The bedding items was presented by HE Ngurah Swajaya, Ambassador of Indonesia to Singapore, to representatives from Singapore. From left: Mr Wong Heang Fine, Group CEO of Surbana Jurong; Mr Tan Chong Meng, Group CEO of PSA International; Mr Ng Boon Heong, CEO of Temasek Foundation; HE Ngurah Swajaya, Ambassador of Indonesia to Singapore; Mr Rumaksono, Trade Attache, Indonesia Embassy in Singapore; Mr Yeo Choon Chong, CEO, Singapore, Surbana Jurong. (Source: Temasek Foundation)

Altogether 4,500 bedding items such as bed frames, mattresses and pillows have been shipped from Indonesia to Singapore for use in the island’s community isolation facilities. According to Temasek Foundation, it has been working with the Indonesian Embassy in Singapore  to support measures in containing the COVID-19 Outbreak here. The Foundation ordered the bed sets and the Indonesian Embassy here helped facilitate the shipments.

THE first shipments started arriving in the last week of April and consists of bed frames, mattresses, mattress covers, bed sheets, pillow cases and blankets. They will be used in quarantine facilities such as at Singapore Expo where there are patients stable and recovering but still test positive for the virus.

Mdm Ho Ching, CEO Temasek Holdings

The shipment also attracted a comment from Mdm Ho Ching , the Chief Excecutive Officer of Temasek Holdings and wife of Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, who posted her thanks on Singapore Matters FaceBook page: “The solidarity of friends! Thank you Indonesia!  e had an earlier shipment of 5000 beds and beddings. Now we have another shipment of over 38,000 beds and beddings, facilitated by the Indonesia ambassador to Singapore.”

“A huge huge terima kasih to you, Bapak Excellency, for your friendship and support! Take care everyone, and best wishes to everyone in ASEAN and around the world as we battle the scourge of COVID.”

Temasek Foundation said since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, they have stood with the community in Singapore and in ASEAN by supporting various collaboration efforts through the Foundation’s ongoing provision of medical equipment, and hand sanitisers to community partners and that it will continue to work closely with partners like the Indonesia Embassy in Singapore to respond and support community needs where possible.

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