January 22, Weekly Covid Update from Asia

Travel Ban Extensions and More To Come The existence and discovery of new variants of Covid-19 combined with rising cases in several countries meant that restrictions were extended and increased.  Already existing travel bans in the Philippines will now be in place until 31 January.  Hong Kong has revised its travel ban to include arrivals […]

Chinese New Year 2020

Lunar New Year 2020: Year of the Rat

The solar date of Saturday, January 25th will be celebrated around the world, but especially in Asia. Well-known globally as either the Lunar New Year, Spring Festival or Chinese New Year, the holiday is an important one inside and outside of China.  The timing of the holiday follows the lunar cycle and is celebrated upon […]

Singapore Team Lunch

How did you celebrate the New Year?

  Entering my third year in Singapore, this is now the third time that I have experienced Chinese New Year and the tradition of “Lo Hei”. “Lo Hei” in Cantonese, where 捞 “lo” (literally mixing) means “tossing up good fortune”, refers to the ritual adopted in Singapore of tossing the yu sheng and saying of […]