Charity Fiesta 2002
Share A Hope, Light A Life

Charity Fiesta is about the spirit of volunteerism, giving to the needy and lending them a helping hand. Initiated in 1992, the NUSSU Volunteer Action Committee ( NVAC ) has successfully achieved their three-in-one goal in organising Charity Fiesta. This year, the event will be held from 19-21 August 2002, Monday-Wednesday, from 9am-5pm, at the Forum, National University of Singapore.

Besides fund raising, Charity Fiesta 2002 will showcase 22 beneficiaries in Singapore. This exhibition will serve to enable the masses to better understand the roles played by the various Voluntary Welfare Organisations ( VWO ) as well as to heighten the awareness of volunteerism. It is also a place where demand will supply. It is hoped that upon understanding, more people will come forth to render their assistance towards the less fortunate sector of the society. There will also be a carnival that sells all kinds of food, handicrafts, accessories, and etc, which aims to encourage the beneficiaries to engage in economically productive activities. For a good cause, People's Association Youth Movement, Southwest Community Development Council, Lee Foundation, Burmese Buddhist Temple and National Youth Council will be supporting this annual event.

Be assured that you will definitely captivated by the lunch time concerts staged on all three days, featuring an array of local, student and celebrity performers as well as performers from the beneficiaries. Guest DJs will also be invited to host the programmes. This year, the organising committee has invited Mrs Yu-Fu Yee Soon, Mayor of South west Community Development Council, to grace the opening ceremony.

Do purchase the tickets and come on by to redeem the good deals and to witness the ever biggest charity event in Singapore.

Make a Wish from the Heart

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On Saturday, 6th July 2002, I had the privilege to photograph the festivities held for the beneift of some special children at the Rainforest Cafe. The event, organised by Hewlett-Packard Singapore (HP) and People's Association Youth Movement (PAYM), was for the special children from the AWWA Special School.

The event kicked off with the arrival of the children accompanied by the volunteers from HP and PAYM assisting the children. Each child was assigned two "minders" who were responsible for feeding and looking after the child for the duration of the event. The children were seen tucking in to a veritable feast of food and were thoroughly enjoying themselves

The guest-of-honour was Ms Indranee Thurai Rajah - MP for Tanjong Pagar GRC

After the kids had had their fill of delicious food, it was time for some fun and games, which was kicked off by a magician/balloon man who made the children very happy with his skilfulness in twisting balloons into interesting and incredible shapes.
Then came Ranger West to educate the children about the rainforests and the threat of extinction to the animals. As part of this talk, he brought along a python and chinchilla for show-and-tell. The kids were allowed to touch and hold the animals which many of the kids did as this may have been their opportunity to be up close and personal with nature, albeit for a very brief moment.

All in all, it was a very special day for the children. HP personnel were on hand to print out the pictures as they were taken, and the children and their parents were very happy to be able to take home a personal memento of the occasion. Also, some of the children were overjoyed to see their images when played back to them from the LCD ... ah! the wonders of technology.

Darren Lau of ClubSNAP
(All text and images are copyright of ClubSNAP and Darren Lau © 2002)

Enjoying the World of Benefits with the PAYM Countdown Card

Jointly brought to you by the People's Association Youth Movement (PAYM) and MBF Discount Card Pte Ltd, this exclusive card entitles you to enjoy discounts of up to 50% at over 2 000 participating merchants in Singapore and at more than 100 000 other outlets in over 37 countries worldwide.

Besides instant discounts at fine selected merchants, you'd be presented with Cash Vouchers worth more than $200.00 once you sign up for the card (deals include FREE Tempura Prawn worth $18.00 from Rama Thai Restaurant, $30.00 voucher from Nanyang Optical, $20.00 voucher from Reds Hairdressing and many more). What's more, stand a chance to win special prizes when you join the Countdown Interactive Club, and enjoy convenience and great savings when you make hotel reservations with our Online Hotel Reservation facility.

All these and more privileges are available to you at a mere $15.00 for a year's subscription, and you get to apply for a supplementary card for your loved one or friend.

So hurry and grab an application form from your nearest CC or call 6340 5157 (PAYM) or 6333 1580 (MBF) to request for one now! Alternatively, you may visit to find out more.

Sports Connection

Good News for all PAYM Members!!! We have another new PAYM Merchant - SPORTS CONNECTION!!!

Sports Connection specialises in backpacks, footware(sandals, slippers etc), sleeping bags etc. Very much to do with the outdoor and sporty stuff.

From 1 August 2002, PAYM members are entitled to a 25% discount over ALL reglar price items (regular price refers to the price before any discounts). So if there is already a 20% discount in place, PAYM members will get another 5% off.

Check out the Sports Connection outlets below:
#01-19/20/21/22 Shaw Leisure Gallery
#B1-42 Parkway Parade
#01-15 Queensway Shopping Centre
#04-03 West Mall
#02-61 Peninsula Plaza
#04-25/26 Tampines Mall
#03-39 Jurong Point Shopping Centre
#05-06/07 Causeway Point

The magic of WAX !

Mould your hand with wax and paint it with rainbow colours ! It's FUN, CREATIVE & UNIQUE !

All PAYM members will enjoy a SPECIAL discount of 15% for every wax hand you make.
Come and enjoy this special privileges NOW

You could visit us at the following locations to mould your wax hand :-

Tampines Mall (Level 1)

1 Aug - 31 Aug 2002 (Mondays to Sundays, 12nn - 9 pm)

Jurong Point (Level 2)

from September 2002 onwards (Fridays to Sundays, 12 nn - 9 pm)

Stadium Cove

Fridays to Sundays

You can contact Ms Mary Ho at HP : 98551422 for any special appointment.


PAYM Members, the latest addition to our merchant list is "MINOU", a nickname for cat in French. With the wide range of bag designs in different sizes, you'll surely find one that suits you!

Check out their store at #03-30, The Edge@Parco Bugis Junction and #03-k1/k2 @ Jurong Point. Simply produce your PAYM Blue membership card to enjoy 15% discount all year round.

FREE Desserts @ N.Y.D.C!

Hey People!

Hunting around Singapore for desserts is not an easy task! But when you ask us what we prefer……it's N.Y.D.C!

Do you know that New York Dessert Café (n.y.d.c) has made its way into the heart of Orchard Road? Now, you can enjoy the mouth-watering newly revamped menu at Wheelock Place!
What's more? From 1 June 2002, All you have to do is spend $30 in a single receipt, flash your PAYM Membership Card and receive a Macadamia Nut Brownie Combo absolutely FREE!

The Singapore Repertory Theatre (

Singapore Repertory Theatre's (SRT) goal is to provide a platform for Asian artists both on-and-off stage and to give both Singaporeans and visitors the opportunity to experience Broadway, the west End and the richness of Singaporean culture.

In just eight seasons, SRT has established itself as one of Asia's leading English language theatres. In addition to its repertoire of original work, the company has produced a number of highly popular and critically acclaimed productions of Western classics, starring Asian performers. These include The Glass Menagerie, Nora, Death of a Salesman, Hamlet, Kiss Of The Spider Woman, Little Shop of Horrors, Into the Woods, The Fantasticks, Art and Barefoot in the Park.

Our youth theatre troupe, The Young Company, continues to attract notice for its innovative and refreshing work. re:MIX by Dick Lee has just ended a very successful run delighting the younger
audiences with it's fabulous music. Members, aged 16-24, receive free acting training, the opportunity to perform in public and a head-start to a professional career in theatre.

SRT hopes that the international exposure and opportunity to work with the best practitioners in the world will add a new dimension of professionalism to the local theatre industry.

Good news for all PAYM Members!

From 1 July onwards, you can just flash your PAYM card at all Body Shop outlets and enjoy a 10% discount for a minimum purchase of $30. The Body Shop has a new facility called The Green Sanctuary and which will be providing services like facials, spas, massage etc. Check it out today and start shopping at any of the outlets below:

The Body Shop Store Listing :

Bishan Junction 8 * Causeway Point * Centrepoint * Chinatown Point * Citylink Mall *
Hitachi Tower * Holland * IMM Building * Forum The Shopping Mall * Jurong Point *
Lot 1 Shopper's Mall * Ngee Ann City * Marina Square * Northpoint * OUB Centre *
Parco Bugis Junction * Parkway Parade * Raffles City * Scotts Shopping Centre *
Tampines Mall * Wisma Atria * Novena Square * Great World City *
Heartland Mall - Kovan * Suntec City Mall * Tiong Bahru Plaza * Turf City *
Toa Payoh HDB Hub * China Square Central *

Other Goodies





Seamaster Divers Pte Ltd

150 South Bridge Road #02-07
Fook Hai Bldg S(058727)

6438 8043

15% discount on all rental/purchase of equipment (from Seamaster Divers only)
Fixed discounted price for 2 PADI Open Water Diver Courses and 2 Leisure Dive Trips

Click here for monthly promotional dive trip


Sports Connection *new*

#01-19/20/21/22 Shaw Leisure Gallery
#B1-42 Parkway Parade
#01-15 Queensway Shopping Centre
#04-03 West Mall
#02-61 Peninsula Plaza
#04-25/26 Tampines Mall
#03-39 Jurong Point Shopping Centre
#05-06/07 Causeway Point


PAYM members are entitled to a 25% discount over ALL regular price items (regular price refers to the price before any discounts). So if there is already a 20% discount in place, PAYM members will get another 5% off


The magic of WAX! *new*

1 Aug - 31 Aug 2002 (Mondays to Sundays, 12nn - 9 pm): Tampines Mall (Level 1)

September 2002 onwards (Fridays to Sundays, 12 nn - 9 pm) : Jurong Point (Level 2)

Fridays to Sundays
: Stadium Cove


SPECIAL discount of 15% for every wax hand you make.


The Body Shop



Flash your PAYM card at all Body Shop outlets and enjoy a 10% discount for a minimum purchase of $30



#03-30, The Edge @ Parco Bugis Junction.
From 25 April 2002, a new outlet would be opened at #03-k1/k2 @ Jurong Point.


Produce your PAYM Blue membership card to enjoy 15% discount all year round


PA Sea Sports Club

Pasir Ris SSC
Changi SSC
East Coast SSC
Kallang SSC
Sembawang SSC


30% off membership fee


Outward Bound Singapore
Leadership Development Centre

2001 Pulau Ubin


Additional 5% off all Outdoor Leadership Courses (which are already heavily subsidised)


Discounts for activities organised by any 94 Youth Executive Committees (YECs) located at the various Community Centres/Clubs (CCs)

Discounts for courses, activities and use of facilities at the respective CC in which the member signs up with.

94 YEC's located in the CCs spread across Singapore


Varies. The special rates given to our PAYM member will be decided by the individual YEC that is organising that particular activity


Sentosa Development Corporation (SDC)

33 Allanbrooke Rd, Sentosa


$4 for admission and bus-ride to Sentosa (usual $7)

$3 for admission and walk-in to Sentosa (usual $6) - Adult

$2 for admission and walk-in to Sentosa (usual $5) - Child

20% off major attractions fee

50% off booking of chalets


Singapore Discovery Centre (SDC)

510 Upper Jurong Road


$5.00 admission - adults (usual $9)

$2.00 admission - child (usual $5)

50% discount off Motion Simulator Ride

10% off in SDC Café-By-The-Lake or Café Discovery

10% off items in its Souvenir Outlets



3 Temasek Blvd #03-029 Suntec City Mall


25% off registration fee plus $5 worth of e-station voucher


Snow City

321 Jurong Town Hall Road, Snow City Bldg


10% off entrance fee and skiing/snowboard try-out lesson


n.y.d.c. Café Restaurant

30 Lorong Mambong, Holland Village

#B1-012 Fountainside, Suntec City Mall



Free brownies worth $7.95 with $30 spent in a single receipt during weekday dine-in


Singapore Repertory Theatre (SRT)

All SISTIC Outlets


10% off SRT production


Drama Box

All SISTIC Outlets


10% off Drama Box production


Campers' Corner Outdoor Outfitters

11 Stamford Rd, Capitol Building #01-13


15% off all merchandise except offer items


Storm Hair

#03-06D Jurong Point Shopping Centre


15% off all hair services


StarEastNet Multimedia Pte Ltd

9 Temasek Blvd #35-01 Suntec Tower 2


Free application for membership. Download application form from PAYM website at


LIPS the Cafe

8 Grange Road, Cineleisure Orchard, #05-03


Get a FREE ice tea with peach with a minimum of $5 purchase


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