VSS eNewsletter 7 May 2005
VSS eNewsletter 7 May 2005
In this issue
Here’s an article from Taiwan giving one more reason why this Mother’s Day, Sunday 8 May, should be a meatless day:
http://www.ettoday.com/2005/05/04/11195-1785751.htm. Help your own mom’s plus Mother Nature by encouraging people to make Mother’s Day meatless.
More on Singapore Meatout Week, 23-31 July, in our next issue.
Nowadays, there’s an Internet Discussion Group for almost any topic under the Sun and a few for beyond the Sun. Here’s one about raising veg kids: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vegetarianbaby. “This list is for the discussion of vegetarian, vegan, and raw parenting issues. It is primarily for information and support, and all vegetarians along the spectrum are welcome, including those considering going veg!” Along the same lines are these two websites:
It appears that modern-day people aren’t the only animals who decide to switch to a veg diet. Recent discoveries suggest that a species of dinosaur was also making the transition. Read more from the BBC:
People in the tourism business know that tourists care about the food they eat while travelling. This article from Today newspaper describes how vegetarian food offers an important tool for attracting tourists from India: http://www.todayonline.com/articles/48824.asp.
What about vegetarian tourists from other places, such as Singapore? We have to make our voices heard by asking politely and clearly for vegetarian food.
Learn to Make Savoury Snacks from Southern India
One of the most popular dishes in India is the Masala Dosai, which has its origins in the South. It is a delicious pancake, filled with tempered potatoes, and served with sambar and fresh coconut chutney. Join one of Singapore’s most illustrious chefs, Devagi Sanmugam, and learn the techniques for making a soft home style dosai and a few other snacks, plus sambar and chutney. Friday, 20 May, 7.00 pm- 9.30 pm, $50 (inclusive of cost of ingredients and dinner). Visit Devagi’s website to learn more:
Ms Glenis Lim will be conducting (in English) 3 special cooking classes on 26th May, 2nd and 9th June (Thursdays), covering 9 unique dishes from Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia. For more information, please visit VSS Event Calendar.
In Singapore, many people release animals into the environment for various reasons. Mr Andrew Tay from
Nature Society (Singapore) will present (in English) findings on the reasons for this practice, as well as the impact such a practice has on our environment. Is releasing animals into our ecosystems a good or bad thing? Come, find out, and share your opinions. 30th May (Mon) 8pm.
Andrew is a humorous and talented speaker, as well as an overflowing fountain of knowledge on and joy in nature. For more information, please visit VSS Event Calendar.
Love and Compassion at Ngee Ann City
Sat & Sun, 14-15 May is the time; Ngee Ann City is the place for an event featuring Taufik Bautista and a host of other celebrities, plus lots of vegetarian food. VSS will be participating. Details at: http://www.buddhist.org.sg/z_new_2005april_20050514.htm.
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