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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.

Our Household Recycling System is Broken

by Er. Dr. Lee Bee Wah, MP for Nee Soon GRC Singaporean households have a dismal recycling rate of just 19%. This is down from 22% in 2010 and much less than Taiwan’s rate of 55%. Up to half of all items put into the blue recycling bins at every HDB block go to waste. They get contaminated by organic trash like food and soiled diapers, which also attracts rats. I’ve also heard of “karang gunis” going through the bins- and leaving whatever they don’t want on the floor.....

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Sharing and Giving

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Bretton Woods Agreement (Amendment) Bill [Bill No. 18/2016] Louis Ng on a recent Parliamentary visit to Zambia Introduction Madam Speaker, I stand in full support of this Bill, a Bill that is about the spirit of sharing and giving. Amendments to help lower-income countries The proposed Bretton Woods Agreement Act amendments will provide the Monetary Authority of Singapore or MAS with additional powers to make grants,....

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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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The Toughest Job in the World

by Assoc Prof Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim, first appeared at https://msfconversations.wordpress.com/2016/05/08/the-toughest-job-in-the-world/ My late mother with her grandchildren A mother’s job is to be on call – 24/7. A mother has to multi-task between running the household, caring for the family, deal with ‘skirmishes’ between siblings…and so much more! I think being a mother is the toughest job in the world. No previous experience required, but plenty of on-the-job training available. Although tough, the job comes with love,....

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Singapore to install 2000 electric car charging points

In Parliament on 9th May 2016, Nee Soon GRC MP Er Dr Lee Bee Wah asked the Ministry of Transport about encouraging electric cars, including whether the Tesla Model 3 (the cheapest Tesla so far) will receive a CEVS rebate. A Tesla Model 3 electric car. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons) Minister Khaw Boon Wan replied that – MOT encourages environmentally-friendly vehicles, including electric cars. – LTA and EDB have invited proposals for a nationwide electric car-sharing programme,....

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Is a cat an animal? MHA will review definition

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) will review the definition of animals in the Road Traffic Act. On 9th May 2016, Nee Soon GRC MP Louis Ng Kok Kwang asked in Parliament if the definition of “animals” in the Road Traffic Act will be revised to be aligned with the Animals and Birds Act. Currently, under the Road Traffic Act, motorists have to stop if they hit an animal like a dog, horse, ass, mule, sheep,....

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Community Mediation Centres will see more disputes

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Statutes (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill [Bill No. 15/2016]. Introduction Madam, I stand in support of this Bill. However, I would like to seek two brief clarifications. Community Mediation Centres Firstly, the proposed amendment to the Community Mediation Centres Act removes the requirement for the Director of a Community Mediation Centre or CMC to prepare and submit to the Minister an annual report on the activities,....

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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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Appreciating Our Cleaners – The Unsung Heros

We are doing what is right – to show that we care and appreciate everyone…and to look forward to what we can do together as a community. Speech by Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC & Chairman of Nee Soon Town Council at the Nee Soon GRC Cleaners’ Appreciation Dinner, Sunday, 8 May 2016. Minister K Shanmugam, Fellow Parliamentary Colleagues, Friends and Nee Soon Town Council team. Thank you for joining us at this evening’s Nee Soon GRC Cleaners Appreciation Dinner.....

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