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Where artists show their manga-inspired fan art

Artist Lyana Lee has done what many young illustrators dream of doing. She pursues her passion fulltime and makes a living from her work, which includes melancholic goth drawings with Japanese flower motifs. Her output ranges from fan art featuring popular K-pop boy band BTS to drawings of original characters. Please subscribe or log in […]

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Historical buildings bank on new lease of life

NEW YORK • The fate of the soaring, palatial and utterly impractical Dime Savings Bank in Downtown Brooklyn was inevitable. The 1,556 sq m, 12m-tall chamber, with seven kinds of marble flooring, a vaulted-tile dome and Corinthian columns, closed in 2016, a victim of automated tellers and digital payments. Its last full-time tenant, Chase Bank, […]

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ST subscriber wins trip for two to Tottori

The first time Mrs Suzy Wong, 61, read about Tottori, Japan, was in March, when she came across a travel article in The Sunday Times about the destination. “I read about the sand dunes there and remember telling my daughter that it was an interesting place, but would we have the chance to visit it?” […]

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More space, services at Muji

Even after 16 years in the home-grown market, Japanese lifestyle juggernaut Muji is showing no signs of slowing down. At the opening last week of its 12th outlet here, in Jewel Changi Airport, the Japanese lifestyle giant unveiled its first takeout counter in the world to provide convenience for customers in transit. Please subscribe or […]

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Root Awakening

Fruit of the Giant Indian Fig are edible What is this tree (top)? The fruit look like figs, but the leaves’ shape is different. Are the fruit edible? David Seah The tree is known via common names such as Broad-leaf Fig, Giant Indian Fig and Elephant Ear Fig Tree. Its botanical name is Ficus auriculata. […]

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Sleep easy, rest pretty: 10 bedroom designs to aspire to

1. Big on art PHOTO: SPH MAGAZINES; DESIGN: MUSEUM HOMES Art collectors, this look is for you. Make space for your prized collection and dedicate the best spots in your room for your favourite piece. A large artwork above your headboard is sure to make a statement in this intimate space. 2. Portals and frames PHOTO: SPH […]

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14 Amazing Photos You Missed This Week

With the news cycle nowadays, it’s easy to miss the images that fly under the radar. We’ve got you covered. Here, we’re highlighting exceptional photos from around the world for the week of April 26–May 3, 2019. Check them out below. ABOVE: Sumo wrestlers hold crying babies during the Nakizumo or Naki Sumo Baby Crying […]

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Celebrating World Press Freedom Day Is More Important Than Ever

Journalists, media organizations, world leaders and news consumers alike came together on social media Friday to celebrate World Press Freedom Day and remember journalists who have lost their lives in the line of duty. “Seven months ago, Jamal Khashoggi walked into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul for marriage papers while his fiancee waited outside. He […]

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Jacinda Ardern Got Engaged, And The Press Didn’t Notice For Days

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is engaged, but the media almost missed it altogether. The leader who garnered international praise for her handling of shootings at two Christchurch mosques in March, responding with empathy, strength and tougher gun laws, said “yes” during the Easter holidays when longtime partner Clarke Gayford popped the question, Reuters […]

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Cyclone Fani Slams Into Eastern India With 124 MPH Winds

BHUBANESWAR, India, May 3 (Reuters) – A cyclone barrelled into eastern India on Friday, bringing down trees and power lines and “extensively” damaging the tourist town of Puri, but there were no early reports of casualties with a million people evacuated before it made landfall. Tropical Cyclone Fani spent days building up power in the […]

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Death Toll From New Zealand Mosque Shooting Rises To 51

The death toll from the mass shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, has risen, seven weeks after the attack. A 46-year-old Turkish citizen who was in critical condition after the March 15 shooting at Al Noor Mosque died Friday, local time, according to statements from the New Zealand police and government. The man’s death […]

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Catholic Services Canceled In Sri Lanka Capital For Second Week Amid Renewed Threats

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s Catholic cardinal received “foreign information” that attempts would be made this week to attack a church and another church institution, according to a letter he sent Thursday to church officials that later appeared on social media. Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, the archbishop of Colombo and an outspoken critic of […]

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Iran happy Venezuelans ‘defeated coup’

DOHA: Iran expressed renewed support for Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro Wednesday, as the opposition called for a huge May Day protest after armed clashes erupted in the capital Caracas.Maduro said he had defeated an attempted coup on Tuesday night led by his opponent, self-proclaimed president Juan Guaido.Guaido, who is recognised as acting president by more […]