Sustainable Singapore A guide to buying foods grown and produced in SG

“What you do in Singapore is eat. It’s a really food crazy culture where all of this great food is available in a kind of hawker stand environment.” – Anthony Bourdain, celebrity chef, author, journalist, and travel documentarian. Those of us who live in Singapore or have visited it, we are well aware of what a food-loving gastronomic delight this little red dot is! And we really wouldn’t want that to change that, would we? …[Read more]

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Sustainable Singapore Your role in making our Little Red Dot food secure

Food security in singapore

As the world learns to live with Coronavirus (it is here to stay for a while!) and settles into the ‘new normal’, the past few months have brought a few serious issues to the forefront and they need to be addressed urgently for a secure future. One of these issues is food security. Images like these flooded social media a few months back – not only in Singapore but in many other parts of the …[Read more]

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Fruit Rescue Tasty and creative ways to reuse those “waste” orange peels

orange peels are useful

So many of us love oranges. Bursting with tarty-sweet taste that kids love, and a vitamin C branding that adults crave, they are a clear fruit shop favourite. But of course, all this fandom is reserved for the pulp. As for their skin – that has very few takers. But what if I told you that in the peel vs orange nutrition comparison, the peel actually wins? And it wins hands down! With 4 times …[Read more]

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Readers’ Corner The Sixth Extinction is our non-fiction pick for a sign of our times

Secondsguru’s Readers’ Corner is our regular feature where eco warriors from Singapore share with us a book on sustainability that left a lasting impression on them. If you are looking for books that offer insight and inspiration – this page marks the spot!  Our eco warrior this week is Akshata Rao – an engineer by training and a sustainability practitioner by passion. She volunteers for zero waste efforts, circular economy events and writes for environmental …[Read more]