Meet Mr Pereira

Erudite and soft-spoken, 90-year-old Mr Pereira is happy to have moved to his new flat at Cassia Crescent. He appreciates the convenience of the lift that stops at his floor, especially after an operation in 2018 that weakened him. Each day, you can spot the former civil servant and librarian ambling from or towards Block 52, as he eats his meals outside. He enjoys talking about politics, and spends a good part of his day reading the papers. With time to spare, Mr Pereira offers to read the mail of residents who cannot understand English. He leaves his door open during the day, and welcomes CRT volunteers to visit him. He lives across the corridor from Mdm Yee, and they look out for each other.

Here’s how you can help


Volunteer with CRT

Volunteer with CRT

Befriend the residents of Block 52 Cassia Crescent by volunteering a skill, participating in day-to-day activities, or organising community events

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Thank you for wanting to make a difference by supporting the work of the Cassia Resettlement Team at Block 52 Cassia Crescent. Please provide us with the information below, and someone from CRT will be in touch soon.

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Buy the book

Buy the book

Support CRT’s efforts by purchasing They Told Us to Move: Dakota—Cassia online
(published by Ethos Books)

Read more about CRT’s Impact

Read more about CRT’s Impact

Dive into the work of CRT, and discover how its volunteers have impacted the lives of the elderly at Block 52 Cassia Crescent, through cooperation, mutual respect and deepening friendships.

About Cassia Resettlement Team

About CRT

The Cassia Resettlement Team (CRT) was formed in 2017 and serves the needs of residents who were relocated from different rental flat estates, such as Dakota Crescent and Sims Drive to Cassia Crescent.



Juliana Tan

Producer, Photography & Writer

Tsen-Waye Tay

Camera & Editor

Grace Baey

Camera Assistant

vanessa chua


Jemimah Seow


Calvin Tan

Executive Producer

Von Tan

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