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Premium Style and Support: Go for the Skechers GOrun Ride 8 Hyper

As a casual runner, I have never thought running shoes are worth investing in as I assumed premium shoes are beyond my price range and are mostly reserved for professional runners. Boy was I wrong! Skechers now offers premium running shoes in their Gorun range at an affordable price. Now’s your chance to pamper your feet and go out there to run, in your Skechers GOrun Ride 8 Hyper.

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酒酿 Homemade Chinese Sweet Rice Liquor

‘Jiuniang’ 酒酿, also known as ‘Laozao’ 醪糟, is a traditional homemade Chinese sweet rice liquor. Unique to the Han Chinese population, this practise is popular in pure Han communities in central, northern and western parts of China, as well as in migrant Han enclaves such as the Hakkas 客家 in southeastern coastal China and on Taiwan island.

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The 1700-year-old Hakka Recipe: Meicaikourou 梅菜扣肉

Meicaikourou 梅菜扣肉 is a well-known Hakka 客家 signature dish. Often eaten during Chinese New Year, Meicaikourou 梅菜扣肉 is served as a mound of soft, succulent slices of pork belly on top of stewed mustard leaves called Meicai 梅菜. This post not only provides you with the recipe, but also the history of this 1700 year old recipe that dates from the 4th century AD, and the migration of Han Chinese into southeastern China to form today’s Hakka 客家 people.

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Singaporean

Singapore Katong Laksa

The Singapore Katong Laksa is a world-renowned signature dish of Singapore, and of its Peranakan cuisine. This ‘laksa’ combines the ingenious use of Southeast Asian spices in Malay cuisine, with Chinese ingredients like noodles and Chinese food forms like soups. Here is the full recipe.

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What are laksa leaves?

An important element in Vietnamese cuisine, in Singapore laksa leaves are primarily used in the spicy curry noodles soup called Laksa. For some strange reason, the herb is not used in Indonesian nor Thai cuisines.

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Greece

12 Tips on Ravishing Rhodes for the Sophisticated Gentleman

Rhodes, Greece’s fourth largest island, is one of its most popular tourist destinations. This capital of the Dodecanese, which has a three-thousand-year-long history and was once home to one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World – the Colossus of Rhodes, has so much to offer to the world traveller with a penchant for ancient history and authentic cultural exchanges, and a refined standard in wining and dining. Here are 12 tips for the discerning sophisticated gentlemen on Rhodes.

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Greece

Lindos Λίνδος: The Most Picturesque City on Rhodes

Like Ialysos, Lindos was founded by the legendary King Tlepolemus of Rhodes. Located on the east of the island, Lindos rose to become an important trading post between Greeks and Phoenicians by the 8th century BC. But with the founding of Rhodes in 408 BC, Lindos gradually declined.

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