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Isn’t an $80 bag more “luxury” than an $800 bag?

What defines ‘luxury’ has made headlines this week after a teenager was mocked online for calling a Singaporean fashion brand a ‘luxury brand’. Ho asks the following questions:

What are your plans for the upcoming Chinese New Year holidays? Many Singaporeans travel. Several travel agencies are reporting a surge in bookings, with some saying demand is comparable to pre-pandemic levels.

Also, if you happen to travel to Vietnam, you’ll join the locals in welcoming the year of the cat instead of the rabbit. Why do we mark the 12-year cycle? Scroll to find it.

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