The World’s Most Powerful Passports (Singapore up one place from 2013) 2014 According to the Henley & Partners Visa Restrictions Index, Singapore is in joint 5th place in terms of having visa-free access internationally. This placement is along side Switzerland as countries who enjoy access to 167 countries without the need for a visa. 2013
Happy Chinese Ewe Year 2015
May the force be with Ewe Wool ewe please take care and goat have some fun Chewbacca Pun credit: Cheeming Boey
Top 10 Posts of 2014
These are the posts that got the most views in 2014.
4 Christmas Customs and Why
1. Christmas or Xmas? Christmas sometimes known as Xmas, does not stem from a secular attempt to remove the religious tradition from Christmas by taking the “Christ” out of “Christmas”. In the Greek language and alphabet, the letter that looks like an X is the Greek letter chi / Χ (pronounced ‘kye’ – it rhymes...
We Wear a Poppy to Remember…
The red remembrance poppy has become a familiar emblem of Remembrance Day due to the poem “In Flanders Fields”. These poppies bloomed across some of the worst battlefields of Flanders in World War I, their brilliant red colour an appropriate symbol for the blood spilled in the war.
Remember, remember the 5th of November. But why?
On 5th November 1605, Guy Fawkes and his buddies planned to blow up Parliament in London, in an attempt to kill the King. They were unsuccessful. “Remember remember the fifth of November Gunpowder, treason and plot. I see no reason why gunpowder, treason Should ever be forgot…” Happy Bonfire Night In 1605, thirteen young men...
Origins of Halloween
Halloween has its origins in the ancient Celtic festival known as Samhain (pronounced “sah-win”). The festival of Samhain is a celebration of the end of the harvest season in Gaelic culture. They believed during this period, the boundaries between the worlds of the living and the dead overlapped and the deceased would come back to...
Singapore Ranked 3rd Most Attractive Global City
The survey, conducted by Pricewaterhouse Coopers, puts London at the top of the heap, followed by New York, and Singapore. Of the various attractiveness markers accounted for in the survey, education, technology, transportation and general quality of life are crucial factors in the ranking. You can download the full report, Cities of Opportunity 2014, here.
In Memory of HR Giger
Sci-fi surrealist HR Giger, creator of Alien visions, dies in fall
My Mum Gets Two Mother’s Days
Happy Mother’s Day Images from South Africa Safari April 2014 Mothering Sunday (30 March 2014) This is Christian holiday that falls on he 4th Sunday in Lent. During the 16th century, people would return to their main church (mother church) of the area, for a service to be held on Laetare Sunday. However, most people in the UK...
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