From April till June 2022, Our Tampines Hub has an exciting line-up of family-friendly activities and programmes.
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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.
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.
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.
Here's what you can look forward to at the Hub from April to June 2022.
Ramadan & Hari Raya Celebrations
To mark the start of the Ramadan period, OTH 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
Date: 3 - 27 Apr 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
Date: 1 Apr - 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. Tenant partners include Wok Hey, Rumah Makan Minang, QiJi, Wingstop, Papparich, Subway, Saap Saap Thai, Deli Maslina and Al Barakah.
Home Bakers of Tampines
Venue: Space @ Level 2, Our Tampines Hub
Date: 26 - 30 Apr 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
Date: 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
Date: 30 Apr - 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 master plan (2021 – 2025) of building an inclusive, sustainable and green town with eco-friendly programmes and amenities for everyone to enjoy. These are part of the 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
Date: 28 May - 12 Jun 2022
OTH will be celebrating the Year of SG Families with the launch of its science fiction themed TAMPINES 3065 Festival. 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 from 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 which all families can enjoy.
For young adults and teenagers who have always wanted to be a Jedi in the Star Wars movies, they 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
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 OTH Eco-Warriors conduct weekend tours for the public to visit the Eco-Community Garden.
The Hub is also home of the Tampines Kindness Movement (TKM). This movement seeks to connect individuals for a more caring and kinder Tampines, throughout small acts of kindness to our family, neighbours and the environment. Beely, who is the humble bee TKM ambassador that plays the role of spreading kindness, is no stranger to residents.