Thursday, 7 June 2018

Buildings demolishing - a part of Singapore history gone

1) Rochor Centre being prepared to be demolished




2) Raintree Gardens (Potong Pasir) torn down for The Tre Ver 

The front of the block is covered up to prevent dust from flowing onto the road and neighbouring blocks


One block gone

3) Big Splash at East Coast




Why mulberry leaves are good for you


Fresh mulberry leaves are the only source of food that silkworms will eat before they become silk cocoons. That says how good mulberry leaves are.

Also known as sang ye (桑叶) in Chinese, mulberry leaves are both food and medicine to the Chinese.

So, what makes mulberry beneficial to us?

Extracted from http://www.chineseherbshealing.com/mulberry-leaf/
  1. In vitro tests fresh leaf decoction can inhibit Staphylococcus aureus, beta-hemolytic streptococcus and other bacteria;
  2. Its decoction inhibitory effect on leptospira;
  3. It has hypoglycemic effect on hyperglycemia caused by a variety of reasons in animals;
  4. Contained ecdysterone can promote the transformation from glucose into glycogen while this process won’t affect the normal blood sugar range in animals;
  5. Ecdysone contained can also reduce blood lipid levels;
  6. It can promote the protein synthesis in human body, get rid of body’s cholesterol, and lower blood lipids. 

Read more of the benefits and side-effects of mulberry leaves from:
1) http://www.chineseherbshealing.com/mulberry-leaf/
2) https://drhealthbenefits.com/herbal/leaves/health-benefits-of-mulberry-leaves
3) https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-1250/white-mulberry
4) https://www.sarahssilks.com/blogs/news/119260995-silkworms-and-mulberry-trees

Recycle your electronics at 20 stores with the RENEW program


Seven Courts stores, five Best Denki, five Gain City, and three Harvey Norman stores are taking part, the RENEW bins will be in stores by the end of the week. StarHub provides the bins for the program, DHL collects and delivers the e-waste to TES’ recycling facility. This adds to the more than 400 RENEW bins found across 422 locations in Singapore.

Electronics can contain harmful materials which need to be disposed of properly. Toxic materials like lead, mercury, and cadmium can leach into the soil, air, and water if discarded haphazardly. It is a global problem, just like plastic bags.

Ref: https://www.hardwarezone.com.sg/tech-news-you-can-now-recycle-your-electronics-20-stores-renew-program