With the PSI hitting 371 on 20 June 2013, I bought 100 N95 masks to distribute to some elderly residents who need them, starting from Blk 316 of Jurong East. This is a period of time when Singaporeans need to look out for each other and I have no doubt that Jurong Central residents would rise up to the Kampung spirit that we have been forging for years. Our Prime Minister has also weigh in on this issue and MOH has rolled out a “special scheme where young Singaporeans aged 18 and below, elderly Singaporeans aged 65 and above, CHAS card holders, PA and Medical Fee Exemption Card holders who suffer from respiratory problems and conjunctivitis because of the haze can see their GPs, pay $10, and MOH will settle the rest of the GP’s bill.”
Meanwhile, the number of dengue cases has exceeded 10,000 and a dengue cluster has
developed in Jurong Central Zone D (Blk 328, 330, 341 Jurong East). I hope that all the Jurong Central residents could be dengue warriors to fight against the `breeding of the Aedes mosquito (http://www.dengue.gov.sg). The grassroots leaders and I have also been sharing the preventive measures with the residents during our house visits.
On a positive note, I am pleased to announce that LTA would be introducing a new bus service to bring residents staying along Jurong West Street 42 to the Lakeside MRT station. This is in response to the residents’ feedback that they want a more direct bus service to bring them to the nearest MRT station, i.e., Lakeside MRT station from Jurong West Street 42. The new service 49 would complement the existing bus service 334 which operates from Jurong East Bus Interchange/ MRT station. I would update the residents again once the implementation date is confirmed.
Lastly, there are many exciting events lined up for you. Some of the major events include
- Inaugural Jurong Central’s pet event on 14 July 13 and
- National Day Observance Parade and Dinner on 17 Aug 13
- Nostalgia Aidilfitri 2013 on 24 Aug 13
Do make a point to join us.
See you soon!