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Brave Woman Snippets: featuring Ida Simmons

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The photo was taken from Ministry of Health. (1997). More than a Calling: Nursing in Singapore Since 1885 Singapore: Ministry of Health.
The first public health nurse of Singapore- Ida M. M. Simmons. She came from Scotland and joined the Straits Settlements Medical Department in December 1926. She introduced infant and maternal health services in Singapore.


Infant mortality was high in 1927, 263 of every 1000 babies in Singapore died in their first year. In the Malay community, 300 of every 1000 babies died. Ida picked up the language of Malay and went to every Village to unravel the cause of the high mortality rate of the infants. A mobile dispensary was launched by the health department to aid with Ida’s work. These Vehicles would take Ida to various locations during her house calls. Transporting those in need medical attention or bringing doctors to the house. In 1927 the medical team reduced the infant mortality rate to 57 per 1000 babies that year an exceptional record.


Inspirational Cotton Drawstring Storage Bags, Renewal and Preservation - Honestly Brave

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Being organised is has always been the key to being successful. In life, there are many trips to be taken be it abroad or a simple trip to the gym where daily essentials are required to be taken along.



The usefulness of cotton bags – A drawstring bag easily fastens with a pull of the ropes which in turn your items or laundry securely in the cotton bag acting as a liner preventing odours from spreading to your main bag. It can be taken out for camping trips, vacations or to the gym.

With the objective of being eco-friendly, our cotton drawstring bags are made of cotton which is a renewable, sustainable and biodegradable material.



The importance of mental and physical wellness – Mental and physical wellness are both equally important. A healthy mind is paramount when dealing with stressful times in life it affects your physical health and ability to participate in healthy behaviours. To strike a balance by being physically active by participating in forms of exercise that you enjoy. Some ways to maintaining a healthy mind are by having a balanced diet, exercising to relieve stress, play games or puzzles to stimulate your brain and keep it young.


Renewal and Preservation – In this collection, we were inspired by spa treatments and yoga which are great ways to rejuvenate yourself mentally and physically. Taking care of yourself is not being selfish; in order to be able to contribute to family and society, you would have to ensure your needs are met so that you would be at your best.


Nothing like a good soak in the tub after a long productive day.

Wellness begins with you, striking a balance in every aspects of life is the way to go.

A Carryall Pouch for all Seasons - Honestly Brave

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Seasons of life - There is always a time for fun, a time for work, a time to travel and a time to relax. During these times, especially when you are always on the go, stay organized with these carryall pouches.


What Matters Most Collection - Honestly Brave


As the year draws to a close, it is a great time to reflect on what really matters to you. This collection is Honestly Brave's first self-manufactured cardholders. Lovingly drawn and made with many thoughts on what truly matters. We hope that you would lend us your support :)

Brave Woman Snippets: featuring Mrs B.H. Oon

Image credit: World of Buzz



Mrs BH Oon was born in 1898, her name is Lim Beng Hong but prefers to be addressed as Mrs BH Oon.


First Malayan female lawyer to be called to the English Bar - She schooled at ST George’s Girl’s School in Penang and became the first Malayan, ethnic-Chinese woman Barrister in Penang as well as the first female lawyer in Malaya. She was the first female lawyer to be called to the English Bar in 1926.