Doing their bit to help the underprivileged

KEPPEL, together with its partner Envision, sent care items including surgical masks, thermometers and personal protection equipment to the Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore (CPAS) on Friday.

Clicking to buy? Do a good deed at the same time

WHEN Jena Lim became a mother at 20, she was hoping to purchase essential items for cheaper. The user of Carousell then reached out to others on the platform to ask if they would be able to help by either donating or letting go of their items at a lower price. Little did she know this would...

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Dos and don'ts on social media

THE dust has settled somewhat over General Elections 2020.

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Helping migrant workers amid the pandemic

CITI Singapore employees raised over S$176,000 through a company-wide fund-raiser, Citi Supports HOME campaign.

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Joining forces to address domestic violence crisis

THE Body Shop last week announced its global partnership with No More, an organisation dedicated to end domestic violence and sexual assault globally. Together, they will raise awareness of this worrying trend, share information to support survivors and call on governments to provide additional...

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Starting a new job, from home

IT'S 11pm. The cursor on my computer screen is spinning endlessly, whirling into the "circle of death", as a colleague coined it. The clock is ticking, the night's deadline is looming. The technology gods have clearly forsaken me at the eleventh hour.

Travel industry's support for community flies high amid Covid-19

MUHAMMAD Fathi Fong Bin Mohd Faizal Fong assists in the day-to-day service management of Alexandra hospital, and provides basic care giving for patients. But the 29-year-old has another identity - that of a flight steward with Singapore Airlines.

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UOB raises more than S$1.65m in its latest Covid-19 relief effort

UNITED Overseas Bank (UOB) colleagues and customers from across the bank's global network raised more than S$1.65 million in a month for the UOB Heartbeat Covid-19 Relief Fund.

Micron donates S$2.5m to Covid-19 treatment research, 5 charities

MICRON Technology on Thursday announced several donations totalling over S$2.5 million from its Micron Foundation Covid-19 Relief Fund to support Singapore communities through the coronavirus pandemic.

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DBS, Lions Befrienders launch Singapore's largest-ever virtual befriending initiative

DBS and Lions Befrienders (LB) will roll out in early July Singapore's largest-ever virtual befriending volunteer initiative - LB Virtual Befriending@ SAC (Senior Activity Centre).

Feeding the vulnerable and underprivileged during Covid-19

WHEN Singapore's "circuit breaker" measures to stem the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic were announced in early April, the CapitaLand Hope Foundation (CHF) was informed by its charity partners - AWWA Senior Community Home and Apex Harmony Lodge (AHL) - that food provisions for their residents...

Dehydrated cleaning products minimise plastic packaging

THE novel coronavirus pandemic was a catalyst for new norms - such as working from home - and the more frequent use of cleaning products.

Citi's Covid-19 relief efforts to aid marginalised, migrant workers

CITI on Tuesday announced three key initiatives in support of Covid-19-related community relief efforts in Singapore, as part of the bank's 15th Global Community Day.

FintruX Network offers smart solutions for startups, SMEs

AT one popular hawker centre in Jurong West, there are hardly any crowds during lunch time these days, with one noodle stall owner lamenting that her takings have fallen by 60 to 70 per cent since Covid-19 first broke out.

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Masks for those who need them most

MASKS For All SG, a ground-up advocacy movement, will distribute 500,000 masks as part of an educational outreach initiative.

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Pandemic paradox

I WOKE up with a start on Monday thinking I'd be late for work. Only it wasn't Monday, and I had nowhere to go. I could have been in the middle of Salvador Dali's Persistence of Memory landscape - all I needed was a melting clock hanging off my nightstand.Suddenly, the concept of surrealism didn...

Technology's role in Covid-19 battle

LAI Wai Hang, a 19-year-old student from ITE East, is learning about AI and blockchain during the circuit breaker period from the comfort of his home.

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Looking after the well-being of migrant workers in Singapore

PLAYING carrom, surfing social media and doing housework are what Selvam Sakthivel and Billal Khan have been busy with daily since the circuit breaker began in April.

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Shanghai Pudong Development Bank partners % Arabica to donate fresh brews

IN A BID to appreciate and encourage healthcare workers who have been working tirelessly to help Singapore battle against the Covid-19 pandemic, Shanghai Pudong Development (SPD) Bank, Singapore Branch, partnered coffee retailer % Arabica (Singapore) to donate 270 cups of fresh brew.

Banding together for a good cause

A family has resorted to begging for just-expired food and drinks from the convenience store, and another's application to renew their financial assistance has been delayed for over a month, which has caused distress to the parents of five children.

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Offline app updates villagers on Covid-19

VILLAGERS in remote Cambodia and the Philippines can now ask their cellphones if they have Covid-19 by listing some symptoms they may be having. The app will then "advise" them to consult a doctor if needed.

Xiohoo takes learning online for seniors

JUDY Tay is using WhatsApp to make video calls and group chats with her family and friends during the circuit breaker.

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China donates 600,000 masks to Singapore

CHINA donated 500,000 surgical masks and 100,000 KN95 masks to Singapore's national stockpile to help the city-state in its efforts to manage Covid-19.

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StarHub gives more support to Singapore's migrant worker community

STARHUB is extending further support for migrant workers in isolation.

NTUC First Campus extends its initiative to offset partially preschools' fees

NTUC First Campus (NFC) had announced in April that all of its pre-schools will provide a 50 per cent partial fee offset for net fees payable during the Circuit Breaker period. In support of the latest government measures, NFC will be extending this initiative to cover the extended period.