Malay Volunteers Spread CNY Festivities Among 300 Residents In Woodlands

On the first day of Chinese New Year (16 Feb), around 75 Malay volunteers in decided to spread the festive joy with over 300 residents by organising a makan session. 


The event was held at Block 802, Woodlands Street 81 and many of the attendees – chiefly elderly residents who lived alone in rental flats – were given goodie bags as part of the celebrations.

Volunteers from all walks of life, came together to help residents clean flats and deliver food to over 100 homes in the area.

Even Sembawang GRC MP Amrin Amin came to show his support for the event, as pictured below.

Happy Lunar New Year to you too!

Volunteers distributed food and helped to clean flats

However, delivering food and organising a get-together weren’t the only things this group of volunteers did.

Before the CNY weekend, the same group of Malay volunteers and Mr Amrin visited eight homes to help residents with spring cleaning.


Biker clans joined in the festivities

The group of volunteers were a diverse bunch, with biker clans pitching in to help.


Abam Abam Van Singapura, a local van drivers club, also turned up to show their support for the event.


To the folk who made this meaningful CNY collaboration possible — kudos to you!

Demonstrating the ‘Singapore Spirit’

Speaking to Straits Times, Mr Amrin mentioned that such acts of kindness demonstrated “good neighbourliness” and are a testament to Singapore’s racial harmony values.


Heartened by the strong support received from the community, he quipped,

This is what we’ve talked about – the kampung spirit. When our Chinese friends are busy celebrating Chinese New Year, another group can come in to help and spread the cheer.

These small acts of kindness only show that everyone can enjoy the Lunar New Year festivities — regardless or race or religion.

We’re sure that their efforts went a long way in impacting many lives in a meaningful way this Chinese New Year.

Featured image from Facebook.