The National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) has partnered with Gardens by the Bay to give less affluent union members along with their families free tickets to visit two Gardens by the Bay conservatories starting next year.
The initiative will allow some 237,000 union members whose wages are in the lowest 25 percent among members to visit the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest for free, according to a report by the Straits Times.
NTUC Partners with Gardens by the Bay to Give Out Free Tickets to Gardens Attractions to Less-Privileged Families
The announcement was made by labour chief Ng Chee Meng at a family event at the Gardens, where some 350 less privileged union members and their families shared a buffet brunch, played fun games, and viewed the Christmas display inside the Flower Dome.
According to Mr Ng, attractions such as the Gardens by the Bay which receives around 1 million tourists each month, boost the country’s tourism revenue and contribute to the economy, so that it can pursue its national projects and interests as a nation.
For his part, Gardens by the Bay chief executive Felix Loh shared in his speech that he is honoured to continue the vision set by the Gardens’ founding chief executive Kiat W. Tan – which is to ensure that not only the privileged and able can visit the Gardens, but so should everyone else in the country.
Loh added that the founder had wanted Singaporeans and all of the residents of Singapore to visit the most precious land in downtown Singapore anytime, and that all segments may come and enjoy it.
It’s great to know that organizations such as the NTUC are working with companies and businesses to provide special benefits to all their members regardless of their pay scale and status in society. This will surely be a fun experience to welcome the new year for members and their families, as well.