APBS Spreads Festive Cheer Amongst Elderly Folk from Kreta Ayer this Lunar New Year‏

Michael Chin and Dr. Lily Neo hand out Ang Paos to Elderly
 (Photo Credit to APBS)

As part of its Lunar New Year celebrations and in line with its commitment to bring joy and cheer to the local community at large this Lunar New Year, Asia Pacific Breweries Singapore (APBS) hosted over 200 elderly folk at Kreta Ayer Square in Chinatown at an annual charity dinner held this evening. Attended by Dr. Lily Neo, Grassroots Adviser and MP for Tanjong Pagar GRC, Chairman for Tanjong Pagar GRC Town Council, elderly folk at the dinner came together and bonded in celebration, fun and laughter as they enjoyed sumptuous Chinese cuisine and traditional festive entertainment.

Local celebrities, Huang Shi Nan and Wang Yu Qing also participated in the festive celebrations.

 Wang Yu Qing serving Kreta Ayer Folk
(Photo Credit to APBS)

 Huang Shi Nan serving Kreta Ayer Folk
(Photo Credit to APBS )

 Alina Boey, Head of Corporate Communications, APBS serving Kreta Ayer Folk
(Photo Credit to APBS)

Guests for the evening included Chow Mew Yoong aged 78, who said, “This dinner is something I always look forward to. Celebrating Chinese New Year in the midst of all the festivity in Chinatown and amongst my close friends and neighbours is what I love and I am thankful for APBS for facilitating this. It really gives me a sense of belonging and brings us all closer together.”

Over 40 APBS staff volunteered their time to participate in the initiative as hosts at the event and to cater to the elderly guests – a long-standing tradition that they all look forward to year-on-year.

Also in attendance was Mr. Michael Chin, General Manager, APBS, whom together with Dr. Lily Neo and the celebrities, served the meal and drinks, and handed-out Ang Paos to the guests.

Mr. Chin expressed his thoughts towards the event saying, “The Chinese New Year charity dinner is a valued tradition at APBS – one that has become a part of our festive celebrations. This year it brings me immense joy to witness the happiness expressed by the elderly folk at Kreta Ayer. This 11-year relationship is one that we are proud to have established and will continue to grow in the years to come.”