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Posted 13 January 2018 - 08:57 AM

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God bless him.  Real big heart in doing his part for the needy.

 

In cool weather, restaurant owner delivers blankets to those sleeping on the streets in Chinatown
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Mr Francis Ng (left) delivering a blanket to carpenter Chua Yong Sia, 61, who has been sleeping homeless in Chinatown for the last few years.PHOTO: LIM MIN ZHANG
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SINGAPORE - While many are sleeping comfortably at home in the cool weather, some people spending the night on the streets get by without a blanket.

The sight of an old man in Chinatown shivering while trying to sleep moved Mr Francis Ng to action last week.

Since last Thursday (Jan 4), the restaurant owner has been giving out blankets to those sleeping on the streets, mainly in mature estates such as Tiong Bahru, Redhill and Toa Payoh.

He estimated that he has given out more than 100 blankets so far. They cost around $10 per piece.

In the early hours of a rainy Saturday morning (Jan 13), The Straits Times followed Mr Ng, 44, on his solo mission to do good. In about an hour, he delivered nine blankets in Chinatown to mostly elderly men.

Some of them lie on benches and reclining chairs, while make do with a piece of cardboard on the ground.

 
 

The heartwarming act came amid the cool spell in recent days.

 

 


Edited by RadX, 13 January 2018 - 08:57 AM.

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 01:57 PM

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Expecting halima... Or a myriad of lesser MPs to start appearing on TV and social media doing the same.
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Posted 13 January 2018 - 02:41 PM

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 09:31 PM

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 11:11 PM

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I'm more cynical on this though.

I mean I have friends helping the poor and stuff on weekly basis via volunteer work.. But they sure don't have the press of media following them, taking videos and writing about their deeds.

I guess some publicity stunt is good to encourage more to do good....right?
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Posted 19 January 2018 - 09:25 AM

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SINGAPORE - While many are sleeping comfortably at home in the cool weather, some people spending the night on the streets get by without a blanket.

The sight of an old man in Chinatown shivering while trying to sleep moved Mr Francis Ng to action last week.

Since last Thursday (Jan 4), the restaurant owner has been giving out blankets to those sleeping on the streets, mainly in mature estates such as Tiong Bahru, Redhill and Toa Payoh.

He estimated that he has given out more than 100 blankets so far. They cost around $10 per piece.

In the early hours of a rainy Saturday morning (Jan 13), The Straits Times followed Mr Ng, 44, on his solo mission to do good. In about an hour, he delivered nine blankets in Chinatown to mostly elderly men.

Some of them lie on benches and reclining chairs, while make do with a piece of cardboard on the ground.

 
 

The heartwarming act came amid the cool spell in recent days.

This is what I have been harping about ma, it's call KAMPONG SPIRIT [thumbsup] :a-m1212:

 

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