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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

The Cultural Revolution of Chinese New Year

The Cultural Revolution of Chinese New Year

For ethnic Chinese, a typical Chinese New Year would involve gathering with family members at your elders’ house, cracking nuts and tangerines open while watching a variety show on TV. Kids would be running around, and the young might be comparing how much red packet money they have received. That’s what a modern New Year

9 Best Daiso Beauty Products

9 Best Daiso Beauty Products You Can Find for Just $2

Daiso beauty products are all over the store, but you might be slightly wary of them, given that they’re just $2 each. It’s natural to be concerned about what goes into the products you put on your face. However, do you know that Daiso has a fantastic range of beauty tools with great quality, almost

20 pieces of Character Macarons - AnnaBella Patisserie (Credit: AnnaBella Patisserie)

5 Must-Try CNY Snacks: Durian Bak Kwa, Hong Bao Bread and more…

Chinese New Year is just a week away! Have you got your goodies to welcome the Year of the Pig? Chinese believe that snacking on selected sweet treats during the new year can bring great prosperity and abundance. For instance, traditional snacks such as Nian Gao (Sweet Rice Cake), symbolise progress, advancement, and growth. Fish

David Marshall on the death sentence

Singapore’s Marshall of Kindness

By Vibrant Dot StaffMost of us know the late David Marshall as Singapore’s first Chief Minister from 1955 to 1956. He was also Singapore’s first ambassador to France. Marshall also had a reputation, both inside and outside the law community, as the most successful criminal lawyer of his time, hence the phrase “Marshall never loses”.

New Don Don Donki Ciry Square Mall

New Don Don Donki Opens at City Square Mall—The Biggest Ever!

It’s refreshing to visit the new Don Don Donki outlet @ City Square Mall, especially if you just squeezed through a sea of Friday crowd from the nearby Mustafa Shopping Centre. The biggest of the Donki chain in Singapore – and Southeast Asia – the new outlet at B2 City Square Mall covers 26,000 sq

The Travel Photographer’s Guide to Raising Kids

The Travel Photographer’s Guide to Raising Kids

By Vibrant Dot Staff Until you have a son of your own… you will never know the joy, the love beyond feeling that resonates in the heart of a father as he looks upon his son. – Kent Nerburn, American author Alex Soh, a landscape travel photographer and the art director of the publication Our

Car-Sharing Replace Car Ownership

Will Car-Sharing Replace Car Ownership in Singapore?

The burgeoning ride-sharing economy has been rapidly reshaping the landscape of urban mobility. Not long after ride-sharing companies like Uber and Grab began threatening the traditional taxi industry, the brightly coloured bikes of bike-sharing companies have become ubiquitous across the island. When BlueSG rolled out Singapore’s first large-scale electric vehicle sharing program last December, “car-sharing”

Union Energy Group.

A Glimpse Into the Success of Union Energy: What’s Next?

The familiar household liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) brand, Union Energy, has made headway in the electricity retail market. This came after the Energy Market Authority’s announcement to fully liberalise the electricity retail market by the second half of 2018. Consumers will have the option to switch from being on regulated tariffs to buying electricity from

The Uyghurs: Surviving in China (Part 3)

In Part 2 of this series, we revealed the many restrictions placed on the Uyghurs in Xinjiang after 1949, which include travel curbs, mysterious disappearances of Uyghurs returning from overseas, and banning the use of Uyghur language in schools. This issue explores worse rights violations from illicit nuclear tests in Xinjiang to suspected organ harvesting.

A general view of the port facility at Hambantota, Sri Lanka, on Feb. 10, 2015.

The Beginning of the End

Since late 2013, the term “One Belt One Road” (B&R) has broken into the financial industry on a massive scale. Out of nowhere, almost every available major conference centre in the world’s most influential financial districts started to hold multilateral discussions on B&R. When you bumped into someone in the business world who didn’t know

China Transplant Tourism Exposed by Undercover Journalists

‘Killing to Live’: China Transplant Tourism Exposed by Undercover Journalists

When I went for the transplant, I didn’t know that the donor was going to be killed. -Anonymous organ recipient in China Since 1999, the convergence of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)’s campaign to eradicate Falun Gong with China’s booming organ transplant industry has garnered global attention. Independent investigations by various international bodies have confirmed

Social Activism in Singapore

Social Activism in Singapore: The Death Penalty and LGBTQ Rights

The efforts of social activists are always seen in different lights by their supporters and opponents. While they are universally lauded for improving humanity by challenging social ills like slavery and racism, there exists legitimate dissent against activism as their zealotry directly clashes with traditional values and beliefs. The uphill battle to abolish the death

An Engineer’s Story: Working in the U.S. Versus Working in Singapore

An Engineer’s Story: Working in the U.S. Versus Working in Singapore

Why do you work so hard?” “Because I am in Singapore.” Azman Said, a young technology engineer, replied with a smile. I smiled back in response: surrounding us were the bustling crowds and tall, glass fronted skyscrapers of Raffles Place, which glinted in the afternoon sun. Do people in Singapore really work much harder than

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

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

His wife Chow Yee Ling and their deceased son Lawrance Chow.jpg

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

Survey: Are Singaporeans Working Too Hard?

By Vibrant Dot Staff The Epoch Times interviewed 31 office workers around Singapore’s Central Business District (CBD) to find answers to this question: “Are Singaporeans working too hard?” 80 percent of the 31 respondents work more than eight hours a day, while half of them work more than 10 hours a day. 73 percent of

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