And free mangoes.
This after grassroots volunteers are already receiving benefits from the government for volunteering, such as priority registration for primary school and priority parking for vehicles, but these have been deemed not enough by right-minded Singaporeans.
One Singaporean, Gei Gen Duo, said: “To ensure their heart is in the right place, grassroots RC volunteers must be given free HDB flats as benefit and recognition for their time and hard work.”
“Nothing says gratitude like a free HDB flat.”
“In this way, more ordinary Singaporeans will be inclined to help at the grassroots level and be recognised.”
“Even better, give them free mangoes also. Heard it helps bring people closer to one another.”
However, other locals said such an arrangement might be detrimental.
Poh Lam Pah, another local, said: “It will eventually be difficult to find so many new volunteers to carry the balls of older volunteers.”