My Weekend

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Canadian nutritionist Sheeba Majmudar, 42, launched her book, Edible To Incredible: And All Things Between, on April 15. Her book helps readers to identify challenges that they may be facing with their health and is a guide to living a healthier life.

She lives in a condominium in Tanjong Rhu with her husband and two children. Her book (US$19.95 or S$27) is available on Amazon. com.

How do you spend your weekends?

It depends on my children, whether they have examinations because one is 13 and the other is 16. If they have nothing major in school, we will go out for lunch or dinner, look at exhibitions or do activities such as cycling and swimming.

What do you do to relax?

I love swimming and I go to the Singapore Swimming Club at Tanjong Rhu every weekend to cool down because it is so hot in Singapore. I also go out with friends every week to grab dinner and visit pubs or small restaurants. I like my personal time and I would just sit quietly and read. That is what I do every day.

Which is your favourite restaurant and why?

Teng Bespoke Vegetarian Restaurant in Bencoolen Street. It serves vegetarian Japanese food, which the whole family enjoys eating.

It is healthy and tasty, very different from my usual Indian vegetarian fare.

Can you describe your perfect weekend?

A perfect weekend is when I am out of town travelling and discovering a new place.

If you could go somewhere, where would it be and why?

I am an avid traveller, so anywhere is possible. I could travel alone, but of course, with the family, it is more fun. I travel every other month. For me, it is not the destination that matters, but the exploring is what excites me. Next month, I am going on an Alaskan cruise and travelling to Canada and driving to the Rockies with my family.

If you could hang out with anybody, dead or alive, who would it be and why?

I have a deep curiosity about Eastern philosophy, so I would pick Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, a saint from India, because he was an enlightened saint. I would be asking questions on how to gain enlightenment.

Brina Tan

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 17, 2016, with the headline 'My Weekend'. Print Edition | Subscribe