Monday, 31 August 2015

The Most Beautiful Women on Earth

Brace Your Eyes
Have you ever wondered who are the most blessed women when it comes to good looks? Well, compiling a list of the most beautiful women in the world is not that easy. After all, we all have different definitions of the term– beautiful. No matter how different our opinions are when it comes to beauty, we cannot deny the fact that these 100 women are beautiful, attractive and definitely hot!
100. Danielle Sharp (Campus Crush)
First gained attention at the end of 2011 when she was named sexiest student in Britain by Loaded, Danielle Sharp was born in Grimsby, England. She also studied fashion brand management at the University of Central Lancashire and appeared on FHM last November 2013.
99. Jessie J. (It’s not about the money)
Maybe her price tag is one that you can’t afford. Jessica Ellen Cornish or better known as Jessie J is an English singer and songwriter. She is also a mentor in The Voice UK. She is the famous woman behind the songs like Domino, Price Tag and Laserlight.


98. Emma Rigby (The Prisoner’s wife)
Emma Rigbby is an English actress who is best known for playing the roles of Hannah Ashworth in long-running soap opera Hollyoaks and Gemma Roscoe in BBC One drama series Prisoners’ Wives. She attended De La Salle High School in St Helens, but she left in 2006 to focus on her acting career.

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Sunday, 30 August 2015

Loquat leaf tea


Most people are familiar with the herbal cough syrup known as pipa gao, which uses loquat leaves - called pipa ye in Chinese - as its main ingredient.

In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), the leaves and fruit of the evergreen shrub, harvested throughout the year, are used to relieve coughs, said Ms Pansy Yeo, a TCM practitioner at Chong Hoe Health Products Chinese Medical Store.

The plant is mainly grown in provinces in south-east China such as Guangdong and Guangzhou. It can also be found in European countries such as France, Germany, Italy, Portugal and Spain, Ms Yeo added.

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Saturday, 29 August 2015

Flab to Fit

How to get a beach-ready bod fast?
The Pro-Freeze treatment takes about 45 to 60 minutes and you can essentially sit back and relax. With the use of a probe, you will feel a powerful suction and a cooling sensation in the initial five minutes but the cold sensation will disappear as the area gets accustomed to the suction. 

How it works: When fat cells are exposed to an extremely cold temperature, they will be ‘frozen’. These ‘frozen’ fat cells will be degenerated and eventually ‘die’ (a process called adipocyte apoptosis). These degenerated fat cells will be eliminated from the body via the body’s own metabolism system. It can permanently remove up to 25% of the unwanted fat in a single treatment session, thereby reducing the thickness of the fat layer.

An alternative to liposuction, Pro-Freeze is effective in treating problem areas such as the tummy, waist (love handles), hips (saddle backs) and inner thighs. You’ll get to see visible results in loss of fat in just three weeks following the treatment, with more significant results shown between three to six months.

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Friday, 28 August 2015

Hungry Ghost Festival 中元节Zhōngyuán Jié


The Hungry Ghost Festival is one of the best times of the year to soak in the local culture and observe traditional rites in hyper-modern Singapore.

Besides “money”, people have been known to burn paper replicas of anything they believe their deceased relatives might be craving in the afterlife – watches, jewellery, cars, luxury villas, sports cars, servants – even condoms and Viagra.

Just as the Americans have Halloween, the Chinese have the Hungry Ghost Festival (also known as Zhong Yuan Jie in Chinese), when the souls of the dead are believed to roam the earth.

According to custom, these ghosts can get up to mischief if ignored so all sorts of offerings are made during this period, which is the seventh month in the lunar calendar.
Making offerings
Notice those metal bins scattered around residential areas and housing estates?
They are specifically provided to contain the stacks of hell money and paper offerings, such as cars, watches and jewellery, that are burned by relatives to appease their deceased family members – taking care of their material needs even in the afterlife.
Do watch your step in case you trample on food left out in the open. Although many place their food offerings (oranges, rice or even suckling pig) and joss sticks on proper altars, others tuck them at the side of footpaths or even alongside trees.
Boisterous shows
And as if satisfying the ghosts’ appetites for money and food wasn’t enough, taking care of their entertainment is also important.
Large tents are set up in open fields to host raucous dinners and auctions in heartland estates like Ang Mo Kio and Yishun. There are performances too, such as Chinese operas and 'getai' (literally ‘song stage’ in Chinese, or live stage performances), which feature tales of gods and goddesses, bawdy stand-up comedy, as well as song and dance numbers.
Everyone is welcome – so sit back and enjoy the show. Just remember not to sit in the front row, unless you want to rub shoulders with the ‘special guests’.
Times they are a-changin’
A mainstay of the festival is the 'getai' performance, thrown as a popular mode of entertainment for the wandering spirits. But 'getai' today is a very different animal – jazzed up with snazzy LED panel lit stages. Young, sexy perfomers sing not just traditional songs in dialect but thumping techno versions of English and Mandarin pop ditties. It appears that even the tastes of the spiritual world are moving with the times.

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Hungry Ghost Festival, Zhongyuan Festival, Yu Lan Pen Festival

The Ghost Festival (also known as Zhongyuan Festival by Taoists or Yu Lan Pen Festival by Buddhists) is the day to sacrifice to the deceased.

In Chinese culture, it is thought that all ghosts will come out from the hell on the fifteenth day of the seventh lunar month, so the day is called the Ghost Day and the seventh lunar month is the Ghost Month (August 14th - September 12th 2015).

In China, people also have the custom of sacrificing the deceased on the Spring Festival, Qingming Festival, and the Double Ninth Festival. But different from these festivals, the Ghost Festival is the day that all ghosts will come out to visit the livings. Also, people only offer sacrifices to their ancestors and relatives on the above festivals, while during the Ghost Festival, besides ancestors and relatives, people will sacrifice to all the ghosts or spirits. The Ghost Festival is regarded as the most important one among all the festivals that sacrificing the deceased.

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Zhong Yuan Jie (Hungry Ghost Festival)

Zhong Yuan Jie (中元节), also known as the Hungry Ghost Festival, traditionally falls on the 15th day of the seventh month of the lunar calendar. In Singapore, the festival is observed throughout the entire seventh lunar month, which is usually around the month of August of the Western calendar.1 During this period, many Chinese worship their ancestors and make offerings to wandering souls that roam the earth.2

Origins and significance - The origin and significance of the Hungry Ghost Festival differ between Taoists and Buddhists. Taoists focus on appeasing the wandering souls released from the netherworld, while the emphasis of the Buddhists is filial piety.3

According to traditional Taoist beliefs, the fate of mankind is controlled by three deities: Tian Guan Da Di, ruler of heaven, who grants happiness; Di Guan Da Di, ruler of earth, who pardons sins; and Shui Guan Da Di, ruler of water, who alleviates dangers. Shang Yuan Jie, which falls on the 15th day of the first lunar month, and Xia Yuan Jie on the 15th day of the tenth lunar month, are the birthdays of the rulers of heaven and water respectively. Zhong Yuan Jie, which falls on the 15th day of the seventh lunar month, is the birthday of Di Guan Da Di, who descends to earth on this day to record the good and evil deeds of each human being.4 

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Thursday, 27 August 2015

Saving your knees

VITAL PARTS OF THE KNEE

Knee preservation surgery is a broad concept that uses minimally invasive keyhole techniques (arthroscopy) to preserve the vital components of the knee.

Knee arthritis occurs when there is cartilage damage, which causes pain and stiffness. Vital components of the knee that contribute to its longevity are the meniscus, cartilage and ligaments.

The meniscus is a crescent-shaped structure made of cartilage. It absorbs shock and stabilises the knee. Forty years ago, surgeons routinely removed the entire meniscus when it was torn.

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Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Simple Guideline Could Help You Lose Weight


For some super-motivated people, counting calories, calculating macronutrient proportions or weighing food can help in their quest to lose weight. But for everyone else, it can be hard to keep juggling the cups and weighing scales and calculators for too long. If you fall into the latter category, researchers say that there’s only one thing to keep in mind: Eat more fiber.

When compared to the American Heart Association’s dietary recommendations, which include several common-sense pieces of advice like “Choose and prepare foods with little or no salt” and "Cut back on beverages and foods with added sugars,” the simple advice to eat 30 grams of fiber a day resulted in almost as much weight loss as the AHA’s guidelines over the course of the year. The study was published online Tuesday in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

The finding could be a boon for people who need to lose weight for medical reasons but feel too overwhelmed to completely overhaul their lifestyle all at once, explained lead researcher Dr. Yunsheng Ma, M.D., Ph.D. in the study. Foods that are high in fiber (meaning indigestible dietary fiber found in plant-based foods) help make you feel full for longer. Ma also proposed that high-fiber diets increase the need to chew, which in turn reduces hunger. Encouraging people to eat more fiber is also a shorthand way to point to foods that are healthiest for us, wrote Ma.

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Tuesday, 25 August 2015

PAMPER YOUR HAIR WITH PHS HAIRSCIENCE

The solution? Early detection and a targeted scalp care routine. Case in point: PHS Hairscience offers tried-and-tested scalp solutions that focus on fortifying the foundation of healthy hair, with detailed scalp scans conducted by trichologist-trained professionals to pinpoint your precise hair problems.

For further ease of mind, you can also expect your progress to be closely monitored by a scalp-care specialist so that any changes in your scalp are instantly detected and your programme altered accordingly to ensure the best possible results.

Based on an individual scalp consultation and analysis, try the signature 3-step DSR (Detox, Stabilise, Regrow) Program, which aims to address your Asian hair and scalp issues over the long term through three simple and incredibly intuitive steps:

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Monday, 24 August 2015

Everyday Things You Can Do To Lower Your Risk Of Cancer

This year, more than 1.5 million people are estimated to be diagnosed with cancer. Even more grim is the fact that half of cancer deaths stem from preventable causes. In recognition of World Cancer Day, which pushes positive and proactive approaches to fighting cancer, HuffPost Live took a look at the things that you can do to lower your risk.

While putting down the cigarettes is one aspect of cancer prevention, Dr. Margaret Cuomo told HuffPost Live on Tuesday that regulating one's diet and exercise habits should be part of the equation. For starters, she recommended a plant-based diet.

"Look at your plate as a round circle ... and divide it into two-thirds whole grains, vegetables and fruits, and a third lean protein. That could be poultry, it could be fish," she said.

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Sunday, 23 August 2015

6 Must-Try Halal food choices

Sometimes, it can feel like there’s only the same few places to choose from when it comes to halal places. Thankfully, you don’t have to settle for the same old when you’re in the west. Here’s some of the best halal food you can find while in the west.

Pot Luck

Eighteen Chefs

Hajjah Mariam Cafe

NM Abdul Rahim Mee Goreng

Encik Tan

NeNe Chicken

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Saturday, 22 August 2015

5 of the hottest new eateries in Singapore

Check out 5 of the latest cafe and restaurant openings in Singapore
#1 CURIOUS PALETTE

#2 HOUSE OF ROASTED DUCK

#3 THE CARVERY

#4 EQUILIBRIUM MODERN ITALIAN BACARO & RISTORANTE

#5 ELEMEN

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Friday, 21 August 2015

1 Thing You're Doing In Bed That's A Total Turn-Off

If there's one thing we think it's safe to say is almost always a bummer in the bedroom, it's snoring.

According to a new survey from the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM), 39 percent of American adults agree: When the opposite sex snores, it's a turn-off.

Luckily for the snorers among us, it's not a total deal-breaker -- 83 percent of the 1,009 people surveyed by telephone said they had had a snoring bed partner, but only 26 percent said all that log sawing made them angry or annoyed and just 9 percent said snoring has had a negative impact on a romantic relationship.

"Because it can be embarrassing, snoring can often be the elephant in the room when it comes to addressing relationship frustrations and health concerns," Kathleen Bennett, DDS, president of the AADSM, said in a statement. "But it's important that your significant other is made aware of their snoring -- and the effects it has on you, your relationship and their personal health -- so they can begin taking steps to remedy it."

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Thursday, 20 August 2015

Qi Xi Festival 七夕節 Chinese Valentine's Day

Chinese Valentine's Day 七夕情人节

The Double Seventh day will be a best day for marriage

Wedding Ceremony: The bride would be led along the red carpet in a festive atmosphere. The bridegroom, also in a red gown, would kowtow three times to worship the heaven, parents and spouse. Then the new couple would go to their bridal chamber and guests would be treated to a feast. Wine should be poured to the brim of a cup but must not spill over.

History of the Double Seventh Day,A long long time ago, there was a poor cowherd, Niulang. He fell in love with Zhinu, “the Girl Weaver". Virtuous and kind, she was the most beautiful being in the whole universe. Unfortunately, the King and Queen of Heaven were furious finding out that their granddaughter had gone to the world of Man and taken a husband. Thus, the couple was separated by a wide swollen river in the sky and can only meet once a year on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month.

The poor couple of Niulang and Zhinu each became a star. Niulang is Altair and Zhinu is Vega. The wide river that keeps them apart is known as the Milky Way. On the east side of the Milky Way. Here is a Double Seventh Day card in Chinese

Titled as:Romantic Double Seventh Day
With a poem:

Although the milky way seperate us
There always comes the music of love
Time pass by with romance
The true love will still survive



7th Day of the 7th Month of the lunar year Also known as the Qiqiao Festival (Chinese: 乞巧節), Qixi is a Chinese festival that celebrates the annual meeting of the cowherd and weaver girl in Chinese mythology. It falls on the seventh day of the 7th month.



In Chinese, it’s called “七夕节(qīxī jié) The Seventh Eve.” It is also known as “中国情人节(zhōngguó qíngrén jié) Chinese Valentine’s Day”and “女儿节(nǚér jié) The Daughter’s Day.” It occurs on the seventh day of the seventh month on the Chinese lunar calendar, so this year it falls on August 23rd. Next year, it will fall on August 13, 2013.

Chinese Valentine’s Day originated from a romantic fable about two lovers: the seventh daughter of the Goddess of Heaven and a simple cowherd. It was taboo for them to marry, but they did anyway and after a few years of marriage the mother goddess ordered her daughter back to heaven, but out of love she allowed the couple to meet up once a year on the seventh day of the seventh month.

Now a days lovers release hung ming lanterns like the ones to the right, and make good wishes of faithful love between them. So why not celebrate Valentine’s day twice this year? Celebrate with your love today!

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The Double-Seventh Day (Chinese Valentine's Day


The Double-Seventh Day refers to the seventh day of the seventh month on the Chinese lunar calendar. The day is not as well-known as many other Chinese festivals. But almost everyone in China, young and old, is very familiar with the story behind this festival. A long long time ago, there was a poor cowherd, Niulang. His parents died when he was young, so he lived with his elder brother. Unfortunately, both his brother and sisiter-in-law were mean and cruel and treated Niulang very badly. They would not give him enough food to eat, and made him work so hard that he hardly had time to sleep. Finally, they kicked him out of their home. All he had in the world were the clothes on his back and an old ox.

Niulang built a small thatched cottage on the side of a mountain. He cut and dug and sweat until he had made a vegetable garden out of the rochy soil. He was often tired and hungry, but always found time to take care of his old ox. One day, this old ox began to talk. It said that it used to be Taurus, a proud star in the night sky. But it violated the law of the Heavenly Palace by stealing some seeds of grain to give to the world of Man. As a punishment, it was banished to this world as an ox.

Not far from Niulang's cottage was a sacred pond. The old ox told its master that several young goddesses would come to this pond in a few days to bathe. One of them would be called Zhinu,°the Girl Weaver± .Zhinu was a granddaughter of the King of the Heavenly Kingdom. Virtuous and kind, she was the most beautiful being in the whole universe. The old ox paused for a moment, then said that if Niulang could take away her clothes while she was in the sacred pond, she would stay and be his wife.

When the day came, Niulang hid in the tall reeds by the pond and waited for the young goddesses. They soon came, just as the old ox had said they would. They took off their silk robes and jumped happily into the clear water. Niulang crept out of his hiding place, picked up Zhinu's clothes and ran away. Her companions were so frightened that they jumped out, dressed as quickly as they could and flew away. Zhinu was left alone in the pond. Niulang returned and gave her back her clothes. He had adored her from the first moment he saw her. They looked into each other's eyes. The heavenly girl told the poor cowherd that she would be his wife.

The couple were deeply in love and got married very soon afterwards . Niulang worked hard growing crops and Zhinu raised silkworms. He made sure that they ate their full every day. The exquisite silks and satins she wove soon became famous throughout the land. Three years later, Zhinu gave birth to twins, a boy and a girl. They named the boy Brother Gold and the girl Sister Jade. The couple were overjoyed with the new additions to their family and believed they would stay happily together for the rest of their lives.

One day, the old ox was dying. Before it closed its eyes for the last time, it told the young couple that its hide would enable a man to fly even to the heavens. It asked them to preserve it carefully.

Meanwhile, the King and Queen of Heaven found out that their granddaughter had gone to the world of Man and taken a husband. They were furious. The Queen flew down to earth with some of her soldiers.

Niulang came back from the field one day to find his two children sitting on the ground, crying. They told him that an old lady lad taken their mother away. Niulang remembered what the old ox had told him. He placed the twins in wicker baskets on a pole to carry on his shoulder, put on the magic hide, and flew up, up into the sky. He had almost caught up with the Queen and his wife when the Queen heard the crying of his children. Looking back, with an angry wave of her arm, a raging torrent immediately appeared between her group and Niulang. He could not get past this wide swollen river. Hearbroken, Niulang and his children could only look and weep bitterly. The King in his Heavenly Palace was moved by the sound of their crying, and decided to allow Niulang and Zhinu to meet once a year on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month.
The poor couple of Niulang and Zhinu each became a star. Niulang is Altair and Zhinu is Vega. The wide river that keeps them apart is known as the Milky Way. On the east side of the Milky Way, Altair is the middle one of a line of three. The end ones are the twins. To the southeast are six stars in the shape of an ox. Vega is to the west of the Milky Way; the stars around her form in the shape of a loom. Every year, the two stars of Altair and Vega are closest together on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month.

This sad love story has passed down from generation to generation. It is well known that very few maagpies are seen on the Double-Seventh Day. This is because most of them fly to the Milky Way, where they form a bridge so that the two lovers might come together. The next day, it is seen that many magpies are bald; this is because Niulang and Zhinu walked and stood too long on the heads of their loyal feathered friends.

In ancient times, the Double-Seventh Day was a festival specially for young women. Girls, no matter from rich or poor families, would put on their holiday best to celebrate the annual meeting of the cowherd and the Girl Weaver. Parents would place an incense burner in the courtyard and lay out some fruit as offerings. Then all the girls in the family would kowtow to Niulang and Zhinu and pray for ingenuity.

In the Tang Dynasty about 1,000 years ago, rich families in the capital city of Chang'an would set up a decorated tower in the courtyard and name it :Tower of Praying for Ingenuity. They prayed for various types of ingenuity. Most girls would pray for outstanding sewing or cooking skills. In the past these were important virtues for a woman.

Girls and women would gather together in a square and look into the star-filled night sky. They would put their hands behind their backs, holding needle and thread. At the word,Start,they would try to thread the needle. The one who succeeded first would be granted her wish by Zhinu, the Girl Weaver.

The same night, the girls and women would also dislpay carved melons and samples of their cookies and other delicacies. During the daytime, they would skillfully carve melons into all sorts of things. Some would make a gold fish. others preferred flowers, still others would use several melons and carve them into an exquisite building. These melons were called Hua Gua or Carved Melons.

The ladies would also show off their fried cookies made in many different shapes.They would invite the Girl Weaver to judge who was the best. Of course, Zhinu would not come down to the world because she was busy talking to Niulang after a long year of separation. These activities gave the girls and women a good opportunity to show their skills and added fun to the fesstival.
Chinese people nowadays, especially city residents, no longer hold such activities, Most young women buy their clothes from shops and most young couples share the housework. More and more men are learning to cook, so it is perhaps not so important for the woman to develop her cuisine skills. In fact, many men can cook better than their wives.

The Double-Seventh Day is not a pulic holiday in China. However, it is still a day to celebrate the annual meeting of the loving couple, the Cowherd and the Girl Weaver. Not surprisingly, many people consider the Double-seventh Day the Chinese Valentine's Day.

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Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Your ultimate guide to living longer

What to Eat (from the healthiest people around the world!)

The key food finding in Buettner’s new book is that it’s not just what you eat, it’s how you eat. “The big insight from my new book is that eating for longevity is not a function of discipline; it’s a function of environment.

The longest-living populations set up their houses, kitchens, and lifestyles so that eating right becomes easy and mindless,” he reveals. “The people in the blue zones don’t ever say, ‘I’m going to get healthy now.’ They just live around people who eat the right things, and therefore eat the right things themselves,” he says.

Not surprisingly, then, Buettner also pinpointed what the “right things” are in the first place. Here’s his basic primer of everything you need to know about eating for longevity, culled from all five of the blue zones.

1. Eat less meat.
2. Go for more grains.
3. Fill up on beans.
4. Snack on nuts. 
5. Be a green machine.
6. Set up your kitchen right. 
7. Choose your friends wisely.

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Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Photos That You Really Need To Look At TWICE To Understand

Sometimes a photo comes along that catches you completely off guard. You think you know what you saw, but did you really?

Sometimes, it looks like you’re seeing something extremely NSFW. Take a seemingly risky closer look though, and you’ll realize that your own mind provided the eye-popping observation; it’s simply a tricky angle or hilariously timed photo!

Some of these are a result of sheer luck, whilst others are intended to twist your brain and manipulate it , or let’s just say give it a bit of a work out to shake off any rustiness. Some are just intended to break a smile. So Approach these photos with an open mind and remember the saying:- don’t judge a book by it’s cover , it does apply to a few cases in here , specially our very first photo.
1. Geisha On A Train
We’re beyond curious: was this intentional or accidental? Regardless of the answer, the angle is perfect. We’re peering directly at the titular geisha, sitting right on a commuter train! She seems as disinterested as her fellow passengers, at least.

2. 4 Heads, 3 Bodies
These party girls look to be having a great night of celebration and fun. But what’s missing? A fourth body! Either the girls on the right are a set of conjoined twins, or the blonde’s body is floating somewhere off screen.

3- A Woman Without A Head ?
It may look like this woman doesn’t have a head but it actually is the effect of these mirrors which are separated by wood planks. And if you look closer , you will see that the person sitting next to her has the head of another lady showing up to be hers ! Talk about 2 for the price of 1.

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Monday, 17 August 2015

Marketing lessons from Durian trade


Ahh.. durian… the lovely King of Fruits, according to South East Asians. Here in Singapore, durians are the rage. Mostly imported from neighbouring Malaysia, it has become a cultural activity to eat and buy a durian anywhere from US$5 to as expensive as US$30. This year, there was a bumper harvest and coupled with the Ramadan season in Malaysia, many durians came travelling to Singapore, in hope of getting eaten by food connoisseurs.

With so many hybrids of durians, to the many famed places in Singapore selling them, it has gone from a craze to just insane as to how locals can wait in line for their prized fruit. So why mention the whole issue of durian and how do we learn from the durian trade and how it has been abused of late?

One night, I had a craving for durian and decided to line up with the wife at a famed durian stall. Set up in an isolated carpark, the whole place was swamped with cars galore as durian lovers all came to have their supper fill of the fruit. ‘Terrible’ and ‘unfair’ were the thoughts as we waited patiently in line to buy. Despite being sixth in line, the durian seller took over 75 minutes to serve me. While waiting, people walked past us and engaged a conversation with the seller. And before I knew it, the seller began serving these people. When I asked later on why they were served first, he just smiled and said they are his regulars who have already called and reserved their durians. Reserve my foot.


5 ways to spot a Mao Shan Wang
To help you not get ripped off:

The husk of the Mao Shan Wang durian is dusky green-brown bordering on yellow.


The Mao Shan Wang durian (on the left below) is clear of thorns around the stem.


The seeds of the Mao Shan Wang are small and flat and the flesh of the fruit falls off the seeds easily unlike normal durians that can be rich, creamy and sticky.


The thorns of the Mao Shan Wang are like small pyramids.


There is a characteristic brownish 5-arm “starfish” at the base of the Mao Shan Wang.


Malaysian Durians
Types of Malaysian durians:
  • Mao Shan Wang (Cat Mountain King) aka Butter durian, Rajah Kunyit, or D666. Bitter sweet taste, sticky and creamy texture. Seeds are small and shriveled.
  • Sultan Durian or the D24. Very creamy and bitter. From Johor, Pahang and Cameron Highlands.
  • XO - Small seeds, bitter and extremely soft, fleshly meat with an almost cognac taste, hence the name. From Johor, Genting Highlands and Cameron Highlands.
  • Golden Phoenix aka Jin Feng. Bitter with a more runny or watery texture and strong pungent smell. From Pahang and Johor.
  • Red Prawn aka Hong Xia or Ang Hay. Orangey-red flesh, sticky and sweet aftertaste. From Pahang and Johor.
  • Green Bamboo aka Qing Zhu. Pale yellow with a slightest greenish tinge. Sweet with somewhat fibrous flesh. From Johor.
  • Black Pearl aka Hei Zhen Zhu. Very pale yellow with grey undertones. Slightly bitter, smooth and creamy with small seeds. From Johor.
  • D1. Pale yellow flesh, small seeds, and milky taste. From Johor.
  • D2. The fruit is long and irregular in shape. Hard to open. Meat is slightly pink and tastes a little bitter.
  • D13. Color of the flesh is a deep burnt orange. Sweet and mild in taste. Large seeds. Durian light. Good for durian virgins. From Johor and Segamat.
  • D101. Orange flesh, sweet and creamy. From Pahang and Johor.
  • D600 Slightly bitter taste yet creamy and sweet. Texture is rough, its mouth-watering thick and yellowish gold flesh. This durian is in a medium-sized yellowish green skin fruit
Three durian myths:
  • Eating durians with alcohol can kill you.
  • Washing your hands by first filling the husk with water will remove the odor.
  • “Ang mohs” can never stand the smell of durians.
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Sunday, 16 August 2015

Must-Visit Foodie Spots at Upper Bukit Timah

Although Bukit Timah is known as a place for the rich and the famous in Singapore, there are actually lots of affordable food options located there. In this article, we will be looking at the area near Clementi Road and Upper Bukit Timah Road, where some really cheap and good food resides in plain sight amongst the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Some are cheap, some are glamourous but not to worry, all of them are equally tasty. So what are you waiting for? Let’s go.
Bukit Timah Market and Hawker Centre

Udders @ Lorong Kilat

Beauty World Food Centre

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