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Being bilingual enables to connect with more people and in touch with more cultures. However, bilingualism is known to have cognitive benefits, too. It turns out that being bilingual also alters how your brain works. A recent study shows that just being exposed to multiple languages can provide the benefits bilingual people enjoy. The benefits …

Human beings inherit many genetic traits directly from their parents. However, cultural traits – tools, beliefs and behaviors that are transmitted by learning – can be passed on not only by parents but also teachers and peers. Many animals have learned behaviors, but people are uniquely good at building on existing knowledge to innovate further. …

Often, you can tell where someone grew up by the way they speak. For example, if someone in the United States doesn’t pronounce the final “r” at the end of “car,” you might think they are from the Boston area, based on sometimes exaggerated stereotypes about American accents and dialects, such as “Pahk the cahr …

Every August, the Singapore Night Festival (SNF) transforms the Bras Basah/Bugis heritage precinct into a midsummer’s celebration of sorts. This year, on its 12th edition, a plethora of experiences transforms Singapore’s Bras Basah.Bugis district into an arts and cultural oasis from 23 to 31 August 2019. A treat for the eyes and ears Every year the …

Singapore is shaping up to be an international hub in more ways than one. It boasts arguably the best airport in the world. It is visited by millions of tourists each year, so much that they are now expanding. Singapore’s business environment is also one of the best in the world attracting numerous companies, businesses …

Going for a vacation or a visit to Singapore? Here are some uniquely Singaporean things you should try out during your stay. Milo Dinosaur Milo is a popular powdered chocolate malt drink you can buy in supermarkets in Singapore and some other parts of the world. Meanwhile, Milo Dinosaur refers to a cold Milo drink …

Debates over historic preservation often run into a problem: There’s plenty of data to support economic arguments, and much less to address questions of cultural value. A research team in Singapore wants to change that. To get a glimpse of Singapore’s past, take a stroll down Tiong Bahru, the nation’s oldest housing estate. Built in …