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- Sembawang Town Council
S E M B A W A N G
A
T O W N
C O U N C I L
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F E B R U A R Y
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HEARTTALK
Q U A R T E R LY
PAGE 4 TO 5
PU B LICAT IO N
NEW LIFE IN OUR
NEIGHBOURHOOD
O F
S E MB AWANG
PAGE 6
OUR SILENT
HEROES
TOWN
CO UN CI L
PAGE 10 TO 11
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OUR NEW FACE —
MR AMRIN AMIN
NEW YEAR,
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PAGE 13
GREEN BANDS FOR
SEMBAWANG TOWN
COUNCIL TCMR
NEW BEGINNINGS
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H E A RT TA L K
亲爱的居民
Dear Residents
A new year marks new beginnings
and opportunities. As we enter a new
year, I look forward to the many new
and wonderful experiences that we
will share together as a GRC.
Starting from November last year,
we brought a new lease of life to
our neighbourhood with our treeplanting and clean-up activities
carried out all over Sembawang GRC.
Together, we planted new trees to
symbolise our commitment to keep
our clean and green environment
thriving. At the same time, we
also thanked our cleaners for
their indispensable role in keeping
our neighbourhood clean (Pages
4 – 5). Our cleaners often work
tirelessly behind the scenes without
recognition. They are our ‘silent
heroes’, which is why we pay tribute
to some of these individuals who
work in our GRC (Page 6). Do stop to
appreciate them when you see them.
We also started the new year with a
bang at the Countdown to 2016 @
the North (Pages 8 – 9). There was
much fun to be had by all with the
entertaining stage performances and
fun game booths, concluding with
the mesmerising fireworks display. It
was a truly enjoyable way to ring in
the new year together.
In this issue, we would also like to
introduce another new face to our
GRC team, Mr Amrin Amin, who will
be serving the Woodlands division
(Pages 10-11). Read on to find out
what are some of his hopes for the
community here in Sembawang GRC
and keep a look out for him in your
neighbourhood.
On behalf of all of us here at
Sembawang Town Council, I wish you
and your family a great 2016.
Dr Lim Wee Kiak, PBM
Chairman
Para Penduduk yang Dihormati
Tahun yang baru menandakan
permulaan dan peluang-peluang
baru. Sambil kita melangkah ke tahun
baru, saya menantikan pelbagai
pengalaman baru dan menarik yang
akan kita kongsi bersama-sama
sebagai satu GRC .
Bermula dari bulan November tahun
lepas, kami telah memberikan nafas
baru kepada kawasan kejiranan kita
dengan aktiviti-aktiviti menanam
pokok dan membersihkan kawasan
yang dijalankan di seluruh GRC
Sembawang. Bersama-sama, kita
telah menanam pokok-pokok baru
bagi melambangkan komitmen
kami untuk memastikan bahawa
persekitaran kita yang bersih dan
hijau terus berkembang maju. Pada
masa yang sama, kami juga ingin
mengucapkan terima kasih kepada
pekerja pembersihan kami di atas
peranan penting yang dimainkan
oleh mereka dalam menjaga
kebersihan kejiranan kita (Muka surat
4 – 5). Para pekerja pembersihan
kita sering bekerja dengan tidak
mengenal penat lelah di belakang
tabir tanpa sebarang pengiktirafan.
Mereka adalah ‘wira senyap’ kita, dan
itulah sebabnya kami memberikan
penghormatan kepada individuindividu ini yang bekerja di GRC kami
(Muka surat 6). Sila berikan sapaan
dan tunjukkan penghargaan anda
kepada mereka apabila anda melihat
mereka.
Kami juga telah memulakan tahun
baru dengan gah di Countdown to
2016 @ the North (Muka surat 8 – 9).
Terdapat pelbagai aktiviti bagi semua
yang hadir dengan persembahan
pentas yang menghiburkan serta
gerai-gerai permainan yang
menyeronokkan, dan malam itu
diakhiri dengan pertunjukan bunga
api yang sangat memukau. Ia
merupakan satu cara yang benarbenar menyeronokkan untuk
menyambut tahun baru bersamasama.
Dalam keluaran kali ini, kami juga
ingin memperkenalkan seorang muka
baru kepada pasukan GRC kami,
iaitu Encik Amrin Amin, yang akan
berkhidmat bagi divisyen Woodlands
(Muka surat 10 - 11). Teruskan
membaca untuk mengetahui apakah
antara harapan-harapan beliau untuk
masyarakat di GRC Sembawang
ini. Cuba temui beliau di kawasan
kejiranan anda.
Bagi pihak kami di semua Majlis
Bandaran Sembawang, saya ingin
mengucapkan kepada anda dan
keluarga anda, tahun 2016 yang
hebat.
Dr Lim Wee Kiak, PBM
Pengerusi
新的一年,新的开始,新的机遇。我们在
展望未来的同时,我也期待能和集选区里
的居民一起体验新事物,共创崭新未来。
自去年十一月开始,三巴旺集选区举办了
众多活动,如栽种树木和清理环境,旨在
为社区注入新的活力。我们一起种植树
苗,象征着为建立一个绿意盎然,美丽干
净的居住环境的决心。与此同时,我们也
向一直维护邻里整洁的清洁团队致敬,没
有他们的辛勤努力,就不会有绿化整洁的
居住环境(第4至5页)
。清洁团队一直以
来在居住环境默默地付出,名副其实是我
们的“幕后英雄”,因此我们决定表扬他
们对集选区的贡献(第6页)
。看见他们
时,请给予他们鼓励,感谢他们对社区邻
里付出的辛劳。
我们北区2016年的倒数活动也为新的一
年开展新的序幕(第8至9页)。当天多姿
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归。精心策划的活动包括出色的舞台表演
和有趣的游戏摊位,活动的尾声更安排了
绚丽璀璨、铁树银花绽放的烟花秀,为活
动画下完美的句点。以如此独特的方式一
起迎接新一年肯定让大家留下难以磨灭的
美好回忆!
在这期的刊物中,我们将为您介绍刚加入
我们集选区团队,将代表兀兰选区的安宁
阿敏先生(第10 至 11页)。大家可翻阅
本刊,了解安宁阿敏先生对三巴旺集选区
里的社区展望,多多注意并支持和他一起
为邻里居民服务。
我在此代表三巴旺市镇理事会上下同仁,
祝您和您的家人在2016年万事如意,事
事顺心,身体安康 。
林伟杰医生, PBM
主席
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F E B R UA RY
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H E A RT TA L K
NEW LIFE IN OUR
NEIGHBOURHOOD —
TREE PLANTING DAYS IN SEMBAWANG GRC
SEMBAWANG
O
n 5th October 2015, we planted new
trees together in our first GRC event,
the Sembawang GRC Clean and Green
SG50 Mass Tree Planting Day. But our
efforts to improve the environment did not end
there as the divisions continued to hold their own
Tree-Planting Days in the month of November.
The Tree-Planting Day campaign in Sembawang
GRC kicked off first in two divisions, Canberra
and Sembawang on 1 November 2015. In the
Canberra division, residents picked up litter in the
neighbourhood before the tree-planting event.
Grassroots Advisor Dr Lim Wee Kiak, along with
residents, planted six Calliandra emarginata (Cat’s
Tail) trees and two beds of Heliconia shrubs
Between Blocks 463 and 463C Sembawang Drive.
To top it all off, several game and food stalls were
set up, ranging from henna painting, candy floss,
popcorn, to even a bouncy castle for the children!
Cheers to another
great Tree
Planting Day in
Sembawang.
ADMIRALTY
Over in Sembawang, Grassroots Advisor Minister
Khaw Boon Wan started off the event by officially
opening the Montreal Integrated Community
Garden located at the open space near Blk 504A
Montreal Drive. Not only does the community
garden yield bountiful produce, but it also
teaches the young of Sembawang more about
the earth and the types of plants that grow in
it. Minister Khaw Boon Wan also planted one of
the 40 species of trees planted that day — an
Annona squamosa (Sugar Apple) tree. Residents
who attended the event were also treated to a
sumptuous buffet lunch and fun game stalls.
Woodlands division hosted the next Tree-Planting
Day on 8 November 2015. Grassroots Advisor Mr
Amrin Amin joined residents in a litter-picking
exercise beforehand. Although it was hard work,
there were smiles on everyone’s faces as we
worked to keep our neighbourhood tidy together.
After which, Mr Amrin and residents planted 10
Garcinia subelliptica (Happiness) trees at the
open space near Block 803 Woodlands Street 81.
Everyone
helping out
to plant the
neighbourhood
greenery!
With the new fig
trees planted in
Admiralty.
Mr Khaw Boon
Wan planting
the Sugar
Apple tree in
Sembawang.
CANBERRA
Dr Lim Wee Kiak
was all smiles
while watering the
new Calliandra
emarginata tree.
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WOODLANDS
Happiness trees
bring happiness
to the Woodlands
community.
Mr Amrin Amin worked
with a young resident to
plant new trees.
Admiralty and Gambas divisions rounded off
the Tree-Planting Day campaign in Sembawang
GRC on 22 November. In the Admiralty
division, Grassroots Advisor Mr Vikram Nair
planted 10 Ficusbenjamina (Fig trees) near Blk
505 Woodlands Drive 14. He also presented
certificates and tokens of appreciation to the
best cleaners in Admiralty division as a means of
showing our thanks to the individuals who work
hard to keep our estates clean.
Appreciating
our cleaners
Over in the Gambas division, residents came
together bright and early to pick up litter in the
nearby vicinity. This was also a great opportunity
for the residents of Gambas to get to know
each other, as they worked together to preserve
the cleanliness of their neighbourhood. They
were joined by Grassroots Advisor, Minister Ong
Ye Kung, who also planted five Neem trees.
Minister Ong also took this opportunity to thank
exemplary cleaners in the Gambas division who
had contributed to the daily upkeep of cleanliness
in the estates.
Overall, the Tree-Planting Days in Sembawang
GRC were a great reminder: that preserving both
the environment and the cleanliness of our estates
is a job that must be done with everyone working
hand in hand.
GAMBAS
Mr Ong Ye Kung
watering the newly
planted Neem tree.
Residents pitched
in to pick up litter
together before
tree planting.
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H E A RT TA L K
OUR
SILENT
HEROES
Photos and Text by: (From left) Nur Atiqah Mustafa,
Priya Sunil, Ili Nadhirah Mansor and Kylie Ng
Year 3 Students, Diploma in Mass Communications,
Republic Polytechnic
B
eing a cleaner is not a fancy or
glamorous job, but it is still an
important one nonetheless. Without
them, we might not be able to live in a
clean neighbourhood, or enjoy a pleasant meal
with family and friends in hygienic surroundings.
However, we often forget about these cleaners,
who work behind the scenes. We may see them
often while rushing about in the day, but how
often have we stopped to greet them or even to
give them a smile to thank them?
They are ordinary people just like us. Some of
them may be fathers, mothers, even grandparents.
Some of them may have family overseas and are
alone here to make a living. All of them face the
same struggles and share the same thoughts and
feelings we have.
We bring you some of the stories behind these
faces you may see but may not know. We hope
their stories will inspire you to take the time to get
to know the ‘silent heroes’ in your neighbourhood.
MR LAW AH EYK
68 YEARS OLD,
SEMBAWANG TOWN COUNCIL
CLEANER (WOODLANDS DIVISION)
Mr Law started work as a contractor even before his
army days. Eventually he changed jobs to become
a cleaner under Sembawang Town Council. He has
been a cleaner for about 10 years now.
He is in charge of cleaning several blocks in
Woodlands Drive 70. His work starts at 5 in the
morning and ends at 2 in the afternoon. He admits
that the work is sometimes tough, but shares that
he works hard to support his aged mother.
MR OMAR BIN
ABDULLAH
52 YEARS OLD,
TEH TARIK COFFEE SHOP CLEANER
Mr Omar has been working at a
coffee shop, Teh Tarik near Woodlands
Polyclinic, as a cleaner for about 3
years now. Work starts at 7 in the
morning and ends at 7 in the evening.
He is also a resident of
Sembawang GRC.
He loves working as a cleaner at Teh
Tarik coffee shop, because people he
meets are nice and friendly. Mr Omar
likes to meet new people, especially
children, who eat at the coffee shop.
MR DAUD
BIN BELWI
57 YEARS OLD,
SEMBAWANG PARK CLEANER
Mr Daud comes from Kuching, Sarawak
and has been working in Singapore for
6 months now. He came to Singapore
to earn a living to support his wife
and daughter. Currently, he works at
Sembawang Park as a cleaner from
Monday to Saturday, starting at 7.30 in
the morning and ending at 5.30 in the
evening. In a month he has two off days.
Working in Sembawang Park is enjoyable,
because he likes to see people come to
the park with their family and friends
for a picnic near the beach. One day, Mr
Daud hopes to be able to bring his wife
and daughter to Sembawang Park for a
picnic, just like the other families.
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CHINGAY @
NORTH 2016
After a 5-year hiatus, Chingay @ North is
returning on Saturday, 27 February 2016! The
theme for this year is “Lights of Legacy, Brighter
Singapore,” signifying a future-focused, youthcentric Singapore.
The 18 km float procession will start from Republic
Polytechnic, passing through all three towns,
namely Woodlands, Sembawang and Yishun. It
is expected to end by 10.30pm at Yishun Ave 6
with a mid-point at mini park in front of Blk 320
Sembawang Close.
Highlights of the event include a wide range of
ethnic dance performances, lion dance, and stilt
walkers at the start point. Our Grassroots Advisers
will be invited to pen down New Year wishes on
sky lanterns which will be lighted thereafter to
signify the launch.
At the mid-point, a vibrant street party and
healthy lifestyle carnival awaits you. The
procession will end off with an electrifying LED
dragon dance and getai at the end point.
For more information, please contact Community
Centres/ Clubs in Sembawang GRC. Come and
join us for a wonderful evening of lights, colours
and fun!
起点
Start Point 4.30 pm
Republic Polytechnic, Open Foyer
Woodlands Ave 9
(estimated floats arrival time 5.30 pm)
终点
End Point 8.30 pm
Open Field Between Blk 389
Yishun Ave 6 and Yishun St 31
• Official Launch of Chingay @
North 2016
• GOF Stilt Walkers
• The Voyage SG100 Performance
• Fringe Activities
(estimated floats arrival time 9 pm)
• LED Dragon Dance Performance
• Big Headed Dolls
• Family Carnival & Song
Performances
中点
Mid-Point 6.00 pm
Mini Park In Front of Blk 320
Sembawang Close
(estimated floats arrival time 7.30 pm)
• Fringe Activities and Street Party
• Lights of Legacy Dance Performance
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H E A RT TA L K
Sufie Rashid,
winner of Akademi
Fantasia 2015, who
gave an amazing
performance.
Residents having
fun at the game
booths.
Our MPs from
Sembawang and
Marsiling-Yew Tee
GRC counting down
to 2016!
CHEERS TO
THE NEW YEAR!
COUNTDOWN TO 2016 @ THE NORTH
The North really knows how to party! This
was evident at the Countdown to 2016 @ the
North event, held at the open field near North
Woodlands Way on 31 December 2015. Together,
over 8,000 residents from Sembawang GRC
came to count down into the new year, where the
revelry lasted all the way into the early hours of
2016!
Our MPs with
young residents
before counting
down to 2016.
Residents thoroughly enjoyed the spectacular
entertainment for the night. There was a wide
variety of musical performances to be enjoyed,
from acoustic solo performances to electrifying
band acts which got the crowd up and moving.
Local artiste and comedian, Hossan Leong
also took the stage, to the delight of those in
attendance, leaving the crowd in stitches with his
hilarious jokes and witty one-liners! Winner of the
12th season of the popular singing competition,
Akademi Fantasia, Sufie Rashid, also won over
the crowd with his electric solo performance to
conclude the programme for that night.
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Local comedian and
artiste, Hossan Leong,
warming up the crowd.
That’s not all. Booths and game stalls also offered
a whole host of fun activities for residents and
their children to take part in. Those present
were also able to grab a picture with their family
and loved ones at the Kampung Sembawang
photobooth as a way to commemorate the last
few hours of 2015.
Our MPs also joined in the fun, greeting the
crowd with warm wishes for the new year even
as midnight drew close. Together on the stroke of
midnight, we enjoyed what was undeniably, the
highlight of the entire evening — a stunning 10
minutes fireworks display which had the crowd
cheering.
A slightly more reflective mood fell over the
crowd briefly, as we all joined in the mass singing
of Auld Lang Syne to herald in another new year.
Yet, there were cheers and hugs all around as
Sembawang GRC officially celebrated the first few
hours of 2016 as a community.
Celebrating the arrival of 2016 as a GRC has made
the start of the new year a truly meaningful one
and we look forward to creating more beautiful
memories together in the coming year!
An energetic Zumba
performance that got
everyone moving!
Phototaking fun at the
Kampung Sembawang
photobooth to
welcome 2016!
Local band,
The Rampage, giving a
rousing performance.
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H E A RT TA L K
OUR NEW FACE —
MR AMRIN AMIN,
SHARES HIS HEART
ON WHAT HE HOPES TO DO AS MP FOR
WOODLANDS DIVISION AND HIS DESIRE TO BUILD
A CLOSE AND STRONG COMMUNITY.
Mr Amrin Amin is Sembawang GRC’s new Member
of Parliament (MP). Since 1 October 2015, he
has taken on a new portfolio as Parliamentary
Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs.
In this exclusive interview, we get to know more
about Mr Amrin Amin through topics and issues
close to his heart.
Making a Meaningful Difference Together
“I used to be quite the ‘geek’ when I was in
school,” Mr Amrin joked affably, when asked
about his growing up years. He grew up in a
three-room flat in Bedok with three other siblings.
“When I was in primary school, I remember
helping to set up the library. I was also a school
prefect. In secondary school, junior college and
university, I served in the student council.”
“I subscribe to the Latin maxim ‘Carpe Diem’,
which means ‘seize the day’. That means making
the best of what we’ve got, making each day
Parliamentary Secretary,
Ministry of Home Affairs
MP for Sembawang GRC
(Woodlands)
count. I try to do as much as I can, the best I can.
When I look back, I hope to be able to say that
I’ve done all I’ve could; that I’ve tried my best.”
Mr Amrin has done much in his 37 years. From
being a student at Singapore neighbourhood
schools, he went to NUS to study law and then
moved to New York to pursue his Masters at
Columbia University and worked as a corporate
lawyer.
We asked him about his role as a politician and
this is what he said, “An MP is one of many in
the community. To make a meaningful difference
and to advance the Singapore cause, people
and groups from all walks of life have to come
together. Residents, social workers, grassroots
volunteers, Residents’ Committee (RC) members,
town council, conservancy workers, shop-owners,
everyone has to help. I hope to play a part in
bringing people together.”
Mr Amrin working
together with residents
and volunteers at the
books donation drive.
F E B R UA RY
From Reviewing Report Books to
Book Donations, Building a Community
of Hope and Heart
So just what are some of these hopes and plans
that Mr Amrin has for the Woodlands community?
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Mr Amrin greeting
a resident at the
weekly Meet-thePeople session.
“I hope to build a tight-knit community in
Woodlands with a strong sense of community
and kampung spirit, where people from diverse
backgrounds feel at home.” Mr Amrin shared.
Plans are also underway to involve youths more
closely in community projects and initiatives,
and to promote local cultures as part of our
Singaporean identity.
Mr Amrin also stated his desire to advance social
mobility, an issue that he has spoken passionately
about on various occasions, including during
the 2015 General Elections. He singled out social
mobility as “one of the biggest issues of our time”
and that help has to be given to those who are
not so well-off so they can have better incomes,
jobs and opportunities for a better life in future.
Advancing social mobility is a cause that is
evidently close to Mr Amrin’s heart, seeing how
he has been active in promoting educational and
social causes with his service on the boards of
Nanyang Polytechnic, National Council of Problem
Gambling, and bursary body LBKM, to name a few.
That zeal to improve social mobility continues. As
MP, he started “Bring-Your-Report-Book-to-MPS”
where he invited children from rental flats to show
him their report books. Mr Amrin said: “MPS is not
just a place where people share their problems,
but also a place to celebrate life’s little joys. It
was nice to see children proudly showing me
their report cards and sharing what they excelled
in. With this small initiative, I hope to send a
message of hope and to let them know that we
are rooting for them!”
Recently in December, Mr Amrin started a
donation drive for used textbooks, assessment
books and story books. Woodlands residents
donated over 10,000 books which benefitted over
150 needy families.
Mr Amrin wrote on his Facebook page on the
donation drive: “I started this book donation
drive at Woodlands as part of a continuing
initiative to help the less privileged among us
get the best possible support for their education.
It is heartwarming to see residents generously
donating books and grassroots coming together
as one big family, driving their cars and vans to
transport the books.”
For the Community
What does an MP do day-to-day? Mr Amrin
shared his routine of visiting families at their
homes, market visits and weekly Meet-the-People
sessions.
Asked what he sees as his key role, he said:
“A voice and champion for the people, for
the community. I do as best as I can to help
people, without affecting their own desire to
help themselves. My job is to listen, to manage
expectations if needed, and work together with
others to bring out a positive difference.”
Mr Amrin Amin
looking at a young
resident’s report card.
In addition to his MP role, Mr Amrin was
appointed Parliamentary Secretary at the Ministry
of Home Affairs. Surely, all these portfolios come
with their own set of challenges, not to mention,
greatly lessen any personal time Mr Amrin has left
for his loved ones and himself?
“It’s not a 9 to 5 job for sure. I get immense
satisfaction in helping others and meeting people.
For me, serving the people is a passion and
calling. That’s what drives me each day to do my
very best for the people and our country.”
“I HOPE TO BUILD
A TIGHT-KNIT
COMMUNITY IN
WOODLANDS WITH
A STRONG SENSE
OF COMMUNITY AND
KAMPUNG SPIRIT,
WHERE PEOPLE
FROM DIVERSE
BACKGROUNDS FEEL
AT HOME.”
Connect with Mr Amrin Amin
on facebook.com/amrin.page
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H E A RT TA L K
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coverage for patients in Class B2 or C wards, or
receiving subsidised treatment in public hospitals. Patients who choose to stay in
public hospital Class B1 or A wards or private hospitals will still benefit from MediShield Life.
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Permanent Residents has automatically started on 1 November 2015. This includes those currently
covered by MediShield, private health insurance plans, the uninsured, and those who may already
have serious medical conditions.
PAY LESS FOR LARGE MEDICAL BILLS
WITH MEDISHIELD LIFE
MEDISHIELD LIFE BENEFITS AT A GLANCE
ENHANCED
Your MediShield payout depends on a few components:
MEDISHIELD
BENEFITS
Portion of Bill Above Claim Limits*
Coinsurance*
Percentage
of the claim
amount that
you will have
to pay, after
deductible.
MediShield
pays what
is left of
the claim
amount after
deductible and
co-insurance.
Deductible*
A fixed amount that you will
need to pay before you receive
the MediShield payout within a
policy year.
Maximum
claimable
limit depends
on the number
of days you
stay in the
hospital and
the type of
treatment or
surgery you
undergo.
Maximum claimable limit
Reduced
Co-insurance*
Reduced
Co-insurance*
Maximum claim limit is raised
This means that MediShield Life will pay
more of the bill, and you pay less.
Maximum claimable limit
Portion of Bill Above Claim Limits*
2
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Normal Ward
Intensive Care Unit Ward
Community Hospital
Psychiatric
Surgical Procedures
Implants
Radiosurgery
$450 per day
$900 per day
$250 per day
$100 per day
$700 per day
$1,200 per day
$350 per day
$100 per day
$150 – $1,100
$7,000 per treatment
$4,800 per procedure
$200 – $2,000
$7,000 per treatment
$4,800 per procedure
Kidney Dialysis
Immunosuppressants for
Organ Transplant
Erythropoietin for
Chronic Kidney Failure
$1,240 per 21/28-day cycle
$3,000 per month
$80 per session
$160 per session
$140 per session
$500 per session
$1,000 per month
$1,000 per month
$200 per month
$200 per month
$200 per month
$200 per month
MAXIMUM CLAIM LIMITS
$70,000
$300,000
Age 92
Per Policy Year
Lifetime
Maximum Coverage Age
$100,000
No limit
No maximum age
DEDUCTIBLE PAYABLE BY INSURED
Deductible remains the same
Co-insurance is reduced
Deductible*
Daily Ward and
Treatment Charges
- External or Superficial
- Brachytherapy
Portion of Bill Above Claim Limits*
Increased Maximum Claim Limit
INPATIENT TREATMENT/DAY SURGERY CLAIM LIMITS*
Chemotherapy for Cancer*
Radiotherapy for Cancer*
WITH MEDISHIELD LIFE:
1
Applies only to admissions
on or after 1 Nov 2015
OUTPATIENT TREATMENT CLAIM LIMITS
*Payable by Medisave or cash
Deductible*
MEDISHIELD
LIFE BENEFITS
For Ages 80 and Below
(Age Next Birthday)
Class C ward or Day Surgery: $1,500
Class B2 ward: $2,000
For Ages 81 and Above
(Age Next Birthday)
Class C ward: $2,000
Class B2 ward or Day Surgery: $3,000
CO-INSURANCE PAYABLE BY INSURED
Claimable Amount for
Inpatient and Day Surgery
Co-insurance (Percentage of Claimable Amount)
$0 – $3,000
$3,001 – $5,000
$5,001 – $10,000
>$10,000
20%
15%
10%
10%
10%
10%
5%
3%
Co-insurance for all
Outpatient Treatments
20%
10%
F E B R UA RY
WHAT IS IT?
2 01 6
13
GREEN BANDS FOR
TCMR 2014/2015
The Town Council Management Report (TCMR)
is published annually to promote greater
accountability and transparency and to encourage
community ownership of the management of
public housing estates.
WE HAVE ACHIEVED A GREEN
BAND FOR ALL FIVE AREAS IN
THE TCMR FY2014!
The framework covers 5 areas – estate
cleanliness, estate maintenance, lift performance,
service & conservancy charges (S&CC) arrears
management, and corporate governance. Each
area is presented as a single indicator and results
are banded as Green, Amber or Red.
ESTATE CLEANLINESS
ESTATE MAINTENANCE
A big THANK YOU
to all our residents
and dedicated
cleaners for making
this possible.
THANK
YOU!
In order to maintain our green
band score, let us continue to
work together hand in hand to
create a clean environment for
all to live in.
LIFT PERFORMANCE
S&CC ARREARS
MANAGEMENT
CORPORATE
GOVERNANCE
TOP FIVE TYPES OF ESTATE
MAINTENANCE OBSERVATIONS
FOR SEMBAWANG TOWN COUNCIL
TYPES OF CLEANLINESS
OBSERVATIONS FOR
SEMBAWANG TOWN COUNCIL
54%
Obstruction of common areas
41%
Stain and litter
13%
Unauthorised fixtures
34%
Dumped bulky refuse
3%
Unauthorised fixtures/
encroachment on open spaces
11%
Graffiti
2%
Exposed wiring/trunking,
unlocked socket outlet
11%
Moss/cobwebs
2%
Damaged plaster/large cracks/
spalling concrete
3%
Human/animal faeces
14
H E A RT TA L K
KEEP OUR
COMMON
AREAS
OBSTRUCTION
FREE
PERMITTED
O
bstruction of common areas
accounted for 54% of the total
maintenance observations in
the TCMR 2014. Obstruction
of the common areas are potential fire
hazards and may also hamper evacuation
efforts during emergencies.
For assistance in removing your bulky
items, please contact us at 6368 3100
or make a booking at sbtc.org.sg.
>1.2 m
Maintain a clear staircase and
landing at all times.
A clear width of 1.2 m must be
maintained at all times.
The ambulance crew and
wheelchair-bound person requires
at least 1.2 m clear width
for access.
NOT PERMITTED
We seek the kind cooperation of
residents to play their part in ensuring
that the common areas are kept clear
of obstruction so that fire safety is not
compromised. Take a look at how to
keep the common areas obstruction-free!
<1.2 m
<1.2 m
Let’s work together to create a safer
home for everyone!
Do not store items excessively
at the staircase landing.
The placement of the rack results
in a less than 1.2 m clear width.
WITH
EFFECT FROM
20 DECEMBER
2015
Sembawang Dr
Sembawang Way
OPERATING HOURS
5.45 AM - 11.30 PM
Punggol Bus Interchange Sembawang
Bus Interchange
Canberra Link
SEMBAWANG STATION/
BUS INTERCHANGE
Sun Plaza
NorthPoint
Shopping Centre
YISHUN
STATION
Yishun
Ave 2
Orchid
Country
Club
KHATIB
STATION
Seletar
West Link
Yishun Ave 1
Yishun
Sports Hall
*Map not drawn to scale
Punggol
Ctrl
Piccadilly
Seletar
Aerospace Dr
Jln Kayu
Punggol
Way
TPE
PUNGGOL STATION/
BUS INTERCHANGE
Obstruction of emergency
crew access due to
constricted corridor.
NEW BUS
SERVICE 117
A
new bus service has been
introduced to benefit residents of
Sembawang GRC. Bus service 117
will improve connectivity between
Punggol, Seletar Aerospace Park, Yishun and
Sembawang areas.
The service will operate from Punggol
Bus Interchange and ply Punggol Central,
Punggol Way, Tampines Expressway (TPE),
Jalan Kayu, Piccadilly, Seletar Aerospace
Drive, Seletar West Link, Yishun Avenue 1,
Yishun Avenue 2, Canberra Link, Sembawang
Way and Sembawang Drive to Sembawang
Bus Interchange. Noteworthy stops on the
route include the Punggol, Khatib, Yishun
and Sembawang MRT stations, as well as Sun
Plaza and Sembawang Bus Interchange. It will
operate daily from 5.45 am to 11.30 pm daily.
Cheers to improved bus services within our
constituency!
F E B R UA RY
2 01 6
15
PRACTICE
LIFT SAFETY!
Dear Residents
In order to ensure the safety of all while
using the lifts, we seek the cooperation
of all our residents in adhering to the
following safety rules:
Do carry your
pets into the
lift instead of
walking them
on the leash.
DO ensure that your
children do not meddle
with the lift doors/other
safety features of the lift.
Do not place
your hands on
the lift door
panels.
Do use
the ‘door
open’
button
to hold
the door
open for
others.
Ensure that your
children do not
meddle with the
lift’s safety features.
Do not
force open
the landing
doors of
the lift.
DO ensure the safety of
your pets by carrying
them into/in the lifts
(instead of walking them
on the leash).
DO use the ‘door open’
button to keep the
doors open for other
passengers to enter/exit
the lift.
DO NOT place or rest
your hands/palms/
fingers on the lift door
panels, especially when
the doors are opening/
closing.
DO NOT force open
the landing doors
of the lift or use any
miscellaneous objects to
hold the lift doors open.
We seek your kind understanding and
cooperation in observing the above
safety advice when using the lifts.
Thank you.
SEMBAWANG TOWN COUNCIL
16
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
NAME OF EVENT
DATE
TIME
ADMIRALTY
VENUE
13 Feb 2016
7 PM to 10 PM
Vista Park
Admiralty Lunar
New Year Dinner
20 Feb 2016
7 PM to 10 PM
Admiralty Sports Park
(Beside ACE The Place Community Club)
CANBERRA
13 Feb 2016
7 PM to 10 PM
Canberra CC Multi-Purpose Hall
AAC Health Week
17 - 28 Feb 2016
Various times
Canberra RCs / Canberra CC
Multi-Purpose hall
Chingay @ North 2016
(Sembawang GRC)
27 Feb 2016
5.30 PM to 9 PM
Open area at Blk 319 Sembawang
Close (Mid-point)
Canberra Day
13 Mar 2016
7 AM to 3 PM
Open area at Blk 319
Sembawang Close
GAMBAS
14 Feb 2016
7 PM to 10 PM
N4 Courtyard Blk 414 Yishun Ave 11
Chingay @ North 2016
(Sembawang GRC)
27 Feb 2016
8.30 PM to
10.30 PM
Junction of Yishun Ave 6 and
Yishun Street 31 (End Point)
Blood Donation Drive
9 Apr 2016
10 AM to 4 PM
TBC
SEMBAWANG
20 Feb 2016
7.30 PM to 10 PM
Sembawang Community Club
Lunar New Year 2016 Celebration
@ Sembawang Zone ‘K’ RC
21 Feb 2016
7.30 PM to
9.30 PM
Multi-Purpose Hall at
Blk 588 Montreal Drive
Sembawang Divisional Walk
27 Mar 2016
8 AM to 10 AM
TBC
Sembawang Vishu Celebration
23 Apr 2016
7.30 PM to 9 PM
Kreta Ayer People’s Theatre
Offices:
Sembawang Town Council
Blk 306A Woodlands St 31,
#02-00, S731306
Tel: 6368 3100
Woodlands Collection Centre
Blk 900 South Woodlands Drive, #02-02,
S730900
Email: [email protected]
Facebook:
Kampung Sembawang
(for Town news)
Sembawang Town Council
(for Town Council matters)
iPhone/Android App: [email protected]
SMS/MMS: 9110 9877
Publication Committee
Advisor:
Dr Lim Wee Kiak, PBM
Chairman:
Mdm Lee Tee Choon, BBM
Co-chairman:
Mr Goh Peng Hong, BBM
Members:
Mr George Iskandar
Mr Goh Shiming, Gavin
Mr Joseph Tan Yong Siang
Mdm Kalyani d/o Sinnakkalai Ramasamy,
PBM
Mr Muhammad Ridhwan
Bin Ibrahim
Ms Yam Wylin, Marianne
PLEASE CONTACT THE CC AT 6368 9938 FOR MORE INFORMATION
27 Feb 2016
4.30 PM to
7.30 PM
Republic Polytechnic, Woodlands Ave 9
(Start Point)
28 Feb 2016
8.30 AM to 12 PM
Woodlands Swimming Complex
26 & 27 Mar 2016
9 AM to 6 PM
Woodlands Galaxy CC (MPH)
Design and production:
The Print Lodge Pte Ltd
Circulation: 71,000
THE NUMBER GAME
Sembawang
Town Council
wishes all residents
A Happy & Prosperous
Lunar New Year!
新年快乐,万事如意!
Hearttalk is published quarterly by
Sembawang Town Council.
PLEASE CONTACT THE CC AT 6758 4183 FOR MORE INFORMATION
Sembawang Lunar New Year
Celebration Dinner 2016
2nd Woodlands – STTA Veteran
Table Tennis Championship 2016
*subject to 7% GST
PLEASE CONTACT THE CC AT 6684 1827 FOR MORE INFORMATION
Gambas LNY Dinner
Woodlands Swim Splashthlon Meet 2016
Full page - $3,500.00
Half page - $2,000.00
Quarter page - $1,200.00
PLEASE CONTACT THE CC AT 6755 6369 FOR MORE INFORMATION
Canberra Lunar New Year Dinner
Chingay @ North 2016
(Sembawang GRC)
Write to us at [email protected]
sbtc.org.sg for more details!
Rates below:
PLEASE CONTACT THE CC AT 6891 3430 FOR MORE INFORMATION
Admiralty Zone 4 RC Lunar
New Year Dinner
WOODLANDS
Do you have a business
located in Sembawang
GRC and wish to
advertise your services?
These figures have appeared somewhere in this newsletter. They could be in
a picture, or in the text of a story. To win this easy contest, simply write down
the page number and headline of the story in which the figures can be found.
For example, the answer for the phrase “Together, over 8,000 residents from
Sembawang GRC came out to count down into the new year.” would be “Page
8: Cheers to the New Year!”. Judges’ decisions are final. Your entry must be on
this form and must reach the given address by 29 February 2016.
The PR Manager
Blk 306A Woodlands
St 31 #02-00
Singapore 731306
Great prizes to be won:
1st prize: $100
2nd prize: $60
3rd prize: $30
Plus two great
consolation prizes!!!
CONGRATULATIONS TO
THE WINNERS IN THE
LAST CONTEST:
1st
YOUR ANSWERS:
Woodlands residents donated over 10,000
books which benefitted over 150 needy families.
On 5th October 2015, we planted new trees
together in our first GRC event.
Work starts at 7 in the morning and
ends at 7 in the evening.
Rasyidah Bajuri
2nd Tan Buck Song
3rd Loh Kow Cheong
4th Yang Cheng Cheng
5th
Rosnah Binte Abdul Karim
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