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Interview with Mr Michael Nonis, resident of Braddell Heights Zone B RC
grassroots organisation
Key Groups
Braddell Heights CC Youth Club Women’s Executive Committee Senior Citizens’ Executive Committee Malay Activity Executive Committee Indian Activity Executive Committee
Chinese Traditional Arts Planning Committee Braddell Heights Toastmasters Club Braddell Heights Symphony Orchestra Other Interest Groups  


Braddell Heights CC Youth Club
Committee Web Site (www.yec.com.sg)

The Braddell Heights CC Youth Club was formed on 15 September 1984. It organises courses and activities for youths aged between 15 and 35 years old. As of 2008, there are 1,521 members in the youth group.

The committees’ objectives are:

  • To promote social cohesiveness, national consciousness and patriotism among youths
  • To channel youth energies to constructive pursuits
  • To foster leadership qualities and organising abilities among youths
  • To promote friendship and understanding among youths at national and international levels

The committee conducts educational tours on a regular basis, and organizes school holiday courses for students to enrich themselves during the holidays.

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Women's Executive Committee (WEC)


The Women’s Executive Committee organizes a wide range of activities to promote family values and strengthen family ties. It also organizes programmes and community activities for the ladies.

The functions of the committee are:

  • To promote social, cultural, educational and recreational activities for women
  • To foster organising abilities and leadership qualities among women
  • To encourage women to contribute to community services
  • To promote women’s participation in community and national affairs

Courses such as cookery, aerobics, flower arrangement, Chinese knotting, gift-wrapping and hobby craft have received overwhelming response from the residents.

The clubs under WEC includes:

  • Social Dance
  • Flora Art
  • Karaoke Singing

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Senior Citizens' Executive Committee (SCEC)


The Senior Citizens’ Executive Committee was formed in March 1987 to meet the needs and interests of the senior citizens. The committee offers many opportunities for members to lead a healthy and meaningful life by conducting a wide range of activities such as singing, folk dance, social dance and theatre performing arts. Sports activities such as pickle ball and petanque are very popular among the members, and they have actively participated in competitions and tournaments.

Informative health talks have also been conducted in the past to educate seniors on healthy living, as well as old age ailments and how to prevent them.

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Malay Activity Executive Committee (MAEC)


The Malay Activity Executive Committee was formed in 1989 to reach out to the Malay residents. Various interest groups were formed to cater to the social, cultural and recreational needs of the Malay residents.

MAEC's interest groups are:

  • Dylimarcel, Malay & International Dance Group
  • Techno Dance Group
  • Hip Hop Dance Group
  • Fishing Club
  • Cashflow Boardgame Club

Dylimarcel has put up performances at various events including the Official Opening of CCL Marymount Station, Marine Parade GRC Citizenship Ceremony in January 2010, National Day Dinner in August 2009 as well as numerous Block Parties within Braddell Heights constituency.

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Indian Activity Executive Committee (IAEC)


The Indian Activity Executive Committee was formed in 1988 to reach out to the Indian residents. Various interest groups were formed to cater to the social, cultural and recreational needs of the Indian residents.

The interest groups include:

  • Children’s English Reading Club
  • Children’s Tamil Reading Club
  • Brisk Walking Group

The Tamil Reading classes on every Saturday are very popular and have attracted many children from the Indian family to our Community Club.

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Chinese Traditional Arts Planning Committee (CTAPC)


The Braddell Heights Community Club is selected as a Centre of Excellence by the People’s Association to excel in Chinese traditional arts, such as Chinese calligraphy, Chinese painting and Chinese dance.

The Chinese Traditional Arts Planning Committee was formed on 01 February 1986 to organize courses, talks, demonstrations, competitions and exhibitions to promote Chinese traditional arts. The Committee also helps to inculcate and strengthen family core-values among the youth.

The Community Centre is honoured to have a panel of advisors who are renowned and prominent local personalities in Chinese calligraphy, art and painting, to help the Community Centre promote Chinese traditional arts.

The clubs under Chinese Traditional Arts Planning Committee are:

  • Lion and Dragon Dance Troupe
  • Chinese Orchestra
  • Chinese Calligraphy
  • Chinese Tea Arts
  • Chinese Dance

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Braddell Heights Toastmasters Club


The club was formed in October 1990 to provide opportunities for members to learn public speaking skills, develop leadership potential and enhance self-confidence. It is affiliated to the Toastmaster International in USA and uses its unique training programmes and educational materials.

The Braddell Heights Toastmasters Club is the first Toastmasters Club in Pan South-east Asia to win the coveted "President Distinguished Club" in 1998. This is the highest recognition by the Toastmasters International USA, which has also gained our club an entry to the Hall Of Fame. Our club has also obtained the same recognition again in 1999 and 2000.

The club is also honoured by Toastmasters International for displaying exemplary dedication to achieving the Mission of the District by successfully achieving Select Distinguished Club by 20 January 2007.

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Braddell Heights Symphony Orchestra


The orchestra was formed in October 1986 aiming at bringing the appreciation of orchestra music to the community. It is the first and only community-based orchestra with members coming from all walks of life, profession and of all ages. The members are not only multi-racial but also multi-nationals.

The Orchestra puts up at least three concerts a year. Well-known soloists from all over the world have been invited to perform at the concert. Overseas Symphony Exchange Programmes and joint performances are also held frequently.

In 1997, our symphony orchestra and the Rotary Club of Singapore East had successfully raised fund for the National Arts Council to provide bursary and scholarship to young musicians to excel in their interest.

More information can be found at their official website: www.bhso.org.

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Other Interest Groups


Harmonica Group
Taiji Club
Taekwando Club
Qigong Club
Wushu Club
Table Tennis Group
Badminton Group



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