Tag Archives: Ramadan

NEEDY FAMILIES IN SG ON THE RISE, MORE REQUIRES HELP FROM GENEROUS DONATIONS

A total of $209,000 were given in the form of cash and vouchers. This works out to about $255 for each family, as well as $110 in FairPrice vouchers, as well as a sponsored goody bag containing meat and other food items. This is of course, something that these needy families can look forward to, as it will help them financially for a while. But is this enough? The financial aid might help them tide over for a few weeks, but after that, then how? And why is it that the number of the needy have increased, form slightly under 200 a decade ago, to almost 600 now? Has this part of the society been left far behind, placed in a deeper hole year after year, as prices go up, but their source of income sees no change? we remember these group of people only in the month of Ramadan, but what about the next 11 months? Are they left to fend for themselves again?

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NEARLY HALF OF GEYLANG BAZAAR STALLS NOT HALAL CERTIFIED

The Geylang Ramadan Bazaar have been plagued by problems from the first day of its opening this year. Don't know why, but it seems like this is destined to be a year where the Ramadan bazaar will fail spectacularly. Already previous years vendors saying they don't make enough money. Amongst the problems and controversies surrounding the bazaar this year were when earlier this week, 22 unlicensed food handlers and illegal workers were nabbed in a joint raid by the Ministry of Manpower, National Environment Agency and Singapore Police Force. Then, there were the issue that many concerned customers had raised concerns on how many food stalls at the Geylang Bazaar were halal-certified. Based on what people are saying, it seems like nearly half the stalls at this year's bazaar were were not Muslim-owned and not halal-certified.

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MUSLIM FAMILY MAY LOSE HOME DURING RAMADAN

A Muslim couple may lose their Housing & Development Board flat by 30 June if they cannot find the money to pay $414, the equivalent of 3 months rental. The husband works as a pest controller and earns $1000 before CPF deduction. His wife stays at home to look after the children.

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FOREIGN DOMESTIC WORKERS IN S’PORE SHOULD BE GIVEN THE RIGHT TO FAST DURING RAMADAN

We have been taught to always respect other religions yet it is very upsetting to know not everyone is practising this. It is very common for Singapore households to have a FDW to help out in their homes. Most of these FDWs come from Indonesia, Phillipines, Myanmar & India. Employers have always been told to treat their FDW well but during this holy month of Ramadan it is very surprising to see employers not being very open to their muslim FDWs keeping a fast.

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BLESSED RAMADAN TO ALL MUSLIMS IN SINGAPORE

We would like to wish all our Muslim readers a blessed Ramadan! Our fellow Muslim Singaporeans will usher in the holy month of Ramadan on 27 May, kicking off a month of fasting. Once again, a blessed Ramadan to all our Muslim readers!

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ROAST PORK SMELL FROM TEMPLE DINNER TOO UNBEARABLE FOR FASTING HDB RESIDENT

A Singaporean man named Sazali (https://www.facebook.com/Sazali10) ranted on his Facebook after food smells from a Chinese temple became too unbearable for him and his family. He spotted the food caterer for the temple dinner roasting BBQ pork at the HDB common areas under the kitchen windows where his clothes were hung out to dry. Despite shutting his windows tight, the smell became too unbearable for him to break fast properly during this month of Ramadan.

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MAN’S ACT OF KINDNESS AFTER ACCIDENT BRINGS MALAY UNCLE TO TEARS

Met with an accident today, rear ended by a Malay uncle driving a Van at a slip road. He came out of the vehicle extremely apologetic, kept shaking his head saying he will be responsible for the damage. As I was reassuring him the damage is not significant, he told me it is to him, especially since it's during the Ramadan period and Hari Raya is coming up. I told him to use the money meant for the repair and put it to good use. Bring his family for a nice meal etc. He cried and hugged me, kept asking me if I am for real.

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TOP FIVE RAMADAN 2016 IFTAR BUFFET DEALS IN SINGAPORE

Here are delicious and affordable iftar buffets to buka puasa (break fast) in Singapore. Ramadan 2016 has officially started, but there’s still plenty of time to plan iftar sessions with your family and friends. When it comes to halal food, Singaporeans are spoilt for choice, with a dizzying variety of traditional and modern restaurants to choose from. If you want to break fast somewhere other than at home or your favourite restaurants, here are Ramadan dining deals to consider, and the credit cards you can use to save even more.

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