Melissa Chong – activist, entrepreneur and Nee Soon East volunteer

During the haze last year, you might have seen people wearing masks with an “X” on them, or read articles about 7500 Singaporeans who pledged to buy sustainable palm oil products. Now meet the 26-year-old behind the campaign- Melissa Chong. Melissa founded a social enterprise called GameChangerz, which runs campaigns on social and environmental issues. She’s also founded a network named Singapore Youth for Climate Action, and represented Singapore’s young “greenies” at the United Nations’ Paris climate talks.....

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149 buses added to Nee Soon

Since our last update, transport in Nee Soon has seen further improvements. 1. Bus 805 added 805 serves new and upcoming developments along Yishun Avenues 1 and 4. It also enhances connectivity to the key transport node at Yishun MRT Station and Bus Interchange, as well as providing convenient access to key amenities such as Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, SAFRA Yishun and Northpoint Shopping Centre. 2. 2 new City Direct Services – CDS 668 serving residents along Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5 –....

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Work starts on Canberra MRT station

On 26th Mar 2016, a groundbreaking ceremony was held for the future Canberra MRT station. Canberra station will be on the North-South Line between Yishun and Sembawang, only the second station to be added to an existing line in the history of Singapore’s MRT. When completed in 2019, it will benefit residents in the north of Yishun, including many in new residences there. Other recent transport improvements in Yishun include the launches of bus 805 and City Direct bus 670.....

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Food trail in Kebun Baru

Article from the Nee Soon Link, a publication of Nee Soon Town Council Two decades ago, food outlets moved in and established themselves along Upper Thomson Road. Foodies, tempted by lingering aroma, flocked to this stretch of the road to enjoy a quick bite of satisfying food. Among the ‘pioneers’ who chose this idyllic place is Mr Teh Chor Joo. In 1986, he opened Ban Leong Wah Hoe Seafood Restaurant. Some of his signature dishes include prawn paste chicken wings,....

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