SINGAPORE - Spurred by incidents of crime in her estate, a pint-sized bus attendant decided to sign up with the Citizens on Patrol (COP) programme at a York Hill void deck on Saturday.
The programme was one of 12 showcased at a first-ever multi-agency social service roadshow in a housing estate by the Kreta Ayer Social Service Office. Most of the HDB flats in the Outram neighbourhood are rental flats.
Other agencies taking part in the roadshow included the Workforce Development Authority, which set up a jobs kiosk for job seekers, and the Central Singapore Community Development Council, which sought to help residents in money matters.
About 500 of the 5,000 residents in the Jalan Kukoh area attended, with 200 of them signing up for various initiatives.
Madam Sunarti Satidja, 46, said she signed up with the COP to be more aware of crime on the ground.
"I can know which areas are more dangerous, tell my children and ask them to tell their friends too," said the mother of four.