Engagement and Outreach programmes to spotlight on 2022 Year of Celebrating SG Families

Child-parent bonding over art workshops at OTH

Our Tampines Hub (OTH), Singapore’s largest integrated community and lifestyle hub, is celebrating 2022 as the Year of SG Families with an exciting lineup of family-bonding activities over the next few months (April till June 2022).

This latest initiative is in line with the Ministry of Social and Family Development’s latest announcement that it has dedicated 2022 as the Year of Celebrating SG Families.

Families play an important role in our lives and OTH is reaching out to families and Hub visitors through an exciting lineup of fun-filled activities, community engagements and programmes that will help build a caring community within Tampines.

As an inclusive and people-centric gathering destination, OTH offers a dynamic, open and caring environment for all. The Hub remains focused on engaging families and residents through a comprehensive and diverse range of programmes and facilities for families, residents and inclusive communities.

Ramadan & Hari Raya Celebrations (April – May 2022)

OTH aims to bridge a diverse variety of cultures, fostering an all-inclusive, family-centric and vibrant community. To mark the start of the Ramadan period, the Hub is hosting several community outreach programmes during the months of April and May. In addition to Malay Music & Cultural Performances at Festive Arts Theatre and Festive Plaza, there will be:

  • Buka Puasa Porridge Distribution (3-27 April 2022): Ramadan is a month of charitable giving and OTH is partnering with Masjid Darul Ghufran to distribute free packets of porridge to the Muslim community including other Tampines residents.
  • Food From The Heart (1 April – 2 May 2022): OTH is partnering with M3 Tampines, a collaborative effort between Muis, MENDAKI and MESRA, to reach out to needy families who will get to enjoy complimentary meals and festive goodies. Our tenant partners include Wok Hey, Rumah Makan Minang, QiJi, Wingstop, Papparich, Subway, Saap Saap Thai, Deli Maslina and Al Barakah.
  • Home Bakers of Tampines (26 – 30 April 2022): More than 20 home bakers will be participating in this community-based programme for the second year running which provides low-income stay-home mothers and home bakers residing in Tampines to start their own home-based businesses and enable them to be self-employed. Residents can purchase these goodies at Space @ Level 2.
  • Hari Raya Concert (14 May 2022): Residents can look forward to an exciting evening of music and performances at the Irama Aidilfitri 2022 Concert, hosted by Najib Ali and Nurul Aini. Look out for the three Singapore Idols – Taufik Batisah, Hady Mirza and Sezairi Sezali – who will also be performing that evening at the Town Square.

Tampines Goes Farming Exhibition (30 April – 25 May 2022)

The launch of the Tampines Goes Farming 2022 Exhibition on Saturday, 30 April 2022 will showcase many resident-centric programmes organised by Our Tampines Hub and the community clubs at Tampines Central, Tampines North, Tampines East, Tampines West and Tampines Changkat.

This initiative is part of Tampines Town’s five-year masterplan (2021 – 2025) of building an inclusive, sustainable and green town with eco-friendly programmes and amenities for everyone to enjoy. These are part of our exciting vision to help transform Tampines into Singapore’s first Eco-Town by 2025.

This year, Tampines Town is focused on sustainable food sources and residents can look forward to being part of some of the farming initiatives that include the pilot hydroponics programme, rooftop gardens and vertical gardens in the community.

Alongside the launch, OTH will also be organising a series of learning journey tours for residents, together with lots of fun activities for young families!

TAMPINES 3065 Festival (28 May – 12 June 2022)

OTH Parent-Child at Lets Art

OTH will be celebrating the Year of SG Families with the launch of its science-fiction themed ‘TAMPINES 3065 Festival’ on Saturday, 28 May 2022 and the 16-day festival will see OTH transformed into a futuristic home where children and families can re-kindle their joy of learning, discovery and dreaming.

OTH will be partnering with artists, creatives, residents and partners to bring facts and fantasies to life, using the Hub as a platform to explore arts, community, heritage, culture, innovation, wellness, sports and creativity. One of the highlights of the festival is the larger-than-life inflatable installations which are inspired by the creative designs of our young residents. Families and residents will be blown away by these fantastical installations located at the Town Square and Festive Walk East.

In addition, there will also be daily art and wellness workshops, fitness dance-off programmes, story-telling, makers market and music events that will take place in the Town Square during the June school holidays. These programmes are part of OTH’s partnership with the National Library Board, National Heritage Board, National Arts Council and ActiveSG. On weekends, there will also be sci-fi movie marathon screenings and a series of art & craft activities that all families can enjoy.

Young adults and teenagers who have always wanted to be a Jedi in the Star Wars movies will enjoy taking part in the sci-fi inspired workouts like OTH Lightsabre Workouts and OTH Pound Workouts (using lighted drumsticks).

Through OTH’s engagement with several schools in Tampines, families can also look out for specially curated science-meets-art Space Station Exhibition. The participating schools include the Aesthetic Clubs and Science Clubs at Junyuan Secondary School, Ngee Ann Secondary School, Pasir Ris Secondary School, St Hilda’s Secondary School and Dunman Secondary School.

Our Tampines Hub: Building a Community of Volunteers Who Care

OTH Children art and craft workshops

In addition, OTH actively seeks passionate volunteers who want to make a difference and are willing to give back to the community. OTH volunteers love working with people and are inspired to serve the community. OTH Ambassadors engage hub visitors through various events and activities, while our OTH Eco-Warriors conduct weekend tours for the public to visit the Eco-Community Garden. All these efforts are our commitment to caring for the community.

The Hub is also home to the Tampines Kindness Movement (TKM). This movement seeks to connect individuals for a more caring and kinder Tampines, through small acts of kindness to our family, neighbours and the environment. Beely, who is our humble bee TKM ambassador that plays the role of spreading kindness, is no stranger to residents.

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