If you’re serving booze at your party, here’s how to enjoy yourselves without starting the Year of the Dog with someone in the doghouseSINGAPORE: Chinese New Year can be a time of indulgence. Numerous house visits to catch up with close family and friends means pineapple tarts, bak kwa, love letters, grandma’s popiah, once-a-year marathon ban-luck sessions and, sometimes, a whole lot of beer and whisky to go with the day. Not that we’re complaining about getting festive. Absolutely not.
Or maybe a bottle of cognac or rum? Here’s a helpful guide to finding the right spirits for the right people this festive seasonSINGAPORE: Chinese New Year festivities are just around the corner, which means plenty of feasting, visiting and fending off marital-status questions with family. It is also the season for house parties with friends, colleagues and – sometimes with considerable stress – the big boss. Just what do you bring to the boss’s party?
Or maybe a bottle of cognac or rum? Here’s a helpful guide to finding the right spirits for the right people this festive seasonSINGAPORE: Chinese New Year festivities are just around the corner, which means plenty of feasting, visiting and fending off marital-status questions with family. It is also the season for house parties with friends, colleagues and – sometimes with considerable stress – the big boss. Just what do you bring to the boss’ party?
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Selecting a term
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