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
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
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
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”.
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
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
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”
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
Whenever I ate hot pot, lamb hardly ever appeared in my order due to its strong smell. But dining at Little Sheep (Xiao Fei Yang) has changed my perspective. The finely sliced marbled lamb was tender, fresh and flavourful after being dipped into the signature Mongolian-style broth a few times—and believe me, there is little
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
“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
If I can make a difference to others and help them, I would love to be part of it. – Sofia Subri, owner of CAZ Villa in Bali Many Singaporeans work to put food on the table and to achieve their goals in life, be it material well-being, wealth, fame, self-fulfilment or ideology. Sofia Subri
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
I’m not an expert, but if there’s one thing I know to be true, it’s this – the weekday blues involve myriad things: heavy traffic, early mornings, and difficult co-workers. I don’t have a solution to frustrating road congestion or becoming an early riser, but I do have a couple of pointers on working with
READ THE EPOCH TIMES TODAY!
How will the spread of novel coronavirus further develop? How will the economy of China and Asia be affected? What businesses need to know to reduce losses? Read The Epoch Times for insights you won't want to miss. Click here to sign up now!