Bao Zheng: Symbol of Justice and Fairness

By David Wu Epoch Times Staff Bao Zheng (A.D. 999–1062) was a well-known official and judge in the Northern Song Dynasty. During his service, he fought vigorously against corruption, solved many complicated cases, and punished corrupt governors, abusive relatives of high-ranking officials, and crafty businessmen. Bao won wide respect and popularity from the people in…

lessons from dizi gui – Theory vs. Practice: Getting the Balance Right

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 ancient…

Penang – The Isle of the Betel Nut

By Li Yen Epoch Times Staff Penang, also called Pulau Pinang (Isle of the Betel Nut), derives its name from the plentiful betel nut palms lining its sandy beaches. A melting pot of cultures, this ‘Pearl of the Orient’ still retains its old-school charm and remains a favourite destination for many Singaporeans. Penang Street Art…

The Heritage of Swiss Watches

Jewellery is the medium through which crafts-manship and creativity combine to create artistic objects of desire. – Jörg G Bucherer, Chairman of Board By Epoch Times Staff For centuries, Switzerland has long been lauded for its world-renowned watches and its high-quality watchmaking. It is everyone’s dream to own a Swiss watch—a symbol of quality and…

Paralympic Medallist on Overcoming Adversity… Anything is Possible!

How do you know what you can or cannot do …until you try? Sometimes, all we have to do is believe in ourselves. By Epoch Times Staff Sometimes, the most painful events in life can become the greatest drive for a person’s life passion. Barely one week old, Singapore-born Laurentia Tan became seriously ill. When…

A Young Entrepreneur Who’s ‘Chief Everything Officer’

Innovation is a very big word in business. By Epoch Times Staff Unlike many youths who depend on their parents to pay for their university tuition fees, Zhao Dexin has not taken a cent from his parents since leaving junior college. The 26-year-old graduate from National University of Singapore (NUS) Engineering School started his own…

Discover Croatia— A Day in Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik is one of the most well-preserved medieval walled cities in the world, and one of the top destinations in the Mediterranean. By Li Yen Epoch Times Staff If you love the sun and the sea, Croatia is the country to go to. This untouched Adriatic beauty is Europe’s fastest growing tourist destination. Believe it…

Singaporean Boy on a Mission to Save Orphans in China

Singapore has many problems of her own, but that should not stop us from helping others. After all, we are all humans. – Borong Tsai, Ride2Freedom Ambassador from Singapore By Epoch Times Staff A mission to save five orphans? You can call it remarkable, or even heroic, perhaps? On June 1, Singapore representative for this…