Your monthly dose of buzzworthy goodness from around the lion’s den.
Getting together over food
A collaborative effort by social enterprise Geylang Adventures and D Wall Pte Ltd, 140 workers and 72 Singaporeans came together for a Sunday brunch cook-off at Majulah Belanja. Besides learning about one another’s culture, the event also raised awareness about the meal nutrition of migrant workers. Held at one of the migrant worker dormitories in Woodlands, 24 other organisations contributed to making the culinary event possible.
Taxi ride leads to a lunch between two strangers
On a journey to deliver mooncakes to his clients, Irfan Musthapa encountered the same friendly taxi driver twice. Striking up a pleasant conversation during the ride, little did he expect that they’d end up chatting over a hearty meal together. When Irfan indicated that he was heading for lunch, the taxi uncle took the initiative to drive him to a place with more halal food options, and asked if he could join him. Recounting the simple yet heartwarming story, the young man took to Facebook to tell the life lessons he learned from the little incident and wished the taxi uncle well.
Redhill hawker gives out mooncake and more to elderly
This Mid-Autumn Festival, the owner of a Redhill hawker stall named ‘Uncle Mak Cafe’ gave out 250 boxes of mooncakes to the elderly in the district. With the help of his wife who took time off to volunteer with him, the 71-year-old also handed out thoughtfully put-together gift hampers which contained traditional chinese medicinal herbs and handmade mosquito repellent among other things.
Anonymous resident leaves homemade repellent in the lift for neighbours
Facebook user Neo Wei Hong was delighted to find a bottle of homemade mosquito repellent left by an anonymous resident in one of the common lifts in Bishan. While some others questioned the contents of the repellent, the do-gooder who preferred to keep his/her identity unknown responded by sharing a photo of the repellent ingredients and thanked Wei Hong for having faith.
Singapore’s Paralympians make a triumphant return from Rio
Around a thousand supporters joined in the celebration of the nation’s Paralympics achievements. Emerging victorious from their trip to Rio, where a total of 6 medals were clinched, the 13-member para-athlete team travelled from Sengkang Sports Centre to VivoCity during their public parade. An inspiration to all Singaporeans and symbolic of our national spirit, the Paralympians will also be honoured in an upcoming Parliament sitting.