More than two hundred elderly persons living in the Kreta Ayer constituency were treated to an evening of food, fun and festivity as part of the celebrations to usher in the upcoming Year of the Water Dragon yesterday. Hosted by Asia Pacific Breweries Singapore (APBS) at Kreta Ayer Square in Chinatown, an intimate charity dinner was held to enhance the spirit of “togetherness” amongst the elderly community.
Amongst the guests for the evening was Wu Chew Lian, aged 83, who said, “I have been coming to this dinner for a few years now. I really look forward to having this meal annually and celebrating Chinese New Year here in the heart of Chinatown with my friends and neighbours. This event is especially meaningful for me as I no longer have relatives to celebrate with anymore.”
APBS staff was on the ground as hosts to the elderly guests, providing the personal touch to serve them a sumptuous spread and provide an evening to remember. Mr Michael Chin, General Manager, APBS, along with Dr Lily Neo, MP for Tanjong Pagar GRC and Adviser to Kreta Ayer-Kim Seng GROs ended the evening of festivities by personally handing out red packets (ang baos) to each of the elderly folk in attendance at the event.
Said Mr Chin, “Organising this Chinese New Year charity dinner has become a tradition for APB Singapore and it gives us the opportunity to give back to the community each year. This year’s dinner event is significant as it marks the tenth year that we have hosted it for the elderly living in Kreta Ayer and we will work towards supporting the community them in the years ahead.”
Definately a Rewarding Experience to do charity for MORE THAN 200 ELDERLY FOLK FROM KRETA AYER REVEL IN CHINESE NEW YEAR FESTIVITIES WITH ASIA PACIFIC BREWERIES 🙂 Double Thumbs up!