The Best Visual Novels for Beginners

Visual novels are interactive video games that borrow elements from comics and stop motion animation. These games rely heavily on text and the outcome is affected by the choices you make. It’s complete with voice acting, background music, and sound effects. It’s not unusual for a visual novel to have more than two resolutions to the stories called routes. You interact with other characters and participate in creating the story by choosing among the possible paths.

Visual novels can easily take up hours of gameplay and more especially if you want to unlock all the possible endings. The following games are good entry points into the genre.

Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc

The player controls the character Makoto Naegi. He and several others are trapped in a string of killings at Peak Academy with the other students. The player has to investigate the events to find the killer.

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

Rookie defense lawyer Phoenix Wright has to defend his clients accused of crimes. He has to beat the prosecution lawyer Miles Edgeworth. The player has to win a total of five different cases.

Steins;Gate

Love time travel? The game features the students who developed new technology so that they can change the past. The characters attempt to change the future by making multiple trips. The player will take on the role of the mad Rintarou Okabe.

Katawa Shoujo

The game tells the story of five disabled characters. The player takes on the role of Hisao Nakai. The player will help Hisao to try to cope with his condition as he meets the students of Yamaku High School for the disabled.

Rewrite

Kotarou Tennouji has powers and he uses this to unlock the mystery behind his five supernatural schoolmates. His meddling placed him in the middle of a fight between summoners and their familiars.

Kara no Shoujo
In the game, the player controls Reiji who investigates a string of mysterious crimes that the police cannot solve. He has to make sense of all the evidences he has collected in the crime scenes.

Umineko no Naru Koro ni

Eighteen people trapped in a remote island try to survive for two days by avoiding the mysterious murderer. The player has to figure out who is the culprit and if it’s even human at all.

Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors
Part of the Zero Escape series, this game features student Junpei who was taken by unknown people and then forced to play against eight other individuals. The Nonary Game placed the participants in a sinking ship where they have to complete puzzles to survive.

The Best Mini Games in Video Games

Oftentimes, it’s not the main story mode that makes a game addictive. It’s those side quests and mini games that come with the package. These pleasant distractions could take hours of your playing time if you’re tired of chasing villains or when you’re stuck with a boss fight.

Here are the 9 best mini games in video games.

Blitzball in Final Fantasy X

This mini game is introduced when you reach Luca. You can play the game by accessing the save sphere. Blitzball is a combination of like basketball and soccer. The attributes of each player will determine if you can successfully pass, shoot, and block.

Desmond’s Journey in Assassin’s Creed: Revelations

You can access this mini game on Animus Island and by collecting at least 5 animus fragments to enter the first pillar. It is divided into 5 levels where Desmond Miles has to go through rooms by manipulating blocks. It’s like a big puzzle game.

Liar’s Dice in Red Dead Redemption

One of the gambling activities in Red Dead Redemption is Liar’s Dice. This can be accessed after you complete the “Man is Born Unto Trouble” mission. The goal is to best other players using a cup and 5 six-sided dice. To start the game, all the participants will choose who should bid first.

Pipe Hacking in BioShock

You can interact with machines found in the game to open locks and safes or hack security devices. To complete the hacking, you have to clear a mini-game involving pipes. You can also buy out or use auto-hack if you don’t wanna play, but where’s the fun in that?

Fishing in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

This mini game is accessed at the hut near a fishing pond in Lake Hylia. You have to rent a fishing rod to start catching. There are rewards waiting for the best catcher.

Gwent in The Witcher III

This card game can stand on its own. To begin, you will be given 37 cards in your inventory. There are four deck types available. Each three-round game begins with a coin flip and 10 random cards.

Space Harrier in Shenmue

Space Harrier is one of the several mini games in Shenmue. The mini arcade game lets you control Harrier in a 3D shooter setting. Use Harrier’s cannon to defeat other creatures and avoid obstacles at the same time. Each level is complete with a boss fight.

QUB3D in GTA 4

This arcade mini game can be accessed in 4 locations throughout Liberty City. The goal is to move blocks to form a group of four or more blocks. The blocks will move faster as you progress through higher levels.

Nine and Six Men’s Morris in Assassin’s Creed 3

These board games are slightly more difficult than Checkers and Fanorona, both found in the game too. The objective is to remove your opponent’s pieces by forming a column or row of 3 of your own pieces.

Weight Loss Guide Using Aloe Vera

We all know that aloe vera works wonders in treating cuts and wounds, but did you know that the said miracle plant could also be an effective tool for weight loss? People looking for quick weight loss remedies often turn to herbal products such as those with aloe extract. Although it’s often bitter in taste, using aloe vera is an all-natural weight loss option that you can easily try even at home.

How Aloe vera Works on Weight Loss

If you want to look slim and stay in shape, then aloe vera can do miracles for you. Aloe vera gel Singapore and juice works as a natural antioxidant, and therefore hinders the growth of free radicals in the body. Listed below are the ways on how aloe vera aids in weight loss.

    Laxative Effect – Aloe vera aids in weight loss with its laxative effect. Consuming aloe vera regularly treats constipation and keeps the stomach healthy. However, you should first consult a health expert before taking this miracle plant since it can result to inflammation if consumed in large quantities. Also, long-term use of laxatives to lose weight could interfere with your bowel function and cause dependence on laxatives in order to have bowel movements.

    Increased Metabolism – As per the reports of Singapore health experts, drinking aloe vera juice increases one’s metabolism. Consuming it regularly aids in achieving higher metabolism rate, thereby contributing to weight loss.

    Detoxification – Aside from losing weight, taking aloe vera gel from Singapore or juice also helps in detoxifying the body. The aloe extract positively affects the digestive system and cleanses the body, which in turn results to weight loss.

Aloe Vera Extract and Body Fat

An animal study conducted by researchers and health experts showed a potential for the plant sterols found in aloe vera to enhance body composition. The study showed obese rats that were injected with sterols had lower abdominal fat levels after 35 days compared to those who were not given plant sterols. Scientists believed that this effect may also occur in people.

A preliminary research conducted last September 2013 then found that people with diabetes who took aloe vera gel Singapore complex for eight weeks lost more body fat and weight than those who were not given the supplement. However, larger long-term studies are still needed to verify these results.

Aloe Vera Weight Loss Benefits

    Increases Energy. Aloe vera is a great drink and supplement to take every morning as it cleanses the digestive system and gives infinite amounts of energy to the body. Its collagen and protein content is what makes the body work harder to burn fats, thus making it a great muscle development and weight loss solution. This is what also makes aloe vera juice an excellent pre-workout beverage to help you keep going all day long.

    Better Weight Management. Since aloe vera is known to help decrease blood sugar levels, it helps sugar in slowly entering the cells without being stored as fat. Other than that, the miracle plant also aids in keeping your blood sugar level balanced, thereby keeping you fuller longer.

    Promotes Weight Loss. Aloe vera is loaded with B vitamins that support the metabolism and supress appetite and fat storage. With the amount of energy the miracle plant gives our body, some Singapore health experts believe that simply ingesting it is equivalent to doing a number of workouts each week.

    Cleanses the Body. The gel found in the plant is known as a natural laxative that allows the body to use lesser energy from food since it’s quickly eliminated. By preventing build-ups in colon and expelling waste, you’re able to prevent potential weight gain.

    Fills Body with Nutrients. When you’re in a diet, it’s quite easy to not receive all the vitamins your body needs. By drinking or ingesting aloe vera, however, you’ll be feeding your system with niacin, folic acid, and vitamins A, C, E, B1, B2, B6 and B12. Of course, you can’t forget the energy it gives to help you burn those fats away.

Potential Side Effects

Aloe vera is often termed as a miracle plant, as it helps our body in various ways. However, the said miracle plant also has its fair share of side effects and some of it are as follows:

    • Increased aloe vera juice or gel intake could result to dehydration, stomach cramps, and even diarrhoea.
    • If you have a low blood pressure, it’s best to avoid or stop consuming the plant’s extract as it further brings down the blood pressure.
    • Kids, pregnant women, and breastfeeding moms should also avoid consuming aloe vera juice and gel.
    • Itching, rashes and allergic reaction can also be experienced after consuming aloe vera
    People who are allergic to garlic, onions and tulip may also experience allergic reactions when drinking or taking aloe vera juice and gel.

Other Contraindications and Risks

While aloe vera helps in losing weight, some reports show that long-term use of oral aloe results to hepatitis or increases one’s cancer risk. Aloe juice and gel might also interact with other medications and increase bleeding risk during surgery. Other than that, ingesting the plant’s extract is also believed to cause thyroid problems. Because of these potential risks, health experts recommend avoiding oral aloe vera most especially for pregnant women.

Drinking aloe vera juice, or taking its gel form, is an effective weight loss option. However, you should first consult your doctor to know if there any recommended dosages, or if taking the said miracle plant poses any threat on your health.

Squeaky Clean: How to Keep Sneakers in Tiptop Shape

 

Even the most careful of us still get stains on those sneakers. Keeping them clean is part of your overall look. Dirty sneakers could ruin your outfit. If cleaning your sneakers seem like a load of work or you don’t have enough time, there are shoe cleaning shops all over Singapore. For those who prefer to hand wash their sneakers, here’s a step by step guide on how to remove those stains and dirt.

  1. Follow instructions as indicated. Check instructions on how to clean your shoes. It is not recommended to machine wash your sneakers unless indicated by the label. Hand-washing your sneakers is your safest bet. Take note of what chemicals, especially soaps, you should avoid. Some sneakers are made from rubber, leather or canvas. Each of these materials can be cleaned in different ways.

 

  1. Gather the materials for cleaning. To hand-wash your sneakers you will need water, brush, rags, paper towels, detergent or soap, and a basin or bucket. You might need a leather cream for leather sneakers. Check the market for soaps or detergents designed for cleaning sneakers. Make sure to keep in mind the material your sneakers are made of

 

  1. Remove the shoelaces and insoles. The shoelaces and insoles can be cleaned separately. The most recommended is to use warm water, soap and soft brush to scrub the dirt off. There are different opinions on what soap to use. Just avoid using bleach and use mild detergent instead. You can machine wash the shoelaces as long as you separate the white from colored shoelaces.

  1. Remove dirt and stains with brush. Mix mild soap with water. You may use an old toothbrush, sponge, soft-bristled brush or cloth to scrub off the dirt on the surface of your sneakers. A circular motion of the brush is recommended. Apply more pressure for stains that are hard to remove. Clean the insides of the sneakers using the same method.

 

  1. Rinse with clean water then air dry. Rinse your sneakers thoroughly by taking care to remove excess water or moisture. Do not place your sneakers in the dryer. Open out the sneakers to let the insides dry faster, but don’t place them under the direct heat of the sun. To help keep their shape, some people recommend stuffing paper towels inside. This will also help in drying them faster. Shoelaces and insoles should also be air-dried.

 

  1. Replace shoelaces and insoles when dry. Make sure that everything is dry before replacing the shoelaces and insoles. It usually takes a day or more for your sneakers to dry. If not dried properly, your sneakers will leave a bad odor. There are touch-ups you can do if there are still stains visible on your sneakers, especially white sneakers.

 

  1. Apply cream on leather sneakers. If your sneakers are mostly made of leather, use leather cream to polish them. Make sure you’re using the right cream color that matches the material. Use cloth to polish the leather in a circular motion. If your sneakers are made of suede, there are also products specifically made for cleaning the fabric.

Finding the Right Artist’s Paint Brush for You

 

The artist paint brush you need will depend on the paint you will use and the details of your subject. Acrylic and oils need brushes that can hold a lot of paint. For watercolor, brushes don’t need to hold a lot of paint because the subject has to be painted lightly.

Brushes can be classified in three ways; materials, sizes and shapes.

 

Materials

There are two types of materials from which the brush is made of, natural and synthetic. Natural paint brushes are made from one of the following materials: sable, hog, camel, squirrel ox, goat or pony hair. Synthetic brushes are made of nylon or polyester. Some brushes have both natural and synthetic bristles or hair.

 

Sizes

Paint brushes have numbers indicating the size. There is no universal standard for such numbers however, and the sizes may vary among different brands.

 

Shapes

The shape of the brushes make it easier to paint details of your subject. Some brushes were made to hold more paint while others are for placing precise details that can’t be achieved by other brushes. There are a lot of lists of paint brushes but they can be classified into seven categories. The following is the list of the seven most common shapes.

 

  • Round may have a pointed or round tip ideal for painting details and lines. The rounded tip is for thick strokes while the pointed tip is used for delicate strokes. Liner is a type of round, narrow brush which has longer hairs to carry more paint.

 

  • Flat can hold a lot of paint and is used for bold and fine lines. It has a square end. One type, wash, is used for painting in large areas. It can absorb a lot paint.

 

  • Fan is a flat brush that is used for effects like washes, feathering and blending.

 

  • Filbert is a flat brush that has a rounded edge ideal for painting leaves and soft edges. The dagger brush for example tapers to one side.

  • Bright is a flat brush with shorter hairs ideal for strokes that need a lot of color.

 

  • Slanted is a brush with hairs that are angled. It makes for great control when painting thin lines. One type is the angled brush which can hold less paint and is perfect for shading.

 

  • Mop is a type of round brush that has a thin tip used for painting in large areas. Example is the hake used for painting on large surfaces.

 

  • Others like the bamboo brush is used mostly for watercolors and calligraphy. Stippler may be flat or round and is used dry for stippling (painting dots). Stencil brush is used for dry stencils. The palette knife is used for scraping and applying paint like brushes. Toothbrushes are also used for effects. House painting brushes are used to apply paint quickly on a large surface.

Knowing which brush to use will make your work easier, but achieving a satisfying painting ultimately comes down to the execution of the work.

Helping Toddlers to Sleep: Knowing the Signs of Exhaustion

 

Sleep is crucial in our early development. If you have kids, it is important that while they are young, they appreciate the value of sleep but sometimes it is hard to put them to sleep. If they are already asleep but heard them cry or call out, putting them back to sleep is a lot harder. You have to know that there are physical and emotional factors that cause their “wakefulness”.

If putting the kid to sleep is hard, parents worry. Sometimes because of the external pressure and tiredness, parents are forced to discipline in hard measures just so the kid will sleep through. Toddlers need understanding and kindness – sometimes these are not given because of the exhausted families. You are thinking it has been hectic past few days here in Singapore and more hectic putting the toddler to sleep.

You have to understand the kid. Helping him/her sleep is the best thing that you can do and this will mean knowing the signs of exhaustion. Remember that toddlers do not settle if they are not sleepy. There are many things that excite them so sometimes they fight sleep to do it. Be careful with overtired or exhausted toddlers though because they are harder to put to sleep. It is important that you get your toddler to sleep before exhaustion comes. Here are the signs of sleepiness that you should watch out:

  • Grumpy: You will know if the toddler is sleepy because he/she will become grumpy. When he/she is sleepy, he/she will surely become less tolerant to everything around him/her. If you notice your toddler gets easily annoyed or angered, that is a sign that he/she must be put to sleep.

  • Jumpy: When toddlers are trying to sleep, adults around should be careful with their movements because they tend to be jumpy. If they are not yet asleep, they tend to be more sensitive to sudden noises and movements.

 

  • Clumsy: If you notice that your toddler suddenly became clumsy – falling to tipping from side or dropping things, it is time that you put him/her to sleep.

 

  • Cuddly: This is perhaps the sign that you love. When toddlers are very sleepy, they tend to seek comfort in the form of cuddles. If you notice that they become too cuddly, it is a sign that they should be put to sleep.

Understanding the toddler’s sleeping cycle will surely give light to many things. Seeing him/her sleeping peacefully is the greatest gift you could ask.

Approaches to Sleep Training Your Baby

 

If you want your baby to sleep on his/her own, it is time that you consider sleep training. Many paediatricians here in Singapore encourage parents to sleep train their babies. In fact, there are parents who start sleep training as early as the first month of the baby. However for your peace of mind, start sleep training when the baby is between four to six months.

By four months, the baby is starting to develop regular sleep-wake cycle. When you notice that they dropped most of their feedings at night, it is a sign that he/she is ready for sleep training.  Sleep training is the process of teaching the baby to sleep on his/her own and stay asleep all through the night. Sounds easy right but it is kind of challenging because there are many approaches you can consider before settling.

Yes, there are many approaches when you teach the baby to sleep on his/her own. But what approach should you consider? This will depend on which approach you think your baby will respond well. The key here is to know your baby well. Here are the approaches you can choose from:

  1. Cry It Out Approach: Commonly called as CIO, this method involves a lot of crying. Crying is an excruciating sound for parents but if it is something that you have to do, do it. This approach claims that it is okay for the baby to cry when you put him/her to bed then leave the room. Always remember to put the baby to bed drowsy but awake. If he/she cries, let it be for prescribed periods of time and then offer comfort – except picking up.

 

  1. No Tears Approach: According to the proponents of this approach, crying is not necessary. The approach speaks of a slow approach – soothe the baby to sleep and when he/she cries, you offer comfort immediately.

  1. Fading Approach: This approach falls in the middle of the spectrum. This training involves diminishing the parent’s role by gradually fading away until the baby falls asleep. Each night, make sure to go farther and when the baby cries, reassure him/her but never pick up.

 

  1. S’s Approach: There is an expert who encourages parents to consider a specific routine that involves the S’s – Swaddling, Shushing, Swinging and Sucking. Note that this is best for newborns (first six weeks) when you can swaddle them. But it can also be used as long as it is helpful for the baby.

Photography Tips for Taking Better Photos When Travelling

 

Taking photos when travelling is simple—go to an exotic destination, bring a camera and a handful of memory cards, and take a shot of every amazing view you see. While this should be enough to bring home some memories of your trip, you want to give justice to the awesome view you’ve witnessed by translating them into your photographs. This can be challenging, especially when you’re not a pro, but we’re here to share with you five key tips for taking professional-looking photos you’ll appreciate for years.

  1. Go Out Early

“The early bird catches the worm”—this old adage holds true for travel photography. Light is the most important element for great photos—and the soft, early morning light creates amazing images. Moreover, waking up early also means fewer people and travel photographers. If you want a postcard shot of a popular landmark, get there first before everyone else.

  1. Rule of Thirds

A classic photography trick, the Rule of Thirds will help create balanced compositions. This allows you to break your image down into thirds, vertically and horizontally, so they’re split into smaller sections. The goal of this trick is to place parts of the image into those sections in a way that’s pleasing to the eye.

  1. Use a Tripod

Lightweight travel tripods are worth the investment. This allows you to set up your camera and keep it steady in that place, minimizing camera shake when shooting slow shutter speed and time-lapse videos. Also, using a tripod allows you to be in a long-shot photo by setting your camera in timer mode.

  1. Patience is a Virtue

Pay attentions to your surroundings. Do the stars look bright? If not, will they look brighter after an hour? Sit at the park with a pleasing view and wait for a picture-perfect subject to pass by. Then, wait for a couple of minutes more as you might get an even better subject. If you don’t have the patience to wait, you might miss the best photo opportunity.

  1. Get Off the Beaten Path

If you want more unique photos, you’ll need to roam around more. The best way to catch unique images is to wander on foot. Head out to places that are less known to tourists, but check with the locals to make sure that the place is safe. If you want to capture something that no one else has, you will have to take a trip away from the crowd and explore your destination on your own.

In the years to come, your travel photos will be your story tellers and the only remembrance you’ll have of every trip you’ve had. So, in your next travels, make sure to use your camera not just as an extension of your creative eyes, but also an extension of your heart and soul.

5 Great Travel Destinations If You Love Food

 

Marvellous food is often what makes a holiday trip extra special, so why not make the food the focus of your next trip? Whether you love the wines of Sonoma, the chocolates and cheeses of Switzerland, the seafood of New England or the spices of India, here’s a list of travel destinations that will tickle your palate.

  1. Paris

Paris is considered as the food capital of the world. With the F&B scene beginning here over 220 years ago, Paris is truly one of Europe’s culinary centers. Whether you want to go to Le Grenier à Pain for apricot bread and chocolate tarts, Poilâne for their butter cookies and sourdough or Pierre Hermé for its world-famous macarons, Paris’ desserts are something that can’t be missed.

  1. Singapore

Looking for a place to begin? The best spots to experience exotic Singaporean cuisine are in hawker stalls, which are usually located in shopping centers and off the main streets. These places offer a variety of food choices, and you can be sure that the food is freshly made as they cook the food on-site. Nasi goring, prawn noodles and pork and duck dishes will surely make you want to arrive on empty stomach.

  1. Italy

Where food and wine collide, Italy has always been famous for its magnificent food. People from all over the world love Italy for its breath-taking sights, beautiful language and their ability to turn any food from rags to riches. They are famous for dousing their food with cheeses and pairing them with the right wine. Pizzas, pastas, pastries and coffees are also must-tries when you’re in Italy.

  1. Australia

Australia, particularly in Sydney, offers many different tastes for your many different moods. Combating a hangover? Feeling fancy? Craving for a killer sandwich? Australia always has something for your erratic taste buds. Fancy food cravings are easy to quench, with gourmet dishes infused with different cultures that comprises the Australian population. If you wish to DIY your own dish, Australia has the third largest fish market in the world, so you can be sure you’ll find everything you need to whip up your own Australian delight.

  1. Mesoamerica (Mexico and Central America)

Ready your palate for some fresh meals when you’re in the region of Mesoamerica, which is a cultural area in the Americas that extends from Mexico to Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and northern part of Costa Rica. The local cuisine here boasts a little bit of everything, so you’ll surely never get bored. Among the famous tacos, enchiladas and quesadillas, you’ll also find the richness of Indian curry, zestiness of Greek salads and the heat of Thai food when you take a trip to the region.

In conclusion, the world is rich with wondrous food and unique cultures. If you’re up for a delectable adventure, start with these foodie destinations.

Tips for Choosing a VoIP System for Your Business

Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is an advanced communications technology that many businesses in Singapore want to own. However, with so many service providers out there, not everyone gets the right plan for their company’s needs. Unless you are tech-savvy, it can be difficult to know exactly what to look for in a voice over IP plan. Here, we’ve put together some helpful tips on how you can find the right VoIP service for your company.

1. Determine whether you need an on-site or hosted VoIP.
There are two types of Voice over IP system to choose from: a hosted system and an on-site system. With hosted system, you won’t have to purchase and install additional hardware aside from the VoIP phones, which makes it convenient for small businesses and offices.

On the other hand, on-site systems require a bit of work from your part. Expect to purchase and install additional devices in your office, and make sure to ask your vendor whether you will be the one to do the installation or will there be someone to do the job for you. Also, find out if someone will come to your office in case of problems or you will have to deal with it yourself.

2. Find out if your Internet can handle the upgrade.
Since quality voip in Singapore relies on high-speed Internet in order to efficiently operate, it is important to make sure that you have enough bandwidth to support your new communications system. Ask your service provider what adequate speed is needed for the number of phones you will be installing on the site.

Other than phone usage, also consider how your employees use the Internet. If they do more uploads and downloads of files in a day, you may want to increase your bandwidth before upgrading to a VoIP system.

3. Check the provider’s international call rates.
Although Voice over IP plans area generally cheaper than conventional telecommunications company, choosing the most adequate service for your needs and calling patterns is essential in saving your more money.

VoIP in Singapore have varied rates according to call destinations. Do not consider only their ‘overall ranking’ as either the cheapest or the most expensive provider, but check closely their individual rates for the country you usually call to. Focus on your specific needs when looking for the best-priced service for your business.

4. Do not sacrifice reliability.
There are so many new VoIP providers in Singapore emerging almost every week. And most of these vendors market their services with promises of being the most affordable, most reliable, and offering excellent voice quality. However, the same way these providers appear, they disappear like a lightning, too.

Make sure to do some research to find out which VoIP in Singapore have the best record and reputation. The last thing you want to happen is not to be able to make or take calls when you most need to.

5. Identify the features you need.
Voice over IP systems in Singapore offer varying features, and you should look for one that caters most of your needs. Make a list of must-have features, and another list for functions that you wish to have but are not a priority.

Many vendors amaze you with so many functions in a given plan, but are not as essential as you think it would. Pin point your needs and find a plan that will save you as much money as possible without compromising on quality service. Also, consider add-on features if you can’t find a package with all the functions you need.

6. Find out if the system can be used on existing programs.
You are not going to change your entire system just to accommodate a new Voice over IP set-up. Instead, the VoIP should be able to fit with your existing system. There are VoIP plans that come with API to make integration of the system to an existing program easier. However, not all offer this feature.

On the contrary, you can decide not to implement Voice over IP on all of your existing systems. To come up with the best decision for your company, have a work with your IT professionals.

7. Read and understand the contract.
If your contract states a lock-in subscription for a year, you may want to look for another service provider with more favourable terms instead. Do not feel like you have to sign such contracts in order to get reliable services. Many service providers in Singapore offer month-to-month subscription, and therefore can be cancelled the next month, if you don’t find their services satisfying.

Also, with a month-to-month contract, this means that a provider continuously earning your trust in order to persuade you to continue your subscription for the next month. These service providers are likely to offer great services as they strive to keep their clients month after month.

8. Ask about the tech support.
Customer services and technical support plays a crucial role in having a smooth VoIP service. So, it’s important to ask the availability of the tech support of your provider before closing the deal with them. Find out whether their tech team is available 24/7 and during holidays in case of trouble with your VoIP system.

Choosing a VoIP system for your business can be quite confusing, especially when you’re faced with a myriad of options in the market. However, if you know the functions and issues of your company, and keep in mind these essential tips, you will be more knowledgeable and more likely to choose a great system for your type of business.