Thursday, May 20, 2010

World Cup To Be Shown At Community Clubs

After all the uproar over the high prices paid for the World Cup rights and exorbitant prices football fans have to pay to get their fix of World Cup, a silver lining has appeared due to intervention by community groups.

The Community Development Councils (CDCs) and People’s Association (PA) Community Clubs (CCs) have forged a partnership with Singapore Pools, SingTel and StarHub to screen the 2010 FIFA World Cup football matches “live” at 16 locations island-wide. The icing on the cake? It will be shown free!

The screening of the football matches at the 16 locations organised by the CCs "allows people who share the love of football, regardless of race or social background, to come together to interact and make friends."

It is interesting that such a move parallels life in 1960s where people were unable to afford televisions and flocked to CCs to watch their favourite programmes. Now some people in 2010 are unable to afford the high prices of pay TV subscription to watch their favourite sports of football and have to make their way to CCs to watch it. Not a bad thing though, for PA now has the rare chance to promote racial harmony and social cohesion and get people to mingle in the CCs through leveraging on people's love of football.

List of CCs Screening Free World Cup Matches 
Braddell Heights CC
Address: 50 Serangoon Ave 2 #01-01 S(556129)
Phone number: 62867876
Person in charge: Mr Kuo Jeng Nam (SCM)
District: South East

Cheng San CC
6 Ang Mo Kio Street 53, S(569205)
6458 8222 / 64571172
Mr Chua Lip Teck (SCM)
Central Singapore

Chong Pang CC
21 Yishun Ring Rd, S’pore 768677
Jessie Heng (SCM)
North West

Chua Chu Kang CC
35 Teck Whye Avenue S(688892)
Mr Damien Tan (ACM)
South West

Clementi CC
220 Clementi Ave 4 S(129880)
Mr Goh Ah Soon (DCM)
South West

Fengshan CC
20 Bedok North Street 2 S(469644)
Ms Loretta Tan Mui Ling (SCM)
South East

Gek Poh Ville CC
1 Jurong West St 74 S(649149)
67920095 / 67922750
Ms Michelle Koh (DCM)
South West

Jurong Spring CC
8 Jurong West Street 52 S(649296)
Mdm Jenny Koh (DCM)
South West

Mountbatten CC
35 Jalan Satu S(399479)
Ms Chen Xiaoyi Grace (DCM)
South East

Sengkang CC
2 Sengkang Square, S(545052)
Razak Abd Rahman
North East

Tampines Central CC
Blk 866A Tampines St 83 #02-01, S(521866)
Shawn Lee
North East

Telok Ayer Hong Lim Green CC
65333260 / 65330646
20 Upper Pickering Street S(058284)
Mr Wong Teck Yu (ACM/CM)
Central Singapore

Toa Payoh East CC
160 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh, S(319380)
6256 7601 / 62516515
Mr Kelvin Thong (SCM)
Central Singapore

Vacant Land near Temporary Mkt (Organised by Eunos CC)
Eunos Temporary Mkt (Bedok Reservoir Rd, next to Blk 632)
6448 6071
Mohan Dharan
North East

Woodlands CC
1 Woodlands St 81, S(738526)
Kho Lilian (SCM)
North West

Zhenghua CC
1 Segar Rd, S(677738)
Agnes Lim (SCM)
North West


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