OUR GRASSROOTS ADVISER

June 2020 Message

Dear Resident

Safety Still Comes First

The gradual easing of Circuit Breaker measures in phases is good news for all. But we can only move on to Phases 2 and 3 if there is no second wave of Covid-19. So let’s continue to stay home as much as possible. If you have to go out for essential activities, put on a mask and observe safe distancing.

Please also stay vigilant against dengue. Dengue infections have been on the rise. Keep your home free of stagnant water, and should you notice any potential mosquito breeding sites around the estate, please inform the Town Council. You can also file a report via the OneService app. Email me if you need any help.

On May 20, a fire broke out in one of our residents’ homes. Fortunately, resident Nasiruddin, an off-duty SCDF warrant officer, acted quickly and it was extinguished with a hose reel. Many residents also went around knocking on doors to wake up their still-sleeping neighbours. It was a great show of community spirit.

As the fire appeared to be caused by an e-bike battery that was being charged, I urge everyone to observe safety guidelines when charging e-bikes and PMDs. Please only use UL2272 certified devices and don’t leave charging batteries unattended. Non-UL2272 certified devices are banned from 1 July 2020, so do make the switch if you have not done so.

This incident is a timely reminder that we must always be prepared for the inevitable. HDB’s fire insurance only covers the cost of reinstating damaged internal structures. It does not include home contents such as furniture, renovations and personal belongings. Please check if your insurance covers your home’s contents.

Let’s remember this month that whatever happens, safety should still come first. Wishing everyone good health and a productive month ahead. Wishing a Happy Father’s Day to all fathers!

Er. Dr. Lee Bee Wah
MP for Nee Soon GRC
Advisor to Nee Soon South Grassroots Organisations

Email: lee.bee.wah@gmail.com
Website: http://www.neesoonsouth.org.sg/

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