SG Clean Day on Sunday, 28 July 2024

SG Clean Day on Sunday, 28 July 2024 Residents of Chua Chu Kang Town, lend us a hand in support of the quarterly SG Clean Day on Sunday, 28 July 2024.  Show respect to our shared spaces by picking up after ourselves and binning our trash responsibly! Together, let’s create a cleaner and safer Chua Chu Kang Town for all! Back

Get Fit & Fab at These 24/7 Gyms

Get Fit & Fab at These 24/7 Gyms -right in your estate! Get moving & improve your quality of life! Exercise can improve your health, reduce your risk of developing chronic diseases and make you happier. There is no need to pay monthly fees to join a gym. Simply step out and hit the free outdoor gyms at your doorstep. They are open 24/7! Whether you are a HIIT fitness buff looking for your next intensive workout, or a senior seeking equipment for gentler workouts, there is something for everyone. With playgrounds situated alongside many of these fitness corners, they make great spots for intergenerational fun too! Check out this selection of 24/7 fitness corners across the 5 estates in CCK Town! Brickland Blk 489B, Choa Chu Kang Ave 5 Blk 808D, Choa Chu Kang Ave 1 Blk 815, Choa Chu Kang Ave 7 Bukit Gombak Blk 542, Bukit Batok St 52 Blk 531, Bukit Batok Street 52 Blk 513, Bukit Batok Street 51 CCK Estate Blk 159 Jalan Teck Whye Blk 229, Choa Chu Kang Central Blk 161B, Jalan Teck Whye Hong Kah North Blk 413, Bukit Batok West Avenue 4 Blk 337, Bukit Batok St 34 Blk 463A, Bukit Batok St 41 Keat Hong The Arena @ Keat Hong, Blk 411, Choa Chu Kang Ave 3 Blk 483, Choa Chu Kang Ave 5 Blk 438, Choa Chu Kang Ave 4 Back

Brickland Leads the Way to Get Greener

Brickland Leads the Way to Get Greener My First Skool preschoolers celebrate the launch of Brickland’s Sustainability Corner with a dance encouraging everyone to love the environment. More Recycling Bins Residents can now recycle textiles and home appliances at the new Sustainability Corner in Brickland estate at Block 817C, Keat Hong Link. First upcycled seats from Float@Marina Bay Remember to check out the old Float@Marina Bay seats, which have been upcycled to become community seats in the Sustainability Corner. The early childhood education centre, My First Skool, is right next to it. The seats will certainly be well-used by the preschoolers and their parents daily as they enter and leave school. Brickland is the first housing estate in Singapore to receive nine upcycled seats dismantled from the decommissioned Float@Marina Bay. Residents in other parts of CCK Town can look forward to getting these historic community seats soon in your estate. (From left) Preschoolers Leong Rong En Caius, Yu Wanxuan, ⁠Muhammad Alfarizqi Arfan Bin Anuar & Arielle Tan Yin Xuan enjoying the upcycled seats with Brickland MP Don Wee as they learn about upcycling. Fun at Sustainability Festival Launched during the Brickland’s Sustainability Festival held on 5 April 2024, Brickland’s Sustainability Corner is the latest initiative to encourage residents to adopt an eco-friendly lifestyle. The annual Festival, spearheaded by MP Don Wee, also CCK Town Sustainability Champion Advisor, lets residents get together once a year to learn more about how to adopt greener practices in their daily lives. The children eagerly helped plant trees and shrubs to green the estate. This year’s event saw My First Skool preschoolers accompanied by their teachers and parents, students from the Institute of Technical Education College West, and corporate and community partners planting trees and shrubs, painting a wall mural, and designing their own terrariums. The mural, featuring tanks and soldiers, is a nod to the estate’s past as the location of Keat Hong Camp for army training. Madam Suriani Mohd Bakri (top, left), mother of 6-year-old Nur Maisarah, said she liked the terrarium workshop because it taught the kids how to care for the plants. ITE College West student Titus Lim, who guided the children at the terrarium workshop, said: “I feel that this event is fruitful for residents and the environment because it gives the residents a sense of achievement and belonging.” As Ms Shareen Ng, principal of My First Skool, put it: “When we collaborate with the community to do things like tree planting, creating terrariums, painting a mural and learning about upcycling, it allows us to participate in the sustainability journey. I think it also opens up our perspective on the whole idea of sustainability.” Back

SG Clean Day on Sunday, 28 April 2024

SG Clean Day on Sunday, 28 April 2024 Residents of Chua Chu Kang Town, lend us a hand in support of the quarterly SG Clean Day on Sunday, 28 April 2024.  Show respect to our shared spaces by picking up after ourselves and binning our trash responsibly! Together, let’s create a cleaner and safer Chua Chu Kang Town for all! Back

Know Your Enemy: Dengue Myth Busters

Know Your Enemy: Dengue Myth Busters Find out how to beat dengue which is spread by Aedes mosquitoes. Source: NEA Besides doing the National Environment Agency’s B-L-O-C-K mozzie wipeout, arm yourself with some of these lesser-known facts to prevent mosquitoes from breeding in your home.  Protect your family now! Aedes mosquitoes can bite at night too The Aedes mosquito is most active during daylight hours, with peak biting periods about 2 hours before sunrise and just after sunset. Spray yourself with insect repellent to protect yourself from being bitten. Do note that in Singapore’s highly urbanised environment, the Aedes mosquito has been observed to have adapted to artificial lighting and can bite at night as well! So don’t forget your repellent even when going out at night or even when you are at home. Dengue reinfection is possible Though recovery from a dengue infection is believed to provide lifelong immunity, it is possible to get dengue up to 4 times as there are 4 different strains of dengue virus circulating in Singapore. A second infection becomes more dangerous as it carries a higher risk of developing severe dengue, which can be fatal. DenV-1 and DenV-2 have been the most dominant virus strains up to recent years. But since 2021, there has been a spike in the number of DenV-3 and DenV-4 infections. Due to the low immunity among Singaporeans for these less common strains, the risk of infection is thus much higher. Scrub your containers to dislodge any stray mosquito eggs When you empty your wet containers, make sure you not only throw away the water but also do a thorough scrub to remove any mosquito eggs. Aedes mosquito eggs can stick onto the walls and floors of wet containers even after they have been emptied. These eggs can survive on dry surfaces for several years, so the next time the container gets refilled with water, the eggs can hatch and grow into adult mosquitoes! The Aedes mosquitoes need water as small in volume as a 20-cent coin to breed. Do your bit to remove sources of stagnant water in your homes and break the chain of dengue transmission. Protect yourselves and your loved ones by doing the B-L-O-C-K Mozzie wipeout today! Back

Tell Us Your Fave Spots in CCK Town & Win!

Tell Us Your Fave Spots in CCK Town & Win! Take part in the “What We Love in CCK” poll by 31 March 2024 here now!  Have you been to CCK Town’s “tank” playground? It’s a fun reminder of Keat Hong estate’s past as a military camp. Share with us the spots you love most in CCK Town to shop, dine, play/workout, & get rewarded! 18 prizes are up for grabs in our “What We Love in CCK” poll: 5 top winners: $50 NTUC FairPrice vouchers 10 runner-up prizes: Gift box worth $35 3 prizes for bonus question(s): $80 NTUC FairPrice vouchers Winners for the top 5 and 10 runner-up prizes will be selected randomly from all eligible entries received. For the “fondest memory” bonus question, the most interesting and vivid memory will win. For the “must-see places and activities ” bonus question, winners will be selected based on the originality, practicality, and clarity of their recommendations. You could be a lucky winner! See terms & conditions here. Photo: Gina Ng Photo: Clement Lee Photo: Bryan Goh CCK Town Fun Facts Did you know that Singapore’s strongest rock is found in our very own Little Guilin in CCK Town? This well-loved spot and a favourite subject of our resident shutterbugs is home to norite, a type of rock that is 10 times stronger than concrete!   Norite was mined from the former Gammon Quarry, which fell into disuse by 1984, and a year later, HDB decided to convert it into a park.   Locals called it Little Guilin because the rock formations remind them of the beautiful and tranquil scenery of China’s famous karst mountains in Guilin. With the highest point standing at 133m, Little Guilin is also the Republic’s second tallest hill after Bukit Timah Hill. Back