With National Day just around the corner, the Singapore government has prepared a special Singapore Together Pack for each Singaporean and PR household to collect.
Mirrored after the idea of the iconic National Day Fun Pack, the Singapore Together Pack aims to offer households an opportunity to still enjoy the National Day celebrations from home while the typical celebrations take on a different format — with no spectators.
Inspired by the NDP 2020 theme, “Together, A Stronger Singapore”, the Singapore Together Pack features 20 different designs by aspiring artists with disabilities and Primary 5 students that are printed onto the front of the tote bag, which will be given at random upon collection.
Here’s a look at the designs.
DESIGNS BY ASPIRING ARTISTS WITH DISABILITIES
From left to right:
1. Eat, Play, Repeat by Ways Naushad Bin Hambril (Fuhua Primary School) and Rizq Nawfal Bin Hambril (CPAS School and Superhero Me)
2. Colours of My Country by Katy Lee (Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped)
3. Harmony by Adeline Vejaletchmy (Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped)
4. Out in the City by Say Kim Han (TOUCH Community Services)
5. Dancing Queens (and Kings) by Gabriella Francesca Allan (Down Syndrome Association)
6. Humans of Singapore by Choo Joo Hwee, Nagavicneswari D/O Raja, Khairunnisa Bte Md Rashid, Nurshafarina Bte Samad, Nur Syuhaidah Binte Mohamed Fauzie, and Wang Jia Wei (MINDS)
7. My Home by Mohamad Fadhil Bin Abdul Jalil (Metta Welfare Association)
8. The Little Red Dot by Minah Binti Mohd (Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore)
9. Past, Present, Future by Ang Wei Lun (Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore)
10. Smiley the Merlion by Zoe Wang Shi Min (Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore)
DESIGNS BY PRIMARY 5 STUDENTS
From left to right:
1. Celebrations Together by Khong Ka Yeung (Rulang Primary School)
2. A Tribute to Our Everyday Heroes by Alistair Tan Yi (Rosyth Primary School)
3. Hands Up for Singapore by Ong Yi En (Beacon Primary School)
4. Together A Stronger Singapore by Chan Kai Yin (Canossa Catholic Primary School)
5. Our United Singapore by Alicia Phua Shi Yin (Maha Bodhi School)
6. Stronger as One by Dylan Sean Ng Ooi Khiang (Henry Park Primary School)
7. We are Stronger Together by Anisah Binte Mohamed Faisal (Haig Girls’ School)
8. Heartbeat of the Nation by Sheerah Sanjana Pandian (Keming Primary School)
9. Staying United by Goh Kate Lynn (Pei Hwa Presbyterian Primary School)
10. The Heartlands by Cheong Yin Ywan Jillian (Tao Nan School)
WHAT’S IN THE SINGAPORE TOGETHER PACK?
✔️ 1 x Handheld Singapore Flag
✔️ 2 x Hand Sanitisers
✔️ 1 x SG Together Magnet
✔️ 2 x SG-themed Iron-On Patch
✔️ 1 x Sheet of Red Filter for Phone Torch
✔️ 1 x Sheet of SG-themed Temporary Tattoos
✔️ 1 x Can of Yeo’s Chrysanthemum Tea
✔️ 2 x Surgical Masks
✔️ 4 x Reusable Cloth Masks
✔️ 1 x SG United Card
✔️ 1 x Thermometer
✔️ 1 x Pack of Biscuits
The Singapore Together Pack also comes with an optional Singapore State Flag which is only given upon request at the counter.
As compared to the typical NDP fun packs from past years, the number of items have been reduced from its usual 20 to 25 to just 12, with focus on items that are useful in the current COVID-19 climate, and can help families join in the National Day Parade from home.
The curated list of items also helps to reduce waste as there will no longer be a need for single-use water bottles or noise-producing tools such as plastic clappers.
WHERE TO COLLECT YOUR SINGAPORE TOGETHER PACK?
The Singapore Together Pack can be collected at all Community Centres and Community Clubs (CC) from now to 2 August 2020, as well as at all Residents’ Committee (RC) Centres from now to 26 July 2020. All collection booths operate from 10am to 6pm daily except on Public Holidays.
Before collecting your pack, you must present your NRIC at the collection counter for verification. Do note that you will only be allowed to collect one Singapore Together Pack for one household.
If you are unsure where your nearest collection point is, you can visit sgtogetherpack.gowhere.gov.sg to find your nearest CC or RC Centres using your postal code.
WHERE CAN I DONATE MY SINGAPORE TOGETHER PACK IF I DON’T NEED IT?
If you do not need your Singapore Together Packs, you could consider donating and sharing a bit of joy with our migrant workers in Singapore. The not-for-profit organisation ItsRainingRaincoats is currently accepting donations and if you’re interested in donating your pack, you can reach out to Mei at 9189 4331.
Alternatively, you could also opt to return reusable items at the government-appointed re-collection points after 9 August. More details about this will be released here at a later date.
For more information about the Singapore Together Pack, click here.