Everything About the New Free Masks & This Time There Are Other Colours


It’s already September 2020 and we still have to wear a mask everywhere we go.

It seems like the mandatory mask rule is here to stay for a while, at least till next year.

At this point, many have gotten creative with their masks and it is quite common to see people wearing colourful masks, satin masks and specially customised masks instead of the plain blue disposable ones.

But of course, if you want a pretty mask, it comes at a pretty price.

However, if you see no point in spending extra money on masks, the Temasek Foundation has got you covered once again with a nationwide mask distribution initiative.

Free Reusable Masks Available For Collection From 21 Sept

Yup, free masks once again.

From 21 September to 4 October, every Singapore resident will be able to collect two free masks using their government-issued ID.


Domestic helpers and workers on work passes can also collect the masks with their FIN card, and toddlers to 12-year-olds will be eligible for kid-size masks.

Temasek Holdings CEO Ho Ching made the announcement about this initiative via her Facebook page last night.

“The TF folks have been planning this for some time, and were working to make a formal announcement before this weekend,” she wrote.

She also included an infographic that explained more about the initiative.

Image: Facebook (Ho Ching)

The Masks Come In Different Colours

The last nationwide mask distribution initiative by the Temasek Foundation was held back in June, where each resident could get two free reusable masks as well.

This time around, the masks are slightly more unique, as they come in different sizes and colours.

Each resident will get two MaskSafe DET30™ white masks for free, but those who want more masks or masks in other colours can pre-order them online for a price.

The different colours available are black, peach, denim blue and navy.

Pre-Order Details

Pre-order starts from 8am on 13 Sept and ends on 2 Oct.

Each person can pre-order up to 10 kits of the white cloth masks, for $8 a kit.

As for the colourful ones, the navy masks are $8 a kit as well, and the black, peach and denim blue masks are $10 a kit.

These masks are capped at 5 kits per person.

All of these masks are reusable, antimicrobial, and washable up to 30 times. Here is an infographic on how to care for them properly:

Image: Stay Prepared

Temasek Has Given Out 11 Million Masks

Till date, Temasek has distributed around 11 million masks to Singapore residents so far, and around 1 million face shields to school children and frontline workers.


Temasek’s social and charity arm, Temasek Foundation, has contributed about $800 million to Singapore’s efforts in battling Covid-19.

“We decided very early to pitch in and marshal our resources and capabilities across our network of partners and portfolio companies to help in the fight against Covid-19. Doing right and doing good has never been more critical – no one is safe till everyone is safe,” said Mr Lim Boon Heng, the chairman of Temasek Holdings.

More information on the latest mask collection initiative will be posted on the Stay Prepared website on a later date.

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