Free Temasek Foundation Masks Available For Collection From 21 Sep

UPDATE (10 Sep, 6.30pm): Temasek Foundation has released a media statement with information on collection venues and payment methods for pre-ordered masks. You can read about them in detail below.

By now, you’ve probably stocked up on enough masks to last you a while, considering the uncertainty of the Covid-19 pandemic.

This doesn’t mean saying no to free masks, however, as the prized item is a necessity now.

Good news for those in need of more, as Temasek Foundation (TF) will be giving out more masks to Singapore residents soon.

Free masks in adult & kid sizes

Temasek Holdings’ Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Ho Ching confirmed the upcoming distribution in a Facebook post today (9 Sep).

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Since demand was high the previous time, TF will also be giving out free masks in kid sizes, suitable for children up to 12 years of age.

Kids can claim these masks by showing their birth certificate, student pass or FIN card.

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For adult residents Singaporeans or otherwise, you only need to bring along one of the following proofs of identification:

  • Pink or blue IC
  • FIN card
  • Driving licence
  • PAssion card

As long as the government-issued document has a barcode, you’ll be good to go.

Since FIN cards are accepted, domestic helpers and Work Pass holders are welcome too.

Extra masks available for pre-order

If 2 pieces aren’t enough for you, TF is opening online pre-orders for those who wish to get more of the comfortable masks.

Instead of only white like the free ones, you’ll have the chance to pick from a wide range of pretty colours, including:

  • Black
  • Peach natural dye
  • Light denim blue natural dye
  • Navy (only for adult masks)

The navy masks are going for $8/pair, while the other colours will be on sale for $10/pair, which is 2 masks.

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Pre-orders begin this Sunday (13 Sep) and end on 2 Oct. All payment will be via PayLah!, and buyers will receive a QR code for collection.

Where to buy & collect your TF masks

Collection of all masks, free and pre-ordered, will be from 21 Sep to 4 Oct.

In a press release on Thursday (10 Sep), TF announced that the public can pre-order masks in all colours via the StayMasked website here, or the DBS PayLah! app.

Buyers can pre-order up to 10 pairs of the white and navy adult masks as well as the white kid masks. The rest of the colours are limited to 5 pairs per purchase.

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Limited edition masks are only available while stocks last, and at the Dhoby Ghaut collection points.

To collect the masks, you can simply head to a vending machine at any of these locations across Singapore:

  • Community Centres/Clubs (CCs) — kids’ & navy adult masks available
  • Residents’ Committee Centres (RCs)
  • Bus interchanges
  • Plaza Singapura & the Temasek Shophouse @ Dhoby Ghaut — kids’ & navy adult masks available

You may collect on behalf of family members, as long as you have their relevant IDs so you can scan the barcode at the machines.

Get your free masks soon

Finding a comfortable, breathable, mask isn’t easy, especially one that provides enough protection from infections.

Hence, this free distribution by Temasek Foundation is indeed a valuable one to many, especially those who can’t afford to buy masks.

Best thing is, the masks are reusable, so you can always wash them after using. Now with 2 of your own, you’ll have enough to get you through the week.

Featured image adapted from Carousell and DETERMINANT.