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VSS eNewsletter 12 March 2007

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    VSS eNewsletter March 12 2007 www.vegetarian-society.org VSS News VSS AGM Sun, 25 March Pls Help Update the Veg Outlet List Help Needed to Carry Out Veg Ideas
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 11, 2007


      VSS eNewsletter March 12 2007




      VSS News

      VSS AGM Sun, 25 March

      Pls Help Update the Veg Outlet List

      Help Needed to Carry Out Veg Ideas for Singapore Food Festival


      Other News

      Finding Veg Food in Ho Chi Minh City , Vietnam

      Human-Animal Studies Centre Opens at University of Canterbury , NZ

      Tips on Why and How to Go Veg

      Annalakshmi Celebrates 21st Anniversary

      Cooking Course at New Green Pasture Vegetarian Restaurant

      New Veg Outlets

      Academy Award Winner Al Gore Invited To Go Veg


      VSS News

      VSS AGM Sun, 25 March

      Members and the supporters are warmly welcome to attend the VSS AGM on Sun, 25 Mar, 3pm-5pm. The venue is Bestway Building , 12 Prince Edward Rd, #06-01 , Podium A. Everyone is welcome, but only members can vote. No memberships will be sold at the door. Light snacks will be served.


      Directions: Bestway Bldg is few minutes walk from Tanjung Pagar MRT. Take Exit D for MAS Bldg and M Hotel. Buses 131, 167, 186, 608, 700, 970, alight at International Plaza, 10 Anson Rd; Buses 10, 70, 75, 97, 100, 107, 130, 162, 196, 400, alight at Apex Tower, 70 Anson Rd.


      Please come along to learn about VSS activities, ask questions, voice complaints, and become more active in convincing others to eat less or no meat.


      Pls Help Update the Veg Outlet List

      Thanks to all the readers who write in with info on new veg outlets and ones that have closed. Here’s the list of info we try to collect on outlets. It’s tough to get everything on the list, but every extra piece of info is appreciated.


      Name of outlet


      Postal code

      Nearby landmarks

      Nearest MRT


      Days it is open

      Hours it is open on those days

      Specialty dishes

      Do they have brown rice?

      Is the food organic?

      Do they use MSG? Onion & Garlic? Egg? Dairy?

      Phone number – landline/hp



      Do they deliver?

      Do they cater?

      Date you collected this information


      Also, VSS can supply outlets with flyers, stickers and VCDs. Maybe we could send them samples to see if they want to display some or all of them.


      Help Needed to Carry Out Veg Ideas for Singapore Food Festival

      Last week, VSS attended Singapore Tourism Board’s industry briefing for the 2007 Singapore Food Festival: http://www.singaporefoodfestival.com


      This year’s Festival will be 29 June – 31 July. The past 2 years, VSS has helped to organize Singapore Meatout Week during the Food Festival, and last year, we were part of the Festival’s publicity. To read about some of the activities during Singapore Meatout Week 2006: http://singaporemeatout.org


      Would you and some friends/family members like to organize an event during Singapore Meatout Week 2007? If so, please contact info@...



      Other News

      Finding Veg Food in Ho Chi Minh City , Vietnam

      If you’re ever in Ho Chi Minh City , Vietnam , here’s a veg restaurant you might want to visit. It’s a project of a group of friends studying in the CEO 6 class of HCMC's University of Economics . They are all business people working in different areas who shared the vision of opening a high standard vegetarian restaurant, serving people searching for healthier, fresher food. The restaurant is a result of teamwork: a thesis project that won the group of friends the highest mark in the class.



      Human-Animal Studies Centre Opens at University of Canterbury , NZ

      Nowadays, more and more universities are starting courses and programmes that explore the interaction between humans and our fellow animals. The latest example is in New Zealand . So far, VSS hasn’t found any such courses in Singapore universities, although some courses include related topics. Please contact VSS if you’d like to start such as course.


      The NZ centre is in the University of Canterbury and is named the New Zealand Centre for Human-Animal Studies: http://www.nzchas.canterbury.ac.nz


      Among the centre’s research projects is on which looks at ‘Animals in Art, Literature and Everyday Culture in Aotearoa New Zealand ’:



      Tips on Why and How to Go Veg

      Here’s some good advice for people who want to go veg, especially those who are trying to green their lives in the face of global warming, etc. Motivation is important for keeping us on track, and the author states, “a vegetarian diet is the hands-down best choice for those of us who care about animals and the environment.

      Read the tips at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kathy-freston/one-bite-at-a-time-a-beg_b_42211.html


      Annalakshmi Celebrates 21st Anniversary

      Happy 21st anniversary to Annalakshmi (annagov@... and http://www.annalakshmi.com.sg), the vegetarian restaurant. Annalakshmi is the culinary arts section of Temple of Fine Arts (TFA), an artistic and charitable organization dedicated to serving the society through arts, music and dance.


      With branches in other countries, Annalakshmi began in Singapore , on 8th Mar 1986 at the Excelsior Hotel. Now, there are two outlets, at 133 New Bridge Road, #B1-02, Chinatown Point, Podium A, Exit E of Chinatown MRT, Tel: 6339.9993, and 104 Amoy St. , Near Far East Square in Cross Street , Tel: 6223.0809.


      Famous for its food, décor, and pay as you wish policy, Annalakshmi also has food court outlets under the name Dosa Deli:


      1. Biopolis food court, Soul Food, Stall No: 8, Matrix Block #01-01, 30 Biopolis St, (Behind MOE building)


      2. Lau Pa Sat Festival market, No: 84, 18, Raffles Quay.


      Cooking Course at New Green Pasture Vegetarian Restaurant

      Mdm Sophia Teh is launching a new cooking course at her New Green Pasture Restaurant at 190 Middle Road, #04 - 22, Fortune Centre, S (188979),

      Tel: 63368755; hp: 94512799.


      The course will be conducted in Mandarin over 4 sessions: 18th, 25th March, 1st, 8th April (Sun), Time: 3-6pm. Investment: SGD200 (4 classes, include dinners)



      18 Mar

      Classic Eggplant Stirfry

      Rainbow Sushi Roll

      Jade Noodle


      25 Mar

      Grandma Soup

      The Silver Threads

      Sesame Rice with Burdock Shreds

      Three Gems in Spring


      1 Apr

      Red Blossom

      Angel's Hair

      Harmonious Spring Roll

      Rise for Reunion


      8 Apr

      Noodle in Wonderland

      Gold Pond

      Spinach Roll with Enoki Mushroom


      New Veg Outlets

      Readers wrote in about the following new outlets. If you write in, please try to send as much information as possible. Thx.


      1. Wei Su Shi


      Address:        Blk 7, #01-104 next to Tanjong Pagar Plaza

      Open:           M-F, 8.30-3.30

      Contact:       9837.6629

      MRT:            Tanjong Pagar

      Bus:             80, 145

      Specialties:    Curry mutton rice, mee siam

      Brown rice:    Yes

      No onion, garlic, egg, msg


      2. Kaoyi (Jurong) Vegetarian Foodmart--Food Corner


      Address:        Blk 494, Jurong West Street 41,#01-122, S. 640494

      Specialties:    Mixed vegetable rice, nasi beryani, kueh, rojak, bao

      Contact: 6567.8328


      3. Xing Hua Vegetarian Restaurant


      52 Smith Street, S. 058959

      Tel: 9732.2733

      Brown rice: yes


      4. Xing Hua Vegetarian Restaurant


      Blk 201D, #01-1171

      Tampines St. 21, S. 524201

      Tel: 9638.7524


      Academy Award Winner Al Gore Invited To Go Veg

      Former U.S. vice-president Al Gore recently won an Oscar for his documentary ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ about global warming. Now, vegetarians are challenging him to do more to slow global warming; they are challenging him to go veg:




      Click here for a large list of vegetarian eateries


      Click here to notify us of new places


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