Local Beauty Products’ Wonders

When we think of ‘local beauty products,’ we usually associate it with organic products. This is correct in more ways than one. Singaporean beauty entrepreneurs are thinking globally and acting locally. This is no surprise as many women are looking for locally-sourced beauty products. With the quality that only organic products can bring, the ‘Made


Uniquely Filipino Souvenirs and Gifts: True Pinoy Goods

The Philippines was colonized by the Spaniards for 300 years and is currently very much into Western culture. Hence, the Filipino way of life is a colorful mix of Malayan, Spanish, Eastern and Western influences. If you want the best Filipino souvenirs and gifts, you need to go to a specialized shop. If a website

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Book Art: When Literary Art meets Visual Art

One of the most upsetting things for book lovers is to see a book being mutilated. Book vandalism includes but not limited to defacing, slicing and removal of pages. To many, intentional destruction of book is disturbing but what if it is done for the sake for art creation? Let’s take a little tour around


Quickest Way to Enjoy the Most Beautiful Island in the Philippines

The Philippines has more than 7,000 islands. If you’re after a budget-friendly and quick break, this tour is for you. A direct 3.5-hour flight from Singapore to Manila has a round trip ticket averaging S$174. Tour a popular spot in the northern part of one of the world’s most beautiful islands. Palawan’s El Nido has

The Holocaust of the 21st Century

The Holocaust of the 21st Century

A Bloody Prelude It was the early autumn of 1997. A young Uyghur doctor was pursuing a promising medical career in a large hospital in Xinjiang, China. One day, his instructor had a task for him. Five senior Chinese government officials required new organs. The young Uyghur was to take blood samples from the Uyghur


Thai Cave Rescue

All 13 Wild Boars have been successfully rescued after a frantic 2-week mission that had the world on the edge of their seats. Many said that this mission restored their hope in humanity, and it’s not hard to see why. It wouldn’t have been possible without the unsung heroes who risked their lives and showed

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Singapore Hawker Centres’ Origins: Eating Through History

Deemed as a culinary haven by locals and tourists alike, hawker centres house food ranging from traditional dishes to old-school treats with a twist. Singapore, known to be a country of modern marvels, is also home of the so-called national treasure, hawker centres. Be it 1915 or to new and improved food shelters, this melting


Inspiring Story: Passing Tribulations with Flying Colours

Our problems seem so trivial in contrast to the hardships this special family has faced. Their story of perseverance, courage, and a never-say-die attitude has touched the hearts of many Singaporeans … most definitely a source of inspiration for those who lose hope in the face of adversity. Meet the Seng family from Singapore. The


Salted Egg Yolk is the Game Changer!

In today’s competitive F&B scene, everyone is whipping out innovative ideas to grab customers and stay in the game.   Salted Egg Yolk, once considered too salty as a main dish, is the game-changer in F&B today and the ‘must have’ dish on both Asian and Western menus. Originating from China and derived by soaking


The Simple Habits of Nonprocrastinators

It’s pretty rare to find people who (almost) never procrastinate. In my experience, 95 to 99 percent of people procrastinate for at least part, if not most, of each day. That’s not a judgment. I procrastinate, too. It’s about understanding our habitual reactions to stress, uncertainty, difficult tasks, distractions, and the feeling of being overwhelmed.


8 dreamy AirBnB spots in Singapore that won’t break the bank

1.  Stylish and Spacious Elegant Kinfolk Loft This gorgeous modern loft is situated close to Farrer Park MRT, and has chic wooden interiors with gold and white accents. A Kinfolk magazine could easily blend in with the surroundings, and this would be a great place to chill in bed or have a coffee or two.

Themed Hotels in Singapore To Take You To The Past

Ever wanted to live in the past? All dressed in patterns and flared pants, sleeping next to neon signs? Despite Singapore being such a small country, there are many places where you can have a blast to the past for a night or two and have a vintage evening all to yourself or with friends.


The Simple Pleasure of Clearing Piled Up Work and Chores

Yesterday, we arrived back home from a monthlong trip to Tokyo and Guam. Today, I’ve been on a lovely spree, clearing out inboxes, processing paper mail, taking care of finances, and getting my work and life in order. It turns out to be one of my favorite simple pleasures: coming back home and clearing things


Green Architectural Landmarks in Garden City

Sebastian Chia/author] The “garden city” vision was first introduced by the former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew in year 1967. Since then the government has been committed to the greening programme –  a minimum of 10,000 saplings are planted every year in the Tree Planting Campaign. In 2017, a research from the Future Cities Laboratory


Halal Korean Restaurants in Singapore to Break Fast At

With Ramadan approaching, deciding where to break fast will be the talk of every friend group and family. Join in the Hallyu wave by dining into these Halal Korean restaurants, that will surely bring the heat to the table. Here is a list of halal Korean restaurants for you and your friends to visit to


Creating the Time to Do What You Love Every Day

Our days are often filled with things we have to do and things we do to comfort ourselves from the stress and tiredness from doing what we have to do. The result: We end up putting off what we really want to do. Think about that for a second. Our days are filled with “have to do” stuff and

A Practical Guide to Making Right Comparisons of Electricity Price Plans

Which retailer offers the best plan? It depends on the length and type of contract you sign with the electricity retailer. There are currently three types of plans: (1) Fixed discount off regulated tariff offered by SP Group; (2) Fixed price and (3) Peak and off-peak plan which charges different prices on peak and off-peak

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That Distinctive Springtime Smell: Asparagus Pee

Along with many other delights, springtime brings the beginning of the asparagus growing season. Regardless of whether you prefer the green, purple or white variety, asparagus provides a rich source of vitamins and minerals, and its consumption as part of a healthy diet may reduce risk of cancer and cardiovascular-related diseases. Despite the nutritional benefits of asparagus, many

Authentic Japanese Snacks, Delivered to Your Doorstep

Thoughts of Japanese snacks may evoke images of multicolored Pocky sticks and matcha-flavored Kit Kats lining Asian supermarket shelves. But what about a white chocolate-raspberry rye cookie, or a fluffy mango chiffon cake? Or airy puffs of shrimp-flavored or soybean powder-coated toasted mochi that crunch, then all but melt in your mouth? Such are the treats you



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