Tag Archives: Singapore Culture

S’POREANS URGED TO SIGN PETITION TO SAVE SUNGEI ROAD THIEVES MARKET

A famous local artist has urged Singaporeans to sign a physical petition paper at the well-known Sungei Road Thieves Market to help save it from eviction at the hands of the government. Sungei Road Thieves Market is located along Pasar Lane, Larut Road and Pitt Street. The historically and culturally significant flea market boasts a huge array of second hand goods for bargain hunters and tourists alike.

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TAMPINES MP IRENE NG: SINGAPORE SHOULD NOT BECOME A LUXURY CITY FOR THE RICH

As Singapore becomes more cosmopolitan, it should try to avoid becoming a generic luxury city no different from other cities. Member of Parliament for Tampines GRC Irene Ng cited Orchard Road as an example. The shopping belt is lined with luxury shops which are similar to those in London, New York or Paris. Ms Ng added that these shops sell branded goods that are usually beyond the budget of the average Singaporean.

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CHINESE NEW YEAR CUSTOMS EXPLAINED

Chinese New Year takes place over 15 days and preparations for this celebration begin well over 1 month before the start of the new year. Here's a brief guide on the festivities and customs that take place during this annual event.

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JORG DIETZEL: A VIEW OF SINGAPORE – FROM THE OUTSIDE

But compared to one hour on the bus to Incheon airport, to the Hong Kong voting system, to Malaysia's government - Singapore has got many things right. My Singaporean friends may complain about the lack of freedom, and some online forums are full of fierce discussions about the MRT and foreign talent. But in shops and trains, malls and offices, I have never experienced anything other than helpfulness, efficiency and warmth. That's why I am looking forward to my return and to the continual improvement of this ambitious little island.

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