Have you watch this movie – The Lady? Do you know who Michelle Yeoh is acting as in the movie? She is one of the most famous politicians in Myanmar & was under house arrest many years then in her hometown.
She is none other than Aung San Suu Kyi.
Do watch it.
Here’s the trailer:
I hope I can learn how to get my own peranakan kebaya and kasut manek. I do not know where there will be places teaching people how to make kasut manek (beaded shoes). Any ideas of any possible places that have such courses?
Kaplan Higher Education Institute, one of Singapore’s preferred private education institutions is partnering Murdoch University from Australia to bring in the most extensive courses in South East Asia!
This partnership brings to Singapore a wide variety of Double Major Degree programmes including those that have previously never been offered in any local university – Sports, Security, and Environment-related courses.
Murdoch University is committed to innovation and quality higher education that can be applied on a global level. Murdoch University has an outstanding reputation as an institution that provides students with a quality education and recognised academic standing within an engaging and caring environment. The University is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research and provides the ideal place to take the next step on a path of lifelong learning.
Small, unnoticed, random acts of fairness make this world a better place. We have captured some Singaporeans at their best, doing their small deeds to make the world a better place for that single person.
See who these people are and vote for the one that you think has done his or her Random Act of Fairness.
And to thank Singaporeans for making the world a fairer place and for their support of Ben & Jerry’s, we’re giving away free ice-cream on Free Cone Day on 3 April 2012 at selected outlets in Singapore! Visit Ben & Jerry facebook page for more details!
Flippy and Hoofy’s Clean Quest Contest is a Facebook game launched by Dettol in conjunction with the release of the limited edition Dettol No-Touch Hand Wash featuring two cute cartoon character – Flippy the Penguin & Hoofy the Zerba.
To participate, players have to navigate their character across an enemy-filled landscape – earning points by surviving in the game as long as possible and avoiding contact with bacteria by jumping over them to keep his Filth Meter level down.
The Contest will run for six (6) weeks from 00:00 GMT+08:00 on 1 March 2012 to 23:59: GMT+08:00 on 12 April 2012. Each week, the Participant who scores the highest points of the week will be the Weekly Winner. The Participant who scores the highest points throughout the Contest Period will be the Grand Prize Winner.
Today is the last day of operation for Mcdonalds at East Coast Park. It started its operations on 20 January 1982. Times really flies and it is really hard to say goodbye.
I used to frequent there quite often during my student days as I live near there. Now things have changed. Besides that, many other shops near that area will be closed down for further developments in East Coast Park. I do have some memories there as I used to have happy meals and value meals there.
I do not know whether Mcdonalds at East Coast Park will be back at Marine Cove area. I am looking forward to that. Do you?
Towards Tobacco-Free Singapore
As more and more younger men and women started to pick up smoking at an earlier age, more people are exposed to harmful chemicals from cigarette smoke directly and passively. I do not like that smell and I swore not to pick up smoking at all.
Some people picked up smoking from their peers while some picked up smoking as they seen from their parents. Even a young boy from Indonesia picked up smoking at a young age & now he needed to smoke about 40 sticks/day. Isn’t it scary?
This campaign – Towards Tobacco-Free Singapore is targeting people below the age of 12, or those born after January 2000 to educate them on smoking & its harmful effects.
Here are some of the facts quoted on the official website:
Tobacco is the leading preventable cause of death in Singapore:
- On average, 7 Singaporeans die each day from smoking.
- At current rates, tobacco will kill 1 out of every 13 Singaporean children born from the year 2000.
- More Singaporeans die in just one month from tobacco than in a whole year from traffic accidents.
Second-hand smoke kills non-smokers:
- Second-hand smoke kills 600,000 people, including 165,000 children, worldwide each year.
- About 250 non-smokers die each year in Singapore from exposure to second-hand smoke.
Tobacco is extremely harmful:
- Cigarette smoke contains over 7,000 chemicals, 69 of which are known to cause cancer.
- Nicotine is highly addictive – 95% of smokers say they would like to quit but two-thirds of smokers remain smokers until they die.
Existing controls are not working:
- Although smoking rates had been falling for some time, the proportion of Singaporeans aged 18 to 29 who smoke appears to be increasing – from 12% in 2004 to 17% in 2007.
So what can we do to help them? To educate them and be a role model. I do not smoke. For those who are smoking, perhaps you can consider to join IQUIT program by Health Promotion Board Singapore to encourage smokers to quit smoking.
I hope people will come and pledge their support today towards Tobacco-Free Singapore and make a difference in many people’s lives. Visit http://www.tobaccofreesingapore.info/take-action/show-your-support/ for more information on how to pledge your support now! I have pledge my support. Have you?
Visit http://www.tobaccofreesingapore.info/ for more information on the latest updates & join Their facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Towards-Tobacco-Free-Singapore/139394729443070?sk=wall.