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VSS eNewsletter 27 March 2008

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    VSS eNewsletter, 27 March 2008 VSS News Buy the Bag Qualities of Life Exhibition – 28-30 Mar, Suntec,
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 26, 2008

      VSS eNewsletter, 27 March 2008


      VSS News

      Buy the Bag

      Qualities of Life Exhibition – 28-30 Mar, Suntec, Level 4

      Lights Out on 29 Mar (Sat), 8pm-9pm

      Exhibition at Jurong West Community Library, 28 Jun-13 Jul, Boon Lay

      Singapore Meatout Week 2008 – 7-13 July


      Other News

      Monthly Vegetarian Buffet

      New Veg Outlet in Hougang

      Distance Learning Paper on Animals and Society

      Talk on Water for Health, Healing and Life

      Upscale Veg


      VSS News

      Buy the Bag

      More people, but still not many, are bringing their own shopping bag these days, and many such bags have been designed. Our favourite is the shopping bag designed as a joint project by Kampung Senang & VSS. Besides helping the environment, the bags also raise funds to build a "Classroom of Hope" for children at a Waldorf School in Bangladesh : http://www.waldorf-bd.org/initiative.htm


      The bag material is made of locally grown organic cotton and woven using family-style sewing machines by Waldorf School teachers and parents. The school is located in a low-income area. Hence, we are helping them to raise funds in order to allow more children to cultivate a holistic mind and social responsibility and learn to be independent and respect life & the environment despite the challenging environment. These children are also taught the art of organic farming and learn to be self sufficient instead of depending on others or charity aid.


      You can purchase the bag at Kampung Senang's Holistic Lifestyle Centre, Blk 106, Aljunied Crescent , #01-205, 6742.6627, email@..., http://www.kg-senang.org.sg. Cost: $3.00 minimum donation. You can also buy organic vegetarian food there to put into your new bag.


      Other places to buy the bag include:


      1) New Green Pasture Café, 190 Middle Rd, Fortune Centre, #04-22, Tel: 6336.8755

      2) Angel's Heart, 25 Stanley Street. Tel: 6220.4344 / 9006.7318

      3) Lotus Vegetarian Restaurant, Quality Hotel Singapore , 2nd Floor, 201, Balestier Road , Tel: 6254.0090

      4) Yogi House at Fu Lu Shou Complex, 149 Rochor Rd #02 - 08
      Fu Lu Shou Complex, Tel: 6297.1220

      5) Genesis Health Food Restaurant, #1 Lorong Telok, Tel: 6438.7118

      6) Nature's Zone, Blk 1 Tanjong Pagar Plaza , #02-06 Tanjong Pagar Road , Tel:
      6223.6234 / 9822.9775, adeline2611@...

      7) Organic 4 Less, Blk 271 Bukit Batok, #01-142, Tel: 6425.6162

      8) Vegetorium at West Coast, 124 Pasir Panjang Road , Tel: 6474.7203, vegetorium@...


      Lights Out on 29 Mar (Sat), 8pm-9pm

      This year, VSS is joining ECO (Environmental Challenge Organisation) Singapore and other organisations to take part in Earth Hour - http://www.earthhour.org -

      29 Mar (Sat), 8pm-9pm, a time when people in many countries will turn off their lights and other electrical equipment. The goal is to take a symbolic and practical action to protect the environment: http://earthhoursingapore.blogspot.com

      What can vegetarians do besides turning out the lights for an hour?


      ·         Email your friends about Earth Hour and tell them why eating vegetarian is another good way to save the Earth: http://veg.ca/content/view/133/111


      ·         Try a raw dish as part of your dinner that evening. Less cooking means less energy consumption


      ·         Do a short video of yourself and friends/family with the lights out eating veg food. Upload it to You Tube and send the link to ECO Singapore - http://www.eco-singapore.org/contact - and VSS – info@...


      Qualities of Life Exhibition – 28-30 Mar, Suntec, Level 4

      Following up on last year's success, VSS will again have a booth at the Qualities of Life exhibition, at Suntec, Level 4, EH401, Fri-Sun, 28-30 Mar, 11am-9pm. Free admission.


      Qualities of Life 2008 brings together health, medical and beauty professionals in a one-stop interactive health information event to help visitors make educated decisions on how to identify and maintain a healthy lifestyle.


      On offer are:


      * Free seminars on health, beauty and anti-ageing conducted by medical professionals
      * Free yoga try-outs, tea appreciation classes, cooking lessons
      * Free health checks

      * Goodie Bags worth more than S$150 each (for the first 1,000 visitors everyday)
      * A chance at the sure-win lucky dip for every S$30 spent
      * Win air tickets to London, hotel stays, fitness equipment and more in the Qualities of Life 2008 Lucky Draw

      View the seminar and activity timetable:
      http://www.qualitiesoflife.com.sg - Pre-registration is recommended. Also, if you can help staff the VSS booth, please stop by and offer your help to the person on duty.


      Exhibition at Jurong West Community Library, 28 Jun-13 Jul, Boon Lay

      Please mark your calendars for the next big VSS library exhibition. This one will be 28 Jun–13 Jul at Jurong West Community Library, a short walk from Boon Lay MRT.


      Library hours are 10am-9pm. If you might be available to staff the exhibition for a few hours, please send us your email address, and we will contact you nearer to the start of the event: info@...


      Singapore Meatout Week 2008 – 7-13 July

      The dates have been tentatively set for Singapore Meatout Week 2008, 7-13 July. If you have ideas for events during that week, please contact VSS: info@... Also, we hope that places such as schools will hold their own Meatout Weeks at other times of the year.


      Other News

      Monthly Vegetarian Buffet

      Just a reminder about the monthly Vegetarian Buffet Dinner at the Palms Cafe of Singapore Swimming Club. It's a member club, but members do not have restrictions on the numbers signed in. This buffet is held every 3rd Friday of the month. It is prepared by their

      vegetarian chef who is himself a vegetarian and by the head chef at the club's vegetarian kitchen.


      New Veg Outlet in Hougang

      Name of outlet: Divine Vegetarian Restaurant

      Address: Blk 529 Hougang Ave. 6, #01-245

      Postal code: 530529

      Nearby landmarks: Punggol Community Centre

      Nearest MRT: Hougang MRT (NEL) 10 mins walk

      Buses: 147, 161, 325, 74, 88, 113, 62, 27

      Days the outlet is open: Daily.

      Hours open: 7:00am till 10:30pm. Last Order at 10pm


      Specialty dishes: La Mian, Kuay Chap, Chicken Rice, Cze Cha

      Monday: Mee Rebus

      Tuesday: Prawn Noodle & Nasi Lemak.

      Wed: Lor Mee

      Thu: Mee Siam

      Fri: Lotong

      Sat: Laksa

      Sun: Bah Gut Teh Mee


      Do they serve brown rice? No

      Is the food organic? No

      Do they use onion & garlic? No

      Phone numbers – landline/hp: 63850797

      Do they deliver? Yes- Buffet, Catering, Birthday Parties etc.

      Do they cater? Yes.

      Date you collected this information: 24 Mar


      Distance Learning Paper on Animals and Society

      "Animals and Society" is a new distance learning paper that will be available through Massey University in New Zealand from July 2008. The course explores relationships between animals and human societies historically and contemporarily. The paper considers ways in which social, political, economic and cultural relationships, institutions and dynamics have shaped and have been shaped by the human - animal configuration. Topics include:

      ·         animals in 'hunter-gatherer' societies

      ·         the domestication of animals

      ·         the impact of the transition to modernity on animals

      ·         farming

      ·         animals in research

      ·         companion animals

      ·         spectacle, sport and entertainment

      ·         animal lore

      ·         animals and film

      ·         conservation

      ·         the animal welfare movement

      ·         animal rights.


      Students will be encouraged to develop a critical understanding of the extent to which relationships between animals and human societies have changed across time and space, develop an understanding of the significance of non-human animals for human societies, and engage critically with scholarly literature about different dimensions of the animal-human relationship. In 2008 the paper will be available at 100 level. In subsequent years the paper will be available at 200 level. The paper is taught by Associate Professor Peter Beatson, Professor Kevin Stafford, and Dr. Mary Murray. Mary is the course coordinator, and if you would like further information about the paper you can contact her at m.murray@...


      Talk on Water for Health, Healing and Life

      Dr Sandra Arndt is a vegetarian MD from Germany who has been living in Singapore for about three years. She does talks on the importance of water in a vegetarian diet. Below are the details on an upcoming talk.


      Title- Water: for health, for healing, for life

      Date- 5 Apr (Sat)

      Time- 3pm-5pm

      Place- To be confirmed

      Topics- Is all water the same, how much to drink and when, benefits of alkaline water

      Plus- Screening of the DVD: Masaru Emoto, Messages from Water

      Price- $5, incl. free flow alkaline water, pH measure stripes, snacks + water quiz

      Contact- energy_institute@... http://essentialhealthguide.com/seminars.htm


      Upscale Veg

      The Mezza9 restaurant on the second floor of the Hotel Grand Hyatt Singapore - 10 Scotts Road, S. 228211, Tel: 6738.1234 – is having a vegetarian promotion for both lunch and dinner from 17-30 Mar. They are highlighting the freshness of their ingredients.



      Click here for a large list of vegetarian eateries


      Click here to notify us of new places


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