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We write about Culture and Travel around Asia.

How to Conduct Affordable Team Building Effectively Like Us

At last, our Culturally team, usually in four corners of the world, gathered together in Singapore. You will never guess how much we spent on our amazing team building!

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Origin of Chopsticks, Types of Chopsticks & Where to Make Them!

How much do you know about this ubiquitous utensil? Find out about its origins and the different shapes and sizes they can come in!

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Cheap Team Building in Singapore for under $40/pax!

Team Building Activities can get really pricey these days, with a huge range of activities you can take part in. On a budget? Fret not! Here’s 5 cheap team building activities that you can sign the team up for for less than $40 per pax!

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Introduction to Qi Gong, How It Helps You and Where You Can Learn It!

Do you know what Qi Gong is? It is an exercise that could potentially solve all pains in your neck (literally)! Find out what it is good for and where you can learn Qi Gong in Singapore!

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Your Guide to Kimchi

Kimchi, Korea’s representative food, is an indispensable part of a Korean meal. Read on to understand the rich history behind Kimchi.

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5 Uncommon (and cheap) Team Building Activities in Singapore for 2019

Sick of conducting the same few team building activities? Read on for 5 unusual and cheap team building activities for your team!

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Team Building Activities in Singapore for ALL

The challenge in conducting cheap team building activities lies in finding a suitable activity for EVERYONE. WE have the solution here.

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3 Must-Have Dishes in Singapore, as well as some facts about them you never knew

Being a multi-racial and multi-cultural society, Singapore is known as a food paradise. Now, what MUST you have while in Singapore? Read on to find out!

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4 Unique & Effective Team Building Activities That Will Definitely Fall Within Budget

Team Building Activities can bring many other positive effects besides just bonding the team. Here are 4 simple, cost-effective team building activities that can help build the team’s teamwork and belonging to the company!

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The Art of Furoshiki

It’s time to wrap the Christmas presents that we’ve picked up for our loved ones! Try Furoshiki - the Japanese eco-friendly gift wrapping method.

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5 Best Prata Places & Where You Can Make Your Own!

Prata is one of Singapore’s much appreciated local delights. But with so many places you can enjoy them at, where do you start? Here is a list of 5 best prata places in no particular order you can start with! Also, featuring a surprise prata place that allows you to try flipping prata!

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3 Team Building Ideas for the Multicultural Team

It is tough enough to build effective teams in today’s workplace. But when you add the complexity of people from different cultures, it becomes a whole new challenge. So how can we build a strong multicultural team through team building?

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6 Facts About Christmas You Never Knew!

Christmas – there's a lot more to it than just decorating a tree and unwrapping gifts! We're willing to bet that there are a few things that you didn't know about Christmas. They may come in handy for the next game of Trivia with your friends and family!

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Monthly Team Building Activities in Singapore to Motivate!

To constantly motivate your employees, consider holding monthly team building activities! Here are 4 ideas for you to consider.

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The Culinary Wonders of Sindhi Cuisine

Sindhi cuisine is a little-known cuisine in Singapore. This article is going to introduce you to a whole new world of dishes and flavours!

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How to Introduce Your Team to Team Building

It can be hard to introduce the culture of team building activities to your team, so here’s how you can slowly but surely start to incorporate this new culture!

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9 Basic Drinks You Must Know!

There are so many different types and categories of cocktails available out there (and even more with time). Want to impress your friends with your cocktail knowledge? Here are nine drinks you can get started on!

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Team Building for Expats in Singapore

Not sure what team building activities to hold for your expat team? Read on for 5 recommendations!

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4 Team Building Activities That Your Team Won't Hate

We know that team building doesn't have the greatest rep. We're here to break the stereotype and bring you activities that will not only improve teamwork and communication, but also bring plenty of fun and laughter!

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Introduction to Dim Sum

Ever wondered where your Siew Mais came from? Keep reading to find out about the rich history behind Dim Sum dishes

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5 Crucial Tips to Build Your Team Effectively

Team building is hard. It requires a lot of time and effort to build a great team. Read on for some tips to build your team effectively!

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Typesetting: A History

With all the technology in the 21st century that allows us to select fonts and layouts with a few clicks, we often forget that type used to be set and printed manually by hand! In this article, let's delve into the history of typesetting.

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Introduction to Cocktails

You think you know cocktails, but how much about them do you actually know? Want to know how cocktails got its name and where you can be your own bartender? Read on to find out!

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Team Building for the Remote Team

We feel the pain of having a remote team and not knowing what you should do to bond your team across borders. So, here are our four ideas for your team to get "closer"!

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Team Building That Builds the Team

Building a great team is far more than just hiring a self-confessed team player, it also requires an investment into team building! Here we have some fun team building activities that will build your team!

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Introduction to Singapore’s Coffee Culture

Always wondered about the difference between Kopi and Kopi C?... Continue reading to learn about Singapore’s coffee culture and coffee lingos!

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Culturally Christmas Workshops (Shanghai 2018 Edition)

December is here and Christmas 2018 is finally arriving! Check out the Christmas Workshops we’ve scoured across Shanghai and gotten the best deals from, just for you!

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An Introduction to Sri Lankan Cuisine

Sri Lankan cuisine might not be something that many people are familiar with. "Isn't it just Indian food?" You might ask. The answer? Sort of, but not quite.

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4 Outdoor Team Building Activities in Singapore!

Outdoor team building events are great stress busters for the company. And what better way to build rapport and motivate staff by treating them to a fun, action packed day out in the sun?

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Team Bonding doesn’t have to break the bank

How much should you spend on team bonding? For a start, engage in affordable team bonding activities! Read on for 4 team bonding activities that won’t break the bank!

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History of Batik Painting

Let’s dive into the history of Batik painting!

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5 Cost-Effective On-Site Team Building Activities

Team building activities are known to be costly. But there are still so many ways and activities you can conduct team building, even on-site! Here are 5 activities your team can try out!

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The History of Thai Food

Sweet, sour, salty, bitter and spicy – Thai cuisine is one that encompasses all five different flavours. As one of the top 10 cuisines in the world, Thai food is a beautiful union of Eastern and Western influences. Let's delve into its history, which is just as colourful as its yummy dishes!

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The History of Chinese Porcelain and it's evolution throughout the years

Have you ever wondered about the history of Chinese Porcelain and how it's evolved throughout the years? Why did it all change and how can you experience pottery making hands-on in Shanghai?

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What is Prata?

Always eating this well-loved food but not sure about its origin? Read on to find out!

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Meaningful Teambuilding Activities in Singapore

With many teambuilding activities available, which are the most meaningful and inclusive activities you can consider? Read on for 4 recommendations.

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4 Indoor Team Building Activities in Singapore!

Who says you can't have fun indoors? Indoor team building activities are a fantastic, weatherproof way to bring your people together. Especially since it's the monsoon season in Singapore, here are some of our favourite indoor activities!

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How to Choose an Activity for Team Building

There are so many activities for teams to participate in, so how do you go about choosing? Here are some factors for you to filter out the perfect team building activity for your team!

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5 Ways to Improve Productivity in the Office!

Does improving productivity in the office matter to you? Here are some tips to improve productivity in your employees!

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Meaningful Teambuilding Activities in Shanghai

With many variations available, which is the most purposeful activity for your team? Read on for 4 recommendations for your team.

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Favourite Team Bonding Activities for Singaporeans!

Don’t know what team bonding activities to get your team to participate in? Here are some of Singaporeans favourite team bonding activities: Paintball, Cooking, Escape Room, Go Karting and Exquisite Cocktail Tasting!

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How to Develop Your Team Through Team Building (Part II)

In Part I of this article, we shared a handful of our favourite ideas for developing your team through team building activities. This week, we will talk about three more traits and how to foster them through unique ways!

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Cooking Teambuilding Options

Considering cooking for your next teambuilding activity? Here are 4 recommendations for your team 😁

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How to plan the perfect Teambonding

You’ve been tasked to be in charge of this year’s Teambonding day. Don’t know where to begin? Follow this 5 step guide to get you through!

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How to Develop Your Team Through Team Building

Developing your people is important so they are always learning and growing. But how do you do so in an engaging way so they don’t get bored? One-on-one meetings might be essential, but team building is just as important and arguably, much more efficient!

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Why Do We Need Team Building?

Want to know why companies are so willing to spend on fun team building activities? Read on to find out!

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Are Team Building Activities Really Worth It?

Not sure whether to invest in a Team Building activity? Read on to find out reasons why you should and how you can make them worthwhile!

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Unique Teambuilding activities in Shanghai

4 Teambuilding activities in Shanghai you should consider

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Team Building in Everyday Life

Team building should go beyond just a few events every year. Rather, it should be an ongoing effort to improve communication, foster camaraderie and build relationships.

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6 Tips for a Great Team Building Event

Putting together a team building activity that will run smoothly and everyone will like – on top of your day-to-day responsibilities – can be awfully daunting. Read on for more tips from us on how to make the planning process more manageable!

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On-site vs Off-site Team Building

Not sure whether or not to invest in an off-site team building activity? Read on to see the pros of conducting your activity off-site!

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Cultural Tidbits of the month! (October) - Traditions you probably never heard of

There are a whole lot of unique cultural practices conducted all over the world. Here are some curated ones you've probably never heard of!

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Out of Team Building ideas? Try Cooking!

We all know that Team Building is important, but what's the best activity suited for your team? Here are 5 reasons why Cooking is the ideal Team Building activity.

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How to Conduct a Successful Team Building Activity

Team-building activities can be a lot of fun! Here are some tips for you to consider while planning for a successful team-building activity!

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Great Team Building Ideas for Singapore Startups on a Budget

Team building is important for all kinds of organizations, but especially so for a startup! But many startups in Singapore don't have a large budget, so how do we make team building a priority without breaking the bank? Here are some fun ideas!

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7 Unique Team Building Activities in Singapore

Team building is a great way to bring the office together, but no one wants to do the same thing that they’ve been doing for years! So do away with the usual office dinner. Spice it up with these unique team building ideas!

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Why Team Building Is Important

Team building is arguably one of the most important investment you can make for your people. Effective team building means more engaged staff, which increases the success of your business! Read on for more reasons on the importance of team building.

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Make Mooncakes in Singapore

Mid-Autumn is all about coming together as family and friends, showing that you appreciate one another. Why not make it extra special this year by gifting them your own handmade mooncakes, or by making them together?

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Creative Date Experiences!

Why head to your go-to restaurant or bar when you can interact with bae outside of the usual things you do together? Grab that special someone and deepen your bond with these unique experiences!

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A Culturally Itinerary (For the Family!)

Singapore is one of the most family-friendly destinations in Asia, and this one-day itinerary will make your vacation a breeze!

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5 Bizarre Professional Sports from Different Cultures

Some seriously bizarre sports have appeared at the Olympic Games over the years. Pankration or live pigeon shooting, anyone?

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5 Facts You Didn't Know About Roti Prata

Crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, roti prata has become such a crucial part of Singapore's food identity. Here are some interesting facts about this locals' favourite!

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The warriors of Nepal play a part to guard Trump-Kim summit

"Strong-arm within the police force". What role do these loyal and brave men play in the Trump-Kim summit?

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Your Guide to the Best CNY Greetings for 2018 and Their Origin Stories

Getting ready for CNY? Impress colleagues, friends, and families with these unique greetings complete with origin stories!

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4 Unique Valentines Day Gift Ideas in Singapore

Don't fret if you haven't planned out your Valentines. Try one of these unique maker & tasty experiences for an unforgettable time with bae/ your girlfriends!

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Learning the Lost Art of Letterpress

Fascinated with typography, DIY and Singapore's history? Take up a letterpress workshop with Culturally today and learn all about the art of letterpressing!

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7 Best Team Building (or Party) Activities in Shanghai

7 Best Team Building or Party Activities in Shanghai. No more boring parties or team bonding training sessions - check these ideas out for a great time with your friends & colleagues!

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3 Types of Chopsticks and What You Didn't Know About Them

Where did Chopsticks come from?

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Who Are The Peranakans and What Are Their Traditions?

Peranakan people of Malaysia and Indonesia, how they make their famous 9-layer-cake and bit more about the beautiful beadwork tradition!

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Where did the Rickshaw originate from?

Read about the origin of the rickshaw and where you can take a ride in one of these traditional, man-pulled "vehicles" today!

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Singaporean Traditions

Singaporean Traditions unique to Singapore! Your cheat sheet to Singapore's local customs and cultural practices. Let's get choping?

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10 Cultural Differences to remember when in China

Keep these 10 cultural differences in mind when visiting China for the first time

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Singapore's Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle

Find respite from Singapore's bustling downtown and head to Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle for some relaxing ceramic and pottery activities! Nestled within the lush greenery of western Singapore sits the idyllic Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle, one of the last two remaining dragon kilns in Singapore...

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