Seacare Sends Its Lunar New Year Blessings to Jalan Kukoh

In brief:

  • With Chip Eng Seng, Singapore Organisation of Seamen (SOS) and Seacare Co-operative co-sponsored a Lunar New Year hamper—filled with new year snacks and Fishop‘s canned and dried food—for the Jalan Kukoh residents as part of the festive celebration.
  • JKRC, in a three-day event, helped to ensure every resident received their hampers.

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SOS Samudra: Lunar New Year celebration with Jalan Kukoh

A group photo with SOS, Seacare, and Jalan Kukoh RC representatives.

SOS Samudra: Lunar New Year celebration with Jalan Kukoh

Ms Kathryn, Seacare representative, with a JKRC committee member at the LNY hamper collection point.

Seacare Co-operative Ltd and SOS traditionally hosts a Lunar New Year celebration luncheon for Jalan Kukoh residents at the Red Star restaurant every year. This large-scale event, jointly hosted by the Chip Eng Seng Group since 2017, was cancelled this year due to the pandemic.

Regardless, Seacare, SOS, and Chip Eng Seng wanted the residents to know that they were not forgotten – and the message was delivered with help from members of the Jalan Kukoh Residents’ Committee (JKRC).

Just remember that it only takes a little more effort to show that we care, to spread the festive cheer and to bring smiles all around. It is definitely true that ‘it is more blessed to give than to receive’. Pandemic or not, life goes on and we are here to make sure, as best as we could, that life is made a tad easier for those who need to see better days and feel some love. Hence, I support that this initiative goes on, year after year, and with as much passion as it was in the past years.

– Ms Kathryn, Seacare Representative

With safe distancing measures enforced, the JKRC office, during the festive period, served as a collection point for 400 senior residents, who each received an LNY hamper sponsored by the three organisations, consisting of abalones, salmon floss, pineapple tarts and barbeque meat, to name a few. While the celebration was toned down compared to previous years, the residents were excited to receive these gifts and were heartened by Seacare’s warm gestures.

Jalan Kukoh residents queuing to receive their LNY hamper.

Thumbs up from our Jalan Kukoh residents.

Started 20 years ago as Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative of SOS and Seacare to bless the community at Jalan Kukoh, the good work did not wane with the pandemic. For the people who need help the most, SOS and Seacare’s act of generosity and care lifted the spirit in the festive season. We would like to wish all Jalan Kukoh residents good health and prosperity in the year of the Ox!