Friday, June 29, 2012

Stop abusing Anna

Today, Tuesday, June 26, 2012, Page 24, Impact
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By Nicolette Ong, Updated 09:08 AM Jun 26, 2012


UN Women Singapore has partnered Hom Yoga on a community project called 'Help Anna' Yoga Series.LinkPHOTO: UN Women Singapore has partnered Hom Yoga on a community project called 'Help Anna' Yoga Series.
PHOTO HOM YOG A Malvina Risby.
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UN Women Singapore partners Hom Yoga as part of campaign to end violence against women

SINGAPORE - Anna is a mother, a sex worker, a trafficking victim and a domestic worker.

Although she is constantly abused by the people around her, Anna suffers in silence as she is too embarrassed and scared to seek help, and is unaware of her legal rights.

Anna is not an actual person, but the all-encompassing face of the Help Anna online campaign (helpanna.com) started by UN Women Singapore six years ago.

The campaign aims to stop violence against women, and Anna represents women who are victims of different forms of gender-based violence - domestic violence, domestic worker abuse and trafficking of women and girls.




PHOTO: Yoga is an ideal way to support the 'Help Anna' campaign, says Hom Yoga founder Malvina Risby. Help Anna campaign, educates the community through helpanna.com, creates awareness about violence faced by women here and urges them to think, talk and act on this issue.
PHOTO HOM YOG A Malvina Risby.
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INSPIRING CHANGE

As part of this year's Help Anna campaign, UN Women Singapore has partnered Hom Yoga on a community project called the "Help Anna" Yoga Series - End Violence Against Women. The initiative offers a unique platform to reach out to new audiences as well as inspire change from the ground.

It educates the community through helpanna.com, creates awareness about violence faced by women here and urges them to think, talk and act on this issue.

Ms Trina Liang-Lin, President of the Singapore Committee for UN Women, said: "We hope the awareness translates to the community members being proactive in learning and sharing their knowledge about these issues and ways to stop them."


In our yoga practice, we learn about concepts of equality, freedom, acceptance, truth and peace.
PHOTO: "In our yoga practice, we learn about concepts of equality, freedom, acceptance, truth and peace."
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Violence against women is not confined to a specific culture, region or country.

Instead, its roots lie in historically unequal power relations between men and women.

The community project, together with helpanna.com, offer a deeper insight into the political, historical and cultural roots of violence against women.


The campaign aims to stop violence against women, and Anna represents women who are victims of different forms of gender-based violence - domestic violence, domestic worker abuse and trafficking of women and girls.
PHOTO: The campaign aims to stop violence against women, and Anna represents women who are victims of different forms of gender-based violence - domestic violence, domestic worker abuse and trafficking of women and girls.
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The website highlights four "Annas" from different countries, with different lifestyles and situations. It emphasises the fact that violence can happen to anyone no matter where you are from.

Hom Yoga founder Malvina Risby feels yoga is an ideal way to support the campaign.



PHOTO: 它是一种达到身体、心灵与精神和谐统一的运动。
It is to achieve harmony and unity of body, mind and spirit sport.
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"In our yoga practice, we learn about concepts of equality, freedom, acceptance, truth and peace.

"These concepts complement the campaign message of Help Anna," she said.




PHOTO: Yoga concepts complement the message of 'Help Anna' campaign.
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PHOTO HOM YOG A Malvina Risby.
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SUPPORT THE CAUSE


The "Help Anna" Yoga Series - End Violence Against Women consists of four yoga events, the last of which will take place at Fort Canning Park on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on Nov 25.

Each event features a specific yoga practice.


At its most basic form, Yogic exercise is very effective at stretching out the body and working core muscles, increasing flexibility and strengthening the body generally and can help enhance sports performance and endurance.
PHOTO: At its most basic form, Yogic exercise is very effective at stretching out the body and working core muscles, increasing flexibility and strengthening the body generally and can help enhance sports performance and endurance (eg golf, tennis football). Equally as we get older, doing regular yoga based exercise helps maintain and improve flexibility and strength. Also, building awareness and control of the breath helps one deal with everyday stress and anxiety at home, in the workplace and when doing sports. The breathwork also enhances concentration and mindfulness with obvious benefits.
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The first event, held last month at the Singapore Botanic Gardens, was the 108 Sun Salutations Practice and Picnic.

"Funds raised from these yoga events will go towards raising public awareness and educational activity, especially for youths, as part of our campaign to end violence against women," said Ms Liang-Lin.


The first event, held last month at the Singapore Botanic Gardens, was the 108 Sun Salutations Practice and Picnic.
PHOTO: The first event, held last month at the Singapore Botanic Gardens, was the 108 Sun Salutations Practice and Picnic.
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PLEDGE YOUR SUPPORT

Even if you don't really practise yoga, you can still support the cause and help to spread the word by visiting helpanna.com.

Anna's "condition" improves or worsens depending on the number of visitors to the site.

"Visitors can learn how each scenario unravels and how it affects the physical and mental well-being of the victims," said Ms Liang-Lin.

"The website also provides information on avenues to seek help and to assist victims in need."


Even if you don't really practise yoga, you can still support the cause and help to spread the word by visiting helpanna.com.
PHOTO: Even if you don't really practise yoga, you can still support the cause and help to spread the word by visiting helpanna.com.
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PHOTO: Anyone on the paths of svadyaya (self-study) and atma-vicara (self-inquiry) will find experience, strength and hope.
Jennifer Kurland, TV Producer, & Certified Yoga Instructor
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PHOTO: KI JAI YOGA with Alia Christy
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PHOTO: KI JAI YOGA with Alia Christy
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PHOTO: KI JAI YOGA with Alia Christy
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城阳专业瑜伽会所——听海瑜伽(城阳店)
PHOTO: 城阳专业瑜伽会所——听海瑜伽(城阳店)
The Chengyang professional yoga club - "Listening to the sea" yoga (the city of Shenyang Branch)
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Sunday, June 24, 2012

A dream blossoms into reality

Today Saturday, 23 June, 2012, Page 2, 19 & 20, Hot News
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By Sumita Sreedharan, sumitas@mediacorp.com.sg, 04:45 AM Jun 23, 2012


Bay South Garden at night.
PHOTO: Bay South Garden at night.
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Gardens by the bay
Culmination of six-year-old vision as grandest of three gardens opens this week


SINGAPORE - It took over six years for the dream to become reality. Now, as Singapore's Bay South Garden nears its official opening on Thursday (28.06.2012), the pointman behind the design of the project still marvels when he sees the final result.

"People can't believe what's built is actually real, it still looks like an imagined place," said Mr Andrew Grant, Director of British landscape architecture consultancy Grant Associates, which won the contract in 2006 to design the project.



PHOTO: Close-up of a 'supertree'.
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There was one concession that he made. Speaking to TODAY in a phone interview, Mr Grant said he had originally envisioned a whole forest of man-made "supertrees" within the garden. Practicality, however, prevailed and 18 were agreed upon.

"When it became clear how we wanted to use them and how they would sit in the landscape, it became clear that we didn't need (so many)," he said.



Visitors will have a panoramic view of the Bay South Garden from the suspended walkway linking two of the Supertrees.
PHOTO: Visitors will have a panoramic view of the Bay South Garden from the suspended walkway linking two of the Supertrees.
Town and country - The Bay South Garden, which opens to the public on Friday, is the largest of the three gardens that make up Gardens by the Bay. Here is what visitors can expect.
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An aerial walk through an eucalyptus forest in Perth, Australia was one of the inspirations behind the clusters of supertrees. The forest, called Valley of the Giants, featured eucalyptus trees 60m to 70m tall, and had a walkway that let visitors enjoy the grandeur (impressiveness) from aloft (at a great height).

The Garden's own supertrees, ranging between 25m and 50m in height, will not just be clad in exotic greenery, but will also function as receptacles to collect rainwater, provide shade, harvest solar energy and house a bar or F&B outlet.



The Garden's own supertrees, ranging between 25m and 50m in height, will also function as receptacles to collect rainwater, provide shade, harvest solar energy and house a bar or F&B outlet.

PHOTO: The Garden's own supertrees, ranging between 25m and 50m in height, will also function as receptacles to collect rainwater, provide shade, harvest solar energy and house a bar or F&B outlet.
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While it drew inspiration from abroad for "supertrees", the design team was conscious of making the Gardens by the Bay "a really Singaporean project".

Thus, the orchid, Singapore's national flower, was chosen as the general motif and the garden's layout was structured like the flower.



The orchid, Singapore's national flower, was chosen as the general motif and the garden's layout was structured like the flower.
PHOTO: The orchid, Singapore's national flower, was chosen as the general motif and the garden's layout was structured like the flower.
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"The footpaths and the networks would be the stems, the orchid flowers would be the special gardens, the roots and leaves becoming the land forms and infrastructure," said Mr Grant.

The onsite team worked with Dr Tan Wee Kiat, Chief Executive of Gardens by the Bay, and National Parks Board officials, and "the collaborative spirit was exceptional", said Mr Grant who travelled to Singapore every four to six weeks to oversee the project.



Bay South Garden by Sumita Sreedharan
Official opening on Thursday (28.06.2012); opens to the public Friday.
Largest of three gardens that make up Gardens by the Bay


18 man-made Supertrees, from 25m to 50m tall, are host to more than 200 species and varieties of bromeliads, orchids, ferns and climbers.
PHOTO: 18 man-made Supertrees, from 25m to 50m tall, are host to more than 200 species and varieties of bromeliads, orchids, ferns and climbers.
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18 man-made Supertrees, from 25m to 50m tall, are host to more than 200 species and varieties of bromeliads, orchids, ferns and climbers. Some store solar energy to light up the structures at night.



PHOTO: The Cooled Conservatories are home to two glass biomes. The Flower Dome biome — glazed with 3,332 glass panels of varying sizes — is kept at a temperature of 23°C to 25°C.
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The Cooled Conservatories - the Flower Dome and Cloud Dome - feature some 226,000 plants from every continent except Antarctica.


PHOTO: The Flower Dome, home to baobab trees, a flower field and others, replicates the cool-dry climate of the Mediterranean and sub-tropical regions like South Africa and parts of Europe.
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The baobab trees inside The Flower Dome, replicates the cool-dry climate of the Mediterranean and sub-tropical regions like South Africa and parts of Europe.
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The baobab trees inside The Flower Dome, replicates the cool-dry climate of the Mediterranean and sub-tropical regions like South Africa and parts of Europe.

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There are several horticultural themed gardens, and the Dragonfly and Kingfisher lakes



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The Web of Life garden, for instance, focuses on the relationship between rainforest flora and fauna.
PHOTO: The Web of Life garden, for instance, focuses on the relationship between rainforest flora and fauna.
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Opening hours:
Garden: Daily, 5am to 2am. Free entry.
Cooled conservatories and aerial walkway: Daily, 9am to 9pm. Admission charges apply
For more information visit: www.gardensbythebay.com.sg



At 54ha, Bay South Garden captures the essence of a garden in a downtown setting. It will eventually have 13 F&B spaces. The Bay Bridge links the garden to Marina Bay Sands.
PHOTO: At 54ha, Bay South Garden captures the essence of a garden in a downtown setting. It will eventually have 13 F&B spaces. The Bay Bridge links the garden to Marina Bay Sands.
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