IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

In Case You Missed It – Sept 2017

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Playing together, staying together
From July 29 to August 9, the second edition of GetActive! Singapore brought together 680,000 people of all ages and abilities to celebrate Singapore’s 52nd National Day through sport. This year’s event provided opportunities for socialising and integration through three components: the Active Enabler Programme that provided grants and endorsements to ground-up community projects; competitions across 21 sports including para sports; and various sports festivals islandwide. The inaugural Inclusive Sports Festival also featured modified sports events for people with disabilities. Find out more: getactive.sg

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Clearing customs faster
The Customs@SG mobile app by Singapore Customs provides travellers with a convenient way to declare and pay duty and/or GST on the go – even before they arrive in Singapore. The app will generate an e-receipt that can be stored on mobile, helping users to breeze through the Customs Green Channel straight on arrival. There is also a tip-off feature for users to report peddling activities as well as a feedback feature for queries and feedback. Find out more: bit.ly/customsapp

 

SEE & DO  

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Parks for everyone
Gather your family and friends for the second edition of NParks’ Parks Festival, held at various parks islandwide. There will be themed activities at each park: sports and wellness for families at Admiralty Park, gardening at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, arts and culture at Esplanade Park, nature at Pasir Ris Park, and even a Rockestra® concert – featuring Mandopop and Cantopop performances – at Jurong Central Park. October 28–29. Free admission. Find out more: bit.ly/nparksfest

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Fighting corruption
At the Corruption Reporting & Heritage Centre, set up by the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB), you can lodge corruption complaints directly to an on-site Duty Officer. Or visit the heritage gallery to learn more about Singapore’s fight against corruption: the display includes exhibits from real-life corruption cases and oral interviews with CPIB officers. Open 10am–7pm on weekdays, 10am–4pm on Saturdays, at 247 Whitley Road. Find out more: bit.ly/cpib_crhc

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Discover the heritage trees
Did you know that Sentosa is home to almost 30 heritage trees? Join an arborist-led tour at the Sentosa Nature Discovery to learn the stories and significance of these living giants, and even get the chance to smell and touch some of their fruits. Every last Saturday of the month, 10am–11am. Register at nature@sentosa.com.sg. Find out more: bit.ly/sentosatrees

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