Nee Soon Town Council exhibition launched; residents jump into ball pit social experiment

SINGAPORE - Law and Foreign Affairs Minister K. Shanmugam got to know a Nee Soon GRC resident a bit better on Friday evening, after they gamely entered a ball pit filled with conversation-starters.

The social experiment to encourage interaction between neighbours is part of a roadshow organised by Nee Soon Town Council, which includes an exhibition showcasing the area's heritage, recent developments and future.

Residents will be invited to enter the ball pit together and discuss questions written on the balls, such as "What is your fondest memory of Nee Soon?" and "When did you first fall in love?"

Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Transport Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim and MP Lee Bee Wah also attended the launch of the roadshow, along with potential People's Action Party candidates Louis Ng, who is chief executive of the Animal Concerns Research and Education Society, and Henry Kwek, an executive director of a food supply company.

Around 1,000 people stopped by the roadshow on Friday. It will remain next to Yishun MRT until Sunday, from 10am to 10pm.

Next weekend, it will move to Khatib Plaza and Nee Soon East Courtyard, from 10am to 9pm. From Sep 4 to 6, it will be held at the Chong Pang Amphitheatre from 10am to 9pm.