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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 […]

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 […]

Interview with Ms Deirdre Goh – The Successful Integration of Family Values and Business

How To Pass Down An Inheritance

Persis Hoo (Business Development Director) caught up with Ms Deirdre Goh, a power woman that is successful both on the work front and at home, to find out her secrets to successfully integrating family values passed down from her grandfather with her family’s real estate business. PH: Tell us more about your journey from starting […]

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 […]

The Legacy of Alfred Nobel

alfred nobel side profile

Every year, the Nobel Prize is awarded “to those who, during the preceding year, shall have conferred the greatest benefit on mankind.” Extracted from the will of Alfred Nobel himself dated 27 November 1895, this document has resulted in 609 Nobel Prizes awarded to 975 people and organisations from 1901 to 2021. A Swedish chemist, […]

Interview with Georgie Lee – Insights from a Christian Business and Family Enthusiast

Georgie Lee is the current National President of Gatekeepers Singapore. He had an illustrious career for the past 50 years in journalism, stockbroking and investment banking. Not only has he attained success in the various sectors he has worked in, he is also passionate about mentoring and passing on his wisdoms to the next generation […]

Interview with Steve Tan – Family and Business Exemplar

Persis Hoo (heritance’s Business Development Director) chatted with Steve Tan (not his real name) to learn about his views towards passing down of values in his business and family. A former medical doctor turned Chairman and CEO of a public listed company, Steve has been in the business for more than 30 years. PH: Tell […]