Your wife is Indian, landlord won’t rent to you

Make a stand against rental racial discrimination with 99.co’s REGARDLESS-OF-RACE campaign My wife’s name is Roshni. It’s not hard to tell that she is Indian. She is a Singaporean, her favourite snack is popiah and her favourite fruit is durian. She is also the founder and CEO of theAsianparent. Late last year, when she was…

An apology and an appeal

About 24 hours ago, we were alerted by a user that one of our consultants, Sonny Truyen, demonstrated rude behaviour on a Facebook thread. (The thread has since been deleted by the moderator, but it can still be found on some forums. We won’t be reposting it here because of its offensive nature as well…

Bidding farewell to Landlord/Seller listings

Effective from 17th Nov 2015, as part of our continued efforts to make finding a home in Singapore a transparent and reliable experience, we have halted accepting and removed existing direct Landlord/Seller listings. We’re deeply sorry if this causes frustration. We’re doing this because we want to make sure that we offer the best possible…

99co GE2015 Special GRC constituencies mapped

Do Opposition GRC Properties Appreciate Less?

We’ve all heard the grumblings—opposition GRC Properties do not get developed as much, they’re upgraded less, they get fewer amenities, and the list goes on. If the grumblings were true—or even thought to be true—it may appear as if opposition constituencies (GRCs or SMCs) are less attractive as a residential area of choice, and thus may…

team, 99.co, launch party, awesome

The Hardest Position to Hire For – Entrepreneur Assistant

As the CEO of 99.co, one of the leading tech startups in Singapore, I’m hoping to make a very important hire ASAP. As with most companies, our team largely comprises of standard roles such as engineering, marketing, business development, and operations, which are filled through our regular hiring processes. There is, however, one position which defies…

How did the ALS campaign go Viral?

A Bucket of Ice Sets the Internet on Fire – how did the ALS campaign go viral?  The Ice Bucket Challenge is brilliant, even if it was accidentally so. It’s got all the elements right as a viral design; it’s so good it is worth studying. First – a formal definition of virality: Virality     →…

Darius Cheung delivers graduation speech to the 2014 NUS Electrical & Computer Engineering class at ECE Ceremony

Thoughts Shared in a Funny Hat

Thanks to my Alma Mater; I am grateful for the great privilege and honour of sharing a few thoughts with NUS’ 2014 graduating class of Electrical and Computer Engineering students. Below is the draft! Pro Chancellor Mr Po’ad Mattar, Distinguished Guests, Proud Parents, Ladies and Gentlemen — Good morning. To the graduating class of 2014 — Congratulations! You made it!…

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