Oil Painting Reproduction: Solution to Affordable Oil Painting

Art is one of the most interesting things in human culture. Only humans have the ability to trap imaginations and perceptions onto permanent medium, such as a canvas. This piece of art can then be shared to others to be admired and enjoyed as well. Beautiful and meaningful art works by famous artists are often housed in Singapore art galleries and museums, making it impossible for a lot of people to actually see them.

Fortunately, many talented artists today are capturing the beauty of these contemporary art works, giving the general public a chance to appreciate and own a famous oil painting at an affordable price. How is this possible? Through a unique method called painting reproduction.

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What Is An Oil Painting Reproduction?

Basically, an oil painting reproduction method is a recreation of a famous art piece by a new artist. These art works are painted on a canvas with the use of oil-based paints. Since these are already reproductions, these pieces are significantly cheaper than the original works. Instead of having to spend millions of dollars, you can still have the same painting image for less than a hundred dollar.

Perhaps, the good thing about painting reproduction is that you’re not buying a mass produced copy of the painting. Each art piece is hand painted by artists and painters who are especially trained to carefully and creatively recreate the art works of famous painters, like Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, and Vincent van Gogh.

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Who Buys Reproduced Paintings?

Though reproduced paintings are no longer original art works, a lot of people actually go for this substitute since these are incredibly economical compared to authentic pieces. Some of the people who usually purchase painting reproduction are interior designers and decorators, some art collectors, art enthusiasts, museums that need duplicates of authentic art works for security purposes, and homeowners who wish to add a little sophistication to their homes. However there are also those like vinci affordable art in Singapore which prefer the real deal and not reproduced paintings, thus it is important to ask them before you buy.

Why People Buy Them?

Singapore individuals who purchase reproduced oil paintings might just want something a bit more special than typical print. These people might be also looking for something to spice up their homes and would prefer an oil painting to embellish their walls. When visiting an art gallery and seeing an abstract art work that astonishes and affects you, it dramatically changes your mood and uplifts your spirit. Envision that painting on a wall at your home and seeing that piece every day. Another sought-after characteristic of reproduced painting is its great texture. Oil paintings look clear, crisp, and vibrant on the canvas. It draws in attention that will surely make it a focal point in any room.

If you’re among those Singapore people who are interested on purchasing an oil painting reproduction piece, try searching the Web for an online art gallery or go to the nearest art gallery in your locality and see if they have what you’re searching for. Some of these galleries even offer custom-made oil painting for clients who wish to have their own painting design.

 

 

Cheap Acne Treatments

The National Skin Centre recently reported that acne vulgaris is the number one condition that their patients want to be treated for. In fact, in 2011, the Centre reported treating 8,699 cases of this condition – and that was when acne vulgaris was still behind dermatitis and eczema as the leading skin problem complaint among Singaporeans.

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Acne is really difficult to treat. In some cases, people have used various acne products to no avail, and, sometimes, even to the detriment of the skin of their face. If you’re someone who needs to treat their acne but can’t spend a lot on commercial treatments, here are some cheap remedies that you can use.

1. Tomato

If you have a tomato in your kitchen, you can slice it in half and rub it on your face. The tomato is proven to eliminate acne. It can shrink large pores and make your skin more blooming and fresh.

2. Baking Soda

Exfoliation is an effective acne treatment and prevention routine. Baking soda is an excellent exfoliating agent. It reduces acne by removing blackheads first. Blackheads have bacteria, which is the real cause of acne. You can treat using baking soda by mixing it in water. You can then use the solution as a mask for your face, wait for 15 minutes, and then rinse.

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3. Ice

This lessens the size of your pores. It prevents new bacteria from forming and giving you more pimples.  It may also give your face less redness and swelling. You just have to cleanse your face and just put an ice on it after. It is recommended to do this twice a day.

All About Middle East Respiratory Syndrome

The World Health Organization (WHO) has already confirmed that as of October 2013 there are 149 people who have Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) worldwide and 63 of them died already. As part of protecting Singapore in such deadly virus, the government is taking precautionary steps to prevent this virus from entering Singapore.

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Last July 2013, The Health Ministry actually tested 51 people and fortunately none of them have the virus. According to them, all those who are suspected to have the virus will be isolated immediately and those who have been with a person who has the virus will be quarantined.

What is Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)?

It is a viral respiratory illness that is first reported by an Egyptian virologist Dr. Ali Mohamed Zaki in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. It is a betacoronavirus and also known as EMC/2012.  Those who have this kind of infection experience a severe acute respiratory illness.

What are the signs and symptoms of MERS?

  • Difficulty of breathing
  • Coughing
  • Fever
  • Malaise
  • Kidney failure
  • Diarrhea (not always present)

What is the mode of transmission of MERS?

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The WHO cannot give the exact mode of transmission of this virus. They assume that the person to person transmission of this virus as earlier reported appears to be very low.

What are the treatments for MERS?

There are no specific treatments for MERS as of now, but doctors can provide supportive medical care to alleviate the symptoms. Here are the countries who confirmed to have MERS:

  • United Kingdom
  • Oman
  • UAE (United Arab Emirates)
  • Tunisia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Qatar
  • Jordan
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • France
  • Germany

What is the Pre-Diabetes Intervention Programme?

Let it be known that here in Singapore, according to the study conducted by the NHS (National Health Service) last 2010, high cases of IFG (Impaired Fasting Glucose) and IGT (Impaired Glucose Tolerance) were noted. In 2010, there was about 14.4% of people ages 18 to 69 who have at least IFG or IGT. Mismanagement of IFG or IGT will increase one’s chances of developing Diabetes Mellitus.

With this, HPB (Health Promotion Board) developed the Pre-Diabetes Intervention Programme to empower people with the knowledge so they can change their lifestyle curtailing the development of Diabetes Mellitus. So, what are the components of this programme?

Counselling Sessions

There will be Nurse Educators that will carry out an orientation. After the orientation, three individual counselling sessions (45 minutes each) will follow. This will happen at GP clinics or community centres. Participants are required to complete all sessions.

Follow-Up Sessions

After the initial counselling and in depth counselling sessions, Nurse Educators will conduct follow up via the phone for a period of six, nine and twelve months. After a year, all participants are asked to submit to Oral Glucose Tolerance Test just to make sure if things has improved or not.

Cost

The programme entails cost but it does not compare to the information and knowledge you will acquire at the end of the day. Participants only need to pay the registration fee which costs S$10. For people who are under financial schemes, any fees will be waived for them.

If you have further questions, it is better if you contact the Nurse Educators. If you are worried about the confidentiality of this programme, all information or data will be handled and evaluated not shared. Diabetes Mellitus is a serious problem. For others who are suffering from complications, Diabetes will cost them their life. It is very crucial that you indulge in this programme to safeguard yourself from this chronic disease.

Protection Against Cervical Cancer

Breast Cancer is not only prevalent in women. Cervical Cancer too affects many women around the world. Cervical cancer is a malignancy found in the cervix (the narrow opening of uterus leading to the vagina). This disease affects women between the ages of 40 and 55. Cervical cancer gradually develops over a period of years. In fact, before cancer develops, the cervix will undergo irregular changes which are known as dysplasia.

If left untreated, cervical dysplasia may lead to cancer but this irregularity can be treated. Irregular changes can be detected through undergoing Pap smear. If you experience abnormal vaginal discharges (like bleeding), it is time to consult your doctor. Do not ignore this and think that it is normal because it is not. You have to protect yourself against cervical cancer. Here are some tips that you can consider:

Diagnosis

As mentioned earlier, Pap smear can detect dysplasia. It can also detect cervical cancer. With this, the government initiated CSS (CervialScreen Singapore). This initiative persuades all women aged 25 and above to submit to Pap smear once in three years.

Treatment

If you have cervical cancer, surgery should be considered. A surgery removing the cancers in the outer layers of the cervix should be performed. But if the tumor is large or if the cancer has spread, invasive surgery should be thought about. Chemotherapy may also be considered.

Prevention

The prevention of cervical cancer will always begin with averting the HPV (Human Papillomavirus) infection. There is a vaccine that can put off HPV infection. Girls between 11 and 12 are recommended to take the vaccine to give them protection later in their life. There are experts who also recommend the use of condoms during intercourse to prevent the spreading of HPV. Pap smear should be considered.

The Basics of Choosing a Gown

When you said ‘Yes’ to your boyfriend’s wedding proposal, you agreed to start a new life with him. Right after your engagement, you should talk about your wedding plans. The first thing that you should decide on is the date of your wedding and the place where it should be held. If you are to decide on the date, make sure that you have enough time to prepare for everything, but don’t delay it too much. It is imperative that you set a price ceiling for your wedding. This means that you need to determine how much you are willing to pay for the services and the things that should be purchased.

After deciding on the date, place and budget, you should start scouting for the things that should be purchased. The first thing on your list should be your wedding gowns. Of course, weddings will not be weddings without wedding gowns and suits. Find a bridal shop here in Singapore that can give you the best wedding gown. Before setting your journey, you should know few things about wedding gowns:

Silhouette

Silhouette refers to the contour of the body or the style of the gown. There are five famous silhouettes that make up perfect wedding gowns in singapore that you can try to include A-line, ball gown, empire, sheath and mermaid. There are different kinds of silhouettes and you should know which type flatters your body best. A-line can work with any body type, while ball gowns can hide large hips and thighs; it can be overpowering for petite women. Empire can also work with any body type particularly to women who have small breasts. The Sheath is best for slim people who want to flaunt their curves. The mermaid is said to be the sexiest of all the styles; it can show off curves.

Bodice

The bodice is a term for a part of the gown connecting the neckline and the skirt. You can choose a tank, corset, halter, surplice or midriff as your bodice.

Neckline

Whether you want to flaunt or hide your neck (and your décolletage), you should give careful thought to your choice of neckline in your wedding gowns. You can choose from a scoop, square, V-neck, bateau, halter, off shoulder and many more.

Veils

The outfit will never be complete without the veil. There are many types of veil that you can choose from. There is this cathedral, flyaway, elbow, fingertip, chapel, birdcage and many more.

If you know the basics of Singapore bridal gowns, you have a better chance of finding the perfect gown, perhaps even sooner than you expect. When you consider fittings, make sure your fiancée or a trusted friend is there so that they can check if your gowns suit you well. It doesn’t matter whether you prefer a cheap or expensive gown. The important thing here is you are happy with your choice of wedding gowns. If you are not satisfied with ready-made gowns, you can ask other bridal shops here in Singapore to make you a new and unique one. You can give your own design or let the designers do it for you.

Bringing Your Visitors in Chinatown

If your visitors prefer to visit Chinatown first, you should bring them there right away. Chinatown is famous for its zest for life. Your visitors will surely enjoy the sights and the events not to mention shopping and different cuisines. Chinatown became a melting pot for the culinary, commercial and cultural influences of Teochew, Cantonese, Hokkien and Hainanese.

Chinatown has moved with times. Absorbing influences as time goes by but keeping its roots. It is better if you bring your visitors so they can see and feel what you are talking about. Here are some places that you can bring your visitors:

Smith Street, Temple Street and Trengganu Street

In the late 19th century, Smith, Temple and Trengganu Streets was well known for Lai Chun Yuen which is the most popular Chinese opera theatre of its time. Opera divas from Hong Kong and China would perform nightly. The architecture is still there with its glamour and exquisiteness.

Chinatown Food Street

In Smith and Tregganu Street, food stalls are abundant. Your visitor will feel being transported to yesteryears as they experience sights, sounds and specialties. Food stalls are open from 6:00pm to 11:00pm on Mondays-Fridays. They are also open from 3:00pm to 11:00pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

Kreta Ayer Square

Kreta Ayer Square is a favourite hangout for the old folks in Chinatown. You can see them engrossed in a game Chinese chess or just sitting on the marble benches chatting.

Chinatown Complex, Market and Food Centre

On one side of the square is the massive Chinatown complex, market and food centre notable for its enormous fresh food market and array of local cuisines.

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum

This mega temple is dedicated to Maitreya Buddha. The temple shows off Asia’s largest stupa which is made from 420kg of pure gold, decorated with 201 rubies and encircled by 35 statues of Buddha.

SG Telecommunications

The telecommunications network of Singapore extends to the entire city state. The transmitting of information here in Singapore is high. The close accessibility of the infrastructures to all parts of the city made things possible and faster for the exchanging of information. Let us look deeper to Singapore’s telecommunications:

Telephones (fixed line and mobile)

Telephones are very important in the conduct of everyday life. Personal or business calls are noted every minute. Making a call is not that expensive here. For example, local calls from either coin or card operated public phones cost SGD0.10 for three minutes. Card operated phones are more common here. If you are thinking about mobile phone operators, there are only three-SingTel, M1 and Starhub.

Television and radio

You should know that the television and radio stations are all owned by the government. There are eight television channels (three digital simulcast, one HD and seven analogue) which are owned and operated by MediaCorp. When it comes to radio, Singapore can pick up broadcast signals from Indonesia and Malaysia because of its nearness. Furthermore, private ownership of satellite is forbidden.

Internet

Singapore relies on information technology. Almost all establishments, institutions and almost all households have computer units and internet access. Singapore is famous around the world because of its readily accessible internet anywhere in the country. This initiative is called the Singapore ONE. There are four ISP (Internet Service Provider) here in Singapore using fibre (OpenNet, M1, StarHub, SingTel, Nucleus Connect, ViewQuest, etc.), DSL (SingNet, M1 and Pacnet) and cable (StarHub, M1, Pacnet and NTT) .

The information age continues to modernize Singapore. Because of the availability and access of the people to telecommunications, all things are possible. Every day, the number of people who are using telephones, television, radio and internet grows.

New Facility in KK

KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital made an extension of their hospital-the Neonatal ICU (Intensive Care Unit). So far, the Neonatal ICU is the largest neonatal hospital in Southeast Asia. The facility is made of thirty two beds with advanced medical features for babies.

The Minister of Health, Gan Kim Young took part in the launching of the facility last July 6, 2013. The facility was developed to cater the needs of new born babies. Mothers with babies suffering from complex conditions can now avail the facility. The facility can increase the chances of babies of making it alive.

To reduce the risk of babies from suffering complex conditions, you should live healthy when you are pregnant. Remember that what you do when you are pregnant can also affect the baby inside. Here are some things you need to consider:

  • Exercise. You don’t need a strenuous exercise. You simply need to move your body so you will not encounter difficulties when giving birth. A thirty minute walk around a park will do the trick. Doctors will ask you to exercise.
  • Eat right. Of course you need to eat the right food. You should consider foods that can enhance the development of the baby. You can ask the doctor about this. You can also refer to nutritionist.
  • Sleep. When it is time to sleep, sleep just don’t overdo it.
  • Positive thinking. The most important thing is positive thinking. You should do your best to maintain a positive mind or attitude despite your fears and doubts.

Seeing our baby suffer is very painful. If it is possible, we will take away all their sufferings and carry it ourselves. If our baby is suffering from complications despite our best efforts, we can’t do anything but to submit them to Neonatal ICU.

Introducing the WeCare PAck

The events of June were very alarming for many people and the government as well. There was a sudden rise of PSI level. The people went crazy over it. The tourism and business sector were affected. The good thing is that things are returning to normal now. We learned our lesson and we pray that as much as possible, haze will not be critical again. But if worse comes to worse, we need a respond system. This is where the WeCare PAck comes in.

WeCare PAck is a respond system initiated by CDC and FairPrice Foundation. With the money gained from donations, the group seeks to give the kits to people. The group only wants to help the government when faced with a crisis. The PAck contains:

N95 masks

We should avoid going out when there is haze but if it can’t be helped, we should at least wear N95 masks. The WeCare PAck includes a N95 mask.

Food items

Since it is not advisable to go out, we cannot buy food. Good thing the pack is full of instant noodles, canned goods, biscuits and water. These foods will serve as your salvation.

First aid kit

The PAck will also provide you with first aid kit. The first aid kit will be useful if you have wounds and other conditions.

Yes the skies are clear but we cannot discount the fact that haze will still happen in the near future. When this happens, it is better that we follow the advisory given by the Ministry of Health. We should make it a habit to relentlessly check or monitor PSI levels.

Haze is our own making. When a haze condition is imminent, the WeCare PAcks can make a difference at the end of the day.