While most celebrities’ acts of charity usually involve adopting foreign babies or posing starkers for anti-fur and vegetarian movements, Mindee Ong’s humanitarian move is refreshing real.
The actress, best known for her role in Royston Tan’s colourful getai movies 881 and 12 Lotus, is now a charity ambassador for the elderly destitute. Her first task? Spreading love and warmth of Chinese New Year with about 600 old folks at a luncheon at Jurong Safra.
“These elderly are the pioneers of Singapore, yet they are now being neglected by society. I’m really happy to contribute. One day when I grow old, I don’t know where I will be staying, whether alone, or with my children or at a home,” she says emphatically.
She didn’t perform on stage for the elderly audience during the luncheon. Instead, the lass practiced what she preached and chose to “walk around and talk to…