Saturday, October 19, 2019

The Future of Language

Singapore English Today in Asia, there are examples of language evolution. Step forth Singapore’s street language, Singlish, a colloquial brand of English with words...

Money Through the Ages

Text by Shailendra Bhandare. Illustration by Richard CagomocMoney is understood to be dollars and cents today but that hasn't always been the case throughout...

Empires: Rise and Fall

Throughout history, empires have risen to claim and control large swaths of territory, ruling peoples under a single sovereign authority. Inevitably, the baton of...

Top 5 Places to Visit In Penang

By Timothy Tye What’s so special about Penang? It’s a question I often ask myself, when I see foreigners coming to buy properties here, or...

What Makes the World Go Round?

text SHAILENDRA BHANDARE photos ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM, UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD AS everyone knows from the old English adage, the answer to the title of this tale is...

Top 5 Places to Visit in Cyprus

1. LARA BEACH Located in the Akamas Peninsula, Lara Beach is an extensive sandy beach cupped with limestone rocks, warm and calm seas. Access...

The Legendary Ip Man: Grandmaster & Gentleman of Wing Chun

“It is difficult for a student to pick a good teacher, but it is more difficult for a teacher to pick a good student.” – IP MAN...

The Pyramid of Gunung Padang

Megalithic site in Indonesia could be the oldest in the world Gunung Padang Indonesia Göbekli Tepe TurkeyPyramids of Giza EgyptStonehenge EnglandBorobudur IndonesiaRapa Nui Easter IslandMacchu Picchu PeruGunung Padang is once again making headlines as...

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The Hindu devotee’s hands are pressed together. His palms touch, close to his chest, and his fingers point upwards. His brightly-coloured turban is in stark contrast to his thick white beard. “Namaste,” he says with a slight bow. Literally translated, the word means “I bow to the divine in you.” A respectful greeting, namaste, or namaskar, combined with the wordless hand gesture, conveys the same meaning of acknowledgement for a loved one, a guest or a stranger, regardless of the speaker’s language, culture or religion.