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    Perhaps the soulful rejuvenation that comes at this time of the year can be complemented by some volunteering at an animal shelter near you While many shelters need more helping hands with regard to the active care of the animals you can choose to just spend some time playing with a few dogs or taking one on a short walk Read more After a month of no holidays we will be enjoying two colourful celebrations in October namely Hari Raya Haji and Deepavali We encourage those actively celebrating these meaningful occasions to shine some light on the suffering of factory farmed animals by having less meat and perhaps sacrificing sacrificial practices if possible Read more We are saddened by the decision to cancel the 42nd World Vegfest that was scheduled in Ghana but the VSS recognises that it is a wise decision on the part of the International Vegetarian Union of which we are a member organisation With the Ebola threat still lurking on the proverbial horizon do take precautions and read up on how the virus spreads if you are travelling during the school holidays this month Read more Patriotism of the Singaporean kind naturally takes centre stage this month and no matter our race language or religion many of us are coming together to celebrate our common identity It is pleasing to note that the identity we have forged now incorporates to a large extent the element of reducing meat consumption as well Read more If you re a teacher or student especially one of the highlights this month will be Youth Day While we recognise the value and importance of the younger generation perhaps it is also timely to remind our youth the responsibility we are entrusting them with to ensure a better future for the planet than we imagined ourselves Read more World Cup Fever is well and truly here and there will be many sleepless nights for many of us no doubt Why not use the opportunity to invite some friends over to watch a game or two and arrange for plant based snacks We re sure even the most anti vegetable person will be too focused on footballing rivalries to protest the meatless non dairy spread Read more The MRT Poster Campaign turned out to be everything we had hoped it would be and even more and the veg community should be proud of this achievement But we hope that the spirit of the campaign can live on and encourage our readers to continue visiting the campaign website at www loveustoo sg and Facebook page www facebook com loveustoosg to start their own conversations with others on their meat consumption habits and motivation Read more Our biggest national campaign ever the MRT Poster Campaign entitled Why Love One But Eat The Other is in full swing right now Make sure to head down to City Hall MRT station and take a selfie with the poster and share it with us Read more It s an exciting month ahead for VSS and the community Our successful fundraising for the MRT Poster Campaign coupled with a well received GMO debate at our recent AGM will give way to the actual poster campaign later this month Make sure to take pictures posing with the posters at City Hall MRT come end March Read more It s the month of love with roses chocolates and jewellery being the order of the day But love has so many dimensions and we can use this time of romance to exercise compassion as well Perhaps you can consider making a lifelong commitment to an animal companion who may need a loving home this Valentine s Read more The turn of the calendar always brings with it fresh possibilities so we hope that your resolution for 2014 includes choosing a plant based diet for a better future or at least much less meat and dairy than you currently consume Happy New Year from the VSS Executive Committee Read more As you travel far and wide this holiday period do make advance plans as to where to eat whilst overseas Rest assured there are many options now available all over the world to help you maintain a vegetarian or vegan diet but it is not easy to locate these wonderful places as a tourist We recommend using Happy Cow www happycow net to find an eating place near where you will be happy travels Read more It s the time of festivities with Deepavali in our midst and we hope that the festival of lights will illuminate your understanding on the effort that is needed from human civilisation to ensure the survival and well being of planet Earth Read more Most major examinations would be finishing this month and our youth will be experiencing the euphoria of post exam freedom If you re a parent we encourage you to use this moment to help your child reconnect with nature and appreciate the beauty of all its creatures big and small Let this moment of bliss be associated with tangible wonder rather than the digital world of PC and console games Read more As the debate rages in Singapore whether Teacher s Day ought to be celebrated on the traditional date 01 Sep or the current change to the first Friday of September let us celebrate the power and value of education by spreading knowledge on how a plant based lifestyle is both meaningful and practical Read more National Day is upon us this month and many of us are feeling patriotic with solidarity across race religion and even dietary preference Perhaps it is at such a time of unity that we can encourage everyone to think about reducing meat consumption for the benefit of the land and the sentient beings on it other than us Read more In the past few months the interest in our workshops and events has been tremendous and we continue to receive emails after each event workshop to ask about the next time the event will be held This response has truly been encouraging for the organisers and trainers and is definitely a sign that the community and interest is growing at an exponential rate well done Read more While you celebrate the love of your mother this month do consider that all mothers share a bond with their child regardless of whether they are human or not Happy Mother s Day to everyone and especially Mother Earth Read more VSS is proud to announce the launch of our very own Veg Buddy programme that hopes to support those who want to try the vegetarian lifestyle Do share this with all your friends so that more can benefit from this excellent initiative Read more A new dawn has emerged with a fresh executive committee elected to lead VSS We wish to thank Dr George Jacobs who has been a beacon for the community as its president for over 10 years and hope to always have him a part of everything we do regardless of whether he is president or not Read more We hope Valentine s Day was filled with love for those closest to your heart and ask you to extend that love into compassion for both man and beast across the globe Read more While it is a time to feast and celebrate for many in Singapore over the next month perhaps it is timely for us to remind ourselves that it is indeed possible to celebrate the festivities without causing any suffering or loss of life Please consider taking a stand this Lunar New Year and refuse to consume any Shark s Fin Soup Read more We would like to take this opportunity to wish one and all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year While it is common to celebrate joyous occasions with feasting we hope that you will honour this Christmas with moderation and compassion Read more We wish all our readers who celebrate Deepavali a meaningful celebration this November shall the light of awareness bring enlightenment Read more The VSS is proud to announce the publication of The Heart Smart Oil Free Cookbook which is out in bookstores now If you would like to support the work we do please consider purchasing directly from us at one of the many book launch events that have been lined up so that most of the proceeds will go to the VSS funds directly Read more Vegetarianism has been getting more traction in the mainstream media Remember to show your support for the good news and write in to defend misconceptions that sometimes appear Together we can spread the awareness while dispelling the myths Read more Here s to a Happy National Day to everyone One of the ways to demonstrate your patriotism is by ensuring Singapore remains clean and green for the long haul Read more While most of the year is spent focused on working hard for ourselves National Day is surely a time for all of us to revisit our love for the nation What better way to love the nation than by ensuring its long term sustainability through the 3 Rs Reduce Reuse and Recycle Read more The school holidays are typically a time when families spend more time together but unfortunately there are no holidays for animals in the factory farming sector This Father s Day why not make the special occasion meaningful as well by going veg for that dinner or lunch Read more The month of May is typically a time when humans celebrate their mothers for bringing life and love into their world Why not extend this consideration to arguably the most important of them Mother Earth Read more With April promising a jam packed schedule for environmentalists animal welfare activists and vegetarians alike we hope that you will be able to make a meaningful impact this month Do consider being a part of the VSS initiative at Jurong Point and come lend your support for the Veg Food Fair there next weekend Read more With a host of eco friendly celebrations to look forward to in March and April especially on Earth Day 22 Apr and World Water Day 22 Mar the Vegetarian Society would like to wish all readers a meaningful period in their lives and urge all to do more to ensure the sustainability of Mother Earth Read more VSS is changing the schedule of the e newsletter you are now reading To devote time to other activities and because of our use of online tools such as Facebook and Twitter the VSS E Newsletter will appear in your Inbox only once a month or perhaps less often Read more The Vegetarian Society would like to urge all our members to consider celebrating the upcoming Lunar New Year festivities with kindness and compassion by especially not serving shark s fin whilst reducing overall meat consumption Read more The Vegetarian Society would like to wish its members well wishers friends partners and everyone who has thought about being a kinder healthier inhabitant of this world a happy new year We hope that you will continue to make the world a better place regardless of whether the Mayan Prediction comes true Read more Sad news Teresa Hsu the force behind veg charity Heart to Heart Service a lifelong vegetarian and SG s oldest person has passed away www hearttoheartservice org Read more On Sat 10 December we end our 2011 series of Library talks at Central Library with distinguished cardiologist Dr V P Nair Hope to see you there Read more A wise man once said Knowing is not enough you must apply And so we would like to encourage all of you to always practise a healthier and more humane lifestyle because you know you should Read more If you re considering how to better support the VSS s work within the community you can always advertise on our website or through this bi weekly eNewsletter Read more Our series of NLB talks continues with a Mandarin language talk on dental health on 5 Nov at Ang Mo Kio Public Library Read more Be sure to read the new issue of VegVibe for a great mix of useful informative and inspiring articles Read more Happy Feet on Sun 25 Sep at Fort Canning Park combines fun and food with education for meat reduction One of 2011 s not to be missed events Read more Last weekend VSS had events on health a smoothie demo environment a talk at a conference for secondary school students and kindness a booth at the ACRES concert for dolphins Your donations help us do more www vegetarian society org support vss donate Read more Learn about veg nutrition from Dr Priya at her VSS NLB talk Is a vegetarian diet nutritious on 10 Sep and learn the how of green smoothies from Adeline at the VSS smoothie event on 28 Aug Read more Eating organic needn t be some impossible dream achievable only by the rich Learn more on the VSS trip to Kampung Senang s organic garden Read more This is a big issue We can t help it there s just sooooo much going on with VSS and the veg movement generally It s fun and exciting Read more This newsletter features an occasional column How I Became a Vegetarian The instalment in this issue is not to be missed Please send your story to info vss sg Thanks Read more They say good nutrition aids learning and this issue is bursting with opportunities to learn while being nourished and while learning about good nutrition Read more We re excited about the 1 st ever Animal Welfare Symposium on 18 Jun Eating animal based foods is the 1 way we humans harm the welfare of our fellow animals Read more So many activities so few people to make them happen VSS needs you Write to us here if you d like to volunteer Thanks Read more The VSS Food Guide is your ticket to the vegetarian side of SG s food paradise Don t leave home without it Read more Pls help VSS help SG more by donating part of the government s Growth Dividend you receive Read more The visit of Dr Esselstyn and his dynamic wife Ann brought a powerful veg message to new audiences Read more His pioneering work has influenced world leaders and this month he will be speaking to doctors in Singapore Catch Dr Esselstyn s public talk on the 27th March and learn the Hard Truths about Heart Health Read more Hot off the press the 2011 edition of the SG Vegetarian Food Guide which features over 100 veg restaurants is out now Get yours here Read more Your last chance to enjoy the early bird discount to Dr Esselstyn s talk on 27 Mar Book now and learn how you and your loved ones can prevent and even reverse heart disease Read more Singapore s Health Minister Khaw Boon Wan and former US President Bill Clinton were both inspired by his work This Mar come meet Dr Caldwell Esselstyn Read more Being veg isn t an either or choice More and more people including this ST columnist are finding their own ways to reduce meat Read more VSS wishes you and all our fellow beings the best of Health and Happiness in 2011 Happy New Year Read more Queen lead guitarist Brian We Will Rock You May tells us why he has to speak for the animals Read more Knowledge is power Increase your power at VSS s two library talks on 5 and 8 Dec Read more Chickens are the land animals most eaten at least 40 billion a year See another side of our relationship with chickens Read more Would like to go vegan but just can t give up dairy Let culinary consultant Kirti show you how to prepare vegan cheese that some say is even better than the real thing Read more iPhone users can now easily locate their favourite veggie eats Be sure to check out the brand new Veg Food Guide app Read more Former US President Bill Clinton goes plant based and tells us why in a CNN interview Read more For health environment and ethics Here s one more reason to go plant based because it tastes better Read how vegan cupcakes beat out traditional ones in a tv baking contest Read more Their brain may be the size of a wallnut but these crows are much more intelligent than many of us realise This and more in our newsletter which will henceforth be a fortnightly issue Read more The great outdoors is calling and VSS has answered Join our excursions to Pasir Ris and NANAS Read more Which vitamin supplements are good for us and which aren t Dr Michael Greger gives his take in an interesting quiz format Also learn why Chelsea Clinton s wedding was music to our ears Read more Paul McCartney talks about MeatFree Monday In Singapore VSS and other environment groups are working on launching our own Plant Based Day Read more Want to go plant based but don t know how Join this fun and friendly group who are dedicated to learning and sharing about plant based nutrition Read more Wahington DC joins the growing list of cities to adopt a meat free day while Dr Neal Barnard reveals how to magnetise a baby Read more Want to stay fighting fit past middle age Here are some tips from tennis star Martina Navratilova Read more We re happy to hear that the Health Minister has returned to office We are also delighted to learn that he has adopted a plant based diet Read more Do non human animals have emotions This issue features a true story about a dairy cow and her baby calf Read more Here s an interesting perspective from TreeHugger s Graham

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  • About Us | Vegetarian Society (Singapore)
    We strive to build a more humane and harmonious world for everyone on the planet as well as for our fellow creatures Environmental degradation global warming the high incidence of cancer heart and other diseases have resulted in much untold physical emotional and financial hardship Much of this is unnecessary and PREVENTABLE if only we knew and made the right choices VSS efforts are directed at the prudence of PREVENTION through awareness and we believe that education is the key VSS Activities Some of our activities include Producing high quality educational materials for free distribution Giving talks and food demonstrations to schools and the public Providing information through newsletters and our website for example our website features a listing of vegetarian outlets and an online forum Outreaching with public exhibitions and other events the exhibition really impressed me it spurs the public to be really aware of their lifestyle choices and at the same time is non invasive or pressuring to all visitors Grace Chew 20 Read more We also give support to people making changes in their diet through Educational tours locally and abroad such as visits to organic farms Social gatherings and events to build rapport and create

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  • The VSS Team | Vegetarian Society (Singapore)
    to help others enjoy the benefits too Pauline holds a degree in Mass Communication certification in Senior Management Programme for Non Profits and a Certificate in Plant based Nutrition She has over 20 years secretarial experience and has been volunteering for VSS since 2008 Pauline has an eclectic mix of interests and is as comfortable with a paint brush as with a kitchen knife and as happy in a dive suit as in a go kart Top Edmond Chua Assistant Secretary In 2004 due to his vegetarian parents Edmond had been pondering becoming a vegetarian Then a friend gave Edmond the VSS VCD titled SEEDs for a Better World This cemented his decision to go vegetarian After realising the horrors of factory farming on his last day as a meat eater Edmond took a few bites of a chicken s leg but quickly spat them out Edmond is an engineer by profession and enjoys being active in volunteer work In addition to VSS he also works with Buddhist organisations and with organisations that like VSS promote animal welfare and environmental protection In his free time he enjoys cycling and going around trying out new vegetarian eateries and dishes Top Navaneethan Neminathan Honorary Treasurer Nava is a native of Ceylon who enjoys living in Singapore He has worked in the finance and legal industries in Asia as well as in the Middle East Nava is attracted to vegetarianism because it allows him to live in accordance with his belief in ahimsa 8221 non violence Nava considers honesty and simplicity as his strengths and the reluctance to say no as his weakness Someday he plans to return to Ceylon In the meantime Nava looks forward to recognising the best in Singapore as a model of how people can co exist to build a better world Top Jayachandran Maniyeri Assistant Treasurer Jaya had been vegetarian from a very young age when he developed emotional rapport with domestic animals while growing up in an idyllic small town in the state of Kerala in the south west region of India on the beautiful Malabar Coast Almost every animal at home was treated like a family member Those tender encounters with animals during his early childhood led Jaya to choose vegetarianism After coming to Singapore a chance encounter with VSS in 2007 broadened his knowledge of how one s diet can affect one s health and the health of the planet The many resources from VSS helped him to live a much healthier life knowing more about nutrition and the many places to find healthy green food He has been volunteering for VSS since then Jaya specialises in Distributed Computing and works as an engineer at one of the research institutes under A STAR Singapore s lead agency for fostering world class scientific research and talent Top Ashley Chow Education Officer Ashley became a vegetarian in 2010 after watching Glass Walls a video narrated by Paul McCartney about the horrors of modern day factory farming After

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  • Annual Report | Vegetarian Society (Singapore)
    Cuisine Classes FAQs Health Practitioners Articles Books Inspirations Recipes World Hunger Links VSS Corner VSS Events Veg Buddy 2 VSS Gallery VSS Newsletter Archive VSS VCD In Memory of Ng Chin Siong Testimonials Word Play Products Contact Forum Site map Home Annual Report Our Yearly Summary Download our Annual Report for all the events and activities we ve organised or been a part of over the years Right click to

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  • Join Us | Vegetarian Society (Singapore)
    Contact Forum Site map Home Join Us As a non profit organisation your participation and partnership go a long way to help build a healthier and kinder world Be a VSS member and a vital part of this very important movement As an added bonus you ll also enjoy the following exciting benefits Member Benefits 10 worth of Food Vouchers redeemable at selected restaurants 20 worth of vouchers from our partner restaurants 10 or more discount at these choice restaurants 10 or more discount at these prime organic shops and other establishments Free copy of Singapore Vegetarian Food Guide while stocks last 25 discount on the purchase of a VegDining Card Substantial discounts on VSS organised events including health talks Movie cum Dinner nights cooking classes farm visits etc All of us VSS members enjoy promotions and special privileges so do keep an eye on this page Want even more benefits Be a Seeds of Hope donor and enjoy Premium membership Membership Signup VSS seeks to lead the nation towards a healthier happier more sustainable lifestyle Ready to join us Just download a copy of our Membership form or even simpler yet sign up online via PAYPAL credit card required

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  • Our Corporate Members | Vegetarian Society (Singapore)
    Corner VSS Events Veg Buddy 2 VSS Gallery VSS Newsletter Archive VSS VCD In Memory of Ng Chin Siong Testimonials Word Play Products Contact Forum Site map Home Our Corporate Members Click here to join VSS as a corporate member Whole Earth Yuan Xin Vegetarian Buffet Cuisine Js Restaurant Little Green Kitchen Pachelbel BioDYNE Labs Salba Singapore The Brownie Factory Green Circle Eco Farm VeganBurg Moringa Veggie Cottage Fill a

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  • Student Membership | Vegetarian Society (Singapore)
    you thought global warming was mostly about cars and planes think again Evidence tells us that the meat and dairy industries are an even greater contributor to greenhouse gasses than all of transportation combined Click here for a 2006 UN report on the subject The good news is that each one of us has the power to make a difference and it s as simple as breakfast lunch and dinner Every meal we eat can help cool the planet So choose less meat and more earth friendly foods your body our fellow animals and the planet will thank you for it VSS Student Membership is now FREE Join a vibrant community of like minded guys and girls who care to make a difference We want to make it as easy as possible so if you re a full time student and 25 or below membership costs absolutely nothing but has heaps of benefits Attend members only talks gatherings and events Network and share ideas with other students Receive Food Vouchers Enjoy discounts to all VSS organised events Enjoy discounts at VSS partner restaurants and establishments Get a free copy of Meat Less in Singapore mailed directly to you Just fill

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  • VSS Membership Comparison | Vegetarian Society (Singapore)
    Newsletter Archive VSS VCD In Memory of Ng Chin Siong Testimonials Word Play Products Contact Forum Site map Home VSS Membership Comparison Thank you for your interest in joining VSS Your contribution means a lot to us and goes directly towards raising awareness and building a wiser kinder healthier world Below is a comparison of the different types of membership and their main benefits Check here for more details or feel free to drop us a line here Type Fees Payment Mode Benefits Ordinary 30 year PayPal or Cheque 50 worth of food vouchers Discounts on all VSS organised events Members Only events Life 300 one time payment PayPal or Cheque 50 worth of food vouchers Discounts on all VSS organised events Members Only events Corporate 100 year PayPal or Cheque Your company logo will be featured on our Corp members page and linked to your website 50 worth of food vouchers Discounts on all VSS organised events Members Only events Premium min 5 month Giro 80 worth of food vouchers per year Discounts equal or greater than for ordinary members on all VSS organised events Members Only events min 120 year Cheque Make secure online payment via PayPal here

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