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Mid-Autumn Festival Events 2017

In September, Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations lit up the whole of Nee Soon.

 

Nee Soon South residents brought their own twist to the celebrations. For example, residents from Nee Soon South Zone B made it more exciting with performances by a lion dance troupe and other community performances including line dancing, wushu demonstration and karaoke singing.

 

Many zones organised traditional activities such as ‘tikam-tikam’, pomelo peeling, Chinese riddles, moon cake and lantern making. These activities brought adults back to simple kampung days and introduced kids to time-honoured traditions.

Springleaf NC Wellness for Family

Nee Soon South Springleaf NC organised its inaugural “Wellness for Family” event on Saturday, 11 November 2017. The event was graced by Er. Dr. Lee Bee Wah and attended by about 100 residents from the neighbourhood committee. The event kicked off with a healthy yet delicious breakfast for residents and moved on to wellness related talks such as Dementia and Holistic Health talk. There were also fringe activities for families, such as a games booth by Khoo Teck Puat Hospital and Adult and Childrens’ Chair Yoga. The residents were pleased with the programmes lined up by the organising committee, and had a wonderful time learning about the various health related topics.

Fun for Parents and Babies

Parents bonded with their babies at Nee Soon South’s first event under the Embracing Parenthood Movement.

 

Jointly organized by Nee Soon South Family Life Champion (FLC), Nee Soon South Zone G RC, as well as Nee Soon South Zone H RC, the event was at Blk 504 Community Space. The event was specially crafted for parents whose babies were born in the year of 2016, with many baby-friendly activities.

Accompanied by Nee Soon South Zone G RC Chairman, Ms Evelyn Hung, Grassroots Adviser Er. Dr. Lee Bee Wah joined the parents and babies for activities.

Parents said they enjoyed bonding with their babies through crafts and games. They also left with gifts, parenting tips and attractive package deals.

IAEC Thinnai-Potluck get-together with residents (Zone E)

On 17 Sep 2017, IAEC and Zone E RC conducted a “Thinnai – Potluck get-together with Indian Senior Residents”. Before the event, grassroots leaders from IAEC and Zone E RC visited residents and encouraged them to participate in this event. Therefore, the turnout was very encouraging. Many Indian seniors and families attended and interacted with residents of all races over delicious home-cooked food.

Opening Ceremony MPC@Khatib

Unveiled on the day and made available for general public to use, Nee Soon South CCC did an opening ceremony for the new MPC@Khatib sheltered hardcourt. MPC@Khatib comes with 4 sheltered basketballs and are armed with 4 huge fans. Many residents are impressed by the sheer size of the new hard court and agreed that the inclusion of the new LED panel by the side is a very nice touch as it allows people on the train to get a sneak preview of what is up and coming.

 

The mass Zumba exercise saw some four hundred resident taking part. Nee Soon South also had the chance to indulge in a friendly basketball tee off with Gambas Basketball team.

Golf With Residents 2017

“Golf with Residents” was held on Sunday 16 July 2017 @ Ponderosa Golf & Country Club, Johor. 112 golfers from different races and background came and joined Grassroots Adviser, Er. Dr. Lee Bee Wah on this 18-hole golf course. Most of the golfers went on their own vehicles, while 42 of the them took the coach from Nee Soon South CC. Upon arrival, they had lunch before heading to “Tee Off” at the course. After the game, a sumptuous dinner awaited them.

 

Mr Han, one of the golfer commented that the event was very well organized, he enjoyed the game tremendously with his friends and they look forward to participate again next year.

Adviser Visit Masjid Ahmad Ibrahim on 1st Day of Hari Raya Aidilfitri

Every year, on the morning of Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Masjid Ahmad Ibrahim welcomes the Adviser and key members of Nee Soon South grassroots organizations. This year, the visitors included Er. Dr. Lee Bee Wah, Nee Soon South CCC Chairman Mr. Alex Lee and grassroots members from Nee Soon South Springleaf NC and MAEC. Dressed in her modest purple Malay kurung, Dr. Lee and the grassroots members were warmly welcomed by the congregation. The yearly visit aims to strengthen the ties between Nee Soon South GROs and Masjid Ahmad Ibrahim.

International Women’s Day Dialogue

To mark International Women’s Day, Nee Soon GRC organized a talk and dialogue in collaboration with the National Healthcare Group Polyclinics (NHGP), on how women can live healthily even as they age. Held on Sunday 5 March 2017 at Nee Soon South Community Club, Nee Soon GRC Grassroots Advisers Mr K Shanmugam, Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Law and Er. Dr. Lee Bee Wah, were present to chat with 160 female residents.

 

NHGP’s healthcare professionals from Khoo Teck Puat Hospital shared with residents on how women can manage their exercises and food intake to stay healthy even as they age. The Grassroots Advisers also took the chance to share on key highlights from the recent Budget 2017.

 

Er. Dr. Lee Bee Wah, Adviser to Nee Soon GRC Grassroots Organizations said: “Women are the center of many workplaces, families and communities, but they can only do so if they stay healthy. I hope this talk will provide our female residents with the information to protect themselves against diseases, and live a happy and long life.”

Earth Day Celebration

More than 200 residents joined Grassroots Adviser Er. Dr. Lee Bee Wah for April’s litter picking event at Yishun Zone C Blk 813 Multi-Purpose Hall on 22nd April 2017. The principal, teachers and 30 prefects from Peiying Primary School joined us in this year’s Earth Day Celebrations. Apart from the usual litter picking, Nee Soon South residents also learnt how to recycle systematically. The aim was to increase awareness and appreciation of the Earth’s natural environment. Students from Peiying Primary School’s ECO Science Club showcased their handicrafts made of recycled materials. Residents participated in a Terrarium workshop where they learnt the basics of a terrarium and how to create a self-sustaining environment for the pet inside, as well as the importance of water in our ecological system, emphasizing the relationship between life and Mother Nature.

 

SAY NO to Plastic Bags

International humanitarian NGO Tzu Chi Foundation were invited to share with residents on the growing concerns of increased pollution and the importance of the 4R’s, ‘Refuse and say “No” to Plastic Bags’, ‘Reduce on waste’, ‘Reuse when appropriate’ and ‘Recycle as a lifestyle’. Thereafter, Er. Dr. Lee Bee Wah launched the Recyclable Bags collection points, an initiative to discourage residents from using plastic bags and adopt recyclable bags instead. The key point of this movement is to encourage residents to deposit any extra recyclable bags in boxes placed at the respective RCs within Nee Soon South. It will help to cultivate the habit of sharing recyclable bags as well as educate those who are not actively practicing this habit.

East Coast Park & Singapore Flyer

The message is clear from the 450 Nee Soon residents who picked litter at East Coast Park on 12th February 2017. That is “stop littering and keep Singapore litter free”, so that everybody can enjoy scenic sea views and clean beaches in Singapore.

 

Grassroots Adviser Er. Dr. Lee Bee Wah said, “Many Singaporeans visiting East Coast Park will see us picking litter. I hope they will thus get to know of litter-picking and the importance of not littering. Residents can also see the impact of littering in water bodies on our seas and shoreline, and become advocates against it. ”

 

Participants proceeded to the Singapore Flyer to experience a breathtaking and panoramic views of Asia’s largest observation wheel after the litter picking exercise.