Temasek Foundation Giving Free Masks from 10 Jan 2022 With Vending Machines

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Face masks have become an essential part of our lives, and, well, our faces.

The good thing about it is that it hides any blemishes that you may have on your face, while the downside is that you need to be reacquainted with your bad breath whenever you go out.

While the price and availability of face masks have stabilised, it’s always nice to get more of them for free.

And thankfully, that’s exactly what the Temasek Foundation will be doing. Again. 

Temasek Foundation Giving Free Masks from 10 Jan 2022 With Vending Machines

In addition to leisure travel, there’ll be one extra thing to look forward to next year.

Yes, the Temasek Foundation is once again giving out free masks to the public, in what is its sixth mask distribution exercise.

The foundation announced the move in a Facebook post today (23 Nov).

This time, residents can collect their free face masks from designated vending machines, instead of using their utility bill to redeem them, like in the last distribution exercise.

The foundation said the the distribution drive will take place from 10 to 23 January next year.

More details will soon be released.

To know the importance of masks, watch this video to the end:

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Temasek Foundation Currently Giving Out Free Mouth Gargle to All S’pore Households

Remember the bad breath I talked about? Well, what you may not know is the Temasek Foundation is also giving out free mouth gargle to all Singapore households.

Until 10 Dec, interested households can register for the mass distribution exercise. They will then be able to collect a 250ml bottle of mouth gargle for free until the drive ends on 12 Dec.

Those living in one to four-room HDB flats will also have received an additional small bottle (125ml) of mouth gargle. This would have been delivered by SingPost sometime between 25 October and 19 November. You do not need to register for this small additional bottle.


As explained on the Stay Prepared website, the povidone-iodine mouth gargle that will be distributed can kill germs that cause sore throat, and will be particularly useful during the pandemic.

There are a few groups, however, that are advised not to use mouth gargles or throat sprays with povidone-iodine:

  • pregnant women
  • those allergic to povidone-iodine
  • those with thyroid disease

As for the rest of us, it would be a good practice to use a mouth gargle that contains povidone-iodine after any suspected exposure to COVID-19, especially in a high-risk environment, or when community cases are high.

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