There are numerous reasons as to why people go vegetarian. Religions like Buddhism and Hinduism have practiced vegetarianism over many centuries, while more recent vegetarians have cited health, ethical and environmental reasons for their culinary choice. The increase in vegetarian-dedicated food stores and organic grocery marts in Singapore have also made adopting vegetarianism an efficient option for both cooking at home and dining out. Join us as we explore if going vegetarian can result in more economical culinary experiences for you. COST OF DINING OUT: ONLY A SLIGHT EDGE FOR VEGETARIANS According to research done by Nielson, 72 per cent of Singaporeans eat out for dinner with 66 per cent opting for lunch outside due to busy work/study-life schedules. Furthermore, the data we collected has shown that vegetarian meals are generally less expensive than meat-based dishes in various restaurants and hawkers in Singapore. Type of Food Vegetarian Non-Vegetarian Avg. of 3 Budget Hawkers … [Read more...] about Can you save money by becoming a vegetarian in Singapore?
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Following the government's decision to curb the distribution of black market phones, the Industry Ministry has set up a database of international mobile equipment identity (IMEI) numbers of devices that entered Indonesia legally. Unsure about the legal status of your phones? Here are two things you can do to check, as compiled by kompas.com: Read also: What will happen to 'illegal' mobile phones after Aug. 17? Check your phone’s IMEI number Each phone has an IMEI number that can be used to identify the device. Mobile network operators use IMEI numbers to identify devices that connect to its network. This is how phones with unregistered IMEI numbers can be singled out and blocked from cellular services as they were likely brought into the country through the black market. To confirm the status of your device, first find its IMEI number. For iPhones and iPads, the number can be found on the back of the device. As for Android users, go to “Setting” on your phone … [Read more...] about Are you using an illegal mobile phone? Here’s how to find out
Real men don’t cry, or so they say. But according to grief coach, Cathy Sanchez Babao, tears are part of the mourning process. “Feelings of grief need to be expressed outwardly if you are to heal after losing someone,” Babao points out. Otherwise, it may manifest in destructive ways. “You can become short-tempered and this can affect your relationships, you can also get sick,” she reveals. Anything from chronic migraine to hypertension and diabetes. More about getting back up again: How my nervous breakdown put an end to a cycle of abuse The myth of the tortured artist "This is the kind of play that hits you days later" In Daniel dela Cruz's Art Fair show, "art will be secondary" To support one’s self and others in time of grief, Babao shares the six needs of mourning. Foremost is the need to acknowledge the reality of the loss. The length of time this takes varies per individual, it could stretch for years. “This begins in the head, but it … [Read more...] about Unresolved grief can make you sick—here’s how to help
Reality TV, long-forgotten “classics” and movies that never made it to theaters – these are the types of lacklustre shows and movies you’ll find for free. But finding gems in the junk, like the original “Roseanne,” can give you a treasure-hunting rush. Unfortunately, websites and apps for many of the services have poor designs and search capabilities – not conducive to finding those gems. An outside search aid such as Roku, Reelgood, Decider and JustWatch can help scan multiple services to see which ones have the titles you want. Once you find something to watch, you’ll have to put up with commercials. You’ll get fewer ads compared with traditional TV channels. But online ad breaks sometimes interrupt people speaking, which is super annoying. And these services may also track you to target ads. But as entertainment costs rise – especially as AT&T, Disney and Apple introduce new video subscriptions – free is hard … [Read more...] about Free video streaming offers gems – if you can find them
After three years of renovations costing $560 million, Funan mall at North Bridge Road is ready to greet visitors this June with a whole new, high-tech look. Formerly known as Funan DigitaLife Mall, the new Funan is touted to be Singapore's first "online and offline mall", and will reportedly be the first here to use facial recognition via a smart directory, to provide shoppers with customised recommendations. Here are some of the facilities, shops and restaurants in the mall, with activities that we expect to attract the young and savvy : Golden Village cineplex FairPrice Finest supermarket Wild Rice live performance theatre TFX fitness centre An urban farm by Edible Garden City Noka, a farm-to-table concept opened by the Spa Esprit group Climb Central indoor rock climbing The Ark futsal facility ABC Cooking Studio An eSports zone Other tenants spread over six floors include foldable bike brand Brompton Bicycle and gaming store GamePro. But its … [Read more...] about Sneak peek at the new Funan mall and what you can find in it