Penang, often referred to as the “Pearl of the Orient,” is a captivating Malaysian state that showcases a harmonious blend of history, culture, and modernity. This enchanting island has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2008, and rightfully so, as it boasts a plethora of historic sites, architectural wonders, and cultural gems.
When it comes to hawker food, hokkien mee is always a favourite of locals. According to Wikipedia, the Singaporean version of hokkien mee was created after World War II by Chinese sailors from the Fujian (Hokkien) province in Southern China. It uses a combination of egg noodles and rice noodles, stir fried with egg, pork,
Chicken rice is one of the most popular dishes in Singapore as it is simple yet satisfying. It is also the easiest take-out food that you can conveniently eat with one single spoon as the meat is usually deboned. For this article, we will explore the best chicken rice stalls in the west side of
The annual mid-autumn festival, or mooncake festival, falls on the 15th day of the 8th month of the Chinese lunar calendar. This is one of the traditional festivals that almost every Chinese person celebrates in the world. It is based on Chinese mythology – the moon goddess, Chang’e. On this day, the moon is believed
Everyday, we are using 430 million gallons of water in Singapore, which is enough to fill 782 Olympic-sized swimming pools. Last year on average, the amount of water used per person was about 154 litres. Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security Teo Chee Hean announced in 2018 that Singapore was planning to
Singapore has been in the midst of a dengue outbreak recently. There has been a surge of dengue cases and 341 dengue clusters have already been confirmed, which quadrupled the weekly cases in the last three months. That was even before reaching the usual dengue season which is from June to Oct. So how can
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
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
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.”
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,
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.
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
The Leshan Giant Buddha is a seated Maitreya statue chiseled on the cliffs of the Lingyun Mountain at the confluence of the Min River, Qingyi River, and Dadu River in the southern part of Sichuan province in China, near the city of Leshan. It has gained new fame recently when the record floods in China
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)
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
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
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
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
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
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
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