Leave to care for parents and sick children

PQs from Louis Ng on 11th Sep 2017 1. To ask the Prime Minister whether the Ministry will consider allowing parents to use their paid sick leave entitlement to care for their sick children or allowing this at least for parents of premature, multiple births or babies with congenital illness. 2. To ask the Minister for National Development (a) whether the lack of a fire-rated entrance door affects the design of a HDB flat as a fire compartment;....

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PQs from Er Dr Lee Bee Wah on 1 Aug 2017

1. To ask the Minister for Home Affairs whether any study has been done to determine the preparedness of our population for any emergency. Answer 2. To ask the Minister for the Environment and Water Resources (a) what are the reasons for the infestation of mayflies at certain blocks of flats in Nee Soon South; (b) how can NEA help to put a stop to it; and (c) how long will the eradication measures take to produce tangible results.....

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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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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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