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Oscars and the World of Film Festivals by James Rowlins

It’s Oscar season - the time of year when everyone is talking about the movies.

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by Zsombor Meder

On February 14 2018, the Singapore Department of Statistics published its latest data on the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

Somapah Road by Pang Yang Huei

What do we know about Somapah Road? Apart from a middling knowledge of a few grisly WWII vignettes about Sook Chin and Upper Changi Road, most of us will be floundering for any information about this road.

American Thanksgiving by Rhema Hokama

You’ve seen it on American television shows and heard a lot about it, but what exactly is American Thanksgiving?

Halloween by Gabriel Tusinski

Halloween is an increasingly global commercial and consumerist celebration. As October 31st approaches, special types of candy, costumes and masks, and plastic decorative pumpkins and skeletons appear in retail outlets around the world.

Durga Pooja: Celebrating the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Buffalo-demon by Sandeep Ray

It is hours till dawn. We are huddled, dreaming. An alarm clock goes off shattering the stillness of night. It is an ungodly hour but the Goddess has arisen.

Mid-Autumn Festival by Zhao Zhenxing

Mid-Autumn festival falls on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month, when the heat of the summer has given way to cool autumn weather, marked by blue skies and gentle breezes. Because of its […]

Hari Raya Puasa by Nazry Bahrawi

Hari Raya Puasa is the Malay name for ‘Eid al-Fitr ( عيد الفطر ) that is celebrated by Muslims worldwide. It is a common mistake among the uninitiated to think of it as a celebration […]

Dragon Boat Festival by Zhao Zhenxing

The Dragon Boat Festival or Duan Wu Jie (端午节) falls on the 5th day of the 5th Moon in the Chinese calendar, and its symbol is the pyramidal rice dumpling wrapped in bamboo leaves, called Zong Zi (粽子)