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WP team offers calligraphy and oranges to mark Chinese New Year

The Independent logo The Independent 28/1/2022 Obbana Rajah
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Singapore — Workers Party chief Pritam Singh and his Aljunied GRC team gave out the customary mandarin oranges to stallholders, hawkers and residents of the  Eunos area over the weekend.

In a Facebook post on Tuesday, Mr Singh said: “This year marked the 10th year the Team Eunos volunteers came together for this event. The team started preparations from 4.30 am, packing oranges and planning the exercise including the set-up of some booths for our Chinese calligraphers who crafted auspicious messages/words for residents to bring home.”

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He explained in his post that the bright colour of oranges symbolises gold, with the fruit itself signifying good luck and wealth. Mr Singh added that the entire exercise took about 10 hours to complete.

He said: “While the COVID years have been difficult and tough for many of us, requiring much adjustment and a re-assessment of our priorities, all of us have proved to be resilient and tougher than we imagined, taking on challenges at work and at home.”

He added that he prayed for a “blessed and bountiful” year ahead for all Singaporeans and friends who celebrate Chinese New Year. “And when the going gets tough, as it will for the best of us – always remember that powerful Chinese proverb that will lift you up. 真金不怕火炼 – True gold fears no fire.” /TISG

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