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Over 3,500 old folks receive hongbaos

Over 3,500 old folks receive hongbaos

It has been a tradition since 1948, when movie moguls Sir Run Run Shaw and Tan Sri Runme Shaw would personally hand out red packets and other goodies to the elderly during Chinese New Year. -- ST PHOTO IT HAS been a tradition since 1948, when movie moguls Sir Run Run Shaw and Tan Sri Runme Shaw would personally hand out red packets and other goodies to the elderly during Chinese New Year. On Saturday, their family members continued this annual practice: Mr Shaw Vee Ming, Mr Harold Shaw, Mr Shaw Vee King, Mr Christopher Shaw and Mr Markham Shaw invited some 30 elderly residents of old folks' homes to a lunch at Shaw Centre and gave them $100 hongbaos each. They were among more than 3,500 old folks who received the red packets from Shaw Foundation, set up to do philanthropic work. One-third of the recipients are from 34 old folks' homes while the rest live in public housing ...

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