VSS eNewsletter 21 April 2006
VSS eNewsletter 21 April 2006
The VSS presentation at the GOPIO Indian Shopping Festival 2006 has been rescheduled to 4pm this Sat, 22Apr. VSS vice-president Vijay Rai will be speaking and showing videos related to why people should embrace a plant-based diet.
For more info on the Festival:
The Genesis Health Food Restaurant, at 1 Lorong Telok, can seat 50. So far, about 40 tickets have been sold for this Sunday’s talk and dinner: The Goodness of Grains. Time: Sun, 5pm-7pm. More info: 6438-7118. Admission fee = $12 per person with the free wholesome meal. Please email kee_yew@... to reserve your seats. Details at http://www.vegetarian-society.org/revamp/html/index.php?module=PostCalendar&func=view&tplview=default&viewtype=month&Date=20060423&pc_username=&pc_category=&pc_topic=&print=. Please arrive by 4.45 to facilitate registration.
Metta Welfare Association helps the community in many ways, including providing education for special needs children. Last year, we mentioned the vegetarian café run by students from their school in Simei. Sun, 28 May, they will be holding a charity walk cum family carnival from 10am-6pm at their compound at 32 Simei Street 1 (free shuttle from Simei MRT). Contact: 6580.4688, mwa@..., www.metta.org.sg.
The event features lots of veg food, trade stalls, a kids’ zone, a school open house, stage performances, and a fun walk which sets off at 9am. Registration for the walk is $10 and includes a goodie bag and t-shirt. For details: http://www.metta.org.sg/mt_event.asp. VSS will be there.
Worldwatch Institute (http://www.worldwatch.org), authors of the annual State of the World, has a list of 10 ways to go green and save green. Eating less meat is one of them:
While strict vegetarianism isn’t for everyone, even the most devout carnivores can cut back on meat consumption without cramping their style—and save money in the process. Industrial meat production requires huge energy inputs and creates noxious waste problems. The proliferation of factory farms is damaging the environment, and the global nature of the industry creates conditions that promote the spread of diseases such as avian flu, potentially costing society billions.
Read the full list at http://www.worldwatch.org/features/wwuniversity/10waystogogreen.
BTW, Worldwatch has a 20% discount on its publications till 30 Apr.
Synbiotics Health Optimum Biogenic Cuisine at 15, Stanley St. (Tel: 6226.2621) offers the real thing in organic vegetarian meals. They’ve recently extended their opening hours to 9pm every weekday. New opening hours: 11am-9pm Week days; Closed Sat/Sun/Public holidays.
The International Organization for Animal Protection has a website that’s worth a visit: http://www.oipa.org. For instance, the Images and Films page may be of interest.
Sri Lukshmi Naarasimhan Restaurant, 438 Serangoon Road , near Farrer Park MRT (Exit G), Tel: 6292.7740, 6292.2434, slnr2005@..., www.slnrestaurant.com. Open daily 7am-10pm, except closed on Mondays. Special dish: andhra dosai.
Many savvy travelers know that at Changi Airport , the staff canteen may be the best food value. A Newsletter reader suggested that we remind people about the veg haven in the staff canteen at T1:
Fo Lai Ping Vegetarian, Terminal 1, Airport Staff Canteen 1, Stall No 21, Tel: 6545.7024. Closed Saturdays.
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