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Sayang Sembawang March 2019

Dear Residents,

2018 was a busy year for us, with many exciting developments and new residents joining us in new precincts that were being developed across Sembawang GRC. We warmly welcome all residents who moved in over the course of the last year.

We are nearing the end of the rst quarter of 2019, and it has been exciting and ful lling thus far. I am positive that 2019 will be a great one for all of us. We bade farewell to 2018 and welcomed the new year on a high note at our Sembawang GRC New Year’s Eve countdown. There was a thunderstorm earlier in the day, but happily, it stopped right before the event started. The turnout was fantastic, and all were in good spirits. At the stroke of midnight, reworks lit up the sky to welcome 2019.

The Town Council’s Lift Replacement Programme celebrated its rst important milestone on 27 January 2019 with the successful completion of the rst 50 of 336 new lifts. The lifts, in total, are set to bene t 15,200 households in Sembawang GRC. Residents can look forward to brand new lifts which are faster,brighter, more spacious and reliable when they are completed progressively over the next two years.

In January, we also celebrated Pongal across the GRC which saw many Indian residents celebrating the festival by preparing Pongal the traditional way (cooking rice and milk until they over ow from the earthen pot), laying kolams (drawing with rice our), singing and dancing. We have included photos of this colourful celebration on Page 7.

In February, Chinese New Year was celebrated by thousands of people throughout the estates. It has been a month of feasting and bonding for everyone as we welcomed the Year of the Pig. Di erent divisions celebrated Chinese New Year in di erent ways, but the spirit of warmth and bonding was apparent everywhere.

On behalf of everyone at Sembawang Town Council, I wish you and your loved ones an abundance of wealth and health.

Vikram Nair
Sembawang Town Council

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