Help Japan?

Everyone in Singapore is talking about Japan. I see them reading, facebooking, twittering, blogging… everything is about Japan.

But I wonder how many Singaporeans are actually doing something for Japan?
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A Self Defence soldier smiles as he holds a four-month-old baby who survived the recent tsunami with her family at Ishinomaki city in Miyagi prefecture on March 14, 2011.
baby

Japan Self-Defense Forces officers search for victims in Higashimatsushima City, Miyagi Prefecture in northern Japan, after an earthquake and tsunami struck the area, March 14, 2011.
search for survivors

Japanese rescue team members transport a body in the town of Watari in Miyagi prefecture on March 14, 2011, three days after a massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami devastated the coast of eastern Japan.
japan rescue team members

hitachi harbour

Containers are strewn about in the port of Sendai in Miyagi prefecture three days after a massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami devastated the coast of eastern Japan.
containers

Oil leaks from ships swept by a tsunami in Fudai Village, Iwate Prefecture in northern Japan, after an earthquake struck the area March 14, 2011.
oil leak

Vehicles sit on three-storey buildings on March 14, 2011, illustrating the devastating effects of the March 11 tsunami that hit the town of Onagawa in Miyagi prefecture.
vehicles sit on 3 storey bulldings

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A man comforts a woman as she cries in front of her damaged home in the town of Watari in Miyagi prefecture on March 14, 2011 three days after a massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami devastated the coast of eastern Japan.
woman cries

All photos and news updates have been re-posted from http://news.nationalpost.com

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Can you really read the news, look at the pictures, and watch the videos of the Japan earthquake & tsunami, and go about your daily tasks?

YOU can do something. YOU can actually help Japan.

But before you do – please exercise street sense and beware of groups/organizations/scams exploiting this massive disaster for marketing strategy/collecting money/collecting Facebook database/their own benefit.

It makes me sick!!!!


It really upset me to think about people being misled by false information or useless Facebook groups, but I felt a lot better seeing that some of my friends have been circulating donation details. Right on. I will share them here:

1) Best to go direct to: JAPAN RED CROSS
Website here

2) Most convenient to go to: SINGAPORE RED CROSS
Website here

I think you can walk in @ 15 Penang Lane to make a donation, opening hours:
Mondays to Fridays 9.30am-9pm,
Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays 9.30am – 6pm.

OR, you may donate via SMS to 75772.
For every sms, S$50 will be donated to the “Japan Disaster 2011” fund.

More information on support and donations for quake and tsunami victims on the Singapore-Japan embassy website here

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To be honest, I feel very broke after coming back from my Taiwan holiday.

But I have also been very blessed – if I sit here comfortably in far away Singapore, live like nothing’s changed, go for some party and don’t so much as try to do something for Japan, I would feel like such a waste of a human being.

I hope you guys do whatever you can, too.

However much you donate, you can make a difference!

A small difference… But still a difference!

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