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Our Home - Ang Mo Kio Town Council
March-April 2014
Published by Ang Mo Kio Town Council
宏茂桥市镇理事会出版
MICA(P) 130/04/2012
Our Kediaman
Home
Kita
家园 ¿ÁÐ
þøÄõ
Grand plans
for our town!
Community
Sports
社区体育
Ang Moh Kio Town Council
page 3
Water sports in
Sengkang!
盛港主办水上运动
page 15
Next Door Deli
邻家餐厅
page 18
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Eighth in a “Share It” series:
E
ach year, students from Deyi
Secondary learn about the
time, effort and effects of recycling
first-hand, by going door to door to
collect recyclables in conjunction
with Earth Hour. 270 students collected a good haul for this annual
event, this year.
Deyi
Recycles
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Publicity &
Communications
Committee
Chairman:
Ang Hin Kee
Vice-Chairmen:
David Ng Siew Cheong, PBM
Don Chen Jiaqing
Secretary
Marvin Poh
Members:
Choo Yong Guan
Steven Fok Koon Sang, PBM
Vairappan Tamilselvam
Peter Leow Glensong
Bob Lau Yong Xing
Leong Wai Ling
Chew Thiam Kwee, BBM
Kabirdas Perumal, PBM, PBS
Wong Chun Yin
Sabaria Bte Umar, PBM
Pragash s/o Kulasagar
Lim Chee Kong
Ion Danker
“Most of the residents were
ex tre me ly frie ndly. I fe e l
exhilarated doing this meaningful
project. I really enjoyed this
project as I contributed to my
community.
– Casey Lim, Sec 104
“It has made me realize the
i m p o r t a n c e of r e cyc l i ng
materials to slow down global
warming. I am glad that a small
contribution can turn into a big
help.”
– Lai Shihua, Sec 103
“The project has taught me
to be more confident when
talking to strangers and our
neighbours. We had to do
that when we collected the old
clothes and newspapers.”
– Leonad Tue, Sec 103
Ang Mo Kio
Town Council
Offices:
Avenue 1 Office
Blk 342, Ang Mo Kio Ave 1,
#01-1561, Singapore 560342
Tel: 6453 0511 Fax: 6453 0122
Avenue 10 Office
Blk 528, Ang Mo Kio Ave 10,
#01-2385, Singapore 560528
Tel: 6456 1633 Fax: 6456 1225
Sengkang West Office
Blk 410, Fernvale Road (opp
Fernvale Point), #01-01,
Singapore 790410
Tel: 6634 9215 Fax: 6634 9219
Avenue 4 Service Centre
Blk 161, Ang Mo Kio Ave 4,
#01-500, Singapore 560161
Tel: 6457 3500 Fax: 6453 6733
Ang Mo Kio – Hougang
Service Centre
Blk 662, Hougang Ave 4,
#01-415, Singapore 530662
Tel: 6385 1631 Fax: 6387 4052
Website:
www.amktc.org.sg
E-mail
Ang Mo Kio Town Council:
[email protected]
General Enquiries:
6453 0511
Printed by Image Printers Pte Ltd
March-April 2014
Community
Sports
O
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ver 2,500 of us had a great morning on 16 March. We went for
a brisk walk, and tried out different
sports at the Anchorvale CC and
Sengkang Riverside Park. The kids
especially enjoyed the mini table
tennis. Finally, something in their size!
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T
hinking big gets you places. Places
in both the Singapore Book of
Records and the Guinness Books of
World Records, to be precise.
What you see below is a top-down
view of the world’s largest sculpture
made from recycled materials. Created
by our Ci Yuan CC YEC, it stands at a
rather impressive height of 8.8 meteres,
and measures 40.5 by 29 metres.
Taken at the SCAPE Playspace at
Orchard Link, it took a bit of imagination to get it all in one picture!
The sculpture was part of the
annual National Youth Envirolympics
Challenge organised by the YEC on
19 April; In addition to the massive
sculpture, there was a green-themed
Amazing Race that took over 300
youths all across Singapore, performances, and a green carnival attended
by over 2,000.
Setting
a green
world
record
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The Town
Council
saves
money
with bright
ideas
W
ith small improvements
like switching the lighting of our blocks to LEDs,
the Town Council has managed to save some $150,000
a year! And the lighting at
staircase landings are fitted
with motion sensors so they
can be dimmed when no one
is around.
Cost-Saving Initiatives
The Town Council is mindful of the need to keep costs under control and have embarked
on several cost saving measures.
• Installing energy-saving devices.
• Installing LED lights at hundreds of blocks
in the town.
• Pilot project to install solar panels.
• Lights in lifts that switch off when the lift
is not in use.
• Motion sensors that operate lighting in
common areas at 50% brightness when no
one is around.
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Take me home
country road
After feedback from us, an EUP in
recent years improved this link from
Countryside Road to Lentor Avenue. The
walkway was improved and smoothened,
and street lamps upgraded – we feel far
more secure using the link at night, now!
March-April 2014
Our walk
and talk
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his year, the regular walk organised
by our Thomson Neighbourhood
Committee (NC) was warmer. Literally!
Despite the dry weather, we enjoyed
seeing old friends and meeting new ones
on our walk at Sengkang Riverside Park
on 8 March.
Having worked up an appetite, we
ended our walk at the food court at
ITE College Central for breakfast. And
over toast and teh, we had a good chat
with Mr Inderjit Singh about anything
and everything.
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Sprucing up
the estate
G
ood things are coming to
the Gerald-Mugliston estate,
bounded by Gerald Drive and Yio
Chu Kang Road.
The Mugliston Park playground
will be revamped to include a new
adult exercise area as well as a new
playground. More shelters will be
built in the park and through the
estate. There will also be better footpaths
and new street lighting, and better access
with a new staircase and foot bridge near
Gerald Drive.
All this will be done under the Estate
Upgrading Programme (EUP), a special
programme for improvements to private estates. Beyond the new facilities
and aesthetics, major improvements to
drains are also done during an EUP,
and always much appreciated by the
neighbourhood.
The EUP at Gerald-Mugliston is now
in progress. Some inconveniences like
dust and noise are inevitable. But it will
be worth it!
March-April 2014
Regent
Revelry
O
ur latest Regentville carnival
had it all. Educational talks.
CPR demonstrations. Pop performances and a flea market.
And those were just the highlights. The bustle below drew almost
half the households in the estate!
There was a beer drinking contest.
You should have heard the burps. The
shockwaves rippled the pool.
T
hanks to our friends in the Cactus
Sunrise NC, some 70 of us got
together for a tour of Tanjung Sepat at
the end of March. There was shopping.
There were games. There was karaoke.
And of course, there was food. Words
do their seafood no justice.
There was even a surprise birthday
party for all of us born in March! It was
a cosy affair that spoke volumes of the
attention to detail that our NC gives to
everything it does.
We had a great time. 10/10, would
tour again!
Touring the Tanjung
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Grand Plans for our
L
ife in our town has always been
getting better. We all see the little
conveniences constantly being added
– but how many of us know about the
big things on the way? Here’s a sneak
peek at the URA’s development plans
to transform our homes.
PICTURE BY URA.
Housing
As one of the pioneer towns of
Singapore (we have the first Town
Council!), Ang Mo Kio is a great place to
live. Everything is convenient, modern
and within easy reach. Aside from
the constant upgrades to our existing
homes, new housing and new facilities
for us all to enjoy will be added.
• A redeveloped Ang Mo Kio Polyclinic
at Ang Mo Kio Central 2.
• A redeveloped Kebun Baru CC at Ang
Mo Kio Avenue 4.
• A nursing home at the junction of Ang
Mo Kio Avenues 1 and 8.
• Estate Upgrading Programme for
Mayflower Estate and Yio Chu Kang
Gardens Estate.
Transport
For those of us who travel to work each
day, big improvements are coming to
make that commute faster, safer and
more comfortable.
• Two new MRT stations (Lentor and
Mayflower) on the Thomson Line will
allow for faster travel to the city by 2021.
• The Cross Island Line, when it starts
operations by 2030, will serve as an
alternative east-west MRT route.
• The North-South Expressway, to be
completed around 2020, will shorten
travel times between the city
and Ang Mo Kio.
New housing is coming up
in Teacher’s Estate, near the
future Lentor MRT.
Leisure
We already enjoy plenty of greenery
around our homes. And our parks,
like the Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, are
simply packed on the weekends. The
many reservoirs around us make for
convenient, peaceful escapes. And
there is more to come.
• An extended park connector along
Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5.
• A cycling network within Ang Mo Kio.
An artist’s impression of Jalan Kayu in the future.
PICTURE BY URA.
Economy
There will be more jobs opening up
within our town. Existing industrial
areas will be upgraded, and some
exciting new ones created.
• A new industrial complex at Ang Mo
Kio Industrial Park 3.
• Redevelopment of existing industrial
buildings at Tagore Industrial Park.
• Completion of phase 3 of the Seletar
Aerospace Park.
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Existing Developments
New Developments
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The new
North-South
Expressway
will reduce the
load on current
routes, and cut
travel time to
the city.
The Sengkang Hospital
(left), due to be completed in 2018, is one
of two new hospitals
coming to our town.
Another development
is the Seletar Mall
(below), which will
serve Fernvale, and
is due to open some
time next year.
PICTURES BY
SINGHEALTH & SPH
RETAIL.
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Picture by URA.
The North Coast Innovation Corridor is
a massive development stretching from
Woodlands to Punggol. It will bring jobs in
new, innovative sectors – and also a new
institute for tertiary education in Punggol.
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I
f no one’s home when the mailman
comes with a package, you’re not
going to have a good time. You’ll need
to take the postman’s note to the post
office, queue, wait...and then you have
to carry it back home again. It’s not
so bad if it’s a T-shirt in that package,
but if it’s that box of tools you’ve been
waiting for...no, not good times at all.
That’s where the POPStation comes
in. A service provided by SingPost,
it’s a series of lockers controlled by a
central computer.
With selected online merchants, you
can select a POPStation for delivery of
your goods. When your package has
been delivered, you’ll receive alerts by
email and SMS, containing a special
code. POPStations operate around
the clock, so you can go and pick up
your parcel any time you want, just by
keying in the code.
There are 36 POPStations islandwide now, with plans for many more.
More importantly, one has been installed at the Cheng San CC!
Right now, the merchants that deliver to POPStations are vPost, Omigo,
Rakuten, Zalora and Deal.com.sg.
SingPost is working on making more
partnerships.
Go on. Buy something and try it out!
A new social service office
At the AMK 3G Centre next to the
CC, the Ministry of Social and
Family Development plans to set
up a Social Service Office in the
next 2-3 years. This office will
help administer social assistance,
and also help with the planning of
social services within the town.
Working with our grassroots and
other community organisations
like the CDC and Family Service
Centres, better help will be able
to reach those who need it, faster.
New conveniences at
the Cheng San CC
March-April 2014
KB’s Got
Talent!
V
ocal powerhouses. Dancers of
different styles. A mini-maestro
with his trusty violin, and even Taiji
Rhythmball jugglers.
We certainly have a variety of talent in
Kebun Baru, and they got their chance to
shine at our Got Talent show, held on 5
April at the Kebun Baru CC Hall!
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A
lot of that last chorus to “Campfire’s
Burning” sounded out at our recent
campfire barbecue in Jalan Kayu. Our
patient grassroots took us through
everything from how to set up the fire
to how to cook a good chicken wing.
Aimed at new citizens, the events was
a great success!
W
ith the help of our RC, Jalan Kayu
Zone 3, or JK3, as we’re known
on the street, set a new record for the
largest balloon mural recently.
Measuring 31 by 2.3 metres, the
mural took more than ten hours to
create, and involved over 200 of us
Yipee, Yipee,
Yeah!
in JK3. While we worked, recyclables
were collected at the pavilion at Block
546 Serangoon North Avenue 3. It
was our Recycling Extravaganza,
and the publicity of our record attempt drew several passers-by – who
stopped to help!
A new,
green record
March-April 2014
Making a splash
in Sengkang!
T
he recent opening of the spanking new Water Sports Centre @
Anchorvale brought hundreds of us
together at the Punggol Reservoir.
Officiating at the launch, our advisers
took the chance to get to know us
better, paddlers and pedestrians alike.
Our new centre will provide equipment and training in kayaking and
dragon boating – two more items in our
repertoire of fitness in the north-east.
The Anchorvale CC will also work
closely with water sports organisations like the Singapore Dragon Boat
Association and Singapore Canoe
Federation to host annual competitions.
Looks like it’s time to get a head start
on our training!
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A warm
welcome
for our new
friends and
neighbours
At the end of March, 350 new citizens received their
pink ICs at the citizenship ceremony held at the Teck
Ghee CC. They all live in our town – so if you see a new
face around the block, say hello!
March-April 2014
Step by step, toward
a better Yio Chu Kang
I
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t was a sunny morning that Mr Seng
Han Thong, together with RC members
and staff from the Town Council and
HDB, toured the Yio Chu Kang estate.
The group was briefed on the progress of construction on the drop-off
points at Blocks 604 & 605 Ang Mo Kio
Ave 5. Mr Seng also shared with the architects and contractors the feedback
he gathered during the recent Home
Improvement Program straw poll.
On their walk, the team took a report
of trees that needed pruning. And so
it was done!
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The Grand Plan
A
fter reading about the great new things coming to our
town on pages 10 and 11, how many details can you
remember? Here’s a little quiz to test your memory – don’t
worry if you have to check back a few times, there’s a
lot to digest! Add your name and address and post your
entry to:
Our Home Caption Contest,
Blk 342 Ang Mo Kio Ave 1, #01-1561
Singapore 560342
Your entry must be delivered by 10 June, 2014. The three
best entries will each win NTUC vouchers worth $20.00.
The judges’ decisions are final and no correspondence will
be entertained.
My Name:
My NRIC No:
My Address:
Phone No:
1. There are ____ new hospitals
coming to our town, and one
of them will be completed by
_______.
2 . Several different types
of housing will be built in
______________________, near
the _________ MRT.
3. The ________________ Polyclinic
and the _______________ CC
will be redeveloped, and a new
______________________ will be
built at the junction of Ang Mo Kio
Avenues 1 and 8.
Congratulations to the winners of the Quiz in the last issue of Our Home:
Eddie Tan Lee Chay (Sxxxx861J), Thrisha (Txxxx893H), and Sim Siew Kim (Sxxxx671D).
Next Door
Delicious
I
t seems unwise to talk about Next Door
Deli, at Block 529 Ang Moh Kio Avenue
10. There’s only so much seating after all,
and once you’ve eaten here, you’ll want
to keep it your little secret.
From rare finds like wok-fried dry
laksa to...well, rare finds like bangers
and mash, there’ll be something on
the menu to suit your taste. They also
do chicken in so many different ways
it’ll make your head spin. Each one
delicious, of course.
At $6.50, the wok-fried laksa is
delight of spices. Topped with sliced
prawns and accompanied by a fishcake and chicken wing, it’s a meal to
remember. And you’ll find their $7.80
house burger an enigma, with the
variety of ingredients that go into the
patty. Served with the best mashed
potatoes we’ve tasted in a while.
Open 11am to 10pm daily, here’s a
bonus secret. 90-cent chicken wings.
For now. Go!
March-April 2014
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Events coming up
Jal
an Kayu
For furthe
r informati
on, please
ommunity
call the
Centre, B
lk 535 Se
rangoon N
o n 6 48 4 0
orth Ave 4
338
Apprec
,
Hwi Yoh C
Tea
iation wit
on Saturd
h AMKTC
ay, 10 Ma
y, 4-5pm
workers
at Blk 985
Buangkok
Crescent
Commun
al Hall
Chariot P
r
ocession
on Sunda
at Void De
y, 8 June,
ck of Blk
8-9pm
556 Ang M
o Kio Ave
10
AM K
Sengkang West
For further information, please call the
Anchorvale Community Club, 59 Anchorvale Road,
on 64894959
Dumpling Festival
on Sunday, 25 May, 12.30-3.30pm
at Anchorvale CC MPH
MACC Family Carnival
on Saturday, 21 June, 2-6pm
at AMK Central Stage
ang
Yio Chu K se call the
ea
formation, pl
For further in
munity Club,
om
C
g
an
K
Yio Chu
on 64570414
io Street 61,
50 Ang Mo K
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rs’ Da
and Mothe
Baby ShowMay, 9am-3pm
11
on Sunday,
ang CC
K
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s Festival
PAssion Art May, 4-7pm
25
on Sunday,
tral Stage
at AMK Cen
-Houga
For furthe
ng
r informati
on, plea
Ci Yuan C
ommunity se call the
Blk 662 H
Centre,
o ug a n g A
ve 4, on 6
Kampon
3879012
g Sp
irit Reviv
on Sunda
al
y, 18 May,
12
at the Sen
ior’s Corne .30-2pm
r, Blk 974, H
ougang
St 91
Dumplin
g Festiva
on Saturd
l
ay, 24 Ma
y, 9am-12
pm
at Ci Yuan
Green
Expressio (Blk 648A Hougang A Park
ve 8)
ns of Aloh
a Line Da
nce
Jam
on Saturd
ay, 24 Ma
y, 5-10pm
at the N6
Park, Hou
gang St 6
1
Teck Ghee
For further information, please call the
Teck Ghee Community Club, 861 Ang Mo Kio Ave 10,
on 64567124 or 64567123
or the Ang Mo Kio Community Centre,
795 Ang Mo Kio Ave 1, on 64529644 or 64566536
Sambutan Hari Ibu di Teck Ghee
on Saturday, 17 May, 7.30-10pm
at Teck Ghee CC MPH
t ar
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all the
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Dumpliny, 31 May, 6.30-10pmBQ Court
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Emergen , 5 July, 3.30-7pm
ay
on Saturd
Parents’ Day and Dumpling Festival
on Saturday, 21 June, 7-10pm
at Teck Ghee CC MPH
Kebun B
aru
For fur ther informa
tion, please call
Kebun Baru Comm
the
unity Club, 216 An
g Mo Kio Ave 4
on 64577379
Kebun Baru CC
Wal
k-A-Jog and Min
i
Carnival 2014
on Sunday, 29 Ju
ne, 7am
at Kebun Baru CC
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哥本峇鲁
MP Inderjit Singh
殷吉星议员
Ang Mo Kio-Hougang
宏茂桥-后港
MP Yeo Guat Kwang
杨木光议员
Blk 632, Hougang Ave 8, #01-28,
S(530632)
8pm, every Thursday*
后港8道第632座, #01-28, 邮区530632
每星期四, 晚上8时*
Tel/电话: 6282 6567
Cheng San-Seletar
静山-实里达
MP Ang Hin Kee
洪鼎基议员
Blk 533 Ang Mo Kio Ave 5, #01-4100,
S(560533)
8pm, every Thursday*
宏茂桥5道第533座, #01-4100, 邮区560533
每星期四, 晚上8时*
Tel/电话: 6458 9560
Jalan Kayu
惹兰加由
Dr Intan Azura Mokhtar
殷丹博士
Blk 522, Serangoon North Ave 4,
#01-154, S(550522)
8pm, every Thursday*
实龙岗北4道第522座, #01-154,邮区550522
每星期四, 晚上8时*
Tel/电话: 6483 4341
* Closed on public holidays and the eve of major festivals, such as
Hari Raya Puasa, Christmas, Deepavali and the New Years.
+ On the first Thursday of every month, there will be a rotation of
MPs for Ang Mo Kio GRC. + Registration starts before 8pm.
*公共假期休息 + 宏茂桥集选区的国会议员将在每个月的第一个
星期四轮流到其他选区 + 将在8时之前开始登记
Ang Mo Kio Town Council
Blk 109, Ang Mo Kio Ave 4,
#01-04, S(560109)
8pm, every Thursday*
宏茂桥4道第109座, #01-04, 邮区560109
每星期四, 晚上8时*
Tel/电话: 6454 8792
Sengkang West
盛港西
Dr Lam Pin Min
蓝彬明医生
Blk 303A, Anchorvale Link,
#01-81, S(541303)
8pm, every Tuesday*
安谷连道第303A座, #01-81, 邮区541303
每星期二, 晚上8时*
Tel/电话: 6312 2961
Teck Ghee
德义
PM Lee Hsien Loong
李显龙总理
Blk 322, Ang Mo Kio Ave 3,
#01-1928, S(560322)
8pm, every Wednesday*
宏茂桥3道第322座, #01-1928, 邮区560322
每星期三, 晚上8时*
Tel/电话: 6552 6055
Yio Chu Kang
杨厝港
MP Seng Han Thong
成汉通议员
Blk 644, Ang Mo Kio Ave 4,
#01-850, S(560644)
8pm, every Thursday*
宏茂桥4道第644座, #01-850, 邮区560644
每星期四, 晚上8时*
Tel/电话: 6458 7376
Visit our website!
www.amktc.org.sg

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