Check out how some HDB dwellers have initiated their very own desired community-driven projects with the Friendly Faces, Lively Places Fund!
Action FundArrow down iconTerrarnium ArtThe amphitheater at SkyTerrace@ Dawson was transformed into an outdoor classroom, where residents picked up terrarium-making skills from fellow neighbours.Project: Terrarium ArtThe amphitheater at SkyTerrace @ Dawson was transformed into an outdoor classroom where neighbours taught one another how to assemble a terrarium, and introduced the concepts of photosynthesis and ecosystems.Number of Participants: 160Number of Volunteers: 6Number of Volunteering Hours: 28What the Community Said:“I felt that the terrarium-making project I had in mind could benefit residents of all ages and backgrounds. This was made possible by the fund, and my neighbours enjoyed the workshop.- Kathleen Chia, SkyTerrace resident & project organiserOrganised by residents of SkyTerrace @ Dawson:Isaac Chan, Lynn Teng, Jessica Loh, Amanda Fong, Kathleen Chia, and Esther LimKnowing You, Knowing me, Fruits TogetherNeighbours of Yishun Greenwalk bonded over a fruits party held at their precinct pavilion!Project: Knowing You, Knowing Me, Fruits TogetherResidents of Yishun Greenwalk organised a get-together event at their precinct pavilion. Residents of all ages mingled as they feasted on fruits, participated in fruits-themed ice-breaking games, and had a neighbourhood potluck.Number of Participants: 70Number of Volunteers: 6Number of Volunteering Hours: 42What the Community Said:“I like the event because it was fun, interactive, and promotes harmony!”- Keann Chan, resident of Yishun Greenwalk & event participantOrganised by:Koo Chuen Hui Christine, Lim Swee Fang Michelle, Yap Ming, Herlina Ng, Chuah Siow Woey Carmen, and William LeongFun @ PunggolPunggol Town Square was enlivened when residents of all ages participated in life-sized board games!Project: Fun@PunggolResidents added cheer to Punggol Town Square as they participated in life-sized board games, which also promoted neighbourliness.Number of Participants: 100Number of Volunteers: 23Number of Volunteering Hours: 92What the Community Said:“It was a fruitful and enjoyable experience. We enjoyed engaging and interacting with the residents.”- Sebastian Wang, Fun @ Punggol organising team memberOrganised by Catholic Junior College Students:Ashley Teo, Benjamin Koh, Claire, Dorothy Teo, Emmanuel, Esther, Evangeline Sim, Hazel, Isabel, Kang Zhi, Li Ying, Lin, Madeeha, Nicholas, Richard, Tian Le, Wanling, Wei Jun, Wen Qi, Sonainah, Sui Ling, Sebastian, CharleneLink up the BingoStudents introduced a special game of Bingo that shared tips on neighbourliness with residents!Project: Link up the BingoThe team introduced a special Bingo game which promoted responsible heartland living in the community! Residents learnt tips on responsible living ways, so that everyone can live harmoniously together in the neighbourhood.Number of Participants: 50Number of Volunteers: 11Number of Volunteering Hours: 143What the Community Said:“The programme has fulfilled our objective of promoting a responsible heartland living as residents are better informed of various responsible heartland living behaviours.”- Jocelyn Goh, Link up the BINGO’ organising team memberOrganised by Tampines Junior College Students:Jocelyn Goh, Bryan Khoo, Tay Poh Yang, Koh Zi Wei, Hoo Yu Qing, Cassandra ChaiBlooming in HarmonyThe void deck at Block 816 Tampines Avenue 4 became a learning space where residents of Tampines Polyview bonded over craft activities!Project: Blooming in HarmonyResidents of Tampines Polyview bonded over craft activities, such as flower arrangement, DIY composting, and bookmark-making, at the void deck of Block 816 Tampines Avenue 4. Through these activities, which were facilitated by students from Chongzheng Primary School, residents also learnt the importance of recycling and neighbourliness.Number of Participants: 70Number of Volunteers: 17Number of Volunteering Hours: 12What the Community Said:“Seeing the look of joy and satisfaction on the faces of the residents as they made the flower bouquet for their loved ones made us feel that all the effort was worth it!”- Bryan Luo, teacher of Chong Zheng Primary School and project organizerOrganised by:Bryan Luo, Rumaishah Binte Abdul Halid , Ava Lim Shi Xuan, Eunice Lim Yu Xin, Ow Hui Xuan Joelle, Aiman Shah Bin Anwar, Lam Hiu Thong, Hoy Chern Yee, Chloe Lim Qiao Yi, Sadanaa Sri J Chandiran, Shum Joe Lok, Koh Yun Xiang, Ang Xun Fu Daniel, Shen Yu Jye Stefan, Firas Bin Muhammad Fadly, Aufa Basirah Binte HanapiCraft in the CommunityNew friendships were forged when neighbours came together for a handicraft-making session at the precinct pavilion of Block 207A Pasir Ris Street 21.Project: Craft in the CommunityNew friendships were forged at a precinct pavilion of Block 207A Pasir Ris St 21, where neighbours came together and bonded over a handicraft-making session.Madam Selena, one of the residents involved in this event, has been a community champion with HDB since 2015 and organised workshops under the HDB Good Neighbours Project. She continues to share her strong passion in handicrafts by organising craft workshops for other residents.Number of Participants: 70Number of Volunteers: 2Number of Volunteering Hours: 6What the Community Said:“Thank you for a sweaty but engaging morning. I had a good time bonding with everyone!”- Siew Gim, Pasir Ris resident and event participantOrganised by:Selena Goh, Lee Sing Win
Project FundArrow down iconTracing Ama Keng in Jurong SpringJurong residents had the opportunity to learn more about the villagers of Ama Keng during a photography exhibition held at Jurong Spring Community Club.Project: Tracing Ama Keng in Jurong SpringA full-day photography exhibition, which featured photos and stories of the Ama Keng villagers and a documentary screening on Ama Keng called ‘Diminishing Memories I’, was organised at Jurong Spring Community Club. The project shared the history of Ama Keng with the younger residents, rekindled residents’ memories and reconnected old neighbours!Number of Participants: 350Number of Volunteers: 5Number of Volunteering Hours: 189What the Community Said:“I am really thankful for the HDB Friendly Faces Lively Places Fund that helped make this Ama Keng exhibition a dream come true!”- Zhang Guangyu, Jurong Spring resident and project organiserOrganised by:Zhang Guangyu, Ang Zuo Jin, Lee Ren Wei, Sam Lum, Toh Wan RuPlaystreetSG TampinesTampines Central Park was transformed into a giant sporting playground for children of all ages to enjoy.Project: PlaystreetSG TampinesPlaystreetSG Tampines converted the park next to the iconic Tampines Central Clock Tower into a giant sporting playground for all to enjoy. The project brought communities together as children played games, such as skipping ropes, soccer, and Congkak, in a safe and fun space!Number of Participants: 80Number of Volunteers: 16Number of Volunteering Hours: 80What the Community Said:“This event makes the neighbourhood vibrant and lively. I think more of these activities should be organised as they encourage both the young and old to have fun and be active together.”- Mr Chua Seng Chan, Tampines residentOrganised by:Sonia OngMagic of KindnessResidents picked up tips on kindness while watching a captivating magic show held at the precinct pavilion at Ghim Moh Market.Project: Magic of KindnessDr Sin Yong and his team brought cheer to the Ghim Moh community with their magic show. The show brought families of different backgrounds together, and encouraged residents to look out for one another to build a gracious community.Number of Participants: 180Number of Volunteers: 6Number of Volunteering Hours: 222What the Community Said:“I got to know new neighbours and I enjoyed the magic performances!”- Anjali Mathur, Ghim Moh resident & event participantOrganised by:Sin Yong, Lorraine Ho Wai Mun, Au Yong Keok, Sin Sia Bah, Bridget Ho, Jonathan Seow
Building FundArrow down iconWelcome To Our Backyard (WOBY!) Co-Creation Workshop: The Upcycled Play YardResidents brought colours to an empty grass patch between Blocks 96 and 97 at Aljunied Crescent with swings and mini-gardens.Project: Welcome To Our BackYard (WOBY!) Co-Creation Workshop: The Upcycled Play YardThrough conversations with the community, the team identified an empty grass patch between Blocks 96 and 97 at Aljunied Crescent as a potential space that could be revitalised to bring residents together.
Play elements, including swings and gardens co-created with residents, transformed the space into an attractive Play Yard for residents of all ages.Number of Participants: 196Number of Volunteers: 21Number of Volunteering Hours: 456What the Community Said:“At first it was dull around here and I stayed at home most of the time. Now, I can bring my granddaughter here.”- Aljunied Crescent Resident & event participant