15 Unusual Things to Do in Malaysia

There are very few countries in the whole world that could provide you with the same experience you’d get from visiting Malaysia. As you set to explore this country, you’re bound to find a unique experience you wouldn’t find anywhere else. It’s not a wonder that it’s one of the world’s top tourist destinations, after all, it has an unusual blend of majestic nature and landscapes, state-of-art modernity, antique heritage, and diverse culture of many ethnicities, religions, and backgrounds. This … [Read more...]

Three Road Trip Ideas in the USA

Going on a great American road trip is a travel idea that so many of us plan to have at some point. It’s a rite of passage as we move into adulthood, the beginning of an exciting journey with a new spouse, or the chance to free yourself from the grown-up responsibilities you’ve had to deal with - even if it’s just for a few days. There are plenty of road trips you can have across the 50 states of the USA, but you need to be able to have easily accessible start and end points because, of … [Read more...]

Women’s Input in Building the Future of Business in Singapore

Although gender balance has been seen only as a women’s issue, it is also a business issue. According to a recent study by McKinsey Global Institute, it is estimated that if women in Asia-Pacific were accorded equal opportunity at work, they would generate an additional GDP annually that would be the same as an economy the size of both Germany and Austria put together. Besides the economic contribution, women in leadership are practical role models of change and progress among their … [Read more...]

How to Have a Great Time in London

London, the capital city of the United Kingdom, and one of the most popular destinations to visit in Europe. It’s a fabulous and diverse city that has something to offer for all visitors, regardless of interests, likes or dislikes. It’s a cultural melting pot that unites the history of the past with the innovations of today. Your trip to London has the potential to make memories that you will want to last forever, so to make sure it is memorable for the right reasons, read … [Read more...]

Travelling Pregnant: Will Your EHIC Cover Giving Birth In Europe?

Travelling can be a very stressful time, but going abroad whilst pregnant can make you feel a little apprehensive. Whether you are three or eight months pregnant, the worry that you may miscarry or, if you are in the later stages, give birth, due to the flight, may be stopping you from taking to the air. We are going to put your mind at rest, while we help you to prepare for flying pregnant, in addition to posing the question whether your EHIC will cover giving birth in Europe or not. Be … [Read more...]

Divorce/Child Custody in Singapore – Things you Need to Know

Divorce is a universal concept that is familiar across the globe, and one that can also have an incredibly destabilizing impact on families (and particularly young children). There’s even evidence to suggest that this may be a growing concern in Singapore, with the total number of marital dissolution having risen by 2.9% between 2014 and 2015. In this post, we’ll focus primarily on the issue of child custody during a divorce while looking at the key considerations for parents as they go … [Read more...]

Reproductive Medical Tourism in Ukraine

Reproductive medicine in Ukraine functions in a distinctive environment. This environment was formed due to the rapid development of the medical industry in Ukraine, liberal legislation and the fact that the reproductive medical tourism in Ukraine tends to attract third parties, such as the agencies. Third parties who work in this environment usually takes care about choosing egg donors or gestational carriers for the infertile couple. The fundamentals of the reproductive medical tourism in … [Read more...]

Women’s Health and the Government Measures in Singapore

There is no doubt that Singapore has taken a very short time to become a developed country. One of the beneficiaries of this transformation are women, who have now taken greater roles in the society. According to Immigration to Singapore Service, more women from outside Singapore are seeking permanent residency to join the ever-growing number of citizens who are women. However, the pressure from traditional family roles seems to be a major hindrance for women in the country. This conflict is … [Read more...]

A Victory for Women as Instant Divorce is Banned in India

“Talaq” is the Arabic word for divorce, which when expressed three times in a row by a Muslim husband to his wife in India is all that’s needed to constitute an instant, unilateral and legal divorce. Well, this has been the case until now. On Tuesday 22 August 2017, thanks to a continued two-year effort on behalf of the Muslim organization, Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan (BMMA), and the testimonies of five “divorced” women, India's Supreme Court banned the controversial practice of instant … [Read more...]

World population projected to reach 11.2 billion by 2100

World population projected to reach 9.8 billion in 2050, and 11.2 billion in 2100 The current world population of 7.6 billion is expected to reach 8.6 billion in 2030, 9.8 billion in 2050 and 11.2 billion in 2100, according to a new United Nations report launched on 21 June. With roughly 83 million people being added to the world’s population every year, the upward trend in population size is expected to continue, even assuming that fertility levels will continue to decline. The World … [Read more...]

UN Women Executive Director visits Ukraine

During her first official visit to Ukraine, from 8-10 June, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is meeting with government officials, parliamentarians, donors, women's groups, internally displaced women and other women facing multiple forms of discrimination. Her visit comes at a crucial time for Ukraine when the country addresses the effects of the on-going armed conflict and implementing an ambitious national reform agenda. At her meetings, the Executive Director is highlighting … [Read more...]

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