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New Kids on the Block: MAKESPACE 

Hailing from Hwa Chong Institution’s graduating batch of 2014, Ang Kia Yee and Leong Xuan Li, both 19 this year, have gathered together a group of passionate individuals to form an up-and-coming youth theatre group, MAKESPACE. The name MAKESPACE was decided unanimously after much thought. According to Kia Yee, “Basically, the philosophy is that a

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A Switch to Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School

Medicine is a lifelong journey of learning that doesn’t stop after medical school. Dr Tan Wen Qi Graduate of Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School After finishing junior college, Ms Tan Wen Qi didn’t take a straight path to becoming a doctor. She went on to obtain her engineering degree at the National University of Singapore, graduating

Choo Keng Kwang is a renowned first-generation artist in Singapore

Choo Keng Kwang

On the walls of artist Choo Keng Kwang’s studio hang a plethora of his oil paintings ranging from Chinatown scenes and doves to a beautiful Balinese dancer. An unfinished painting of a scenic paddy field sits on the floor. “His eyesight is not very good now. He can finish this painting in 1-2 weeks when

Saved a Boy With ADHD

Love & Patience Saved a Boy With ADHD

There are many problems in life that you will never have immediate solutions to; but so long as we sincerely and whole-heartedly put our efforts into them, the results will surely show one day. This was a lesson I learnt from a story of a boy named Lin, his mother, and his teacher. When Lin

Gallerist Continues His Parents’ Legacy

Howard Yu, a professional teacher turned gallerist, is visibly delighted to talk about art appreciation. In 2013, Yu founded Da Tang Fine Arts Enterprise Pte Ltd to honour his parents, who have been in the art gallery business since 1990. Yu’s parents, who admire art and collect art pieces, used to operate ‘Dynasties Antique &

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Marketing Your Business: Dare To Be Different

Paul Lim wears more than one hat. He is the founder of two award-winning companies – Craftech Printing Services Pte Ltd and AStar Success Pte Ltd – and the Honorary Treasurer and Chairman of Marketing Institute of Singapore’s HR & Finance committee. With over two decades of experience and a Bachelor of Marketing and Finance

10 Must-try Items to check out in Don Don Donki

By Vibrant Dot StaffEver visited Don Don Donki and been amazed by its endless selection of Japanese products? We’ve picked out 10 of the best and quirkiest you may have missed out on! 1) Weird-tasting sodas Rated as the first and third most disgusting sodas in Japan, the Squid Soda and Natto Soda are not

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5 Boat Quay Restaurants You Shouldn’t Miss

By Vibrant Dot Staff With its gorgeous waterside scenery, Boat Quay is the perfect spot to wine and dine while catching the sunset. There are a plethora of restaurants, bars, and cafés along the riverfront, but some of these F&B places have gone the extra step to stand out from the crowd. From a cat

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Bakes for Your Pet Dog

All sorts of start-ups have been popping up over recent years and CoBam is one of the more interesting ones to date. Started by twins Carmen and Dalia Chan, CoBam specialises in making pretty bakes for your dogs – often even prettier than those meant for human consumption. Carmen and Dalia are currently 3rd year

Blazing A Trail With T’ang Quartet

Blazing A Trail With T’ang Quartet

Since 1992, T’ang Quartet has been embarking on critically acclaimed adventures with a purpose – to bring music appreciation to a larger audience. Also known as Singapore’s first professional string quartet, the name ‘T’ang’ is formed by incorporating the last names of each quartet’s members – Ang Chek Meng (2nd violin), Ng Yu-Ying (1st violin),

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Reinventing Chinese Opera in Singapore: Chinese Theatre Circle

Many traditions and cultural remnants are dying out fast in Singapore, and one may say that Chinese Opera is easily one of them, despite being listed as a UNESCO cultural heritage. Apart from the annual Hungry Ghost Festival, a traditional Opera performance is certainly a rare sight to behold. The Chinese Theatre Circle (CTC), established

Singapore’s Coolest Workspace

SINGAPORE— Located on the 34th floor of One Raffles Place, Spencer Ogden, the region’s leading energy recruiter, launched one of Singapore’s coolest workspaces on 22 January 2015. The space was designed by Bonita Spencer-Percival, the company’s Design Director, with the vision of incorporating home and garden in its office. To keep executives energised while they

The ‘Fake News’ Phenomenon

Taken for a Ride: The ‘Fake News’ Phenomenon

Over the past decade, we have pushed technology to connect people better and disseminate information faster. The underlying belief is that mankind will benefit from the easy and rapid access to information. The resulting information revolution is the reason why we have platforms like Google and Facebook. However, as our society progresses, it seems that

China has turned Xinjiang into a police state like no other

The Uyghurs: Surviving in China (Part 4)

Tension Between Uyghurs and Han Chinese In July 2009, a large-scale ethnic riot broke out in Urumqi, which resulted in some 200 people killed. Thereafter, security increased in the area and many Uyghurs were arrested and detained as suspects. What caused the tension between both ethnic groups to boil over? Sean Roberts, director of the

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Little Miss Bento—Shirley Wong

Shirley Wong, aka Little Miss Bento, is an award-winning bento artist in Singapore who became an online sensation after posting her adorable Japanese bento lunchbox creations on her blog, Facebook and Instagram. The creative lady, who was an art major when she was in school, considers herself an artist rather than a chef.“The cooking method

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People and Society at a Crossroads—Part 2

In the previous article, we highlighted the massive changes sweeping through the world since the 1960s. Under the subtle influence of the mass media, traditional values are blithely eroded and replaced by modern liberal values that no longer champion the sanctity of marriage and family. As healthy family units are key building blocks of any

19 Best Seafood Buffets in Singapore

We’re making your next fancy buffet hunting easier by listing down the best seafood buffets in Singapore. 1. Triple Three Brule graibe bodybuilding woman 264 buy anavar 50 in uk testosterone injection price tunisia, bodybuilding steroid nature gobodepot. A Japanese buffet ensures that you will get a seafood galore! Triple Three is a seafood buffet

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What Women Really Want for Valentine’s Day

My idea of how Valentine’s Day should be spent has evolved over the years. I had spent 10 years in all-girls schools, which meant celebrating Valentine’s Day with my girlfriends at Orchard Road. I would occasionally wonder when I would start spending Valentine’s Day with an actual date instead. The media was a large influence

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14 Uniquely Romantic Restaurants & Bars for Valentine’s Day

Want to make this Valentine’s Day an unforgettable and romantic one for you and your partner? Here are 14  restaurants to dine on this February 14th, in ascending order of price. 1. Artemis Grill Located on the 40th floor of the CapitaGreen building, Singapore’s most popular rooftop restaurant and bar offers diners a winning combination

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