|Thursday, February 23, 2017

Lifestyle News

Washington’s National Zoo fetes giant panda Bao Bao with special sendoff

REUTERS, Feb 17: Washington’s National Zoo will lavish its giant panda Bao Bao with exotic treats and mementos of her time in the nation’s capital before she departs for China next week, as part of a breeding program to diversify the gene pool of the vulnerable species. The 3-year-old panda, the first surviving cub born at the zoo since ...Full Article

Lego builds giant brick house in its home town

COPENHAGEN, Feb 17: Danish toymaker Lego is building a play house in its home town designed to look like 21 giant versions of its bricks stacked on top of ...Full Article

Baba-Nyonya culture, tradition becoming extinct

MELAKA, Feb 16: The “Peranakan” or “Baba-Nyonya” community in Melaka is now facing various challenges and pressures due to modernisation and changes in the 21st century. A fifth generation ...Full Article

Study reveals Malaysians ready to adopt mobile payments

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 16: Malaysians are ready to adopt mobile payments with seven in 10 expressing a willingness to use mobile wallets such as Samsung Pay, according to the ...Full Article

Even as dating apps bloom, some singles still say yes to matchmakers

SINGAPORE, Feb 16: It was about four years ago when Mr John Gan* first thought about settling down after seeing his close friends getting hitched and starting their own ...Full Article

Tired of screen addicts, Vienna cafe says phone juice costs extra

VIENNA, Feb 16: Grumpy waiter service is as traditional as apple strudel in Vienna, but a cafe in one of the city’s most recognizable landmarks has caused disquiet with ...Full Article

Kanye West unveils new Yeezy line during New York Fashion Week

NEW YORK, Feb 16: Three months after being hospitalized for exhaustion, rapper Kanye West made his first major public appearance on Wednesday, turning up for his Yeezy fashion show ...Full Article

How to stay together and in love for 50 years or more

SINGAPORE, Feb 15: The wedding invitation card sits on the front page of the album, an ageing document that jolts 77-year-old Kishinchand Primalani’s memory back to that fateful day ...Full Article

NUS Museum exhibition reveals Myanmar’s lost art of celadon ceramics

SINGAPORE, Feb 15: To outsiders, the Myanmar township of Twante may be best known as the place where the British writer George Orwell was once posted to as a ...Full Article

Rock singer Debbie Harry crowned Style Icon at Elle Style Awards

LONDON, Feb 15: Debbie Harry, frontwoman of rock band Blondie, was crowned a fashion icon at London’s Elle Style Awards, and she thanked her punk influences for defining her ...Full Article
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