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

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

24/7 fun at ORTO

By April Zara ChuaThis newly launched attraction in Nee Soon (Yishun) offers round-the-clock sports and leisure activities for the whole family. ORTO, a multi-recreational park, is the latest addition to Nee Soon. Located on the grounds of the former Bottle Tree Park, the $8 million revamp has resulted in a modern kampong lifestyle park and a refuge from the city. ORTO houses a range of recreational facilities within lush tropical greenery and a scenic lake spread over a space,....

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Scale New Heights at Safra Yishun Country Club

By April Zara ChuaThis oldie but goldie is an action-packed destination for sports enthusiasts and adrenaline junkies. SAFRA Yishun Country Club, or more popularly known as SAFRA Yishun, has been a favourite destination since it opened in 2001. It houses an assortment of dining options, recreational activities, health and wellness services, courses, and other amenities to name a few. In 2005, SAFRA Yishun became the only Clubhouse out of the existing five SAFRA Clubhouses to have an Adventure Sports Centre (ASC) – meaning you get a lot more activities in SAFRA Yishun than anywhere else!....

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A Guide to Choosing the Right Primary School

Choosing the right primary school for your young ones can be quite a stressful affair. Here are some tips to help you along. 1. List of Primary Schools in Yishun and Kebun Baru (In alphabetical order) Ahmad Ibrahim Primary School Anderson Primary School CHIJ St Nicholas Girls’ School Chongfu Primary School Huamin Primary School Jiemin Primary School Naval Base Primary School Northland Primary School Peiying Primary School Xishan Primary School Yishun Primary School (source: MOE website) 2.....

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15 Things Mr Lee Kuan Yew Influenced In 50 Years

(Excerpt from Minister K Shanmugam’s eulogy to Mr Lee Kuan Yew on 27th March 2015) 1) Our Nee Soon: “Many of you know how Nee Soon and Sembawang estates were like in 1960s. You have seen in a short time how the estates have changed, how our lives have improved.” 2) Our homes: “He and his team rebuilt Singapore. He believed very strongly in making sure that people had houses. Everything you see around us was built after 1965.” 3) Our economy: “Our economy – a financial centre – employing thousands and thousands of people.....

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Nee Soon GRC International Women’s Day Dialogue 2015

150 female residents joined us at Nee Soon South Community Club to celebrate International Women’s Day in a dialogue session. All five MPs of Nee Soon GRC joined in the discussions about Budget 2015 and the benefits everyone will enjoy including: Skills Future, healthcare benefits, and the additional CPF interested offered to Singaporeans aged 55 and above.....

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Chong Pang Animal Welfare Forum on Animal Protection Policies

Animal lovers from all over Singapore joined us at our 4th Chong Pang Animal Welfare Forum organised with ACRES. Animal welfare issues were raised, including animal abuse, legislation, ownership rules and culling. There’s still plenty to be done. The forum touched on how the real issues are often not about animal conflicts, but differing opinions between communities dealing with the issues. There is room to find a middle ground of practical and sustainable solutions and move the animal welfare cause forward.....

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Chong Pang CNY Light Up 2015

Much fanfare was seen at Chong Pang’s Chinese New Year Light Up celebrations this year. A lion and dragon dance ushered in good luck for everyone. A huge God of Fortune statue was also set up at Blk 101, just opposite Chong Pang Camp.....

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Chong Pang Senior Citizens’ Hong Bao Presentation Ceremony 2015

Through the generosity of our grassroots leaders, 1,600 of our senior citizens in Chong Pang were able to enjoy a festive reunion lunch. Minister Shanmugam also handed out hongbaos and goodie bags, while the youths entertained them with song and dance.....

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What’s Quacking: Guide to Chong Pang’s Duck Rice

Taking a short walk around the buzzing Chong Pang City, you can’t help but start to notice the number of Duck Rice food stores popping up at every corner. Either the long queue of eager hungry people or the rows of charred-red glistening crispy roasted meat will definitely catch your eye. (Wow, just salivated reading that line). There are definitely stalls we missed out on and trust us when we say we wanted to try them all but our tightening belts suggested otherwise.....

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