A guide to understanding the 2 Hari Raya festivals in Singapore

Tomorrow, Muslims around the world will be gathering to celebrate Hari Raya Haji. If you’re wondering how that is any different from Hari Raya Puasa, then you’ve come to the right place. Here is a quick guide to help you better understand the two major Islamic festivals celebrated by Muslims in Singapore. BackgroundHari Raya Puasa On the 9th month of the Islamic calendar, also known … Continue reading A guide to understanding the 2 Hari Raya festivals in Singapore

A guide to understanding the Hungry Ghost Festival

By tomorrow morning, most of us will be greeted by the unmistakable whiff of ashes and joss sticks in the air. Grass patches will be lined with candles, joss sticks and food offerings. And it will finally dawn on the uninformed that the gates of hell have indeed opened. But because you are reading this, you will be better prepared for the seventh lunar month … Continue reading A guide to understanding the Hungry Ghost Festival

Cool gift ideas for any type of dad

Father’s Day is just around the corner. Thankfully for internationally celebrated days like this, we are reminded amidst our busy schedules to show appreciate to the men who have raised us, provided a roof over our heads and encouraged us to strive to be our best. Even if most dads do not articulate their need or desire for affection, a thoughtful gift bring a smile … Continue reading Cool gift ideas for any type of dad