Home briefs: Young 'eco' lovers romance nature

Young 'eco' lovers romance nature

On Valentine's Day yesterday, 40 young nature lovers spent half a day romancing nature at Coney Island. They were in an outdoor classroom organised by Outward Bound Singapore (OBS) to encourage youth to develop a sense of environmental responsibility.

The event included a guided nature walk by the National Parks Board and an engagement session facilitated by OBS instructors as part of the SGfuture citizen- engagement series spearheaded by the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth.

Group opens help kiosks for foreign workers

Foreign workers advocacy group Migrant Workers' Centre (MWC) has opened four new help kiosks at recreation centres where foreign workers congregate.

The kiosks in Woodlands, Kaki Bukit, Penjuru Road in West Coast and Soon Lee Road in Boon Lay open every Wednesday from 7pm to 9pm. The frequency of operations will increase if demand is high, said MWC.

The Penjuru kiosk was launched by MWC chairman Yeo Guat Kwang yesterday. It will offer consultations on employment, salary or other workplace issues.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 15, 2016, with the headline 'Home briefs: Young 'eco' lovers romance nature'. Print Edition | Subscribe