Tropical Family Hideouts

Tropical Family Hideouts

Singapore is an excellent place for family outings. There are lots of things that appeals to all family members. You can visit one of the many museums or art galleries. You can take a walk, picnic in one of the many parks, or ride on the Singapore Flyer. If you're looking for something more active, you can go hiking or biking in the nature reserves or take a dip in one of the numerous swimming pools. Yes, no matter your interests, there's sure to be something for everyone in Singapore.

There's no reason your family should spend all their time packed in traffic while visiting Singapore. Instead, you can join an adventure to explore the best places to stay, eat and play in Singapore. Yes, discover great hideouts for fun family outings here. You can get the best fun family outings in these delightful hideouts. Whether you're looking for a place to escape the city's noises or just looking for fun and quality time to spend with the family, one of these places is guaranteed to tick the boxes. There are tons of fun family outings in Singapore. This includes golfing, driving fast, or enjoying the gifts of nature.

You might discover a fun and tropical family getaway in Singapore with fantastic hideaways and beachfront accommodation, all under one roof. Further, try to find unique hotels- hidden gems at great prices. Such activities can be full of adventure. One excellent idea is to discover an escape route that reveals the city's hidden gems. You're welcome to explore new places and expose your kids to awesome things here in the city. Ultimately, you'll take your family on a memorable journey through the family-friendly parks and museums; yes, treat your little ones on a fun world trip while in Singapore. Families are welcome to explore the great outdoors, relax and rejuvenate at one of these hidden gems.

Yes, whether it's a lazy morning at East Coast Park, a seaside stroll at Pulau Tekong or a countryside drive in Geylang, there are plenty of spots to choose from. A hideout, a retreat, and a getaway, Singapore features some of the world's top-rated family destinations that encourage social interaction and fun outings. Why not enjoy some time out with your family and friends at one of these hideouts? From nature treks to water sports, beach volleyball to photography, there's always something for everyone.

A fantastic adventure awaits you beneath Mother Nature's umbrella as you holiday at one of the Lonely Planet's top 10 Hideouts. Explore the lush forests, tranquil waterways and quaint villages that make up this tropical city-state. With its stunning landscapes and untamed wildlife, every hideaway is a unique experience for families looking for an adventure holiday or a romantic escape in Singapore. Many visitors have a memorable stay here.

Various hideouts in Singapore provide a unique and memorable experience for the whole family. Whether you're looking to spend a day at the beach or simply need a relaxing retreat within your city, these are your go-to destinations. For the best family getaways in Singapore, these hidden gems will take you away from the city and into the beautiful island's inner nature. Whether it's a picnic in a park, a hike through a national park, or just an easy day trip to nearby attractions - you'll keep your little ones happy and well-fed. Yes, are you travelling with the children? You can enjoy various activities and fun destinations that are suitable for kids of all ages.

On any weekend, the kids will be happy to find hidden activities around their neighbourhood. They can spend their entire day just meandering around and finding new things to do. Here are our time-tested tips: When you're out with your family in Singapore, you need to get back to nature and find the absolute place to stay. Start by checking out a list of great hideouts featuring everything, from new spots that pop up each year to relaxing locations to which you can take your kids. Singapore is a fantastic place to bring your family, friends and children to enjoy fun adventures on a vastly beautiful island. Yes, try Funjet's great hideouts for exciting fun at affordable prices.

Korean trending foreign language in Singapore

Korean trending foreign language in Singapore

What was thought as a passing trend, became a trendy and sensational niche with K-Wave becoming more popular amongst this generation. Sejong Korean Language School has gone beyond the hype to establish a systematic learning method for students to develop good foundation.

Sejong Korean Language School was founded by Ryan Kwak Seong Hoon, a native Korean, 10 years ago when the trend of K-Pop or the "Hallyu Wave" was on the rise. While the initial crowd of students were drawn to the Korean language because of K-Drama and K-Pop, reasons for learning the language now span much more than being able to understand movies and singing songs. Fluency in Korean language has since become a useful tool in serving professionals, businesses, and other industries in terms of facilitating international relations or to enhance one's personal skillsets.

The K-wave has become a tsunami with presence felt in almost every industry – from fashion to electronics, construction, beauty, media, to F&B. The K-Wave has grown beyond a trendy niche market to a mainstay in Singapore's economy and Korean language centres in Singapore have seen a steady uptick in demand for Korean language courses over the years. Sejong Korean Language School is one school that has enjoyed particular popularity with waitlist for new classes often more than a month long. The school titles itself one of the largest language schools in Singapore. With three campuses island-wide, over a thousand active students attending weekly on-campus and online classes, and an impressive list of corporate clients including local banks, law firms, airlines and MNCs.

Founder Ryan Kwak shared that while he is certainly grateful that the K-Wave has solidified its position as more than just a passing trend, he had in fact saw the relevancy of Korean language as having the potential to go beyond the K-Wave from the very beginning. Because of that vision, he took decisive steps to limit his school's reliance on the K-Wave. As early as 10 years ago, Ryan noted that many Korean language programmes promote their courses by marketing them as K-Pop Lyrics classes, or K-Drama classes. Instead, Ryan says he believed in the upcoming relevancy of the language itself. "I did not want to teach Korean language through song lyrics or drama subtitles. The grammar used there can be quite challenging for learners and should not be the starting point into the language. Students need to learn the language systematically to develop a good foundation. There is so much that Korean language and culture has to offer."

Ryan instead focused on developing Korean language courses that drew on what he saw as a rare advantage unique to him due to his life experiences. As a native Korean whose family migrated to Singapore at a young age, Ryan has studied at various International Schools in Singapore before transferring to a Singaporean local school. He believes that being a native Korean who is also familiar with how Singaporeans, and other non-native speakers of Korean language learn, gives him a one-of-a-kind edge in building and developing the most effective Korean language class.

"I have utmost faith in the course I developed and am still continuing to develop. I am always hopeful that people would see the value in the "best Korean course" for actually learning the language over a K-Pop or K-Drama centric course."

According to Ryan, despite his efforts to reduce the reliance of the school's courses from the K-Wave where possible, majority of his early batches of students were motivated to learn Korean because they were interested in K-Pop or Korean dramas. However, as the 5-star Google and Facebook reviews, and plethora of personal testimonials from their strong student community collectively attested to the quality of the school, learners with a wider variety of motivations started joining the school. The vision of developing a more in-depth Korean language course that was not directly related to the K-Wave gimmicks soon became a reality.

Now, only about half of the school's new students profess to learn Korean purely for interest. Every year, an increasing percentage claim to be learning for work, up-skilling purposes, or business related reasons. As the K-Wave evolves from "trend" to a market force to be reckoned with, picking up Korean language has never been more relevant. A casual verbal survey of the students in Sejong Korean Language School revealed the diversity of industries learning Korean is relevant to.

"We have students from big beauty MNCs, food importers, banks, law firms, entertainment firms, energy companies... Samsung, Hyundai, LG and Kia have always been well known, but now the Singaporeans know Etude House, Paris Baguette, even Ssang Yong, the construction company building our MRT lines... The story that surprised me was that a number of students from the fitness industry also shared that Seoul is the undisputed king of cross-fit in the region and that learning Korean is also relevant to those in the fitness line."

The relevancy of learning Korean language has also been recognized by the Singapore government in recent years, with the launch of a market access programme between the Ministry of Manpower and Ministry of Trade and Industry of Singapore and South Korea. PM Lee Hsien Loong also previously announced that the Ministry of Education will be looking into offering Korean Language as a third language in local Singapore schools. Currently, Sejong Korean Language School is also an approved training provider by SkillsFuture Singapore, a government initiative to increase employability of Singaporeans.

Looking back, Ryan shares that, "even though it would have been easier, I'm glad we did not rely on the K-Wave in the beginning. Just like it is important for a student to start with a good foundation, it is important for a business to start with the right footing. We will continue putting in the effort to provide the best Korean language education possible to cater to all learners... K-Pop and K-Drama enthusiasts, and beyond that, the new generation of learners who learn Korean for its relevancy in today's society. As long as we have a solid programme, it does not matter what brought you to us."

Aftermeats Launches Convenient Vegan Meat Alternative

Aftermeats Launches Convenient Vegan Meat Alternative

Aftermeats announced the launch of a nutrient-rich vegan meat substitute, made fully from soybeans. With higher values of protein than any other vegan meat in the market, Aftermeats is a gamechanger for those looking towards meat alternative or nutritional plant-based meats. This soy-based meat, packed as minced meat, is convenient with easy and short preparation duration equivalent to any instant meals. The versatility and convenience offered by Aftermeats makes it a perfect, fuss-free addition to your meals.

Unlike other soy-based meat alternatives, Aftermeats is free of soy-taste, almost unscented, creating taste and texture that are parallel to real meat. Packed in resealable packages, Aftermeats is purchased as raw dry pellets and expands in weight 3 to 4 times after it is hydrated. This means that you will be saving on buying real meat at ⅓ of its price. Aftermeats is quickly gaining traction for being a cost-effective choice while still retaining the taste closest to that of real beef.

There are several ways to use and cook Aftermeats for your meals. Here are some of the ways:

For instant food lovers, add Aftermeats along with your noodles and flavouring. Prepare it like how you normally would and your delicious meal is ready in a few minutes.

For a more delectable meal, Aftermeats can be integrated into your dishes, such as in meat recipes. Mix Aftermeats with real meat to make meatballs and meat patties that are tastier, more nutritious and cheaper.

Aftermeats can be prepared alone through an extensive range of means such as microwaving, boiling, frying, deep-frying and air-frying.

Every pack of Aftermeats contains 3 to 4 servings and has a long shelf life of 2 years, allowing you to store the uncooked meat in shelves or cabinets till your next meal prep.

Aftermeats are first introducing options of plain meat and seasoned meat such as Thai basil, grilled kebab and beef bulgogi. Consumers can be rest assured that Aftermeats is safe for consumption with no compromise on food safety and quality. In 2002, N.P Foods, the manufacturer of Aftermeats adopted SQF2000 (HACCP/GMP) and in 2017, FSSC22000 (FOOD SAFETY SYSTEM), making the brand one of the pioneers in the industry to obtain such prestigious recognition. In 2015, Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) awarded the brand with the prestigious Platinum AWARD for recognition of constantly maintaining high hygiene standards.

Aftermeats also attained Halal Certification like MUI, MUIS & CICOT, to comply with the requirements of different regions globally. Following the initial launch through B2B and e-commerce, interested businesses should grasp the opportunity to try Aftermeats at FHA-Food & Beverage 2022.

N.P. Foods (Singapore) Pte Ltd was founded in 1987 as an emerging seasoning manufacturing business, with operations covering only Malaysia and Indonesia. Today, N.P. Foods (Singapore) has grown to be one of the most renowned seasoning manufacturing companies across South East Asia and has successfully expanded our business globally, penetrating overseas markets such as the Middle-East, Africa and the Asia Pacific region.

At N.P. Foods (Singapore), we pride ourselves in our expertise of seasoning manufacturing as well as our vast global network enable us to gain a competitive advantage over our competitors in the industry, designing and producing seasonings that are dedicated for each overseas market.

Global Hygiene Summit February 2023

Global Hygiene Summit February 2023

The Global Hygiene Summit 2023, organised in partnership with the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (Singapore), and in collaboration with the World Bank, is being hosted in Singapore on the 15th and 16th February 2023.

Professor Yee Sin Leo, Executive Director, NCID said: "Hygiene generally refers to conditions and practices that help to maintain health and prevent the spread of diseases. Despite its intimate link to health, hygiene is ill-defined and often intertwined with socioeconomic status, and cultural belief and practices. Hygiene is a fundamental pre-requisite for sustainable public health and with our dual mission of clinical and public health, NCID is pleased to partner for this inaugural summit in Singapore. Leveraging on prominent stakeholders, this summit will elevate hygiene to the highest global agenda in promoting and sustaining health."

The Reckitt Global Hygiene Institute (RGHI), a not-for-profit foundation that was established in 2020 with a multi-year $25 million grant from Reckitt, RGHI is focussed on plugging significant gaps in the health research space and improving access to information that will bridge epidemiology, public health, and behaviour change. The Global Hygiene Summit will align with this aim by informing the global health agenda stimulating discussion that could lead to the adoption of better and more sustainable hygienic practises globally.

The event will create a forum for multi-level and multi-disciplinary discussions around hygiene science, behaviour, economics, and real-world experiences and outcomes. It will bring together scientists, politicians, the private sector and civil society to generate impact through the intersection between health and hygiene ~ which is vital to safeguarding the physical and economic wellbeing of populations worldwide, both amid COVID-19 and beyond.

By articulating the shape, scope and importance of the hygiene field, motivating multi-level and multi-disciplinary working by bridging epidemiology, behaviour and policy, the Global Hygiene Summit intends to gain consensus on how to effectively measure and create behavioural change and economic impact (ROI), and how to present this to engage policymakers.

Global Hygiene Summit 2023 will also motivate the [Singapore] Declaration; a guide for structural change that will be brought about by co-discussion and global co-operation and set the agenda for future change.

The Global Hygiene Summit will create clarity around hygiene and the positive impact that improved standards could have on global health, including in the COVID-19 recovery period.