Causes Briefs: Pay-as-you-wish lunch for a good cause

Guest of honour Lord Sean Boyle (centre in black coat) and Mr Patrick Fiat, general manager of Royal Plaza on Scotts, cutting a giant cake with restaurant staff at Carousel.
Guest of honour Lord Sean Boyle (centre in black coat) and Mr Patrick Fiat, general manager of Royal Plaza on Scotts, cutting a giant cake with restaurant staff at Carousel. ST PHOTO: CHEW SENG KIM

Pay-as-you-wish lunch for a good cause

Royal Plaza on Scotts celebrated its 10th anniversary on Feb 18 by providing 200 seats at award-winning restaurant Carousel to raise money for The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund.

Guests paid the amount they wished, and the hotel raised about $11,000. Besides food, hotel staff also put on a performance for the diners.

The buffet lunch usually costs $76 per person.


Smartphone skills for seniors

Tech-savvy seniors from People's Association Silver Infocomm Wellness Ambassadors and NTUC U Live Cyberguides conducted a workshop for other seniors to pick up the basics of smartphone use last Saturday.

Called "Get Active with Smartphone", the series of five workshops was launched by Senior Minister of State Heng Chee How. Each workshop aims to teach 200 seniors how to use applications like Google Maps and Facebook.


Photographers raising funds for 3G phones

Three local photographers are selling prints of their work to raise funds for entry-level 3G phones for migrant workers in Singapore.

From next month, there will be no 2G connectivity here, but many foreign workers still use phones that rely on the network.

So, Mr Darren Soh, Mr Chia Aik Beng and Ms Mindy Tan are selling prints at $350 each to raise money to buy new phones for the workers.

They hope to buy phones that cost between $60 and $80.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 09, 2017, with the headline ' Causes Briefs: Pay-as-you-wish lunch for a good cause'. Print Edition | Subscribe