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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

Ever 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 for the faint-hearted.

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5 Boat Quay Restaurants You Shouldn’t Miss

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 café to luxe northern

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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

Epoch Times Staff 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

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

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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 A Japanese buffet ensures that you will get a seafood galore! Triple Three is a seafood buffet in Singapore that serves up not only your traditional sashimi but mouthwatering crustacean and shellfish. Friday and Saturdays

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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

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

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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

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Singapore’s Marshall of Kindness

Most 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”. His legacy inspired

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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

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 Daily Bread, believes that

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”

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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

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