Singaporeans Chasing Dreams in Eastern Europe

MP Kwek Hian Chuan Henry shared thoughts on his state visit to Poland and the Czech Republic. The state visit, with President Tony Tan, Minister S Iswaran, Minister Josephine Teo and fellow MP Sun Xueling, was from May 21st to 27th 2017. It was the first state visit by a Singapore Head of State to Poland. The trip furthered collaboration in business and education between Singapore and both countries, with six Memoranda of Understanding signed. President Tony Tan also jointly opened the Poland-Singapore Business Forum,....

Coffeeshop Owner Touched by Volunteers

Just one morning of volunteering made a permanent difference in Kebun Baru. On the 13th of May 2017, volunteers from Kebun Baru and CHIJ St Nicholas Girls’ School participated in a litter-picking exercise with MP Kwek Hian Chuan Henry. One of the toughest places to clean was in front of one of the coffeeshops, where there was a shallow trench, filled with beer bottle-caps and cigarette butts. MP Kwek posted on his Facebook: “To our surprise,....

Bright and spunky new décor at NSE MPS

When schoolteacher Salma Aljunied walked into the Meet-the-People Session (MPS) at Nee Soon East, she was impressed by the simple yet charming ambience. “Wow, I said instantly, it makes me feel at home. The painted walls, scrubbed floors and colourful furniture make the place look so soothing,” she says. New MPS décor. Volunteer James Clifton, an educator, explained that residents used to sit across heavy desks, giving a sense of them asking for help from the volunteers.....

NSS volunteers bond at the Botanic Gardens

On the 1st of April, members of the Nee Soon South PAP branch enjoyed a day of fun and learning at the Botanic Gardens with MP Er Dr Lee Bee Wah. The day started with a rather lively bus ride where Dr Lee interacted with members by not only conversing with them but also singing oldies with them. Members caught up with one another and discussed topics from Nee Soon issues to national issues. Participants enjoyed the historic paths that have made the Gardens a UNESCO World Heritage site.....