Latest

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.

Long-awaited linkway in Nee Soon South

Under the Neighbourhood Renewal Programme (NRP), a linkway has been built from Blk 858 to Blk 855 in Nee Soon South. At the completion ceremony on 3 July, local Grassroots Adviser and Nee Soon Town Council Vice-chairperson Er. Dr. Lee Bee Wah revealed that she had been asking for the linkway since 2008. Despite being rejected by the authorities several times, she persevered and finally got it approved. She revealed that LTA is going to link the linkway all the way to Khatib MRT,....

Read more >

Singapore’s first dialysis centre with health outreach

On 31st July 2016, the SCAL-NKF Dialysis Centre at Blk 840 Yishun St 81 was officially opened. It is the first dialysis centre in Nee Soon South, and the first dialysis centre in Singapore which will also double up as a community education and outreach centre. Nee Soon South residents can participate in programmes and activities organised by NKF, such as health screenings, nutrition workshops, health talks and exercise classes, which aim to encourage them to live healthily and prevent kidney disease.....

Read more >

Extending a Helping Hand

By Assoc Prof Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim, Parliamentary Secretary for the Ministry of Social and Family Development and the Ministry of Education, MP for Nee Soon GRC The topic of social and welfare assistance is a sensitive and emotive one. Many debates have invoked a variety of approaches to it. It ranges from cold, hard academic data to the fuzzy, emotional arguments. Like with many things, the challenge lies in seeking a balance that benefits both the recipient and the country in the long-run.....

Read more >

Making Singapore A Sporting Nation

Speech by Er. Dr. Lee Bee Wah in Parliament on 13th Sep 2016 Mr Deputy Speaker, Sir, before I proceed with my speech, I would like to declare my interest. I am the adviser for Singapore Swimming Association and the past President for Singapore Table Tennis Association. If I were to ask the question: are we a sporting nation? I am sure some will say yes, some will say no. Yes, because there are many exercise stations in our residential precincts,....

Read more >

Consumers who buy prepaid packages more at risk

SPEECH BY ER DR LEE BEE WAH, MP FOR NEE SOON GRC, AT THE SECOND READING OF THE CONSUMER PROTECTION (FAIR TRADING) AMENDMENT BILL IN PARLIAMENT ON 13 SEP 2016 Madam Speaker, 1. Singapore retail and services sector is one of the contributors to our economy. We are one of the world’s top destinations for luxury retailers and attracted luxury and business fashion brands worldwide. Retail sales (seasonally adjusted) rose by 1.4% in May 2016 over the previous month.....

Read more >

Towards a society where trust is the norm

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Consumer Protection (Fair Trading) (Amendment) Bill [Bill No. 25/2016] Introduction Madam I stand in support of this Bill which essentially is a Bill about trust and about leveling the playing field in the marketplace. While Singapore strives to be a business-friendly hub for companies, we must also ensure that justice prevails in the marketplace, where no party is able to take advantage of another.....

Read more >

5 questions about the Elected Presidency

1. Why do we need to ensure minority Presidents? Will the minority President become a token President? The President symbolises and unifies the nation. In fact, before the President was an elected role, there was an unwritten rule that the Presidents will be multi-racial. Mr Lee Kuan Yew insisted on this “to remind Singaporeans that their country was multi-racial”. First four Presidents of Singapore.   As a Berita Harian editorial bluntly pointed out, “the fact is that Singapore has not achieved its goal of becoming a race-blind society.” The 2016 CNA-IPS Survey found that even though the majority will accept a President of another race,....

Read more >

Ensure breadth and quality of SkillsFuture courses

Speech by Er. Dr. Lee Bee Wah speaking in Parliament on the SkillsFuture Singapore Agency bill on 16 Aug 2016 Mdm Speaker, I applaud the Government for setting up the SkillsFuture Singapore Agency, or SSG. This shows the Government’s commitment to helping Singaporean workers survive and thrive in a world that is changing faster than ever. Many people may not be aware that the real wage in Singapore has grown 1.1% per year from 2011 to 2015.....

Read more >

Flexi-work for more productivity and work-life balance

Speech by Er. Dr. Lee Bee Wah in Parliament on the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (Amendment) Bill on 16 Aug 2016 As SkillsFuture gets its own agency, WDA will be renamed the Workforce Singapore Agency, or WSG, and focuses on employment and workplace practices. I would like to take this opportunity to bring up an issue that has always been discussed by my residents, especially those with young children – that is, flexi-work. Research has shown that flexi-work can increase productivity.....

Read more >