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Another S’pore ‘Sun’ shines in aid

— CHRISTOPHER TOH

 
SINGAPOREAN artiste Sun Ho is the latest local singer to lend a helping hand to victims of the Sichuan earthquake.
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Another Singaporean pop star, Stefanie Sun, visited the region to assist MercyRelief in their rehabilitation efforts latelast month.
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Ho, 37, who flew from New York last Thursday to China, has donated 500 tents to help displaced families of the quake find temporary shelter.
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Together with social services association Citycare Limited, she also helped raise 650,000 yuan ($129,000) for stationery and educational supplies for children affected by the earthquake.
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Although Ho was in the United States recording her album when news of the disaster broke, she decided to visit the disaster site personally, despite recently recovering from an operation, said her management in a press release.
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She arrived to perform at CCTV’s charity programme, Rebuilding the Homeland with One Heart, before visiting the displaced families.
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The singer has been active in her work in China. With Citycare Limited, Sun has built schools in Chong Qing, Gui Zhou, Henan and sponsored a computer lab for a school in Liao Ning.
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Her latest single, Eternal Blossom, has been broadcasted over radio stations as a song of encouragement for the quake victims.
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Ho is also involved in various activities for the Rebuilding Homeland project.
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These include inviting Sichuan artists to Singapore to hold an art exhibition to showcase the courage of the quake survivors, as well as setting up an education and music foundation for the orphans and other victims of the earthquake.

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