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I was back in Singapore last week and one thing I immediately noticed is how prices have gone up for practically everything. A taxi ride from the airport to downtown can easily cost more than S$25 with airport surcharge, CBD surcharge, peak hour surcharge, public holiday surcharge, fuel surcharge, and god knows what else. Even… Read More »
Banks and post offices remain open through the weekend in Shenzhen. That’s right, they are open seven days a week. Back home in Singapore, this level of service is unheard of. Banks, post offices and many other public institutions are open at most six days a week. The funny thing is, some months ago, I… Read More »
Think again. Oil is dirt cheap compared to some other “necessities”. Budweiser beer: $447.25 a barrelTabasco hot sauce: $6,155.52 a barrelPerrier: $300.61 a barrelStarbucks coffee: $954.24 a barrel, milk not includedBen & Jerry’s New York Super Fudge Chunk: $1,609.44 a barrelChanel No. 5: $1,666,560 a barrel Technorati Tags: oil necessities Budweiser Tabasco Perrier Ben &… Read More »