At a topping up ceremony to mark the physical completion of the Bedok Integrated Complex (BIC), residents living in Kampong Chai Chee and Bedok were given a sneak peek at the various services the new building will offer.
Joining the residents were Grassroots Advisers to East Coast GRC GROs, Minister Lim Swee Say, Senior Minister of State Dr Mohamad Maliki Bin Osman, Ms Jessica Tan Soon Neo, Miss Cheryl Chan Wei Ling, host Advisor Lee Yi Shyan and SportSG CEO Lim Teck Yin. The event also featured the unveiling of the new name of the Complex - Heartbeat @ Bedok
(L to R) Dr Mohamad Maliki Bin Osman, Mr Lim Swee Say, Miss Cheryl Chan Wei Ling, Ms Jessica Tan Soon Neo and Mr Lee Yi Shyan taking a wefie. Photo: Sport Singapore
“The Bedok Integrated Complex (BIC) - Heartbeat @ Bedok is a new way of delivering services to residents of Bedok. It is going to be an integrated service between the various agencies with us (ActiveSG) being one of the main partners,” said Abdul Rahman Hassan - Director of ActiveSG (Northeast and East Zones)
“We are giving the residents a sample of what will be on offer when the BIC is completed. All the agencies are here to showcase what they will be offering” he continued.
ActiveSG will be working together with healthcare partners to design programmes to cater to the specific needs of residents. ActiveSG will also manage the four levels of sports facilities in Heartbeat @ Bedok which include a sports hall, sheltered tennis courts, a gym, and aquatic facilities such as a sheltered 50m swimming pool, and interactive play pools.
“Many residents I met told us that they couldn’t wait for BIC’s opening. They are thrilled at the prospect of doing things together as families: swimming, studio-dancing, reading books and magazines, attending Zumba classes etc. Now that we have many agencies housed under one-roof, we ought to think of creative cross-agency programming such as water-aerobics or water-therapy, health education workshops conducted by polyclinic, financial education for children at the library, strength-building exercise suitable for elderly to better serve our residents. We like to see residents coming in as families, learning new things and spending time together,” said Adviser Lee Yi Shyan.
Mr Lee Yi Shyan tries the aqua bike. Photo: Sport Singapore
Mr Lee joined residents in performing the “Heartbeat @ Bedok Workout”, before the topping up ceremony, and gamely tried out many of the activities on offer including getting himself drenched while trying out the aqua bike.
Mr Lee Yi Shyan takes part in the Heartbeat @ Bedok Workout. Photo: Sport Singapore
A resident tries the functional fitness station at the event. Photo: Sport Singapore
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