Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Make A Wish This X'mas!

Christmas carols could be heard coming from the pavilion between Block 622 and 623 at around 6 pm in the evening. Eunos CC YEC and Zone ‘3’ Residents' Committee (RC) co-organized a Christmas party for Eunos residents to get into the joy of the Christmas season!

A wide range of participants ranging from the youths to the elderly was hyped up about the party right from the beginning. With Christmas songs in the background, the Emcees Huijing and Megan brought the participants through many rounds of interesting events such as Musical Chairs and Santa Make-over.

The Guest-of-Honour, Senior Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and MP for Aljunied GRC & Adviser to Eunos Grassroots Organisations, Mr Zainul Abidin Rasheed was also present at the event to launch the yo-yo interest group, Yo-Spinz! Everyone present was treated with a spectacular round of yo-yo tricks by our very own yo-yo interest group.



The main event came as a wonderful surprise to all participants as one of our YEC members, Chee Lee, appeared as Santa Claus! He distributed goodie bags to all participants and brought smiles to all faces with his unique Santa Claus impersonation.

It was a fun-filled Sunday which brought joy and smiles to all participants. But, the organizing committee had the biggest smiles as we were glad we were able to bring joy to everyone else this festive season!

Merry Christmas! (:

Jordan Ng
Executive Member, 13th Term Eunos CC YEC

Let's Hang Our Love on the Tree!

People's Association features Eunos CC YEC's Christmas tree at Botanical Gardens.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Spring Magazine features Hock Rong

The Nov/Dec 2009 issue of the Spring Magazine - Living in the North East featured Eunos CC YEC Chairman Sear Hock Rong. Click on the images below to enlarge them and find out more about this "Village Head" and "People's Man".

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Happy 38th Birthday, PAYM!

People's Association Youth Movement turns 38!

In appreciation of the contributions of YEC members, PAYM sent mystery gifts to all the YECs. It was kept so hush-hush that even our Youth Manager Jing Hui kept mum when asked during one of the meetings. During our December monthly meeting, we finally found out what the gift was. Yummy Sweets! How Sweet of PAYM!

YEC members are also invited to watch the Twilight movie marathon at GV, Vivocity on Friday (4 Dec).

Post your wishes on YEC Christmas Tree @ SBG

Want to see your wish up on the Eunos CC YEC Christmas tree at Singapore Botanical Gardens? Send us your name & wish (within 25words) to eunosyec@gmail.com by 4/12/09, 9am!

Read more about the Eunos CC YEC Christmas Tree

Monday, November 30, 2009

Eunos CC YEC one of 30 GROs to decorate tree for SBG's 150th Anniversary

In celebration of the 150th Anniversary of Singapore Botanical Gardens, Mr Mah Bow Tan, Minister for National Development will be lighting up 150 Christmas trees at the Botanical Gardens on 5 Dec 09.

Eunos CC YEC is honoured to be among one of 30 Grassroots Organisations invited to decorate one of the trees at the Botanical Gardens. Embassies, Schools and other Organisations will be decorating the remaining 120 trees.

Eunos Youths will be decorating the YEC's Christmas tree on 4 Dec 09 (Fri) at noon. Interested to be part of this historical event? Email eunosyec@gmail.com

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Yoz! Watch my Yo-yo!

20 November 2009



Members of the Yo-Yo Interest Group met for the first time at Eunos Community Club. The response of the interest group had been good, with more than 30 names in less than a month. Several members called the Eunos CC office now and then to check when the first meeting would be held.

Welcoming the members, Eunos CC YEC Vice-Chairman Fong Yoong Kheong conducted a short introductory session by explaining the purpose of the IG. Then, each of the members introduced themselves followed by a showcase of their best Yo-yo trick. It was an awesome display as they began splitting atoms, walking the dog, shoot rockets, and do bikinis (yea, it's not a typo).

Also in attendance were Eunos CC YEC Chairman Sear Hock Rong and Children's Programme Secretary Diana Chua.

After everyone introduced themselves, they were grouped according to their proficiency. They picked their group leaders and came out with their group names - Spin6, Yoyo Freakz, Laser, etc.

The "veteran" Yo-yo players then coached their peers into learning new tricks.

The next gathering would be held on 4 December 2009 (Friday) at Eunos Community Club. Feel free to join in!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Make-A-Wish Online Contest

Design and Make a wish and stand to win attractive prizes! All submitted entries would also be pinned onto the Christmas nettings at the Pavillion between Blk 622 & 623 Bedok Reservoir Road throughout Christmas.

Click on the image below, then save the image file (right click + save as). Then, add some designs, wordings and photos on it.

Judging Criteria

50% goes to Contents, 50% goes to Design

Entry Criteria/ Terms & Conditions

  • Make-A-Wish Online Contest is open to anyone aged 12-35, inclusive and/or Residents of Eunos Zone '3' (Blk 619-629 Bedok Reservoir Road)
  • Size of image file should be kept at 640x480 pixel
  • Entries must be submited to eunosyec@gmail.com or Eunos Community Club Constituency Office latest by 15 December 2009
  • For emails, the header should be "My Wish this X'mas" and you should send in these particulars: Name, I/C, Address, Email, Contact No.
  • Submitted entries must be original.
  • Eunos CC YEC and Eunos Zone '3' RC reserve the rights to use the designs
  • Decision of judges and organising committee is final. Winners will be notified by phone/email.

Deadline for submission: 15 December 2009

Submit your designs to eunosyec@gmail.com today!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

BNSS SLC clinches 2 meritorious awards at inaugural S-L Fest

17 November 2009



Bedok North Secondary School Service Learning Club (SLC) wins big at the inaugural People's Association Youth Movement (PAYM) Service Learning Festival! BNSS SLC won an award each in the school-level category as well as the community-level category.

Eunos CC YEC would like to congratulate our BNSS SLC for the outstanding performance.

Under the mentorship of the Eunos CC YEC, BNSS SLC successfully organised the "Are YOUths Stressed? To benefit or to get rid" forum which won the meritorious award under the community-level category.

The students spent about 6 months preparing for the forum. From designing the publicity materials to inviting schools to send students to attend the forum, the SLC students learnt a lot on event management and picked up many useful skills.

The Guest-of-Honour was Dr Mohamad Maliki Osman, Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of National Development, MP for Sembawang GRC & Adviser to Central Youth Council.

Out of all the winning teams, 4 presented their projects and BNSS SLC was one of them. Enjoy their presentation:


Service Learning Trip to Kampar, Malaysia

Hock Rong led 19 students from five Service Learning Clubs (SLC) on a Service Learning trip to Kampar, Malaysia from 10 Nov to 14 Nov 2009. Of the 19 students, 4 of them were from our very own Bedok North Secondary School SLC.

This trip was the 2nd PAYM SLC Young Ambassadors' Programme. During the 5-day trip, SLC members embarked on a caving experience in Malaysia's largest cave and painted a huge classroom of a local Orphanage. At the Orphanage, SLC members also conducted interesting activities and games such as origami, art & craft, pick-up sticks and word games.

Although SLC members were not able to perform for the children at the Orphanage, they managed to make a 'flash' performance at the famous West Lake at Kampar, Malaysia. Many passer-bys stopped to watch our talented SLC members dance to the popular song, 'Nobody' by Wondergirls.



It was a wonderful experience and everyone looked forward to the next Service Learning trip!

Team Eunos upped 2 spots in Dragonboat Race

8 November 2009

In 2008, Team Eunos Youths came in last in the youth category for the Dragonboat race. This year, we upped two spots, climbing up to the 4th position!

Other than the youth category, there was the RC, CCMC/CCC, WEC categories and the Aljunied Dragonboat Challenge.



Present for the event were Foreign Affairs Minister George Yeo, Minister Mrs Lim Hwee Hua and our Adviser Mr Zainul Abidin Rasheed.

Our team did three sessions of intensive dragonboat training and everyone enjoyed the sport. Indeed, some had requested to form an interest group so that everyone can meet once a month to row leisurely.



Team Eunos doing the Eunos cheer:



Exciting sport? Email eunosyec@gmail.com if you are keen to join in the dragonboat team!

Workplan Retreat at Downtown East Chalet

30 October 2009

It was a thunderstorm outside the chalet at Downtown East, and we were all brainstorming on the YEC workplan for year 2010.

The strong wind didn't manage to cool the passionate flame burning robustly in the room. Each of the respective secretaries proposed their projects for the coming work year and everyone discussed about the direction of the YEC as a whole.



Some interesting project ideas were "Clubbing for a Cause" (proceeds from clubbing entrance fee donated to charity), sports carnival, Amazing Race and the list just builds on!

Have a project that benefits the community and want to see it executed? Communicate with us @ eunosyec@gmail.com !

Twins in Action (literally!) 2009

10 October 2009

Eunos CC YEC supported the Twins in Action 2009, an event which saw more than 2o pairs of twins congregate in the Eunos Community Club Multipurpose Hall. If you didn't know it was an event featuring twins, you would have been confused and overwhelmed with the duplicating sights.



The twins ranged from aged 6 months old to 60+ years old. Several twins performed and showcased their talents for the judges and audience. The most talented twins performed a cowboy-cowgirl dance:


Youths celebrate Hari Raya with kampong music, dance and satays!

4 October 2009

The smell of barbecuing satays, oil torches tied to the pillars, palm tree leaves combined with the traditional kampong music and dance perfomances threw everyone back to the kampong times.

Beside the backdrop that read "Sinar Lebaran di Perkampungan", members of the Eunos CC Youth Executive Committee were all in their kebayas and baju kurongs (Malay traditional costumes).

As the two lovely lady emcees declared the dinner to commence, YEC members began to serve the tasty kueh-kuehs to the tables.

We were at a Hari Raya celebration jointly organised by the YEC and Eunos Zone '2' Residents' Committee. The event was sponsored by Chuen Cheong Food Industries (Pte) Ltd.

The Guest-of-Honour was our Adviser, Mr Zainul Abidin Rasheed, Senior Minister of State for Foreign Affairs & Member of Parliament for Aljunied GRC.

For the past few months, the organising committee led by Noor Abdillah, Assistant Treasurer of Eunos CC YEC, worked hard to prepare for the event.

It was an entertaining night where our Malay cultural group, Ayunda Lestari, and various artistes performed traditional Malay dances and songs.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Happy Happy Sunday

27 September 2009

Our youths placed smiles on faces at the weekly Happy Happy Sunday held at the Old Temporary Market. Happy Happy Sunday is a project providing free breakfast to needy families residing in Eunos. Spanning 52 weeks long, the project is organised by Eunos Zone '2' & '5' RC and supported by the Bedok Reservoir Shop Merchants' Association.

In support of the project, Eunos youths organised a gameshow for the families. Participants were surprised when they came for breakfast. Were they at the right place? They wondered.

Hock Rong and Yoong Kheong co-hosted the gameshow which saw children performing the eyebrow-twitching to the tune of the Cadbury advertisement, as well as adults dancing the Korean hit song "Nobody".

It was a beautiful sunday, indeed.

1,000 celebrated Lantern Festival at Eunos

26 September 2009


Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Ready, Get Set, ROW!

12 September 2009


Nope, we're not ROWing for a dragonboat competition. Instead we are ROWing for a good cause.

On a bright Saturday morning, Eunos Youth Club members met at ITE College East (Simei) to volunteer at and support the annual Ramadhan-On-Wheels (ROW) 2009. Organised by the Malay Youth Literary Association or Persatuan Persuratan Pemuda Pemudi Melayu (4PM -read Empat PM), ROW 2009 was held in a different format this year.

While in the past, volunteer drivers would drive their vehicles loaded with food hampers to the needy, this year, volunteer drivers ferry needy families to the hypermart and allow them to do their own shopping. Prior to the event day, the beneficiaries participated in financial awareness talks so that they could develop healthy financial plans.

The Guest-of-Honour was DPM Teo Chee Hean. He was accompanied by Mayor Zainudin Nordin, Mr Zainul Abidin Rasheed, Senior Minister of State for Foreign Affairs as well as Mr Harwazi Daipi, Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Ministry of Manpower and Ministry of Health.

After the opening ceremony, everyone gathered at the basement carpark as we awaited for the flag-off ceremony.


Besides helping out at the event, non-Muslim volunteers also had a share of experience on fasting together with their Muslim counterparts as well as breaking fast together.


Fong Yoong Kheong,
Vice-Chairman, 13th term Eunos CC YEC

Friday, September 11, 2009

MacRitchie Nature Trail Walk

30 August 2009

TreeTop Walk @ MacRitchie is organised by the Eunos CC YEC, led by Organising Chairman Sear Hock Rong.



The five senses are assaulted upon embarking at MacRitchie Reservoir Venus Drive. Lush greeneries greeted the eyes. Wide patches of resilent grass provided a teaser as to what would come. Following a light limbering exercise, the YEC Nature Trail gang of 30-odd "hikers" embarked on an adventurous treetop walk into the wilderness. Stepping foot into the soft, luscious soil, the heart is calmed instantly by nature's remedies. Greeted by cacophonies of cricket's chirping and sparse light seeping through the thick canopy overhead, the aroma of fresh air and nature's brews or odours assailed the noses. Mother Nature always hold surprises. With each soft footing, the trail proved to be an uphill challenge as hikers soon meet obstacles like steeper steps and uneven terrain. Even with the elderly amongst us, the "hikers" gang were upbeat and determined to embrace the walk. When the going gets tough, the tough gets going. Looking at the surrounding vegetation, one cannot be pacified by the numerous creepy-crawlies living amongst it. Monkeys (Long-tailed Macaque), pangolins, dragonflies, moths, beetles, Mynas shared the same habitat we tracked. It reminded us, that we, humans are actually a part of this shared nature and larger habitat that we reside in.

It was a well-awarded break when the contingent stop at the Ranger Station, for a breather before looking towards conquering the highlight of the trail. However, no matter how determined the hikers were, Mother Nature was more adamant to trump us. Overhead, dark clouds loom. And what trickle as a drizzle soon blew into a full-blown downpour. As torrents lashed out mercilessly, the YEC was forced to concede that the trail walk would probably end up in abandonment. Even as two YEC members (Toh Wee and myself) made a brief recee amid the downpour, to the entrance of the 250m HSBC Treetop Walk entrance and received the ranger's go-ahead sign, the lashing torrents, steep upslopes and slippery trails proved to be too big a deterrence.

Amid the thinning rain, the hikers retracted their path and headed back to Venus Link. Dampened but not disheartened, the YEC was warmed by the glowing encouragement of the residents who joined the team for the hiking trail. Nature has her wonders, and its these charms that make the forests around us, so interesting, so mysterious, so rich, so...

Khoo Yi Feng,
Training & Development Secretary, 13th term Eunos CC YEC

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Be a President's Marksman!

29 August 2009

YEC members were at Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza on 29 August 2009 for President's Challenge 2009 - "Bridging Hearts, Connecting Smiles" The Charity Carnival organised by the People's Association Youth Movement. We were honoured to have President SR Nathan graced this event as Guest of Honour. Minister Lim Boon Heng and other Members of Parliament were also present to show their support!



Eunos CC YEC operated a game stall at the Carnival to raise funds for MILK! (Mainly I Love Kids!). At the game stall, members of the public can choose to play 'Bingo' (our all-time popular game at Eunos grassroots activities), 'President's Marksman' (ball throwing game) and 'Rubix Challenge' (solve the rubix cube game). Although YEC members had to work under the hot sun on a Saturday morning, it was heartening to see many people come to the booth to try our games.

The most popular game would probably be 'President's Markman' where participants try to topple all the cans using one ball throw to win themselves a big prize. One student from Siglap Secondary School was lucky to be a 'President's Marksman' and walk away with a DVD player.

"It was even more meaningful for me to do my part in raising funds for the needy, as I was fasting that day and the hot sun made us so thirsty and tired. I was glad we made it!"

Noor Abdillah Bin Ali
Assistant Treasurer, Eunos CC YEC

"Participating in a major event like this gives us the exposure and we can get to know more friends. Importantly, we can do our part in giving back to society."

Diana Chua Jia Ling
Children's Programme Secretary, Eunos CC YEC

There were a few other YECs who operated game stalls. Some sold food and drinks. Some sold products. Some provided live printing, henna drawing and song dedication. It was a perfect opportunity for YEC members to network and catch up with one another. In the evening, our CCC Chairman, Mr Sim Wai Chin BBM also came to lend his support. The Carnival ended at 10.00pm.

It was great to be able to participate in a meaningful event like the President's Challenge and everyone felt a sense of fulfilment when our game stall managed to raise some money for our beneficiary.

Sear Hock Rong,
Chairman, 13th term Eunos CC YEC

Monday, September 7, 2009

Eunos residents celebrate National Day

9 August 2009



Eunos Youths joined in the National Day Celebrations together with residents and students of various schools at the annual National Day Observance Ceremony.

Participating schools included Bedok North Secondary School, Hai Sing Catholic School and Telok Kurau Primary School. Also present were children from the PCF Kindergarten, which held its annual Sports Meet after the ceremony.

Guest-of-Honour, Mr Zainul Abidin Rasheed, Senior Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and MP for Aljunied GRC, highlighted the importance of racial harmony and unity in this economic downturn and believed that Singaporeans would brave through the storm as we always did. He then led everyone to sing the National Anthem, recite the National Pledge and sing "Stand Up for Singapore!"

After the Ceremony, Mr Zainul also officiated the official opening of the Eunos Harmony Hub Skate Park. Now, Eunos youths have a new place to hang up at :)

Fong Yoong Kheong,
Vice-Chairman, 13th term Eunos CC YEC

Thursday, September 3, 2009

800 danced to celebrate Singapore's 44th National Day

31 July 2009

There are many ways to express your patriotism to the nation for National Day. Eunos chose dance!

In an extraordinary attempt, Eunos CC YEC did something that few would have heard of - a full-fledged dance party in the middle of the heartlands! Painted with rotating colorful lights, highly energetic music and exciting performances, the Eunos Petal Garden was truly a portrait full of life and happiness on the last day of July 2009.




YouthOUT! is an annual dance party event organised by the Eunos CC YEC. It had its roots as a void deck party 4 years ago. Last year, the event was held indoors at Eunos CC MPH. This year marks the first time YouthOUT! is held outdoors and at such a large scale.

YouthOUT! 2009 is spearheaded by the Eunos CC YEC and organised by Eunos Grassroots Organisations, in partnership with Eunos CCC Family Life Champion. For the first time, YouthOUT! is open to the young and old and the family. National Day is for everyone!

Led by Organising Co-Chairmen Sear Hock Rong and Fong Yoong Kheong, preparations for the event dated back to many weeks ago, since the idea was conceived. From late evenings door-to-door tickets sales by YEC members, courting of performers to rock the event down to the ground preparations, it was truly no mean feat. With an 800 strong crowd, stepping up to the night's energetic dances and grooving to the well-spun music, Eunos Petal Garden transformed into a dance floor!

Owing to a spontaneous programme list and flowing drinks, popcorn, chips, crackers, participants were truly entertained by the second. Performers include Hip-Hop dances by The Fizzy Fabulous, F2DM, UDC; Break dance by Cypher Crazed Crew; Beatbox by Bryan, Charles and Flavaone; Percussion band performance by Voodoo; Bhangra dance. Children were entertained by balloon sculpturing by Mr Lightning Finger and the inflatables!

As the party-goers grooved happily to the night's music and encouraged by the feedback from appreciative residents and grassroots leaders, YEC efforts have paid off.

Putting the success behind us and moving on, the YEC has countless people to thank but YEC will draw strength from the favourable responses from residents and party-goers. And organise more exciting activities that will make you yearn for more in the upcoming two years!

Khoo Yi Feng,
Training & Development Secretary, Eunos CC YEC

Youth Leaders voted into 13th term Eunos CC YEC

25 July 2009

116 Eunos CC Youth Club members congregated at the Eunos CC theatrette to cast their votes for their ideal youth leaders for the 13th term Eunos Community Club Youth Executive Committee (YEC) at the 13th YEC Biennial General Meeting (BGM).

To be a Eunos CC Youth Club member, one needs to be a registered PAssion card holder of age between 12 and 35, inclusive.



At the registration counter, Eunos CC Youth Club members received the programme booklets, beautifully designed by the 12th term YEC's Publicity Secretary Mandy Loh. Among other information within the booklets are profiles of the 13th YEC BGM candidates as well as the events and financial reports for the 12th term YEC.

The Guest-of-Honour is our Adviser Mr Zainul Abidin Rasheed, Senior Minister of State for Foreign Affairs & MP for Aljunied GRC.

The presentation of the Chairman's Report, Secretary's Report and Financial Report followed right after a short video about the 12th term Eunos CC YEC. Chairman Sear Hock Rong then called for the dissolution of the 12th term Eunos CC YEC.

Presiding Chairman, Mr Stephen Chia PBM, who is also Treasurer of Eunos Community Club Management Committee (CCMC), took over the meeting and called for the candidates to make their election speeches. After all had spoken, the casting of votes commenced.

As votes were counted, Emcee Azhar Rashid conducted gameshows "Are you a Movie Junkie?", and "Don't Forget the Lyrics" which kept member entertained.

Click here to view the 13th term Eunos CC YEC members

Hock Rong receives 2009 Stars of SHINE Favourite Nominee Award

1 August 2009

Eunos Youth Club congratulates YEC Chairman Sear Hock Rong for emerging as the Favourite Nominee for the Stars of Shine Award 2009. Hock Rong received the award from Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports during the SHINE Festival celebrations.

Over the past few weeks, grassroots leaders and residents of Eunos logged onto the SHINE website to cast their votes in support of Hock Rong, who had volunteered his service to Eunos for the past 4 years.

The Stars of SHINE Favourite Nominee award is an annual award given to outstanding youths who are popularly voted online.

More about Hock Rong:
"Hock Rong first started to participate in community work when he was 14. Since then, he has never given up helping people and doing his part for the community. While pursuing his passion in community work, Hock Rong also took up the challenge of participating in the National Youth Achievement Award. He achieved the Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards in 1999, 2000 and 2002 respectively.

When Hock Rong started to volunteer weekly at Meet-the-People Sessions in Eunos Constituency in 2004, he was encouraged by other volunteers to join the Residents’ Committee. He decided to do so and sought to change the mindset that the Residents’ Committee’s activities were only meant for senior citizens.

Since then, Hock Rong has helped to organise many block parties and festive celebrations to encourage social cohesion and racial harmony. Over one year, he and his friends also initiated and organised a monthly recycling programme and free Sunday breakfasts for more than 100 needy residents in the Eunos Constituency.

Hock Rong was elected as the Chairman of Eunos Community Club’s Youth Executive Committee (YEC) in 2007. The YEC successfully organised over 32 activities under his leadership. During the dengue outbreak in the same year, Hock Rong spearheaded a constituency-level project called ‘Fight Dengue Harmony Walk’ to create awareness on dengue prevention, educating more than 1,000 residents on the importance of maintaining a healthy environment.

Today, Hock Rong continues to serve actively in many volunteer and grassroots organisations such as the Eunos Community Club Management Committee, Eunos Civil Defence Executive Committee and Eunos PAP Community Foundation Management Committee.

Hock Rong is grateful for the support given by his family which has enabled him to pursue his passion for community work. He believes that it is important to strike a balance between his work, family and community work.

For his active contribution to the community and for garnering the most number of public votes, Hock Rong is conferred the Stars of SHINE Favourite Nominee 2009."

Source: http://www.shine.youth.sg/shine_starshine.php?pageno=&cat=3&id=6