Panorama of Events
Launching a Loving Hut Franchise to Advocate the Vegan Lifestyle
By Johore Bahru News Group (Originally in Chinese)
[Johore Bahru] On April 25, Golden Year 7 (2010), the first international vegan chain restaurant, Loving Hut, was officially opened in Johore Bahru State, Malaysia, serving animal-free delicacies to its citizens and advocating the vegan lifestyle.
The restaurant is conveniently located at Taman Sentosa, a busy commercial district with easy transportation access. Elegantly decorated, the restaurant is ideal for friends and family gatherings. Apart from displaying Master’s best-selling books for customers to read freely, SOS climate change videos are also played constantly so that the guests can enjoy the delicious vegan food and, at the same time, learn about how the plant-based diet can help our Earth.
Through advocating the loving vegan diet, it's hoped that more people will adopt this compassionate and sustainable lifestyle.
Participating in an Environmental Protection Exhibition to Increase People’s Awareness towards Global Warming
On June 13, the Sin Chew Daily, a newspaper with the highest circulation in Malaysia, held an environmental protection carnival at Foon Yew High School, Kulai Branch School. Our Johore Bahru Center also participated in this grand event. Apart from exhibiting related informative material and video footages, our fellow initiates also distributed SOS Climate Change flyers and organized a charity sale of the global warming DVDs, the proceeds of which were given to the school to help with tuition fees for students in need.
To be consistent with the main theme—environmental protection—all the food sold by participating groups was served in reusable plastic containers. Visitors were also encouraged to bring their own green shopping bags. Earlier, on May 28, Vesak Day, the Sin Chew Daily also launched a “One Veg Day a Week” campaign and published the vegetarian declarations of the world elites in their supplement papers continuously for six days in their endeavor to encourage more people to support this Earth-loving movement.
Spreading the “Be Veg! Go Green 2 Save the Planet” Message at the St. Anne’s Festival
By Penang News Group, Malaysia (Originally in Chinese)
[Penang] From July 23 to August 1, Golden Year 7 (2010), the annual St. Anne’s Festival celebration was held at St. Anne’s Church in Bukit Mertajam, Penang. The highlight of the event was a candlelight parade. In addition to local believers of that faith, members from Singapore, the UK, Australia, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines and numerous other countries also joined in the procession.
At the event, our Penang fellow initiates set up a booth to advocate the “Be Veg, Go Green 2 Save the Planet” message. They displayed Master’s publications as well as showed Supreme Master Television programs, which attracted a lot of spectators, who asked many questions, with some even requesting sample booklets. Our Association members also distributed the SOS Climate Change flyers and explained to visitors the importance of adopting the plant-based diet.
Treading the Organic Path
By Kuala Lumpur News Group (Originally in English)
[Kuala Lumpur] The 5th Malaysian Organic & Natural Products Exhibition, held from September 18 to 20, Golden Year 7 (2010), was organized by the Centre for Environment, Technology & Development, Malaysia (CETDEM) for the purpose of advocating good, clean and fair living habits to sustain healthy lifestyles and to protect the environment from harmful farming methods. The event brought together approximately 150 participants in the organic and natural products sector from around the country.
In his official address, the Deputy Minister of Agriculture & Agro-based Industries, YB Chua Tee Yong, gave his assurance that organic farming will be controlled and managed based on the standards and guidelines from his Ministry and only certified farms will be awarded the SKIM ORGANIK MALAYSIA (SOM) seal of approval. This practice will ensure consumers of the authenticity of all organic products on sale by retailers. There also were discussions on sustainable farming methods plus demonstrations of organic cooking as well as ways to make eco-enzyme and household compost. A public forum by medical doctors, nutritionists and researchers conveyed beautifully how “Organic Food Is Better than Conventional Food.”
As an invited participant, our Association members set up a booth to play DVDs on climate change, to distribute flyers, and to share different kinds of vegan food. Many visitors, exhibitors and volunteer workers were impressed with the tasty and healthy variety. Knowing that meat eating is detrimental to the environment, they decided to make an effort to reduce their intake from now on. Our special thanks to CETDEM for the opportunity to reach out to many souls who care deeply for the environment as well as for sharing many positive ways and ideas to protect our planet Earth.