December 25, 2018

Advice for Millennials to Thrive in Workforce of the Future

Young, meticulous, passionate – these are the qualities that represent Looi Qin En, co-founder of Glints, a Singapore-based job portal targeting millennials. Glints aims to help millennials explore jobs, internships, courses and other opportunities, and do what they love. In 2014, Oswald Yeo, Looi Qin En and Seah Ying Cong chose to drop out of

“CSR in Singapore: What’s the Next Lap?”

By Vibrant Dot StaffEffective from Jan 1, 2017, the Singapore Exchange (SGX) will require all SGX-listed companies to adopt sustainability reporting. Companies will have to stipulate all aspects of their environmental, social and governance practices in their first sustainability report, due 12 months from the financial year ending Dec 31, 2017. In view of this

An Evening of Archaic Writing from Ancient China

On the 9th of October, the Epoch Times had the pleasure of being invited by the French Embassy to a presentation on the Grand Ricci Dictionary of the Chinese Language and the works of Fr. John Lefeuvre on Chinese archaic characters. Held in a luxurious European-style bungalow nestled in the lush greenery of the Botanic

Omnichannel Retailing

Once considered a threat to brick-and-mortar stores, e-commerce is now becoming a necessary complement. Retail businesses are trending toward setting up both physical and online stores, allowing customers the choice of shopping online at their convenience, or visiting brick-and-mortar outlets to try out products. This burgeoning concept of providing a seamless, cross-channel shopping experience is

“Inclusion is essentially about belonging, participating, and achieving one’s full potential in a diverse society,” Mr Lee Poh Wah, CEO of Lien Foundation, told Epoch Times.

Welcoming Special Needs Children With a Smile

The Lien Foundation commissioned Blackbox Research to survey 800 parents of special needs children for an Inclusive Attitudes Survey on how inclusive Singapore society is to special needs children. The survey was conducted between January to May 2016. The survey found that only 28% of these parents regarded Singapore as an inclusive society, while 57%

Compassion and Kindness: Why They Matter

According to the Oxford dictionary, ‘compassion’ denotes the “sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others”. states that “if someone shows kindness, caring, and a willingness to help others, they’re showing compassion”, and “when you have compassion, you’re putting yourself in someone else’s shoes and really feeling for them”. Is Singapore


PopUp Angels: ‘Drive Growth Using Pop-up Stores’

Stores are popping up for a few weeks to a few months and creating a buzz in cities such as New York and London. These pop-up stores are a cheaper alternative for retailers and marketers to showcase their products during a product launch or seasonal sale, doing away with the hefty one- or two-year rental

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Helping The Invisible: The Asia Malaria Images Exhibition

Just because we don’t see evidence of danger, doesn’t mean there’s no danger. – Professor J. Kevin Baird, Head of Eijkman Oxford Clinical Research Unit in Jakarta Malaria is long thought of as an African problem. Yet close to home, in the Asia-Pacific region, over 2 billion Asian lives are at risk of endemic malaria.

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Tying the Knot: A Guide to Traditional Chinese Wedding Customs

In ancient China, a marriage ceremony is a solemn and sacred occasion. Michelle Neo, the co-owner of Chinese Wedding Shop, happily shares her knowledge with anyone who steps into her retail stores. “We will try to explain to them all the customs, all the cultures and everything they wish to know even before they buy

Ms Amanda Aida Atan, a published author, business coach & sales strategist. (Courtesy of Amanda Aida Atan)

Creating Presence in the New Retail Environment

“With an online business, there are three key success factors to get more buyers and sustain them: a powerful online presence, good customer service rapport and an efficient delivery arrangement.” — Ms Amanda Aida Atan, VIBES Mastery Success Academy The double-digit growth of the digital, social and mobile usage in Southeast Asia has transformed the modus operandi

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