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Tips The guide to not getting the gift you never wanted

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I turned 40 last month. And as you can imagine, it was a time of much introspection… by which I mean introspection by my friends, who were scanning their memories for all of our shared histories to figure what I would love to get for my birthday. This was proving to be a tricky task for them because I was being “such a difficult person” (their words, not mine) and not telling them clearly what …[Read more]

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Eco Travel 6 tips from a fellow green trekker

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This article comes from the heart of our guest author, Akshata Rao, who is a self-confessed ‘mountain girl’. She recently collaborated with Secondsguru and helpd us put together the 2018 version of our 10 favorite vegetarian restaurants in Singapore [Full article here]. Akshata is an engineer by day who moved to Singapore about a year back, her sixth home in a decade. When her itchy feet aren’t taking her all around town to events, restaurants or …[Read more]

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Buying without packaging? These shops make zero waste possible in Singapore

packaging free zero waste

Did you know packaging accounts for one-third of the waste generated in Singapore? The vacuum-sealed rice, the foil-bagged cereal, the individually packed wafers, the mummified toffees… the packaging for anything and everything adds up very quickly to fill up the dustbin after a regular supermarket visit. Do we have a choice to avoid these? Can we reduce our trash? Actually – yes we can! Here’s our list of new and old establishments that sell dry …[Read more]

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Vegetarian restaurants in Singapore Our top 10 tried and tested!

Vegetarian restaurants you must try out in Singapore!

If you are vegetarian, you have been through this drill: you and your friends plan to catch up over a meal; you reach the restaurant and love the vibe; your friends are spoiled for choice by an inventive menu; and then when it’s your turn to order – you have nothing to eat but tofu… and a pity plate of quinoa on the side! Seriously, why can’t eateries provide a fair share of meatless options? …[Read more]