Epoch Times, Singapore Edition (Sep/Oct 17 Issue)

Get the Sep/Oct 2017 issue at Kinokuniya Book Stores today! * Food Security – Qatar’s recent diplomatic crisis is a stark reminder of what can happen to Singapore. Should we remind ourselves to GROW OUR OWN FOOD, OR PERISH? * 70% OF YOUNG SINGAPOREANS HAVE MYOPIA. WHAT CAN WE DO? * Despite Singapore’s commitment to tax…

Reducing Food Waste: An Endless Battle

By Luan Do | Epoch Times Staff  In Singapore, anti-foodwaste enthusiasts would remember the year 2013, when growth in food waste exceeded that in total population by a factor of eight. Although significant improvements have been made to bring this factor down to 0.5 last year, Singapore is still in the crosshairs of the international campaign…

Stories of Integrity: Virtuous Minister Refuses to Give False Testimony

Epoch Times, Minghui.org Zhao Liangbi (1216 – 1286 AD) was a minister of the Yuan Dynasty (1271 – 1368 AD). He was an honest and upright man who took full responsibility of his decisions, and insisted on upholding the truth. During the rule of Kublai Khan, two key rebel leaders were once caught. The imperial…

Stories of Integrity: Yan Zi Admonishes the Duke of Qi

Epoch Times, Minghui.org Yan Zi was prime minister of the State of Qi during the Spring and Autumn Period. Having served three consecutive Dukes in his lifetime, he was deeply respected as an upright advisor who always gave his honest opinion. During Duke Jing of Qi’s rule, a continuous rainstorm caused severe flooding in the…

Lessons from Dizi Gui: Impressions That Last a Lifetime

By Jade Pearce | Epoch Times Staff Dizi Gui (Standards for Being a Good Student and Child) is an ancient Chinese text for children that teaches moral values and proper etiquette. It was written during the Qing Dynasty during the reign of Emperor Kangxi (1661-1722) by Li Yuxiu. Beneath the conservative, “old-school” verbose of this…

The Treasure Voyages of Admiral Zheng He

By Yue Qing | Epoch Times Staff In 1405, during the early Ming Dynasty, the Admiral Zheng He embarked with a treasure fleet of over 240 ships and almost 28,000 crew members on the first of a series of far-reaching maritime voyages. The fleet would go on to complete a total of seven voyages over the next…

Technology and the Future Workforce

By Athena Wang | Epoch Times Staff A paper by Carl Benedikt Frey and Michael A. Osborne estimates that around 47 percent of total US employment is at risk of being replaced by computerisation within a decade or two. The chart below summarises key highlights from their paper, ‘The Future of Employment: How Susceptible Are…

Lessons from Dizi Gui: Persistence and Curiosity Maketh the Renaissance Man

By Jade Pearce | Epoch Times Staff Dizi Gui (Standards for Being a Good Student and Child) is an ancient Chinese text for children that teaches moral values and proper etiquette. It was written during the Qing Dynasty during the reign of Emperor Kangxi (1661-1722) by Li Yuxiu. Beneath the conservative, “old-school” verbose of this…