Halloween in Nee Soon GRC

It’s Halloween today but celebrations were already in full swing among Nee Soon GRC residents for the past week! From Zumbie (Zumba Zombie) Nite to Halloween Block Parties, everyone had a scarily good time. With more Halloween themed events to come this weekend, here’s hoping for more spooktacular fun, happy trick-or-treating! (photos taken from Facebook)        ....

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The Truth about Crime & Order in Yishun

You’ve probably seen some articles which give the impression that Yishun is full of strange happenings or even crime. Some are plain cheeky, while others are for pure entertainment value. The latest issue of Nee Soon Link seeks to show you the truth using actual statistics: Let’s look at the number for five preventable crimes – robbery, housebreaking, snatch theft, theft of motor vehicle and outrage of modesty – in 2016. Out of 36 neighbourhood police centres (NPCs),....

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Nee Soon celebrates Kew Ong Ya Festival

The Kew Ong Ya (九皇爷) Festival is celebrated in a major way every year in Nee Soon. Thousands attend it over nine days. This Taoist festival is also, in a way, a multi-racial and multi-religious affair. The colourful and energetic celebration has very much become a part of the Nee Soon culture and heritage.....

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Shanmugam: I wouldn’t be here if not for…

At one point during the Lianhe Zaobao interview, Shanmugam was emotional when talking about how founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew and the system he built has benefitted people like him. 59 years old Shanmugam was born in March 1959, two months later, Lee Kuan Yew’s team won the elections and Singapore became independent. He was born in a simple family, they lived in a rental flat. Since young, his studies were never a cause of worry for his parents.....

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