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Places to Take Your Dog in Singapore

July 27th, 2017 | Posted by Editor in Traveling Places - (0 Comments)

As dogs need to socialize and exercise, you need to know where you can take your dog during walks or when you’re hanging out with friends and family.

Made For Pets
1. K9 Kulture is made for your furry friends. It has training classes and a pool for dogs.
2. Pet Movers’ Dog Run has areas for big and small dogs. It’s open from 9 am to 6 pm on weekdays and 9:30 am to 8 pm on weekends.
3. The Animal Resort has an off-leash park open from 10 am to 5 pm daily.
4. Sunny Heights specializes in dog care. They have a pool, day care, hotel, cafe and many more.
5. Sunday on the Hill at Kult Kafe is party held every first Sunday of the month for the family and pets.

1. Sembawang Park is an off-leash park with a lot of space for running.
2. Tanjong Beach Club is closed on Mondays but open from 11 am on weekdays and 10 am on weekends.

The following also have dog runs:
3. Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park
4. Katong Park
5. West Coast Park
6. Jurong Lake Park
7. Tampines Central Park
8. East Coast Park

Remember that you are not allowed to bring your dog to the following parks and reserves: Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Central Catchment Nature Reserve , Kranji Marshes, Labrador Nature Reserve, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve and Extension Park, Upper Peirce Reservoir Park, and Upper Seletar Reservoir Park.

1. Conrad Centennial Singapore allows pet not weighing more than 34 kg.
2. Regent Singapore has a pet pack/kit and amenities.
3. Hilton Singapore allows service animals as well as other pets not heavier than 5 kg.
4. Capella Singapore allows medium-sized pets in some areas. Only one pet per room is allowed.
5. The Wagington is a luxury hotel and resort for pets.

Besides Sunny Heights and The Wagington, the following also allow dogs in the pool.
1. Sun Petgamart is a pet products store. The pool is available for members only and is open from 10:30 am to 6 pm.
2. Pet Stop is open from 11 am to 8 pm.
3. Canine Wellness & Rehab Centre opened in 2012 to provide ailing dogs with hydrotherapy in the country’s largest indoor canine pool.

1. Happenstance Cafe is open from 12 noon to 10 pm.
2. Sun Ray Cafe has a menu for pets.
3. Paw Pet-radise Cafe was inspired by their love for dogs. It’s open from 5 to 11 pm.
4. Ah B Cafe at Sunny Heights is open from 1:30 to 9 pm.
5. Paws N Pans serves food for both humans and dogs. They are promoting adoption of rescued dogs.
6. We are The Furballs is the country’s first dog petting cafe. Children below 10 years old are not allowed.
7. Canopy Garden Dining is open from 9 am to 10:30 pm.
8. ColBar Bar & Grill is also a pet-friendly cafe.
9. Happy Daze located at Serangoon Gardens provide excellent service for dogs and pet owners.

Despite getting a bad rap oftentimes, detoxing can actually be a perfect way to kick-start a new diet regime and give your body its much needed boost. Forget about investing in expensive products or resorting to hard-core deprivation. Instead, follow these healthy choices that’ll help in properly detoxifying your body and leave you feeling revitalized for a long-term.

1. Practise Juicing

Vegetable juicing, adequate protein intake, and drinking hot water with lemon are believed to support the liver function that helps the body detoxify itself. Consuming a good amount of organic wholefoods is also recommended to provide your body with good quality nutrients that’ll protect it against certain environmental toxins.

2. Ditch Sugar

When not transformed as energy immediately, refined carbohydrates and excess sugar could upset the balance of the gut bacteria in your body and cause you to gain some weight. To keep that from happening, gradually cut down your sugar intake and thoroughly check the food packets you’re purchasing to fully assess its sugar content. If you can’t seem to get rid of your craving for sugary treats, however, consider using natural sweeteners (such as cinnamon or honey) as an alternative to your processed flavourings.

3. Perform Gentle Exercises

Support the elimination of toxins in your lymphatic and respiratory system by performing gentle exercises like walking and yoga, or undergoing massage, body brushing and bathing in Epsom salts. As you exercise, your blood will circulate throughout your body, bringing with it the nutrients that both your muscles and organs need. Other than that, exercising also helps flush the toxins out of your body in the form of sweat.

4. Increase Your Fibre Intake

Maintaining a healthy and regular bowel movement is crucial for removing the toxins and waste substances off your body – and consuming a good amount of high-fibre veggies, drinking a lot of herbal teas and water, and ensuring that you have a balanced gut flora are all essential for maintaining this process.

5. Take Probiotics

The good bacteria in our body help us in breaking down food more efficiently and keeping us from accumulating gas in our tummy. So eat slowly, chew your food well and take a multi-strain probiotic to ensure that you have a healthy digestive system and a balanced gut flora.

Detoxifying your body isn’t about depriving yourself or investing in expensive products, it’s about making healthy choices when it comes to your lifestyle and diet. So be sure that you put the aforementioned tips to work to ensure that you’re cleansing your body the healthiest and most natural way.

Some women tend to feel uneasy when meeting their beau’s family. Of course, they might act a little indifferent when he brings a new girl home, but if you know the right ways to get them to like then meeting your future in-laws could be a stress-free event. To help you experience just that, here are a few tips on how you can get his family to love you as much as he does.

1. Wear the Right Clothes

Keep in mind that you’re a whole generation apart from his parents, so ensure that you dress appropriately for the occasion. Leave your suggestive and revealing clothes for your date nights, and wear something a little more reserved and elegant for when you’ll meet your guy’s folks.

2. Bring a Gift

Surely, you wouldn’t want to show up in your guy’s home empty-handed, so ask your beau what his parents might like as a gift. Avoid bringing something extravagant though, as it might make you appear like a show-off. Small gifts, such as a tray of their favourite dessert or a bottle of wine, is already enough to show your respect for his parents.

3. Offer a Helping Hand

Offer to help out in either setting or clearing the table, as it’ll help in giving a good impression. His mother would surely like to get to know you better and she can do that while you’re doing the dishes together. They’ll like it when they see that you’re making an effort to help out, thus allowing you gain some precious brownie points.

4. Compliment Their Good Taste

You’re on their turf, so ensure that you commend them on the welcoming environment they created for you. Gush over the meal his mother prepared, or the decorating scheme suggested by his father. It lets them know that you notice and appreciate all the work they’ve done for your meeting.

5. Bond With His Siblings

Ask his little brother about his piano classes or his older sister about her favourite TV shows. Remember, everyone wants to feel that they’re cared about – and it certainly wouldn’t hurt to score some brownie points from his next of kin as well.

6. Invite Them for a Dinner at Your Place

Don’t leave them to do all the hosting, so invite them for a dinner at your place as well. This won’t only repay the favour and get you in their good books, it’ll also show them that you’re capable of taking care of their son.

As much as you want to figure out how to make his family like, what’s important is your relationship with your guy. So concentrate on things that matter the most and just be true to yourself.

Effective Mice Control Program

April 10th, 2017 | Posted by Editor in Protect Your Home - (0 Comments)


You want a pest-free environment and there is nothing wrong with that. However, there will always be one annoying pest that always thrive – mice. Here in Singapore, there are many pest control programs provided by certified pest controllers that you can avail of. But at the end of the day, it is better to control mice on your own.

With this, it is crucial that you know some programs that you can do to control mice. The key to getting rid of them is to seal your home. This means that you have to protect the openings through which they will use to enter your home. For further details, here are some effective mice control programs that you can consider:

Seal the house

It was mentioned above that the only way to keep them away from your house is to seal your home. In order to be successful, you need to know where they are getting in and seal it. You can do this by performing a thorough inspection of your home. Remember that a mouse only needs ½ centimetre wide hole to get inside the house.

When you inspect, start with all your corners and look very keenly. When you identified possibly entry points, the best thing that you can do is to install steel wool or wire mesh. Do not forget about the vents and the pipe holes.

Check the lawn

Do not just focus inside the house. You need to check your surroundings especially the lawn. The best thing that you should do with your lawn is to keep it trimmed and moved as it can deter the mice. Remember that bushy plants can give shelter to the mice. You have to demand two foot area cement surrounding your house to keep away rodents.

Clean the kitchen

Rodents in general risk going inside the house because there are plenty of good and water sources. The very first thing that you need to do is to make sure that you clean your kitchen. When you are about to sleep, make sure there are no debris, faucets are locked and surfaces are sanitized. Never forget to wash the dishes.

Set traps

You did a fine job keeping the mice outside the house but what happens when there are some inside the house? This is the time that you need to set the traps. The most humane traps are called live traps. It will allow you to release the captured one outside alive. Be careful of putting poison because you will suffer the smell when time comes.

How to Get Rid of Spiders

April 6th, 2017 | Posted by Editor in Protect Your Home - (0 Comments)


There will always be something inside the house. Many Singaporeans endure insects like ants and spiders inside the house. The good news is that you can get rid of it especially if you have spider problem. While many spiders have non-poisonous bites, you do not want it in your home. Poisonous or not, when they are threatened, they will surely bite and you do not want that experience especially if you are particularly afraid of it.

If spiders become nuisance in your house, it is time that you do something about it. Here are some things that you need to know about it:


Spiders do not need any food debris like mice or ants because insects alone are enough for them. Since they depend on insects, your first measure is to cut down the insect population inside your house. Moreover, you have to reduce light use at night. You have to know that lights draw insects. You also need to change you’re your bulb to “bug light” outdoors. Alternatively, you can use insecticide as a barrier and put it outside your house’s foundation. These will surely help you prevent insects from entering.


There are also other ways to keep spiders away from your house. You have to know prevention tips by making changes to your environment. For example, you have to eliminate excess debris (if you have in your yard) or if you do not want to throw it, at least move it to the farthest area of your house. If your lawn has shrubs and other plants, cut it down or at least trim it. Indoors, you should seal cracks and crevices. If there are cardboard boxes, replace it with plastic bins. More importantly, keep your house clutter-free and clean.


You have to know that there is natural repellent that you can count on. Lemon oil for instance can repel most of spider species. You have to wipe the walls and surfaces of problematic rooms inside the house. If you can find lemon cleaners, apply it as well. You can also depend on pesticides. These pesticides are readily available in the market – you just need to find products that contain cypermethrin or deltamethrin. When you use pesticide, always use it with caution because it can be a danger to everyone.

Remember that these measures do not only get rid of spiders but other insects as well. The key here is to be consistent with the measures you implemented. It will be difficult to get rid of any insect if you are not serious about it.

4 Essential Supplements You Should Take Everyday

March 18th, 2017 | Posted by Editor in Health Watch - (0 Comments)


Since you were little, your mom always tells you that beauty starts from within, and she couldn’t be more accurate. What you decide to put into your body will show up in the surface—for example, too much chocolate promotes growth of annoying pimples.

Take these facts by heart and make them work to your advantage. In addition to your healthy diet, include these supplements into your eating habit, and you’ll see how your body will thank you for it.

  1. Multivitamin

With our day-to-day activities, our body is in huge need for protective and health-supporting nutrients. Think of multivitamins as a health insurance policy to protect your health against vitamin and mineral shortfalls that may occur even in healthy diets. By taking your daily dose of multivitamins, you will also optimize cellular function, helping your body systems work consistently at its best.

  1. Fish Oils

Fish oil supplements are packed with omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA, which are vital for maintaining good health. These health essentials are responsible for supporting the body’s ability to prevent onset of chronic diseases and protect it from inflammation. Also, they promote stronger immune system, vision, joint and cardiovascular health, enhance the body’s nutrient absorption and metabolic functions, as well as enhance your ability to focus and remember things. In simpler words, fish oil is seriously good stuff, so we urge you to indulge on it.

  1. Vitamin D

Vitamin D is actually a pre-hormone, not a vitamin, and it is involved in almost every activity in your body—plays an important role in producing hundreds of diseases-fighting enzymes and affecting over 2,000 genes in your body. Also, it enhances muscle strength, makes your bones stronger, bolsters immune system and even provides protection against cancer. Deprive yourself with Vitamin D3, and you could be exposing your health to diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Here’s the inevitable part: it’s impossible to get a day’s worth of Vitamin D from food alone. The solution? Get it from supplements.

  1. Probiotics

Probiotics are good bacteria that your body naturally produces and play a significant part in your total well-being. When you are healthy, your intestinal tract hosts more than a hundred trillion of friendly bacteria, which dedicate their days aiding digestion, fighting bad bacteria and boosting your immune system. However, as strong as your gut soldiers may be, stress, poor diet, antibiotics and pollution can wipe them out of your system—so it’s really up to you to fortify the good guys in your body, which is where probiotics come to the rescue. A healthy dose of probiotics every day helps strengthen your immunity and improve digestion.

Food alone isn’t enough to provide your body with much needed nutrients. Talk to your doctor about taking appropriate supplements, such as these four mentioned.


This beautiful world is filled with unbelievable sights to see, both natural and man-made. There are plenty of lesser-known magnificent structures of the ancient civilization that still exist in today’s era. If you have always loved history and are fond of travelling to off-the-beaten-path destinations, here are some of the best historical sites you should visit at least once in your life.

  1. Bagan Ancient City (Burma)

Bagan deserves to be one of Southeast Asia’s top tourist destinations, but sadly it’s quite unknown. However, this makes it more appealing to those looking for magnificent destinations, minus the crowd.  This old city was the centre of the prehistoric Burmese kingdom in the ninth to 13th centuries. Unfortunately, the ancient city has long been abandoned and forgotten by the tourism because of the neglect and poor restorations by the military that until now govern the nation with an iron fist.

  1. Derinkuyu Underground City (Turkey)

Underground and cave sites have always been fascinating to tourists, probably because they serve as dwelling place during prehistoric times and their use in wars during the ancient and medieval eras. Derinkuyu, located in the province of Turkey, is therefore an interesting archaeological site for tourists. It’s not just a cave site, but an entire underground city, which extends 200 feet underground and can likley shelter about 20,000 people along with their livestock and food storages.

  1. Newgrange (Ireland)

Often called as ‘Ireland’s Stonehenge,’ Newgrange is just as remarkable as the original Stonehenge of UK and also dates to about the same period. Older than the pyramids of Egypt, this historical structure rises in the middle of the vast green plains of County Meath, as if it naturally emerges from the landscape. It is believed that the site served as a burial place because of the tombs found inside it, but is also said to function as ritual site or solar calendar for ancient people to mark the beginning of New Year.

  1. Banaue Rice Terraces (Philippines)

Expanding in an area of 4,000 square miles and 5,000 feet above sea level in the mountains of Ifugao, you’ll find something that the locals call the ‘eighth wonder of the world.’ Ancient people did this incredible work by hand more than 2,000 years ago. Today, people are still maintaining the terraces for planting crops, and it’s widely believed that if all the terraces could be lined up side by side, it would be more than enough to encircle the globe. Truly an amazing work.

The next time you set on a trip to explore the historical wonders of the world, include these off-the-beaten-path attractions in your itinerary. The earth is littered with remnants of the ancient era, and you can be sure to find hidden treasures anywhere you go.

6 Simple Ways to Restart a Bad Day

February 16th, 2017 | Posted by Editor in Lifestyle Trends - (0 Comments)


We’ve all been there. Running late for work, got stuck in traffic and the delivery man called to let you know your mattress delivery is moved until next Friday.

Instead of letting these unfortunate events set a gloomy tone for your day, try a few of these tips to escape the stress and turn your day around.

  1. Get Outside

Even if it’s windy or overcast, go for a walk to clear your mind. Leave your phone and your favourite podcast at home, and let this short walk be a ‘walking meditation’—listen to the sound of the wind, notice the leaves swaying and feel the breeze brushing your skin.

  1. Do Some Small, Achievable Tasks

When it seems impossible to get things done, so something that’s attainable such as washing the dishes, watering the plants, or cooking an easy meal. Even if you haven’t finished yet that project or your report, you’ll feel productive and motivated to take on more tasks.

  1. Take a Power Nap

Naps are a great way to turn around a bad day. Not only do they make you feel re-energized, but they also let you swipe the slate clean. Get yourself comfortable, close your eyes and let everything go for the next 20 minutes. When you wake up, you’ll feel refreshed, re-energized and ready to face the rest of the day.

  1. Hop In the Shower

While standing in the shower, imagine the water washing and draining away all the negative energy. If you can take it, make the water much colder for the last two minutes. You will feel more refreshed and energized when you get out of the shower.

  1. Breathe

Spend a few minutes to close your eyes and just concentrate on your breathing. Feel the tension of your body slowly melting away and let your thoughts and worries go. Once you feel you’re body has let go of the negative vibe, take some proactive steps to rebound. It’s easier to gain new perspective when you’re not drowned in strong emotions.

  1. Treat Yourself

Whether it’s a piece of rich chocolate or a cup of green tea, treat yourself to a little luxury. It easily lifts your mood to eat something you like. If you’re having a chocolate, let it melt in your mouth. Revel and enjoy it while it lasts. When all of it has finally melted away, you’ll breathe deeper and then your mood suddenly shifts. The same effect works with any indulgences you enjoy.

Now, do you feel better? If doing one of these tricks doesn’t lift your spirit, you can try another one. You’re always free to try one or all of these at once. And remember, it’s your day; don’t let anyone ruin your happiness.