Thursday, 29 March 2018

FairPrice online shopping has option to donate to the less fortunate

Supermarket chain NTUC FairPrice on Wednesday (Mar 28) officially launched its revamped e-commerce platforms, which have been renamed FairPrice On.

FairPrice said AutoStore is able to handle up to 3,000 orders per day and is four times faster than its old method of retrieving products manually.

FairPrice On also offers subscribers the option of donating to the less fortunate. Through a partnership with the National Council of Social Service, FairPrice On subscribers are able to choose from a list of 55 Social Service Organisations, such as Thye Hua Kwan Family Centres and Food from the Heart.

Subscribers can then donate the required groceries directly to the beneficiaries. Delivery fees are waived for donated groceries, said FairPrice.

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900,000 HDB households to receive S$126m in S&CC rebates

Around 900,000 Singaporean Housing and Development (HDB) households will receive S$126 million worth of Service and Conservancy Charges (S&CC) rebate from April to January next year.

Health tip: Decrease the risk of developing a urinary tract infection (UTI) with fruits

Doctors would advise patients to drink citrus fruit juice high in vitamin C to acidify urine. Doing this inhibits the growth of bacterial that may cause a UTI.

Fruits that are highly acidic include apples, oranges, pineapples, lemon, grapefruits, etc. Eat these fruits after food to prevent gastritis or bloating. Drinking apple cider is a better choice than fruit juice as fruit juice is sweeter. Remember to rinse your teeth after drinking apple cider to prevent corrosion of teeth.


Exceptional people: Passers-by, including foreign workers, spring to action after crash

Foreign workers pitched in to direct traffic following an accident involving a car and a motorcycle in Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4 last Saturday night. PHOTO: JUSTINA TAN/FACEBOOK

An accident occured at Ang Mo Kio with two people lying on the road.

When Ms Justina Tan rushed out of her unit after a deafening crash, what really captured her attention was the sight of foreign workers from a nearby construction site coming over to help direct traffic.

She told The Straits Times yesterday that the workers had taken it upon themselves to set up traffic cones along a stretch of the road, including the use of light sticks and a stop/go sign to alert motorists and ease the flow of traffic.

The motorcyclist, a 30-year-old man, and his 25-year-old pillion rider were conscious when taken to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, police said.