Home News Sim Lim ice-cream man gets a new TV

Sim Lim ice-cream man gets a new TV

The 88 year old 'uncle' has been unable to sell ice-cream since the circuit breaker started and was presented with a TV by the Happy People Helping People Community foundation

Author

Date

Category

- Advertisement -

The 88-year old ice-cream seller at Sim Lim, Mr Ng, was recently gifted a new television set.

The Happy People Helping People Community, a foundation which helps the less fortunate wrote on their Facebook page on Monday (May 11) that they “bought Mr Ng, 88 years old ice cream man from Sim Lim [a] brand new TV”.

Due to the Circuit Breaker’s measures, Mr Ng is no longer able to sell ice cream and as such is one of Happy People Helping People Community’s beneficiaries who receives daily meals from them.

They posted that “A TV set is essential for an elderly staying alone especially during this CB period”.

- Advertisement -

Mr Ng currently lives alone.

Many netizens have patronized his ice cream stand, with one netizen sharing on Facebook that they bought ice cream from him over the Chinese New Year period in 2018.

“Uncle Ng ice cream stall is still open on the 1st day of year new (sic). If you happen to passby or somewhere there, do remember to buy some ice cream from him and wish him Gong Xi Fa Cai”, they shared.

An online article in the Straits Times reported that seniors in need are continuing to receive help as social service agencies and volunteer networks are actively providing essential aid during the circuit breaker period.

For example, a network of volunteer groups and ground-up movements, coordinated by the National Council of Social Service, have been distributing meals, surgical masks, disinfectants, sanitiser, exercise bands, telecommunications equipment and SIM cards to seniors, Minister for Social and Family Development Desmond Lee said during a press conference on May 8.

Mr Lee added that officers on patrols also identify seniors who need help, such as those who have issues preventing them from staying at home.

Send in your scoop to news@theindependent.sg 

- Advertisement -

Almost 8 out of 10 vote PN can’t survive GE 15 without UMNO

Almost eight out of 10 respondents on a Twitter survey voted that Bersatu will not survive GE-15 without UMNO, according to BFM radio survey held this morning (22/2/2021) during its Morning Run programme. Of the 206 voters (respondents) in the final countdown,...

Foodpanda rider called “Blur Sotong” by netizen

Singapore — A Foodpanda rider shared his unfortunate experience with a customer. He took to Facebook on Saturday morning (Feb 20), sharing screenshots of the conversation. Posted by Chan Okada SJ on Friday, 19 February 2021 The rider shared that the customer had asked...

Journalist claims Karen Mok is the only woman Stephen Chow has ever thought of marrying

Hong Kong -- Last year, comedian Stephen Chow's public and ugly legal battle with his former girlfriend over their finances gave a rare peek into the personal life of the fiercely private 58-year-old. It was reported that out of all the women...

Send in your scoop to news@theindependent.sg 

Theindependent