January 22, 2012

SINGAPORE: Tossing Prosperity Salad in Hindu Temple To Fete Chinese New Year!

SINGAPORE / The Straits Times / January 22, 2012

Seniors Usher in the New Year 
Senior citizens tossing yusheng at a Chinese New Year lunch hosted by
Sri Mariamman Temple yesterday. The 105 guests were treated to an
eight-course vegetarian lunch as well as multiracial song performances
and a lion dance.

A group of senior citizens gathered on Saturday afternoon to usher in the Chinese New Year with mandarin oranges, hongbao and vegetarian yusheng (prosperity salad).
But what made this celebration unusual was that it was held in an Indian temple. The Sri Mariamman Temple, located in the heart of Chinatown, had invited 105 less fortunate senior citizens to drop in for a reunion lunch celebration.
This is the 10th time that the temple has been hosting this yearly event. Those invited on Saturday included members of the Kreta Ayer Seniors Activity Centre and residents of the Meranti, Banyan and Tembusu welfare homes.
'This event is significant to our residents... Whenever we tell them about it, we can see from their expressions that they are interested,' said Banyan Home nursing aid worker Dave Deguzman, 33.
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