Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban defended the controversial law as he arrived for the EU summit Thursday BRUSSELS - Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban strongly defended a new law in his country banning LGBT content in schools as he arrived at an EU summit dominated by growing controversy over the issue. "This is not against homosexuality, any sexual interference. It's not about homosexuals," said Orban. "It's about the right of the kids and the parents," he said, adding that he would not withdraw the legislation despite fierce public criticism of it by most of his EU counterparts. Leaders from 17 EU countries on Thursday signed on to a letter that, although not directly mentioning Hungary, deplored "threats against fundamental rights, and in particular the principle of non-discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation". It came on the heels of a more explicit joint declaration earlier this week by the same countries, including heavyweights Germany, France, Italy ... » Learn More about Hungary PM digs in on LGBT law at EU summit
*Editor's note, July 12, 2017: We updated inaccuracies in this article after receiving feedback from a reader. CHIJMES is a venue that sits prettily today in the City Hall area, surrounded by sleek skyscrapers and traffic-flooded roads. The former convent, which still houses a Gothic-style chapel, is nearly impossible to miss for its old-world charm. Within its premises are open green lawns, marbled archways, and neoclassical courtyards, all reminiscent of a different era —- one that is very different from our modern city lives. Declared a national monument on October 26, 1990, CHIJMES is today home to restaurants and entertainment hotspots. The picturesque backdrop is also perfect for performances, recitals, and weddings. But it served a very different purpose in the past. The complex got its rich history, and its name, from the Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus (CHIJ). Their presence has been felt in Singapore since the 19th century, and still has influence ... » Learn More about Behind CHIJMES’ charming facade is a history involving schoolchildren, some with sad stories
Readers who are foodies might be familiar with Hakka Pang a.k.a chef Pang Kok Keong. Previously, Pang's Hakka kueh and dumplings were talked about as the mouth-watering delights they are. Now, the man is back with more Hakka food. Pang opened Pang's Hakka Noodles in Little India in July this year after closing his French patisserie Antoinette . The Hakka chef previously said that he hopes his noodle store will give people the opportunity to understand Hakka food better. Well, Pang offers many options to open your eyes to the world of Hakka noodles. Here's what you can find at Pang's Hakka Noodles: Pang's Hakka Red Wine Chicken Rice Noodle Soup (S$7) is made from three different types of wines, red wine lees, and homemade stock. You'll get thick rice noodles, beancurd skin, tofu, and tender chicken — all steeped in that potent and extremely fragrant gravy. The noodles are great at absorbing the flavours of the gravy. Pang's wheat noodles are made ... » Learn More about Potent red wine chicken noodle & traditional Hakka yong tau foo from S$7 at Tekka Place
A tie is to a suit, as a cologne is to a man. One’s outfit is never complete without a scent. After all, not only does a good fragrance help to increase your own confidence, a European study has show that it’s a serious deciding factor in terms of choosing a partner. Certainly, nothing triggers memories quite like an aroma reminding you of something good and beautiful. When it comes to choosing your cologne, here are a few things to keep in mind: Try to avoid trending bestsellers. You don’t want to be smelling like your average Joe – or worse, an ex. Consider the environment you’re in. For instance, sweet and heavy perfumes can be too cloying in hot and humid weather. Stay true to yourself; the scent you choose should accentuate your personality, not drown it out. Find one that can speak for you before you do. Without further ado, here are some of our top picks to smelling good anytime, anywhere. Day casual For a day of running errands, or a coffee shop sesh, here are ... » Learn More about Scents for men: Best smelling fragrances & colognes and when to wear them
If you are in the market for a practical, sensible, and affordable people carrier in the style of an MPV, your options are somewhat limited. Yes, you could consider something like the newly launched Kia Carnival, but that car is upside of $200k. If you're looking for a seven-seater on the lower end of the price spectrum, there are two French choices that you should certainly look at - the recently facelifted Peugeot 5008, as well as the Renault Grand Scenic. Which is the better Frenchie here? Different approaches To provide sufficient space for seven people, MPVs are inevitably boxy in nature. However, both cars here take their own individual approach to delivering a slightly more stylish approach towards the people-carrying box. The Grand Scenic is a pleasing wedge shape, with clean lines running from the sharply angled bonnet all the way to the rear end. The 5008 straddles the line between MPV and SUV, and adopts a slightly more muscular approach. Though more boxy and ... » Learn More about Peugeot 5008 or Renault Grand Scenic – which is the most value-for-money 7-seater choice?