In The Bead For Peranakan Love

By Morgan Awyong| For Epoch Times For the unaware, the beaded patterns hanging in wooden frames in Robert Sng’s Little Shophouse might seem nothing more than pretty craft displays.In actual fact, those intricate pieces are designs to be made into a famous part of the Peranakan iconography – the kasut manek (beaded shoes). No traditional…

Keeping Traditions Alive: Tu-tally Singaporean

By Morgan Awyong| For Epoch Times “In the old days, we used a wooden board on a pivot like a seesaw. Attached to one end was a heavy rock, and the women would step on the other end to land blows on the rice while the men went out peddling the kueh.” – Kerwin Chng…

Exploring Singapore’s Little India

(Source: YouTube.com) One of the few unique cultural enclaves in Singapore, Little India is also one of the most vibrant and colourful districts in Singapore. Indeed, Little India is the heart of Singapore’s 353,000-strong Indian community, which makes up 9.2 percent of our population, according to the Singapore Department of Statistics. Exploring Little India via…

What are the different CSR models and why should corporations embrace CSR? (Talk: “Corporate Social Responsibility in Singapore”)

What are the different CSR models and why should corporations embrace CSR? Read the October 2016 issue to find out. Get the latest issue at Kinokuniya Bookstores today! Alternatively, register for the Talk: “Corporate Social Responsibility in Singapore: What’s the next lap?” to find out more! Go to http://inspired.epochtimes.today/ to register for an invitation today;…

What is an Asian brand of philanthropy? Q&A with Laurence Lien

What is an Asian brand of philanthropy? In this interview, Laurence Lien gives a glimpse into why it is important for Asian philanthropists to join up efforts to work on issues together, the challenges of building a collaborative network, and the need for Asian philanthropy to be more strategic to address Asia’s social challenges. Read…

Why Are Singaporean Chinese and Mainland Chinese Different?

Passengers in the train subway Singapore. (Photo Source: pixabay.com) [This mentality is common] in China: if you don’t compete or pretend that you are strong, others might take advantage of you and you would get bullied. – Su Xi (pseudonym), a researcher at a local educational institution It’s just bizarre: Singaporean Chinese and mainland Chinese belong to the…