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It’s a Village Life on the Tiny Island of Ubin

It’s a Village Life on the Tiny Island of Ubin

Just some ten kilometres north east of Singapore, lies the country’s last rural corner. Called Pulau Ubin that translates to “Granite Island”, this boomerang shaped land mass portrays a nostalgic 1960s feel when modern and public utilities were non-existent. There are about a hundred villages who still make the island their home. Depending on wells...

Chopsticks – Traditional Chinese Dining Culture

Chopsticks – Traditional Chinese Dining Culture

Considered an ancient Chinese invention, chopsticks were used as traditional eating utensils in the orient. A staple item in any household in China, Mongolia, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, Laos and Myanmar, these “nimble ones” are often made out of unfinished wood, bamboo or lacquer. Chopsticks or “Kuaizi” as it is called can be found in...

A 2012 Chinese New Year in Singapore

A 2012 Chinese New Year in Singapore

Marking the beginning of a new year in accordance to the lunar calendar, Chinese New Year remains the most significant festival within the Chinese community in Singapore. It symbolises a new year filled with hopes and dreams, welcoming longevity and prosperity, leaving  negative vibes from the past behind. Looked upon as a fresh start, Chinese New Year is also...

Singapore Lights-Up for Christmas

Singapore Lights-Up for Christmas

By Rosemarie John – Apart from gift shopping, November end is that time of year most people start setting up their Christmas decorations, lighting up their trees and playing Christmas carols all day long creating joy and merriment that the festivities bring. While households in the west go all out with Christmas décor covering their lawn and roof that sometimes...

A Night Out at the WRX Launch Soirée

A Night Out at the WRX Launch Soirée

By Rosemarie John – Amidst the gaiety and eager anticipation of discerning diners and set on the backdrop of Sentosa’s waterfront, The World Gourmet Series Wine and Restaurant Experience commenced with the Launch Soirée on November 17th 2011. The ten-day event attempts to allow guests to savour and appreciate culinary interpretations of Singapore’s immensely...

Maritime Experiential Museum & Aquarium at Resorts World

Maritime Experiential Museum & Aquarium at Resorts World

Opening its door on October 15th 2011 and housed in an iconic steel and glass ship hull at the Resorts World Sentosa waterfront, the Maritime Experiential Museum and Aquarium (MEMA) promises a new museum-going experience that will cover maritime talks, children’s workshops and exploration on life-size replica historical ships. Designed by Ralph Appelbaum, whose...

Wine & Restaurant Experience – World Gourmet Series

Wine & Restaurant Experience – World Gourmet Series

Tucked away in the South-East is a tiny dot of landmass called Singapore known truly as a smelting pot of cultures and cusines. Food is veiwed as a national identity and in many ways a unifying cultural thread as well. Its no surprise that the World Gourmet Series kicks off amidst the tickling of palettes with festive spirits lighting the way. Encompassing a series...

A Creative Journey through Wishes & Dreams

A Creative Journey through Wishes & Dreams

By Rosemarie John – With a gifted hand and a huge heart, Gelyn Ong is a seven year old whose talent goes beyond words. Full of colour and life, Gelyn’s paintings adorns homes and organizations in Singapore as she donates her work to charity auctions, raising funds for humanitarian causes both on the island and abroad. Raising close to $100,000 for charity...