Taylor Swift expressed her gratitude towards the hardworking truck drivers on her Eras Tour by giving them $100,000 bonuses. This generous gesture occurred before her second performance in Santa Clara, California. But this wasn’t the only gift she shared with her team.
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.
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.
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.
Chuando Tan, a renowned photographer from Singapore, captured global attention for his captivating portraits of others and his remarkable self-portraits. Born in 1966, Chuando, now 57 years old, possesses an incredibly youthful appearance that defies his actual age.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
According to a poll of 27,000 city-dwellers done by TimeOut, some cities are clearly better to live in than others. Considering factors like employability, expenses, and safety, each city has its own pros and cons — nowhere is perfect, right? Ranking last is Bangkok at number 37, closely followed by the Turkish metropolis of Istanbul. Have a read to discover which city is considered to be the best one to live in.
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.
We live our lives without having any idea that owl cubs sleep horizontally, that Italian banks give loans secured by cheese, or that magnolia appeared so long ago that it isn’t even pollinated by bees.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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?
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.
If you feel the need to change your life for a little while, or you’re craving a true adventure to rock your world, you might want to leave everything behind and go on a magnificent trip to another country and visit an attraction you’d never imagine actually exists.
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.
Very few movies are shot “episode after the episode.” Depending on the weather conditions, the actors’ schedules, and financing, it can sometimes happen that the filming can be done out of chronological order. In such conditions, even the most professional movie consultants can sometimes forget about very important details which end up shocking attentive viewers.
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.