6 June 2024

Singapore to build two new sports facilities in a young Chua Chu Kang estate, with an emphasis on activities for all ages. The aim is to build a more inclusive community, according to grassroots leaders in Brickland.

Plans for the new facilities were unveiled during National Development Minister Desmond Lee’s visit to the constituency.

CNA reported that the new project aims to bring people of all ages and abilities together over a game of basketball or football. Sports will be modified where necessary so that participants with special needs can also take part.

The new facility will have a sheltered basketball court, fitness corner, and playground. Also, there will be a cycle park with a BMX Racing Track and pump track.

Aside from sports, organisations in the area are working on creating ties between the estate’s young and old through craft activities. For instance, elderly residents at Fei Yue Senior Activity Centre are assembling miniature solar houses with a little help.

A volunteer at Fei Yue Senior Activity Centre, Celestyn Lee, said that she think one of the difficulties was to plan an eventful, a meaningful event, instead of just a very mainstream event, to make sure that our events educate the elderly.

The residents are exited to see the new facilities completed. One of the residents said she hoped to bring her parents to see her children at the facilities. While others hope that, with new inclusive facilities, exercise can be used to strengthen the bonds between families and children.