900 South Woodlands Drive #06-01
Woodlands Civic Centre
Monthly Message June 2019
We are now at the mid-point of the year. The June school holidays are here and some of you would be planning a trip overseas with your family. I am happy for you as it is important to spend quality time and bond as a family.
But relationship building should not be just within a family. We should also extend this to our neighbours. Be considerate of our neighbours’ needs and feelings. For example for those living in the private estates, and do not use the refuse bin to reserve a parking lot outside your house. After all, it is a public road and it is free for anyone to park unless there are official notices or traffic lines to indicate parking is not allowed.
Next, I would like to touch on the use of plastics. Many of the plastics we put into the recycling bins do not get recycled. The more sustainable solution is to cut down our use of plastic. In Singapore, shoppers took 820 million plastic bags from supermarkets each year – an average of 146 plastic bags for each person, according to a study commissioned by the Singapore Environment Council (SEC). To help reduce this number, we have just launched two reusable bag sharing points- at the NTUC and Sheng Siong supermarkets at Khatib Central. I hope you will support our campaign and bring any extra reusable bags to these sharing points.
There are more activities that you can join us for this month. Do come with your family and neighbours:
- 23 June (Sunday) 8.30am-11am Zone G: Monthly Litter Picking and Launch of Community Bookshelf
- 29 June (Saturday) 6pm-10pm at Khatib Plaza (in front of Blk 845): Movie Night
We are also paying tribute to the pillars of strength in our families. I am sure many families are giving a special treat to Dad. May I join them in wishing all Dads a Happy Father’s Day!
Also this month, our Muslims will mark the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. I am sure many non-Muslim residents would be visiting their Muslim neighbours and take part in this celebration. May I take this opportunity to wish all Muslim residents Selamat Hari Raya Adilfitri!
Er. Dr. Lee Bee Wah