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Pavilion Estate residents get car decals to deter crime

Residents living in Pavilion Estate in Bukit Batok will get car decals to better identify vehicles that belong to those living there in a move initiated to deter crime.

SINGAPORE: Residents living in Pavilion Estate in Bukit Batok will get car decals to better identify vehicles that belong to those living there.

The move was initiated by a group of residents who have banded together to establish a neighbourhood watch zone which acts as a deterrence against crimes such as theft.

Member of Parliament for Chua Chu Kang GRC Low Yen Ling, who hosted the event, said: "Everyone has a part to play to keep the estate safe from crime.

“This inauguration of the neighbourhood watch zone is all about keeping a lookout for each other and when we keep a lookout for each other, we not only look after each other, but we also strengthen community bonds, and strengthen the sense of neighbourliness and togetherness in the estate."

Chairman of the Pavilion Estate Neighbourhood Committee, Mr Chua Kwa Seng, added: "Our close Citizens-on-Patrol collaboration with the Police Force will also enhance our level of crime prevention and education on roadside parking etiquette."

On Sunday morning, the estate's Neighbourhood Committee also invited the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) to conduct various fire safety exercises.

Officers demonstrated basic fire-fighting skills that residents can use during emergencies. The residents got some hands-on experience as well.

The aim of the exercise was to inculcate safety awareness in the residents.

Ms Low, who is also adviser to Bukit Gombak GROs, said: "Over the past three months, there were two minor fire incidents in this estate.

“The practical training and practical tips by our SCDF colleagues have helped us all improve our safety measures, improve our safety consciousness, reduce fire risk and maybe in the future, possibly save lives." 

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