Celebrate with gifts of giving

More people in Singapore are forgoing birthday presents, opting instead to channel the money to a good cause

For her birthday party next month, Sasha Marimuttu wants her friends to donate money to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) instead of giving her presents.

The animal lover, who has a golden retriever, a guinea pig and four pet fish, wants homes for abandoned and abused animals.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on December 30, 2018, with the headline 'Celebrate with gifts of giving'. Print Edition | Subscribe