Sunday, 24 June 2018

NEA to introduce inland ash scattering services at Choa Chu Kang Cemetery and Mandai Crematorium

Mandai CCC

Inland ash scattering (IAS) services will soon be introduced at Choa Chu Kang Cemetery Complex and Mandai Crematorium and Columbarium Complex, the National Environment Agency (NEA) said in a media release on Friday (Jun 22).

The service is an additional option for the management of cremated human remains in Singapore, said the agency, following the conclusion of a series of consultations with the industry and various stakeholders.

IAS services will be introduced at Choa Chu Kang Cemetery Complex in 2020 and Mandai Crematorium and Columbarium Complex in 2021.

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Resistant starch

Resistant starch is a type of starch that is not fully broken down (just like fibre) and absorbed in our small intestines, but rather turned into short-chain fatty acids by intestinal bacteria and absorbed into the body from the colon as energy for colonic bacteria.

Where is RS found?

RS is found in starchy plant foods such as:
  1. beans/legumes
  2. starchy fruits and vegetables (such as bananas)
  3. whole grains
  4. some types of cooked then cooled foods (such as potatoes and rice)
The longer and hotter a starch is cooked, the less RS it tends to have — except for Type 3 RS. Sushi (type 4 RS) is a good example of food with RS.

Why RS is good

As RS is not easy to convert into sugar, it is beneficial to weight loss, can control blood sugar, is also good for the prevention of bowel cancer.


What is the BEST invention of this century? - in Chinese

Loosely translated:
Mobile phone is the best invention.
It has already killed tv, watch, computer, radio, video recorder, camera, newspaper, game console, diary, atm card, transport card, cash.

Soon it will kill your eyes, backbone, health, marriage, descendant.

Vinegar and your hair

Have you noticed how vinegar helps you to clean all dirty cups and glasses, as well as unclogged those pipes and sinks.

Well, it is the same as your hair. Your scalp is clogged with dirt causing nutrients not able to go to your hair and new hair cannot grow.

It's time that you should use vinegar to unclog your scalp and let your hair shine again.

Read the story of how this lady claims back her hair.

You may also want to view this video on How a Chinese tribe keeps their hair long and black, even when they are 80s.

Forum: Poor enforcement from top has allowed actions to continue

The recent inappropriate activities that were carried out as part of student orientation programmes at two tertiary institutions show that the authorities have failed to make clear their stand on this issue.

In one incident, some students from the National University of Singapore stripped naked in the water at Siloso Beach in Sentosa as part of unofficial orientation activities (NUS probing alleged stripping at beach game; June 21).

In another, a female student was seen performing a sexually suggestive dance in front of a male student at a Ngee Ann Polytechnic co-curricular activity camp (Ngee Ann Poly to counsel students involved in lap dance video filmed during CCA camp; June 21).

It is not the first time sexualised activities in schools have been reported.

Obviously these senior students lack EQ, or emotional quotient, and possess dubious IQ despite being able to reach tertiary level.

Just like the recent death of a Singapore Civil Defence Force full-time national serviceman during illegal activities to mark the operationally ready date of a batch of trainees, these incidents at the two educational institutions are examples of poor supervision and lackadaisical enforcement by the top leadership.

I hope, once and for all, the message can be sent to these recalcitrant black sheep in our institutions that they will be severely punished and expelled, or feel the full force of the law.

Lim Boon Hee (Dr)