Events Write-Up

Father’s Day Dinner

Organised by Nee Soon South CCMC, Father’s Day Dinner was prepared for fathers and their family members on 16 June 2018. A day for Dads to remember as they gathered for a night full of celebrations over dinner together with entertaining songs on the theme, ‘Travel’. About 300 residents, joined by Grassroots Adviser, Er. Dr. Lee Bee Wah participated in this event. In her speech Dr Lee noted that as fathers become more involved in bringing up their children, we need more spaces for them in parenting-related forums and discussion groups.

 

The night was marked with a climate action pledge where residents committed to contribute to climate sustainability in their daily living. One of the main highlights was the participation draw where travel vouchers were given out as prizes.

 

Residents also enjoyed thoroughly the Happy Hippo Show where fathers were selected to participate in some stage games.

Harmony Iftar @ North West

Every year, Ramadan is observed as a blessed month within the Islamic calendar. It is also an opportunity for Singapore’s multi-racial community to come together to celebrate this joyous occasion. This year, Nee Soon South GRC along with the Indian Muslim Social Service Association (IMSSA) collaborated to organise Harmony Iftar @ North West on Sunday 3 June 2018 at MPC@Khatib.

 

The event was attended by some 5000 residents. Iftar or break-fast is held in conjunction with the spirit of the fasting month or Ramadan. Residents were treated to a sumptuous meal served by IMSSA. Ramadan is a month for giving and for this special event all invited beneficiaries received hampers. The President of Singapore Mdm Halimah Yacob graced the event. Grassroots Advisers from the North West cluster, including Nee Soon South Grassroots Adviser Er. Dr. Lee Bee Wah also joined residents at the event.

8 new Dementia Go-To-Points

Nee Soon South now has 8 new Dementia Go-To Points. The go-to points serve as resource touch -points to provide useful information and assistance on dementia for the general public and caregivers. They are also ‘safe return’ points where the public can bring individuals who appear to be lost or cannot identify themselves.

 

After training our grassroots leaders and volunteers, our eight RC centres were designated Dementia Go-To Points. These go-to points are part of the efforts to make Yishun a dementia-friendly community.

 

The Dementia Go-To-Point Workshop was organised by Nee Soon South CCC Active Ageing Committee (AAC). The training was provided by Agency for Integrated Care (AIC).

 

Grassroots Adviser for Nee Soon GRC Grassroots Organisations Er. Dr. Lee Bee Wah said this was an important and meaningful initiative. She added: “The number of people living with dementia is expected to increase rapidly, almost double by 2030. And there are misconceptions that dementia only happens when we age or that it is “part and parcel’ of ageing. These go -to points are important to educate our residents about dementia, and what we can do to reduce the risk. Equally important is the role they play in building a community support network to help those who suffer from it.”

Vasakhi Celebration Gurdwara Shahib Yishun

Vasakhi is a religious festival that marks the Sikh New Year. It is the foundation of the Khalsa community of Sikhs which happened on 14 April 1699 by Guru Gobind Singh, when he created the sword of baptism, the pahul or Amrit Sanchar. It also marks a celebration of the spring harvest and has been an ancient festival of the Punjab.

 

At Gurdwara Shahib Yishun, some 200 people gathered at the Sikh Temple for prayers and community bonding. Er. Dr. Lee Bee Wah, Adviser to Nee Soon GRC GROs, MP for Nee Soon GRC joined them in the celebration. Mr Eldwin Wong, Nee Soon South CCMC Chairman and Ms Kumutha, Nee Soon South IAEC Chairperson were also present to witness the celebration.

Celebrating Mother’s Day

A Group of enthusiastic Line Dance participants gathered on a beautiful Thursday evening at the Springleaf Nature Park to celebrate Mother’s Day together with Er Dr Lee Bee Wah.

 

It was a simple gathering, but the atmosphere was admirable. Some 50 line-dancers moved in perfect synchronization to the background music. Each elegant step they took with confidence and in perfect harmony. The instructor for this Line Dance Group is Lynda Ngiam who is also a Springleaf Garden resident. This Group gather regularly at Springleaf Nature Park every Thursday evening to practice their Line Dance and get to know each other better.

 

After the line dancing they celebrated Mother’s Day with a sumptuous buffet dinner.

World Water Day’s Event 2018

In conjunction with World Water Day, 100 Nee Soon South households were awarded for their efforts to save water. These residents had participated in the Water Saving Contest for the period January 2017 to December 2017. Grassroots Adviser, Er. Dr. Lee Bee Wah presented $100 worth of vouchers to each household.

 

At KTPH’s auditorium, residents learnt more about water-saving tips such as the use of water saving taps, washing machines with water saving feature, shorter shower times; recycling shower water to flush the toilet and use of water-saving features on toilet bowls.

 

After the launch of World Water Day about 250 Nee Soon South residents went on with their litter-picking exercise at the ground of Khoo Teck Puat Hospital and Yishun Pond.

IAEC Thinnai-Potluck get-together with Residents

11 Mar 2018, Sunday 4.30pm – 6.30pm at void deck, Blk 868 Yishun St 81

Some 30 senior residents joined a “Thinnai” get-together event on 11 March, Sunday at the void deck of Block 868.

Residents had the opportunity to interact and enjoy some simple home-cooked food with one another. It was also a social bonding time for neighbours as they joined in a dance. Ms Kumutha, Chairperson of IAEC led the activities in which Adviser to Nee Soon GROs, Er. Dr. Lee Bee Wah also gamely participated in.

Residents also thanked IAEC grassroots members and Nee Soon South Zone F RC members for visiting them house-to-house and extending them the personal invitation to this party.

Lunar New Year Lights

Starting from 13th January, Khatib Central was lit up with lanterns and festive lights. The lights brought a festive atmosphere to the area, and hopefully will attract more shoppers to do their Lunar New Year shopping in the area.

 

The 800 participants who attended the light-up ceremony were treated to a great variety show. As usual, Er. Dr.

Lee Bee Wah was there to celebrate with her residents.

Deepavali Dinner & Variety Show 2017

Some 350 residents attended the Deepavali Dinner & Variety Show organised by the Indian Activity Executive Committee (IAEC) on Sat, 11 November 2017 at the CC Multipurpose Hall.

 

Senior citizens and guests from needy-families joined the community in enjoying the sumptuous buffet dinner and spectacular variety shows presented. Residents warmly welcomed the efforts to keep the tradition of generosity and celebration alive, and to share the richness of the Indian culture with the community.

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.