Monday, January 5, 2015

Spacious Professional Seminar Room Rental at Best Lowest Price!

Looking for an ideal venue to conduct your training session in Singapore? SHRI Facilities Rental is the solution, we helps you save time and money at the same time! Conveniently located at just outside the CBD area, and easily accessible via MRT & public transport. We offer an attractive
rates of $40-$55 per hour. We have had a total of 8 newly renovated training rooms in March 2014 with seating capacities from 36 to 85 participants. Updated weekly on room traffic.

7 Reasons Why Choosing SHRI Rental Facilities

1) We are not just a room rental company but a HR professional institute.

The Singapore Human Resources Institute (SHRI) is the only not-for-profit professional HR body in Singapore, representing over 3,000 human resource professionals. Founded in 1965, SHRI is committed to promulgating and maintaining high standards of professionalism in human resource management and development. We were around for a long time and conducted numerous
academy courses, professional training, memberships events and activities with these training rooms. Being newly renovated recently our training rooms will give user a better confidence for running their programmes.

2) We run daily maintenance on our rooms and facilities.

As a professional institution at Bizsafe level 3, we had had training officers, cleaners that run the daily training coordination and facilities area maintenance. We had fire exit door map in classroom for learner's instruction in case of fire mishap emergency. Our staffs had been participated in fire drill movements once a year. Fire extinguisher can be found within our training facilities. CCTV installed at corridor areas for safety and monitoring.

3) We are only asking a fraction of the cost!

SHRI offers the public user one of the best lowest rates compared to many room rental companies. You can take advantage of even lower room rental rate by signing up as our SHRI members!  Please check below table for our rates breakdown. If you are unconvinced, you may choose to do you
own research by keying in to google search. You will see a lists of seminar room rental providers in Singapore. Some of them were virtual office providers with office/ seminar room rental facilities. You may need to pay a monthly subscription fee to use their facilities. Some are offering a cost of between $49 to $200 for their seminar room rental. Hidden cost varies. SHRI is offering our seminar/ training rooms with minimum class size of 36 pax to maximum of 85 pax.

Our Rates: Weekdays: Only $55.00/ hour. Weeknight & Weekend: $70.00/hour.

With SHRI Memberships:
Weekdays: Only $40.00/ hour. Weeknight & Weekend: Only $55.00/hour.

*Interested in finding out SHRI Memberships?
Check out our new marketing blog: 

4) Our venue is at centralise location

Our location is at 2 Serangoon Road The Verge
(formerly known as Tekka Mall) Level 6 Singapore 218227

We are outside of CBD area.
Only 5 mins walk from Little India MRT Station

Professional Seminar Room Rental at Best Lowest Price!

venue to conduct your training session in Singapore

SHRI Facilities Rental Singapore

5) Our 8 rooms are newly renovated recently in 2014!

SHRI Facilities had done a major renovation in March 2014 in furnishing new chairs, improving carpets, wall structures, ceiling improvements, standardise the layout and pattern to professionally graphic standards. Stronger air-conditional. Designed to satisfy and further improve confidence of users both to the event organiser, visitors and candidates.

Check out room pictures at

6) We are available to assist you in your special seating arrangements.

You can chose to do your own setup in your booking room prior to your event. The cost is FOC.(free-of-charge) or you can request our services to help you to arrange your classroom setting at a minimum fee.

7) Customer Service

Our experience staff has the experience and expertise to assist you of your end to end needs in training and the type/ size/ design of the training room you are looking for.

Keen to Book a Room Now? - Use Our Easy Reservation Online Booking! Our 5-steps Reservation Process is designed to be quick, easy and

Simply bookmark and visit us often at

Have a great day!

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Best happy hours in Singapore has an app now

I have recently written a blog post about HappyHour Singapore, a blog that aggregates the best happy hours in Singapore in a single place so you do not miss the next best deal if you follow the site regularly. At the end of the post, I have mentioned that a "Singapore Happy Hour App" will be very handy because it can provide notifications on the phone and you would not miss a happy hour when you do not visit the site for a while.

This app concept was probably already in the line when I wrote the article because now HappyHour Singapore has an app. Happy Hour SG - The Best Bars App is available in Google Play (currently only Android version is available but iOS version is on its way). Although the app offers tons of happ hour deals nearby, what we have here is a lot more than just a simple happy hour finder: Happy Hour SG - The Best Bars App is probably the best directory of bars in Singapore and is a must have for Singapore night life.

More than 500 bars and restaurants in Singapore with the available happy hour deals are in the database. You do not only get a very nice search facility which finds the bar for your taste and choice, it also has all the details such as location, opening hour and contact information. The application is map integrated so you can easily find your way around and plan your next pub crawl.

Map integrated Happy Hour SingaporeThe Best Bars App offers a very detailed database of bars in Singapore in a very accessible format.
The application also makes it very easy to find the best happy hours promotions in Singapore. So if you are living in Singapore (or visiting in Singapore) and you go out for night life, this is one of the must have apps in Singapore.

You can install the application to your Android phone here.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Frugal living in Singapore

Singapore is expensive and a difficult place to live frugal. On the other hand since it is expensive, it is important to live frugal in Singapore. If you live here long enough and are not on a fat expat package, you will (be forced to ) find ways to live frugal in Singapore. But for new comers, I have compiled a short list of money saving tips for new comers:

Rent the smallest possible place  - A new comer to Singapore usually rents. And thanks to his/her friendly property agent or the places he looks first (i.e. expats in Singapore web sites) they over-rent. If you are single and do not need a lot of space, you can rent a room instead of a whole house.

Rent public house not a condo - Thanks to the run down conditions of central public houses and lack of experience combined with the shyness of being in a new country, many also tend to rent a condo unit or room. Indeed, many new comers do not know that they can rent in public housing estates with a valid work pass. There are many very good HDB's in Singapore which comes with usually 60% rental price of the cheapest condo. You can basically rent a 1,000 sqft, 4 room, less than 10 years old HDB flat instead of squeezing yourself in a condominium studio (HDB 4 room flat in most cases will be cheaper).

Cook your own food - Do not follow the "eat-out" culture of Asia too long. Cooking at home is still much cheaper than eating in food courts and in most cases it is much healthier (although food courts are hygienic because of high cost of business in Singapore they tend to use the cheapest of the oil and not the best of the ingredients).

Shop online - Retail rent is expensive and brick-and-mortar shops will fully pass it to you. In the past decade you could be able to find everything online such as Amazon (free ships to Singapore), Lazada, Zalora, QOO10. This item is here because a significant number of us comes from countries where online shopping is relatively underdeveloped and unreliable. In Singapore, it is developed and usually reliable.

This is a short money savings tips list for frugal living in Singapore for new comers.
Do not smoke - Smoking kills and in Singapore it also burns your pocket. If you are smoking, this is a great place to stop it. Seriosly, I have seen many people stopped smoking in Singapore and indeed I am one of them.

Eat less meat - This is not only healthy, it is also quite cheap because the meat, especially the beef, comes from Australia and is expensive here.

Number 1 site in Singapore for education - Learning Courses

Most of us almost never think of further education in Singapore after we graduate from the main stream schools. Life usually weights in with its responsibilities such as a demanding job and family. Laziness also kicks in with the difficulty of finding a suitable something to do in the later years.

Most of us also think that after education courses are expensive, time consuming and difficult to find. But this is usually not the case. There are many further education courses in many areas and with short course hours. They also do not cost arms and legs. There are many cooking classes, dancing lessons, yoga sessions and arts classes falling into this category. Yes, you may have thought of a long term night class or online university for further education but now as the parent of yourself, you can take many small classes to learn something new, have a new hobby or even to learn something to start your side business.

Courses are everywhere but it requires some search to find them. In Singapore for example just googling gives many course ideas but plain google search is not refined enough. There is a better option though : Learning Courses web site. Learning Courses is the biggest directory of courses in Singapore and lists many courses such as Cooking classes, Dancing lessons, Photography courses, Professional Diplomas, Computer Classes, Coffee Brewing sessions, Make Up courses, Google Adwords, Marketing events, SEO courses, Golf lessons, Yoga sessions, Photoshop courses, Swimming lessons, Arts classes and many others.

Learning Courses does not offer these courses directly. Instead it is a listing for the courses. If you are also conducting a course in Singapore and want to list it in this directory, you can simply go to the web page and submit a new course.

Search for courses in Singapore
Learning Courses is Singapore's number 1 site for education.
In short, has got every kind of course listed out there. From baking to diplomas to photography to yoga classes. Just name a course in Singapore and you will probably find one there. What I suggest is also scroll through the courses without any filter to find a new and interesting course which you may have never thought of but would love to have. 

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Hokey Pokey Playground in Singapore

The Seletar Mall has just opened its doors and made Senkang area a little more colorful. Last week when we were walking in B1 level of the mall, we have realized that there is a nice playground for young kids. Next day my wife took our 22 months old daughter to there and since then our daughter has been there 3 times.

This new playground named Hokey Pokey is for kids below 6 years old. There are a lot of toys and nice slides with ball pools for the kids to play safely. One of the best thing about it is that there are not a lot of big kids to knock your little one down while running around :)

The company is the brainchild of 5 Singapore mothers who looked for suitable toddler gyms in Singapore but at the end they could not find the perfect one. Luckily instead of only complaining about these places like rest of us, they have decided to create the dream place for the toddler.

Monday to Friday, it is unlimited entry and 26 SGD for non-members and 16 SGD for members. We decided to bring our daughter more often so we have paid 56 SGD for 1 year membership. In weekends each entry is limited to 2 hours.

Unlike some other playgrounds we have tried in Singapore, Hokey Pokey playground is quite safe so I can simply let her run around while sitting somewhere inside or just outside, The place is also rich with toys and there are two small pianos for the young ones two play.

Hokey Pokey currently has two playgrounds in Singapore, one is in Millenia Walk and the other one is in Senkang. We have heard that Millenia Walk is bigger so we will give it a try this weekend.

Hokey Pokey playground is a very nice toddler gym and offers a very safe environment with lots of toys.
You can visit this Singapore playground's website at Hokey Pokey Playground. There is also a Hokey Pokey Facebook page.  

Saturday, November 22, 2014

NorthPark Residences Singapore

A very popular condominium type for the past few years is integrated development projects where the residential condominium units sit on top of a shopping mall. This allows the home owners to access many shops, supermarkets, dinning and entertainment establishments easily while keeping relatively peaceful enviroment elevated high on the ground. For investors, units in these developments are also quite attractive because they are very popular and convenient for tenants.

One such condominium project is the upcoming NorthPark Residences in Yishun central. The 13 floor, 12 block property project will sit on the top of upcoming NorthPoint City, the second shopping mall in Singapore. And more over, it will be also right next to the existing NorthPoint Shopping center. The Yishun MRT Station and bus interchange will also be walking distance away.

The suburban location is great as the Yishun MRT Station on the Red Line (North South MRT Line) offers direct access to Singapore's Central Business District and the suburban location offers a peaceful place to live. 99 years leasehold condominium North Park Residences will receive its TOP (Temporary Occupation Permit) in 2018. The Yishun condo will have 12 blocks with 920 units ranging from Studio (430 sqft) to 5 bedroom (1,431 sqft). A 50 meter lap pool, gym, hot spa, water cabana and dinning lounge will be some of the facilities the development offers.

For those who own their own car, major expressways like CTE/SLE and the upcoming North-South Expressway are very accessible.
NorthPark Residences condominium project will sit on the top of upcoming
Yishun shopping mall, NorthPoint City.
Northpoint Residences Launch Soon. To learn more about this exiting Singapore condominium and integrated development project. you can visit North Park Residences & North Point City page  on

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Courses in Singapore - Learning Courses Directory

Are you planning to take up a new skill, socialize more or simply bored? Then you should start to taking up a course where you can have some meaningful time. But if you are planning to do so, do not start "googling" around or look for advertisements in the magazines and newspaper. There is a better way : a directory of courses in Singapore, Learning Courses.

Learning Courses is Singapore’s No. 1 site for learning new courses. It offers the largest collection of courses in Singapore. From cooking, dancing, photography, tailor, knitting, computer, coffee brewing, make up to Google Adwords, marketing, golf, yoga, photoshop, survival, hat making, pottery, self defense. You name it and you will probably find is here! The site indeed aims to be a place where you can find all courses in Singapore.

All the courses are listed with details like the address, price as well as topics covered. There are many type of courses listed : from professional level courses with thousands of dollars fees to short and hobby-type courses for a few hundred Singapore dollars. For example, there is a "Diploma in Wellness + SPA Management" course for 8,239 SGD as well as a 25 SGD "Sushi Bento Course for Kids". So if you are looking for a serious career training or an opportunity for your child to have fun and learn something, this is the address to look at.

Courses in Singapore - Learning Courses Directory
Learning Courses is a directory of courses in Singapore where you can find many courses ranging
from professional career classes to small hobby sessions.
If you are providing a course and want to list it here, you can also submit a course to make it more accessible. Learning Courses Singapore is at You can also follow them in Facebook at Learning Courses Facebook Page.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Find the best happy hours in Singapore

In Singapore dinning and winning can be very expensive especially if the winning part is a bigger portion of your night out. To maximize the pleaseure per value, I usually try to follow up the happy hours. But I was doing this the old fashioned way; subscribing to mailing lists of favorite venues, regularly checking different venues and simply googling "happy hour in Singapore" to fish for happy hours.

If you are following this route the chances are that you will miss many great happy hour offers. I even missed the ones I get in mails because they simply may hide behind a lot of mails. Not any more (there is a reason I use past tense :)).

I discovered HappyHour Singapore, a blog that has entries about happy hours in Singapore. if you are looking for a great bar to go out and look for a great deal for dinning and winning in Singapore, you should definitely visit the site. This way you will not miss a promo of your favorite bar again and save dollars. Plus, you will also have a chance to discover great places for a night out in Singapore.

HappyHour Singapore has a simple and easy to use design. Each happy hour is an entry where you will find information about the bar, location and the happy hour deal.

Find the best happy hours in Singapore
Find the best happy hours in Singapore
HappyHour Singapore is at You can also follow them on Facebook at Happy Hour Singapore Facebook page. The blog is updated frequently so you should check frequently for the deals. An app and at least a mailing list would be handy so you would get notifications about the latest deals.

UPDATE : HappyHours Singapore now has a very nice app which allows you to find the happy hour deals as well as the best bars in Singapore.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Introduction to Qlik Sense in Singapore

Business Intelligence and Data Visualization software provider Qlik has recently introduced its brand new product, Qlik Sense, and as a Qlik partner, Knowledge Management Solutions is starting a series of apps build events in the upcoming months to introduce this exiting new product.

Known as "Build Your First Data Visualization Dashboard in half-day", this 4 hours free Qlik Sense introduction offers a hands-on experience with this new self-service Business Intelligence solution. Qlik Sense free desktop application will be used in the session so there is not license cost at all.

The apps build session is on 14th November 2014 between 10:00 AM and 14:00 PM and will cover a hands-on session where you will build your first Qlik Sense Business Intelligence Dashboard with a Qlik Sense expert. See below for details and to register.

Build Your First Data Visualization Dashboard in half-day!
Data Analytics with Qlik Sense

You are invited to join Knowledge Management Solutions Pte Ltd for Data visualization by Qlik Sense Desktop Session.

The hands-on approach allows you to build a Qlik Sense application that integrates real data from several different sources and presents it in dashboards, analyses and reports.  Qlik Sense Business Intelligence dashboards allow organizations to analyze data quickly.  Its intuitive user interface means there’s no need for canned reports, dashboard widgets, or templates to get started. Through Qlik Sense’s disruptive, in-memory associative approach, business users have experiences unprecedented success and satisfaction.

Qlik Sense
Who should attend?
Business people, General Managers, Analysts, Operations Managers, IT Managers, HR Managers, Finance Managers, Marketing Managers, Sales Managers, Service Managers, etc.

What you will learn during the hands-on session:
You will build your first Qlik Sense Business Intelligence Dashboard.

This training will be provided by our key consultants who on average have more than 15 years of experience in Business Intelligence and Analytics.

Seats are limited hence we encourage you to register early to secure your seat(s).

Date: 14th November 2014 (Let us know if this date does not work for you. We will inform you for the next event).
Time: 10 am to 2 pm (registration starts at 9:45 am)

Venue:  1091 Lower Delta Road #03-01/02 Singapore 169202
1. Introduction to Qlik Sense Business Intelligence
2. Create your Business Intelligence Application with Qlik Sense
Tea Break
3. Data extraction from different sources
4. Data modeling
5. Design of graphs and charts
6. Build your advanced dashboard (Analytics and Reporting)

If you would like to join us kindly send an email to with your name, designation, company, and official email and phone details or click below to register.

Qlik Sense has been launched on September 17th 2014 a few months after its free desktop application was released. Qlik Sense is built on the QIX Associative Data Indexing engine, the second generation of Qlik’s proven and patented engine technology. Associative data engine leaves data associations to Qlik Sense platform which frees users from IT stuff like writing queries or connecting filters and charts with each other. On top of this, Qlik Sense also offers a drag-and-drop application development environment which allows business users to develop their small to medium size BI applications without relying too much on it.

Below you can watch an introduction video.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Top Things Needed by a Successful Entrepreneur

Everyone’s favourite line is to succeed. People exist not only to live but to achieve the peak of their triumphs. Like business men, investors, or entrepreneur they chose to be in the business industry not only they want it but because they want to earn more money.

To be a successful person will not be easily given in your hands, unless you are already successful since birth. Even if you are successful or not, you still have to be more equipped with knowledge in the business strategies. As part of progressing world, you should also be productive as a business entrepreneur. Some of the business experts suggest providing your business with online networking that can accommodate online users of customers.

Top Things Needed by a Successful Entrepreneur
Top Things Needed by a Successful Entrepreneur
The top 3 things needed by every entrepreneur are the following:

1. Logo - if you want your business to be easily recognized it will be important to design your logo. It is a symbol or graphic mark typically used by different companies, corporations, or a single entity to have public acknowledgment. There are several types of logo you can decide on using.

Emblem – it is a type of logo design wherein the logo covers the name of company inside the design. Some of well-known companies use this type.

Iconic or symbolic way – it embodies the company in a very simple and bold style. Specifically, it is in an abstract form. Most of the companies use simple logo that can easily be recognized.
Letter Mark-mostly the letter marks is printed. The use of symbol can identify the company by means of using brand or company’s initials. Some of the business owners prefer to use this type of logo to make the name shorter.

Combination Mark – this type of logo is a combination of symbolic or iconic manner and word mark type. They give the brand name as well as their symbol altogether.

Word Mark – this one of the most creative ways that can give the right spell of the name of brand or company.

2. Name Card - contains not only with one type of card but all the business cards. It has a smaller size that contains name of the owner or company and other contact information. Name card may differ in some features depending on the company’s choice of design and style.

3. Website - it can be in a simplest or most complex manner. It plays a crucial role in every individual who are using different online sites. It provides you to be in the different sites. It is one factor that a businessman should comply. Website has more advantage to link with other people who can probably one of your clients. It is the best way to have access with other networking sites that may help you for the progress of your business.

If you are an entrepreneur who wants to easily succeed, you have to consider those 3 important things. Do not wait for the time you might lose your business, start working with your business logo, name cards and websites. For the assurance of your expenses, look for a professional company that can give you their most effective and expert both in web and graphic designing.

"Top Things Needed by a Successful Entrepreneur" is originally published at make8nice’s Blog.