List of Notices / Circulars

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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Dear Residents ,

Greetings to you and we trust that you are well. We do have to send this EDM to the Costa Rhu community. 

You will without doubt be watching the Coronavirus situation with much concern. The Government Advisory has raised the level to orange and we consider it time to send this EDM out to our Residents. We encourage you to support us strongly in our efforts to meet the heightened concerns . 

In view of the raised alert, the Council has considered it necessary to take reference from 2 groups of persons : 

  1. Those on Leave Of Absence ( LOA ) ; and 
  1. Those placed on quarantine. 

The Council notes the expressed concerns of our Residents and we need everyone to take responsibility for the estate's well being and also to act responsibly in caring for fellow Residents. We have decided that in both cases of LOA and quarantine cases , there should be reasonable rules that ought to apply. 

In both cases, there should be a need and obligation for persons under these 2 groups to stay in their own units. There should be no mingling with others within the estate compounds and the facilities in the estate. We have received unconfirmed information that there may be persons from the affected places of Wuhan or around China where the concerns of spread is obvious. Although the Council is unable to verify such belief , the Council has resolved to do what is reasonably possible to react responsibly to the raised alert . 

We see the need to use the powers available to the Council and the MCST to take steps necessary to manage the concerns as follows :

  1. Persons under both groups should inform the Management Office that they fall under the groups . This is done by registering with the Management Office; 
  1. Persons under both groups will have to stay in their own units ;
  1. Such persons should use masks when they need to leave their own units ; 
  1. Under no circumstances should persons under these groups be at the common facilities of the estate . To enforce the common spirit of caring for each other's health and well - being , there will be absolutely no attendance of such persons at facilities like the gym , the toilets and common places where other Residents are likely to gather. 

We trust that this request from the Council may be respected and adhered to in the common spirit of caring for one another. In the event that the Council encounters unreasonable resistance leading to a threat to the health and well - being of Residents , we may have no alternative but to do what is necessary under the Laws available in Singapore. We trust that there would be no need to do that and that everyone considers the wider community purpose behind our actions.

We look forward to your kind support in this common challenge that we all face. We rally in this together as a body to strengthen the community bond and spirit of mutual support until such time that this difficult episode  blows over. We can definitely do this and do it together. 

Thank you so much. 

Functional Screening & Health Talk

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

To :      All Residents/ Subsidiary Proprietors

            Costa Rhu

Functional Screening & Health Talk

AGENCY FOR INTERGRATED CARE will be organizing a public health talk and Functional screening related to senior’s well-being and quality of life.

Details of the event as below:

Date:               18 April 2020 (Saturday)
Time:               9.30 am - 1.30 pm
Venue:            Marina Room & Dolphin Room
                        Costa Rhu Condominium

Functional Screening is essentially the checks of vision, hearing and oral health, and these tests are important to detect early signs of functional decline and abnormalities. This screening is heavily subsidised and at affordable fees and rates are only applicable to Singapore Citizens aged 60 and above. Besides the affordable screening fees in the table below,corporate donation will be offered that ranges from $15 to $200. This is in addition of means-tested Government subsidies, for those who are eligible. Upon detection,the identified seniors will be contacted for a L2 follow-up for more comprehensive checks and subsequently referred for a mobility aid fitting, if required.

Fees:

 

$0 - Pioneer Generation Cardholder

 

$2.00 - Merdeka Generation & CHAS Cardholder (Blue/Orange)

 

$5.00 - Other eligible seniors who are aged 60 and above (PR / non-citizen)

 

Limited seats !

For registration, kindly register at the Management Office.

Chinese NewYear Event 2020

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Dear Residents,

Costa Rhu Lunar New Year Gala

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Spring has arrived in Costa Rhu! We are proud to present the Costa Rhu Lunar New Year Gala to usher in the Year of the Rat:

Date: 5th February 2020, Wednesday

Time: 6.30pm

Venue: In front of block Ancilla, facing the pool

Celebrations include: Spectacular and rousing Lion dance performances by a professional performing troupe, mandarin oranges, sweets and goodies for children, prizes & 4D lottery numbers for lucky residents, and blessings for everyone!

Cost: FREE!

We warmly invite all residents to bring your whole family to join us at the Gala for an evening of unforgettable excitement and enjoyment.

On behalf of MCST 2345, our entire work team, and the Council, we wish all Costa Rhu residents "Gong Xi Fa Cai" in advance!

MCST 2345

 

RESOLUTIONS PASSED AT 19TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING HELD ON 7TH DECEMBER 2019

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Dear Subsidiary Proprietors,

Kindly see attached circular for your information.

Regards

MCST 2345

Major Power Shutdown To Both Consumer Switch Rooms - Replacement Of Faulty Earth Fault Protection Relays & Broken MCCBs

Friday, November 15, 2019

Dear Residents,

Major Power Shutdown in the Estate 

Replacement Of Earth Fault Protection Relays / Broken MCCBs 

Management of Power Shutdown. 

  1. Good day to you. We do have to notify you on something important. 
  2. Based on recent advice given to the Council, we have to schedule a major power shutdown which will give rise to inconvenience to residents in the estate. We have been advised that major works are to be carried out at the two consumer switch rooms with 2 days of intense work. This has been worked out in order to minimise the inconvenience which regrettably, cannot be avoided. We ask that with the works scheduled over 2 days that we set out below, you will be able to plan and work around your own private schedules aligned with the works that has been planned. 
  3. The planned works are as set out below. 

On 17th December 2019

This is the first day of the work (Affected Block 5 & 9).

  1. Major power shutdown to consumer switch room no. 1
  • Date:  17. 12. 2019 (Estimated work execution 6 - 8 house).
  1. Time:  9.30 am to 10.am simulating power failure to allow all PL / FL lifts homing
  • and landed at level – 1.
  • From 10.am to 2.pm only Fire Lifts are in operation back up by generator power supply / all private lifts were ceased operation.
  • Please bring along your back-door key to travel through Fire Lift between 10.am to 2.pm.
  • From 2.pm to 5.pm (3 hours) total power shutdown for system SI injection testing to newly installed components.
  • From 5.pm to 6.pm power supply resume to normal condition.
  • Please note that power supply serving units are not available within the said 6-8 hours work operation.
  • All residents please note – you have to switch-off relevant power points connected to house appliances / lighting and fan switches / computers / washing machine / Air-Con units etc to prevent a high voltage surge inrush current when power supply resumed to normal condition happen to damage your equipment. 

On 19th December 2019 

   This is the 2nd day of the work (Affected Block 1 & 3).

  1. Major power supply shutdown to consumer switch room no.2
  • Date:  19. 12. 2019 (Estimated work execution 6 – 8 hours).
  1. Time:  9.30 am to 10.am simulating power failure to allow all PL / FL lifts homing
  • and landed at level – 1.
  • From 10.am to 2.pm only Fire Lifts are in operation back up by generator power supply / all private lifts were ceased operation.
  • Please bring along your back-door key to travel through Fire Lifts between 10.am to 2.pm.
  • From 2.pm to 5.pm (3 hours) total power shutdown for system SI injection testing to newly installed components.
  • From 5.pm to 6.pm power supply resumed to normal condition.
  • Please note that power supply serving units are not available within the said 6-8 hours work operation.
  • All residents please note – you have to switch-off relevant power points connected to house appliances / lighting and fan switches / computers / washing machine / Air-Con units etc to prevent a high voltage surge inrush current when power supply resumed to normal condition happen to damage your equipment.

 

  1. We thank you in advance and in anticipation of your kind understanding. Given the maturity of the estate, there are aspects that will have to be looked into. Our approach is always to see if inconvenience may be kept to a minimum. However in this case, the works over the two days are to be done as soon as possible based on the advice given to us. 

 

  1. Your kind attention to these matters are greatly appreciated. 


Best Regards

Costa Rhu Management Office

MCST 2345

Tel: 63469466

Costa Rhu Lifts

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Dear Residents

Costa Rhu Lifts

We write to share with you that the lifts and the safety of the lifts have always been one of the topmost priories of this Council. We have a total of 78 lifts (including service lifts) operating in the estate. We invest heavily in our lifts – Fujitec is our lift supplier and responsible for continuous maintenance. The lifts are subject to regular multiple tests and inspection by independent consultants; and meet the requisite standards set by the various authorities. Spending on the lifts is one of our largest recurring monthly costs. In summary – your Council has always taken this issue very seriously.
 
In this regard, the Council has also been proactively looking ahead. We have highlighted to you at the last two AGMs on the lift system having served our estates for about 20 years now and the age of the system now meriting a look into the options available to us. The Council has assembled a Lift Upgrade Committee (Lift Committee) to drive this effort. The Lift Committee has been guided by advice from the lift maintenance consultants / contractors that we engage. Based on these discussions, the Council has been advised that whist the lifts in our estate are being maintained very well, problems like obsolete spare parts and the like are on the rise and there is definite merit in considering upgrade options at this time. While a total replacement of the lifts is an option that will be visited if advised, a study into essential upgrading is also being considered. The age of the lifts also suggests that we look into parts replacement and into aspects of maintenance as well. For instance, maintenance of electrical installations works and the electrical systems in the estate compromise lift performances and lift functions. We are aware of recent incidents of faulty lift performance and that these have raised concerns. In each case, Fujitec comes through with an immediate investigation and report into the root cause of the incident; and where relevant, the Council ensures that solutions are implemented to prevent recurrence. 
 
The lift upgrade issue was discussed in some detail at the recent chit - chat session with the Subsidiary Proprietors as well. Bearing mind that we have 78 lifts, we also discussed that the costs associated with the project will be very material and will likely needed to be funded separately. The upcoming Annual General Meeting will be an opportunity to continue that conversation. 
 
In summary, we want to assure you the Council is aware and working towards the most pragmatic and realistic measures on the lifts, both from a near term and longer-term perspective.

Best Regards,
MCST NO. 2345

FOOD DONATION DRIVE ( REMINDER )

Friday, October 11, 2019

FOOD DONATION DRIVE

MCST 2345 (Costa Rhu Condominium) is organising a food donation drive in support of Food from the Heart, a charity with IPC status which feeds the needy through its six core programmes, one of which is the Community Food Pack Programme.

Under this programme, they distributed 35,500 food packs to 3,600 families in 2018.

The main source of food items in these food packs is donations from generous people like yourselves. In order to make it easier for you to donate food items (as per the list). We at MCST 2345 (Costa Rhu Condominium) have organised this food donation drive from 11th October 2019 to 21st October 2019. 

The food donation box is at the CLUBHOUSE

Residents are requested to donate generously to help needy families. For details of food items required, see ‘Food Donation Wish List’.

 

Human Waste In the Swimming Pool

Friday, September 27, 2019

Human Waste in Swimming Pool

We are deeply disturbed by the recent spate of discovery of human waste in the swimming pool. It has happened several times in the past.

Costa Rhu residents have expressed concern, disgust and anger at this, and have exhorted the MCST to ensure this does not happen again. The MCST and Council have decided to take the following action:

  1. Increase the frequency of daily security checks at the swimming pool. Culprits will be dealt with according to the law and house rules;
  2. Closure of pool (first time) – if faeces is reported, the pool will be closed immediately for 24 hours for cleaning and inspection;
  3. Closure of pool (second time) - the pool will be closed immediately for 48 hours;
  4. Closure of pool (third time onwards) - the pool will be closed immediately for 72 hours;

Please note that the MCST has no choice but to take such drastic measures to ensure these disgusting acts do not take place. If you witness any such acts, please come forward to provide information.

We thank you for your kind cooperation to make Costa Rhu a liveable estate.

Thank you,

MCST 2345

MoonCake Festival

Monday, August 26, 2019

 

MID AUTUMN FESTIVAL 2019

 

 

Date: 12th September 2019, Thursday

 

Time: 6.30pm

 

Venue: Clubhouse

 

Activities: Free paper lanterns will be provided. According to ancient Chinese customs and traditions, little children carry paper lanterns and walk together in the moon light to commemorate this festival.

Refreshments: Free Chinese mooncakes, pastries and drinks will be provided.

 

Regards,

MCST 2345