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Bus Rides and Flyer Tickets for Migrant Workers
ItsRainingRaincoats is working with MOM and others to organize a few outings for migrant workers to relieve them of the monotony of their daily existence. They have spent most of 2020 indoors, and a bus ride to some of the famous sights around Singapore is literally a breath of fresh air for the workers. This may be one of the first outings for most of the workers since the beginning of Covid-19 measures.
The buses will be planned for select weekends through the duration of the year 2021. Each bus ride is for 30-35 workers, and takes them on a small excursion around Singapore’s top tourist locations. Each worker will also get a small snack and some goodies.
They will be accompanied by IRR volunteers who will interact with them and help make the ride a bit more fun.
We are also planning to take a few hundred workers on a once in a lifetime experience on the Flyer. The workers can never afford this for themselves.
We will need buses to take the workers to the Flyer and this is expected to happen at the end February/March 2021.
The original campaign was run by PIIM’s alumni group for a small group of 650 workers who took bus rides through Orchard Road/Marina Bay to see the Festive Christmas Lights. The positive feedback received from the worker community prompted an expansion of the original campaign to sponsor bus rides through the year and add Flyer tickets as well.
Who we are and what we do
ItsRainingRaincoats supports the needs of migrant workers in Singapore. We aim to improve the lives of the migrant workers and build bridges to strengthen their integration into our broader community. We do this using imaginative, innovative, authentic and nimble strategies. Our raincoat symbolizes the protection we provide them from their metaphorical thunderstorms.
Christmas Festive Lights Tours
ItsRainingRaincoats is working with MOM to organize a few bus tours for migrant workers to view the Christmas Festive lights in and around Orchard Road and Marina Bay. It would be a welcome break for them after having been cooped up for so many months.
These bus tours are planned for the last week of December. Your contribution will go towards the rental of several 40-seater buses and snacks during the tour.
Please note that 100% of all donations go to meet the needs of the migrant workers; IRR has zero overheads.
You can also sign up to join the Bus Tour – interact with the workers and enjoy the festive lights with them! You can indicate your interest using the link below, and we will revert shortly with choice of dates.
About Ray of Hope
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A good inititiative from my friend Kanya for her birthday, happy bday dear!
Thank you for your hard work!
Wenn Ler Pang
Hello! Thank you so much for your hard work :) we hope you enjoyed the bus rides or a ride in our Singapore flyer :)
Thank you for all that you do for us in Singapore!
Thank you for helping to build Singapore
Have fun friends! You deserve it! And thank you IRR for this opportunity and for your work!
Thank you for everything that you have done for us.
IRR team, great work! And to our migrant workers, thank you so much for contributing to Singapore 💛💛
This is a worthy cause to bring smiles to those who need it the most at this time. As a foreigner living in SG I know how they feel like to live apart from their families for a long time.
Thank you for your contributions to Singapore! May you and your family be blessed with everything you have wished for!
Have a good time exploring singapore !!
happy to know that you guys will enjoy the outings. hv fun !
Thank you for your contributions towards Singapore landscape, landmark, etc. Enjoy this little special treat from me.
Chi Yung Siew
Go go go!!!
Great initiative!!! Enjoy the ride
I too am a foreigner who calls Singapore home. I am so happy to bless a worker with opportunity to see Singapore from the perspective of the Singapore Flyer. May God Bless you.
Thank you for doing all that you do!
Thank you for your contribution to Singapore. Do know that there are many people who appreciate what you do.
Yi Fang Tan
Hope you enjoy the sights in Singapore!
Adani Global Pte Ltd
Thank you for your contribution
Thank you my brothers! Thank you for building my home. Hope you enjoy this small gift for you! :) <3
su lyn lim
Sharing the bus\'s cost for our workers from GS Engineering
Hope y’all have fun!!!
Thank you for your hard work in building our homes, roads, and all the conveniences we enjoy! Grateful thanks and love to you ..Enjoy your rides!!
Have an enjoyable time!
To all our migrant friends, we appreciate you! :) Enjoy this tour!
Thank you for all you do for us, and I\'m sorry that we haven\'t treated you with the dignity you deserve. I hope that you all will be able to join us soon.
Great appreciation to all migrant workers, for your great contribution to Singapore 🇸🇬 😀
Enjoy the tour, you deserve it!
Thank you for building Singapore <3
Thank you for everything you do! Enjoy
Hope the migrant workers enjoy the Singapore Flyer, a great initiative
thanks for doing this and giving us a chance to support this!
De Yi Lee
Yih Chin Gan
Service to men is service God. May this small contribution be a token of appreciation and gratitude to all our workers brothers. May they also enjoy the beautiful sites of Singapore.
IIM Alumni happy to support migrant workers to have some cheer and happiness experiences !
Thank you for this initiative to bring in cheer to the migrant workers.
Glad to support this great initiative!
Enjoy the bus tour...!
Hope we can make the evening enjoyable for them.
Hope that the workers enjoy the tour!
Good initiative, support our migrant workers to have some fun at the end of a challenging year
This year has put many things in perspective- one of those is the acute sense of our own privilege. Thank you to the organisers for this initiative.
IIM alumni proud to support this initiative
This pandemic has been hard on all of us… but I\'ve done it in the comfort of my own home, around people I love (albeit, sometimes driving me mad) when there are a lot of people who have had neither of these things. So I wanted to donate and support those who aren’t as fortunate as me to have someone to miss, in a place they can call home.
Russell Van Der Water
Happy Holidays :)
Thank you for your sacrifices this year
thank you for literally building our nation!
Lets bring joy into the hearts of the ones who help build our beautiful city. A little goes a long way.
Anita Mehta Iyer
Merry Christmas & happy new year to you and your family back home.
Thank you for helping me contribute. Wish you the best
Wenxin Joy Lu
Thanks for organising these activities!
Stay safe and well everyone!
Merry Christmas to the migrant workers who support Singapore!
Lovely idea - kudos to IRR . Glad to be able to bring some good cheer this feative season