Saturday, August 21, 2010
I was thinking about how in Singapore we are always complaining about everything. We are a spoilt lot - subsidised housing, clean streets, all the shopping you can ever get, good food. And just a 5 hr plane ride away, the people in Pakistan are struggling to cope with the aftermath of the floods. Millions of people have been affected - lost loved ones, lost homes, affected by flood-related illness.
I think that before we go out and splurge on something, why not donate the money to the Red Cross Singapore. I'm sure it will be put to good use. The Singapore Red Cross (SRC) has collected S$155,000 from the public as of August 17 2010 towards its target of S$1 million.
To see the amount of money pledged or committed to the aid, please see here.
Photograph: Matiullah Achakzai/EPA