Kampung Admiralty Escalator B1 to L1 Updates #01

The Service Team was on site on 16 & 17 Jan trying to rectify the problem. It looks like it was not an easy task as a lot of man hours had been put in. This is consider a great relatively new escalator as run time is only less than 6 months. The repair had been completed and open for public usage.

The quality of escalator is very important. Fujitec and Kone usually can rectify their escalator in a timely manner. They only spend more man days when doing preventive maintenance. HDB need to review the operation and quality of IFE before they made subsequent purchase for their other projects or have alternative suppliers.

Singapore is cold at 23 degrees

Tropical Singapore seldom had ambient temperature of 23 degrees or below. We have been enjoying the nice cool weather over the past few days.

This really a nice weather to sleep on your bed. You can feel the coldness on your bed sheet. Now is the time where your warmer blanket come into use without the aircon.

This cool weather may be around for another few more days before the return of the tropical weather.

Kampung Admiralty Escalator B1 to L1

It is critical that escalator are purchase base on quality over price. The equipment are subjected to wear and tear as it needs to transport thousand of people daily.


IFE Escalator

The escalator had break down a few days and this had inconvenient the public. This is the best mode of transport to get to the NTUC Fairprice and POSB outlet. Else you will need to use the lift lobby and cut across the car park.

It is recommended that building owners evaluate products based on minimum 60% quality over cost. More operating expenses will be incurred if the quality of the product is not satisfactory. This will also bring great challenges to FM on maintaining the uptime of the equipment.

Woodlands Ring Secondary Principal Address

Today is the first principal address to the students and parents. It was a fruitful one hour presentation as we discover WRS school management and nurturing our child.

The principal made it very clearly that WRS facility is not as good as the other schools in Woodlands like Evergreen or Woodgrove. I have email MOE hoping that they will have plans to improve the facility and have a more conducive environment for the students. You can play a part also if your child is in this school

The school is still the top three choices during the S1 exercise. This is due to the school management and its good location for residents in Admiralty.

The below is how they will be graded in the first year

  • Term 1 CA Test (15%)
  • Term 2 CA Test (15%)
  • Term 3 CA Test (15%)
  • Final Year Exam (45%)
  • Performance Task (10%)

You will have noticed that they do not have mid year exams unlike most of the main stream secondary schools.

Let’s hope my son will have an enjoyable 4 years in this school. He will be able to walk out of the gates with a good character and acceptable results.

I will talk about WRS CCA in the next post as it is part of their development in the school.

National Heart Centre Clinics Self Payment Kiosk

There are self payment kiosk available for the specialist clinics. This will speed up your payment process as compared with depending on human.

But for getting of appointment, you still need to queue and get serve by a staff. They still do not have an online system for you to book. It is either available over the counter or through the appointment contact centre. This might change in the future as productivity is the key to our success.

IOS 11 Tips #01

You can use the night shift function to read the screen when the room is dark. It is more smoothing for your eyes.

Go to Settings – Display & Brightness – Night Shift to enable the function. You can adjust the warm tones according to your needs.

Reminder
It is not recommended to use your phone in a dark environment for a long period of time. It will strained your eyes. The eyes will be wet and tears will drip if you use over a period of time.

Amelia Growing Up Pains #01

The clashes of mother and daughter had evolved into the 3rd day. Both have the same character of been stubborn and this war is not getting any where.

My wife is not going take a step back on children sleeping late. I try to convince her but she still feel she is right. These are the 21st century children and you need a different method to communicate with them.

Amelia also failed to understand the rationale behind. As a 15 year old girl, she want to have the capacity to decide what time to sleep by herself. She does not understand her mother intention.

My wife also cannot control her emotions and anger if any people goes against her decision. I understand it is so difficult to change a person character which is deeply embedded in them. They do not have an open heart to receive constructive feedback. In fact, they shut out all these channels.

Therefore I will not be able to help them both. They do not want to listen to me and make the necessary adjustment. I am not sure whether my wife can change if I ask her brother to talk to him.

Parenting is indeed an uphill task when they are into the youth. I shall see how long this differences will last.

Let’s Play

Let’s Play event is happening at Kampung Admiralty. We are lucky to have the feature event here as HDB want to showcase the new green integrated hub in the north.

Attracting the neighbourhood to the event at the open plaza.

The crowd streaming in after the opening times after taking their breakfast at the Kampung Admiralty Hawker Centre.

Have you visited the Kampung Admiralty?