Low-income homes in Radin Mas given energy-saving bulbs to help cut utility costs

SINGAPORE - More than 300 low-income households in Radin Mas on Saturday received new energy-saving lightbulbs, which could help them save up to $80 a year.

The bulbs were given out as part of Switch, which stands for Simple Ways I Take to Change My Habits, a green initiative that aims to help some 6,000 needy households in the Central Singapore District by 2016.

The project, organised by Central Singapore Community Development Council, in partnership with the National Environment Agency and electronics company Philips, which sponsored half the bulbs, was launched on Saturday by Central Singapore District Mayor Denise Phua, who was also guest of honour.

"For our needy residents, every dollar saved is precious," said Ms Phua, adding that the project also aims to help residents be more environmentally-conscious, and adopt energy-saving habits.

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