A Springtime Rhapsody with Jurong Point Shopping Centre

As Chinese New Year approaches, the shopping malls in Singapore are turning to creative ways to attract shoppers to shop and dine with them. One good example is Jurong Point Shopping Centre.

Located comfortably beside Boon Lay MRT Station, Jurong Point is a mega mall with numerous restaurants, shopping outlets and entertainment spots.


Jurong Point Centre Stage all CNY decorated

This Chinese New Year, the mall brings you back to ancient China with imperial setting decors like those of the popular China hit drama shows – 三生三世十里桃花 and 延禧攻略.

Staff decked out in traditional costume

The events staff are also wearing traditional robes, liken to the waiters in those days. Minglers were also engaged, dressed in God of Fortune mascot and Terra Cotta warrior outfit, which calls for good photo opportunities.


A terra cotta warrior playing his part


Emcee Jim Koh in traditional wedding costume

To spread good luck, shoppers who makes a minimum spending of $48 from any outlet (You can combine 2 receipts), can obtain a game card from the information counter.

Fish A Koi!

Shoppers having a great time at the LED fishing game!

This game card allows the shopper to play a fishing game using advance LED touch screen technology! Simply hold onto the fishing rod and use your bait (They’re using a soft toy lobster as a bait, so cute!) to touch the koi fish that appears on the screen. Each fish you catch earns you 10 points! However, beware of those lotus leaves floating around. Touching them cost you 10 points!

You have 30 seconds to get 80 points, which in turn earns you 16 seconds to shake the fortune prosperity tree!

Shake a Fortune Prosperity Tree

Every coin on a tree is a gift voucher from participating outlets in Jurong Point. Shoppers will shake the tree depending on their performance in the fishing game to get as many gold coins as they can.

Some of the prizes includes vouchers to Central Hong Kong restaurant, Dian Xiao Er, Denizens, Dockers Singapore and the top prize: admission passes to Disney on Ice!


So many attractive prizes to give away! No one walks away empty handed!

Fringe Activities


Talented traditional paper cutting artiste at work

There are also many fringe activities and giveaways happening throughout the day! Head on down to Jurong Point Central Stage and if you’re lucky to meet the traditional paper cutting artiste, she will be able to cut out a zodiac animal or an auspicious Chinese character for you for free!

Fengshui master sharing with eager shoppers 2019 Zodiac animal prediction

Want to know which zodiac animal is going to get it on in terms of luck, relationship, career and health? There are also fun, fengshui sharing sessions by renown fengshui master!

This event runs from 10 January 2019 to 19 February 2019. Redemption timings are from 12PM – 8PM.

Timings subjected to change. Please refer to Jurong Point Shopping Centre website for updates.

Editor: Huiting

Whampoa Dew HDB Welcome Party

Moving into a new home can be equally exciting and nerve-wrecking. Getting use to a new environment and the neighbors we are going to be seeing a significant amount of our lives is also equally important.

This is why HDB organizes community gatherings like the Whampoa Dew Welcome Party. Residents not only have the opportunity to meet neighbours in a light hearted way, they are also able to find out more about the upcoming services and ammenities in the neighbourhood.

The Whampoa Dew HDB Welcome Party was held on 17 November 2018 at the community pavilion and drama group actors, magicians and community groups rolled up their sleeves to entertain the strong crowd of residents on that day.

This event was also graced by Grassroots Adviser Mr. Heng Chee How and folks from different age group found something fun to do!

Editor: Long Huai

National Crime Prevention Council Let’s Fight Scam Official Launch 2019

The “Let’s Fight Scams!” campaign was launched by Ms Sun Xueling, Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of National Development at Ang Mo Kio Central Stage.

The campaign calls upon the community and organisations to rally together for a united fight against scams by pledging their support for this campaign.

Join in the fight against scams by pledging your support for this campaign at www.scamalert.sg/fight

 

Editor: Long Huai

Family Mental Wellness Carnival 2018

A happy and healthy family can make positive contribution to one’s mental wellness! Carnival visitors picked up tips on keeping their families strong – mentally and physically. Through relationship buiding, effective communication, healthy eating, active ageing, caregiving..etc

This initiative was started in 2016 by AIC, IMH and NCSS to bring together various like-minded community partners to raise awareness on mental health in Singapore.

Since 2016, various agencies and community partners have co-organized events to commerate World Mental Health Day in October. This year, emcee Jim Koh was invited to host for the carnival, bringing about greater awareness of mental wellness to the visitors. There was also a segment where visitors can dedicate songs to their loved ones during the event!

The participating partners include agency for integrated care, institute of mental health, national council of social service, MINDSET care limited, Clarity Singapore, Alzheimer’s Disease Association, Caregivers Alliance Limited, Club HEAL, OCD Network, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Singapore Anglican Community Services, Silver Ribbon (Singapore)

Editor: Long Huai

Zhenghua RC Celebrates Childrens Day and Halloween

Venue: Senja Grand

Last Saturday, Zhenghua RC organized a Children’s Day carnival for the kids living in Bukit Panjang. There were bouncy castle, trackless train, pirate ships and many more and the kids had a blast!

The organizing committee also transformed the entire RC centre into a haunted house and got scare actors to bring a good scare to the residents.

On the performing stage, Emcee Jim Koh also played Halloween themed games with the children and their parents on stage and the residents had a great family bonding time.

Editor: Long Huai

Golden Mint HDB Welcome Party

Venue: Golden Mint

Emcee Jim Koh was invited to welcome the as the move into their new homes in Golden Mint. Grassroots adviser, Mr. Gan Thiam Poh also visited the event to welcome to residents!

As most of those present were elderly folks, the program segment had to be adjusted on the spot. This is also the first time all the residents were singing and dancing along as the musicians perform for them.

Editor: Long Huai

8 Reasons why National Day Parade 2018 is lit

This year’s NDP will be held at the The Float @ Marina Bay to commerate Singapore’s 53rd year of independence. The theme for this year’s NDP is “We Are Singapore” and Singaporean Musician Charlie Lim updated this year’s theme song with a twist!

We give you 8 reasons why the National Day Parade 2018 will be lit (based on what we see during the rehearsals)

1. Red Lions & Navy Divers

This year, the Red Lions will bring the heat (and height) higher by jumping from a record height of 3,800 metres! The eight member Naval Diving Unit will also perform a 1,800 metres jump from a Super Puma helicopter before landing into the water!

2. Singapore’s Mascots

This year, six of Singapore’s very own mascots would also be hyping the crowd at the very beginning of the parade! Do you still remember their names?

3. Chingay on the sea

As part of the National Day performance, 18 beautiful floats decorated after iconic structures of Singapore’s yesteryear would also make their appearance on the waters of Marina Bay.

4. RSAF Special Fighter Jet Display

In conjunction with the RSAF celebrating their 50th anniversary this year, you will also be in with an enhanced ariel display segment. The planes will fly in formation before manueving into difficult sharp turns over the Marina Bay skies.

5. Biggest Military Tattoo, period

Many students will take on more roles in this year’s National Day Parade as many of them will participate for their first time in the military tattoo display. This year will also feature the biggest military tattoo held at The Float @ Marina Bay with more than 560 participants.

6. Creative Director Boo Junfeng

If you’ve seen some of his works, you would know Junfeng has the apts of touching hearts. This is evident in the National Day parade performance segment when the focus is on the lives of ordinary Singaporeans. We promise it’s going to be touching. Get ready your tissues!

7. More audience interaction

The rehearsals have been really amazing! Audiences are not only treated to a visual performance, but also had fun with the huge bouncy balls and giant flags the unveiled together during the performance!

8. Baby, You’re a firework!

Who doesn’t like a spectacular fireworks display? This year’s fireworks will happen around 8PM. So if you haven’t gotten your tickets, be sure to stay around Marina area for this amazing display!

Updates: 9 Aug 2018 (1600hr)

88.3JiaFM DJs Jimmy and Shuhui are at the Floating Platform to bring in live reports for you on air from now till 8pm. Are you tuned in??

Editor: Long Huai

Dr Ong Chit Chung Memorial Official Launch

Dr Ong Chit Chung Memorial Exhibition is a month’s long exhibition,  officially opened on 14 July 2018 in memory of the late Dr Ong Chit Chung. This exhibition is held at the Bukit Batok Community Club Hall and was officiated by MP for Bukit Batok SMC Mr Murali Pillai and Special Advisor to Chairman of People’s Association Board Mr Lim Boon Heng. MP Mr Chai Chong Yii, Dr S. Vasoo, who was the late Dr. Ong’s parliamentary colleague was also present during the launch.

Dr. Ong was a well-known Member of Parliament of the Jurong GRC (Group Representation Constituency) and NUS Alumnus (1972), who studied and taught at the Department of History. He had cared for and contributed much to the cause of education.

Dr Ong was described by those who know him as an MPwho was always on the ground. His tenure in Bukit Batok town has seen the development of a bus interchange, swimming pool, polyclinic and West Mall Shopping Centre.

Dr. Ong was also known to spearhead fundraising efforts to build the Bukit Batok Community Club on two separate occassion.His compassion also led him to launch support schemes to help the underprivileged. The Share-A-Meal program is one such example that he pioneered and has since evolved to the present day Food and Groceries voucher schemes. Dr. Ong has also helped build a social safety network in Bukit Batok through setting up of voluntary welfare organizations.

Editor: Long Huai

McNair Towers HDB Welcome Party

Venue: McNair Towers

As part of HDB’s effort to welcome residents into their new home, a welcome party was organized for the newly moved in residents. It was a day of music, games and food and friendships were forged as neighbours took part in the various activities.

As there were many young kids in the neighbourhood, Emcee Jim Koh also played many of their favourite games and every kid who took part in the game were given a present!

The event was also graced by grassroots adviser, Mr Heng Chee How.

Editor: Huiting

Hougang Capeview HDB Welcome Party

Venue: Hougang Capeview

The residents of Hougang Capeview were welcomed to their new house with this Welcome Party organized by the Housing & Development Board. The program for that day caters to mainly young families. As such, there are drama skits, handicraft workshops.

Kids also get to walk away with a balloon sculpture of their own choice! Emcee Jim Koh also doubled the fun for them by playing games with them! It was an afternoon of friendship, fun and food!

Editor: Long Huai