Ready to welcome 2022? Get ready to mark your dates in the CCK Town Council’s 2022 Calendar!
A showcase of residents’ love for CCK Town, our 2022 calendar will reveal interesting nuggets about your fellow residents’ and MPs memories and connection to the town.
Latifah Hasan who has lived in Keat Hong for over 20 years said the Keat Hong Community Club (CC) is like her second home.
“(The CC is) where my ‘Aunty Kakis’ (friends) and I would often hang out and makan (eat). From durian-tasting, bowling and dancing sessions, to National Day and countdown to New Year celebrations and catching the World Cup live – some of my fondest memories are of the time spent with my family and friends at the CC,” she said.
Did you also know that MP Don Wee and Keat Hong resident Joon Barua and his family have something in common? What might it be?
MP Zhulkarnain Abdul Rahim also has some interesting connection to our town that he will share in the calendar.
All these and more will be unveiled soon. Look out for your copy coming your way.
Stumped for ideas on how to spend the December school holidays? Why not take a refreshing green holiday right in CCK Town?
Here are some suggestions for an eco-December.
1) Check Out all the Park Connectors in Town
Stroll, jog, roller blade, skate or cycle your way through the various Park Connectors that run through CCK Town. Get some fresh air and exercise while reducing your carbon footprint by using an eco-friendly way to get around.
The 5.4km Choa Chu Kang Park Connector linking Choa Chu Kang Park to Bukit Batok Town Park is the longest. It has a particularly scenic 1km stretch along Brickland Road which will delight nature lovers with the sight and smell of lush greenery and bright, colourful flowering plants that bloom all year round.
Fitness enthusiasts can jog or cycle along the 2.05km Hillview Park Connector connecting Bukit Batok Nature Park to Dairy Farm Nature Reserve. Drop by the Rail Mall for a breather and some snacks and drinks before you continue further.
Those who are more adventurous can even attempt the 150km Round Island Route. More details on the Park Connector Network can be found on the Nparks website.
2) Learn More about Sustainability & Be an Eco-Warrior
Have you visited the revamped CCK Public Library with its indoor garden, hydroponics room and new digital learning tools?
Themed around (Re)connect with Nature, visitors can learn about urban farming and take part in various other activities. Visitors can see plants growing in the hydroponics showcase and embark on an augmented reality trail to learn about the wildlife and natural landscapes in Singapore.
Designed with sustainability in mind, the library is fitted with lower shelves to allow more natural light to enter, and many of the new fittings, such as the tiles and carpet, were made from partially recycled materials.
Participate as an individual or as a family and show off your eco-living chops in National Library Board’s Eco-Warrior Competition.
Look out for The Great Make-Over Project CapitaLand Hope Foundation which will be seeking your ideas and solutions to reimagine and reinvent spaces for sustainable living.
3) Upcycle Household Waste into Useful Items
Upcycle your household “waste” such as glass bottles, plastic files and paper into nifty gift bags, pretty lamps and useful mask holders.
Check out these videos for a host of useful gifts and items that you can make by reusing these items. Do it as a family and enjoy the bonding time which will not only save you some money but make you an eco-warrior too!
For waste that you cannot upcycle, why not recycle them? Don’t forget that CCK Town has 19 and more than 740 blue recycling bins conveniently spread out across the town. Plus Cash for Trash and Recycle N Save stations too!
If you have more ideas and suggestions on how CCK Town residents can spend an eco-December, do email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a green December and happy holidays!
HaCCKathon event moves CCK closer to sustainable living
(Left to Right): Mr Don Wee, Member of Parliament for Chua Chu Kang GRC (Brickland), Dr Amy Khor, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment, Mr Lim Kok Kiang, Principal of Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Ms Low Yen Ling, Mayor of South West District and Mr Zhulkarnain Abdul Rahim, Member of Parliament for Chua Chu Kang GRC (Keat Hong).
Imagine living in an estate where you can charge your electric car in your carpark, where food waste goes into a compost hub which is used to fertilise community rooftop gardens, which are used in turn by residents to grow fruits and vegetables for consumption.
In this estate, residents sort and recycle their waste, and solar panels are installed on rooftops to harness solar power. There is no shortage of green space and gardens which not only provide shade and venues for the young and old to exercise and play, but in some cases also help to prevent floods during heavy rain.
Sounds like a dream? It may soon become a reality for some Brickland residents.
CCK Town is looking to pilot such a virtuous eco-cycle of sustainable living at Blocks 801 to 806 at Keat Hong Close.
Collaborating with eco-partners like SembCorp, HDB and Nanyang Technological University, this eco-project will make it possible for residents to embrace eco-living in one neighbourhood.
This is just one of many green projects expected to bear fruit in CCK Town after the HaCCKathon event facilitated by Ngee Ann Polytechnic in early October, where over CCK 80 residents came together to co-develop an eco-plan to transform CCK Town into a sustainable eco-town.
CCK Town is one of Singapore’s three eco-towns announced by the Government.
At the recent event, aptly named HaCCKathon, residents were encouraged to play an active role in shaping their living environment.
Chairman of the CCK Eco Town Taskforce, Dr Amy Khor, who is also Senior Minister of State of MSE, said: “We are looking forward to each CCK Town estate implementing at least three actionable initiatives in the coming year and also projects they could implement by 2030 in line with the Singapore Green Plan 2030.
“We also hope to develop, from our experience of this envisioning exercise, or HaCCKathon, best practices that we can share with others in their green journey.”
New e-waste bins have landed in CCK Town!
These bins are part of a nation-wide e-waste management system launched to collect and recycle common types of e-waste.
E-waste can contain hazardous materials such as heavy metals which can create potential health and environment risks.
Get earth-friendly. Start recycling your e-waste using these bins and earn rewards.
E-waste Bins Locations:
Blk 144 Teck Whye Lane (near wet market and toilet entrance)
Keat Hong CC (near loading and unloading bay)
Hillview CC (level 1 near staircase)
Hong Kah North CC (near basketball court)
Sunshine Place (level 1 common area in front of Giant)
Throw your unwanted laptops, batteries and bulbs into dedicated e-waste bins coming to CCK in July 2021.
E-waste, if not disposed properly, can harm the earth.
Do your bit for the environment, and earn rewards at the same time!
What the E-waste Bins Take
Sort your e-waste into these 3 groups :
Mobile, network & computer-related items like small printers, computers, laptops, tablet PCs, desktop monitors, routers, modems, TV set-top boxes, internet network switches, internet network hubs, mobile phones
Household batteries – Types D, C, AA, AAA, AAAA, N, 9-volt, button cell, no rechargeable batteries
Consumer lamps – bulbs only, no fluorescent tubes
Get Rewarded When You Recycle
After throwing your e-waste into the dedicated bins, simply scan the QR codes on the bins to gain points that can be exchanged for rewards.
Rewards include vouchers for shopping, ride-hailing services, food deliveries, bicycle sharing services, beauty products and environmentally-friendly products.
Check out the e-waste website and download the Step Up Sustainability app by ALBA E-Waste Smart Recycling to get more details on bin locations, rewards and more. Through the website and app, consumers can also request for doorstep e-waste collection service (for a fee). In addition, ALBA E-Waste Smart Recycling will also run scheduled collection drives and hold events to educate the public on e-waste.
All e-waste collected is tracked and sent for recycling.
We will keep you posted on more details of the e-waste bin points and rewards system as well as roll-out dates. Meanwhile, be green and save our earth!