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Rural Southeast Asian villagers to send students to S’pore for Overseas Community Service experience

Rural Southeast Asian villagers to send students to S’pore for Overseas Community Service experience

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This is to allow rural people to experience soulless urbanised living.

By David Tan

Photo stolen from here

Photo stolen from here

Rural communities across Southeast Asia have announced a joint scheme to send their students on community service trips to Singapore.

This is to allow the villager students to experience the hardships of life in a modern soulless city, as such field trips would allow them to better appreciate the pace of life back home in a self-sustaining rural village that is focused on the right things in life.

One village elder from Thailand, Sakhorn Nivisahakatutunapornvidapusee said: “Instead of the beautiful night sky and the cool evening breeze, students will be able to experience firsthand the detrimental effects of light pollution and the urban heat island effect in Singapore.”

He added: “Roughing it out in the concrete jungle and seeing for themselves the congestion on the MRT trains will help students better appreciate the benefits of rural living and the more caring environment in their own less-developed homes.”

Participating students who visit Singapore will also be involved in a variety of projects.

One of which is aimed at developing their sense of empathy, whereby they help their fellow Singaporean students with their homework, bring them for ballet, piano and arithmetic classes every weekend, and the other is to set up mobile clinics to combat the alarming spread of affluenza in Singapore.

This announcement comes in the wake of a plan proposed by Member of Parliament for Jurong GRC Ang Wei Neng, who suggested that Singaporean students be made to go on mandatory community service stints in rural Southeast Asia.

 

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Singaporeans organise farewell Tupperware parties…

Singaporeans organise farewell Tupperware parties…

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… as Kong Hee bids adieu.

A group of Singaporeans are planning several farewell Tupperware parties all over the island over the next few days.

This comes after they received news late yesterday that the court is allowing Pastor Kong Hee of City Harvest Church to leave Singapore because he allegedly has to move around the Southeast Asia region for pastoral engagements.

Kong’s bail has been raised to $1 million, making it look like a hefty sum given that he and his wife live in a $9.3 million Sentosa Cove house.

One Tupperware party organiser, Jiak Liao Bee, said she and her friends and relatives are hosting Tupperware parties to applaud the fairness of this decision.

Jiak said, while clapping slowly and making that tsk-tsk sound: “It is only right that someone embroiled in the biggest charity scandal should be allowed to go overseas. He is unlike Chee Soon Juan from SDP, who is bankrupt and barred from travel, when heĀ can barely afford to fly.”

Speculation has also been rife over the past 12 hours as to whether Kong Hee or Jesus will return back first.

In view of this mood, the pot-luck Tupperware feasts will also consist of fellowship, where there will be singing of some handpicked karaoke songs dedicated to the occasion.

These include Here Without You by 3 Doors Down, Don’t Look Back In Anger by Oasis and the perennial classic, Leaving On A Jet Plane by John Denver.

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