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Check out the latest sights and sounds in and around the Nee Soon community.

Latest

Check out the latest sights and sounds in and around the Nee Soon community.

Kampung Life in Yishun

Go back to kampung life, right here in Nee Soon? In the former Bottle Tree Park, you can find Ground-Up Initiative (GUI), an organization that believes in the 5Gs- “Gracious, Green, Giving, Grounded and Grateful”. True to its ethos, the activities there let you experience nature and kampung life. Many of them are unique to GUI, so you’ll really be missing out if you don’t check them out!   1.Woodworking and upcycling In a half-day woodworking workshop,....

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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,....

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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,....

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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.....

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Speaking up for homeless, animals and foreign workers

Parliamentary Questions from Louis Ng on 8 May 2017 1. To ask the Minister for Social and Family Development in 2016 (a) what is the most common reason for rejecting an application to provide shelter to homeless people; and (b) what is the waiting time for placement at a shelter. Answer 2. To ask the Minister for Home Affairs (a) for each year in the past three years, how many people have been fined or prosecuted in court respectively for failing to give way to emergency vehicles;....

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Waiting time for cancer scans & dental treatment

Parliamentary Questions Er Dr Lee Bee Wah on 8 May 2017 1. To ask the Minister for Health (a) what is the Ministry doing to reduce the waiting time for dental treatment at polyclinics; (b) whether appointments for diagnosis and treatment can be made together with closer intervals; and (c) whether the Ministry will consider getting private practitioners onboard to relieve the manpower shortage. Answer 2. To ask the Minister for Health (a) what is the average waiting time for a patient who is suspected of suffering from cancer to get a scan at the Government hospitals;....

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Better-trained Security for Nightspots

SPEECH BY ER DR LEE BEE WAH, MP FOR NEE SOON GRC, AT THE SECOND READING OF THE PUBLIC ENTERTAINMENTS AND MEETINGS (AMENDMENT) BILL IN PARLIAMENT ON XX MAY 2017 Madam Speaker, 1. Singapore is a tourism hub and we also want to promote art and culture for our local community. So, the number and variety of public entertainment and arts entertainment activities are likely to rise in the months ahead. This is a good sign as this suggests that more Singaporeans are becoming more appreciative and receptive towards various cultures,....

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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.....

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Who should clean up oil spills?

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Merchant Shipping (Wreck Removal) Bill [Bill No. 19/2017] Introduction Madam, Singapore is not only a key player in the international shipping industry, but also a country that lies in the middle of one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes. This Bill gives legal effect to the Nairobi Convention on wreck removal, which many countries with interests in the seas have ratified.....

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