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Adopt a bench to remember your loved ones, or honour outstanding individuals

Published on Mar 31, 2013 1:42 PM
 
Residents of Tampines Changkat can now adopt a public bench as a special way of remembering someone or honouring those who have made special contributions to society. The adopt-a-bench programme was launched on Sunday, March 31, 2013, by MP Irene Ng (second from left), with a bench dedicated to the memory of the late Victor Ho, a pioneer member of the Tampines Changkat Butterfly Interest Group. -- ST PHOTO: LAU FOOK KONG

Benches at Tampines Changkat constituency are now up for adoption, as a special way for Singaporeans to remember someone or honour those who have made special contributions to society.

The adopt-a-bench programme was launched on Sunday morning by MP Irene Ng, with a bench dedicated to the memory of the late Victor Oh, a pioneer member of the Tampines Changkat Butterfly Interest Group.

Mr Oh, who died in January this year, had helped to build the Tampines butterfly garden from scratch. Despite being on chemotherapy for prostate cancer, he continued to mentor volunteers and shared his knowledge of butterflies with schoolchildren who visited the garden.

Ms Ng said the bench programme would create a warmer neighborhood to live in, "imbued with a strong sense of belonging and identity".

 
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