Monthly Archives: December 2016

Visiting Singapore and getting a wholesome vacation experience in the diversity of cultures

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When I visited Singapore during my vacation, I was able to enjoy one of the most educational trips that I have ever had. In my lifetime, I have managed to travel to many destinations across the world. I love to go to places where I will be able to learn something new concerning the people, and the natural features in the different places.

In my time I have been able to come across some very unique things that have been very exciting. One of the greatest experiences that I had managed before my trip to Singapore was the safari experience in Africa. During the African trip in which we had traveled to Kenya, I was able to view all kinds of amazing and beautiful animals that I had never seen before apart from seeing them in movies or photos.

Viewing the animals in the wild and observing them as they went about their daily lives was an unforgettable experience. I was even able to experience lion, cheetah, and hyena hunts. This was especially quite fascinating despite the horrors that it involved.

Visiting Singapore was a whole new experience. It was totally different to the other experiences that I had enjoyed in the past. The biggest marvel that I found in Singapore was the ability to interact and learn from such a diverse community. In my other trips I had managed to interact with interesting communities. This included interacting with the Maasai people of the East African rift valley. These are people who still maintain the traditional ways of living that their forefathers had hundreds of years ago.

In Singapore I was able to experience and assortment of traditions and cultures from the Asian communities that live in the small island. I was especially able to get a thorough experience due to the plan of accommodation that had been rearranged by the touring company that was hosting us.

The touring company has an ingenious but very effective way of hosting their clients. They do this by working with some locals who host the tourists in their homes for a few days at a time. Select couples across Singapore would be tasked with hosting a tourist or two for the night while the touring company would take the tourists around the other sites by day.

In the homes where I was hosted by the locals, I had the master room to myself. The master room has an attached bathroom and so I would have all the necessary amenities conveniently all to myself.

By living with the native Asians I was able to learn more intricate things about the Asian people. Each time I was hosted with a couple from a different Asian community and so by the end of the tour I had a very rich understanding of different Asiatic customs and traditions. I was able to live with a Chinese couple, a Mal couple, an Indian couple, and a Vietnamese couple.

One of the greatest advantage of this arrangement was the fact that I was able to enjoy different types of home cooked Asian cuisine.

 

Getting my first house through the flatsdb.com website

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When I got my first job I was very excited. This is because finally I had a chance to lead an independent life. I would have my own money and I would be able to start my adult life. The job I got was many miles from where I was still living with my parents. The journey to the work place was a three hours journey. It was impractical to continue living with my parents and so immediately I got the recruitment letter I set out to look for a house close to the offices where I would be working from.

Getting a vacant house in Singapore is not easy, especially if you are not familiar with the given area where you are looking. The HDB flats which make up the bulk of the residential dwelling places are massive high rises with hundreds of apartments in one unit.  Looking for a vacant house in these mammoth buildings is a formidable undertaking.

Despite the tough challenge, I had to get a house and I had to get one pretty fast. Given the short time I had to get a house, I quickly went for one of the fastest ways of getting a vacant house. This is by using the online real estate listings. There are many real estate listing sites for HDB houses around Singapore but I decided to use the flastdb.com website.

In the flatsdb.com website, I was able to get detailed information about the many available houses in Singapore. One of the major advantages that the site provided for me is the fact that I could base my search on the location. I could look for vacancies that were within the region where I wanted to be living in.

Other advantages of using flatsdb.com is the fact that I was able to learn more about the houses. For example, the rent for each of the available units was clearly indicated. I needed a master room or a common room since I did not have a lot of funds. The flatsdb.com website provided me with several options of master rooms and common rooms that were within the region.

Some of the listings included a photo of the given vacant rooms. As such one could make a better decision considering even the minor details such as the color of the walls in the houses. Using the flatsdb.com website, I found no need to rent a house using the help of house agents.

Using house agents was my other option in trying to find a vacant suitable house within a short period. Using the online house listings was however a much better approach since it saved me a lot of time looking for the agents and it also saved me the costs that I would have to incur in contracting the services of the house agents.

I was finally able to pick a master room of my choice from the many that were presented in the flatsdb.com website. Before I rented it, I first visited the house to ensure that what I was getting was actually what I wanted.

 

Factors that influence health including the environment that we live in

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Health is a very important aspect in life. A happy life requires one to have good health. Health basically refers to a situation where all the bodily functions and organs are operating normally without any problems. Often times the body might face different abnormalities that might need to suffering or improper bodily functions. At such times the individual might be said to be unwell. The best instance of an individual experiencing bad or poor health is when one is sick.

Sickness is a condition that is detestable and no one would want to be sick. Sickness is often accompanied by pain and feelings of discomfort. When people are sick, they are usually not able to function or carry out their usual activities as they would like. For example, when sick many people are not able to report to work and if they struggle and work, they are not able to perform at optimum.

Ill health can be caused by many things. Many times we focus on causes of ill health such as poor diet, pollutions, bad life styles, and hereditary factors. However, we should also consider environmental factors that can affect our health.

The environment is basically our surroundings. For many people the environment in which they live in is pretty constant since they do not have to move around often. For example, for most people, their daily lives usually comprises moving from home to the work place and back again. For such people, their environment could be said to be the environment at the workplace, and the environment at home.

It is usually not easy to change the environment where we work from. However, we usually have a lot of say on where we want to live. In order to help sustain and promote our health, it is important that we chose home environments that are good for our health.

A good living home environment should for example be free of pollutions such as any chemical risks that might affect our health. A good example is ensuring that our houses are asbestos free. In Singapore, the government initiated HDB flats are generally supposed to be free of this. However, if one lives in a private house should always carry out an asbestos test on the house just to be sure.

Other chemical pollutants that we should always try to keep away from includes toxic emissions especially such as those found in residences close to factories and other processing plants.

While looking for a house to live in, one should also consider one’s own physical health and conditions. For example, whereas common rooms for rent are suitable enough for many kinds of people and are actually advantageous due to their cost saving, they could also prove to be unsuitable for some.

People such as pregnant mothers need a lot of space and fresh air. A common room might not be appropriate for such a person since the conditions might be too stressful for the mother and the stress will impact negatively on the growing baby.