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I’ve Been Living in Singapore for 4 Years and Would Like to Share 10 Things That Surprise Me Every Day

I’ve Been Living in Singapore for 4 Years and Would Like to Share 10 Things That Surprise Me Every Day
Places
3 years ago

Hi everyone! My name is Vasilisa and I am from Belarus. This is the fourth year I have been living and studying in Singapore. The country is not that big — there are 5.8 million people living on the territory of 247 square miles. In the 1960s, it was a poor and corrupted country but the country’s current prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew managed to perform an economic miracle and turned Singapore into one of the most successful countries in the world.

She Won Miss Universe Many Years Ago and at 76 Still Looks 30

She Won Miss Universe Many Years Ago and at 76 Still Looks 30
People
8 months ago

In the glamorous world of beauty pageants, some people leave a lasting impression that never fades. Apasra Hongsakula, the amazing Miss Universe winner, is a shining example of timeless grace and beauty. Back in 1965, she won the prestigious Miss Universe title, captivating everyone with her radiant charm. Fast-forward to today, at the age of 76, Apasra Hongsakula still looks astonishingly young and full of life, as if time hasn’t touched her at all.

If You See Purple Fence Posts, Get Away

If You See Purple Fence Posts, Get Away
Places
9 months ago

Laws and regulations form the backbone of society, governing our daily lives and ensuring order and fairness. While many laws are practical and straightforward, there exist a multitude of intriguing and often unexpected rules that have been put into place around the world. In this article, we embark on a captivating exploration of the fascinating rules and laws that shape different cultures and countries, unveiling the unique legal quirks that exist beyond our borders.In Arizona make sure you don’t have a sleeping donkey in your bathtub any time after 7 pm. This is a law made in 1924, after an incident that occurred during a flood. One merchant often allowed his donkey to sleep in his bathtub. This was before they weren’t attached to the floor and could easily be moved. When the town was flooded on a fateful night, the sleeping donkey was carried away by the torrent. It sailed through town and ended up in a valley one mile away. The donkey was stranded in the tub, floating helplessly. The town gathered and eventually saved the poor guy. But as it took a lot of effort and resources during the rescue, they quickly made a new decree, there will be no more donkeys sleeping in bathtubs! So there.

10 Things That Are Considered ’Normal’ in Other Countries but May Seem Odd to Us

10 Things That Are Considered ’Normal’ in Other Countries but May Seem Odd to Us
Places
10 months ago

There are over 190 countries spread across the globe, and each of them has its own unique cultural code. Although stereotypes may familiarize us with certain cultural aspects, there are many facts that can only be truly grasped through firsthand experience in a new country. We prepared a compilation of intriguing facts from various countries around the world, bringing the knowledge to your fingertips.

12 Curious Facts About Countries in the World You Probably Missed Out

12 Curious Facts About Countries in the World You Probably Missed Out
Places
11 months ago

It is often the case that when visiting a new country, people do not make an effort to learn about the local customs and way of life. However, this can be a mistake because things that are considered normal in our own culture may be viewed as unusual or even offensive in other countries. By gaining this knowledge, travelers can avoid awkward or humorous situations and make their trip smoother.

16 Hobbies That Are As Cool As They Are Insane

16 Hobbies That Are As Cool As They Are Insane
Curiosities
6 months ago

Some of the best hobbies out there make tedious activities more exciting: like extreme ironing! There isn’t much to explain about the rules, it’s just ironing clothes, but in the most outrageous of areas, like on top of mountains or on sky slopes. It’s also a pretty organized sport, it has its own international association and its own world championship. The first one took place back in 2002. The original extreme ironist is Phil Shaw, who came up with this hobby when faced with an impossible choice: either do his chores and iron his clothes or go rock climbing. Needless to say, he went for both at the same time. Phil decided to call himself “Steam” and went on an international tour to promote extreme ironing.

16 Hobbies That Are As Cool As They Are Insane

16 Hobbies That Are As Cool As They Are Insane
Curiosities
6 months ago

Some of the best hobbies out there make tedious activities more exciting: like extreme ironing! There isn’t much to explain about the rules, it’s just ironing clothes, but in the most outrageous of areas, like on top of mountains or on sky slopes. It’s also a pretty organized sport, it has its own international association and its own world championship. The first one took place back in 2002. The original extreme ironist is Phil Shaw, who came up with this hobby when faced with an impossible choice: either do his chores and iron his clothes or go rock climbing. Needless to say, he went for both at the same time. Phil decided to call himself “Steam” and went on an international tour to promote extreme ironing.

8 Unusual Bans From Countries Around the World

8 Unusual Bans From Countries Around the World
Places
year ago

Each country around the world has its share of laws that may seem absurd to people who don’t live there. Some of these laws are “out of this world”, but others abide by their unique cultural norms and customs. However, rules are the only way for each place to run smoothly, and when you want to travel the world and experience different cultures, it’s advisable to know how each principality works.

How to Travel Without Offending Anyone || Guide to Tactful Tourism

How to Travel Without Offending Anyone || Guide to Tactful Tourism
Places
7 months ago

It’s your first trip to Egypt, and your new friends there invited you for lunch. The food seems a bit dull, so you decide to spice it up with salt and pepper. You don’t see it on the table, so you ask the host for it, and you notice everyone’s shocked. It turns out it’s a huge insult to the cook when someone wants to change the original taste of the food on their plate. The cook made it that way for a reason and wanting to spice it up means showing that the dish wasn’t good enough.

12 Celebs That Made a Lifestyle Change and Went Vegan or Vegetarian

12 Celebs That Made a Lifestyle Change and Went Vegan or Vegetarian
People
year ago

The vegetarian and vegan way of life is growing in popularity, as this type of lifestyle includes health benefits and can help to reduce greenhouse gases. Lots of vegans and vegetarians are strong animal advocates, including many celebrities featured in this article. The following stars adopted a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle and haven’t looked back.

7 of the Most Dangerous Scams in 2022 and How to Stay Safe

7 of the Most Dangerous Scams in 2022 and How to Stay Safe

At least 587 people in Singapore lost $2.7 million to scammers that were pretending to be their friends in phishing scams. That is just a small example of how effective scams are around the globe and how these people manage to reach each and every one of us. Even if you are not very active online, they will find other ways to reach you and put their scam into effect.

A Photographer Asked Strangers to Smile to Show the Power of a Grin

A Photographer Asked Strangers to Smile to Show the Power of a Grin
Photography
2 years ago

Adults smile around 20 times a day, whereas children smile up to 400 times a day. A smile can be powerful, it can boost your mood, you may live longer, and you can have better relationships. Jay Weinstein is an Australian-born wanderer, and in 2015, he began traveling full-time. Over the course of his adventures, he witnessed a man transform right in front of his eyes as he said, “Smile!” just before taking a photograph, and it marked the beginning of his project, soiaskedthemtosmile.

15+ Mistakes Filmmakers Made That Slipped Right Under Our Radar

15+ Mistakes Filmmakers Made That Slipped Right Under Our Radar
Films
3 years ago

Accidental bloopers and technical mistakes are present in almost every movie. And this is quite understandable since it’s not always possible to spot the accidental appearance of a crewmember or a camera that’s reflecting in the glass that’s in the frame. However, sometimes such mistakes demonstrate incomplete details. For example, Pirates of the Caribbean required some good fact-checking regarding the history of Singapore, but it doesn’t make us love the movie any less.

10 Unusual Things That Are Common in Other Countries

10 Unusual Things That Are Common in Other Countries
Places
3 years ago

When we travel to a new country, we rarely try to learn more about the local traditions and their way of life. And this is our mistake. Some things that we take for granted in our culture, may be considered unusual in other countries and vice versa. But having this knowledge will make your trip easier and help prevent different kinds of embarrassing and funny situations.

Why Pet IDs Are Getting More and More Popular Day by Day

Why Pet IDs Are Getting More and More Popular Day by Day
Animals
year ago

Recently, pets in Singapore have been given a chance to feel like true Singaporeans because now they have the privilege of getting issued their very own personal IDs! The cards serve as running licenses and can get customized as per the pet owner’s request. Moreover, many other countries already have the habit of getting ID tags for their pets and we’re going to tell you why pet owners around the world had better start getting IDs for their pets right away.

10 Embarrassing Things We Shouldn’t Do in Other Countries

10 Embarrassing Things We Shouldn’t Do in Other Countries
Places
4 years ago

The old adage, “When in Rome, do as the Romans do,” still holds true everywhere. When you are traveling abroad, you do your due diligence and figure out all the “do’s and don’ts” of the country you’re visiting. But, it is more crucial to know the don’ts, since that knowledge will keep you away from any controversies and embarrassments and will keep you on the safer side.

25 Things That Prove There’s No Country Like Singapore

25 Things That Prove There’s No Country Like Singapore
Places
4 years ago

Singapore is truly a place that is unlike any other country in the world. For example, if you decide to feed a pidgeon, you will have to pay a $500 fine. And there’s so much more that can surprise and fascinate you there. Like a 4-story playground in a mall or a robot that collects dirty dishes in food courts!

How a Man That Looks 20 at 50 Lives and What His Diet Is Like

How a Man That Looks 20 at 50 Lives and What His Diet Is Like
People
5 years ago

Chuando Tan is a photographer from Singapore who attracted the attention of the whole world to himself by not only taking photos of other people but his own photos too. Why is this so interesting, you ask? Chuando was born in 1967, which means he is 51 years old now but he looks as if he is 20. So what’s the secret?

An Artist Who Just Wanted to Make a Girl Laugh Now Has Millions of Fans

An Artist Who Just Wanted to Make a Girl Laugh Now Has Millions of Fans
Art
3 years ago

Jason and Ymei are a young couple from Pinang, better known as "The Potato Couple". 5 years ago, Jason started drawing funny pictures and posting them on Facebook and Ymei helped him promote them on social media sites like Instagram. By 2016, they grew to be J&Y Productions and published their first book of comics about "The Potato Couple". It was incredibly popular in Malaysia and Singapore in addition to their homeland. In 2017, they released a new book which was geared toward western readers.

10+ Proofs That Japan Is Full of Surprises

10+ Proofs That Japan Is Full of Surprises
Places
6 months ago

Japan is one of the most extraordinary places on Earth, where centuries-old traditions peacefully coexist alongside bustling innovation.We at Bright Side really admire this unique country and have found reasons to support our feelings.