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 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.

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.

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?

NTUC Food Fare Rental Rises #1

NTUC Food Fare@Admiralty has seen a few new stalls again. Out of interests I ask my favourite stalls why the previous owners want to give up their store. Is it beacause of bad business or venturing into new grounds? I found out that NTUC Food Fare has risen the stall rentals once again and some stall holders has chosen to give up their business due to the high rental.

There are a few stores who now charges 20 cents for package food. This includes the Chicken Rice Store, Wan Tun Noodle Store and the Fish Soup Store. These costs are pass to the consumers and I think that 20 cents for packaging is just too expensive. If you happen to be in Toa Payoh Industrial area, a piece of these packaging is less than 10 cents. Furthermore if you buy in bulk, the cost may be even lower.

NTUC Food Fare is actually giving discount to NTUC Members, this looks encouraging. Some stores will offer a 20 cents discount on a promotion dish for NTUC Members only. But on the other end, NTUC Food Fare is also driving the food costs up by rising the stall rentals.

Best Bargains at NTUC FoodFare@Admiralty

Deluxe Breakfast comprising coffee,2 eggs and a slice of bread for S$1.20 for NTUC Members only

Drawing Contest

There was another funfilled function organised by the RC Committe today. My daughter attended a drawing contest. She also get free coupons from her PAP kindergarden to attend the events. You get free food, goodie bags and play games. It is to help residents to bond in the Admiralty area. Prime Minister Lee also visited this community event and my daughter was lucky enough to shake hands with him. A rare and special moment. My son, Brian shook hands with our MP, Ellen Lee.
Admiralty RC and PAP Kindergarden has always team up to organise major community events. If you attracted the children, then the parents and neighbours will all be coming. A good strategy as employed by MacDonald.