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Malls That Are Worth Visiting in JB

We can now travel to Johor Bahru (JB) freely, much like before COVID. It’s always been a great destination to shop for groceries, get a manicure or new hairdo, watch movies and even have fun at karaoke with friends and family. Here are some tips for you to shop at JB. Local products that are

Rediscovering Katong Laksa

Like Hainanese chicken rice or chili crab, laksa has long been considered a defining signature dish of the Singapore identity. Derived from the Persian word for noodle (lakhsha), laksa comprises thick chewy rice noodles served in spicy coconut milk soup packed with ingredients such as cockles, large prawns, and sliced fish cake. Other varieties available

CCP Factional Struggle Intensifies With Purge of Ex-610 Office Cadres

The Chinese Communist Party anti-corruption commission announced the purge of two former public security vice ministers as the fourth quarter of 2021 commenced. Sun Lijun was expelled from the Party and all government posts on Sept. 30. On Oct. 2, Fu Zhenghua was officially investigated for “serious violations of Party discipline and the law.”  

Has COVID-19 Shaken the Family Unit?

SINGAPORE—During the COVID-19 pandemic, most of us have been staying at home more often than before with nationwide restrictions and quarantine measures. With the increased time spent together, this can help a household develop closer bonds or, conversely, lead to more conflicts. According to a Facebook post from Social and Family Development Minister Desmond Lee,

How COVID-19 Changed Singapore’s Property Market Dynamics

When Mr Malik Sani received the call from a buyer who was willing to purchase a three-room flat in Bedok at the price he advertised without any on-site viewing, he thought it was a prank. “Can you transfer the deposit to my seller and then I’ll proceed with the paperwork,” Mr Malik told the buyer.

Alvin Yapp, owner of award-winning museum The Intan, shares his love for Peranakan culture.(Credit: Vibrant Dot)

Falling in Love with Peranakan Culture at The Intan

Sitting in the heart of Joo Chiat, The Intan is a two-storey shophouse that boasts a rich and diverse collection of elaborate antiques. I was immediately attracted by the nostalgic sight of the Tam Puis (or spittoons) and ornate tiffin carriers bursting with colours lined up along the long and narrow wooden staircase upon entering

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Xi Jinping’s Family Wealth in Hong Kong Exposed

By Vibrant Dot Staff It’s no news that China’s top ranking officials own huge amounts of offshore wealth. Still, a recent report revealing details of high-profile Chinese leaders’ family assets in Hong Kong caused a public outcry in China. Xi Jinping and two other members of the Politburo Standing Committee, the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP’s)

Indoor Activities for Children During COVID-19 Lockdown in Singapore

Nowadays, with the global COVID-19 pandemic, staying healthy is vital to your kids. Physical fitness is something that can be best taught to children during this lockdown through games and other exciting activities. When kids are healthy, their bodies can keep disease and illness at bay. To promote fitness and mental wellness, parents can use

Best Food Delivery Services in Singapore

With the ongoing global pandemic and its accompanying social distancing regulations, most have us have little choice but to wait things out at home. While you can still leave your home to buy food, it is still best to avoid doing so, lest you find yourself becoming part of a crowd on public transport or

Top Singaporean Online Shopping Sites for Fresh Groceries

The demand for online grocery shopping in Singapore has been increasing over the last few years. This is predominantly because online store shopping, unlike brick and mortar store shopping, has become frighteningly convenient.  Online shopping, including grocery shopping, is simple and convenient as you only need to use your smartphone to access an online grocery

Stay Home! Have an Online Netflix Party!

What is Netflix Party? Are you stuck at home because of the coronavirus? And also running out of things to keep yourself entertained with? There’s Netflix of course, but what fun is watching Netflix alone when you could be watching shows with everyone else? Netflix Party Netflix Party is a browser extension that brings you

How Singapore Minimised the COVID-19 Outbreak

While COVID-19 is spreading rapidly throughout the world, Singapore is no longer the country with the most cases outside of China. Hailed by many as being a “model country” in terms of how it has handled the virus and its people, Singapore has garnered praise for keeping the virus under relative control.  Despite the recent

14 Best Gyms in Singapore 2020

It’s a common story for many young working adults in Singapore: time is scarce, and it’s difficult to find the motivation to exercise. But going to the gym doesn’t have to be an unhappy chore. Here are 14 of the best gyms in Singapore for the busy working adult. 1. Beat X Studio At Beat

Wuhan Coronavirus COVID-19 Singapore Update: 13 Feb 2020

14 February 2020 Let’s hope the coronavirus can be contained soon! Eight new confirmed cases on Thursday, according to Singapore Ministry of Health. They are labelled Case 51 to Case 58. As shown in the table below, Cases 48, 49, 51, 53, 54, 57, and 58 are clustered around the Grace Assembly of God. So

Coronavirus – How the Outbreak Affects Different Countries

Since the outbreak of novel coronavirus (2019-nCov) in Wuhan, China, it has spread globally through human-to-human transmission. With Singapore, Japan and Thailand being one of the worst affected countries outside of China, the regional, if not global, effects are widespread as governments and citizens alike go into defense mode and take the necessary precautions. Here’s

Wuhan Coronavirus Whistleblower Doctor Dies

8 February 2020 Back in December, he saw the medical report of a confirmed case of SARS-like coronavirus.  After that, he tweeted to his fellow doctors to watch out for this.  However, his tweet went viral. He was among the eight doctors reprimanded for spreading fake news.  On 3 January 2020, he was forced to

Food Stockpiling Started in Singapore as DORSCON Level Raises to Orange

7 February 2020 Singapore has raised the DORSCON level to orange today, which indicates a situation where the disease is severe and spreads easily from person to person.   See the chart below from the Ministry of Health. This follows from three new confirmed cases today that have no links to previous cases or have no

Best Dessert Spots in Singapore to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

We may be known as a nation of foodies, but our desserts are also not to be belittled. From traditional to modern, here are some of the nine best dessert spots in Singapore! 1. L’eclair Credit: leclairpatisserie @ Instagram Credit: leclairpatisserie @ Instagram L’eclair is Singapore’s first eclair specialty store, and they have some of the prettiest

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