70th Republic Day of India Flag Hoisting Ceremony in Jakarta

The Embassy of India cordially invites all members of the Indian community and their families to 70th Republic Day of India celebrations at India House, Jakarta.

Saturday, 26th January, 2019 at 0900 hrs at the India House, No. 6 Taman Suropati, Menteg, Jakarta.
All are requested to arrive by 0845 hrs. The program will start with the flag hoisting at 0900 hours.

Narayana Health launches Privilege for card Indians in Indonesia

Narayana Health (www.narayanahealth.org) is one of India’s largest healthcare groups, with 24 hospitals, 7 heart centers, and 19 primary care facilities across India. Equipped with the latest technology, the highly experienced group of Doctors are known for their excellent clinical outcomes and dependability.

NH launches Privilege card on Saturday, 19th Jan 2019 at Embassy of India, Jakarta, which will provide a host of benefits such as free checkups, discounts and more for healthcare services in India.

Dr. Anshuman Kumar (Surgical Oncology, Delhi) and Dr. S Basavraj (Cardiology, Bangalore) from NH will present a health talk and be open to Q & A.

Details as below:
Date: Saturday, 19th Jan
Venue: Embassy of India, Jakarta Auditorium
Time: 1530hrs onwards
RSVP: Ibu Anas at +6221 30015666 or [email protected]
Kathleen +6282210008272 (WA)


Narayana Health Cracking the Code on Affordable Health Care

“How much will the surgery cost?” This is one question that has haunted Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty, world’s leading cardiac surgeon, Founder and Chairman of Narayana Health since he began his practice in 1983. Even today, more than three decades and over 15,000 surgeries later, he dreads the question from his patients.

“As healthcare providers, it is important that we don’t lose sight of the person in the patient. A price-tag approach to human life is unfair not just to the patient but also to our abilities as doctors. There is something dramatically wrong in the way we currently deliver healthcare—cost is a bigger concern than the disease or its treatment. Something has to be done,” says the Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan Indian award winning cardiologist.

Dr Devi Shetty
Dr Devi Shetty

A saint to perhaps many, Dr Shetty had attended to St Mother Teresa late in her life, which inspired him to make health care services affordable for the poor and the middle class. ‘She taught me a lesson: hands that serve are more sacred than the lips that pray’ he shares. While many medical professionals world grumble at the routine of an eight-hour work day, five days a week, 61-year-old Dr. Shetty’s working day often lasts up to 18 hours — and he does it with a smile.

Dr. Shetty’s biggest legacy may be his pioneering work in developing a radically affordable health care model through Narayana Hrudayalaya, one of India’s largest multi-specialty hospital chains, in year 2000. Through a combination of economies of scale and specialization, the hospital provides top-quality care to an astounding number of patients, at a fraction of the cost of hospitals in the developed world.

Dr Shetty has initiated a micro health insurance concept in Karnataka, a state in India. This eventually led to the Karnataka government implementing the Yeshasvini scheme, a micro health insurance scheme for rural farmers, with premiums as low as under $5 per year and a coverage of more than 5 Million people. This unique initiative has been covered by the Harvard Business School as a case study.

Narayana Health now operates a network of hospitals across the country. Starting from a modest 225 operational beds, it has presently grown to be one of India’s largest Hospital groups with 24 hospitals, 7 heart centers, and 19 primary care facilities across India and an international hospital in the Cayman Islands. Most of its hospitals adhere to and are accredited with National and International Quality standards. Our world class hospitals are spread across all major cities in India like Bengaluru, Delhi NCR, Gurugram, Mumbai, Kolkatta, Ahmedabad, Jaipur etc.

NH information center now in Jakarta, Indonesia. For information and assistance in Indonesia, contact Kathleen Juita Imbiri
Tel : +62 21 250 1025 | +62 857 9465 4043
email: [email protected]
url: www.pravisgroup.com

The Narayana Health brand is strongly associated with delivering world class, high-quality, affordable healthcare services to the broad population. Our core values are represented by the acronym iCare, which encompasses innovation and efficiency, Compassionate care, Accountability, Respect for all, and Excellence as a culture.

NH offers advanced levels of care in over 30 specialties, including Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Cancer Care, Neurology and Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Nephrology and Urology, and Gastroenterology. With centers of excellence for transplants and has experienced teams performing Heart, Liver, Kidney and Lung Transplant. NH runs one of the largest Dialysis units in India with more than 2,50,000 Dialysis procedures done annually.

NH has official tie-ups with several major international medical insurance companies and thus provides a hassle-free, straight forward medical journey for our patients. Due to our excellent medical outcomes, we have become a partner of choice for many Governments, Ministries, Corporate, NGO’s, etc from across the world.

Narayana Health has truly made a difference in the Healthcare scenario with sound business principles, many innovations and use of Technology for efficiency, better outcomes and lower cost. Tele Medicine, Tele Radiology, Mobile Cancer Screening Units, Online Consultations, CME’s and Health talks have made the healthcare pool of NH accessible across borders.

The NH brand is widely recognized and respected the world over. Patients from more than 78 countries trust us for their medical needs. Along with many other countries, NH has been treating patients from Bangladesh, Middle East, Africa etc. since a long time and has now become a household name, synonymous with Good, ethical and affordable health care. We have been fortunate enough to also treat few patients from Indonesia for Cardiac Surgery, Kidney Transplant and Bone Marrow Transplant. Many of such success stories and patient testimonials can be found on our website.

Narayana Health understands the needs of International Patients, and hence provides a single window for end to end services, while catering to the specific requirements of patients and their attendants.  To make the International patients feel comfortable, NH offers a range of personalized Concierge services like Medical opinion & Visa invitation, Airport Pick up and Drop, Language Interpretation Services, Foreign Exchange services, Accommodations, International Cuisine and television Channels, Prayer Room, Travel & Tour Assistance, Medical / Legal and Visa Assistance, International standard Patient Rooms etc. To ensure continuity of care even after discharge, the team assists in setting up follow up calls between doctors and patients.

With the aim of spreading knowledge and helping healthcare in other countries to advance, Narayana Health promotes training of doctors, nurses and paramedical staff from across the globe. NH conducts certified training programs, which has been a very successful initiative. At any point of time there are close to 1900 students / doctors undergoing training at our various institutes / hospitals.

As Dr Shetty states ‘Look at healthcare statistics around the world; less than 10 % of the people have access to good healthcare facilities. To me the healthcare industry is an exciting one, primarily because we constantly try to make a meaningful difference. We are a team of like-minded, technically-skilled professionals who aim at offering something new and giving life to people in need and at a price which is half or less than what is offered by the market.’

Dr Devi Shetty with 11 doctors from Indonesia
Dr Devi Shetty with 11 doctors from Indonesia

NH Hospital Bangalore was fortunate to be able to successfully treat and to cure Kevin, a child from Indonesia, who recently underwent a Bone Marrow Transplant, and is fine now. Gradually more and more patients from Indonesia, are discovering the joy of personalized, world class treatment at very affordable costs.

For information and assistance in Indonesia, contact Kathleen Juita Imbiri
Tel : +62 21 250 1025 | +62 857 9465 4043
email: [email protected]
url: www.pravisgroup.com

Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FKCCI) is organizing the ASEAN Chamber of Commerce & Industry Business Meet on February 25-27, 2019.

H.E. Mr. Narendra Modi, Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, His Excellency Mr. VajubhaiVala, Governor of Karnataka, Mr. H.D. Kumaraswamy, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Karnataka & Mr. K.J. George, Hon’ble Minister for Large and Medium Scale Industries, IT, BT, S&T to inaugurate the event on February 25 at the Banquet Hall of Vidhana Soudha. Mr. Suresh Prabhu, Hon’ble Union Minister for Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation will be participating with other Ministers from Central and State Governments. The inaugural event will be followed by a two-day Business Meet at Hotel Lalit Ashok.

This is a unique initiative by FKCCI that brings together the Chambers of Commerce, Exporters and Importers of ASEAN, ASEAN Plus countries along with some Special invitee countries, on a single platform to promote Trade, Business and Investments on one platform for mutual benefit of both the host country as well as the participating countries.

The ASEAN Meet will enhance the two-way investment, Trade and Technology flow from 22 countries into Karnataka in the 14 identified sectors with around 1,500 delegates from Chambers of Commerce, Business & Industry, Embassies, Consulates and Government expected to participate, apart from a slew of B2B, B2G, B2C meetings and a trade exhibition with 150 stalls of exhibitors from different countries including India with a footfall of 3000 per day.

Identified Sectors for the ASEAN Chamber of Commerce & Industry Business Meet are given below:

Automobile & Auto Components
Aero Space and Defense
Smart Cities
Agriculture/Horticulture & Food Processing
Health & Pharmaceuticals, Ayurveda, Yoga & Herbal
IT & Startups
Textiles & Garments
Gems & Jewellery
Eduction & Skill Development
Medical Electronics

FKCCI will extend Hotel Stay for two nights, i.e. for 26th & 27th February 2019 to all delegates.  US$ 480/- will be charged as delegation fee per participant.  The delegates are expected to explore the investments in the 14 sectors specified above.

A brochure on the event is attached herewith. 

World Trade Centre (WTC) Mumbai and All India Association of Industries (AIAI) are jointly organizing the 8th Global Economic Summit 2019 on the theme ‘Services: Enabler of Growth for Trade and Industry’  scheduled from March 6-8, 2019 at World Trade Centre Mumbai.

Mr. Suresh Prabhu, Minister for Commerce & Industry has been invited to Inaugurate the Summit and deliver the Keynote Address on  this occasion. Further IIM Bangalore is associated with this Summit as a ‘Knowledge Partner’ who along with their ‘International Partners’ Polish Investment and Trade Agency, Estonia International Chamber of Commerce, Indian Business Chamber of Commerce Luxemburg, World Trade Centre Dresden, World Trade Centre Algiers and ‘Exhibitions Partner’ Indian Exhibition Industry Association  are supporting in promoting this Summit.

Service sector is the largest contributor to the world economy, as it accounts for nearly 70% of global GDP, 60% of world employment and 46% of global exports measured in value-added terms, yet there is further scope of enhancement. At present, the growth of the service sector across the globe is highly uneven. While in the developed countries the service sector has witnessed rapid progress, in many developing and least developed countries (LDCs), the service sector’s contribution to the overall economy remains insignificant. This is largely because world-over several services have not been able to penetrate across sectors.

The Summit will showcase opportunities for small, medium and large organizations to integrate services in enhancing manufacturing and agriculture sectors. It will also enable governments to enhance their competitiveness in global services by helping them to adopt various social and policy initiatives as well as advancements in information and communication technologies. (A brochure and draft programme is enclosed for your reference)

 On March 8, 2019, a field visit to Nashik Engineering Cluster, Nashik Winery, and Food Processing Unit in Nashik has been organised which is approx 3 – 4 hour drive from Mumbai. This will help interested delegates to broaden their outlook with exposure to different work forces from different industries and also get first hand information as well as become more aware of industry practices and regulations of the state.

  1. a) Nashik Engineering Cluster (NEC) – This is one of the most accomplished engineering cluster in the state of Maharashtra. It provides support to engineering, manufacturing and auto component manufacturers in the area. Participants will get firsthand experience on various initiatives under industrial cluster development and regional value chain.
  2. b) Nashik Winery – Nashik is the hub of grape production in Maharashtra. The wine produced here is exported all over the world. Participants will understand different aspects of Agri value chains.

 In view of the importance of the Global Economic Summit 2019, we are pleased to invite you to participate in this Summit, also solicit the support of your good office to:                                                                                                     

  1. Invite Ministers/Government officials/Authorities or Trade Promotion organisations from your country to share policy, trade and industry measures to integrate local SMEs.
  2. Disseminate the Summit information through the Embassy/Consulate website and newsletter and communicate the same to the potential SMEs and other stakeholders.
  3. Provide contact information of the government agencies, trade bodies, Small and medium enterprises (SMEs), research & educational institutions, and financial institutions from your country who can participate in this Summit and Exhibit at the GES 2019.
  4. Inform us if there are any delegations visiting India / Mumbai during this period, to enable us to invite them to the Summit.
  5. Contact information of companies from your country located in India who have linkages with Indian MSMEs as these can be presented as Case Studies.

The earlier editions of the Global Economic Summit addressed various topics on MSMEs to promote Trade and Investment opportunities, Clusters, Agriculture, Women Empowerment, Global Value Chains in Manufacturing and had seen participation of over 500 delegates from across 30 countries including India. We expect a similar level of participation in this edition as well.

For further information, please contact World Trade Centre, Mumbai on [email protected] or (+91) 22 – 6638 7373 / 272. Please find attached brochure here. 

10 New Year Mantras

As we approach the onset of another year comes our time for resolutions and all the things that we have been dreaming of or aspiring for come on the forefront. The New Year marks a time to set new goals, new promises and healthy resolutions which we promise to make our Mantras for the year ahead.

I am listing out a few Mantras/ Resolutions that can be the Key to your Wellness in 2019.

So follow what suits you but my advice is that you must adopt at least 5 Mantras and stick to them and not throw them out of the window like all new year resolutions …………

Kudos to all who are following more than 5……great going !!!!!!!!

1st Mantra: Go Slow

Resolving to get more fiber in your diet this year? Or maybe adding more fish or fresh fruit? Any diet change is easier if you take slow, steady, small steps.

  • Vow to start your day with a fruit
  • Designate a day as fish day.
  • Package up a single serving of your favorite whole-grain cereal, then treat it as your mid morning snack.

2nd Mantra: Eat healthy and balanced diet:


How often do you hear that advice? But more important is that how often do you actually follow it?

  • This year start your meals with the combination of healthy fats, essential proteins and complex carbohydrates.
  • Include fruits and vegetable servings in your meals on a daily basis. A balanced diet is the key to healthy body.

3rd Mantra: Don’t underestimate your caloric intake:

Calories are simply a measure of energy. It is known that in order to gain weight, more calories need to be entering your body than leaving it. Conversely, if more calories leave your body than enter it, then you lose weight.

  • Eating More Protein Can Reduce Appetite, cut cravings by 60% and increase the amount of Calories You Burn
  • Avoid Sugary Soft Drinks and preserved Fruit Juices, the Most Fattening Items in Modern Diet
  • Drinking More Water Can Help With Weight Loss

4th Mantra: Tackle Mindless munching:

Mindless munching will derail the best of diet intentions. Once you start eating mindfully, ditch the foods you don’t really like and slowly savor the ones you do.

You’re chatting with friends around the dinner table and you just keep nibbling. Try these tips to reign in the munchies:

  • Pop a stick of gum or a sugar-free mint in your mouth.
  • Pay attention — look at each piece of food you plan to eat.
  • Busy your hands with a glass of water, a cup of tea, or cleaning off the table.

5th Mantra : Exercise- a daily must:

Walking for Health

Start your day with half an hour of exercise. It not only boosts your metabolism but also improves digestion and blood circulation.

  • If you can’t get to a gym, then consider doing some body weight exercises like push ups, squats, sit ups, etc.
  • Doing some cardio like walking, swimming or jogging can also be important. Not so much for weight loss, but for optimal health and general well being.
  • Of course, exercise also has a plethora of other benefits that go way beyond just weight loss… such as a longer life, lower risk of disease, more energy and feeling better every day

6th Mantra : Up Your Fiber Intake:

Experiment with whole grains, if you are planning for weight loss, we advise you to increase your fiber intake.

  • Fill up on fruits, veggies and whole grains – and be sure to read package labels to find the foods with the most fibre.
  • One of the easiest ways to up your fiber intake is to eat more whole grains.
  • Quinoa, whole-wheat couscous, bulgur and polenta are all quick-cooking options to add to your weeknight repertoire.

7th Mantra : Detox yourself regularly:

Detox programs can help aid long-term health, energy and weight loss because they help the body get rid of toxins that compromise the immune system and cause other mental and physical maladies. The advantages include: the immune system is stimulated, the hormonal system is enhanced, and dependency on substances such as sugar, caffeine, nicotine or alcohol can be reduced.

  • Detox with a friend. You can support each other through rough patches and applaud successes, as well as sharing recipes and tips.
  • Eat slowly. During a detox, you can stretch out your meals by chewing thoroughly and without hurry. Slow eating also aids digestion.
  • Treat yourself to a massage. Book time with a professional, or use an exfoliating mitt to work on your own skin.

8th Mantra : Cut back on Alcohol :

Drinking alcohol occasionally for enjoyment is acceptable but a habit can lead to risk of liver and heart disease, hypertension, stroke, mental deterioration, and even cancers of the mouth, throat, liver, and breast. Substitute your alcohol intake with healthy drinks like green tea, fruit juices, lemon soda.

As per some research moderate alcohol consumption may provide some health benefits. It may:

  • Reduce your risk of developing and dying from heart disease
  • Possibly reduce your risk of ischemic stroke (when the arteries to your brain become narrowed or blocked, causing severely reduced blood flow)
  • Possibly reduce your risk of diabetes

9th Mantra : Pile On Veggies & Fruits

fruit and vegetables

Majority of us don’t eat the daily recommended 3 or more servings of vegetables. If you’re of the mindset that “vegetables don’t taste good,” but know you should eat more of them since they’re teeming with healthy nutrients and fiber.

Go for the Gold … and Red … and Purple

Colorful produce is packed with disease-fighting plant compounds, so when you shop, reach for a rainbow.

  • Designate a color-a-day. Maybe Mondays are yellow, with grapefruit, golden apples, or corn starring in meals, while Tuesdays are purple with plum and eggplant.
  • Go for a theme: Build a green pizza with emerald bell peppers and artichokes, or a red produce-infused chilli.
  • Vary the rainbow — pick up a new-to-you fruit or veggie the next time you shop.

10th Mantra: Water, Water, Everywhere:

water for health

It’s cheap, fat-free, and gives your body a quenching boost. Whenever you feel the urge of munching, have a glass of water. It will not only control your hunger but also purifies the system.

  • Drinking Water Helps Maintain the Balance of Body Fluids.
  • Water Can Help Control Calories.
  • Water Helps Energize Muscles.
  • Water Helps Keep Skin Looking Good.
  • Water Helps Your Kidneys.
  • Water Helps Maintain Normal Bowel Function

Monitor Your Diet & Cut your stress :

yoga for calm

This is the most important resolution as your overall health depends on it. Regular monitoring helps you in identifying the problem areas. Monitor yourself when you party or go for an outing. Always make a rough plan before going out for eating.

Long work hours, little sleep, no exercise, poor diet, and not spending time with family and friends can contribute to stress.  Relieve yourself of the stress through yoga, healthy diet and lifestyle modifications.

  • Buddy up with a friend or family member with diet and weight loss resolutions. Then share your ideas, plans, and successes regularly.
  • Leave the temptations — ice cream, chips, soda — at the grocery store. Promise yourself you’ll cater to cravings only outside the home, in one-serving portions.
  • Socialize with non-food events. Get your friends together in the park, for a hike, or at the movies.
  • Get moving 30 minutes a day most days. Go for a walk, give the car a good scrub, or go for a hike. Whatever gets the blood pumping qualifies!
  • Get those tests you know you need. Cholesterol checks, prostate exams, pap smears — stay ahead of the game by staying healthy.
  • Get all the snooze-time you need. Sleep helps body and soul recharge, stay healthy, and cope with stress.

Get set to start 2019 with 5 Diet Mantras- Look Good, Feel Good, Stay Healthy. Keep Smiling. Happy & Healthy 2019

Diet Guru Aditi SrivastavaAditi Srivastava is Diet Consultant for IndoIndians

Jakarta MRT to start operating in March 2019

The Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) has been the most anticipated in Jakarta. After all the months of construction, it is finally ready to be opened and used by the general public. Currently, it is almost done by 97.52% and will be going through testing rounds till 14th February.  The head director of PT MRT Jakarta William P Syahbandar himself says that all of the construction is entering its final stages. He confirms that the MRT can be operated on time on March 2019.

“The construction of the phase I Jakarta MRT construction from Lebak Bulus to Bundaran HI with a distance of about 16 kilometers has had 97.52 percent of progress and only 2.5 percent left to be done,” he said optimistically at the MRT presentation.

Lifts for priority passengers (seniors, disabled, pregnant mothers, mothers with children).


Escalators prepared for the opening of Jakarta’s MRT.

At this stage, the MRT station is almost done and is almost operable. Some of the facilities that the MRT offer include a special area for Food and Beverages (F&B) tenants, clothing stores to ATM Centers.

Not only do the passengers get to enjoy the perks of an MRT station, but are also given many facilities. The government has built stairs, escalators and lifts for priority passengers (seniors, disabled, pregnant mothers, mothers with children). This effort is done so none of the priority passengers will have minimal difficulty in reaching the underground trains.

Modern digital platform boards for MRT passengers. 

Departure and arrival times have already been posted on digital boards at the train platforms.

Platform screen doors (PSD) to provide comfort and efficiency.

Moreover, it is slightly different to its regular train stations in Jakarta. Special platforms have already been made for people to queue and to prevent people from stepping in front of others. Platform screen doors (PSD) are also added to accommodate passengers, especially those with children.

Jakarta’s MRT will be operated from 0500 to 2400 midnight, daily. “We have a quite a frequent schedule, which is every five minutes, so that it can accommodate many passengers,” said MRT Jakarta’s Director of Operations dan Maintenance Agung Wicaksono at his office in Jakarta. He also mentions that PT MRT has a very tight schedule because it has its own roads, like other trains in Jakarta.

Passengers will be able to pass through 13 stations from Lebak Bulus to Bundaran Hotel Indonesia (HI) in 30 minutes time. The price estimate for 10 km will be about Rp 8. 000.

Stasiun layang:

  • Sisimangaraja
  • Blok A
  • Blok M
  • Haji Nawi
  • Cipete Raya
  • Fatmawati
  • Lebak Bulus

Stasiun Bawah Tanah:

  • Bundaran HI
  • Dukuh Atas
  • Setiabudi
  • Benhil
  • Istora
  • Senayan

For more information:

  • PT MRT Jakarta
    Address: Wisma Nusantara Lt. 21, Jln. MH Thamrin 59, Jakarta, Indonesia
    Phone: +62-213906454
    Website: https://www.jakartamrt.co.id/

What are you thoughts and views on this long awaited public transportation in Jakarta? Do share in the comments below…



2019 is in front of us, and we are probably ready with our New Year resolutions in our hand. New Year means new you, better you, and the path to achieve the best version of you.

However, before we welcome 2019, let’s sit back and remember. Get the list of 2018 resolutions and check it. How many of them have you ticked off or crossed out? How many of them have you accomplished? Did you make enough effort to accomplish your 2018 resolutions?

It’s that only a few of our New Year resolutions that were successfully accomplished. According to research only 44 percent of those who make New Year’s resolutions are still hanging in there six months later. New challenges that coming in our way sometimes do not allow us to realize our resolution, or maybe we simply forget that we have that resolution. If this always happens from year to year, how do you say that New Year is the time for new you? New Year resolutions just become a hopeless pursuit for you.

Setting and keeping New Year resolutions doesn’t have to be a hopeless pursuit. Come and think about it: that list of resolutions is planned by you, written by you, and you are the one who is responsible to accomplish them.

Now we will help you with some tips to make and keep your New Year resolutions. Nothing is impossible, and you also can accomplish all of your resolutions!

Think small

It is good to dream big and have a long list of resolutions to accomplish this year, but we got to be rational. The fewer things your brain has to deal with, the better. Think of the most doable things you can accomplish in the near future first, and then move to the bigger things later.

Be specific

One of the main reasons why people have such a hard time fulfilling their New Year’s resolutions is because the goals are too general. For example, if you have a fitness goal and want to be more in shape this year, you should set your concrete target like “I have to shed 5 kg in three months” or “I’m going to commit to a 30-minutes workout four times a week.”

Schedule check-ins

It is not an uncommon thing to completely forget about your New Year’s resolutions after a few weeks or months have gone by. We know that everyday life will take all of your attention, and it’s hard to stay focused on your major goal. That’s why it’s important to schedule several days throughout the year when you will reassess the progress toward your resolution goals. That is the time when you can ask yourself about how close you are to achieve your goals, what have you done during the previous months to fulfill your goals, and your next plan towards your goals.

Motivate Yourself

One of the main reasons why the resolutions we make in New Years fail is the lack of purpose and motivation. There are many ways to conquer this, depending what works the best for you. Make a pros and cons list to remind you on why you are doing this or creating emotional support would also help to make you stay on track with your goals. Otherwise, motivate yourself by giving rewards whenever you reach a significant goal.

Don’t be afraid to fail

What can you do when you’ve started to fall off track? The key is stay persistent. The more you beat yourself up and feel guilty about something, the further you get from your goals. So, just give yourself a break, and get back on the track. It is very important to recognize that you can continue forward, even if you’ve failed miserably. Failures do not have the right to stop you!

Let’s follow these tips and at the end of the year, see how much you’ve been progressing from the day 1. Just remember to never stop doing what you can do to achieve your goals. Happy New Year!

The beginning of the year is the ideal time to jumpstart your goals. Boost your mood and energy in this edition of our newsletter from taking powernaps, healthy food, joining fitness clubs and many more.
Register today for the Coffee Morning Health Nutrition Talk by nutritionist Geeta Seth, on the effects of sugar on the body.
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Easy skincare weekly routine

There are a few steps to perfect skin. A skincare routine must not be ignored. No matter the type of skin you have, cleansing, toning and moisturizing is something that must be done on a daily basis. Moisturizers will protect, moisturize and hydrate your skin from the modern harms of pollution and free radicals in the skin.

Oily skin

Oily skin people may feel that they do not need moisturizer due to their skin producing a lot of oil, but that is just a misconception. Moisturizers are something that is still very important for the skin, protecting the outer barrier of your skin, moisturizing it and minimizing the amount of sebum in the skin. Not wearing moisturizer might actually result more negatively on your skin, as dry skin will trigger more sebum to compensate for the lack of moisture on skin. Which is why although your skin is the oily variety, moisturizer is still a needed aspect of your skin.

The gel type variety will be ideal to the skin, as it is both lightweight but still hydrating to those with oily skin.

From top-left to bottom-right: belif – aqua bomb, The Body Shop – Tea Tree Mattifying Lotion, COSRX – Oil – Free Ultra-Moisturizing Lotion, MIZON – Snail Recovery Gel Cream, Cicapair – Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment, Clinique – Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel

Dry skin

People who have dry skin are the people most in need of a hydrating moisturizer. Contrary to oily skin that needs hydration, people with dry skin need both moisture and hydration. Moisturizer is especially important to those with dry skin, as you are prone to premature wrinkles, irritation and scaly patches and flaking. A heavy, thick cream will be ideal for this skin type as the skin will receive nutrition. At the same time, a thick cream can prevent the moisture in the skin from evaporating in the air.

From top-left to bottom-right: Cetaphil – Moisturizing Cream, Klairs – Rich Moist Soothing Cream, NIVEA – Soft, CeraVe – Moisturizing Cream, Olay – Total Effects Day Moisturizer, KIEHL’S – Ultra Facial Cream 

Sensitive skin

On hindsight, sensitive skin may not seem so different other types of skin from dry, oily to combination. However sensitive skin are more likely to get large amount of redness and irritation. Those with sensitive skin should therefore be aware of skincare ingredients. Due to being more likely to being irritated, some of the ingredients that other skin types would tolerate will not be so tolerable on sensitive skin. Fragrance, parabens are just some of the things that people with sensitive skin should be aware of.

From top-left to bottom-right: Avène – Antirougeurs Fort Relief Concentrate (dry skin), La Roche-Posay Toleriane Soothing Protective Skincare (oily skin), CeraVe – Moisturizing Lotion (dry skin), Neutrogena – Hydro Boost Water Gel (oily skin), Clinique – Moisture Surge (dry skin), Klairs – Midnight Blue Calming Cream (oily and dry)

Combination skin

Amongst all of the skin types, combination skin is said to be the most difficult to take care of. Part of the reasons is because some part of the skin is oilier. Other parts of the skin leans more towards dry skin, in which some parts of the skin flake. Those with combination skin must either use two types of moisturizers or use a moisturizer that moisturizes but also controls sebum production at the same time.

From top-left to bottom-right: CLARINS – Hydra – Matte Lotion, POND’S – Age Miracle, Dr. Jart+ – Ceramidin Calming Cream, OLAY – white radiance, NUXE – Moisturising Creams Crème Prodigieuse, Neutrogena – oil-free moisturizer

Normal skin

Normal skin is also something that is difficult to define. However it can be safe to generalize that there are a few key characteristics of normal skin type. It is neither oily nor dry, and would be easily resolved if the skin experiences such things. Other than that, pores tend to be small, not easily seen and are not engorged. Although there may be a few lines and wrinkles, the skin tone is much more even with no marked blemishes. Depending on the condition of your skin, you can choose moisturizers that have oil controlling properties or moisturize the skin more. However because your skin is already at the ideal state, maintaining it is crucial to prevent it from deteriorating. Try to choose moisturizers that have SPF content in it, so the skin would be protected and nourished at the same time.


From top-left to bottom-right: KIEHL’S – Facial Cream Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30 (dry skin), La Roche Posay – Anthelios SX SPF 15 Moisturizer Mexoryl (dry skin), Shiseido – Waso Color-Smart Day Moisturizer (all akin types),  Neutrogena – Oil-Free Moisture Broad Spectrum SPF 15 (oily skin), Skin Aqua – UV Moisture Milk (all skin types), Biore – UV Aqua Rich (oily skin types)

Overall, this skin is quite unproblematic. Regular skincare routine should still be done, in order to prevent aging and maintain its health. Skincare that could be used are not the ones that are too drying nor are the skincare that are too greasy. It should be right in the middle, one that could keep your skin’s epidermis healthy and looking good at the same time.