In conjunction with the Racial Harmony Day and the first day of Ramadan, the Braddell Heights grassroots organisations and the Marine Parade Town Council will be jointly organising the Braddell Heights Town Night on 21 July 2012 from 6.00pm to 10.00pm at the Old Serangoon Bus Interchange.
Guest-of-Honour Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong, Special Guest, Mdm Halimah Yacob, Minister of State for Community Development, Youth & Sports and Members-of-Parliament of Marine Parade Town will grace the event and join in the activities brought together by the grassroots leaders, schools and various organisations.
Highlights of the event include:
1) Breaking-Fast (Iftar) at Blk 256 Serangoon Central Drive
Come 21 July 2012, as we celebrate Singapore's success as a racial harmonious nation and society built on a rich diversity of culture and heritage, residents of Braddell Heights will gather together on the first day of Ramadan for the fast-breaking meal. Ramadan is a time of spiritual reflection and worship where the Muslims gather with families, friends and the local communities for the fast-breaking meal. Blending cultures and traditions into the event, we hope that residents will gain a better understanding of the customs of the different races in Singapore.
2) Development Plans of Old Serangoon Interchange
The site for the Old Serangoon Bus Interchange next to Serangoon Town Centre has become vacant after the relocation of the bus interchange to NEX in Sep 2011.
After receiving feedback from residents for medical facilities, the Adviser for the area, Mr Seah Kian Peng, had requested that the site be used for healthcare and eldercare purposes. With the collaboration of MOH & MCYS, HDB will introduce an Integrated Day Facility, childcare centre and complementary primary healthcare facility at this site. Converting the site into a mini family-centric and healthcare hub will not only inject life into the area, but it will also utilise the space effectively for the the benefit of the residents.
In addition, visitors can look forward to more carpark lots when HDB convert part of the site into surface parking lots to meet short-term parking needs. In all about 125 lots will be added. This new car park will be linked with the existing surface car park SE24 (Blk 265 Serangoon Ave 3). Together with 4 other carparks that cater mainly to short term parking demand, this will bring the total number of carpark lots in the vicinity to about 1,000.
A landscaped plaza with playground will also be constructed for as a common space to bring the community together.
Residents can expect to enjoy the facilities and additional parking lots by 3Q 2013.
3) Integrated Day Facility (IDF) & Childcare / Infant Centre
MCYS unveiled details of the new, purpose-built Integrated Day Facilities (IDFs), announced in March this year, which adopts a 3-in-1 approach benefiting the elderly, their families and the community. The IDFs will offer i) Integrated care for the frail elderly, combining social day care, centre-based nursing, community rehabilitation and dementia care; ii) Service coordination to support families and caregiveres and; iii) Community gyms and social space open to all residents. Co-located with the IDF at the Serangoon site will be the largest childcare centre in Serangoon, including infant care services.
4) IRCC 10th Anniversary
The Braddell Heights Inter-Racial and Religious Confidence Circle (IRCC) was first founded in 2002 by Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong which aims to promote inter-racial and inter-religious harmony. Under this initiative, the IRCC has actively engage representatives of religious groups and ethnic-based organisations located within Braddell Heights to come together, to know one another, develop understanding, strengthen bonds and build networks of trust through the organisation and participation of IRCC's activities and programmes. This year marks the IRCC's 10th anniversary and Emeritus Senior Minister Goh and Advisers of Marine Parade Town will celebrate this joyous occasion.
Kembangan-Chai Chee Town Day 2012
Date: 7 January 2012, Saturday
Time: 6.30 pm – 10.00 pm
Venue: Open Space beside Block 35 Chai Chee Avenue
With the New Year settling into lives for our fellow Singaporeans, Kembangan – Chai Chee residents will be sharing this moment of new chapter together on 7 January 2012 from 6.30 p.m. – 10.00 p.m. at the open space beside Block 35 Chai Chee Avenue.
It will be a dazzling night where residents come together to enjoy the carnival atmosphere of Kembangan – Chai Chee Town Day. The event is brightened up by the radiance of lights in display of dove, stars and twelve signs of Zodiac. The symbolism blesses the New Year with every good wish for harmonious living.
Minister of State, Ministry of National Development & Ministry of Manpower, BG (NS) Tan Chuan-Jin and advisers of Marine Parade Town will grace the event and join in the activities brought together by the grassroots leaders, schools and various organizations.
Highlights of the Carnival:
1) Hong Bao Distribution
With the continuous efforts in helping the community, 132 needy and elderly residents are invited to celebrate New Year and will be presented with Hong Bao by advisers of Marine Parade Town.
2) Chinese Calligraphy Spring Festival Couplets Distribution
Adding to the carnival joy, about 300 Chinese calligraphy Spring Festival couplets, highlighting the Chinese character Fú（福）that represents good fortune and happiness will be distributed to the residents in wishing them a prosperous year.
3) Launch of Marine Parade Town Council Website
Marine Parade Town Council will be launching new integration to our website at http://www.mptc.org.sg. Residents will find the experience surfing Marine Parade Town Council website more interactive with latest announcements, events and information close at hand.
4) Launch of Marine Parade Town Council iFeedback System
The system leveraged on SMS and MMS to create a new feedback channel for Marine Parade Town Council to engage residents on estate maintenance.
The Kembangan – Chai Chee Town Day is indeed a day where residents can look forward to an array of exciting and interesting activities to spend quality time with their family at the event. Be sure to catch all these happenings at the Carnival!
In conjunction with the World Kindness Day and following the “Towards a Gracious Community” conference held on 12 November 2011 organised by the People’s Association and the Singapore Kindness Movement, Marine Parade Town Council will be organising the “Clean our Town – Kindness in Action” on 13 November 2011 from 7.30 am to 11.00 am at the open space beside Block 50 Marine Terrace. Residents and grassroots leaders will gather together to promote graciousness and kindness through actions in the various activities.
Guest-of-Honour Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong and other Members-of-Parliament of Marine Parade Town will grace the event.
1) “Walk for Rice” @ East Coast Park
Over 1,000 participants will take part in the “Walk for Rice” organised by the 7 CSCs (Buona Vista, Kreta Ayer-Kim Seng, Marine Parade, Queestown, Radin Mas, Tanglin-Cairnhill and Tanjong Pagar – Tiong Bahru). The CSCs adopt the 5E concept where “Using an Easy & Enjoyable activity that Encourages widespread participation, to Earn sponsorships for the needy, in a way that Enlarges the value of the giving; Enhancing the community ownership and spirit. With every 100m clocked, a bowl of rice will be raised, in exchange for rice donation by the corporate sponsor, NTUC FairPrice Co-operative Ltd, to benefit around 7,000 needy families this year.
2) “Cleaners’ Free Day – Kindness in Action”
Following the success of last year’s litter-picking exercise, the Town Council is granting the conservancy cleaners a day off and cleaning will be ceased on the event day. Marine Parade residents, various grassroots organisations and volunteers will play their part to up-keep the estate by picking up litters to promote a cleaner and greener environment. To show an appreciation to the cleaners for maintaining the clean estates, they will be invited to a tea party hosted by the advisers.
3) “Return Your Tray” Programme
This programme aims to cultivate and promote the gracious act of returning used crockery and trays to the collection point after patronages finish their meals. It is especially important for the young to learn that Kindness Begins with Me and it should come naturally as a way of life.
4) Poster Competition
Residents and students will take part in a poster competition with the theme “Environmental; Kindness Week”. The winning entries and other commendable posters will be exhibited.
MacPherson Town Day 2011
Towards a Gracious & Harmonious Community
Date: 23 July 2011, Saturday
Time: 6.00 pm to 10.00 pm
Venue: Hard Court Opposite MacPherson Community Club
MacPherson CCC and Marine Parade Town Council will jointly organise the MacPherson Town Day 2011 at the hard court opposite MacPherson Community Club.
Guest-of-Honour Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong and Members-of-Parliament of Marine Parade Town will grace the event and join in the celebrations with the residents of MacPherson.
Highlights of the event include:
1) Most Number of People Pledging In Support of Racial Harmony
Participants will attempt to set the first record of the “Most Number of People Putting on Temporary Tattoo in Support of Racial Harmony” in the Singapore Book of Records with a target set of at least 1500 entries.
2) Racial Harmony Family Drawing Competition
In line with the theme “Towards a Gracious and Harmonious Community”, the drawing competition hopes to educate the young participants to learn and understand the importance of racial harmony and allowing them to express their talent and imagination through art.
All submissions will be displayed at heart of the carnival ground for appreciation by general public.
3) Colours of Our Nation: Series of Inter Ethnic Dance Performance from Schools of MacPherson Constituency
As part of the organiser’s effort in promoting arts and cultural appreciation, the schools from the MacPherson Constituency will come together for the first time to present a multicultural dance segment to celebrate the nation’s success in racial harmony. The participating schools are namely MacPherson Primary School, MacPherson Secondary School, and Geylang Methodist School (Primary and Secondary)
4) Inter-Ethnic Wedding Ceremony
Blending cultures and traditions into the exciting and fun-filled carnival event, we hope that the residents will gain a better understanding of the customs of the different races in Singapore through the showcasing of Inter-Ethnic Wedding Ceremony.
The four main ethnic groups, namely the Chinese, Malay, Indian and Eurasian will feature their traditional wedding costumes and practices at the Main Gallery. This will present an invaluable opportunity for the adults to remise the good old days as they share their knowledge with their children.
27 February 2011 (Sunday)
Marine Terrace Haven, Open Space beside Block 50 Marine Terrace
9.00am to 12.30pm
Come 27 February 2011, Sunday, the Marine Parade Town Council and Marine Parade CCC will jointly organise the Marine Parade Town Carnival 2011 at the Marine Terrace Haven, open space beside Block 50 Marine Terrace.
Guest-of-Honour Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong and Members-of-Parliament of Marine Parade Town will grace the event and join in the celebrations with the residents of Marine Parade.
TOWN RENEWAL PLAN
The main highlight of the event is the Town Renewal Plan. As the theme suggests, “Quality Living in Our Town”, the Town Council aims to continue implementing programmes to improve the physical environment of the Marine Parade Town. The proposed town renewal plans are developed based on every estate’s unique demography, features and feedback from residents.
GRACIOUS SOCIETY, WARM AND COHESIVE COMMUNITY
Besides implementing the hardware, the Town Council hopes to promote graciousness, harmony and cohesion in the community through simple acts in our daily lives. With small acts of kindness and taking ownership of the community, we hope to create a pleasant society with good social behaviour and make a better life for everyone.