Eat free-flow Mao Shan Wang Durian while helping the Sandwich-Class Elderly
It's time for Durian for Good 2018!
Durian lovers, eat all the Mao Shan Wang durian you want, while helping the sandwich-class elderly of Singapore this Saturday, 14th July 2018 at Lee Ah Mooi Old Age Home.
Due to popular demand, the Durian for Good event organised by The Volunteer Switchboard is back. This time, the proceeds are going to Lee Ah Mooi Old Age Home. Durian for Good is an annual event hosted by The Volunteer Switchboard to help raise funds for their chosen benefactor. Participants can expect free flow of Mao Shan Wang durians at SGD $48 (if you have registered beforehand) to SGD $68 (for unregistered walk-ins).
Proceeds will go to helping the sandwich-class elderly
Lee Ah Mooi Old Age Home is catered for the sandwich-class elderly – those who do not qualify for government-funded homes but also cannot afford the more expensive profit-driven private homes with top priorities on affordability and personalized eldercare. It was started with the late Madam Lee in the mid-1960s. She wanted to open the doors of her Kampong Chong Pang residence to retired Samsui women and former Amahs, who wanted a trained nurse to help care for them during their twilight years.
The home provides 24-hour geriatic care, daycare, homecare, financial assistance, rehabilitation for their elderly they take care of. They also provide relevant training for caregivers to equip them with the necessary knowledge and skills for caring. Rest assured your funds will be in good hands.
Tickets need to be purchased before you head down
According to The Volunteer Switchboard, “we will not encourage walk-ins as it would be difficult to match the supply versus the added demand. Priority will be given to our registered participants and only if there are additional seats available, we will then accommodate walk-in customers. Do note that any accepted walk-in customer without a registered account will be charged at $68 per pax.”
The event only accepts payment in cash, preferably in the exact amount..
How to get there
1. Parking is available at the nearest HDB block.
a. Buses: 61, 124, 143, 166
b. Nearest MRT stations: Chinatown MRT station, Outram MRT station
2pm – 5pm (GMT+08:00) / 3 hours
148 Silat Ave, Singapore
With that we thought we’d give some tips on how you can best enjoy your durian.
Tips for Eating Durian
- Heatiness: Bring a bottle of water to drink before your durian frenzy
- Heatiness: Pour some water into the inner husk of the durian and drink from it
- Strong Smell: Wash your hands with the inner husk of the durian. It has a substance called anti-dotum, which can help neutralise the strong durian smell. (You can wash with soap afterwards)
- Health: Check with your doctor before registering. People with high cholesterol and high blood pressure should try to avoid eating too much durian! (P.S: The less ripe greener durians have less cholesterol content)
- Health: Eat some mangosteens to help neutralise the heaty feeling after your durian frenzy.