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Taking heart

In celebration of Singapore's 50th birthday, a charity gala dinner and concert will be held on May 10 at Resorts World Sentosa to raise S$6 million for six institutions. These are All Saints Home, Sian Chay Medical Institution, Singapore Power Heartware Fund, Singapore University of Technology and Design scholarship programme, Thye Hua Kwan Moral Charities and Viva Foundation for Children with Cancer. Tan Chee Meng, deputy chairman of WongPartnership, is chairman of the organising committee; and says that over 250 tables have been sold so far. As the main sponsor and presenter of the event, Singapore Power has committed S$500,000 in cash donations and operating expenses.

Saving plastic bags

WHO knew that plastic bag rebates could make such a difference? According to NTUC FairPrice, over nine million plastic bags were saved and more than S$450,000 in rebates were given out last year through its Green Rewards Scheme. The initiative