Biography of the Author Annie Tan

Annie Tan

Contributor to CNA, Asia's leading English-language news platform.

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  1. New Content Item

    How to throw an Instagram-worthy dinner party

    Your cheat sheet to hosting the most photogenic dinner of the year without breaking the bank.
  2. New Content Item

    Green living: 10 indoor plants that will flourish despite small spaces and low light

    Bring nature indoors – these hardy plants will change your living space into a lush green healing sanctuary.
  3. (cr) Plastic use

    Commentary: Paying for a plastic bag isn't enough to change our dependence on it

    Plastic has become so ubiquitous in our modern world that it will take more than plastic bag bans to purge it from our lives, says Annie Tan.
  4. Woodlands Causeway Jan 22 (2)

    Commentary: Of all places, Singaporeans miss that trip to JB most – and not just because of the food

    From monthly shopping trips to regular seafood dinners, Annie Tan says Singaporeans’ love affair with travelling across the Causeway comes from a ...
  5. Pedestrians wait along a street intersection decorated for Chinese New Year

    Commentary: Fresh COVID-19 restrictions are turning Chinese New Year into a social landmine for families

    Perhaps a temporary break in our millenium-old traditions and festive habits will give us a new perspective and deeper appreciation of Chinese New ...
  6. Hawker Centre in Singapore

    Commentary: Hawker food isn't what it used to be. And it’s partially our fault

    We are all custodians of our hawker culture – and it takes more than a UNESCO nomination to preserve it, say Annie Tan.
  7. Preschool teacher

    Commentary: Why do parents still pay top dollar for pre-schools when there are more affordable options?

    Doubling the early childhood education budget may make high-quality pre-schools accessible to more, says Annie Tan.
  8. A woman lights incense while praying in a Chinese temple during the celebration of the Lunar New Ye

    Commentary: Why is Chinese New Year so stress inducing?

    Perhaps it is time to ease up on the festive stress and focus on the true meaning of the season, says Annie Tan.
  9. primary school students

    Commentary: Parents need not fear getting ready for the first day of school

    Perhaps instead of stressing about the first day of school, parents should celebrate it, says Annie Tan.
  10. New Content Item

    Commentary: Phase 3 will bring us much-needed closure to a difficult year

    After a year of hardship and anxiety, the easing of restrictions marks the turning of a corner and new beginnings for 2021, says Annie Tan.