Friday, May 31, 2013

EcoCity

EcoCity


A EcoCity is an Eco-Friendly, self contained city where everywhere is within walking distance. A EcoCitizen and family will stay, work, learn, eat and spend most of their time within the City. There is no need to own a car as everywhere is within walking or cycling distance.


The size will about 1 sq km so the longest distance between 2 points is less than 1.5 km or about 20 minutes walk.


  • A typical EcoCity will be home to around 100,000 EcoCitizens living in about 40,000 apartments in about 100 buildings.
  • Most buildings will be 70 stories or higher to maximizes space for living, working and leisure.
  • No cars or motorised will be allowed in the City
  • Most people will be working in manufacturing or service companies located within the City.
  • The City will have all amenities commonly available in major cities.


What are the advantages of EcoCity?


  • Super Energy Efficient- people will not need a car as they will be working and living within the City. Most people have to spend hours stucked in traffic jams everyday. This alone can save 20 to 30% energy consumption per capita.
  • More time will be available for work, play and rest. This will likely increase productivity by 10 to 20%
  • Better quality of life- Traffic jams are very stressful and wasteful. Not having to get stucked on journeys means more money and time to spend on leisure and other pursuits.
  • Healthier- EcoCitizens will be breathing cleaner air and benefit from more walking.
  • Friendlier- Happier people makes friendlier people.
  • Lower fatality and injury rate due to road accidents
  • Better security and lower crime rate as denser area means less opportunity for criminal and easier to police.
  • Higher Living Standard- Most families spend a big portion of their income on a car or for transport.
  • Big Advantage for EcoCity Companies- Employees will be more productive and punctual.
  • A MegaCity can be made up of 5 or more EcoCities connected with MRT and roads.


For a EcoCity to work it will have to attract a whole range of businesses and facilities like:


  • Manufacturing and service companies to provide employments
  • Schools and daycare centers
  • Shopping Malls and markets
  • Government agencies
  • Park and leisure facilities
  • Bicycles tracks for inner city travel
  • Museums, libraries and theaters
  • Swimming pools, gyms and stadiums
  • Farm nearby to supply food


EcoCity can grow to even 10 sq km housing 1 millions, with monorail as chief means of transport.

EcoCity can solve many of the problems of a city. This is critical as the majority of people now live in cities. This can also be a very profitable venture. It can save up to 50% on energy consumption per capita.




Monday, April 22, 2013


ParkMe


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HERE Balloon is an ingenious idea but its lifespan is very short, it lasts only days until the helium gas in the balloon runs out.

How to make one that can last years? My solution is one that is made of plastics that hinged to the base with a spring. This device will be cheap to produce and will last for years. It will save millions of litres of petrol every tear.




Sunday, April 21, 2013

Waste is Gold


Waste is Gold
            

Garbage Crisis in Italy and The Philippines and soon everywhere else

Garbage is a constant and present global crisis and will become much worse in the coming years if we do not do something drastic now. We are running out of landfills and resulting pollutions are killing us, literally. The miasma and leachate are a constant threat to the people near the landfills.
I have an idea that if implemented correctly will result in recycling 80 to 90 % of our waste and solve most of the environmental woes and turn it into a lucrative business.

The recycle rate is so low now because much of the waste are contaminated in the garbage bins, rendering them unfeasible or uneconomical to do so.
My idea is very simple: just mandate all homes and business to separate all garbage into:
  1. Uncontaminated dry garbage like paper, cardboard, bottle, plastic, electrical and electronics, metal etc, which can easily be reused or recycled.
  2. Wet biodegradable garbage like fruit skin, food waste, leaves, plants etc

The authority should provide two garbage bins of different colors. The green ones now in use should be for Wet Garbage only and a second one maybe in Blue or Red should be provided and be for dry garbage only. They should be clearly labeled.
To save cost, 2 to 3 households can share the bins since garbage will be less per bin if separated. The garbage should be collected in separate trucks to avoid contamination. Wet garbage should be collected daily. The dry garbage can be collected maybe twice a week since they are odorless and to save cost.
The dry garbage will go to a center for sorting and sold to respective factories and recycled. Some of the reusable can also be donated to charities or needies. We should be able to reuse or recycle over 95% of this garbage. It will be a big profit center.
The Wet Garbage will go to another center. They are 2 possible ways to deal with them.
  1. Use them to feed pigs or dogs and use the feces for fertilizers. Although the meat may not be palatable for human anymore, they can perhaps be fed to zoo animals.
  2. Another way is to compost them and sell the resulting fertilizers to gardener and farms. There are already many businesses like these operating in US and many countries using modern technology. They charge a fee for accepting the waste and sell the compost for profit!
The authorities can run the collection and the centers themselves or licence it to the private sector. Either way it can generate millions for the municipalities instead of unmitigated crisis at huge expenditure. And the authorities do not even have to charge for garbage collection if they choose to do so.

Presto! We have turned our biggest environmental disaster into a sustainable and great business! Instead of spending millions, we can be making millions annually. Let’s start now.

Simon Teh
ekazaam@gmail.com

Friday, April 19, 2013

Easiest Way to Lose Weight


Simple and Easy Way to Lose Weight and be Healthy



Most weight loss and diet programs are very complicated and therefore most people will give up in a short time.


People are fat simply because the food calories they consume are more than the calories they burn. The only way to lose weight is to either burn more calorie or eat less. The average man and woman need about 2500 and 2000 calories per day respectively. You just need to eat 5% to 10% less and/or workout 5% more consistently to achieve your weight goal.

1. Less Sugar

The average adult consumes about 160 gm of sugar per day, which is about 640 calories. Which means up to 25% of calorie intake. Sugar not only makes you fat, it is also bad for your teeth and the main cause of diseases like diabetes and so on. You can easy half your sugar intake by avoiding sugary drink and sweet food. You will soon find yourself hating the taste of sugar.

2. Light Lunch

If have a hearty breakfast, it should be easy for you to get by with a light lunch like banana, salad, sandwich or bread. This can cut a further 300 calories from your daily intake. And you are free to eat as much as you want during breakfast and dinner.

3. Walk

Take a daily 30 to 60 minutes brisk walk. Walking is the best exercise for most people, and it is free and can be done almost anywhere or anytime.


There you have it, the simplest and easiest weight loss program in the world! Try it out and let me know the result!

Thursday, April 18, 2013


Tank Drip Irrigation



A large container is placed next to a plant like oil palm, durian or rubber at a higher level than the ground. A pipe will water the tree at a rate that can be adjusted. It should last 2 to 4 weeks and also fertilizer can be added to the water.

Studies have shown that drip irrigation can increase yield tremendously. It is also less labor intensive.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Money Saving Green Idea

This can save you hundreds of Ringgits a year


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Saves 500 to 800 KW a year just by switching off the your entertainment sets!



Sunday, April 14, 2013

Pay It Forward Scholarship


Pay It Forward Scholarship PIFS

The high cost of tertiary education has made it unaffordable to most people without a student loan or scholarship. Many fresh graduates are burdened with high students loan debt and have to pay a big portion of their income to settle it.

The receivers of PIFS will pledge to pay back 10% of their future earning for 20 years. Which then can fund more PIFS. It will be a gift that keep on giving.

People with a bachelor’s degree make 84% more over a lifetime than high school graduates.

If the average income of a PIF Scholar is $100,000, 10% over 20 years will be $200,000. The amount can be substantially more if just a few become CEOs of big corporation or found a successful company.


  • All applications will be made online.
  • All funds will be paid directly to University.
  • PIF Scholars will post their progress online periodically
  • All transactions to be posted online.

The PIFS will need a large initial fund to start of and will be self funded thereafter.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Square Can



Square Can
To help save environment




If all cans are are made in rectangular instead of circular shape, they will occupy about 20% less space when packed in box. Thereby saving 10% or more on material, fuel, shipping and storage cost, which can run into billions of dollars annually.




Thursday, April 11, 2013

Workout TV

Workout TV




Watching TV can be very hazardous to your health, studies have shown that people who watch TV for more than 3 hours a day can dramatically shorten their life expectancy.

My invention, Workout TV, is a stationary bike when paddled, will charge a battery, which is then connected to a TV. One hour of paddling should be enough to power the TV for 1 to 2 hours.

Most people who buy exercise machines give up after a while. It will make sure that one has to exercise before they get to watch their favourite shows, help saving the environment at the same time.




Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Malaysia Roadshow


Malaysia Roadshow


An excellent way to promote our country is to organize and hold Fairs or Roadshows in major cities all over the world.

It should be organized by Tourism Ministry with active participation from the private sectors. We can showcase:


  • Malaysian food
  • Artifacts
  • Dance
  • History and Culture
  • Places of interest
  • Manufactured Products
  • Investment Opportunities
  • Malaysia My Second Home
  • Festival

Malaysia is a relatively small and unknown country although we have so much to offer to tourists. We can gain exposure by bringing the best of Malaysia to them. We may even make a profit doing it!




Monday, April 8, 2013

One Piece TShirt


One Piece TShirt


TShirts are usually made from a few pieces of cut cloth sewn together. It is very labor intensive and incurs high wastage as the cut cloth are of irregular shapes.

Socks and stockings are made in one piece from stitching machines. Why don’t we use the machines to make one piece TShirt? It will require a bigger machine but the technology is the same. It will eliminate me wastage completely and save a lot of manual labor. Thereby reducing the cost dramatically.

The One Piece TShirt will have no seams and can be comfortably worn both ways. Design can be stitched-in thus also requires no printing. Computerized Machines can be placed in shops and make bespoke TShirt on the spot. WOW!






Sunday, April 7, 2013

Foam Concrete Locked Brick



Foam Concrete Locked Brick


    
Top View
Side View


Advantages

  • Locked Brick walls are much stronger than traditional ones as each brick acts as a support for its neighbors.
  • Using Foam Cement will save material and also much lighter.
  • Cheaper to make and transport.
  • Easier and faster to handle during construction.
  • They can be thinner than traditional brick since they are stronger, saving further material and weight.
  • Brick can be of bigger size since it is lighter and stronger.
  • Better thermal insulation.
  • Saves time and cost and improves the structure of building.



Saturday, April 6, 2013

Making Everyone a Default Organ Donor by Law



Making Everyone a Default Organ Donor by Law

What if we make it a law that everyone is a donor by default and those who do not wish to be one can opt out by registering their objection on their identity card.

Most people are willing to be an organ donor but don’t know how and where to register as one. 

Millions of people are waiting in line for organ transplant that can improve or save their lives. But sadly most will wait in vain for lack of donors.

In one simple move 99% of us will become organ donors! Millions of lives will be saved and made better by this simple idea. Let's not waste any more time!