December 27, 2018


Is Singapore An Innovative Nation? How do we fare globally?

Is Singapore An Innovation Nation? It is a long-term asset that drives economic  growth and prosperity in nations. Its presence cannot be seen, but its effects are significant and readily felt. “The more inventors we have, the more ideas we discover, and the richer we all are,” said Charles Jones, STANCO 25 Professor of Economics at the Stanford Graduate School

Are Singaporeans Ready for Home Rental Rather Than Home Ownership?

Imagine this in Singapore: You can rent a house for most all your life where you and your family will stay because almost everyone else is doing the same. Well, you can if you live in Germany. In fact, this rental culture is quite commonplace in European countries such as Switzerland and France. Back to

Mr. & Mrs Ralph Steinegger Photo Credit: Bonnie Yap

Bridges of Hope: Building Bridges Through Music

The Epoch Times, in collaboration with luxury Swiss watchmaker, Corum and its retail partner, Cortina Watch hosted ‘Bridges of Hope’ on 14 November 2017, a charity event that raised awareness of the underprivileged in Nepal, through NGO John Foundation Nepal. The invitation-only event, graced by Mr Ralph Steinegger, Consul at Embassy of Switzerland in Singapore


In the Bead for Peranakan Love

For the unaware, the beaded patterns hanging in wooden frames in Robert Sng’s Little Shophouse might seem nothing more than pretty craft displays.In actual fact, those intricate pieces are designs to be made into a famous part of the Peranakan iconography – the kasut manek (beaded shoes). No traditional Peranakan sarong kebaya is finished without


4 Floods in Singapore You May Have Missed In The Past 10 Years

Do you know we’ve had 34 floods in Singapore since 2010? On Jan 8, Singapore experienced flash floods that submerged bus stops, roads and Mercedes cars – you name it, you have it. However, this is not a first for Singapore, in fact, we have been experiencing sporadic floods for a long time now with

To Adopt or Not To Adopt? What Singaporeans Think?

Despite the hype and hopes that more couples would plan to have kids on Singapore’s 50th anniversary, the number of babies born in Singapore in 2015 was no higher than that of 2014. While the SG50 Baby Jubilee gift is certainly an incentive to have kids, couples are taking other factors into consideration before starting

Lessons From German’s Mittelstand Firms: Extreme Focus Is an Innovation

Mittelstand firms are an important part of the German economy. They are small and medium-sized firms that are usually family-owned, export-oriented, and world-class in a niche market. These firms account for 99 percent of German firms and generate about 68 percent of Germany’s total exports. In some regards, the Mittelstand firms are similar to Singaporean

What Singapore Can Learn From Switzerland

Switzerland has topped the Global Innovation Index (GII) for the fifth year in a row. In 2015, Switzerland had exceptional results in the areas of creative outputs, knowledge and technology outputs as well as business sophistication. A knowledge-based economy of only 8.1 million people, this small country often tops the European innovation index. Home to

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