Press Releases for 2002

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RESIDENTS OF JURONG WEST STREET 52 TO ENJOY THE BENEFITS OF BOTH INTERIM UPGRADING PROGRAMME & LIFT UPGRADING PROGRAME
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FUN-FILLED CLEAN AND GREEN WEEK FOR RESIDENTS OF WEST COAST GRC (WEST COAST DIVISION)

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RESIDENTS OF CLEMENTI SPRING CELEBRATE THE COMPLETION OF INTERIM UPGRADING PROGRAMME (IUP)
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ESTATE UPGRADING PROGRAMME (EUP) TO BE LAUNCHED AT HONG LEONG GARDENS AND PASIR PANJANG GARDENS ESTATES
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WEST COAST DRIVE'S RESIDENTS THE FIRST IN AYER RAJAH CONSTITUENCY TO ENJOY BOTH INTERIM UPGRADING PROGRAMME & LIFT UPGRADING PROGRAME
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NEW IDENTITY FOR RESIDENTS OF HONG LEONG GARDENS AND PASIR PANJANG GARDENS ESTATES
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RESIDENTS CELEBRATE THE COMPLETION OF INTERIM UPGRADING PROJECT (IUP) AT WEST COAST ROAD, BLOCKS 513 TO 515 AND 518 TO 520 (WEST COAST PRIDE)

 

RESIDENTS OF JURONG WEST STREET 52 TO ENJOY THE BENEFITS OF BOTH INTERIM UPGRADING PROGRAMME & LIFT UPGRADING PROGRAME

3 November 2002 - SINGAPORE

A makeover awaits the 18-year-old Housing Board estate in Jurong West if the Interim Upgrading Programme (IUP) and Lift Upgrading Programme (LUP) are implemented. Residents of Blocks 515 to 520 Jurong West Street 52 can look forward to enjoy the benefits of both the IUP and LUP at the same time if they say "Yes" to both programmes.

Built in 1984, the six 18 year-old blocks consist of 851 three-room and four-room flats. Residents can look forward to a host of new facilities costing $3 million such as new entrance gateway, drop-off points, linkways, pavilion, spice garden, children's playground, pebble path and more, after the upgrading.

Mdm Ho Geok Choo, Member of Parliament for West Coast GRC and adviser to Boon Lay grassroots organizations (GROs) will officiate at the Launching Ceremony on Sunday, 3 November 2002 at 10.00 am at the void deck of Block 516 Jurong West Street 52.

First introduced in November 1993, the IUP will only be carried out if more than 75 per cent of the households in the selected precinct vote in favour of it.

In 2001, the Government announced another good news; that the Lift Upgrading Programme (LUP) will also be offered to all the precincts that have been identified for the MUP and IUP.

This programme will also be implemented if 75 per cent of the households vote in favour of it. Two separate pollings will be held for the IUP and LUP. West Coast - Ayer Rajah Town Council will be implementing the IUP while LUP will be implemented by HDB.

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FUN-FILLED CLEAN AND GREEN WEEK FOR RESIDENTS OF WEST COAST GRC (WEST COAST DIVISION)

23 October 2002 -- SINGAPORE

With Clean and Green Week 2002 drawing near, residents of West Coast GRC (West Coast Division) can look forward to a whole list of exciting activities put together by various organizations for the Clean and Green Week 2002 cum Tree Planting Day on 10 November 2002.

Mr S Iswaran, Member of Parliament for West Coast GRC and adviser to West Coast grassroots organizations (GROs) spearheaded the idea of organising a range of activities for Clean and Green Week instead of just having the traditional tree planting activity. Residents can have fun participating in these events and at the same time, they are reminded to keep their estate clean and green. Mr S Iswaran will be the Guest-of-Honour for the day.

Mr S Iswaran will lead the grassroots leaders in the tree planting that will be held in front of Block 602 Clementi West Street 1. He will also unveil the plaque to be presented to Block 605 Clementi West Street 1, the winning block for West Coast Division Cleanest Block Competition 2002. This competition was conducted during the period of August to October 2002 to encourage residents to play their part in keeping their estate clean. On top of that, Mr S Iswaran will present a token and goody bags to all the 84 families of Block 605 Clementi West Street 1 during an award presentation ceremony on the same day.

Other activities that have been lined up for the day includes a walk-a-jog at Block 608 Clementi West Street 1, "Block Cleaning" campaign at Block 609 Clementi West Street 1, "Pick-up Littering" campaign in the estate by school students, a Children Spot Art Competition and a lucky draw.

There will also be a contest for school children where they have to put up performances, perform catwalks for a fashion show etc. to showcase paper clothes, crafts made from recycled material. National Environment Agency (NEA) will be organising a quiz to instill awareness on environmental issues e.g. littering.

NEA will also set up an exhibition on Recycling and Waste Minimisation at the void deck of Blocks 601 and 602 Clementi West Street 1. There will be other booths/stalls on the collection of old newspapers, garage sales on recycling goods, games stalls and food stalls by the other participating organizations as well. Residents are encouraged to use their own mugs and containers when they buy food from the food stalls. When they do so, they can get the food items at 50 per cent of the selling price. A wide variety of food is available, like soya bean drink, mee siam, fried bee hoon, cakes and pastries and many more. The proceeds from the sale of food will be contributed to the Clementi West ElderCare Centre.

The organizations that are jointly organising and participating in the Clean and Green Week 2002 cum Tree Planting Day 2002 are the West Coast-Ayer Rajah Town Council, West Coast Constituency Office (CO), West Coast Citizens' Consultative Committee (CCC), West Coast Community Centre Management Committee (CCMC), Residents' Committees (RCs) within the West Coast Division, West Coast Constituency Sport Club (CSC), Clementi West 726 Hawker Association (HA), and National Environment Agency (NEA).

Residents may look out for more information on these events through their RC notice boards or through the Constituency Office.

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RESIDENTS OF CLEMENTI SPRING CELEBRATE THE COMPLETION OF INTERIM UPGRADING PROGRAMME (IUP)

19 October 2002 -- SINGAPORE

Residents of Clementi Spring, together with Mr Arthur Fong, Member of Parliament (MP) for West Coast GRC celebrated the completion of the $3.18 million IUP for the precinct on 19 October 2002, at the open plaza in front of Block 359 Clementi Avenue 2.

Clementi Spring consists of Blocks 355 to 359 Clementi Avenue 2. During the completion ceremony, the Clementi Avenue 2 Residents' Committee officially took over the upkeep and maintenance of the Community Farm from the Town Council. The Community Farm is a 54 square metre hydroponics green house and is a highlight of this upgrading. It consists of two sections, each 27 square metres. One section is for hydroponic farming, the other for natural soil farming.

The upgrading gave a comprehensive makeover to the common areas and physical environment, and injected vibrancy into the precinct. The new name - Clementi Spring complement the new look. Among all the precincts in Clementi upgraded under the Interim Upgrading Programme, "Clementi Spring" is the first to be given a precinct name.

The IUP took 15 months to complete and was funded entirely by the Government. All lift lobbies have been upgraded and all the blocks have been given a fresh coat of paint in vibrant colours. Other new facilities which comes with the upgrading includes:

an open plaza
a stage
two pergolas and pavilions
jogging track
community landscape garden
two barbecue pit areas
a fitness park
a children's playground with rubber flooring, and
a pebbled footpath.

These new facilities are provided to meet the recreational needs of the residents. And they also serve as a focal point for residents to interact more comfortably with one another.

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ESTATE UPGRADING PROGRAMME (EUP) TO BE LAUNCHED AT HONG LEONG GARDENS AND PASIR PANJANG GARDENS ESTATES.

6 October 2002 -- SINGAPORE

The Estate Upgrading Programme (EUP) will be officially launched at Hong Leong Gardens & Pasir Panjang Gardens Estates on 6 October 2002 by Dr Tan Cheng Bock, Member of Parliament for Ayer Rajah.

The EUP Working Committee has looked into the various issues raised by the residents during our Forum on 30 June 2002 and had revised some of the proposed improvement plans to incorporate the residents' suggestions, where possible. During the Launching Ceremony, residents will have a better understanding and update of the improvement plans for their estates.

Owners of the 732 homes of the two estates, which are more than 30-year old, are among the Batch 2 estates that were selected to benefit under the EUP.

The EUP is part of the Government's overall effort to enhance the living environment of the private estate residents, just as HDB residents have benefited from the HDB upgrading programmes. EUP provides physical upgrading to the public areas in the private residential estates.

This EUP is geared primarily towards the beautification of the two estates, each with distinct themes and character. To create the estate identity, road name signs, street lighting, welcome markers are all designed with a theme in mind. The proposed features help create spaces that promote community bonding and address residents' needs; function plazas that can accommodate 100 to 200 residents for festive celebrations as well as facilities catering to all ages such as children's maze, senior citizens' exercise station, sheltered picnic area.

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WEST COAST DRIVE'S RESIDENTS THE FIRST IN AYER RAJAH CONSTITUENCY TO ENJOY BOTH INTERIM UPGRADING PROGRAMME & LIFT UPGRADING PROGRAME

6 October 2002 -- SINGAPORE

Residents of Blocks 506 to 512 West Coast Drive will be the first in Ayer Rajah Constituency to enjoy both Interim Upgrading Programme (IUP) and Lift Upgrading Programme (LUP) at the same time if they say "Yes" to both programmes.

Dr Tan Cheng Bock, Member of Parliament for Ayer Rajah will officiate at the Launching Ceremony on Sunday, 6 October 2002 at 10.00 am at the void deck of Block 512 West Coast Drive.

Costing $3.6 million, residents of the 986 households from the seven blocks of the 25-year old precinct can look forward to a host of new facilities such as new entrance gateway, high covered linkways, clock tower, aviary, play sculptures, link building, hydroponics garden and more, after the upgrading.

First introduced in November 1993, the IUP will only be carried out if more than 75 per cent of the households in the selected precinct vote in favour of it.

In 2001, the Government announced another good news; that the Lift Upgrading Programme (LUP) will also be offered to all the precincts that have been identified for the MUP and IUP.

This programme will also be implemented if 75 per cent of the households vote in favour of it. Two separate pollings will be held for the IUP and LUP. West Coast - Ayer Rajah Town Council will be implementing the IUP while LUP will be implemented by HDB.

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NEW IDENTITY FOR RESIDENTS OF HONG LEONG GARDENS AND PASIR PANJANG GARDENS ESTATES.

30 June 2002 -- SINGAPORE

A $2.9 million makeover awaits the owners of the 732 homes of Hong Leong Gardens & Pasir Panjang Gardens Estates under the Estate Upgrading Programme (EUP). The estates, which are more than 30-year old, are among the Batch 2 estates that were selected to benefit under the EUP.

The EUP is part of the Government's overall effort to enhance the living environment of the private estate residents, just as HDB residents have benefited from the HDB upgrading programmes. EUP provides physical upgrading to the public areas in the private residential estates.

Dr Tan Cheng Bock, Member of Parliament for Ayer Rajah SMC will be chairing the Forum cum Exhibition, where the residents will get to see the proposed improvement plans for their estates.

This EUP is geared primarily towards the beautification of the two estates, each with distinct themes for the recognition of its identity. The EUP also aims to improve the estate's recreational facilities for a more pleasant and safe living environment. The proposed features help to create an identity for each estate, create spaces that promote community bonding and address residents' needs.

To create the estate identity, road name signs, street lighting, welcome markers are all designed with a theme in mind. Spaces created to promote community bonding includes function plazas that can accommodate 100 to 200 residents for festive celebrations as well as facilities catering to all ages such as children's maze, senior citizens' exercise station, sheltered picnic area.

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RESIDENTS CELEBRATE THE COMPLETION OF INTERIM UPGRADING PROJECT (IUP) AT WEST COAST ROAD, BLOCKS 513 TO 515 AND 518 TO 520 (WEST COAST PRIDE)

2 March 2002 - Singapore

2 March 2002 marks the completion of the IUP for West Coast Road, Blocks 513 to 515 and 518 to 520. Costing about $4.5 million and covering 997 units, the upgraded precinct is now known as "West Coast Pride."

The completion will be officiated by Dr Tan Cheng Bock, MP for Ayer Rajah SMC and Chairman of West Coast - Ayer Rajah Town Council.

The upgraded precinct was given a facelift with new splashes of vibrant colours and various amenities. The improvement works greatly improves the living environment of the residents of the 20 over years old estate.

Residents can now enjoy a host of new facilities such as the inter-block covered linkways, upgraded lift lobbies and the BBQ corner with pavilions and trellis. The Community Plaza cum amphitheatre, petanque court and the sculpture court are also good spots for residents to congregate and gather for activities. Other highlights of the improvement works include:

1. New Entrance Gateway
2. Vehicle Drop-off points
3. Pebble Footpath
4. Senior Citizens' Corner
5. Landscape Area
6. Children's Playground and Fitness Corner
7. New Pedestrian mall (including new archways, planters, etc)

To commemorate the occasion a list of exciting programmes lined-up for the residents. These include mass workout, walk-a-jog and a petanque game demonstration, exhibition by the Singapore Police Force, Children's Spot Art Competition, and juggling and fire-eating performances.

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Press Releases for 2003

 

   
 
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