TREASURE AT TAMPINES BY SIM LIAN

convenience is essential if you are deciding your perfect home. The Treasure at Tampines is convenient as it is located in Tampines heartland where the amenities are

close by such as NTUC Supermarket, where you can get your groceries there. At Tampines, it is also famous and popular for the Tampines Retail Park, Courts, Giant and

IKEA. With all these, you possess an option to get your furnitures from Courts, taste amazing food from IKEA and buy the finest fuits and vegetables from Giant.

The Simei MRT is only Ten minutes away from Treasure at Tampines. Close to Simei MRT, Eastpoint Mall is situated right at the centre and heart of Simei Estate. Right

after a huge remodelling, now it is owned by NTUC income Co-operative with 6 storey high and being operated by Frasers Centrepoint. You can also see vibrant mall here

with 100 shops that you could easily access by any transport available. Eastpoint mall also features enrichment centres and also a play section with nautical theme

where your children would have a great time.

A 5-storey building library may also be found known as Tampines Regional Library which has a broad space for studying and events which are planned. Eventually, indoor

kitchens would be available in the Tampines Regional Library for its cooking classes.

Apart from the amenities and great shopping malls, you could also check out Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Tampines Eco Green Park and MacRitchie Reservoir parks

particularly if you’re a nature lover. Tampines Eco Green Park is home to the flora and fauna which you and your family may explore and is connected through park

connectors from Sun Plaza Park and Tampines Biking Trail. It’s known for nature appreciation and bird watching. An event like walk with monkey is being held at Bukit

Timah Nature Reserve to learn more about their community and social circle and it also have a mountain bike trail.

A former sand quarry called the Quarry Park can also be found situated across the border of Tampines. Chance upon the best sights in this location!

Study Finds Mindfulness Meditation Reduces Loneliness

Loneliness is a widespread problem in Western society, especially among older adults, which doesn’t seem to get enough attention. As adults grow older, there is a tendency mindfulness courses for them to become more isolated from their families and society in general.

A study published recently in a scientific journal found that mindfulness meditation helps older adults overcome loneliness. This is good news for seniors because loneliness is a major risk factor for various health conditions such as Alzheimer’s and cardiovascular disease.

Growing Old, and Lonely

Before we go on, it’s important to understand that loneliness is more of a feeling of social disconnection, rather than a physical isolation. There are various reasons why older adults can experience more loneliness. Here are just a few:

  • Empty nest syndrome – Parents who have been busy caring for their children suddenly find themselves with much more free time after the kids leave the house.
  • Rusty social skills – After so many years of being busy raising children, many parents have not been practicing their social skills with people their age.
  • Set in our ways – Most of us know that we tend to become set in our ways as we get older. This means that we take fewer risks in trying new things, which is exactly what meeting new people is all about.
  • Lack of social networks – In addition to having rusty social skills, parents have not been active developing their own social networks.
  • Increase in children’s family responsibilities – As older adults reach retirement age, their children are often at the height of their careers and family responsibilities. So, they have less time for their aging parents.

To make matters worse, studies have shown that loneliness is contagious. Lonely people tend to spread loneliness by pushing other people away, instead of engaging them. This is probably because of the fear of rejection. Lonely people are generally more fearful, so meeting new people involves greater risk from their perspective.

Social Networking Programs Have Limited Success

Studies have shown that social networking programs for older adults have not been very effective. The reason is that they approach the problem from the outside, when loneliness is primarily an internal mental condition.

In addition, most social networking programs don’t help people develop core social skills such as deep listening, mindful speech, compassion, and forgiveness. They simply put people together in social settings and expect them to interact and develop meaningful relationships.

In order for social networking programs to be more effective, they would need to address both the internal and external factors that lead to loneliness. In other words, they would need to teach people social skills, and then help them develop their networks.

Leading Praise and Worship Within Your Culture

If you are involved in leading praise and worship in a non-westernized society, you may be facing the question of whether you should modify your worship style to fit your culture Louvores 2019. Most of the styles of leading worship are heavily influenced by the church in the developed nations, and if you are in an emerging nation it is important that you do not reproduce what you hear on worship CDs, but start leading worship within your own culture.

Leading Praise and Worship is About the Lord

Contrary to what you might believe, leading in a developing nation is not about westernizing your church! Admittedly, there are many wonderful worship songs that have been beautifully produced by the Western Church, and it is tempting to play and sing the songs exactly the same way that you hear them in recordings, but I do not believe that this is what should be done.

Leading church worship is about pointing people towards the Lord, and I believe that the Lord wants to meet people where they are at and in their own culture to impact their lives. If we continue to use music as an excuse to introduce Western culture, and we are conveying to the people that the Lord commanded us to worship in an exclusive way, the way of the developed nations. If you are praise and worship leading, this is your opportunity to show people that God is relevant to them in their culture.

Leading Praise and Worship is About the People

As I write this article I’m sitting in a room in northeast India, where these beautiful Indian people are singing songs that I recognize but in their own language. Some songs are in English, but many of them are in a language that the people understand best, and this is part of leading praise and worship in your own culture. This style of music and worship, however, would not be out of place in any American, English or Australian church, and this way I feel that those worship leading are misled.

 

Performing an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)

How to conduct an environmental impact assessment (EIA).

Introduction.
The manufacture of goods and services to satisfy our desires have led to activities which deplete our global natural resources. These activities intended to increase our economic, social and political well being is the underlying cause of environmental degradation, pollution, loss of species and a threat to our very own existence. In a quest to maintain the earth’s capacity to sustain such rapid growth and the associated environmental issues, the environmental impact assessment Malaysia, in 1987, adopted a legislation and set down goals to access the impact of human activities on the environment. Among the many tools discussed, the environmental impact assessment, is widely used to access and is integrated in many development projects.

What is EIA?
It is the study of the effects of a proposed project or action on the environment. It judges the environmental, cost, and economic impacts of different options for a particular project and suggests the alternative with the least harm to the environment and most affordable financially. EIA is a multidisciplinary tool where decisions are based on predictions and assumptions. A complete environmental assessment is made up of five steps.

Step one.
Write down a brief but comprehensive problem picture of the project, the objectives of the project, the intended benefit and state your reason for conducting EIA

Step two.
List all the alternatives or options to this project to the best of your knowledge including the zero alternative (no action). It is advisable to work in small committee of two or three members to avoid missing out some options.

Step three.
Under each listed alternative, predict, analyse and state the potential effects to man and the environment. It is recommended to do some reading on every option so as to get all the possible environmental effects. Mind you, no environmental effect is small, so do not leave out any tiny bit of information because this counts towards your decision for the suggested option.

Kuala Lumpur: Ready for the Future

The number of impressive and futuristic hotels in Kuala Lumpur is not the only reason to say that the city is already prepared for the future. Driven by the continuous and undying pursuit to be more acclaimed worldwide, office Kuala Lumpur has made sure that it will have enough features to claim that the city is worthy of being poised as the next big thing.

Designed to be a ‘city within a city,’ the 72-acre KL Sentral is one of the greatest manifestations that proves Kuala Lumpur is ready to move forward. It is one awesome destination that caters to all of the needs of everyone. Located in an area around Malaysia’s largest transit hub, Stesen Sentral, this global city promises to provide good residential, business and entertainment spots for everybody.

The city is designed with a futurist-holistic concept. All skyscrapers are built under contemporary influences, producing a great view during the day and night. The avant-garde technology used in developing the city is definitely noticeable and it goes so well with the plazas, courtyards, sidewalk cafés, and restaurants around the place.

There are also luxurious 5-star Kuala Lumpur hotels established around, and their numbers are continuously growing, to provide lodging to temporary visitors. Those who wish to settle in the city may find units in residential towers, nearby their offices.

The KL Sentral also gives home to different green zones which serve as the oasis in this very modern world.

Indeed, the KL Sentral inculcates more and more people toward its investment opportunities, business expediency and high-class lifestyle. With it, people are made to understand that work, life and play can be done all at the same time.

Another proof of the city’s continuous growth is the establishment of the Pusat Sains Negara.

Situated in the attractive and delightful environment of Bukit Kiora, the Pusat Sains Negara, or the National Science Centre, of Malaysia is hailed as a national landmark of the country. Visited by locals and foreigners alike, this modern structure is sure to provide a memorable science- filled adventure to everyone.