VSS eNewsletter 30 August 2005 www.vegetarian-society.org Recommend a Book to the National Library Fortune Centre -Message 1 of 1 , Aug 29, 2005View Source
VSS eNewsletter 30 August 2005
You may be pleasantly surprised at the number of veg-related books you can find at the National Library, especially at the newly-opened Central Library (the lending library is in the basement). To see if a particular book is available and at which library, check online at http://www.nlb.gov.sg. In the dark blue menu along the top, click Catalogue. In the subsequent drop down menu, choose NLB Catalogue.
But if your book isn’t there, in the left frame of the NLB Catalogue page, please select Recommend a Title and follow the steps. Thanks for doing that. BTW, VSS is still working on setting up our own small library (thanks to one reader for offering some books).
Fortune Centre – Veg Heaven
If you want a vision of the future when a majority of people eat veg, visit Fortune Centre at 190 Middle Road , near Bugis. Lots of veg eateries on the first floor, and don’t neglect the ones on the higher floors. Here are reader recommendations for two of the outlets there.
A rare veg stall in Fortune Centre is at #01-09, Jewel Indian Vegetarian (9760 0740/9173 3430). Run by Malay lady with an Indian husband, they sell Malay Style Mee Goreng/Bee Hoon (for breakfast), Mee Rebus ($2), Mee Siam ($2), and Nasi Beryani ($4.50). Other dishes include dosai plain, rawa/ butter/cheese/chocolate/banana/masala, puree, prata with kurma, and popiah.
At 02-13 is Tanaka Vegetarian Restaurant. Their dishes are very tasty and value for money, especially the brown rice served with 3 dishes at only $2.50, 4 dishes at $3, but the brown rice is mixed with half white rice. (6339.6811, 9800.7906, operating from morning breakfast (toast break) till 7-8pm.)
More reader recommendations are most welcome.
Vegetarians often need to coexist with non-vegetarian family members. Here’s the story of a non-veg father and a veg daughter, both reporters for the Chicago Tribune newspaper, who ate together at various veg and non-veg places and rated the experience from their two different perspectives. http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/dining/chi-0508100381aug11,1,7144587.story?page=5&ctrack=1&cset=true
Father and daughter do surprisingly well. If that can happen in Chicago, know for its thick steaks, all the way back to the days of Upton Sinclair’s classic novel The Jungle, we should easily be able to co-exist with non-veg family and friends in Singapore.
Coming Soon to the Singapore Zoo?
London Zoo has a new attraction entitled “The Human Zoo,” featuring 8 homo sapiens, who will be amused by music and games. Does this signal another step towards seeing our links with our fellow animals?
By now, you’ve probably read about efforts underway to grow meat in a laboratory: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/4148164.stm. If that works, humans could have their chicken rice without killing any chickens.
Of course, we’re a long way from the day when we’ll see laboratory-produced meat hanging from hooks in wet markets. Plus, many questions need to be answered before we decide if that would be good or bad. Some of these questions are raised in this webpage: http://www.guardian.co.uk/print/0,3858,5263236-103683,00.html.
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