Istana Woodneuk is located in the deep woods of the Holland Road and Tyersall Road area in Singapore. It was once occupied by the Sultan of Johor, but now remains empty and covered in vegetation and decay. This historic mansion was built in the late 19th century by a wealthy sultan who wanted to gift the magnificent residence to his fourth wife. Years passed and this saw the mansion handed down to one of the sultan’s sons. He performed extensive renovations on the property before gifting it to his Scottish-born wife.
This grand old mansion was to serve a far more important purpose than simply a residence for a wealthy family. As WWII rolled around and Singapore was occupied by the Japanese, the mansion was converted to be used as both a General’s Headquarters and a military hospital. Many wounded and sick people were treated within the Istana Woodneuk Mansion, but a bombing in 1942 saw a massive surge in casualties. It is estimated that around 700 lives were lost within the property during this dark moment in history.
Given the history and amount of death experienced within the building, it makes sense that many consider the mansion to be haunted. However, there are some darker aspects to the mansion’s past that have further solidified these beliefs. The Istana Woodneuk certainly fits the description of a haunted mansion. Well hidden, dark, overgrown, and sporting a crumbling façade covered in sinister graffiti. Yet, it is the history of the house lends weight to its spooky legends.
Since a fire ravaged the building in 2006 much of its structure was destroyed. This event has further increased deterioration and an onslaught of vandalism. Many of the surfaces of the building are now covered in dark symbolism, including graffiti featuring upside-down crosses, the number 666, and many other ‘Satanic-type’ symbolism. It is difficult to say whether this is the reason for the many rumors that the mansion is a hotbed for Satanists to perform dark rituals, yet the rumors are prevalent.
Shop Review: Looking For House Decorations? Check Out These 5 Shopee Store
Owning your own house to live in would definitely unleash the creative side in anyone in this whole wide world. This is because they would surely want to decorate the best that they can form their own house so that they can feel so comfortable living there. There are actually many aspects and perspectives to look at when decorating a house.
Professional home stagers know how to play up your house’s strengths, hide its flaws, and make it appealing to just about everyone. For many people who just wanted some simple touches for their home, check out these 5 Shopee stores for you to buy the decorations yourself and decorate your house your way and according to your imagination.
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Shop Review: ‘Enga Ammayi’, Home-Based Coffee That Brings You Back To The 60s
Coffee, the favourite drink of the civilized world! For all coffee lovers, you’ll definitely understand how important it is to have a good cup of coffee any time of the day. Coffee has become a go-to drink for lots of people especially those who are working. Most of us can’t get through our day without having a sip of our coffee first.
Now, we are very familiar with different types of coffee such as cappuccino, latte, black coffee, espresso, and many more. But have you heard or tried a coffee called ‘sukku malli’ ?
It all started during the second MCO. Ammayi used to make her own style of traditional coffee like how her mother would do it in the 60s. With help from her niece, Kanmani, they have managed to take their small business online and didn’t expect that it will go so viral.
Sinnamah is Ammayi’s real name. She was born in 1941 in Kampung Columbia, Perak. She began cooking when she was just 12 years old, following her mother’s traditional recipe from Southern India, who was also a first-generation Indian in Malaysia. Ammayi enjoys cooking with her own organic vegetables that she grows by herself at her home.
Ammayi has become the biggest inspiration for those who know her. She’s turning 80 years next year and is still going strong. Her desire is that the upcoming generations know and practice traditions that have been in existence.
Sukku Malli Coffee
Enga Ammayi’s Sukku Malli coffee needs a spotlight. This home-based business serves traditional, beneficial and 100% organic homemade coffee. The word ‘sukku’ means dried ginger and ‘malli’ means coriander seed. Sukku malli coffee is basically a herbal decoction that has ample of health benefits.
The ingredients used in this special coffee are all-natural. The ingredients are coffee beans, coriander seeds, dry ginger, cardamom, cumin, curry leaves, and black pepper.
Coffee is known to be acidic and too much intake of it is not good. But with Enga Ammayi’s Sukku Malli coffee, you need not worry. Here are some benefits of it:
- Dry ginger powder usually gives heat to the body. That is why during the cold season, it protects the body from cough and cold. Also, it helps with weight loss.
- Helpful for gas and acidity problems
- Improves digestion
- Improves skin glow and overcome rashes as well as wrinkles
- The spices used helps to purify the blood and maintain good blood circulation in the body
- Relieves bones and joint pain
- Relieves stress from the body and mind
The ingredients are roasted and crushed finely into powder form before they are tightly sealed and packed. Making this coffee is super easy. For black coffee, add 1 teaspoon of the coffee powder with 250ml of hot water. To enhance the flavor, you can add sugar or honey. For milk coffee, just add boiled milk or creamer and enjoy. On a side note, Enga Ammayi’s Sukku Malli powder is made fresh because they will only make it upon orders.
Besides coffee, Ammayi also sells traditional pottu or black bindi for newborn babies. The vasambu pottu, also known as the sweet flag is the main ingredient for this traditional pottu. Tradition says that applying this black bindi for newborn babies keeps negative energies away from them.
Sweet flag or vasambu is the main ingredient used for black bindi because it has a very unique smell that prevents insects or any kind of bugs from the babies. It also has a cooling effect on the babies’ skin.
For now, they are selling their product on Instagram and postage can be made around Malaysia. To know more, visit their Instagram and Facebook page at Enge Ammayi. You can also find videos of Ammayi on TikTok as she has almost 1.3 million likes!
For those of you coffee lovers who love a dash of spice in your coffee, trust me, you are absolutely gonna love this drink.
Sources: Enga Ammayi
(Video) So Creepy! These Are Large Scary Looking Animals That Have Extinct!
In the past, several species in this world have been driven to be extinct thanks, in large part to human interference. Sometimes that interference is direct like poaching for big game trophies or animal tusks and sometimes, it is indirect and this includes land development that disrupts habitats and entire ecosystems and the climate change.
Meanwhile, in this article, you will discover some of the extinct animals that were bigger and also scarier versions of the ones that we always know today. These are scary-looking animals that have definitely extinct from the world.
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Gigantopithecus is an extinct genus of ape from the Early to Middle Pleistocene of southern China, represented by one species, Gigantopithecus blacki. Potential identifications have also been made in Thailand, Vietnam, and Indonesia. The molars are the largest of any known ape and have a relatively flat surface.
Titanoboa is an extinct genus of very large snakes that lived in what is now La Guajira in northeastern Colombia. They could grow up to 42 ft long and reach a weight of 1,135 kg. Fossils of Titanoboa have been found in the Cerrejón Formation and date to around 58 to 60 million years ago. The only known species is Titanoboa cerrejonensis, the largest snake ever discovered.
Sources: TikTok creeoyfactsandstories.
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