Friday, November 29, 2013

Singapore Helps Victims of Typhoon Haiyan - PhotoHunt

PhotoHunt theme : Game/An Unusual Photo

Senior citizens participating in a fun table game :D

As we approach the end of the year, some organisations within my constituency are organising free lunches for senior citizens and orphans from charity homes. Several neighbours and I are having a busy and fun time helping out. :) 

We did not forget the victims of Typhoon Haiyan as international aid is trickling in, providing food, temporary shelter and medical assistance to the survivors. With over 9.5 million people affected, more than 5,000 people dead (with hundreds still missing), an estimated 600,000 displaced, Typhoon Haiyan has been named as one of the strongest storms in history.

volunteer Haiyan
Photo credit : Shirleen Goh

Local Singaporean donors and helpers have been coming forth since a collection centre at Cairnhill Community Centre started on 14 Nov 2013 (Thur). They hear about it just through Facebook and word of mouth.

The centre managed to collect and sent 21 TEU ( 20' Equivalent Unit) containers of relief goods comprising bottled water, food, and supplies to the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan todate.

Haiyan volunteers
Photo credit : Loh Sien Chi

The collection centre is opened to serve the public and survivors of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) by staying open 9am to 9pm daily until December 14, 2013.

Tel number : 83040113

Address : 1 Anthony Rd — at Cairnhill Community Centre

Haiyan fund raising
Photo credit : Makansutra

On 16 Nov 2013, hawkers at Makansutra Gluttons Bay pledged part of their sales to the victims of Typhoon Haiyan. Several hawkers from all around the island even came in to contribute and support. Over $12,000 was raised for the Typhoon Haiyan victims in one busy night of gluttony.

Our prayers are with the displaced and affected.


An unusual photo : Man made from recycled mobile phones @Recycling Week. 

Public events and private parties often create a huge amount of waste. Recycling is very important for the environment and we need to reduce, reuse and recycle. Let's do our bit to recycle more. Happy Thanksgiving!


  1. Yeah, i go agree that recycling is important! :D

  2. Great post ECL! Good to see the seniors having fun and games :)

    My photo hunt entry for this week

    And yes my thoughts and prayers are with those affected by that very scary storm :( We need to protect our planet!

  3. Good to hear that organisations organising free lunches for the senior citizens and orphans :)

  4. There are lots of charity things going on here too ! Collecting clothes for the homeless, organize shelters for the night, free restaurants, etc and of course Belgium helped the poor Typhoon victims too.

  5. That is a great cause - and the game is a great way to come together and help out while having fun at the same time.

    Have a super weekend.

  6. There is little time for games for those who are rebuilding their lives... the support is important.

  7. Great cause and a good take on the theme. I skipped photohunt this week.

  8. Indeed a great effort, very meaningful event!

  9. It is great that you are making such a great effort -- help is so needed.