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Why is it Important to Review your Will?

Why is it important to review your Will

People often think that writing a will is a once-in-a-lifetime event. We either procrastinate and leave will-writing to the end of our lifetime, or write a Will once and forget about it. However, did you know it is crucial to review your will? Milestones in life may render your Will revoked, such as remarriage. However, […]

Protect Your Joint Assets With heritance

A recent Straits Times article commented on a recent landmark ruling by the Singapore Court of Appeal regarding joint tenancy. When a property is held in joint tenancy, it means that the co-owner has the automatic right to inherit the property (the law of survivorship) upon the death of the other co-owner. However, the recent case […]

Don’t just take photos – make memories

A recent article by CNA  is a thought piece on how the modern generation takes and stores so many photos (thousands in a typical person’s phone), that photography has become “less about remembering something and more about creating a visual archive of almost everything.” The article also mentions that because we have created so many […]

Writing A Will, What Do You Need to Prepare?

Family Values For Inheritance

To many, writing a Will is not the top priority when finance or family planning matters come into play. As Singaporeans, we always plan – our journey to financial freedom, the steps needed for success or even simply the pathway to your neighbourhood Kopitiam. So, why do we not plan for the only certainty in […]

What is a Memory Time Capsule?

Digital Memories

Traditionally, Time Capsules are buried under the soil in sturdy containers. They commemorate significant milestones and reminders of individual hopes for the future. I recently participated in a heritage tour at the National Gallery Singapore. I uncovered the Time Capsule contents buried under the foundation stone due for retrieval in 3000. Would anyone remember the […]

The Importance of a Family Constitution

Family Values For Inheritance

You have probably heard of the constitution that governs a nation. In the political world, a constitution is drafted to define the bedrock and set the parameters of the governance of a nation. What about a family constitution? It isn’t all that different. A family constitution lists down a set of guidelines and principles that […]

What are the Different Roles in a Will?

Digital Memories

You might have probably come across multiple scenes in movies that illustrate the following – the family gathers around in a library to hear the reading of a will after the death of a member. Someone, usually a lawyer, takes out a stack of papers from his briefcase to start the session, declaring a set […]

Quick Guide to the Different Types of Wills

quick guide to different types of wills

Possibly life-changing, the will is one of the most important documents that you need to have. This article is a quick and simple guide to all you need to know about wills. What is a will and why do you need it? It is a document that encompasses your instructions and wishes on how you […]

The Future of Singapore’s Hawker Heritage in the hands of Millennials

Maxwell Food Centre, a hawker center located in Singapore’s Chinatown neighborhood,

Maxwell Food Centre, Singapore (Photo by EQRoy on Shutterstock) The hawker culture in Singapore is a powerful thread that connects Singaporeans to their past, better than other tangible heritage icons such as the National Library or the National Theatre. Every Singaporean would have grown up eating at hawker centres, and many tourists visit hawker centres […]

Why is it Important to Know our Heritage?

Jurong Lake Gardens (Photo by Lhu Shi Hui on Unsplash) Many things are essential for our progress in life, such as having enough resources or opportunities. While these are indeed crucial, we introduce a vital but often forgotten element – our heritage. Many parents hold high hopes for their children to succeed by providing them […]