Sunteți pe pagina 1din 16

april

2014
the cosplay consult
SINGAPORE
what does your
perfume say
about you?
TRANSFORM
WITH
MAKEUP
ITS EASIER
THAN YOU
THINK
IN THIS
ISSUE:
3 bad habits you
should stop doing
SGD 3.00
+
My weight
was all I could
think about
A FORMER EATING DISORDER
VICTIM TELLS HER STORY
COVER STORY
ALL DOLLED UP
Its all about makeup...and some
scary ghouls?
3
OM NOMS
3
EATS NOT TO MISS
We reveal three restaurants where you
can nosh to your hearts content!
BENEDICT ADDICT
Vivian Yuen takes you through the
history of a much loved breakfast dish.
DELIGHT WITH DOUGH
Powderpuf Girl Ashiqa loves
whipping up a storm.
6
CLOSE UPS
Driven by passion, three students
share the pastimes they pursue.
9
Im never comfortable unless I have a red lip on,
I confess to a friend. Lately however, Ive been having
to let go of my love for bright lipsticks because of
a recent bout of allergies.
For many of us, makeup can be transformative and is
essential in our everyday lives. In our cover story, we
talk to Nadiah Afrina, a makeup artist whose love for
it has even extended to special efects.
If you do what you love its not work. In this issues
Close Ups, three passion-driven youths share with
us their stories. Aisyah, De Zhong and Tifany are all
makers of their own destiny. With much efort and
dedication, they are determined to pave their own way.
And if youve set your heart on that job or position, we
have some useful tips for you on how to ace your frst
interview on page 15.
Until next time,
Maisarah
Editors
note
7
8
Hi g h l i g h t
APRIL
TECH
APP-ETISERS
Four phone applications you should
download immediately!
17
EVENTS
Sophia Tan covers exciting
happenings in the month of
April and interviews the bubbly
Benedict Leong.
19
T h e Hi g h l i g h t T e a m
EDI T OR
Maisarah Kamal
SUB- EDI T ORS
Sophia Tan
Vivian Yuen
WRI T ERS
Ifah Sakinah
Nabila Faisal
Vivian Yuen
Yvonne Goh
Sophia Tan
Maisarah Kamal
DESI GN ERS
Yvonne Goh
Maisarah Kamal
PHOT OGRAPHERS
Vivian Yuen
Sophia Tan
Ifah Sakinah
Nabila Faisal
TRAVEL
WANDERLUST
Read and have a short getaway.
12
ISSUE
STARVING FOR
PERFECTION
Nabila Faisal talks to a former
victim of eating disorders.
13
HEADS UP
BODY LANGUAGE 101
Its not just what you say, but what
you do too.

WATCH YOUR
ATTITUDE!
Go forth and impress your new boss
with your attitude.
15
MOVIES
18



Y
v
o
n
n
e
Vivian
Ifah
N
a
b
ila
Sophia Maisarah
CINEMA CRIMES
You may be commiting some serious
crimes in the eyes of Yvonne Goh.
A DATE FOR ONE
Ever thought of bringing yourself out
for a date alone?
b
a
d

h
a
b
i
t
s

y
o
u

s
h
o
u
l
d

s
t
o
p

d
o
i
n
g

MAISARAH KAMAL guiltily gives a list of habits
she thinks she (you, too) should stop doing. Maybe
tomorrow, though. She ll get started on breaking
them tomorrow.
1
3
Girl, if you do not have a password on your smartphone or
laptop, I sure hope you are religious about clearing your
browser history. Nowadays, autofll lets everyone know what
and who you have been looking up. I am always scared to
actually go too far in stalking people because everything is
connected to Facebook. My mouse is one click too near to
accidentally liking someones photo from 2008.
stalking on social media
2
Stop Reading Messages and
Saying You Didnt
Prompt replies are not always a guarantee when it comes to
me. I have a bad habit of typing my reply and not pressing
send. It takes a whole lot of incentive for me to reply
promptly. Te only incentive is food, probably. I also tend
not to reply if the message is hours old. Like, maybe you are
asleep by now. I should not disturb your beauty rest.
Handy tip: Whatsapp now lets you switch of your last seen!
Amazing!
impulse shopping
Tree-quarters of my money is usually spent on food
while the other quarter is on sale items. I am both a very
impulsive buyer and a meticulous researcher. It does not
matter though, because if I think the item is cute, it is sure
to end up in my hands. Oh, or worse yet, going out to buy
a T-shirt and coming back with no T-shirt but six receipts.
And no memory of what I bought.
1 HIGHLIGHT
3
HIGHLIGHT 2
Citrus -
Vivacious and
efcient. You are
a free-spirited
individual who lives
life to the fullest.
You make cool
look efortless.
Also, you enjoy
taking part in sports
and putting a smile
on someones face
with your quirky
sense of humour.

Floral -
Feminine and playful.
You are a sweet individual
who exudes confidence.
You are unmistakably the
girlie-girl who is always
dressed pleasingly from
head to toe. Also, you
are a hopeless romantic
who enjoys watching
romantic comedies.
Oriental -
Sophisticated and
bold. You are a
mature individual
who is an exquisite
femme fatale. You
are not afraid to
speak your mind.
Although you may
seem intimidating,
you have a unique
charm that attracts
others to you.
Gourmand -
Charming and
cheeky. You are a
happy-go-lucky
individual who is
always up for a laugh.
You are generous
and do not shun
away from helping
others. Also, you are
a comfort seeker
who would indulge
in a tub of Ben and
Jerrys ice cream once
in a while.
Fruity -
Bright and bubbly.
You are a fun-loving
individual who is the
life of a party. You have
a positive outlook in life
and always sees the glass
half full. Also, you do
not take anything too
seriously and live each
day as if it was your last.
You can tell more about a woman by her perfume than her handwriting, Christian Dior once
said. In this article, IFAH SAKINAH distills the elusive relationship between perfumes and the
personalities of women who use them.
Scent-imental
all dolled up
With makeup stores such as Sephora
rising in popularity, more are taking their
interest in cosmetics to the next level.
MAISARAH KAMAL talks to Nadiah
Afrina about her passion for reinventing
others and herself with makeup.
Raise your hand if you remember
Be Yourself Day in primary school.
Excused from the monotony of school
uniforms for a day, students are encouraged
to dress up the way they want to. Nadiah
Afrina, an aspiring makeup artist and
member of Singapore Polytechnics Makeup
Artist Club, explained that her interest in the
craf truly started from that point in her life.

I started really young, when I was 11.Tere
was an event during Childrens Day where
you could come to class in your own
clothes, so my class decided to go as pirates.
My friends sister came down to help with the
makeup, she shared. She did a smokey eye
look. I went, Wow, I want to do that.
I was watching her use eyeliner and
I wanted to use it too.
3 HIGHLIGHT
CUT IT OFF
Te simplest and most
obvious way to change
up your appearance is by
restyling your hair. Afer all,
a quick snip is all it takes. While
long, silky hair is ofen admired,
Singapores hot weather makes
the upkeep almost impossible.
And apparently, it is also
out of style. While sourcing
hairspiration on Google, it is
evident that more celebrities
like Shailene Woodley and
Emma Stone are forsaking their
long locks for more refreshing
cuts like the pixie and the
ever-stylish bob. Hairdressers
tomorrow, anyone?
PRIMP ME
HIGHLIGHT 4
COVER STORY
LIP
SERVICE
Forget about playing
it safe with that
neutral-coloured lipstick.
According to Cosmopolitan UK,
bright hues are what is in trend
this season. Colours like magenta,
hot pink and cherry red would
give you an instant pick-me-up
all in three seconds, too! (Psst:
did you know that red lips are
commonly thought to be a sign of
confdence? Work it, girl!)
NAILED IT
Te most overlooked
body part?
Our hands. But more
specifcally, our nails.
If you are a habitual
nail-biter, your
nails may need
some tender, loving
care pronto.
Adding a fresh coat
of nail polish may
be the solution,
as it lends a
sophisticated touch
to your appearance.
Trust me, people
do notice (and
appreciate)
the details.
Feeling the urge to polish
your appearance?
VIVIAN YUEN gives you
three simple tips on where
you can start!
1
2
3
Closer to the present, pop princess Nicki
Minaj is best identifed by her love for
bright pink lipstick and makeup looks
that rival that of a dessert.

So, if Nadiah could choose just one
product to apply before she lef for
school in the morning, what would
it be? Black eyeliner, she said
immediately. I would rather do
my eye makeup than anything else.
It is the one thing that can change
someones entire look.
P
h
o
t
o

c
r
e
d
i
t
:

C
o
p
y
r
i
g
h
t

C
r
e
a
t
e
s

S
t
u
d
i
o
,

C
o
l
i
n

H
u
a
n
g
So, I asked my mum to get me an
eyeliner stick and she must have
thought I was fooling around. Tat was
how I started.
A part-time freelance
makeup artist in Singapore,
Nadiahs strong suit is special
efects makeup. Trough
Singapore Polytechnics
Makeup Artist Club, Nadiah has had
numerous opportunities to practise and
perfect her craf.

Her favourite event to date is Sentosas
Spooktacular in 2012. Te event, held
on Halloween yearly, is best known for
being one of Asias scariest and
biggest events. It showcases local
spooks such as the pontianak (Malay
vampire) and yaoguai(Chinese
demon).

Te event had her transforming actors
into ghouls and walking nightmares.

She described the experience: It was
my frst major event. It was lots of fun.
I love special efects and there were
so many people involved. I loved
knowing that it was my makeup that
was scaring people.
It is not all just about reinventing other
people though. With makeup, Nadiah
sees it as a form of her identity.

I feel like a diferent person with and
without makeup. To me, it is self-
expression and art, Nadiah said.

Te reinvention of self with
makeup goes back in time.
Te use of kohl and henna
(plant-based ingredients)
to line the shape of the
eyes can be traced back to
Ancient Egypt. Queen Cleopatra
is frequently depicted with strong
eyeliner around her eyes, a look
reminiscent of cat eyes.

Makeup looks can quickly become
distinctive and a touchstone of your
identity. Afer all, British model Lesley
Lawson, better known as Twiggy, shot
to fame with her iconic eyelashes in the
mid-1960s. Lanky and androgynous,
the model called her drawn-on bottom
eyelashes twigs.
eats not to mi ss
5 HIGHLIGHT
Pauline Yaps interest in Cosplay
sparked two years ago, when she filled
in for a friends Cosplay group as the
missing character was coincidentally
one whom she liked. That was her first
transformation, with many to come.

Pauline bought her first costume off
an online forum for almost a hundred
dollars. On whether she is concerned
about getting hooked onto this
expensive hobby, she replied: If you
have no money, you will automatically
stop.

Most Cosplayers get their costumes
from TaoBao, some even design and
sew their own. Though the latter is
more time consuming, Pauline feels it
is more fulfilling when one gets to wear
their DIY piece to an event.

Pauline has met individuals through
major Cosplay events like Cosfest,
noting that the local Cosplay scene is
growing and diversifying. The scene
character are often criticised.

She stated: That is just the way
society is. If people see something
they disagree with, they point it out.
Ultimately, people need to remember
that Cosplay is just a hobby. Do not
expect to make a living out of it. When
you start off, you might probably get
criticised. Just take in the feedback
and try to better your Cosplay.
For those who have not attended a
Cosplay event, Paulines sentiment is
that there is nothing to lose besides
the entrance ticket.
used to be dominated by teens, but
is now opening up to younger and
older audiences. After completing
her education, Pauline would like to
continue Cosplaying if time permits.

Despite wearing diverse outfits,
Pauline does not think Cosplay has
influenced her daily fashion sense.
Sometimes I dress like a hobo, still.
Most of us actually look quite normal
outside of Cosplay. In Japan, it is
courtesy to not wear Cosplay costumes
out on the streets for no reason
it could be interpreted as being
disrespectful because you are pushing
your hobby onto others, Pauline said.

When it comes to attire, some
characters have extremely revealing
outfits. Where does Pauline draw the
line? She replied that as long as one
is comfortable with showing more
skin, it is fine. However, alterations or
any distinct difference to a Cosplay
Cosplay is just
a hobby.

How should you approach Cosplay? Pauline Yap, a cosplay enthusiast, gives
YVONNE GOH the beginners guide.
PHOTO CREDIT: IVAN LEE

eats not to mi ss
OM NOMS
NABI LA FAI SAL goes on a food hunt!
JUST ACIA
Love Vietnamese noodles? Pho4all is a must-try.
Serving fve diferent kinds of Pho, you have
a choice between steak, beef balls, brisket, fank
or chicken! Te simple dish is served with parsley,
bean sprouts, birds eye chili and
bay leaves.
7 Jalan Pisang
Singapore 199074
SLAPPYCAKES
Calling all pancake lovers! Create your own
pancakes from scratch, from the batter
(buttermilk to peanut butter) to the toppings.
Away, boring food!
Te Grandstand
200 Turf Club Road
#01-20/21
Singapore 287994
Just Acia is a restaurant serving mostly
traditional Korean, Tai and local food. Besides
a hearty meal priced at under $11, there is also
a free fow of ice cream and drinks perfect for
gatherings and lengthy chats!
Dhoby Ghaut MRT station,
11 Orchard Road #B1-45
Singapore 238826
PHO4ALL
r a ti n g:
3 . 5 / 5
avg pri ce
per person:
$ 1 1
r a t i n g :
4/ 5
avg pri ce
per person:
$ 1 0
r a t i n g :
4/ 5
avg pri ce
per person:
$ 1 9
PHOTO CREDIT: IVAN LEE
3
HIGHLIGHT 6
Te rich, lemony-yellow
Hollandaise sauce fows
slowly down the poached
egg and English mufn.
Excitedly, I spear the egg
with my fork. Te yolk
pours out, joining the
Hollandaise in a beautiful
two-toned swirl of
yummy goodness.
The Common Luxury
Te Eggs Benedict shot
to fame in Singapore
when local food bloggers
started raving about
the classic dish. It is a
popular caf brunch
option for Singaporeans,
with some cafs serving it
7 HIGHLIGHT
throughout the day.
Despite its hefy price
tag ($16 per serving),
the gratifcation of
consuming this comfort
food is priceless. It is a
winning combination
of fufy English mufns
and sinfully succulent
bacon, complemented by
a distinctive Hollandaise
sauce (basically, an
emulsion of butter and
egg yolks).
Who is Benedict?
Despite various sources,
no one actually knows
who invented it. However,
the most popular one
would be of the Wall
Street stockbroker,
Lemuel Benedict.
According to an article
published by Te New
York Times in 1942,
a hungover Lemuel
Benedict headed down to
the Waldorf Hotel (now
known as the Waldorf-
Astoria) for breakfast in
1894. He then invented his
own sandwich by ordering
two poached eggs,
bacon, buttered toast,
and a pitcher of
Hollandaise sauce.
Te hotel manager, Oscar
Tschirky, tasted the
innovation and swifly put
it on the menu. However,
Oscar had substituted the
bacon with ham, and toast
with English mufns. Te
dish was an instant hit
and remains as the classic
American dish we know
today!
Benedict
Te way to anyones heart, is
through his or her stomach.
VIVIAN YUEN gives you
the low-down on the popular
American classic.
...no one
actually
knows who
invented it.
Addict

Sit Tall and
Slow Down
According to Vanessa Van Edwards, author and
behavioural investigator of Science of People,
women in particular tend to keep their
arms close by their side and tuck their
feet under their chair, making them appear
less confdent. To avoid that, you have to c
laim as much space by extending your arms
and legs. Similarly, focus on your movements.
Slow, steady actions imply that you are
calm and centered. Tink dont all the
executives seem to move as if they have all the
time in the world?
1) Display a positive attitude
On what employers look out for in fresh graduates, Mr Loh cites a positive
attitude as a highly important factor in nabbing the job. Attitude trumps
qualifcations, even though a lot of employers look for candidates who are
both book and street smart, said Mr Loh. Being enthusiastic, knowledgeable
and engaging also places the candidate in good standing.
2) Show that you want to add value
As fresh graduates, the only way the employer can gauge ones ability
is through his educational record. Above that, someone who displays a
willingness to learn and contribute to the company is what we look for,
he added.
Want to leave a great frst impression
for a job?
SOPHIA TAN
rounds up

expert advice from Lean San Loh, the
Human Resources director of Norgen,
who explains why a positive attitude is
important for fresh graduates.
Windows To
Your Soul
While occasional eye contact
throughout the interview shows
interest and respect, staring
for too long may come across
as confrontational and hostile.
Similarly, try not to raise your
eyebrows as it may send of signals
that you are unprepared.
Keep An
Open Body
We have all heard it before do not
cross your arms and legs in any social
event. Tis action actually creates a
defensive barrier between you and
the other person. Although we ofen
do have an opening up process, try
to keep your palms faced up and lean
slightly towards your interviewer.
Watch Your
Attitude!
3) Have a clear voice
Tis applies in both the literal
and fgurative sense the candidate
should be well spoken and
addresses why he or she suits
their bill. Te candidate
must have a clear voice
that answers what
I am hiring for, Mr
Loh emphasised.
1
3
2
15 HIGHLIGHT
HEADS UP
BODY LANGUAGE 101
by VIVIAN YUEN
HIGHLIGHT 16
If you have ever thought to yourself, Tis story sounds really familiar. while watching a movie, it probably is.
MAISARAH KAMAL presents some facts about book to movie adaptations.
From Page to Screen
usd 56
million
51%OF THE TOP 2,000
F I LMS WE RE ADAP TATI ONS
(source: Stephen Follows)
Once upon a time, there was a boy and a girl. Tey said
Okay a few times in a book and fell in love. Teir story was
made into a movie and made millions.
But TFIOS is not the only successful book to movie adaptation.
According to Rentrak, a global media and measurement
company, Divergent, released locally in March this year, stood
frst in worldwide box ofce rankings on its frst opening
weekend. Te sci-f movie grossed over USD$56 million in the
domestic box ofce over those two days as well.
Book adaptations are well sought-afer. And for good reason.
Stephen Follows, a writer and producer based in the UK,
crunched data and found that in the last two decades, 51% of
the top 2,000 flms were adaptations.
Finally, if youre a fan of James Dashners Te Maze Runner
trilogy, youre in luck. Grab the chance to fall in love with
the book again in cinemas on September 18. Te dystopian
sci-f stars rising young actors such as Dylan OBrien (Teen
Wolf and Te Internship), Kaya Scodelario (British drama
Skins),Tomas Brodie-Sangster (Game of Trones) and
Will Poulter (Were the Millers).
icon: freepik.com
icon:freepik.com
BODY LANGUAGE 101
by VIVIAN YUEN
The Fault in
Our Stars (TFIOS) is a
young adult fiction starring
16-year-old cancer patient, Hazel
Lancaster and amputee, Augustus
Waters.

The love story of the two characters
earned John Green a spot on The
New York Times Bestseller
List for seven consecutive
weeks.
Which books are more likely to be adapted? Recent movies
seem to point to the trend of dystopian universes and youth
rebelling against oppressive rule. Supernatural romances are
another favourite as well, with Twilight (written by Stephenie
Meyer) and Vampire Academy (written by Rachelle Mead)
winning fans across the world.
Trilogies have always been a popular choice. Its partly because
production companies are looking for franchises. Franchises
present the opportunity for multiple movies and so, a higher
chance of proft. One of the most popular franchises of all time
would be the Harry Potter series written by J.K Rowling.
19 HIGHLIGHT
Brad Pitt, Hilary Clinton and Cindy
Crawford. Tese are just a few of the
many prominent fgures Annie Leibovitz
has photographed in her prolifc career.
Te 64-year-old is known for her work
in major fashion magazines like Vogue
and Vanity Fair. Even if you are not
familiar with her name, chances are you
have seen her photographs.

Annie Leibovitzs A Photographers Life:
1990-2005 is currently exhibiting at the
ArtScience Museum until October 19.
Featuring nearly 200 photographs from
Leibovitzs professional and personal
collection, this is the frst time the
exhibition is displaying here.

Photographs from her work and family
life are interwoven throughout the
ne looking for a night of laughs
should look no further than
Happy Ever Laughter (rated 18).
Back for its second run afer the
inaugural in 2012, the diversifed cast
features a mix of veterans and upcoming
acts. Helmed by Dream Academys
Selena Tan, endless laughter flled the
packed audience throughout the
two-hour long show.

MediaCorp actor Mark Lee, Kumar, and
Adrian Pang headlined the show. It was
Lees debut English stand-up gig. Lee
poked fun at his difculties on grappling
exhibition, arranged in chronological
order. Unsurprisingly, Leibovitzs
celebrity portraits are the centre of
attention due to their cultural relevance
up till today.

However, the real standouts are
Leibovitzs personal photographs.
Although smaller in grandeur, they
reveal Leibovitz as a friend, sister and
daughter. Tese shots are poignant as
one can relate to the themes of life and
death refected in her photos.
Towards the end of the exhibition,
viewers get a behind-the-scenes look
at the process of selecting the ofcial
images that made it to the exhibition.
Te sheer number of photographs makes
one thing clear Leibovitz is the master
of her craf.
I do not have two lives. Tis is one
life, and the personal pictures and
assignment work are all part of it, is
Leibovitzs parting message to viewers.
Tis collection celebrates Leibovitz not
just as an artist, but also as an individual
with a life well lived.
Annie Leibovitz: A Photographers Life
1990-2005 is at the ArtScience Museum
from now till October 19.
with the English language since young,
recounting his experiences on Channel
5s sitcom Police & Tief . Lees self-
deprecating humour (opening with
Surprised I speak English?) certainly
carried his performance.

Upcoming comedians Fakkah Fuzz
and Rishi Budhrani also held their own
with their intelligent humour, drawing
observations from their own lives.
Seasoned artistes Sebastian Tan (aka
Broadway Beng) and Siti Khalijah gave
song and dance based performances.
Te former peppered his monologue
with Hokkien favour, with song
renditions of Just Te Way You Are,
Touch My Body and Let It Go. Tese
performances struck a chord with the
majority, with the audience erupting into
laughter.

While the common theme of the show
was on all things Singapore-related, each
comedian had something diferent to
ofer. Te monologues catered to all levels
with the variety of humour (not just for
mass appeal) the show ofered. Ultimately,
it is a feel-good show that leaves you with
watery eyes and an aching jaw.
by SOPHIA TAN
THE PICTURES
OF LEIBOVITZ
SOPHI A TAN takes you through the
famed photographer s l i fe.
The real
standouts are
Lei bovi tz s
personal
photographs.
O
ALL
ROUND
LAUGHTER
HIGHLIGHT 20
THE DAY I MET THE ARTS
Benedict Leong discovered his calling in the arts since being on set for a theatre production.
Te vibrant 20-year-old has gone on to work with prominent theatre practitioners.
SOPHIA TAN uncovers his journey in the local arts scene and his present role as project
executive for Te O.P.E.N, a public engagement initiative of this years Singapore International
Festival of Arts (SIFA).
What are the previous roles/activities
you have done in the local arts
community?
I have worked as front of house for
many theatre productions, most recently
on Rise and Fall of the Little Voice
and House of Bernarda Alba. I also
served as a subtitle operator for Happy
Ever Laughter. Just last Christmas and
Chinese New Year, I did a performance
with Cake Teatrical Productions as part
of the Childrens Festival at Gardens by
the Bay.
Are your parents supportive of your
involvement in the arts scene?
My parents are not exactly supportive
of my pursuit of arts.Tey are very
traditional, and since I am the only
child, they expect me to be a teacher or
doctor. When I told them I want to do
the arts, immediately their jaws dropped.
But I assured them I can make a living. I
have had people talk to them. Noorlinah
talked to my parents, she said it is not an
easy industry. But she believes their son
can do it. And I believe I can do it. Tey
are more supportive of me now, they see
my potential and what I can do.
What do you hope to achieve in the
future?
I want to pursue arts management at
LASELLE or in Australia and come back
to Singapore. I plan to do something
for the industry, train young people or
manage venues, I am open for anything.
And I believe
I can do it.
THE PICTURES
OF LEIBOVITZ
How did your interest in arts
begin?
It would be the frst time I
performed on stage. My most
memorable theatre play would be
Te Day I Met the Prince,
an adapted play by Kuo Pao Lean.
It was scary, but I remember this
play well as I do not have stage
fright afer this experience. Te
fnished product was what really
got me interested in arts,
theatre in particular.
How did you become
involved in THE
O.P.E.N and what is
your role?
I worked with
Noorlinah
Mohammad last
year in a production
called Lif. I just
went there as a
participant but she
saw my potential
and initiative. Last
November I received
a phone call from
Noorlinah to come
onboard Te O.P.E.N
team, along with Tan
Keng Hua. Tats how
it all began. As project
executive, I handle
programmes and the
technical aspect of
it, such as the stage
managers and
technical team.
photo credit: Jeanie Ho
EVENTS
can give them a
better tomorrow
Reach Out,
Touch Lives
Since 1983, Community Chest has been raising
funds for benefciaries, which provide services
that cater to those in needchildren with special
needs, people with disabilities, families in need and
the elderly.
Your generosity will accelerate eforts to reach
the less fortunate. In the year of 2012, over
300 000 benefciaries will receive help from 219
vital social services programmes. Tis is an
increase from 158 programmes previously.
No Contribution Is Too Small.
What We Do
About Community Chest
A wide range of options are available to make giving as
convenient as possible. You can also choose your cause.
By credit card/internet banking, simply log on to
http://www.comchest.org.sg
By telephone, dial 1900-112-2910
By Giro, simply download the monthly pledge form
from our website.
At SAM machines:
Apply/Donate>Community Chest
At iNETS kiosks:
Bill payment>Community>Community Chest
Looking to spread the culture of giving at your
workplace?
Whether youre an employer or employee, SHARE is a
great place to begin. It is a monthly workplace giving
programme that provides funds for our benefciaries.
As an organisation, sign up as a SHARE partner and
be kept updated on our benefciaries!
Contact Ms Faezah Alias at 6210-2604 or at
faezah_alias@ncss.gov.sg for details.
Making a Diference
Ways to Give
Your generosity places them in good hands.
To be able to give is a privilege.
-Tan Sri Lim Kok , Genting Group Chairman and CEO
I thought of other parents who have children with
autism who cannot aford the fees. Every child de-
serves a chance to maximize his or her potential.
Hence, I decided to increase my donation amount
to enable more children to receive the help they
need.
-Mary Sim, Nurse Clinician, Alexandra Hospital
I saw an elderly sitting on a wheelchair, all alone,
and the volunteer helping her. Tat was when I
decided to do my part.
-Eliza Binte Arifn, Management Support Ofcer, PUB
Spirit of Giving
Why Give?
Creating a Legacy
Planned Giving
You dont have to be wealthy to make a diference.
Anyone can give.
Planned Giving allows you to make an impact on
future generations. Your token of generosity will
help the less fortunate. Planned Giving are
charitable gifs which .
You have many options in choosing how to leave a
legacy, including gifs through your will, CPF and
insurance policies.
Planned Giving comes from your income rather
than your assets. Tese gifs wont afect the way you
live now.
You will also receive benefts upon giving. Just
one gif entitles you an immediate tax deduction.
Planned Giving has never been this simple and re-
warding.
Impacting lives that follow
Shaping their Future
Changing Lives

I like to go to school
because i have many friends
there.
Cheyenne Phua is
unable to read or write.
Despite that, she remains
cheerful and hopes to go
to a mainstream secondary
school afer PSLE.

Eleven year old Sun Ling is
not letting cerebral palsy
dampen her hopes.
She dreams of the day
when she is able to stand
without her walker.
Making their dreams come true