Going to Desaru using Sam Goh’s services

I love Malaysia, especially its beaches.  I too love Malaysian food.  Although I travel extensively within Asia, it seems I will not have enough of enjoying Malaysia’s countryside, food, beaches and other delights.

I like to give this a try, and that is to go to Desaru beach.  I discussed with Sam Goh and he is able to provide transport and bring us around Desaru.  He knows enough of Johore to be able to bring participants around.

  • Trip proper:  2D1N to desaru camping.
  • Date/time: Not agreed yet, but it will be 2D 1N.
  • Limited:  6 pax per trip.,
  • Pickup point:  JB Sentral
  • Return point:  JB Sentral
  • Petrol:  Sam tops up to full tank and will top up his tank on return.  Participants pay for petrol and toll.
  • Food:  All participants, exceopt driver, share in the food and drinks costs.
  • Hotel: Estimated at SGD 50 per night. Participants share costs of rooms.  Driver does not pay for the hotel room share.  He will share with me, if he does not snore.
  • Service fee:  SGD 10 per participant per day. For 2D1N, service fee per person is SGD 20.  If we go out for 3D2N, the fee is SGD 30 per pax.
  • Tent:  buy your own tent.  It costs around SGD 20, and you can use it when you join me regularly.

Please keep yourself updated here.  I shall announce the date soon.

Terence Seah

Britain has exited the European Union. It’s now a fact. Why leave and How will this separation affect you?

Many of us SilverHairs, now in our 50s and 60s, have been associated with Britain ever since we started our early education. We learn English, our laws are based on the English system, we go to London, Scotland for our holidays.Some of us send our kids to study in Manchester, Leeds and Glasgow.  In recent years, many SilverHairs have bought properties in Central London,  We saw the ups and downs of Britain; and many of us tracked the growth of the English empire, and its association with the European Union.

Yesterday, at noon, the shock came as Britains voted to exit the EU.  The financial markets tumbled, governments come out to stabilise their currencies and economies.  What’s next?  How will this BREXIT affect you?  What happens to your properties?  Your kid’s education? And how does this affect your business, your equities and your savings?

Let’s discuss and share your thoughts?  A turmoil few of us expect.

Terence Seah

SilverHairsClub July monthly gathering, Tue 26 Jul 2016

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The next SHC monthly gathering is now set to be held as follows. This is a good opportunity to meet new and old SilverHairs.  The old Hans Cafe at Upper pickering Street has been closed; and this is a good time to try the new Hans Cafe.

  • Date:  Tue 26 July 2016
  • Venue:  Hans Cafe, Chinatown Point, 33 New Bridge Road, #B2 – 34 & 36, Chinatown Point, Singapore 05941
  • Time:  1700 to 2100 hrs
  • F&B:  On your own account.
  • Menu https://www.hans.com.sg/menu
  • Menu local:  http://www.hans.sg/pages/call/24

Registration:  Please register your name here.  Bring along your name tag.

Strictly no discussion on sex, race, religion, direct selling and MLM.

Registration list:

  1. Terence Seah
  2. Laura Wee – 1 complementary cloth SHC batch
  3. Stella Sheng – 1 complementary cloth SHC batch
  4. Sue Chan – 1 complementary cloth SHC batch
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  20. Last to receive a complementary cloth SHC batch.

    SHC first logo patch

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Date: Saturday 2 July 2016

Meeting Place: Boon Keng MRT Exit A, wait nearby QQ House Hair Salon

Time: Meet by 5pm sharp

Duration:  about 1½ hours

ECs for this walk :  Veronica Wong and Mary Tan

Remarkably simple to walk on paved roads along the waterways with not too heavy human traffic.    On the way in the older town residential estates, by-passing a few pretty interesting spots………St Michael bus terminal, Masjid Hajah Rahimabi, nice mosque with a tall minaret and Wheeler’s Yard, a bicycle-themed restaurant and shop

At end of walk, there are eateries at Toa Payoh Town for those who wants dinner.

Bring water, cap, umbrella and wear comfortable walking shoes.

Our Walk Team ECs:  Christina CL Chan, Charles Wee, Veronica Wong, Mary Tan, Serene Low, Alice Seah and Azhari Cuttilan.

So bring your friends and join us!    Do register here

Our Fleamart has moved online. Go to facebook.com and search for Silverhairsclub fleamart

We have gone to facebook as a revamp of our online fleamart. Many members have their own facebook.  If you have something to sell, rent, exchange or give away, go into silverhairsclub fleamart.  Advertise all you want.   flea3Anything except MLM items.  Not for announcements of events, gatherings.

Have fun.

Terence Seah


  • An EC event for Karaoke Singing
  • Venue:   Kolam Ayer C/C Geylang Bahru
  • Date and Time:   23/6/2016 Thursday. 6.30-10.00 pm
  • Fees:  About $6 per pax depending on number of participants
  • Beverage: Self-made hot drinks
  • Parking: Ample free parking lots in the C/C compound
  • Buses: Nos. 26, 107, 107M, 140, 853 (Board the bus near Lavender MRT or Kallang MRT and alight at Block 68 Geylang Bahru)
  • Use own VCDs or select from catalogues.
  • A attendant DJ will be in service
  • A good sound system for you to display your singing prowess
  • Participants:
  • 1) Robert Ong
  • 2) Peter Tan
  • 3) SIS Wan Tho
  • 4) Jessica Tan
  • 5) Ronald Lee
  • 6) Daniel Chan
  • 7) Susan Lee
  • 8) Sally Tan
  • 9) Stella Sheng

Dumpling Festival Celebrations 2016

Hi fellow SHC members

I’m having a Karaoke event on stage.  Yes, you will get a chance to sing on stage!  No prior registrations, hassle free.  Just bring along your KCD and go up stage and sing.

Yes, and there will be an audience.  This is an EC event, organised by Pasir Ris East CC, and open to members of the public.  Tickets are priced at $5 each.  For a princely sum of $5, you will get buffet food served as hi-tea, 2 pcs of dumplings, take part in chinese tea appreciation, take part in a game with prizes to be won, a dumpling competition, sing on stage, dance, drama and a lucky draw too.

Date : 19th June 2016 (Sunday)

Time : 2:00pm till 5:00pm

Venue : Pasir Ris East CC, Multi-purpose Hall.  Pasir Ris Avenue 1 (pls google for directions there)

Pls let me know if you’re coming.  I need to reserve a ticket for you.  Let me know too, if you’re singing.


Lydia Chin

Latest news: Sporeans do not need visa to enter Myanmar

Singaporeans now do not need visa to enter Myanmar. I am very happy with this news; so convenient to me now.

I am now planning to go to Yangon in July. with the new govt, open door policies and fast developments going on, this is a good time to see Yangon.

if you like to visit Yangon on a free & easy trip, you can join me. fly Sin/Ygn/Sin, stay in one of the 3 stars China town hotels, try Myanmese food and see Yangon before it becomes another modern Asean city.

Find your own room-mates, book your own flights, book your own hotels. we will meet one another there. No visa required.

Our PM Lee is in Yangon tomorrow.

let’s me know if you are interested to meet in Yangon.

Terence Seah

let’s celebrate Hari Raya Puasa this July

This year, Hari Raya Puasa is on Wed 6 July 2016. It is a public holiday, and is celebrated at the end of the Ramadan month of fasting. It is also known as the festival of Eid or as Hari Raya Aidilfitri. Hari Raya means the ‘grand day of rejoicing’ and, in Singapore, it is a big Muslim festival that recognises the demonstration of self-restraint during Ramadan, and symbolises purification and renewal. It is a time of forgiveness and children often visit their parents. From the 20th day of Ramadan, oil lamps are lit in homes until the end of the festival. For Hari Raya Puasa, people decorate their homes and put on new clothes. The men wear Baju Melayu (a loose shirt with trousers) with kain samping (a short sarong), while the Baju Kurung is often worn by women. Early in the day on Hari Raya Puasa, Muslims go to the mosques for prayers. During the afternoon, families and close friends gather together for a thanksgiving feast where forgiveness and blessing is sought from one another. Duit raya, green envelopes containing gifts of money, are often given to children and the elderly then everyone enjoys the food specialties such as beef rendang, satay, ketupat and lontong followed by cookies, cakes, biscuits, sweets and pineapple tarts. The customary greeting is ‘Selamat Hari Raya’, and celebrations of Hari Raya Puasa extends for three days, up to a month.

We have not had a Hari Raya Puasa celebration and gathering before, and I am thinking this year, we shall hold one event during the month of July.
Let’s open to members for ideas.  We shall firm our ideas by 30 Jun 2016.
Terence Seah

The Straits Times Newspaper

Do you think the Straits Times (ST) newspaper is worth $1.10  and  $1.20 for Saturday’s copy?

For me, I find the quality of ST as a respected newspaper for current affairs local and global has declined drastically. Nowadays, I find very few newsworthy reports and articles to read. Domestic news is important but there is not enough of it. Instead there are pages and pages of sports news.  

The ST pads up the daily newspaper  by having sections  and supplements like property, motoring, recruit , scholarships …etc  catering to sectors of society but we seniors must also pay for them.

Last Wednesday (May 25) there was a supplement entitled “The doctor is in”. I read the articles on the various afflictions and their cure including beauty treatment before realizing the write-ups were supporting the advertisements of products and services appearing on the same pages. I felt cheated by ST.

If not for the obituary pages, I would have given up buying the ST last year.


Read the write ups with a big pinch of salt!

Ticket applications for National Day Parade 2016

Dear Member,

Just in case you are not aware, Singaporeans and Permanent Residents can start applying for tickets to this year’s National Day Parade and its two previews via this link:


This year’s festivities will mark the celebration’s return to National Stadium after 10 years. Previously, it was held at Marina Bay’s floating platform and at the Padang after the former National Stadium was slated for demolition.

The parade this year promises highlights such as the use of unmanned technologies, aerial displays involving props and performers, and indoor fireworks.

Previews will be held on July 23 and 30, while the official parade will be on Aug 9, Singapore’s national day.

Hurry!  Application ends this Sunday – 22 May 2016.


MIke Tay


Monthly kopi chat on 17 June 2016

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Hi friends

Time again to arrange the next monthly kopi chat.  Details are as follows:

Date:                              Friday, 17 June 2016

Time:                             2.15pm – 4.15 pm

Venue:                          Raffles City food court, Level 3

Nearest mrt:                  City Hall mrt station

Cuisine:                         A wide variety of food, drinks and dessert

Topics:                          Anything under the sun ~ except MLM, politics, sex and religion (shc taboos)

Come and enjoy an afternoon of chitchatting over a cuppa, fellowshipping and meeting old and new friends.



Gabriella Chua

Those coming (Please register here or apps me):

  1. Gabriella Chua
  2. Daniel Chan
  3. Friend ~ MH
  4. Jimmy Longpoetih
  5. David Low
  6. Friend ~ FL
  7. Loong Say Meng
  8. Lily Boon
  9. Susan Chong
  10. Lim Tiang Soon
  11. Dave Chong
  12. Fida
  13. John Chua SC
  14. Richard Kwok
  15. Kenneth  Tan
  16. Joan Ang
  17. Magdalene Phey
  18. Mega
  19. Angeline Ong
  20. Lily Boon’s friend
  21. Friend ~ RY

dec kopi thanks  A BIG thank you to all those who attended the coffee meet today.  Your support is greatly appreciated.  We had a good fun chat, laughter therapy and good fellowship. I’m sure everyone enjoyed the afternoon.

Stay healthy and happy till we meet again next month 🙂

Let’s bring the Baycity Rollers to SHC

The Bay City Rollers are a Scottish pop band whose popularity was highest in the mid 1970s. They were worldwide teen idols.

In 1973, “Saturday Night” was produced for the band. By early 1975, The Baycity Rollers saw a successful UK tour, which prompted newspaper headlines about the rise “Rollermania”.  Bay City Roller fans had a distinctive style of dress,comprising calf-length tartan trousers and tartan scarves. In 1976, the group released “I Only Want to Be with You” which I am sure many Silverhairs have heard and danced to.

Where were you then?  In school, just finishing your National Service, dating your first love or feeling sweet 16.  Let’s bring back memories of the mid 70s.  English songs, pop music, London, Edinburgh, top UK charts, SATURDAY night and I only wanna be with you.

Yes, we should have a band and teeny idol singers to match.  And an English setting at the British Club to bring back the atmosphere.  And, our guests will be anybody and everybody over 45.

This is still a dream.  And if you share in the same dream, please share your thoughts.


Terence Seah

“Pay-hikes by Bus on 25th – 30th June 2016” Vs Hitch Hiking 48 Years Ago

I was then 15 years old. After my L.C.E. ( Lower Certificate of Education) Exam, while hanging around my school tuck-shop, talking to some trainee teachers, an idea of Hitch Hiking was introduced. A group of us were caught interested and we seek helps to organize . The teachers Training Centre was 150 meters from our school. It took us 1 solid week to gather contacts with Trainee Teachers ( from different parts of Malaya).
My dad/uncles were supportive and provided crucial meeting points whereby we can get free transportation back home. My dad operated a factory in Johor Bahru and distributed goods along the west coast up to North Malaya. Any one of us felt tired and like to return home can approach distribution warehouse in Muar, Malacca, Seremban, K.L, Ipoh, Butterworth/Penang for free transportation by Goods Lorries. These centers also provided temp Jobs for 1.80/2.00 ringgits with free meals/accommodation- sleeping on foldable canvas beds or empty goods racks.
I am now itch to organize “ A Pay-hike by bus on 25th – 30th June 2016. Please read the following brief and decide whether you are game to participate.

1. Group in 8 or 12 ( Ideal for Round-table Meals and Taxis )
2. You travel very light – Bring only 1 or 2 underwear/Inner wears with a foldable shopping bag, rain-cloth in haversack.
3. We shall meet at Kranji MRT between 8.00-8.30 am on 25th June, where we shall board 170 bus to Larkin Bus Terminal in JB. Familiar yourselves around this terminal and have breakfast here. We shall take a Direct Bus to Malacca Bus Terminal.
4. Stay in Malacca for 1 or 2 nights to replenish your clothing needs. Explore Malacca as much as we can .Will provide tourist must visit sites.
5. 28th June we take a direct coach to K.L/Genting.
We park ourselves here for 2 nights. We can shuttle ourselves to KL for shopping/makans.
6. We will take a direct Coach to Singapore on 30th. Coach normally leave at 12.00 noon or 2.00 pm. You can also fly back at 20.00 hr from KLIA 2 .
Estimate budgetary Coast:
1. Transportation S$ 100-120
2. Hotel Malacca S$ 30-45 per night/pax Hotel Genting – Maxium S$ 100 per night/pax; Resort Hotel S$ 50-60 per night/pax; First World Std Room S$ 25 per night/pax
3. Meals will be at cost
You can What’s App me on 90891348 OR email: ang_tonio@yahoo.com.sg. If you need further information

any one keen to join me to bentong pahang

hohhohoohoho hahahahaha ,

i am planning of going up 2 bentong  next middle of d june ,

as durains season will just kick off on it top peak ya..actual date i am a okay for d majority

to choose from any five buddies to respond ,secure it place ya .beside d durains farm ,bentong is oso famous on it ginger ya…hahahahahaha , we may plan as we go along on it stay ya… please take note ,this is a EC event ya…hohohohohoho hahahahaha

cheers brother Sam Huat


SilverHairsClub gathering, Tues 14 Jun 2016

June2016 meeting

It’s been sometime since we have the monthly gathering.  We had Hans Cafe, but that place was gone long ago.

  • Date: Tues 14 Jun 2016 (confirmed)
  • Time: 1730 – 2030 hrs (confirmed)
  • Venue:  You make a suggestion on this forum; and we will choose from one of the recommendations. close to MRT.  Available F&B.  Can be a Food court, a huge KOK room, need not have tables, standing room is ok, a rooftop, a BBQ area.  Members’ call.
  • Confirmed venue:  http://www.tampines1.com.sg/stores/aone-claypot-house/
  • Closing date to recommend venue:  31 may 2016.

Keep in touch.

Terence Seah

~ Welcome Our New Members ~

IMG_20160505_224354We would like to welcome our new members who joined us recently……..

Ms Michelle Sim K L
Ms Kee Seow Leng
We look forward to your participations in this Forum and
events organised by our members.


lost pwMembers who have misplaced their password, kindly request for a temporary password via email to clubadmin@silverhairsclub.com. Remember to include Username and your registered email address wherever possible.

Yoon Chin


ST May 2, 2016 reports that our govt is going all out to help but workers have to step too

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All of us are in the seniors group.  Some of us need to work, while others can manage through.  I thought that some of the current schemes are interesting and I would like to hear if you have other views or options besides putting retirees through training programmes.

The brighter side reports solar power companies and IT giants may be able to offer up to 30,000 jobs by 2020.  And the Career support program for PMETs retrenched.

Personally, I do not support retrenchment insurance.  We hear of the need for companies to be more creative and be the disruptor In recent years, new business models have disrupted existing ones and improved the lives of consumers.

This Post is intended to hear your views and hopefully some of your ideas will be picked up by fellow readers.  As I said, some of us need to work, others don’t.

Please do not finger point any person or political party or Govt body.  Stick strictly to ideas and suggestions.

Terence Seah


Retiree Club (East)

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Calling all retirees in the East

I have formed a retiree club in the Kembangan area wherein active retirees can:

  • gather for coffee chats in the nearby coffee shops/joints in the east
  • makan in the hawker centres/markets in Bedok, Paya Lebar and Tampines in the east
  • morning walks at 5.30 am or late evening walks at 6.30 pm when it’s not too hot
  • introduction to ukulele fun
  • yak yak on anything (ranging from current affairs, in-laws, grown-up kids to anything under the sun)
  • help and seeking advice from one another
  • cycling in the parks (I need a trike or tandem rider though)
  • ….. and so on…. the list is by no means exhaustive

The 24-hour sarabat stall at Jalan Lapang (Kembangan) may be a good venue to be considered.  It’s just a stone’s throw from the Kembangan mrt station.  Those staying in this area may be familiar with this eating place.  It’s rustic, nostalgic and gives the ambience of Singapore in the early 60s or a typical Malaysian sarabat stall of today.

These are only ideas on the drawing board and can be finetuned as we gather momentum.  A chatline has been set up for those who have indicated interest so as  to keep everyone in the loop on activities or good sharings.  As we’re retirees, we’ll keep to thrifty thrills/fun…. no lavish spending.

So far, some 20 of my friends (mostly shc) have already indicated their interest in joining this retiree club as and when they’re free.  It’s good to form friendships now before it’s too late.  One’s spouse may not be with you forever and depression may set in (if you’re too close or dependent on your beloved) and especially when you’re already facing the empty nest syndrome.  We must rely on ourselves for our own well-being and happiness.  There’s a saying:

“No one is born happy but every one is born with the Ability to create HAPPINESS”.

Just leave a message here or apps me (if you have my hp number) if you are interested in joining the Retiree Club (East). A very important requirement is no quarrelling, hitting below the belt  or gossips on my chatline (taboos for the retiree club).   We want everyone to be happy and get along well.  Any recalcitrant member will be deleted from my chatline   🙂

Thank you.

Warmest regards,


Those Interested:

  1. 23 members in my Retiree Club  (East)
  2. Just leave your name on this forum page or apps me …. tks

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This is Sompho from Thailand

May I say hi from Thailand?

this is the first time I leave the massage in this board and for sure this is not the last time.

Some of you may know me when we travelled together in Thailand. We went together to many places like Chiangmai, Pai, full moon party, Laos and so on. Last trip happened last October at Khao yai natiol park, the world heritage.

Now I already passed the training course for tour guide. So, more fun is coming.

I’m thinking about Ayudhya historical park trip. Just one hour from Bangkok, you will see the glory of the former capital of Thailand.

The high light of Ayudhya is not only an ancient city. It was found in 1350 and had been the capital of Thailnd ofor 417 years until the second dowf fall in 1767. It was announced to be a world heritage in 1991.

I will come back with more information later on.




Date: Saturday 7 May 2016

Meeting Place: Bishan MRT Exit A, wait nearby Pastamania

Time: meet by 4.30pm sharp

Duration:  about 1½ hours

ECs for this walk :  Veronica Wong and Mary Tan

Take a walk down memory lane!  The route a straight leisurely walk is easy and basically on level ground.   For some stretches, due to construction works, we go on the pavement for just a bit.    It takes you through mature residential estates in Bishan and Potong Pasir meaning “cut sand” in Malay.     Spend some time admiring the scenery and the bridges.   At mid walk, we give time to enjoy obstacles to revive younger days memories and expend your energy.  Also an opportunity for walkists for socializing .  Continue to catch up on your “chit chat” at dinner.   Many choices for dinner at Potong Pasir.

Bring water, cap, umbrella and wear comfortable walking shoes.

Our Walk Team ECs:  Christina CL Chan, Charles Wee, Veronica Wong, Mary Tan, Serene Low, Alice Seah and Azhari Cuttilan.

Come and join us!    Do register here

  1. Gabriella Chua
  2. Margaret Soo
  3. Monica Tan
  4. Janis
  5. Janis’ friend
  6. Tony Ang
  7. Alice Seah
  8. Bernie Chung
  9. Henry See
  10. Irene Poh
  11. Maureen Lee

Mahjong anyone?

Hi all,
Mahjong helps to exercise the mind, like Sudoku, Scrabble, Chess etc.
I am not a good or regular mahjong player.
My aim is to have a non gambling game, that is, chips will be used. The idea is to learn to build on the doubles, not just to game small. To exercise the mind and also to socialise.
I would like to start with a small group of 4.
You may be a beginner, a regular or someone who has not played the game before.
I have a mahjong set and table at my place, which is in Pasir Ris.
I’m willing to teach the game if you are a beginner.
If there are people who wish to add some excitement to the game and not use chips only, I’m not averse to it but I play very small.
Do let me know your preference and I can have a separate group for that.
Just email me at meiliix@gmail.com .

Healthy at 90!

Queen E2 is 90 and a picture of good health! She joins the rank of the greatly blessed.


Old age –

Visons of tottering, of illness, pain

And a wheelchair near by.

But the blessed nonagenarians

Debilitating diseases and second childhood

Are spared and active remain


A special tea set for the Queen on her 90th birthday ( President’s gift)

Long live the Queen!

(How beautiful she looked as a young queen in 1953)





Smartphone Photography –

Dear fellow members

I got an accomplished photographer and friend keen on conducting smartphone photography workshop to interested parties. Handphone photography is becoming very popular and you’d be surprise at the possibilities and capabilities with simple handphone photography.

Will be grateful if fellow members can share their views or inputs, even suggest course content and suitable pricing, including overseas hp photography course in Bangkok? – he has contacts in Bangkok and is keen on running a course there.

Thanks and looking forward to hearing from you!

Just helping another photographer friend gather some insights

Jenny Lim

Coffee Chat on Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Maykopi1  maykopi2  maykopi3My dear coffee kakis

Our next coffee meet will be held on 4th May. Details are as follows:

Date:                     Wed, 4th May 2016

Time:                     2.15 pm – 4.15 pm

Venue:                   Raffles City Food Court, 3rd Level (Long table near the window)

Cuisines:               All types of food,  beverages and desserts

Topics:                  Anything under the sun except politics, religion, sex, MLM (shc taboos)

Come and join in an afternoon of makan, coffee drinking, fun and laughter.  Maybe, I can throw in a uke sing-along for two songs only (as we do not want to be too boisterous since it’s a public area).  The coffee chat provides good fellowship and camaraderie among active aging pals 🙂 .. Keeping dementia and depression at bay.    Do not stay at home alone (empty nest syndrome) ~ come and spend an afternoon here.

Hope to see as many of you as possible.


Gabriella Chua


Those coming:

  1. Gabriella Chua
  2. Friend (MH)
  3. Loong SM
  4. Friend (FL)
  5. Jimmy Longpoetih
  6. David Low
  7. Dave Chong
  8. Fida
  9. Lily Boon (will attend if free)
  10. John Chua SC
  11. Joan Ang
  12. Mary Chan
  13. Tony Ang
  14. Charles Wee
  15. Kent Chan
  16. Richard Tan TT
  17. Lim Yoon Chin
  18. Ronald Lee

A gentle reminder that the Kopi chat on 4.5.16 is on … See you all at Raffles City foodcourt at 2.15 pm

dec kopi thanks  Thanks to all who turned up today.  We had a great time. There are also plus points in having a smaller group.  We could mingle and communicate better.  Looking forward to meeting up in June 2016.    Cheers 🙂