Home Briefs: Chinese dialect drama for seniors to return

Chinese dialect drama for seniors to return

A Chinese dialect drama meant to enhance communication of government messages and information to seniors has been renewed for a second season, with another dialect variety show directed by home-grown filmmaker Jack Neo on the way.

Jiak Ba Buay (Eaten Already?) will return for a 10-episode season in February, following a strong showing, said the Ministry of Communications and Information.

A new dialect variety show - titled Happy Can Already! - will debut on Dec 2. Each episode will incorporate messages on healthcare, retirement adequacy and information relevant to seniors in songs and skits.

Telcos phasing out prepaid 2G SIM cards

Newly issued prepaid SIM cards in Singapore will no longer support 2G handsets from Tuesday, the three telcos said in a joint statement yesterday.

This is to ensure mobile users migrate in time before the closure of 2G networks next April, M1, Singtel and StarHub said. While existing prepaid SIM cards will not be affected, the telcos urged customers to upgrade to 3G- or 4G-capable handsets early.

Eight win President's volunteerism awards

President Tony Tan Keng Yam yesterday presented the annual President's Volunteerism and Philanthropy Awards to eight winners who have demonstrated excellence in giving back to the community.

The awards were organised by the National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre.

Winners included Singapore Power (President's Award for Corporate -Large Enterprise), and World Toilet Organisation founder Jack Sim (President's Award for Individual -Adult).

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 10, 2016, with the headline 'Home Briefs'. Subscribe