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Jing-zhe Zae Baak Fu & Da Siu Yan By Pinky Toky
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Jing-zhe, which means “the awakening of hibernated insects and animals”, marks the start of spring. It usually begins on March 5, 6 or 7 of each year. It is an age-old Cantonese custom to... More > make offering to the White Tiger (Zae Baak Fu) and to “beat petty little people” (Da Siu Yan) on Jing-zhe Day to get rid of bad luck and unpleasant people from our lives.< Less
Does Shoe Rack Affect Feng Shui? By Pinky Toky
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A shoe rack contains old and dirty shoes and is equivalent to bad qi (negative energy) in feng shui. Interested to know the rules regarding its placement?
Boost Property Sales With Feng Shui Yima By Pinky Toky
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Having difficulties selling your house? Activating the feng shui yima spot might help to solve the problem.
Drametse Ngacham Mask Dance of Bhutan By Pinky Toky
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Bhutan, situated at the eastern end of the Himalayans, is one of the smallest countries in the world. However, its cultural diversity and richness is profound. The Drametse Ngacham is a well-known... More > sacred cultural dance of the Bhutanese.< Less
Introduction to Tibetan Thangka Art By Pinky Toky
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Thangka painting is an ancient art tradition of the Tibetan people. The thangka was traditionally used as an object of religious veneration. Great importance is placed on the Buddhist iconography in... More > the painting. Tourism in the Himalayans has turned thangkas into lucrative business, resulting in mass production of thangkas. High-quality, authentic Tibetan thangka is in danger of becoming extinct.< Less
The Ancient Art of Susuk By Pinky Toky
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Susuk refers to the ancient art of inserting foreign objects (e.g. gold needle) under the skin for beauty or other purposes. It has its roots in the Malayan culture and is commonly practised in... More > Southeast Asia. It is believed that the susuk charm must be removed before death, otherwise the person will die a slow, painful death.< Less
The Red Headscarf Samsui Women Hong Tou Jin By Pinky Toky
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Due to extreme poverty in their hometown, Chinese women from Samsui came to Singapore in search of jobs as early as the 1920s. Most of them worked in the construction industry. As they were always... More > adorned with a red bandana when working at the construction site, they came to be known as “hong tou jin”, meaning red headscarf. As most of their hard-earned money was spent on supporting relatives back home, many of them lived in utter poverty in old age. As at November 2013, there are only two hong tou jin left in Singapore.< Less
Hong Tou Jin Samsui Women of Singapore By Pinky Toky
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In the early twentieth century, women from Samsui, China, came to Singapore in search of jobs. Most of them worked at construction sites and had contributed significantly to the construction... More > industry in Singapore. As the Samsui women were always adorned with their red bandana while working in the construction sites, they came to be known as “Hong Tou Jin”, which means red head-scarf.< Less