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Heartland Ambassador Programme for Seniors (HAPS)

Our Heartland Ambassador Programme for Seniors (HAPS) is an initiative where seniors help build friendship among residents and strengthen their sense of belonging for the neighbourhood through guided tours and the sharing of stories of the town. 

Punggol Town Tours 

Our Senior Heartland Ambassadors currently conduct Punggol Town Tours for students and the elderly. Since 2014, the Senior Heartland Ambassadors have conducted 18 of these tours, reaching out to a total of 1,211 participants. Participants are brought to interesting sites such as Treelodge @ Punggol and Punggol Waterway.

  • Treelodge@Punggol
    Treelodge @ Punggol
  • Punggol Waterway
    Punggol Waterway

Participants are brought to interesting sites such as Treelodge@Punggol, Punggol Waterway, and Punggol Point War Memorial. Along the way, the Senior Heartland Ambassadors will also share their personal anecdotes about living in Singapore’s mature housing estates, as well as old memories about Punggol.

These tours were well-received by students and the elderly. The ambassadors themselves also enjoyed conducting the tours! Check out what the ambassadors and the participants say about their experiences.

“If not for these tours, I wouldn’t have a chance to visit Punggol!” 
Elderly resident from Thye Hua Kwan SAC

“A very meaningful initiative!”
Chong Teng Kok, Senior Heartland Ambassador

“I find the tour very interesting and the ambassador was very friendly.” 
Rohan, student from Bukit View Primary School

If you wish to book a tour or have any enquiries, email us at programmes@mailbox.hdb.gov.sg.

Past Punggol Town Tours

Seniors lead the way! Be a Senior Heartland Ambassador!

If you are 55 years old and above, English-speaking, and love sharing your stories and interacting with people, come join us as a Senior Heartland Ambassador! And don’t worry – training for the Punggol Town Tours will be provided before you officially conduct a tour.

If you wish to join us or have any enquiries, email us at programmes@mailbox.hdb.gov.sg.

Senior Heartland Ambassadors Appreciation Gathering

An appreciation gathering was organised to thank our Senior Heartland Ambassadors for their contributions. Find out what went on during the gathering.

Appreciation Gathering in 2016

11 Senior Heartland Ambassadors came together for an appreciation gathering at HDB Hub on 12 January 2016. They introduced themselves and shared their motivations on becoming Senior Heartland Ambassadors. The ambassadors also related their experiences and suggested ways to improve the Heartland Ambassador Programme for Seniors (HAPS).

Senior Heartland Ambassadors Appreciation Gathering

Senior Heartland Ambassadors posing for a group photo

Senior Heartland Ambassadors Appreciation Gathering

Ms Dora Lim shares about what motivated her to be a Senior Heartland Ambassador

They were treated to a special video featuring them hard at work as Senior Heartland Ambassadors. Through guided tours and sharing stories about the towns, they built friendships among residents and strengthened residents’ sense of belonging to their neighbourhood.

Senior Heartland Ambassadors Appreciation Gathering

Ambassadors immersed in the ‘Ambassadors Speak’ focus group discussions

Senior Heartland Ambassadors Appreciation Gathering

Group photo of Senior Heartland Ambassadors and HDB Staff

We look forward to the next Senior Heartland Ambassadors gathering!