Seniors get free food from MBS restaurant every weekday

THEY live in rental flats, but the residents of Block 26, Sin Ming Industrial Estate A, get to eat like casino high-rollers on a regular basis.

Thanks to a generous donor who wants to be known only as Mrs Lim, they chow down every weekday on food from the kitchen of Jin Shan, one of the Chinese fine-dining restaurants in Marina Bay Sands.

A five-course set lunch at the restaurant, which is helmed by award-winning master chef Huang Ching Biao, can cost up to $98 a person, according to its website.

But residents like Madam Nancy Oh, 55, pay nothing to enjoy the spread, which includes boneless fish, chicken and vegetables. Fresh fruit, Muslim food and pastries are set on a separate table. Dim sum is offered fortnightly.

"We would come here and eat as friends," said Madam Oh, 55, a former coffee shop owner. The free food programme for the residents began last November.

A van carrying the food would arrive at the Comnet@Sin Ming Senior Activity Centre at the block's void deck at around noon.

Dozens of residents would already be there eagerly awaiting their lunchtime treat.

Sometimes, Mrs Lim, a housewife in her 40s, is on hand with her domestic helpers. When The New Paper was there last week, she and three of her helpers were distributing the food.

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