Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Donate with your ez-link card on flag day


At Jamiyah Singapore's fund-raising drive on Wednesday, 14 Dec, donations can be made with a simple tap of an ez-link card.

All passers-by have to do is tap their ez-link cards onto the back of the volunteers' phones to donate $1 to the VWO. Donors can tap multiple times if they wish to.

Ref: http://www.tnp.sg/news/singapore/no-coins-flag-day-donate-your-ez-link-card

Exceptional people: They clocked over 1,050km each on bicycle over 9 weeks


They cycled over 1,050km each on bicycle for Togo1050 challenge

For Togo1050 challenge, each participants have to hit 1,050km of riding between Sept 10 and Nov 13 this year. The distances were logged using a mobile app.

The main purpose of the event is to get people more involved in cycling. With a target, they have more motivation to cycle, said Mr Evan Lee, founder of cycling market-place togoparts.com, which organised the event.

Ref: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/they-clocked-over-1050km-each-on-bicycle-over-9-weeks

Exceptional people: Kids raised $41K to help less fortunate students

Some 2,000 children, aged just two to six years old from 27 Star Learners' children centres did handicraft and came up with games for a fun fair where over 4,000 people showed up.

The money raised by these kids is for The Straits Times, School Pocket Money fund.

Controversy on chia seed's debate


Their are different views on the benefits of chia seeds. You decide for yourself if chia seeds are good or bad for your health.

Dr Loren Cordain on why chia seeds are bad for health


Clean sweep


Teck Ghee Primary School pupils cleaning up their classroom earlier this year. When schools reopen next month, it will be compulsory for students from primary schools to junior colleges to clean classrooms, canteens and corridors daily.

Said Mr Ng Chee Meng, acting Minister for Education, "daily cleaning is a good way to get them to learn about personal and social responsibility".