By Hurray for Saturday
A) Transport & Communication
* Take trains and buses and avoid taxis.
* For drivers, they can save petrol on long run if they drive Hybrid cars. Taking trains or buses (abt S$2-3) are generally cheaper than taxis (S$10-20).
* Walk rather than take feeder buses (65 cents) for short distances.
* Buy Handphone that suits your needs.
* Buy house brands at the supermarket which are cheaper. Some supermarket also gives discount on house brand for necessities.
* Bring own containers when packing food. These days, container for packing food cost an additional 20 cents.
* Eat less often fancy restaurant. Beside the higher cost of the food, we also can save on the Service Charge.
C) Health Care
* Ask doctor for generic drug such as paracetamol rather than branded name such as Panadol.
* You can go to free clinics such as Singapore Buddhist Free Clinic.
* Go on holidays to nearby countries in the region, which cost about S$1,000 a person compared to US or Europe which would cost at least S$2,000 a person.
* Choosing countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia and China is more favourable for the exchange rate.
* Choose free recreational spots such as ECP and WCP rather than Sentosa than charges S$3 per person for entrance fee.
E) Clothing & Footwear
* If you are one for branded items, you can get bargains at Salvation Army or any factory outlets such as those in Peninsula Plaze and Holland Village.
* Men can also stock up staples such as shirts and socks at warehouse sales by major department stores.
F) Education & Stationary
* Buy refills for pens. A refill for a Pilot Pen costs about S$1 compared to over S$2 for a new pen.
* You could also buy secondhand textbooks from seniors in school which allows savings up to S$20 per book. Edition may not be same, but content is very similar.
Hope following Singaporeans will find this tips useful. Perhaps this apply to overseas readers too.