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Keep up to date with upcoming events and current trends.

17 October 2019

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Deepavali

What is Deepavali about, and what are those beautiful patterns on the floor? Join the celebration with these 5 cool facts on the Festival of Lights.

15 October 2019

Road Rage: Losing It Behind The Wheels?

Pulling punches and throwing bottles… road rage cases in Singapore has led to fines, driving bans and jail. Are you losing it too? Read on to curb your anger.

09 October 2019

Checklist: Are You Ready for an Insurance Savings Plan?

Ready to take the next step with your personal finances? Here’s our checklist on how to know if insurance savings plans are for you!

09 October 2019

No Emergency Home Assistance? You are missing out!

Learn all you need to know about this important home insurance feature before purchasing any home protection plan.

01 October 2019

Can You Buy Last Minute Travel Insurance?

Frequent travellers would know this: anything can happen on the road. Travel insurance is essential, but when’s the best time to buy? Read this.

27 September 2019

How to Choose a Suitable Home Insurance in Singapore

Are you ready to go back to the basics to find out what home insurance in Singapore really entails? Here's sharing how you can choose the right home protection plan that fits you best.

25 September 2019

6 Best Platforms For Online Courses

Schools out, but you can keep learning! Take online courses from top international universities on these 6 great platforms.

24 September 2019

We Thought We Knew India Until We Travelled There

It’s dirty, chaotic and off your travel list. Is this how you perceive India to be? Read this with an open mind and be ready to see things in new perspective.

20 September 2019

Practical Renovation Guide for New Homeowners in Singapore

A crucial renovation guide that all new homeowners in Singapore should know! Learn how to prepare and handle your home renovation project like a Pro!

19 September 2019

8 Mobile Apps Every Singaporean Driver Should Have

Driving in Singapore can be a stressful experience, but not with these 8 mobile applications! Stay cool on the roads with this guide.

17 September 2019

How to Continue Saving during the Festive Season?

This Christmas and 2020 Lunar New Year are just a month apart! Here’s what you can do to continue saving easily during the festive seasons.

16 September 2019

Green Cleaning Tips for Homeowners and Domestic Helpers

“Warning: Toxic!” It’s time to adopt green cleaning alternatives for the sake of your maid and household members.

13 September 2019

Does Personal Mobility Insurance Cover PMD Fires?

PMD-related fires are happening once too often. Learn how to prevent them with practical tips and understand what your Personal Mobility Insurance covers.

12 September 2019

eEASY save V vs ELASTIQ? Which Should I Choose?

Finding it a challenge to save in Singapore? Here’s a direct comparison on eEASY save V and ELASTIQ insurance savings plans to help you save smarter!

11 September 2019

The Singaporean’s Guide to House Pest Control

Pest invasion at home? For when you’re done screaming, here’s everything you need to know to keep these unwelcome visitors from your crib, for good!

29 August 2019

A Weekend Guide by Locals for Travellers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Looking for a weekend trip idea to escape Singapore? Travel to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with these recommendations from our local friends there.

27 August 2019

Your 2020 Long Weekend Cheatsheet

More getaways? Sign us up! Here’s how to make the most of your 2020 long weekends and our hot travel picks for every occasion.

21 August 2019

What To Do When You’ve Been Hacked

For everyone online, it pays to be prepared for the worst. Here’s what you should do if your account or device has been hacked

16 August 2019

Cheap Ways to Stay Connected While Travelling Abroad

From Wi-Fi hunting to latergramming, we explore the best ways to stay connected easily (and affordably) while travelling abroad!

13 August 2019

Are You Safe At Home This 7th Lunar Month?

Legend has it that spirits might haunt you if you were to disturb their rest due to your renovation works…Seriously? Learn more now!

08 August 2019

To Mod or not to Mod: The Ins and Outs of Car Warranty

Want to stand out from the crowd? Here’s everything you need to know about car modifications and keeping your warranty intact.

06 August 2019

Travel Packing Made Easy

Check out our easy travel packing guide with useful tips! Don’t be caught by unexpected weather change or excess baggage fees again!

01 August 2019

4 Family-Friendly Nature Routes Around Singapore for the National Day Weekend

Love nature? If you don’t yet have plans for the National Day long weekend, check out these family-friendly nature routes around Singapore

26 July 2019

5 Tips to Settle Your New Maid In

New environments can be a lot to take in. As an employer, here’s how you can help your new maid adjust to life in your household

23 July 2019

We Consulted a Home Defects Inspector and Here’s What He Said

Small defects can lead to great problems if not resolved. Let's learn from industry expert, Advance Inspection on common defects in new flats.

19 July 2019

Why do People Buy Life Insurance?

Not convinced about life insurance yet? Here’s how financial planning for the long term can protect both you and your loved ones.

17 July 2019

3 Amazing Southeast Asian Cities to Show Off to Visiting Friends

Friends from overseas visiting Southeast Asia? Here are 3 unique cities in the region you should be proud to show off to them

12 July 2019

How to Explain Cyber Security to the Young and Old

Most of our not-so-tech-savvy elders have actually taught us the basics of how to stay safe online. Read on for these easy cyber security tips!

10 July 2019

Must-Know About Policy Owners’ Protection Scheme (PPF Scheme)

A simple infographic on the Policy Owners’ Protection Scheme (PPF Scheme) for potential policy holders! Your insurance is likely to be protected.

03 July 2019

Look Out For These Common Problems In Old HDB Flats

A family in Ang Mo Kio suffered stink and filth from the sewage for two days. Learn common problems of old HDB flats to avoid greater costs in future!

01 July 2019

How to Stay Safe on Public Wi-Fi

Somebody could be stealing your personal data from the public Wi-Fi that you are happily connected to. Stay safe online on-the-go with our useful tips.

26 June 2019

Working From Home? Make Your Home Work for You

Make the most of your flexible working arrangement with these tips to make your home the perfect space for productive work!

25 June 2019

Things To Do In Batam That You Never Knew

Think Batam is only about cheap massages and seafood binges? Here are some fun places and things to do on the island city that shall change your mind!

24 June 2019

5 Practical Ways to Accessorise Your E-Scooter

Tired of more of the same? Give your e-scooter a practical makeover so you can stay safe on the streets and cruise in style!

20 June 2019

Unconventional Advice for Financial Planning as a Couple

Planning finances with your partner? Here are a few unconventional tips that keep money from getting in the way of your life together.

17 June 2019

How to Save Half the Cost When Renewing Your Maid’s Contract

Maid agencies impose fees when they help renew your maid’s Work Permit and maid insurance. Read now to learn how you can save by doing the renewal yourself.

13 June 2019

Gift Ideas for Car-Loving Dads

Looking for the best gift for Dad or the special man in your life? Check out our recommended car accessories and enhancements!

12 June 2019

Thoughtful Gift Ideas For Dad

From handmade leather wallets to urban farming workshops, here are some thoughtful gift ideas for the special man of your household. Read now!

06 June 2019

Legit Tips to Travel Cheaper during Peak Holiday Seasons

If you absolutely have to travel out of Singapore during peak seasons, here’s how you can save on transportation, accommodation, time and effort!

04 June 2019

Things To Do In Johor Bahru (JB) On A Weekend!

If you have always been wondering on what's the appeal across the borders, here's an easy guide on things to do in JB for a weekend. Good food, great fun, and oh so affordable!

30 May 2019

ELASTIQ vs SAVE3? Which should I choose?

The days are long but the years are short. Here’s why and how you can optimise your savings with SAVE3 and ELASTIQ insurance savings plans at Tiq by Etiqa.

28 May 2019

Holiday Camps in Indonesia That You’d Never Have Thought Of

If you are looking for a budget-friendly and enriching experience, here are some interesting holiday camps in Indonesia for your family!

22 May 2019

Is Home Insurance the same as my HDB Fire Insurance?

Let’s set the record straight, especially when it involves our home and all that we love. Learn the misconceptions and truth on home insurance here!

17 May 2019

Smart Student Savings Guide: Have Fun With Funds

Money not enough to buy bubble tea? Bid the poor student’s money woes goodbye with these simple money-saving tips!

16 May 2019

When should you opt for private settlement?

Got into a car accident? What if the accident is a minor one? Should you settle in private or continue to claim from your insurer? Read to find out!

13 May 2019

4 Handy Home Renovation Apps For Your House Plan

Planning a renovation can be a challenging task, but these home reno apps are readily available to help you breeze through your next house plan.

10 May 2019

Mother’s Day Special: What’s your Mum like?

Laid-back, tech-savvy, travel-loving or the Super Mum – which best describes the lady in your life? Let’s hear some stories this Mother’s Day!

09 May 2019

Watch Drama Online with Mum on these Online Streaming Providers

Tired of waiting for the new episode to be broadcasted on television? Here’re some useful apps and websites for Singaporean viewers to watch dramas online.

08 May 2019

What to do this weekend at Koh Samet, Thailand

Off the beaten track, Koh Samet with sun, sand and vitamin sea could be the perfect relaxing trip to couple with your annual Bangkok shopping holiday!

07 May 2019

5 Delicious Mother’s Day Breakfasts in Bed

You were raised on her cooking, so give back to Mum this Mother’s Day with a breakfast in bed that will knock any Sunday brunch out of the park!

02 May 2019

5 Fun & Affordable Travel Ideas with Mum

From cultural experiences to voluntourism on a cruise journey, here are 5 fun and unique travel experiences for you to share with your mum.

02 May 2019

Mother’s Day Special: Celebrating the Laidback Mom and her Helper

Amidst the chaos of the household, she always manages to keep her cool. Sound familiar? Here are 5 ways to show appreciation to your laidback mom this Mother’s Day!

25 April 2019

Gotcha! There you are! (Use Location Services Safely)

You may have forgotten where you went for lunch last month but there’s a high chance that your phone knows. Find out what location services really entails.

23 April 2019

How to Choose the Right Maid for Your Home

Looking for help in the house? Every maid is different! Here are our tips on choosing the right maid to restore order to your home!

18 April 2019

Money Not Enough to Have a Baby in Singapore?

Baby bonus, CDA benefits, PTR… Are you aware of the benefits of having a baby in Singapore? Here’s a simple list for parents-to-be!

17 April 2019

The Mythical Roots of Easter Bunnies and Eggs

Celebrated for its religious significance, Easter also bears the odd mascots of a bunny and eggs. Where do these symbols come from? We’ve got the answers.

10 April 2019

Money Not Enough for Home Renovation?

Short of renovation budget for your new home? Here’s a guide to home renovation loan in Singapore. Alternative solution included.

08 April 2019

You Won’t Believe Why These Flights Were Delayed

We fervently wish never to encounter a flight delay or travel disruption, especially if it is due to one of these bizarre reasons such as lucky coins!

04 April 2019

Baby-proofing Tips That Are Actually Useful For Parents-To-Be

Want to keep the newest members of your family safe at home? Don't leave it to the last minute -- start planning with these baby-proofing tips.

01 April 2019

Where to get good money advice?

From enrichment courses to robo advisors, how and where you can get good money advice? Our leaders at Etiqa Insurance have something to share too!

28 March 2019

Adulting: Where to Begin?

<p>The panic of suddenly realising you have to get your life together is something everybody experiences as least once in their youth. Take adulting one step at a time with our list of things to look out for.</p>

21 March 2019

4 Smart Space Saving Tips for a Minimalist Home

<p>Is space a constraint at home? Or simply can’t stand clutter? You’ll find these 4 smart space saving tips useful in achieving a minimalist home!</p>

19 March 2019

Can You Spot the Difference?

<p>Spotting the difference of these images can help you beyond fighting boredom. Take cyber security to the next level in an easy, fun way.</p>

14 March 2019

Converting to Freelance? Here’s What Insiders Are Saying

The 4-hour work week sounds like a dream, but if you are thinking of going freelance, we have some insiders’ insights to share.

08 March 2019

Hat Yai Weekend Itinerary: Tips, Tricks and Fun Things To Do

<p>Tired of Bangkok? Visit Hat Yai, Thailand for a fun weekend trip! Think Thai hospitality, yummy food and many hipster things to do! Itinerary included.</p>

07 March 2019

Survival Guide To Common Travel Problems

<p>From common flight delays to the Paris Syndrome, travel has a way of catching us unaware. Unexpected yet common, such travel problems can ruin your holiday but there are ways to turn things around.</p>

05 March 2019

Should You Change Your Job?

<p>More than just a resume, a successful career change calls for good preparation and some courage. It is not rocket science but read this before you take the leap.</p>

04 March 2019

Things They Don’t Tell You About Annual Travel Insurance

<p>There’s more to annual multi-trip travel insurance plans than meets the eye. Learn about hidden savings and how they differ from single trip plans.</p>

28 February 2019

Is There Really A Flexible Endowment Plan? Meet ELASTIQ

<p>Signing up for an endowment plan feels like getting married. With ELASTIQ, you get the benefits while enjoying flexibility. Too good to be true? Read on!

25 February 2019

Alternative Plans For Your Domestic Helper While You Travel

<p>Leaving your domestic helper with your relatives during your trip? You could be flouting the law! Fret not, here are options to consider while you travel.</p>

22 February 2019

Escape The Crowd At Koh Lipe, Thailand

Not exactly a hidden gem, but we bet you have not explored the Maldives of Thailand. #TiqOff with us and our Koh Lipe guide for a beach escapade.

13 February 2019

5 Things I Learnt From A Cyber Security Workshop

This workshop by Etiqa and COMAT taught me some useful personal cyber security practices that’s more than just insurance.

12 February 2019

Life Insurance Hacks To Make Adulting Easier

Adulting is tough, and 30s is not the new 20s! Learn life insurance hacks to close the protection gap at each life stage!

08 February 2019

Top 5 Purifying Indoor House Plants That Are True Survivors

Looking for ways to spruce up your <em>home</em>? These 5 <em>best house plants</em> are beautiful, fuss-free and will turn your home into a lush indoor healing sanctuary!

29 January 2019

Things To Do During 2019 CNY Public Holiday Besides Visiting Families

What can one do in Singapore besides family gatherings during 2019 CNY public holiday? Read on and start planning a fun and alternative festive experience!

28 January 2019

The Ultimate Guide to Endowment Plans

There’s an art to everything, including savings. Learn all about endowment plans and why it is a popular financial tool among Singaporeans.

17 January 2019

Top Places For Your CNY 2019 Holiday

Planning a Chinese New Year 2019 Grand Escapade? Be it a solo trip or travel with loved ones, check out these CNY travel destinations for last minute bookings!

17 January 2019

Is Your Car Ready For Chinese New Year?

From car servicing to cultural practices, here are awesome tips to prepare your car for CNY 2019 and countdown towards great prosperity in the Year of the Pig!

11 January 2019

10 Spring Cleaning Hacks for CNY 2019

We believe in “working smart, not working hard”! Here are 10 brilliant spring cleaning hacks to help you spruce up your home with minimal effort this CNY. Read on!

04 January 2019

4 Top Tips for a Match “Maid” in Heaven

Practical tips to insure your domestic helper and assure your household. Do these to avoid maids in debt or transfer costs!

27 December 2018

6 Money-Saving Tips That Can Save You S$28,000+ For Your Wedding

Number ‘6’ is associated with balance, responsibility and love. These 6 tips shall help you save S$28,000+ for your wedding in Singapore!

21 December 2018

How to Organise A Holiday Party At Home?

A cheat sheet to host a fun holiday party at home! From Christmas, to New Year and Chinese New Year, you can plan a great gathering with family and friends without too much effort. Here's how!

18 December 2018

5 Family-Friendly Holiday Destinations To Visit With Your Parents

Family-friendly holiday destinations with activities based on convenience, ease of travel, safety and fun! Bringing your family on a holiday can be a breeze!

07 December 2018

How To Choose A Suitable Travel Insurance

Taking chances and skipping travel insurance to save a few bucks? Here's why getting the right travel insurance matters and how you can get the right one!

29 November 2018

Long Weekends for 2019: How To Maximise All The Public Holidays in Singapore

The number 9 is usually associated with longevity. For 2019, the symbolism couldn't be more appropriate as it matches the number of travel opportunities you get to enjoy a well-deserved break.

27 November 2018

Financial Psychology Quiz: Are You A Millionaire In The Making?

You just received a windfall of S$1 million, what will you do with it? Discover your secret financial persona through deciphering common, daily situations!

21 November 2018

5 Winter Travel Tips That’s Uniquely Singapore

Jetting off for a winter holiday this festive season? Be it Hokkaido or Iceland, we have 5 uniquely Singaporean travel tips that are essential for you to enjoy the cold!

16 November 2018

Drive Safe: 5 Dos and Don’ts of Using Your Smartphone On The Road

Is it legal to use your smartphone while driving? Here’s a list of 5 dos and don’ts to clear your doubts on road safety regulations in Singapore.

07 November 2018

Traditional vs Smart Home (Part 2)

In this part 2 of Traditional vs Smart Home, we continue to explore and compare traditional tools vs smart home devices in Singapore. Are these automated creature comforts worth its hefty costs?

01 November 2018

5 Reasons To Respect The Underrated Friend Zone

Unrequited love can be heart-breaking and we can all do away with the pain, but it is a necessity for self-growth. The same applies to the Friend Zone. It may not be as bad as you think, and here’s why!

30 October 2018

Things to Know About LTA New Regulations For PMDs

Being hit by a personal mobility device (PMD) is like being struck with a force that’s nine times of an average person’s punch. <span style="font-size: 1rem;">Read these latest PMD-related guidelines to stay safe on the path!</span>

25 October 2018

What Motorcycle Suits You and Your Personality?

From motorbikes that go fast and furious to your good ol’ reliable wheels, motorcycles of different styles channel different vibes. Take our quiz below to determine your true biker style!

18 October 2018

Easy Peasy Ways To Stay Motivated To Achieve Your Savings Goals

Trying to save is like trying to lose weight. To achieve savings goals, stay motivated with this easy 6-step motivation guide through your budget diet!

08 October 2018

Cycling In SG Quiz: Are You Breaking The Law?

Are you a cyclist in SG? Take our fun quiz on cycling rules and safety tips! Tiq Insurance also compares personal bikes Vs the bike-sharing system.

02 October 2018

Revealing Tiq Home Insurance – The Insider’s Story

There’s no place like home… and there’s no home protection plan like Tiq Home Insurance. Folllow us as we reveal the making of Tiq Home Insurance, which took root from a 2018 in-house consumer study on common household concerns.

26 September 2018

A Guide On Maximising Your Honeymoon Travel

Is honeymoon really a short period of doting between dating and debting? Newlyweds, <span style="font-size: 1rem;">here are some travel tips to get the best deals out of your romantic vacation while impressing your partner!</span>

25 September 2018

Retirement Ready: How Millennials Are Changing The Saving Game

Are millennials really spoilt and spendthrift? Let's take a look at how the younger generation are changing the saving game, so that they can retire in greater style. Infographic included.

05 September 2018

Mooncakes and Tea Pairing To Relish A Beautiful Mid-Autumn

A match made in TIQ, so you can have your mooncake and eat it, without a bloated stomach! Here’s the best tea and mooncakes pairing this Mid-Autumn reunion.

04 September 2018

Common Cyber Threats in Simple Human Language

Want to go safe online? Tech jargons give us headaches too! Learn six common cyber threats in simple human language and how you can reduce online risks.

31 August 2018

Term Life Insurance vs Mortgage Insurance

To protect our loved ones from unexpected debts, mortgage insurance or term life insurance are tools that we can consider. If you have been wondering which option to choose, read this article for further insights.

30 August 2018

Hiring a Part-Time Helper vs Foreign Domestic Worker in Singapore

Hiring a maid in Singapore to help with housework? Assess the pros and cons of a part-time helper or a foreign domestic worker before making your choice.

10 August 2018

What To Do In An Emergency When You Are Overseas?

Disasters like the Lombok earthquake hit close to home and call for precaution. Do these 13 things in case an emergency arises when you are overseas.

08 August 2018

Traditional vs Smart Home (Part 1)

Tiq Insurance looks into home essentials, and compares traditional tools vs smart home devices in Singapore. Is home automation worth its hefty costs?

02 August 2018

A Guide to Nostalgic Places In Singapore This National Day!

It’s our nation’s 53rd birthday! Check out these nostalgic local landmarks around Singapore with your family to learn and strengthen the roots of our being.

31 July 2018

You know how to save BUT…

“Where have my money gone”?! Do you find yourself wondering this at the end of the month? Well, you are not the only one.

17 July 2018

What is your travel personality?

Knowing your travel personality can help you to plan a good itinerary and choose the right travel partner. What sort of traveller are you?

17 July 2018

Things You Should Know About Travel Insurance And Claims Benefits

Etiqa Insurance reveals the less-known facts about travel insurance, claims and tips. Find answers to frequently-asked-questions that are not often answered.

17 July 2018

Stay Sane, Be Flexible: 5 Easy Yoga Poses & Apps To Get You Started

Yoga can keep you sane, just like the right home insurance in the event of a home emergency. Here are 5 easy yoga poses and apps to get you started.

17 July 2018

Rolling the Pineapple & Other Home Rituals For Good Wishes

Let a cat enter first, roll the pineapple, and replace the broom! These rituals are done to bless new homes and give peace of mind. Did you do any of these?

17 July 2018

Fire Safety 101: A Panic-Free Infographic To Battle Home Fires

A home safety infographic by Etiqa Insurance on fire statistics in Singapore and things to do if your home catches fire. Running is not the best idea.

08 July 2018

Direct Purchase Insurance (DPI) 101 – Are You Asking The Same Questions?

A young working adult gets her questions on Direct Purchase Life Insurance (DPI) answered by Etiqa. Helpful links and tools included.

08 July 2018

Have Kids Can Travel: 7 Fun Places To Visit This Holiday

Wanderlust shouldn’t be over when you have kids. Check out these useful travel tips and kid-friendly places that are less than 5 hours from Singapore!