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The Heck Is: Chingay?
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The Heck Is: Chingay?

Chingay. A name that pops up during the early periods of the new year, before quietly dissipating away from the public’s collective consciousness until the next year — It’s a cycle that many Singaporeans go through.  We may know Chingay, but do we actually know Chingay? Many will say that it is a parade. Yes, of course it is, that much is obvious. But what is it actually meant to be? This is something that I suspect many Singaporean may struggle to come up with an answer. Admittedly, I am someone who has not seen nor cared about it in…
The long weekends of SG 2020: Plan your next mini-holiday
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The long weekends of SG 2020: Plan your next mini-holiday

Working in Singapore can be a draining process. Luckily for us, Singapore also has one of the highest amounts of public holidays in the world, meaning just a few extra days without work to handle. For 2020 in particular, most of the eleven gazetted public holidays are situated on rather convenient days of the week. Take a look at our guide so that you can make the most out of these holidays and plan your next mini-vacation without sacrificing much of your leave: Chinese New Year Chinese New Year for 2020 falls on 25 January, a Saturday. This would mean…
Fortune Gathers at RWS: Singapore’s Underwater Dance and Sesame Street Lo Hei
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Fortune Gathers at RWS: Singapore’s Underwater Dance and Sesame Street Lo Hei

This year, Fortune Gathers at Resorts World Sentosa took a creative spin on the usual dragon and lion dance, even throwing Universal Studios Singapore’s (USS) adorable cartoon characters dressed up in CNY clothes into the mix. From 25 January to 19 February 2019, there will be two major set of programs taking place at the S.E.A Aquarium and along the Auspicious Dragon Trail. Besides that, you can get your personal fortune told at Fortune Street from 5 to 17 February. Here is a rundown of the list of activities that happened at Fortune Gathers this year: S.E.A Aquarium The underwater…
DANAMIC $40 Prudential Marina Bay Carnival Budget Guide: Are You a Foodie or a Thrill Seeker?
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DANAMIC $40 Prudential Marina Bay Carnival Budget Guide: Are You a Foodie or a Thrill Seeker?

The Prudential Marina Bay Carnival is back for another season – bigger and better than ever before! Featuring 50 rides and games from Europe and around the globe, the carnival transformed the Bayfront Event Space into a massive vibrant playground. Unlike the previous season, the entire Prudential Marina Bay Carnival will be situated at a single venue, making it easier for carnival-goers to enjoy all the games and rides the Carnival has to offer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySLtCRy6mPw&feature=youtu.be The Prudential Marina Bay Carnival also presents three new rides this season – Freak Out, Jumper Jumper, and the Wave Swinger. Prices have been made…
Here’s Why Sentosa Is The Next Chinatown This CNY 2018
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Here’s Why Sentosa Is The Next Chinatown This CNY 2018

Sentosa: home to just about anything exhilarating – the tallest dueling coasters in the world, a speedy skyline luge, and an indoor wind tunnel so anyone can fly like a bird, just to name a few. That’s merely the icing on top of the cake; Sentosa is also home to not one, but a total of three beaches for all to take a quick breather from the stressful confines of the mainland. It’s really no surprise to see why the humble little island is touted as the state of fun! This year, Sentosa goes beyond just being a fun place…
New Year, New You, Same Old CNY
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New Year, New You, Same Old CNY

I sauntered into the grocery store, basket in one hand, shopping list in another, ready to embark on my usual therapeutic routine: shopping for my beloved groceries and jamming along to the latest Ariana Grande tune while grooving to those insane falsettos. It was then when the sirens of doom hit me. That ridiculously and blaring noise screaming through those accursed speakers; yes, I have heard them before. They are not the alluring tunes sang by mermaids to lead sailors to their doom. They are those fateful songs that play on loop to torture even the coldest of criminals, to shred…
The Best Anti-Social Things To Do During Chinese New Year
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The Best Anti-Social Things To Do During Chinese New Year

Ah, the Chinese Lunar New Year, a time of family and traditions to celebrate the coming year and the hopeful harvest of abundance. But alas, we can do without the stifling gatherings, the strict codes (no black, really?) and most of all, attempting to converse with cousins, aunts and strangers you’ve only heard gossip about from your parents. It’s time to be anti-social with our anti-social guide. So to give you some entertainment after you collapse into a random armchair and whip out your phone, let our anti-social guide tell you some of the very best anti-social things to do…
We Need To Learn How To Accept Compliments This CNY
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We Need To Learn How To Accept Compliments This CNY

“Wah your ah boy in secondary school already ah? Heard he score very well leh. Aiyo your ah boy so smart!” “No lah no lah, he very lazy one.” For many of the larger families in Singapore, the Lunar New Year is a time of compulsory gatherings, discussed and arranged in the usual clandestine manner that middle-aged folks communicate in (i.e. hours of whispering between aunties over a landline). Planning the gathering, however, is nothing compared to being at the actual gathering. Amidst the slightly awkward dialogues and faltering false starts lie the true terror: finding a conversation starter with people you…
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