Home Briefs: Bt Batok residents break cake record

Dr Janil Puthucheary (centre) getting his head shaved for a good cause. Joining him are retiree Teo Jing Teng and student Pranav Srinivasan.
Dr Janil Puthucheary (centre) getting his head shaved for a good cause. Joining him are retiree Teo Jing Teng and student Pranav Srinivasan.ST PHOTO: AZMI ATHNI

Bt Batok residents break cake record

Some 25 Bukit Batok residents yesterday broke the record for Singapore's largest marble cake, with a creation spanning 2.15m by 1.12m.

They were participating in festivities at a community carnival themed Bukit Batok "A Community with a Heart", which included pony rides, game booths and cultural performances.

Residents who visited the carnival also donated about 300 tins of food, which will be distributed to needy residents in the estate at a later date.


Janil Puthucheary loses hair for charity

Dr Janil Puthucheary, Minister of State for Education and Communications and Information, had his hair shaved for Hair for Hope yesterday.

The Children's Cancer Foundation's satellite event was held at a carnival organised by Narpani Pearavai, the People's Association's Indian activity executive committees council.

Joining him were retiree Teo Jing Teng, 78, and student Pranav Srinivasan, 11.

The guest of honour, Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry) S. Iswaran, made a donation to the Children's Cancer Foundation.


200 vie for top honours at PA games

About 200 people spent their Sunday battling for top spot at the People's Association's (PA) annual Singapore Community Games.

The teams which emerged as winners in the five sports - bowling, sepak takraw, badminton, basketball and table tennis - came from Jalan Kayu, Queenstown, Sengkang Central, Toa Payoh East- Novena and Yio Chu Kang.

More than 6,000 people across 505 teams, over 64 match-days were involved in the competition. There were 900 matches in total. The PA has been organising the games since the 1970s.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 06, 2016, with the headline 'Home Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe