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Nestlé 100 Years! Growing Up with Singapore

100 Years of Good Food, Good Life with Nestlé Singapore
100 Years of Good Food, Good Life with Nestlé Singapore

Nestle celebrates its 100 years in Singapore this year and they have a slew of exciting activities to thank Singaporeans for the amazing shared growing up journey for the past century.

Many of Nestle products are household names in Singapore – Milo, Maggi, Kit Kat, Milkmaid, Nescafe, just to name a few.

I can still vividly remember the thrill and exhilaration of seeing the Milo van near the finishing point during cross-country training at MacRitchie Reservoir in my secondary school days! A gulp of iced Milo after a long, strenuous run, that was heaven to many  secondary school kids.

Cold Milo was hard to come by then. Now there’s Milo 3in1 Easy Cool! 

As part of their 100 years celebration, Nestle will be fulfilling the wish of 100 persons in Singapore. You can submit your wish on their official website or read through some of the wishes they have fulfilled so far. 

Here is the wish I submitted to Nestle:

“I like to travel and I have a habit of buying instant noodles from different countries back home as a souvenir and as a snack. It would be great if Nestle can send me all the different Maggi noodles sold around the world so I can try them all in this lifetime (better still, fly me to all the countries where Maggi noodles are sold to try them all). “

I was half-expecting all the wish to be for materialistic stuff like striking lottery, a new car and more of the same, but some are pretty heart-warming, selfless and interesting wishes.

Among the wishes fulfilled, here are some of my favourites:

A wish to help others
A wish to help others
A cute, simple wish by a young-at-heart old lady
A cute, simple wish by a young-at-heart old lady
A wish for the kids
A wish for the kids

Have you submitted your wish yet? If not, do so today! It takes less than a minute of your time and Nestle just may make your wish comes true. 🙂

Meet Ah Hock, the nostalgic telling parrot
Meet Ah Hock, the nostalgic telling parrot

When you are done with the wish, you can play a game with Nestle’s Ah Hock, the nostalgic telling parrot and find out his reading for your own journey with Nestle.

Here’s the reading for mine:

I am a Jalan Ranger!
I am a Jalan Ranger!

Accurate right?

Share your reading when you are done!

NESCAFÉ Celebrates International Coffee Day with Operation Smile Singapore

Today (29 September) is International Coffee Day!

If you are a coffee lover and would like to find something meaningful to do on this special day, why not head down to Bugis+ to celebrate your love for coffee together with NESCAFÉ?

There will be a series of exciting activities at Bugis+ such as a barista coffee-making workshop, a photo-taking opportunity with a life-sized NESCAFÉ red mug inflatable balloon, coffee caricature, free coffee tasting (including the newly launched NESCAFÉ Ipoh White Coffee flavours – Brown Sugar and Hazelnut) and coffee desserts for fans to enjoy.

As part of its celebrations, NESCAFÉ Singapore will continue to give a special group of people a reason to smile. In support of Operation Smile Singapore, an organisation that helps children and young adults in developing countries who are born with cleft lips and other facial conditions regain their smile through corrective surgery, Mr. Valerio Nannini, Managing Director of Nestlé Singapore (Pte) Ltd and Mr. Chow Phee Chat Marketing Director, Nestlé Singapore (Pte) Ltd together with volunteers from Operation Smile Singapore will be on site to urge you to spread the smiles.

You can show your support from home too – simply become a fan by liking the NESCAFÉ Facebook Fanpage. From this month onwards, for each ‘like’ on their Facebook, NESCAFÉ will donate $0.50 to Operation Smile Singapore, up to a total of $10,000.

Visit Operation Smile Singapore website to find out more or make a direct donation
Visit Operation Smile Singapore website to find out more or make a direct donation

I have always been a supporter of Operation Smile Singapore as you can see from the permanent Operation Smile Singapore banner on the right-hand side of my blog. I have already done my part and liked NESCAFÉ on Facebook. I hope you will do so too.

For a little as $360, you can help provide a cleft lip or cleft palate surgery. This surgery can change a child’s life forever and can take as few as 45 minutes. Ten thousand dollars would be able to help at least 27 children to smile. Do spread the word. 🙂

About Nestlé Singapore
Nestlé Singapore (Pte) Ltd, established in 1912, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nestlé SA, the world’s leading nutrition, health and wellness company. Our mission of “Good Food, Good Life” is to provide consumers with the best tasting, most nutritious choices in a wide range of food and beverage categories and eating occasions, from morning to night. Headquartered in Vevey, Switzerland, Nestlé employs over around 330,000 people in over 150 factories and have 461 factories or operations in 83 countries. Nestlé’s range of products in Singapore include NESCAFÉ®, MILO®, MAGGI® , YANG SHENG LE™, NESPRAY®, NESTLE® OMEGA PLUS®, KIT KAT®, KOKO KRUNCH®, PURINA®, FRISKIES® and dozens of other trusted brands that are household names and market leaders in their product categories.

About NESCAFÉ® Singapore (Pte) Ltd
Originating from Switzerland in 1938, seven years after research went into making the world’s first soluble coffee extract, NESCAFÉ® was established. It arrived in Singapore in the late 1950s and is now the country’s leading instant coffee brand, with 350 million cups consumed every year.

About Operation Smile Singapore
Operation Smile is a worldwide medical charity that provides free surgeries for children and young adults born with cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial conditions.

Celebrate the first World Happy Day with Operation Smile Singapore!

World Happy Day 2012
World Happy Day 2012

Tomorrow (11 Feb 2012) is the first World Happy Day. Thousands of people across all seven continents, 60 countries and more than 600 venues will be watching the film HAPPY and begin their journeys toward healthier and happier lives. HAPPY is the winner of numerous awards and is the latest film from Academy Award® nominated director Roko Belic.

Trailer:

In Singapore other than just watching the film, you can consider making a donation to Operation Smile Singaporean organisation that helps children in developing countries who are born with cleft lips and palates regain their smile through corrective surgery.

I have put up a permanent side banner on the right-hand-side of my blog to show my support for the good work being done by the team behind Operation Smile Singapore.

Quick Facts from Operation Smile Singapore:

  • Approximately 1 in 500 children in Asia are born with a facial deformity.
  • In as little as 45 minutes, one cleft lip surgery can change a child’s life forever.
  • Children with facial deformities who do not receive reconstructive surgery often have difficulty breathing, drinking, eating and speaking. As a result, many suffer from malnutrition, medical and psychological problems.
  • A cleft lip operation costs as little as SGD $360.
  • Operation Smile Singapore is a registered not-for-profit organization registered under the Charities Act.
  • Operation Smile Singapore is part of a global alliance of Operation Smile Foundations and Resource Chapters dedicated to providing free treatment to children and adults suffering from cleft lips and cleft palates.
  • Since 1982, more than 115,000 children and young adults have been treated by thousands of Operation Smile volunteers worldwide and thousands of healthcare professionals have been trained globally.
  • Operation Smile provides care for children in 51 countries. 9 resource countries raise funds and provide medical volunteers, while 42 program countries receive education and training and conduct surgeries.
Visit Operation Smile Singapore website to find out more or make a donation
Visit Operation Smile Singapore website to find out more or make a donation

I am happy to learn that NESCAFÉ® Singapore will be chipping in to support Operation Smile Singapore for World Happy Day tomorrow.

Mr. Valerio Nannini, Managing Director, and senior management from Nestlé Singapore together with children from Operation Smile Singapore will be giving out cups of NESCAFÉ® coffee at 313 Somerset in support of World Happy Day.

For each photograph taken of passers-by smiling and holding a cup of NESCAFÉ® coffee, NESCAFÉ® will donate 50 cents to Operation Smile Singapore. Nestlé Singapore wants to collect 20,000 smiles as they will be giving $10,000 to Operation Smile Singapore to bring smiles and happiness to these children and their families.

“A smile is a simple gesture that holds an extraordinary power that can light up happiness in another person’s life. It is very thoughtful of NESCAFÉ® Singapore to be giving our children a simple gift of happiness – to restore their smile on this day,” said Mr. Gary Loh, Found and Chairman of Operation Smile Singapore.

If you happen to be in Orchard Road tomorrow, do pop by 313 Somerset to show your support!

I have to work tomorrow, otherwise I will definitely be there. 🙂

About World Happy Day

WHAT: On World Happy Day – February 11, 2012 – thousands of people will join together in communities across the globe to experience the film HAPPY and begin their journeys toward healthier and happier lives. Join us for this worldwide event.

WHY: Happy People = Happy World
World HAPPY Day inspires action for increasing happiness in our own lives and in the world. A growing body of research shows that happy people are healthier and live longer. They are more likely to care for the environment and less likely to commit crimes or go to war. Happy people help others more often… and are more likely to find creative solutions. Increasing happiness benefits us as individuals and communities in infinite ways and is a goal worth sharing.

WHERE: Currently, there are screenings scheduled in over 60 countries all over the world including: United States, Canada, Mexico, Jamaica, Argentina, Italy, Scotland, Poland, UK, Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Iceland, Japan, Singapore, China, India, Russia, UAE, and South Africa.

About Operation Smile Singapore

Operation Smile Singapore is part of a global alliance of Operation Smile Foundations and Resource Chapters dedicated to providing free treatment to children and adults suffering from cleft lips and cleft palates.

About Nestlé Singapore

Nestlé Singapore (Pte) Ltd, established in 1912, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nestlé SA, the world’s largest food company. Headquartered in Vevey, Switzerland, Nestlé employs over 270,000 people in factories and operating offices in almost every country around the world. Nestlé aims to be the leading Nutrition, Health and Wellness Company in Singapore. Nestlé’s range of products in Singapore include MILO®, NESCAFÉ®, NESPRAY®, Nestlé OMEGA PLUS®, MAGGI®, YANG SHENG LE™, KIT KAT®, FRISKIES®, PURINA® and dozens of other trusted brands that are household names and market leaders in their product categories.