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Usher in the year of the Horse with BBC’s exciting line-up of programmes and festive favourites!

This Chinese New Year holiday, BBC will be featuring a series of special holiday programmes, all day, from 31st January till 2nd February 2014, on the following BBC channels – BBC Knowledge, BBC Lifestyle, BBC Entertainment, and CBeebies (available on Starhub channels in Singapore).

I have 5 sets of BBC CBeebies Chinese New Year red packets to giveaway! To win them, simply LIKE my facebook page or FOLLOW me on Twitter and PM me with your name, contact number, email and mailing address to send the red packets to. The first five persons to do so before 9am tomorrow (25 Jan) will be the winners. 

More on the BBC programmes: 

Go back to where Chinese New Year started with BBC Knowledge (Starhub Channel 407) by taking an in-depth look into Beijing: Biography of an Imperial Capital. Also, take a peek into the driving forces of one the world’s largest economies with China on 4 Wheels and Gok Wan: Made in China.

Learn tips and tricks to preparing easy and delicious Chinese cuisine with fashion stylist Gok Wan in Gok Cooks Chinese on BBC Lifestyle (Starhub Channel 432). Craving for something different? Follow Rachel Khoo into her home kitchen in Little Paris Kitchen: Cooking with Rachel Khoo, where she teaches you how to whip up simple and rich French cuisine.

Lose yourself in the magical world of Arabia on BBC Entertainment (Starhub Channel 521), with the Sinbad (series 1) marathon.

Get your little ones in the mood for arts and crafts with a Mister Maker (series 3) marathon and the first episode of the new series of Mister Maker Around the World on CBeebies (Starhub Channel 303). Join Sarah & Duck as the little girl and her duck friend go on their adventures and try to solve problems that they encounter along the way. Ever wondered how the rest of the world celebrated Chinese New Year? Let’s Celebrate shows you how.

[25 Jan 2014, UPDATE]

The five winners are:

  • Koh Hui Chen
  • Keith Tan
  • Lim Xinyi
  • Adlena Wong
  • Val Lim

Congratulations and happy new year! 


Singapore Budget 2009

The most important building in Singapore
The most important building in Singapore

Minister for Finance, Mr. Tharman Shanmugaratnam, delivered the Budget Speech for the Financial Year 2009 in Parliament yesterday. You can find out more about the Singapore Budget 2009 via the official website.

Finally some good news before the Chinese New Year; for the first time since independence, our usually frugal government has decided to dip into the reserves this year to help Singapore businesses and households cope. Over S$20.5 billion were announced in recession-targeted spending.

To find out how it will directly impact you or your business, check out these two nifty tools – Household Benefits Calculator and Business Benefits Calculator, found on the official Budget website.

The generosity has not gone unnoticed in the international arena. Check out these news reports via various international media:

Forbes: Singapore unveils $13.6 billion stimulus package

Bloomberg: Singapore Cuts Company Tax, Taps Reserves Amid Slump

The Telegraph: Singapore shows the benefits of real prudence

BBC: Singapore budget targets recovery

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