Spreading Joy and Community Spirit: SUSS-Nunchi Marine Age Well Programme’s Chinese New Year Outreach 2024

In the spirit of spreading joy during Chinese New Year, the SUSS-Nunchi Marine Age Well Programme brought cheer through three initiatives, creating memorable moments that transcended generational boundaries and fostered a sense of togetherness and inclusivity:

Celebration with Orange Valley Woodlands Peak Active Ageing Centre (AAC) – 19 Feb: The programme team joined the AAC for a celebratory event. The atmosphere was excited and joyous as volunteers and residents came together. There were pre-recorded greeting videos, an introduction to traditional Chinese exercise (Ping Shuai Gong), creative craft activities and photo opportunities with Chingay props. VR headsets and LOVOT robots were also introduced to enhance well-being through innovative technology. The event brought smiles and strengthened community bonds among participants.

Celebration with SingHealth Outram Community Hospital – 21 Feb: The programme continued its mission by hosting an event at the hospital. Participants engaged in warm-up crafts and showcases, followed by a Chinese New Year song sing-along that created a harmonious atmosphere. A craft activity provided a therapeutic outlet for creativity. VR headsets and LOVOTs showcased how technology can enhance well-being of seniors in healthcare settings. The shared experiences and communal spirit symbolised the ongoing mission to promote holistic health and community.

SUSS-PA Chingay Watch Party – 24 Feb: In collaboration with PA, a large-scale Chingay Watch Party was hosted, attended by over 1500 elderly participants across 28 organisations. The festivities were graced by esteemed guests, including Mayor Ms. Low Yen Ling, PA Director Ms. Tan Swee Leng, and SUSS NSHD Dean Dr. Lim Lee Ching.

Nunchi Marine gifted a total of 118 sets of Yusheng, 53 sets of calligraphy, 15 sets of CNY goodies, 1370 lightsticks, and 2110 limited edition red-coloured Age Well T-shirts to 30 centres, ensuring that the festive spirit reached every corner. The event featured a diverse and culturally rich programme, including icebreakers, greetings from programme heads, lion dances, drumming performances, handicraft demos, and a CNY sing-along by Cedar Girls’ School Choir, leading up to a spectacular Chingay Party live screening from the F1 Pit. We were glad that these events created lasting connections through shared experiences of celebrations, crafts, performances and community spirit.

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Nourishing Communities: Our Commitment to Advocate for an Inspiring & Affordable Hawker Delights Stall

Amid our fast-paced lives, it is truly heartwarming to come across individuals who go beyond the ordinary. One such inspiring person is Ms Hani Isnin-Racine. She has been serving affordably priced food at $2.50 from her Jalan Kukoh stall, despite rising costs. Her unwavering commitment to serving the lower-income community in her estate has surely warmed the hearts of those in need of a nourishing meal.

So moved and inspired by her selflessness, that we have pledged to support her by alleviating one of her major burdens – the cost of rental and utilities. By covering one year’s rental expenses, we hope to provide some relief and enable her to continue serving the community. It is our small way of expressing appreciation for her kindness.

If you happen to be in the area, do go and support Ms Hani if you can. Let us stand together as a community, reach out or contribute in any way you can.

PS. We are thrilled to learn that she has been nominated Singaporean of the Year 2023 Finalist by The Straits Times. Truly deserving.

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A Heartfelt Celebration: Our Company’s Sponsorship for The Eurasian Association New Year’s Eve Dinner & Dance

As we usher in a new year, Nunchi Marine is delighted to contribute to a meaningful cause by sponsoring two tables at The Eurasian Association’s New Year’s Eve Dinner & Dance. We believe in the power of community and giving back. The New Year’s Eve Dinner & Dance organised by The Eurasian Association aligns perfectly with our values of fostering inclusivity and spreading happiness.

By sponsoring two tables, we aim to ensure that individuals who might face challenges attending such events can partake in the joyous festivities of the season.

Supporting The Eurasian Association’s Mission:

The Eurasian Association has been at the forefront of community support, and their New Year’s Eve Dinner & Dance is a testament to their commitment

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Empower Tomorrow’s Leaders: Support SportCares’ Holiday Sports Program

Many children from low-income families face academic setbacks due to limited access to learning opportunities, especially during school holidays. Enrichment courses, which are often unavailable to them, contribute to a growing educational divide. Additionally, the lack of parental support, frequently stemming from parents’ work commitments, further compounds the challenges these children encounter.

This long December school holiday, we had a wonderful opportunity to make a lasting impact on the lives of children from low-income families through the SportCares initiative. We believe in the power of sports not just for physical well-being but also as a tool to bridge educational gaps and provide a supportive environment during the school holidays.

Nunchi Marine participated in the fundraising challenge, contributing $10,000 to SportCares’ School Holiday Programme (SHP) – Bowling SHP @ Orchid Bowl. This initiative was organized to engage children from low-income families, providing them with a meaningful sports experience during the extended December holiday, enriching their month-long break through the spirit of sports.

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ChariTrees 2023: Luminosity

Nunchi Marine is proud to be one of the eighty trees adorned with Christmas lights that illuminated Marina Bay Waterfront Promenade. This dazzling showcase was a part of an initiative aimed at garnering support and funds for charitable causes.

The ChariTrees were lit and graced by President Tharman on November 20 and will be on display till December 26.

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In Support of World Mental Health Month in October: Fostering Hope to Those in Despair

In observance of World Mental Health Month, which occurs every October, Nunchi Marine directed our October philanthropic efforts towards Samaritans of Singapore (SOS), a non-profit organisation dedicated to crisis intervention and suicide prevention.

Singapore has experienced an upward trend in suicide cases over the years, with 2022 marking the highest number in more than two decades. This increase has been particularly notable among young people and the elderly, with the stigma surrounding mental health being one of the potential contributing factors.

The pain experienced by the families of those affected by suicide is truly devastating and unfathomable. The presence of mental health stigma often serves as a hindrance and acts as a formidable barrier for individuals who are in distress and need help.  This stigma can lead to tragic outcomes, resulting in life-altering consequences for themselves and their loved ones.

SOS, established in 1969, is dedicated to averting these tragedies by offering confidential emotional support to individuals grappling with crisis, contemplating suicide, or impacted by it.

We stand in solidarity with SOS and their unceasing efforts to provide care for those who suffer in silence, while also aspiring to eradicate the societal stigma surrounding mental health in a culture where high societal expectations prevail.

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Sponsorship for Singapore Indian Orchestra & Choir (SIOC)

Singapore is known for her multiculturalism with a congregation of different ethnic groups. Our rich diversity is what makes our cultural heritage unique.

In Nunchi Marine, our beliefs are aligned with the nation’s. Being made up of multicultural and diverse team ourselves, we are supportive towards an inclusive society that embraces diversity across racial and ethnic groups. To pledge our support in promoting an inclusive and diverse culture, we sponsor Singapore Indian Orchestra & Choir (SIOC) in building their new home and training ground as they relocate to a new space in Our Tampines Hub (OTH).

SIOC is a performing arts group established by People’s Association since 1985. With 38 years of performing Indian music with its wide range of traditional and contemporary repertoire, SIOC is the one of the world’s largest semi-professional groups to showcase its unique ethnic and culture. With more than three decades of showcasing Indian cultural music, SIOC has participated in various local and overseas performances and competitions, and brought glory to Singapore.

Nunchi Marine is very proud to support SIOC and their talents to shine on stages and showcase the rich culture of one of Singapore’s main races.

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Fresh Start Home: Creating The Turning Point for Women Seeking A Safe Haven

The Turning Point is a Christian charity organisation that helps women seeking a place of refuge, particularly lending a helping hand to female drug abuser to overcome drug addiction. With more than 20 years of committed and dedicated care towards women at risk, The Turning Point runs a successful Rehabilitation Programme and has helped several women to move on from their past life of addiction and crime.

In line with Nunchi Marine’s ESG tagline – Stepping Up To Make a Difference, we believe that every human makes mistakes and is deserving of a second chance. With a given opportunity and being conditioned in safe and supportive environment, one has the potential to rebuild a fresh life and reintegrate into the society.

The Turning Point’s meaningful initiative of Fresh Start Home aims to acquire a house equipped with essential necessities, to accommodate ex-offenders and provide them with a stable and supportive living environment during their reintegration process. With the basic requirements of safety, comfort, and support accessibility, this will enable them to transit successfully and build a solid foundation for their future.

Nunchi Marine is very happy to be contributing to the Fresh Start Home initiative, and plays a part in building a dignified living space and creating a turning point to make a difference in these women’s lives.

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SUSS-Nunchi Marine Age Well Programme x National Cheng Kung University

Sponsored under SUSS-Nunchi Marine Age Well Programme, SUSS’ team of Gerontology Professor and students visited National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan in Jul 2023 for an exchange programme and showcase of exercise ball drumming workout.

This exercise ball drumming workout was researched by National Cheng Kung University Professor Linda Li-Chuan Lin, which has shown to promote muscle movement of elderly in a non-intensive way that is appropriate for elderly. The fun and lighthearted drumming workout was then brought over to Singapore by Professor Linda and her students for a showcase at Faithacts Tanglin Halt centre in Aug 2023, and taught to our seniors to encourage them to lead a fun and active lifestyle while drumming to their favourite classical songs.

This fun-loving workout was also showcased at East Coast heartland NDP on 5 Aug 2023, and celebrated by East Coast GRC members – DPM Heng Swee Keat, SMS Tan Kiat Hao and Ms Jessica Tan.

Standing true to the name of the sponsorship programme, it was another meaningful initiative by SUSS-Nunchi Marine Age Well Programme that brought joy to ageing well backed by scientific research data.

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Diamond Sponsor of Drive for Dyslexia 2023 by Dyslexia Association of Singapore

Nunchi Marine was proud to be the sole Diamond Sponsor – the highest sponsorship tier of ‘Drive for Dyslexia 2023’ in support of Dyslexia Association of Singapore (DAS). With the prevalence and increment of Dyslexia cases in Singapore, we hope that our contribution will help concerned parents and the public to better understand Dyslexia condition, and to provide timely assistance to dyslexic children to aid in their learning journey.

Drive for Dyslexia charity dinner that was held on 2 Aug 2023 was an eye opener for Nunchi Marine staff as we witnessed how incredibly talent and expressive these children were.

By doing our part to step up and provide financial assistance, we hope we will make a difference in these special needs children’s lives, increase the awareness of Dyslexia to the public and to promote helping these children to integrate into our inclusive society.

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