SINGAPORE: Muslims in Singapore will usher in the holy month of Ramadan on Monday (May 6), kicking off a month of fasting.The holy month begins with the sighting of the new moon based on the Islamic lunar calendar, after which the religious authorities of Muslim majority countries will declare the start of Ramadan.In announcing the date, the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (MUIS) noted that according to astronomical calculations as agreed upon by member countries of The Informal Meeting of the Religious Affairs Ministers of Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore, the crescent for the month of Ramadan appeared on Sunday evening after sunset for about 26 minutes.In a statement on Sunday, the Mufti of Singapore, Dr Mohamed Fatris Bakaram, wished all Muslims in Singapore a blessed Ramadan."In this blessed month, let’s take the opportunity to strengthen friendship and foster stronger family ties by performing activities together such as having the pre-dawn and … [Read more...] about Muslims in Singapore to mark start of Ramadan on May 6
I'm normally a rational person, until you put me in front of a good Taiwan or Teochew porridge buffet. All of a sudden, I think it's totally fine to pay $20 for unlimited servings of plain rice gruel and canned peanuts. I can almost hear you screaming, "wah lao, damn waste money leh!" … Unless, of course, you're just like me. Then you probably gian braised tau kee the same way "foodies" fantasise about atas French oysters and expensive champagne. High five! Now, read on for porridge buffets in Singapore to feast at. 10 BEST TAIWAN & TEOCHEW PORRIDGE BUFFETS IN SINGAPORE (2019) Note: Although many Taiwan/Teochew porridge dishes are seafood-, egg- and veggie-based, braised pork is also one of the staple ingredients, so it goes without saying that all of these places are not halal. The most halal-friendly option would be the ART, which doesn't use pork or lard in their cooking. ISTEAMBOAT A.K.A MARINA SQUARE PORRIDGE BUFFET LUNCH ($8.80++) Marina Square's somewhat infamous … [Read more...] about 10 best Taiwan & Teochew porridge buffets in Singapore
SINGAPORE: When a loved one becomes a patient at home, it can take a toll on the family, especially the primary carer.Take, for example, Mr Richard Ashworth, who left behind a career as an office manager to take care of his adoptive father, John, nine years ago.His father, 86, suffers from a host of age-related health issues, including dementia and colon cancer. Not only have these conditions left his elderly life in tatters, they have also taken their toll on his son’s mental health.“I’d get so frustrated — how to handle him when he started screaming?” recounted the 65-year-old.“I’d start arguing with him also: ‘Why are you doing this to me? Why all these things?’ That was a really hard journey for me at the beginning.”Like anyone caring for a frail or disabled loved one, he experienced fatigue and stress. But what might push carers into a state of mental and physical exhaustion known as caregiver burnout?Prolonged stress is … [Read more...] about When carers are burnt out, who cares for them?
Access As Ion Orchard turns 10 this year, Yeo Mui Hong, chief executive of Orchard Turn Developments, which manages the luxury mall, tells Hong Xinyi why the best is yet to come for this retail icon. 01 May 2019 06:30AM (Updated: 01 May 2019 06:30AM) Bookmark By the time you read this, Ion Orchard would have kicked off its 10th-anniversary celebrations with a literal splash – a custom-made aquarium at the mall’s outdoor space housing a lithe “mermaid”. That is just one of the many Instagrammable moments that shoppers can look forward to during the mall’s anniversary festivities this year, promises Yeo Mui Hong, chief executive of Orchard Turn Developments, which manages the luxury mall.WHAT IS EXPERIENTIAL RETAIL? Creating a mermaid moment is the latest instance of how Ion Orchard has stayed ahead of the curve. To counter the growing dominance of online shopping, brick-and-mortar merchants have turned to experiential … [Read more...] about What the future of retail looks like for Ion Orchard, according to its CEO
KUALA LUMPUR: The launching of visual radio by Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM) is the broadcaster’s new direction to move in tandem with transformation of the media, according to Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo. He said the move was in line with the government’s aim to harness new technology pertaining to radio and television broadcasting in delivering important information quickly and accurately. “Under this initiative, we bring radio broadcasts visually, that is, what is happening at the radio station can be seen ‘live’ via television. “This is a new thing, meaning recordings of special interviews can be done at state radio stations and thus there is no need to come to studios in Kuala Lumpur (Angkasapuri),” he said. He said this when officiating the mini launch of a programme to enhance RTM radio stations at Wisma Berita, Angkasapuri today. Under the programme, radio broadcasts will be streamed ‘live’ on … [Read more...] about Visual radio RTM’s new direction: Gobind