A wheeling good time at heritage carnival

Children learning basic traffic rules at a road-safety circuit at the AAS carnival held at Carpark 5 at Kallang Leisure Park yesterday.
Children learning basic traffic rules at a road-safety circuit at the AAS carnival held at Carpark 5 at Kallang Leisure Park yesterday.ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO

Third time's the charm for operations executive Jeremy Lee, 34, whose team clinched the top prize yesterday in a motoring heritage competition held by the Automobile Association of Singapore (AAS) and Liberty Insurance.

The father of one had also taken part with his family in competitions organised by the AAS in 2008 and 2012. "It was really fun," he said, adding that the event was a good opportunity for the family to get together and bond.

He entered the Wheels Heritage Drive with his wife Lee Yi Ling, 32, a human resources executive, and seven-year-old daughter Anya.

They completed six challenges, such as five stones, crossword puzzles and capteh at historical locations like Reflections at Bukit Chandu, Memories at Old Ford Factory and Changi Chapel and Museum.

The trio achieved a perfect score and emerged champions out of 65 teams. They won $1,000 worth of AAS and dining vouchers.

The win was special for Mr Lee as it was the first time Anya has seen him in action. He put the win down to teamwork, saying: "I will definitely take part again next time."

The winner of a Corporate Wheels Challenge was non-profit outfit Sata CommHealth.

Crescendas Group sponsored the $10,000 top prize for the challenge.

The same amount was donated to The Straits Times Pocket Money Fund (SPMF).

Beneficiaries of the fund received festive gifts from furniture retailer Courts yesterday. Twenty low-income families each received a $200 Christmas hamper containing electrical appliances, such as an iron and rice cooker, and a $100 voucher for groceries. They were also treated to a storytelling session at a KidsFest fringe event at the Courts Megastore in Tampines.

Courts Asia chief executive Terry O'Connor said: "Courts is passionate and committed to supporting children, youth and families in need...We are proud to continue our relationship with SPMF to provide direct aid to those who need it the most, especially during this festive season."

Mr Bernard Tay, AAS president, said he hopes participants had the "opportunity to learn more about the heritage of Singapore and practise good road-safety habits".

After the heritage drive, a drive-in movie screening was held at the carpark next to Kallang Leisure Park. The motoring carnival ends today.

Aw Cheng Wei

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on December 20, 2015, with the headline 'A wheeling good time at heritage carnival'. Print Edition | Subscribe