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Unite for a Good Cause


Asiorf - December 24, 2019 - 0 comments

We are an inclusive community.

Living in close proximity doesn’t make us a community. What makes us a community is our common belief, desire and willingness to provide the necessary support to achieve a common goal. In particularly, we are an inclusive community that extends a helping hand to those that face tougher challenges in their daily lives.

Unite for a Good Cause

Century Square, Tampines underwent a makeover and was officially re-opened on 6 June 2018. In celebration of this joyous occasion, AsiaMalls, with the support of Mahota Market took the opportunity to give back to our community by extending an invitation to the students from Association for Persons with Special Needs (APSN) to try their hand at making Kimchi.

The afternoon of 9 June 2018 provided those from APSN an opportunity to try their hand at culinary in a bid to raise funds for a good cause. The trainees were joined by Mr Baey Yam Keng, Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Transport & Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth and Member of Parliament for Tampines GRC who graced the event as the Guest of Honour. Mr Baey and the trainees were all smiles as they learned how to prepare and bottle 30 jars of Kimchi. Each jar of carefully handmade Kimchi was put up for sale at $15 with all proceeds going towards APSN.

AsiaMalls is committed to foster a stronger sense of belonging amongst its community.

We were extremely pleased that the re-opening of Century Square added value to our commitment. Aside from Kimchi, the trainees of APSN had the opportunity to showcase their skills; creating delightful canapés and serving up refreshing mocktails for afternoon tea.

APSN prepares their trainees for open employment and lifelong learning through vocational work and improving their social skills. The program offers trainees the opportunity to learn through experience via their local enterprises. These include a cafe, bakery and catering service.

Usually showcased at APSN events, the canapés prepared by the trainees were carefully thought through to expose them to a range of ingredients and textures. Taking into consideration the delicate nature of the canapés, the trainees showed exquisite dexterity and care throughout the execution of its preparation.

The event proved to be an overall success from start to finish with the expressed contribution and support from Mahota Market and the hearty attitudes from all who volunteered and participated in helping us promote a healthier and more inclusive community.