Showing posts from February, 2019
ANNOUNCEMENT: WUJ wishes everyone a Happy Ubin Day 2020! WUJ launches "WUJ Wan Go Jalan? (Virtually)" in conjunction with Pesta Ubin 2020 and Ubin Day 2020 celebrations Play your part in fighting COVID-19: Be socially responsible, uphold strict personal hygiene and social distancing measures

WUJ Kampong Clean-Up Feb '19

Hi All, This post will talk about the experience of WUJ's 2nd Kampong Clean-Up which took place on February 24th, 2019. 7 wonderful people came down to Pulau Ubin to dedicate their Saturday morning to join me in making a difference for the residents there - and this time round, we headed down to Pak Ahmad's House where he kindly requested additional assistance. When we gathered at the house, Pak Ahmad and Nenek Piah were having a relaxing time in their serambi. I also passed to their family helper, Kak Ratnah, a memory card filled with over 102 P Ramlee songs following their request to be able to listen to their favourite songs once more. After the volunteers got to know more about Pak Ahmad and Nenek Piah, I asked Pak Ahmad what does he need a helping hand in - to which he joked and said that it would be an extremely challenging task. I have already been helping Pak Ahmad many months prior to organising the kampong cleanups and I told myself that I might have

Happy 60th Birthday, Mak!

Hi All, This post is specially dedicated to my mom, Noorriah Binte Sulong, in celebration of her 60th birthday today on February 26th. Needless to say, my mom was the reason I began my Ubin journey. If it were not for her constant rewinds and replaying of her kampong tales, I clearly would not have been to where I am today. My mom is a source of great inspiration for me and the strongest pillar of support in my life. As the saying goes, our mothers are our first friends and our best-est friends; and my mom is no exception. Today I would like to share with you some of the stories that my mom had when she spent a third of her life growing up on Pulau Ubin. My mom posing by the croton plants found at the front of her house. The trunk of the pokok gawa that I used to help me find 818K, can be seen clearly in the background. My mom was the 7th of the 12 children of Sulong Yunos and Jariah Salim; and was actually the first one to be born on Pulau Ubin. All of her elder si

恭喜发财, 乌敏岛! (Have A Prosperous New Year, Pulau Ubin!)

Hi All! This post will be sharing on my experience where I headed down to Pulau Ubin with my best-est friend, Pam to distribute mandarin oranges and Chinese New Year decorations to the Chinese community there on February 2nd, 2019. It was also a great opportunity for me to befriend and get to know more of the Chinese residents there. In the week prior to Saturday, February 2nd, 2019, my mom and I headed down to the PRIME Supermarket near my house to buy some mandarin oranges on Tuesday. They were having an offer at the time and since we also loved eating oranges when Chinese New Year is around the corner, we bought three whole boxes of 18 oranges each! We opened up one box for ourselves while the other two was kept safely for Saturday. On Friday night,  I headed down to the pasar malam at Ang Mo Kio with Pam, to have a look at the Chinese New Year decorations on sale. I've heard that as the days get closer towards the new year, there would be mass promotions and offer