Friday, November 30, 2012

1953 The Straits Times - Queen Elizebeth II and her coronation ceremony

Below are collections from the Singapore Mint 
Museum of Toys 
(26 Seah Street, Singapore 188382)

Showcasing rare and precious collectables of Queen Elizebeth II and her coronation ceremony dated as early as 1953, this is something you cannot miss. 

1953 The Straits Times - GOD SAVE THE QUEEN

1953 The Straits Times - A KISS IN THE ABBY

1953 The Straits Times - SHE MEETS THE PEOPLE

1953 Singapore Standard - Today is the Day

Rare and precious collectables of Queen Elizebeth III and the Royal Family 1950s

Beautiful Queen Elizabeth and royal palaces..

Are these biscuit tins?

A coronation gallery of Royal Picture Books

Coronation Procession June 1953

Coronation Procession June 1953

After seeing these olden days memories...let's come back to the present days and learn about A TRUTH that is not printed on Singapore's The Straits Times, by watching the video below... ^o^

Dear  Singaporeans, 
Media Information Imported from China Could Mislead You.

I highly recommend that you take the time to watch this video and 
decide on your own, using your own power of discretion to determine the truth. 

Since the start of the brutal persecution of Falun Gong in China on July 1999, the Chinese Communist Party has waged a propaganda war against Falun Gong by disseminating false information and hate propaganda all over the world.

The Singapore media has played a major role in helping the CCP disseminate unverified media reports from Chinese state-own newspapers and television news to the Singapore public and these have resulted in negative impact here in Singapore.

Please Find out the Truth about Falun Gong Before Forming Your Conclusions.

--- My Blog : ,

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Let's dive into Marine Life Park - World's largest oceanarium!

World's largest oceanarium is opening its gate at Resort World Sentosa, Singapore on Dec 7!

Get a peek into Marine Life Park below! Let's dive into Marine Life Park!

Dive into Marine Life Park™, the world’s largest oceanarium and be inspired by the myriad marine wonders of our blue planet. Featuring two world-class attractions – each promising an exclusive insight into the aquatic world, Marine Life Park™ takes you and your family on an unforgettable journey.

Begin your quest for knowledge by exploring the awe-inspiring universe of life in the ocean at S.E.A. Aquarium™, the world’s largest aquarium. Marvel at more than 800 species of marine animals from magnificent sharks to rarely sighted fish through our planet’s largest window to the ocean. Then, plunge into wet and wild fun at Adventure Cove Waterpark™, a tropical paradise with an escapade for everyone. Zip down adrenaline-packed waterslides; take an epic journey along Adventure River, snorkel with 20,000 colourful reef fish and feel the magic of wading and interacting with dozens of rays.

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Nov 5, 2012
SINGAPORE: It's set to make waves next month when Sentosa's Marine Life Park opens its gates by December 7.

The park is tipped to be the world's largest oceanarium.

The 60-million-litre oceanarium will be home to more than 100,000 marine creatures of over 800 species.

And it takes some 300 staff members to keep the marine park in tip-top condition.

The park has more than 40 divers who take the plunge daily. They spend about five hours underwater, observing the creatures' behaviour and abnormalities. They clear waste, ensure the water's clean and even polish glass walls.

It's detailed work - right down to the treatment of water.

Grant Willis, Senior Curator at Marine Life Park, said: "The big thing in Singapore is temperature control. We need to make sure that it doesn't get too hot. We have chilling systems which will kick in itself when it gets too warm. The chill-out will kick in and keep it in that range. It depends on zones of habitat but roughly between 25 and 28 degrees. That's what we're aiming for."

So far, some 25,000 marine creatures have settled in.

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Before you go, Listen to a beautiful song composed 

by Falun Gong practitioner -

The European Coming For You Choir - 憧憬 Joyous Hope


Pls understand the truth about Falun Gong and the brutal persecution of Falun Gong in China. Pls do not believe the Chinese Communist Party's lies. Falun Dafa is Good. Falun Gong (Falun Dafa) teaches 'Truthfulness, Compassion, Tolerance', it teaches us to be a GOOD person, and makes us HEALTHY! And it is embraced in 114 nations! -

Friday, November 23, 2012

Awake during $50,000 China kidney transplant: The New Paper Singapore

Wed, Jul 09 2008
The New Paper 

Awake during $50,000 China kidney transplant 

BY: Ng Wan Ching
Before reading the article, watch this video -

KILLED FOR ORGANS: China’s Secret State Transplant  -


IN early April, he flew to southern China for kidney transplant surgery. He paid $52,000 to a hospital there for the donor kidney and the procedure.
The money was scraped together from his savings, and from friends and family. Mr R Lim didn’t want to reveal his real name because what he did is illegal in China, and most other countries, including Singapore.
But like other Singaporeans before him, he took a desperate gamble on the overseas surgery because the alternative, he said, was too painful.
Every year, the National Organ Transplant Unit receives requests for the removal of 20 to 30 patients from the waiting list for kidneys.
Reason: These patients have received transplants overseas.
Three or four liver transplant patients also go off the list every year for the same reason, the Ministry of Health said.
These people do it despite the very real risks involved in getting a transplant overseas.
But Mr Lim, 33, said he was desperate. “I couldn’t work or live a normal life,” he said.
He was diagnosed with a kidney condition at the age of 13. Then, about two years ago, his kidneys failed. Since then, three times a week, he had to be hooked up to a dialysis machine.
He was also in and out of hospital every two months.
Mr Lim felt he could not make it through nine years of dialysis before a donor kidney would become available. That’s the average waiting time here for a donor kidney.
Said the polytechnic graduate who has his own business: “During the two years of dialysis, my veins would collapse after a few months and doctors would have to find new ones in order for me to continue having dialysis.
“It was very tiring and very scary for my family members.”
In one emergency operation to find a vein, nothing in his hand or chest could work, so one in his neck had to be
opened up, he said.
Dialysis also made him very tired. He needed to sleep for three to four hours after each session.
The cost of dialysis and hospital stays were heavy burdens for him and his family, despite a subsidy from the
National Kidney Foundation.
He was paying about $500 a month for the dialysis. Together with medications and hospital stays, he was paying about $10,000 a year to treat his condition.
Then, last year, a friend told him about a relative who had gone for a successful transplant in China. “I spoke to my friend’s uncle who said there is this doctor in China who had so far operated on more than 30 Singaporean patients.
“All of them are doing very well, with no complications,” he claimed. Still, his family was reluctant.
“There had been negative reports of people who had gone to China for transplants and come back with Hepatitis C infections or the Aids virus.”
But none of his family members were suitable to give him one of their kidneys. So, in the end, they reluctantly agreed to the overseas transplant.
“My friend’s uncle recommended me to the surgeon. I did my tests and sent the results to the surgeon so that he could match me up with a donor,” he said.
Late last year, he flew to China to see the surgeon. “I had to have a check-up there so that the surgeon would have a clear picture of what it would be like to operate on me,” he said. The hospital was very “advanced”, he claimed.
And because Singaporean patients pay more, everything used was new, he said. “They brought it to me all wrapped up, so that I would know it was all brand new,” he said.
Mr Lim also saw the operation theatre and was satisfied with it. After his check-up, he returned to Singapore to wait. “The surgeon said he would operate only when there was a very good match for me,” said Mr Lim.
Days, weeks, then a month, and another slipped by. Mr Lim became increasingly anxious.
Then the call came – the surgeon said he had found a match. “I flew back there with my mother and sister. I had to undergo intensive dialysis three times to get rid of as much toxins as possible before the operation,” he said.
He was told that the kidney would come either from someone willing to trade it for money or from an executed convict.
On the day of the operation, he was wheeled into the operating theatre and given local anaesthesia. Mr Lim said the surgeon operating on him was the most senior one in the hospital. “He was very, very fast. He cut me open in the front and I could feel him pushing aside my intestines.
“In 11/2 hours, it was over. I had my donor kidney inside me,” he said.
“It wasn’t very painful, but I grunted a bit as I felt the surgeon pushing and tugging inside me. The anaesthetist told me to keep quiet,” he added.
Half an hour after his operation was completed, he started to pass urine normally, a sensation he had not felt for many months as his kidneys deteriorated.
“Usually, with cadaveric donor kidneys, it’s not that fast, as it takes a while for the donor kidney to “wake up”.
“But with my donor kidney, my ability to pass urine again came very fast,” he said.
But around midnight, he developed a mild shock syndrome and started shivering.
“The surgeon came back to the hospital. He said the shock could be due to contaminated equipment or an allergy to medications.
“He said it was the first time he had seen something like that. But he managed to stabilise me within three hours,” he said.
Mr Lim stayed in the hospital for two weeks, and as soon as he arrived back here, he went to the A&E department at Singapore General Hospital, as instructed by the surgeon there.
An SGH spokesman confirmed that the hospital does see such patients. Mr Lim was screened, and said he was
given the all clear.
“Since then, I have been very well. I can live my life normally again, without needles and dialysis,” he said.
China transplant hospital accepts only cash

Mr R Lim is careful not to reveal his name or that of his surgeon because what he has done is illegal. He does not want to get his surgeon into trouble or have the Chinese authorities close down the hospital.

“So even how we get referred to this doctor has to be through friends and it’s very, very discreet,” he said.
According to him, the doctor has flown here to meet all his patients. He is said to be a very caring doctor.
Mr Lim said the operation and hospital stay in China cost him $60,000 in all.
“That includes air fares for my mother, my sister and me as well as my mother’s and sister’s accommodation in China,” he said.
The cost of the donor kidney and the transplant operation was $52,000.
“I heard the price has gone up. The price I paid was last year’s price as I contacted the China surgeon last
year. Now it is $60,000 for a donor kidney and the operation,” he said.
According to him, the hospital accepted only cash. “We transferred the money to a China account. Once there, we had to take everything out in cash to pay the hospital.
“It was quite odd, handing over this huge pile of notes to them,” said Mr Lim.
For a living donor transplant at the Singapore General Hospital, the recipient would pay $5,000 to $8,300 as a subsidised patient, and $24,000 to $27,000 as a private patient, for an estimated nine-day stay.
The estimated bill size for the donor is $1,200 to $2,600 for a subsidised patient, and $7,650 to $8,900 for a private patient.
This is for an estimated four-day stay. The recipient usually bears the cost.
At Gleneagles Hospital or Mount Elizabeth Hospital, the cost of a living donor transplant for both donor and recipient, including hospital stay, is about $74,000.
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Further information: 
Organ harvesting in China, where jails serve as farms!

 It’s being called “abhorrent” and a “crime against humanity.” Allegations of forced organ harvesting in China started to surface in 2006. Since then, mounting evidence suggests these allegations are true—and even worse than originally suspected.
Prisoners of conscience—especially Falun Gong—are being killed for their organs.
Starting in 1999, the number of transplant centers in China increased by 300% in just 8 years, even though China has no effective national organ donation system. 1999 was the year the Chinese regime began persecuting adherents of the Falun Gong spiritual practice, sending hundreds of thousands to labor camps. Many of them were never seen again.
Transplant medicine was developed to save lives. But in China, innocent people are being killed for their organs—so they can be sold for profit.
Increasingly, doctors, congressmen, international politicians, human rights lawyers, journalists, and people around the world are raising awareness about forced organ harvesting.
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Monday, November 12, 2012

Looking for the Best-Tasting Candy in Singapore? Softie in My Lolly - Pleasure comes in many flavours!

Softie in My Lolly - Pleasure comes in many flavours!

 Singapore’s ONE AND ONLY independent company that sells a mouth-watering variety of long liquorice candies and traditional malted milk balls! We dare say that they are among the BEST-TASTING confectionery you can find on this island!

What make their candies special? They have a delicious fondant filling that makes them soft, chewy and oozing with goodness at the same time. And the wide variety of flavors makes everyone spoilt for choice, as they come in sweet or sour or traditional liquorice coating.


One 'Long' candy!

Which one is nice...hmm....?

$4.90 for 1 tube of candies (5 flavours), $5.90 for 1 tube of malted milk balls (3 flavours)

The colourful candies. Soft and chewing!

Traditional malted milk balls - Crunchy and creamy, layer after layer!

All come in three delicious layers: (1) crunchy malt centre, (2) dark chocolate – middle layer (3) creamy outermost layer

Colorful and good looking malted milk balls!

Spoilt for choices!

The orange ones are mango flavour. Tasted crunchy and creamy!

Mint Cookie

The best of Oreo and MintIce Cream Sundae

Locate  'Softie in My Lolly' below!

VivoCity Level 2, outside Golden Village Cinema:         
Open daily from 12pm to 10 pm
Orchard Cineleisure, Level 1:       
Open daily from 12.30pm to 10.30pm     

After eating mouth-watering candies and malted milk balls, Enjoy watching this TOUCHING cartoon! Happy viewing.... ^o^

Best local neighborhoods in Singapore

For a real sense of Singapore life you need to get under the skin of its most authentic areas

Little India
Go early see if you can bag a better bargain than the local aunties.Go to anywhere within Little India and you will immediately feel its rich Indian culture. Dubbed "the heart of Little India," the Tekka Centre (665 Buffalo Road) is one of the many places well worth a visit. Although the exteriors of this place may seem unappealing, this is the where Singapore’s Indian community come to eat, shop and play.
Some of the products offered here are a riot of colors; Indian sarees, bangles, antiques, and even face jewelries. Make sure to visit the Tekka Wet Market located on the first level. The vegetables and poultry there is the freshest and cheapest throughout Singapore as well -- butchers will de-skin or de-feather the birds right in front of your eyes.
Along Serangoon Road is Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple (141 Serangoon Road), Little India's busiest and oldest temple. Dating back to 1881, it is dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kali and built in a South Indian Tamil style. On Sunday, the temple is at its busiest with migrant workers who gather there on their off-day.
Not to be missed is Mustafa Centre (145 Syed Alwi Road) where you’ll find just about anything up for sale 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The closest Singapore has to a grand bazaar, there’s never a quiet moment here. Expect to spend at least an hour inside exploring the numerous shopping aisles.


D20, D88... A range of durians are on sale in Geylang.Geylang is known for its authentic local food, fresh duriansand the notorious (but legal) red light district. The streets, typically numbered from 1 to 42, are named lorong or lor, which is a direct translation in Malay.
The area remains relatively untouched with no shopping malls or skyscrapers in sight, rather the streets are lined with charming shophouses, some of them home to Singapore’s oldest clan associations, while some others have been taken over as sex shops and massage parlors.
Despite its seedy veneer, Geylang remains bustling at all hours thanks to the many food stalls located at two-story shop houses.

Open from the afternoon till late at night, one of the more popular food stalls located here is Leong Kee (Geylang Lor 11), famous for its savory bak kut teh (pork rib soup), another popular spot is People’s Prawn Noodles (Geylang Lor 12), but perhaps the most famous is Sin Huat Seafood Restaurant (659 Geylang Road, +tel 65 67449755). The Sri Lankan crab bee hoon –- prepared one claypot at a time -- has become a must-visit for many big name chefs, and Anthony Bourdain claims to visit the eatery whenever he’s in Singapore.

Telok Blangah

Admire clean, green Singapore at its best with a walk round the Henderson Waves.Translated to mean “cooking pot bay” in Malay due to its cooking pot-esque perimeter of the neighborhood, Telok Blangah is situated at the south of Singapore.
If you are looking to get away from the hustle and bustle from the city, and to breathe the freshest air the country has to offer, Telok Blangah is the perfect location.
One of the must-visit places would be Mount Faber (Mount Faber Park), where it offers a panoramic view of the skyscrapers and other buildings in downtown and other nearby areas.
The hill-top The Jewel Box (109 Mount Faber Road, tel +65 62708855) is also where you can catch a cable car to Sentosa Island, and if you fancy, have a meal while you’re sky high.
If you’d just like to have a quiet time alone with Mother Nature, head over to Labrador Park (along Labrador Villa Road). The peacefulness of the park and mere sounds of water splashing against the rocks on the beach will certainly revitalize and nourish your soul. Also, expect to find many historical relics left behind by the British forces from World War II.
The park is also part of The Ridges, which comprises nine kilometers of green, open spaces spanning the hills of Mount Faber Park, Telok Blangah Hill Park and Kent Ridge Park. Home to theHenderson Waves, the wave-like structure stands 36 meters above Henderson Road and connects Mount Faber Park to Telok Blangah Hill Park.


Poke around Chinatown's nightly street market for knick knacks and cheesy souvenirs.A community enclave for the Chinese since the 19th century, Chinatown is one of the few places in Singapore that has retained a significant portion of its historical and cultural roots. Many of its quaint shophouses are still around and most of them have been upgraded.
The food in Chinatown is a must-try while you are over there, especially the famous Bakkwa, which is a Chinese salty-sweet barbecued pork jerky. Although it is normally eaten during the Chinese New Year, locals find the taste so hard to resist that it has become a popular gift year round. Make tracks to Kim Hock Guan Chuan Kee (150 South Bridge Road, #01-02 Fook Hai Building) to sample Singapore’s first and oldest bak kwa store.
The newish Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum (288 South Bridge Road, +65 62200220) is one of the area’s curious attractions. It houses what Buddhist leaders regard as the Sacred Buddha Tooth Relic in a stupa composed of 320 kilogram of gold donated by devotees. The chamber can only be entered twice a year, on the first day of he Lunar New Year and Vesak Day, other times devotees can observe the tooth relic from the outside or through brochures.
For an unusual photograph of Chinatown, head up to La Terraza Rooftop Bar (12 Ang Siang Hill, tel +65 6221 1694) for a cold beer and the new world-meets-old world view of the surrounding skyscrapers juxtaposed against the bustling Chinatown action happening on the street level.

Holland Village

Kick back and knock back a cold one at Holland Village's Wala Wala.Away from the busier parts of Singapore is the laidback Holland Village (Holland V for short) suburb. The area – popular with Singapore’s expatriate community -- offers a large selection of dining, shopping bars, and foot reflexology options.
Many of Singapore’s most popular local food chains such as Crystal Jade (2 Lorong Mambong, tel +65 64690300), Thai Express (16 Lorong Mambong, tel +65 64666766)and Frolick (241 Holland Avenue, #01-02, tel +65 64621188) are all located here.
And while there are many other fine restaurants and bars in the area, none can beat the popularity of bar-cum-live music venue Wala Wala (31 Lorong Mambong, tel +65 64624288). Known for their tasty and crispy pizzas and one-for-one cold beers during happy hour. The restaurant-bar is also famous for their live music sets and live broadcast of football matches.

While travelling around neighbourhoods in Singapore, let's watch a video below to understand  “a new form of evil on this planet. 

Systematic forced live organ harvesting of thousands of innocent people in China has been referred to as “a new form of evil on this planet.” -