The Singapore Kindness Movement (SKM) announced today that special
identity motifs (IM) will be affixed to private estate street signs
which recognises the neighbourhood as a “Friendly Street”. Jalan Bintang Tiga, was unveiled as the first street in Singapore to
have received the new IM and was crowned the “Friendly Street”.
The Friendly Street IM was unveiled by Mr. Edwin Tong, Senior
Minister of State, Ministry of Law & Ministry of Health, and Member
of Parliament for Marine Parade GRC, Dr. William Wan, General Secretary
of the Singapore Kindness Movement as well as Mr. James Suresh,
organiser of the annual Jalan Bintang Tiga “Let’s Makan” Party. The
Friendly Street IM recognises the neighbourhood’s initiatives to foster
close neighbourly relations. It also serves as a reminder and
encouragement to residents to continue displaying kind and courteous
behaviour for years to come.
“Through the naming of Singapore’s
first friendly street, we hope to encourage neighbourliness among all
Singaporeans by showcasing Jalan Bintang Tiga as an outstanding example.
We believe that when we connect with our neighbours, we can eradicate
prejudices and become friends with one another. We hope that other
neighbourhoods will also participate through acts of neighbourliness and
for private estates, to join the nationwide call to become the next
friendly street,” said Dr. William Wan, General Secretary of the
Singapore Kindness Movement.
The commissioning of the first
“Friendly Street” paves the way for an inter-hood competition where
other private estates in Singapore can compete for the title of
Singapore’s next “Friendly Street”.
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