Snack time for President at Red Cross Bazaar

Snack time for President at Red Cross Bazaar
President Tony Tan Keng Yam (L) visiting a booth at the Singapore Red Cross bazaar.

A wide range of items, including handbags and handicrafts, went on sale yesterday at the Singapore Red Cross bazaar in Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza.

Nearly 80 stalls - set up by schools, diplomatic missions and local groups such as the Chinese Women's Association - were there to help the organisation raise money.

Its patron, President Tony Tan Keng Yam, toured the bazaar as the guest of honour and sampled some of the treats on offer.

Said Singapore Red Cross chairman Tee Tua Ba: "The great thing about this international bazaar is that, even as you enjoy the many delicacies from various cultures and shop for wares... you can feel good that you are doing it all for a good cause."

The organisation holds a bazaar every two years to raise funds.

This year, it hopes to raise $250,000, which will go towards funding its humanitarian work in Singapore.

This article was first published on March 16, 2015.
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