean only has one cold brew size, compared to Starbucks’ three.

ALSO, you can see that the maximum savings you can get is $5.50 a day on cold, black (heartless) coffee. According to my calculator (you can download it here), that’d save me $15,467 at 35.

$15,467 saved!

I thought it would also be interesting to list the prices for hot black coffee, which would eventually show us the price of ice after a quick subtraction.

The most you could save here is a comparable $5.3. Of course, a kopi o kosong is not the same as a Large from Coffee Bean. You might have to drink a little less coffee a day to make those savings. Ask yourself how much caffeine you really need.

Thought it would help to compile em all in a big graph too:

An awesome graph of coffee prices in Singapore.

Aaaand ice price!

Interesting to see the increase in markup on ice for smaller vendors. That extra 20c-$1.30 would amount to an extra $562 – $3,656 at 35.

I hope you found these tables and charts useful. I’ll be adding more coffee prices here as I see them, and the next topic will be on something close to heart – cookies.

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The Lifetime Savings Calculator: Which kopi will save you $10,000 at 35?

I love iced black coffee! (sans the sugar.)

Living a short walk from the local shopping mall and hawker centre, my mornings could involve a kopi o kosong peng or an iced americano. Sometimes I grind & press coffee beans at home, so… aiyoh, daily trilemma. But alas, variety is the spice of life.

Being a me, I had to list the options.

  • Kopi O Kosong Peng: $1.40
  • Kopi O Kosong Peng (Marked up): $3.00
  • Iced Americano: $5.00
  • Cold Brew: $5.80
  • Homemade: $2.00

Note on the Homemade: This will depend on your beans; I use 35g of beans a cup, so a 250g bag at $14 = seven cups at $1.96 each.

Look at the difference between an americano ($5) and kopi o kosong peng – you could be saving $3.60 a day!

What would this mean in a year? Or 5 years?

The answer is complicated – interest rates, inflation and options to invest need consideration.

Luckily for you,

Excel kung fu strong.

So before we get into the sheet [free download at the end of this post] let me unpack these basics:

Interest Rates

For money saved in the bank, interest rates determine how much your saved money grows over time, or the amount that banks pay you to keep your money in their account. They would then use your money to lend borrowers and charge them that interest.

Moneysmart’s already compiled a nice, updated list of Singapore interest rates to refer to, but for the sake of this post I’ll assume a value of 1%. This means my saved money today would grow by 1% per annum over the years.

Inflation Rates

Eroder of savings. Eater of worlds. Inflation is probably the number 1 reason to invest your money, and also why my iced kopi costs $1.40 instead of $0.90 like it used to back in school.

Inflation is the rate of increase of prices of stuff (goods and services la) over time. Inflation has many causes – higher costs of stuff-production, higher wages of stuff-makers (shame on your payraise), higher demand for stuff (e.g. when people in developing citiers can afford higher standards of living) and government policies are the usual suspects.

What’s Singapore’s inflation rate? Most sources use the Consumer Price Index (CPI), which tracks the change in price of commonly purchased goods and services, including housing and transportation.

For this post, however, I’ll be using the MAS Core Inflation, which excludes fluctuations in housing and transport. More info here!


To be a little conservative, let’s go with a fixed inflation rate of 2% per annum.


A popular topic – this could bloat up a post real quick. However, it’ll be good to illustrate just what can happen without investment, so I’m going to assume an investment growth rate of 0%. Keke.

Here we go.

Savings between Iced Americano ($5.00) to Kopi O Kosong peng ($1.40) = $3.60

Saving $3.60 a day means $1,310 a year! That may not look like much, and indeed $1,310 saved in the bank (earning interest) will only have the spending power of $1,221 in 7 years.

Summing up the accumulated years of savings, 7 years of disciplined cheap coffee drinking would result in an extra $10,124 in my bank account.

If I invested those savings, say, in CPF top-ups with a guaranteed rate of 4%…

$1,310 saved this year would no longer be worth less next year, but more. Specifically, the growth percentage would look like this:

Growth of Savings = Interest Rate – Inflation + Investment Growth

= 1% – 2% + 4%

= 2%

Measly. But much better than the -1% you would be “earning” if you let your money lose to inflation in the bank.

I hope you enjoyed this breakdown of savings – let me know if there’s any

-Improvements I can make

-Clear explanations you’d like for certain pointers

-Other stuff you think I missed out

I’d love to hear them! You can post in the comments if you like.

Download of the sheet used above:

Have fun!

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Choosing Your House by Floor Area – What does a Sqft and a Sqm Look like?

I’m the typical 20+ year old nearing my thirties – checking out housing options in Singapore, itching to move out of home. Inspired by talks with peers and this post from The Woke Salaryman, it’s now a habit to check out Propertyguru, and SRX from time to time get a sense of the real estate here.

Photos give me a clear picture of what living in the place will be like.

Price tells me how much I’d be sacrificing monthly on a mortgage or rent.

Floor Area … doesn’t ring any intuitive bells. I can’t ‘feel’ what a 45sqm studio or a 700sqft HDB flat looks like.

So I thought it would be helpful to feed my intuition by starting with relatable lego blocks, then scaling them up to fit some common floorplans in Singapore. Hopefully this helps you too!

The Basics

A Square Meter (sqm) is a unit of area (Length x Width) defined as the area of a 1m x 1m square.

In imperial units, the same square would be 10.76sqft.

1m = 3.28ft

1sqm = 1m x 1m = 3.28ft x 3.28ft = 10.76sqft

Intuitive lego block 1: mattresses!

Queen size is veh lucky.

In a nutshell,

  • Super Single beds ≈ 2sqm
  • Queens ≈ 3sqm
  • Kings ≈ 3.5sqm

On to the houses!

Singapore’s housing sizes change over time, so I used the amazing Teoalida’s research to narrow down a rough floor area size for 5 types of flat:

  • 1 Room / Studio: 36 sqm / 388sqft
  • 2 Room HDB: 45sqm / 484sqft
  • 3 Room HDB: 65sqm / 700sqft
  • 4 Room HDB: 95sqm / 1023sqft
  • 5 Room HDB: 115sqm / 1238sqft

Immediately, before going into pictures, we can divide these by mattresses to get a rough sense of their size:

  • 1 Room / Studios: ~10 Kings + 1 Super Single (36.6sqm/394sqft)
  • 2 Room HDB: ~13 Kings (44.95sqm/483.9sqft)
  • 3 Room HDB: ~18 Kings + 1 Queen (65.13sqm/701.1sqft)
  • 4 Room HDB: ~27 Kings + 1 Super Single (93.95sqm/1011.3sqft)
  • 5 Room HDB: ~33 Kings + 2 Super Singles (115.29sqm/1240.9sqft)

And now, some graphics.

For this one, I think it helps to simply think of 35 sqm as 10 king sized beds.

Roughly 3 more kingbeds equate to 9 more sqm!

Things start to get huge for the 3-rooms, the main difference being the twinning of the bathrooms and the bedrooms. Here, its easiest to think of it as 65sqm ≃ 700sqft ≃ 18 King beds.

With an additional bedroom and extension of the livingroom space, the 4-roomer is about 1000sqft, which is roughly 27 king-sized beds.

For the luxurious 5-room flat, the living room gets an extra space in this project, which is roughly 115sqm, about 33 King beds plus 2 Super Singles.

Hope the pictures above and the lists help you visualise floor areas for your own home searching! if you have suggestions or comments to make this more helpful, type them to me in the comments or contact page. Cheers!

The Big List of Grab Rewards – Compiling the points per dollar.

I’m a project engineer and we do late nights sometimes!

While I’m not a cab guy (Public Transport is a no-brainer here!) (If you’re childless) (And don’t work in Jurong Island), the chains of late nights have a glorious hidden benefit – racking up them Grab Rewards perks. (Not sponsored, chill.)

I’ll get right to it: I sheeted all rewards I could see on my app, added their equivalent value and calculated the points/SGD for each one.

What the points/SGD column means: Lower is better. It means you can use up fewer points to get back a dollar.

The categories listed on the app are Entertainment, F&B, Grab, Limited Edition, Services, Travel and Shopping. Here goes:

So which one is the ‘most‘ worth it?

To find this, look for the lowest points/SGD item in each table. This means that you are getting the most SGD you can get from each point used.

The overall lowest points/SGD here (i.e. best deal!) is the yogofi 20% off monthly wifi voucher at 7.8 points spent per SGD.

In second place is the 80% discount of PHS Hair Science’s scalp treatment service, at 21.1 points spent for each SDS redeemed.

In third is the $30 voucher for Earnest & Collective for men’s shoes. Again, quite a niche audience, but a very worthy 133.3 points per SGD redeemed!

Important note: There’s no clear ‘best’, really, because of the “% off”-type rewards you can redeem.

Technically, if you redeem a %-off-type voucher, the amount of SGD you save is endless because it scales with the total amount spent. Also, with rewards like Yogofi’s unlimited monthly wifi, I maxed out the value by putting in the most expensive daily plan ($12.90/day for Middle East, Egypt, Reunion, South Africa), so your mileage may vary!

Did I miss anything? How can I improve this next time? Let me know what you think (comments section below). Cheers!

Sources for Value column:

RewardProviderPointsValue (SGD)Points/SGDCategorySource
$25 lounge passAmbassador Transit Lounge0$340.0Travel
$30 lounge passBlossom Lounge0$280.0Travel
$30 lounge passPlaza Premium Lounge0$250.0Travel
20% off Unlimited Monthly WifiYogofi600$777.8Travel
80% off Scalp Repair TreatmentPHS Hair Science4500$21421.1Services
$30 voucherEarnest Collective4000$30133.3Shopping
$5 off per personAmazing Chambers Singapura1200$5240.0Entertainment
$5 off per personTrapped Real Escape Room1200$5240.0Entertainment
$5 voucherHologate1250$5250.0Entertainment
$5 voucherM-BarSG Mini KTV1250$5250.0Entertainment
$5 voucherGrain1250$5250.0Food & Beverage
$5 voucherBakening1250$5250.0Food & Beverage
$5 voucherThe Black Hole Group1250$5250.0Food & Beverage
$5 voucherHard Rock Café1250$5250.0Food & Beverage
$5 off StashawayStashaway1250$5250.0Services
$5 voucherLove, Bonito1250$5250.0Shopping
4 months of movie subscriptionCATCHPLAY+10000$40252.5Entertainment
$5 voucherNational Geographic1300$5260.0Shopping
JBL Pulse 3JBL89000$339262.5Limited Edition
$15 voucherZairyo4000$15266.7Shopping
CK550 Gaming KeyboardCooler Master48000$129372.1Limited Edition
1 XXL Crispy ChickenShihlin Taiwan Street Snacks2450$6379.8Food & Beverage
$10 offJBL3800$10380.0Shopping
$5 voucherNaiise1900$5380.0Shopping
$5 voucherUdders Ice Cream1925$5385.0Food & Beverage
$5 voucherSaladStop!1925$5385.0Food & Beverage
$5 offJBL1925$5385.0Shopping
MW07 PLUS True WirelessMaster & Dynamic181000$469385.9Limited Edition
G502 HERO Gaming MouseLogitech50000$129387.6Limited Edition
MW07 GO True WirelessMaster & Dynamic118000$299394.6Limited Edition!54483208270!!!pla-297963845945!c!297963845945!1418430599!117709803&gclid=CjwKCAjwkPX0BRBKEiwA7THxiBwGbasLSjq-_iv5FhgvvFdPRkvwK_EmoGhaXO48grtGZNXCvvIh1BoCBqMQAvD_BwE
$10 voucherIUIGA4500$10450.0Shopping
Wonderboom 2 wireless speakerUltimate Ears60000$126476.2Limited Edition
JBL Flip 3 StealthJBL42000$85494.1Limited Edition
Razer Gold $10Razer Gold5000$10500.0Entertainment
$3 voucherStarbucks1500$3500.0Food & Beverage
$5 offAwfully Chocolate2500$5500.0Food & Beverage
$5 voucherBURGER KING2500$5500.0Food & Beverage
$5 voucherBreadTalk2500$5500.0Food & Beverage
$10 voucherParadise Group5000$10500.0Food & Beverage
$5 voucherSwensen’s2500$5500.0Food & Beverage
$5 voucherToast Box2500$5500.0Food & Beverage
$5 off a Grab ride!Grab2500$5500.0Grab
$10 off a Grab ride!Grab5000$10500.0Grab
$5 off your GrabFood order!Grab2500$5500.0Grab
$10 off your GrabFood order!Grab5000$10500.0Grab
$5 off your GrabExpress deliveryGrab2500$5500.0Grab
$10 off your GrabExpress deliveryGrab5000$10500.0Grab
$5 offCold Storage2500$5500.0Shopping
$5 voucherFairPrice2500$5500.0Shopping
$5 offQoo102500$5500.0Shopping
$10 voucherLazada Singapore5000$10500.0Shopping
$20 voucherRedMart10000$20500.0Shopping
5000 STAR$CapitaStar2500$5500.0Shopping
$20 voucherLazada Singapore10000$20500.0Shopping
$50 voucherLazada Singapore25000$50500.0Shopping
$30 voucherLazada Singapore15000$30500.0Shopping
$5 voucherSephora2500$5500.0Shopping
$10 voucherSephora5000$10500.0Shopping
$5 voucherFOX Kids & Baby2500$5500.0Shopping
Apple AirPods ProApple190000$379501.3Limited Edition
100 ALL PointsALL – Accor Live Limitless1600$3518.3Travel
JBL Tune 120TWSJBL53000$99535.4Limited Edition
$1 off a Grab ride!Grab550$1550.0Grab
$1 off your GrabFood order!Grab550$1550.0Grab
$1 off your GrabExpress deliveryGrab550$1550.0Grab
ECOVACS DEEBOT OZMO 920Ecovacs275000$499551.1Limited Edition!54483208270!!!pla-297963845945!c!297963845945!1680862007!142666802&gclid=CjwKCAjwkPX0BRBKEiwA7THxiBYAP3Bbn6g77tPxVbxTaLARYuqTXHl2-6sbAxNUWWK03ppOOtM5txoCKV0QAvD_BwE
500 KrisFlyer MilesKrisFlyer5000$9555.6Travel
1000 KrisFlyer MilesKrisFlyer10000$18555.6Travel
50 KrisFlyer MilesKrisFlyer500$1555.6Travel
100 KrisFlyer MilesKrisFlyer1000$2555.6Travel
FIFA 20 1,600 FIFA POINTSEA SPORTS FIFA 2012500$22568.2Entertainment
Nintento Switch consoleNintendo240000$399601.5Limited Edition–First-Generation–i.12852945.691055692?gclid=CjwKCAjwkPX0BRBKEiwA7THxiINATqOg4DhHt4rOFVujXvKoBLCEbuVGNbHEeARmXfBasW9H2wrKRRoCKAUQAvD_BwE
Apple Watch Nike Series 5Apple400000$599667.8Limited Edition
iPhone 11 Pro 64GBApple825000$999825.8Limited Edition
500 LinkPointsPlus! Rewards Programme2900$3870.0Shopping
1 Free GiftRoses Only2000Limited Edition
70% offAdeva Spa5000Services
70% offSpa Rael5000Services
35% off 1 supplementGNC3000Shopping
20% offFlowerAdvisor1200Shopping
Upgrade to Genius userBooking.com0Travel
20% discountCentral Thai0Travel
20% discountHudsons Coffee0Travel
20% discountPret A Manger0Travel
20% discountStraits Food Village0Travel
20% discountTanuki Raw Express0Travel
20% discountTGM0Travel
20% discountThe Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck0Travel
20% discountThe World is Flat0Travel
20% discountTiger Den0Travel
20% discount4Fingers Crispy Chicken0Travel
15% discountColonial Club0Travel
15% discountChutney Mary0Travel
15% discountHong Kong Sheng Kee Dessert0Travel
15% discountKaveri Vegetarian Cuisine0Travel
15% discountNiigata Bento0Travel
15% discountPappamia0Travel
10% discountCrystal Jade0Travel
10% discountInternational Food Hall0Travel
10% discountSingapore Food Street0Travel
RewardProviderPointsValue (SGD)Points/SGDCategorySource
$25 lounge passAmbassador Transit Lounge0$250.00Travel
$30 lounge passBlossom Lounge0$300.00Travel
$30 lounge passPlaza Premium Lounge0$300.00Travel
20% off Unlimited Monthly WifiYogofi600$777.75Travel
80% off Scalp Repair TreatmentPHS Hair Science4500$21421.07Services
$30 voucherEarnest Collective4000$30133.33Shopping
$5 off per personAmazing Chambers Singapura1200$5240.00Entertainment
$5 off per personTrapped Real Escape Room1200$5240.00Entertainment
$5 voucherLove, Bonito1250$5250.00Shopping
$5 voucherHologate1250$5250.00Entertainment
$5 voucherGrain1250$5250.00Food & Beverage
$5 voucherBakening1250$5250.00Food & Beverage
$5 voucherThe Black Hole Group1250$5250.00Food & Beverage
$5 voucherM-BarSG Mini KTV1250$5250.00Entertainment
$5 voucherHard Rock Café1250$5250.00Food & Beverage
$5 off StashawayStashaway1250$5250.00Services
4 months of movie subscriptionCATCHPLAY+10000$40252.53Entertainment
$5 voucherNational Geographic1300$5260.00Shopping
JBL Pulse 3JBL89000$339262.54Limited Edition
$15 voucherZairyo4000$15266.67Shopping
CK550 Gaming KeyboardCooler Master48000$129372.09Limited Edition
1 XXL Crispy ChickenShihlin Taiwan Street Snacks2450$6379.84Food & Beverage
$10 offJBL3800$10380.00Shopping
$5 voucherNaiise1900$5380.00Shopping
$5 offJBL1925$5385.00Shopping
$5 voucherUdders Ice Cream1925$5385.00Food & Beverage
$5 voucherSaladStop!1925$5385.00Food & Beverage
MW07 PLUS True WirelessMaster & Dynamic181000$469385.93Limited Edition
G502 HERO Gaming MouseLogitech50000$129387.60Limited Edition
MW07 GO True WirelessMaster & Dynamic118000$299394.65Limited Edition!54483208270!!!pla-297963845945!c!297963845945!1418430599!117709803&gclid=CjwKCAjwkPX0BRBKEiwA7THxiBwGbasLSjq-_iv5FhgvvFdPRkvwK_EmoGhaXO48grtGZNXCvvIh1BoCBqMQAvD_BwE
$10 voucherIUIGA4500$10450.00Shopping
Wonderboom 2 wireless speakerUltimate Ears60000$126476.19Limited Edition
JBL Flip 3 StealthJBL42000$85494.12Limited Edition
$5 offCold Storage2500$5500.00Shopping
$5 voucherFairPrice2500$5500.00Shopping
$5 offQoo102500$5500.00Shopping
$10 voucherLazada Singapore5000$10500.00Shopping
Razer Gold $10Razer Gold5000$10500.00Entertainment
$20 voucherRedMart10000$20500.00Shopping
5000 STAR$CapitaStar2500$5500.00Shopping
$20 voucherLazada Singapore10000$20500.00Shopping
$50 voucherLazada Singapore25000$50500.00Shopping
$30 voucherLazada Singapore15000$30500.00Shopping
$5 voucherSephora2500$5500.00Shopping
$10 voucherSephora5000$10500.00Shopping
$5 voucherFOX Kids & Baby2500$5500.00Shopping
$3 voucherStarbucks1500$3500.00Food & Beverage
$5 offAwfully Chocolate2500$5500.00Food & Beverage
$5 voucherBURGER KING2500$5500.00Food & Beverage
$5 voucherBreadTalk2500$5500.00Food & Beverage
$10 voucherParadise Group5000$10500.00Food & Beverage
$5 voucherSwensen’s2500$5500.00Food & Beverage
$5 voucherToast Box2500$5500.00Food & Beverage
$5 off a Grab ride!Grab2500$5500.00Grab
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Singapore Stock Clock: A Quick Way to Track International Stock Market Timings

I invest in stocks from time to time. (I started off with the SAXO Trader platform, which has been convenient so far.) (Chill, they’re not a sponsor.) (Yet.) (Plz.)

In the wake of this downturn, I habitually check out the US stocks every night at 9.30pm when the NASDAQ/NYSE opens. I do this to keep a more watchful eye on opportunities and potential losses.

As I trade in many countries’ exchanges, keeping track of each timezone’s stock exchanges gets tiring. The list on was a helpful reference, but I thought a single, unifying graphic would be easier to grasp the different timezones intuitively.

Check it out:

Note: Pre-Open/Pre-Closing Hours are excluded. If you want those details, the following table is for you.

Just to condense things even further, I thought it would be helpful to make a 24-hour clock to summarise the trading hours in a single graphic:

Next Steps:

  • The clock is currently purely for the SG time zone (GMT+8). It should be pretty simple to make it easy for my source files to display relevant clock/clocks and tables for other time zones.
  • A brief explanation of Daylight Savings time!

I hope you like these graphics. Please lemme know if there’s

-Anything I missed out

-Any parts you want clear explanations on

-Any other ways to improve

You can post your feedback in the comments! I look forward to it 🙂