Unveiling the launch of Nature’s Farm® e-Store!

With over 30 years of unrivalled passion and commitment in the specialty health supplement industry, Nature’s Farm® now stands as one of the biggest health brands in Singapore. Established in 1982, our one-stop health food and supplements concept dons the title of being the first ever health food retail chain in Singapore, pioneering the introduction of Western supplements into our local market.

Delivering only the highest quality nutritional foods and health supplements, all at great convenience and affordable prices, Nature’s Farm® offers a comprehensive range of healthy products that include Vitamins and Minerals, Diabetic and Organic products, Sports nutrition and Beauty supplements. Housed within our retail stores conveniently located in Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei contains a variety of our very own health supplements as well as a plethora of other popular choices from countries all over the world, including U.S.A., Japan, France, Europe, Italy and Australia.

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With the increasing affluence in the South-East Asia, the setback is that more people are suffering from stress and unhealthy habits due to their hectic and luxurious lifestyles. Hence we at Nature’s Farm® recognise the growing demand for health supplements in the region and have just launched our online e-Store for that purpose. So as to be able to provide High Quality health supplements at competitive prices.

Visit our e-Store at http://naturesfarm.com/store

 

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Nature’s Farm® Pycnogenol® 30mg

Nature’s Farm® Pycnogenol® is furnished with a unique and natural blend of 40 powerful biochemical compounds, proven to be a 100 times more powerful than Vitamin E & C and 16 times more active than Grapeseed Extract, and backed by over 300 published scientific articles and 100 published clinical studies.
Buy at: http://naturesfarm.com/store/product/23/47

 

BioScience Allure Collagen 12,000mg Beauty Drink

Formulated to reverse the signs of aging skin, BioScience Allure Collagen gives you everything you need in a bottle. It is designed to help improve the skin’s moisture-locking ability, plump up skin cells, protect it from free radicals and other harmful environmental substances, and promote a fairer complexion and more even skin tone.

Buy at: http://naturesfarm.com/store/product/23/30

 

Haddrell’s of Cambridge Manuka Honey

UMF 16+
Specially imported all the way from New Zealand, Haddrell’s of Cambridge
Manuka Honey is 100% natural and manufactured to the highest quality
using environmentally sustainable processes.

Buy at: http://naturesfarm.com/store/product/34/64

 

SlimCentials™ Super CitriMax® Garcinia Cambogia Extract

GarciniaCambogia has traditionally been used to make meals more filling, ultimately reducing the desire to overeat while helping to block the conversion and storage of fat in the body.
For quicker and more effective results, use in combination with:

  • SlimCentials™ Razberi-K® Raspberry Ketones
  • SlimCentials™ WellTrimiG® IGOB131® African Mango
  • SlimCentials™ Svetol® Green Coffee Bean

Buy at: http://naturesfarm.com/store/product/35/76

Artist Vashti Zebadyah returns to Asia with tour of Korea, China and India with her new album Taglit-Discovery

Now based in ILsan, Korea, Artist Vashti Zebadyah is currently touring Asia, with performances in Korea, China and India.

Check out her neo-folk, progressive rock styled take on an old classic in this short animated film featuring vocals by Vashti Zebadyah Knazze from her album Taglit-Discovery. The animation tells the Cinderella story with oriental styling and caricatures of the Knazze’s and their extended family members.





Listen & Buy the Album Taglit-Discovery on CD Baby!



TIL: Tea is eaten in Myanmar

Today I learned that tea is not just consumed as a beverage in Myanmar, but it is also served as a food. Tea is massive across all Asian cultures; and it is interesting to see that I can never stop learning about the differences in Asian cultures from one country to another.

Lahpet is the Burmese word for ‘pickled tea leafs’ and Lahpet thohk is a very common dish in Myanmar that is made from pickled tea leaves. The picture for this blog post is an example of lahpet thohk.

Of interest

In ancient Myanmar, pickled tea leaves were used as a symbol of peace and given as an offering to rival kingdoms. It would usually be eaten after a dispute. It was still used even in colonial times in the civil courts to signify acceptance of a verdict.

Some more information about Lahpet can be found here:
http://myanmartravelinformation.com/2012-03-20-05-40-54/myanmar-food/46-about-myanmar/myanmar-food/97-laphet-salad.html

How not to piss off a Malaysian girl on a date

Excuse the language in the title, but with Valentines day around the corner, you’d better make sure you don’t make your date angry. If you’re a Malaysian guy hoping to take things further with your girlfriend on valentines day, here’s how not to ruin it for the two of you.

If you’re not a Malaysian guy and you’re taking a Malaysian girl on a date, well lucky you! Malaysian girls can be picky when dating foreigners because of foreigners’ bad reputation. (I’m looking at you – every angmoh banker guy that’s ever thought he was God’s gift to women ever).

Based on interviewing some Malaysian girls, here’s what really pisses them off on a date. (Names have been omitted for privacy, but these are real quotes from real Malaysian girls)

“Please try not to stare at your phone the whole date”

“In fact. Just turn it off.”

“Be polite to wait-staff”

“I’ve seen it countless times across Asia where the guy has tried to pretend he’s a big-shot by treating wait-staff like they don’t exist or are idiots. Some people are horrifyingly rude to the people serving them – and that kinda indicates how you’ll be other people in future. Rudeness never impresses anyone ever.”

“For the love of God – DON’T BE LATE”

“I’m ready to be picked up at the time you’ve given me and have to wait another 30 minutes for you to arrive, I’d prefer you didn’t pick me up at all.”

“If you’re going to be late, say so!”

“Preferably get there BEFORE the time given, not 10 minutes after. Maybe Malaysians should probably just stop being late by default.”

“Leave your bad manners at home”

“I went on a date with a guy who kept on spitting into the street. That was the first and last date.”

“Don’t use that Godforsaken ‘mouse kissing’ noise to call waiters”

“‘Waiter’ probably not also, because only snobbish characters calling ‘waiter!’ What’s wrong with a politely requested ‘Excuse Me?’”

“Don’t call me too ‘aggressive’ or ‘too independent’”

“I can lend you some of my balls if you like”

“Shower and deodorant please”

“The kids in my school stunk of body odour. I don’t want to date a school kid.”

“Don’t talk about yourself the whole time”

“This annoys the crap out of girls”
(I think that applies in any country)

“Do not brag about what you do for a living or where you went to school”

“It means nothing to me about where you went to school or what you do for a living. Especially don’t talk about how much you earn – blergh! It really doesn’t mean a whole lot to the other person if they already like you.”

“Don’t try to over impress the girl”

“Don’t try to over impress the girl or lie to the girl to impress her it will just make you look like a douche.”

Go easy on the ‘Product’

“I can’t stand guys who use too much hair product, and are fixing their hair constantly.”

“It’s a turn off to go out with a guy that I can’t put my hands anywhere near to for fear of tetanus.”

Don’t drop the “I love you” bomb on your crush.

“Seriously lah. I freak out when people suddenly say they love me, and then ask for a date.”

“OMG not another mall date”

“The mall date is dead boring to my taste. Go bowling, or ice skating, or boat ride. Treat your first date as a ‘date trying to guarantee you for another date’ date. If she wants a repeat, you win.”

“Make sure she gets home safe”

“If she’s driving there, always walk the girl to her car.”

“If you are the one who picked her up, make sure she gets back to her front door or lift up to her apartment before you drive off. It is one of my biggest pet peeve when going out with guys.”

“Let her hear, not see, you leave.”

And most importantly…

“Get to know her, let her know you better. Ask about her family and dreams and future and whatever in her mind. Enjoy your date with her. She’s already chosen to go on a date with you, which means she must like you a little bit already.”

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate Grand World Tour 2014 in Asia

We are excited when we saw news of Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate Grand World Tour Makes Singapore Stop on WardrobeTrendsFashion.

The inaugural Wine Advocate’s Grand World Tour will make a five-city stop from February through March with Singapore as the final stop from 13 – 16 March. The world tour will begin in Beijing from 27 – 27 February followed by Shanghai (1 – 2 March), Hong Kong (4 – 6 March), Kuala Lumpur (8 – 9 March).

Featuring wines from Italy, there will be a series of events during the period, also featuring critics Ms. Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW and Ms. Monica Larner.

American Express Card holders get early booking privileges starting from now until 23rd January, before ticket sales go public.

For more information on the events and ticket sales, go to http://www.grandworldtour.com/

We’re definitely going to be there. How about you?

Some useful telephone numbers in Singapore

The featured image for this post is a set of Singtel telephone booths on Orchard Road in Singapore. Who uses a telephone booth these days? Well if you catch yourself stranded with no mobile phone, no connection, or no battery you can either buy a SIM card from any of the nearby 7-11 shops or use the telephone booths to call any of these useful numbers for travellers in Singapore:

Singapore Emergency Numbers

Ambulance/Civil Defence (Fire): 995
Police: 999
Police Hotline: 1800 255 0000
Traffic Police: 6547 1818

Hospital and A&E Numbers

National University Hospital (Full general hospital with Emergency Department)
6227 5555

Singapore General Hospital
6222 3322

Changi General Hospital
6788 8833

Taxi Numbers in Singapore

For some reason, taxis don’t take VISA cards anymore in Singapore. They do take others such as American Express and MasterCard though. Taxi drivers usually prefer cash, as you’d imagine, and all fares are metered so you don’t need to worry about getting ripped off.

Comfort Taxi (The largest taxi company): 6552 1111
SMRT Taxi: 6555 8888
Prime Taxi: 6778 0808

Telephone Food Ordering in Singapore

If your stomach has taken a turn for the worst, because you’ve been eating too much of the spicy food in Singapore, you can get a delivery of some food you recognize to your hotel by just calling one of these numbers:

McDonalds Delivery (Yes, they deliver in Singapore)
6777 3777

KFC Delivery
6222 6111

Subway Delivery
6278 2929

Pizza Hut
6235 3535

Canadian Pizza
6241 0241

Tip

Print this list out before traveling to Singapore. You know: Just in case.