16 Dec '11, 1am
Gifts for newspaper vendor who lost $100 to theft (via ST iPhone App)
Madam Son Ah Hon received shopping vouchers and a rice cooker from SPH's Circulation Department, while a newspaper distributor gave her $150. -- PHOTO: SPH CIRCULATION DEPARTMENT She had her daily takings stolen not once but twice this month. But Madam Son Ah Hon, 71, has not been left empty-handed in this season of giving. The newsstand operator had about $100 stolen from her this month by two boys aged 10 and 12. On Thursday, two representatives from the Singapore Press Holdings' Circulation Department gave her $100 worth of shopping vouchers and a rice cooker as a show of care and a token of appreciation for services rendered. Newspaper distributor Peter Wong gave her $150. Madam Son runs a makeshift newsstand at Block 174, Yishun Avenue 7, with her 84-year-old husband.