All About Singapore

Prelude to The World Street Food Congress

Last year, Singapore hosted the World Street Food Congress. It was so successful that there will be a second edition. In fact, the second edition is in place. It will happen on April 8 to 12, 2015. Before the big event, the Singapore Tourism Board together with Makansutra invited twenty five international journalists, TV film crew and bloggers to have a taste of the upcoming event.

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The prelude is called the 24 Hour Food Frenzy Safari. The prelude is considered to be the world’s longest press conference event. For 1140 minutes, the local and international media will be transported to places and feast as if there is no tomorrow. No sleep is allowed.

The food feast started on October 18 at exactly 10:30 am and concluded 24 hours after that. Famous cooks and chefs whipped the best dishes for the visitors. Twenty five participants visited and enjoyed foods from:

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  • Gluttons Bay
  • Toa Payoh Lorong 1 Food Centre
  • Toa Payoh Lorong 8 Food Centre
  • Golden Mile Food Centre
  • Tong Ah Eating House
  • Maxwell Food Centre
  • Singapore Tourism Board Office
  • Bedok South Food Centre
  • Bedok Corner Food Centre
  • Dragon Phoenix Restaurant
  • Immigrants and Candlenut
  • Keng Eng Kee
  • JB Ah Meng
  • Boon Lay Food Centre and Jalan Kayu
  • Jurong Fishery Port
  • Pasir Panjang Vegetable Wholesale Centre
  • Woodlands Centre Food Centre
  • Midview City
  • Geylang Serai Market

The event was fun and interesting but it is not over yet. You can visit the World Street Food Congress. It will take place at the open field which is in the opposite of Bugis Junction. Your taste buds will surely enjoy the event.

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Why Visit a Dental Expert in Singapore?

Having a dental check-up is very important because only an expert tooth specialist can see and know what the condition of your teeth is. However, you cannot always rely on the capability of an orthodontist in taking care of your teeth. In fact, all of us can do brushing because in the first place, we are being taught by our parents since we are young.

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How often should we visit a dentist? An orthodontist examines the teeth if there’s any malfunction inside and outside the teeth. Basically, dental visit is only required every six months. This is to maintain the good health of the teeth and keep the gums healthier.

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What usually happens during the check-up? In Singapore, part of the dental examination is the checking of teeth for tooth decay. Without proper dental care there is a great possibility of tooth damage. Also, evaluating the gums is included in the routine. This is to test if the gums are healthy or not. On the other hand, it may seem not included on the procedure but a dental hygienist will perform a head check-up. In this procedure, a dental physician will typically identify if there’s something unusual on the formation of the bones in the head. Also, the same examination will be executed on the neck.

In addition, an orthodontist examines the mouth to look for signs of vitamin deficiencies, oral cancer, diabetes and many more. Normally, the tooth physician will also perform an examination on your saliva and movement of the face specifically jaw movements. In general, these dental doctors will always emphasize the importance of visit dental visit and tooth care.

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The History of Singapore Police Force

Actually, Singapore Police was older that any individual who lived here in the Singapore because of the fact that the Singapore Police Force (SPF) was established in 1819. In fact, it is the oldest command group in the country. During the past, there are only 15 people (1 Chief Police Officer is the name of Mr. Francis James Bernard, 1 prison officer and a sergeant along with the 12 patrol officers) who protect Singapore from criminals and its enemies.

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In 1826, it was being reformed and united with Penang and Malacca. When the population increases, there are many major disorders that happen so that SPF can continue to its duty – to serve and protect people.

In the past years, it was in 1890 that policemen are required to wear songkok (a hat that is commonly worn by Muslim brothers and sisters), black shoes, trousers and long-sleeved coat. In the 19th century, police equipment and strategies are being modified since the appearance of fingerprint system and criminal registry. During the 1900s, the construction of the Police Headquarters at South Bridge Road started.

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Today, SPF has Police Force Guidance and Training Center together with its communications Branch. Also, 2,000 tough policemen are added to the pool in which it made Singapore a better place to live. In 1946, there were some major changes in the organization and Volunteer Special Constabulary was established. In 1948, the country’s Police Force founded the Radio Division and the police emergency hotline ‘999’ began. In the 50s and 60s, Singapore was challenged by riots. Thus, the creation of the Riot Squad prospers.

Today, there are a lot of plans and development in the SPF so that they can continue to give Singaporeans a loyal protection.

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