Lion dance, one of the National Heritage Board's 88 living heritage elements, takes a coy form with Singapore's oldest lion dance troupe. The Singapore Hok San Association, which turns 100 next year, makes its members study the mannerism of kittens. "We are gentle, cautious and curious. We bite back when necessary," said one of its advisers, Mr Chan Yew Kay.
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Free trade and economic cooperation were at the forefront of the meetings between Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Moon Jae-in in the Chinese city of Chengdu.
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Malaysia's top prosecutor will look into reopening the case of a murdered Mongolian woman allegedly linked to former premier Najib Razak, after Azilah Hadri, one of the convicted murderers, made a sworn statement saying Najib ordered the killing of Ms Altantuya Shaariibuu.
The United States has welcomed the death sentences issued by Saudi Arabia against five people over the murder of Mr Jamal Khashoggi, saying it was an important step to make those responsible for the crime accountable.
Foreign and security policy analysts have welcomed Washington's bipartisan support for US engagement in the Asia-Pacific, after Congress allocated US$2.5 billion (S$3.4 billion) for the 2018 Asia Reassurance Initiative Act.
Singapore can leverage its talent, content and financing networks to work with regional partners to drive the digital media sector, says Infocomm Media Development Authority chief industry development officer Howie Lau.
You may be knocking back a few drinks this festive season, but here is a sobering reason to pace yourself. A local study has found that those in the habit of binge drinking had a higher likelihood of poorer mental health and quality of life. Female binge drinkers also tend to report anxiety disorders.
Easing trade tensions between the world's two biggest economies, an upturn in the tech cycle and easier financial conditions will spur growth in Asia next year. But weak consumption across most of the region is likely to keep the upswing a tepid one.
Singapore will get a chance to experience the Spanish methodology that has produced world beaters such as Rafael Nadal, when five-time Davis Cup winner Feliciano Lopez (above) opens his SportEd Tennis Academy here in February.
Singapore is set to welcome the world's top 16 Dota 2 teams for the first time next June, with the teams playing for a prize pool of US$1 million (S$1.36 million). The first Dota 2 Singapore Major will be organised by One Esports with the support of the Singapore Tourism Board and e-sports company PGL.
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