Vietnamese business community in Singapore to support healthcare workers

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With the circuit breaker extension and the shot-up number of new Covid-19 cases, frontline healthcare workers in Singapore probably have the toughest jobs right now to keep all of us safe, regardless of our nationalities. The Trade Office of Vietnam Embassy in Singapore (VTO) has taken initiative to encourage Vietnamese businesses in Singapore to join effort to share gestures of encouragement and friendship with the local medical staff.

Spearheading this initiative is Red Sparrow, an authentic Vietnamese restaurant at Dempsey Hill helm by chef-owner Jeff Koh. From now to the end of circuit-break period, Red Sparrow will provide 1,000 free Vietnamese meals every Monday and Thursday, such as broken rice with grilled pork (Com tam), beef noodle (Pho), spring rolls (Nem cuon) to medical professionals. Red Sparrow will also offer a 50 percent discount to all family members of medical staff on a regular basis for delivery meals with wide choices of Vietnamese dishes (Please check facebook link or WhatsApp +65 83485195 for the menu).

Other partners involved in this project include Co May rice, Thanh Ha fish sauce, Minh Ha rice paper. These companies have joined to contribute together with Red Sparrow in preparing delicious Vietnamese meals. Other Vietnamese businesses such as Trung Nguyen TNI King Coffee and Hello 5 Coffee will also support 1,000 boxes of Vietnamese instant coffee as part of the contribution to our front line and health care workers together with the free meals delivered. Petrolimex and VTO are also donating cash to support Red Sparrow with the packaging and delivery fees.

During this COVID-19 pandemic, Vietnamese businesses in Singapore as well as Singaporean businesses are affected and facing great difficulties to maintain their business operation, cash flow, and to prevent and fight against the virus; but it’s now a mindful time for business to show their kindness and social responsibility. This initiative to keep our Singapore’s mighty warriors fresh and fed will help to promote the friendship and solidarity between Singapore and Vietnam. Vietnamese community in Singapore can also make donations towards purchasing food for this initiative, by emailing Red Sparrow ‎[redsparrowsg@gmail.com]‎ or VTO ‎[sg@moit.gov.vn]‎

In order to share the shining light with Singaporean friends during this difficult times, Chef Jeff will broadcast on his page a number of cooking clips to introduce Vietnamese cultural style of home cooked food, especially Vietnamese famous dishes like Noodles rice with grilled pork, Beef Pho noodles, fresh & fried spring rolls, Vietnamese pancake…

A friend of Vietnam, youtuber Jianhao Tan is also supporting this initiative by promoting Red Sparrow on his Instagram page.

For more information, please contact Vietnam Trade Office in Canada at Ca@moit.gov.vn