January 3, 2019

Bitcoin: A Disaster for the Environment and Humankind

Bitcoin: A Disaster for the Environment and Humankind

As one of the top 10 countries most interested in Bitcoin (BTC), February 5 must have been a tumultuous day for many Singaporeans.  Plummeting over 60% from its peak in less than 2 months, the Bitcoin craze sent chills down the spine of its investors. Perhaps it is time to revisit the nature of Bitcoin

Traditionally, family reunion dinners take place on the first day of the Chinese New Year with the husband’s parents, and on the second day with the wife’s family. Source:123RF

The 15 Days of the Chinese New Year: What Do They Represent?

It’s going to be the Chinese Year of Pig! This year, the first day of the Chinese New Year falls on Tuesday, February 5. Traditionally, the Chinese New Year is celebrated over 15 days. The festivities begin on the eve of Chinese New Year, when families gather together for the annual reunion dinner. The next

The Extraordinary Life of Fan Li, Ancient China’s Business Genius

The Extraordinary Life of Fan Li, Ancient China’s Business Genius

The story of the brilliant and multi-talented Fan Li is a remarkable one, and one that is rarely found in ancient Chinese history. Fan Li, who lived during the tumultuous Spring and Autumn Period, initially served as a talented strategist and minister to King Goujian of Yue (越王勾践). After helping King Goujian rebuild his kingdom,

Possible Impact of GST Hike in Singapore

By G. Kalyan Kumar Singapore’s proposed hike of the goods and services tax (GST) from 7 to 9 percent after a surplus budget has baffled many. For the 2017 financial year, Singapore posted a net surplus of S$9.6 billion that was above the estimated S$1.9 billion. It was the biggest surplus in recent times. In

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Stories From Ancient China : ‘Tolerance Is Not a Weakness’

We live in an age that touts “survival of the fittest” – only those who are defensive and will fight for their own interests can thrive in our impersonal, urbanised societies. Yet in 2013, University of Pennsylvania biologists Alexander Stewart and Joshua Plotkin discovered that this mindset is unsustainable for society. By applying the Prisoner’s


Confucius (孔子)’ Birthday: Stories of China’s Great Sage

The late Spring and Autumn Period of the Zhou Dynasty was marked by turbulence and a degradation of moral values. Unlike the virtuous rule of their predecessors, the rulers of the various states were motivated by personal self-interest and selfish desires. Relationships broke down, and the states fought amongst each other. It was during this

An Evening at Tower Club

An Evening at Tower Club

Tower Club’s Straits Bar re-opened its doors on 27 January 2018, the Club’s 21st birthday, following renovations to revamp its interior and attract additional members. Located on the penthouse level, it has a breath-taking view of the South China Sea and emanates an atmosphere perfect for both social and business entertainment. The revamped, multi-functional space

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Stories From Ancient China : Yue Fei

By Vibrant Dot Staff Ancient China witnessed many talented and upright historic figures, who brought great changes to their time and became role models in Chinese culture. But many of them would not have achieved this without the upbringing they received from their mothers. These mothers were more than loving caregivers, but were also their

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Inspiring Stories: How a Father Turned Despair into Hope

“We lost our dear son over seven years ago at the age of 26 after suffering for many years with manic depression,” Mr Chow Yen Lu shared at his TEDx Talk at St Joseph’s Institution in August 2017. “It was a very dark and difficult time for us, my wife and I. His passing on

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