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Elderly residents receive red packets ahead of Chinese New Year

More than 1,600 senior citizens living in Yishun received red packets ranging from S$40 to S$200 at an event at Chong Pang Community Centre.

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Nur Afifah bte Ariffin on 15 Feb 2015

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SINGAPORE: More than 1,600 senior citizens living in Yishun received hong baos, or red packets, ahead of Chinese New Year.

 

MP for Nee Soon GRC K Shanmugam gave out the hong baos at an event held at Chong Pang Community Centre on Sunday (Feb 15).

 

Senior citizens aged 65 to 89 received S$40 and those aged 90 and above got S$120. In addition, 12 residents on public assistance received S$200.

 

Among the recipients were three centenarians - Mdm Ng Choon, Mdm Guan Yoke Cheng and Mdm Ong Say Chuan. They also received gift packs and watched performances put up by students and various groups.

 

A commemorative SG50 PAssion Card was also launched at the event. With the card, seniors will be able to attend a free one-hour class for certain courses conducted at community centres. This year, anyone aged 55 and above can sign up to receive a free PAssion Card.

 

Source: Channel News Asia. Reproduced with permission.

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