Singapore 'second most vegan-friendly city in Asia'
Singapore has earned second spot on animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta's) list of the Top 10 Vegan-Friendly Cities in Asia for its vegan food scene.
Peta highlighted vegan eateries in Singapore such as VeganBurg, in Eunos, which offers "meaty" plant-based burgers, and Genesis Vegan Restaurant in Owen Road, which has "fish head" vermicelli, "chicken" rice and vegan cheesecake.
Meat-free versions of local dishes such as laksa, mee pok and orh nee are served at Loving Hut in Joo Chiat Road, while Circular Road's VegCafe offers vegan char kway teow, mee siam and tofu goreng.
Peta's vice-president of international campaigns, Mr Jason Baker, said in a press release yesterday: "Whether you're looking for first-rate artisanal food, a decadent dessert, or a low-key lunch, Singapore has the vegan restaurant for you.
1. Taipei, Taiwan
3. Chiang Mai, Thailand
4. Makati, Philippines
5. Bangalore, India
6. Hong Kong
7. Bangkok, Thailand
8. Bali, Indonesia
9. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
10. Shanghai, China
Taipei, Taiwan, pipped Singapore to top spot, with Chiang Mai, Thailand, placing third, followed by Makati, Philippines, and Bangalore,India (see report, left).
"Pigs, cows and chickens experience love, happiness, loneliness, and fear, just as dogs, cats, and humans do. Most animals raised for food are confined to filthy warehouses, where they're deprived of everything that's natural and important to them," Peta added. - THE STRAITS TIMES