Thank you for joining our inaugural Mass Blindfold Lunch

Saturday 13th October, 2018

Date Saturday 13th October, 2018
Time 12PM - 3PM
Location Ngee Ann Polytechnic Convention Centre

Orbis Singapore held a mass blindfold lunch for over 200 participants to celebrate World Sight Day. Guests were treated to a blindfold lunch, guide dog demonstration, eye screening and games. It was a successful collaboration with several local organisations serving the visually impaired and an educational day out for our supporters.

Guests were blindfolded before walking in groups of 8 to the lunch hall where they had a two-course meal in complete darkness. A Dialogue in the Dark staff and a Guide Dogs Singapore client were assigned to each table and they shared their stories of living with visual impairment with lunch guests.

Queuing to enter lunch hall

June Yong, 38

Mass Blindfold Lunch participant

I was mov­ing very slow­ly towards the din­ing table despite hav­ing a guide in front of me, and I felt real­ly uncom­fort­able hav­ing to wait till the food is in my mouth before I could fig­ure out what it was. I also found myself rais­ing my voice, because I wasn’t sure if my friend who was fac­ing me knew that I was talk­ing to her.

Congratulations to six lucky guests for bringing home these fantastic prizes:

  • High tea for 2 at COMO Cuisine, COMO Dempsey (3 lucky winners)
  • 30-minute flight simulation for 1 at Flight Experience Singapore
  • Dinner for 2 at The Line, Shangri-La Hotel Singapore
  • Private Dining for 6 by Personal Chef Singapore

Guests were also treated to free eye screening by students and staff of Ngee Ann Polytechnic's Optometry Centre, a guide dog demonstration by Guide Dogs Singapore, fun simulation games and eye care tips by volunteers from Essilor Vision Foundation and a head and shoulders massage by the Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped.

Essilor Vision Foundation presented our friends from Dialogue in the Dark with sunglasses as tokens of appreciation for their facilitation during the blindfold lunch.

Thank you Dialogue in the Dark Singapore and Essilor Vision Foundation!

It was a fun and educational day out for guests who experienced how it's like to do simple tasks without their sight. Orbis would like to thank all partners, especially Dialogue in the Dark Singapore, for making the event a success.

Thank you Shaun McEwan for being such a wonderful and professional Master of Ceremonies! In 2017, Shaun worked the microphone at over 100 events in 11 countries and is at home hosting Conferences, Product Launch, Award Nights and Black Tie Gala’s.

Joanne Pau, 53

Mass Blindfold Lunch participant

It is an inter­est­ing expe­ri­ence putting myself in the shoes of the blind and think­ing how dif­fi­cult it must be for them. Despite these chal­lenges, I felt inspired by the vol­un­teer at my table, William, and how he shared that we have to believe in our­selves to over­come these difficulties.

Orbis Mass Blindfold Lunch

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Special Thanks To

Equis is Asia’s largest independent infrastructure and real asset fund manager. Since 2010, Equis has raised and managed over US$2.7bn in funds for the Asia-Pacific Region and has made investments in Asian power, energy and infrastructure. Equis employs 45 staff across nine offices in the region.

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POWERPLUS GROUP PTE LTD, a leading global manufacturer of a comprehensive range of construction equipment, plants, trucks and other vehicles as well as spare parts.

Incorporating the best of technology from the United States, Europe and Japan, POWERPLUS’ machinery are configured to optimize its technical capabilities. Today, the organization’s clientele spans over 100 countries across 6 continents.

Certis is a leading advanced integrated security services organisation with multi-disciplinary ops-tech capabilities. Certis is headquartered in Singapore, with an international presence that extends to Australia, Hong Kong, Macau, China, Malaysia and the Middle East. We are a trusted partner committed to our clients’ successes, delivered through our 34,000-strong global team which includes 16,000 in Singapore.

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