SINGAPORE - As the nation gears up for its 50th birthday, some households have already received their SG50 Funpacks.
As part of the Jubilee celebrations this year, some 1.2 million Singaporean and permanent resident households will each get a pack, usually reserved for those who attend the National Day Parade.
As grassroots leaders and volunteers go about giving out the funpacks, ministers and MPs are also getting in on the action.
Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for Social and Family Development Tan Chuan Jin, Minister for Communications and Information Yaacob Ibrahim, Minister for National Development Khaw Boon Wan as well as MPs Baey Yam Keng and Irene Ng have posted photos of themselves giving out the funpacks in their constituencies.
The tote bags, which come in 50 designs, contain nostalgic games and snacks such as erasers printed with flags, paper balls and murukku, as well as a commemorative figurine of the Singa Lion, the mascot of the Singapore Kindness Movement.
The Singapore Army wrote on its Facebook page that every day, about 500 to 700 personnel are on the ground packing these funpacks, aiming to maintain their target of packing up to 120,000 funpacks daily.