A day in Batam, followed by a dinner & dance, and returning the next day, Jun 2018

SilverHairsClub is planning to have a day trip to Batam, followed by an event D&D at a Batam venue, and returning to Singapore the next day.

The event is likely to be on a Sat/Sun, in June 2018. A few members are assisting with the thinking and planning process. If you like to join the committee, plse whatsapp me +65 9489 4360.

We will leave Sat morning from Harbourfront. Have lunch somewhere, enjoy Batam and returning to the overnight venue. Our D&D starts at 6pm, knocking off to bed late into the night, have our breakfast at the hotel, before catching our ferry back to Singapore.

Options are open for now. We can opt for an organised tour which include the hotel stay or our own free and easy.

If you have a firmed suggestion, do let me know. Preference given to suggestions if you have taken the tour and stayed in the hotel. We shall close suggestions on 9 May 2018. Event will be held in June, and confirmed once we have decided options available. Let’s have a non-tradition idea.

Have fun.

Terence Seah

Online Register for New Members

Silverhairsclub’s system has installed a feature for easier, friendlier and faster online membership registration with effect from today.

Individual can now first register online their interest to join SilverhairsClub.

Yeeeaah ! Here we go:-

Step 1.

Click “Register” located at the Dashboard legend on this webpage. Instructions are available to guide. The system will generate an acknowledgement and deliver by email.

Step 2.
Goto to “Membership” page on this website, and email the list of Required Members Information to admin@silverhairsclub.com within 7 days from date of online registration.

The club sends acceptance of membership by email.

 

Do take note all correspondence with SilverHairsClub is by email only. Kindly make sure the email address is 100% correct when registering.

 

SilverHairsClub welcomes new members. There is no membership fees. All programs/events are organised by our very own members. Members can join our robust evenful FB group.

If somehow, you missed reading more about SilverHairsClub, do goto FAQ page on this website to know more about SilverHairsClub.

 

Reset Password – Announcement

 

     Dear members,

The Club likes to introduce the new upgraded and simplified passwords reset process.

With immediate effect

Members can now reset passwords on this webpage themselves. 

Goto “Password” page for full details.

Do have your UserID or email address ready.

Existing members who still cannot remember the all threes, password, UserID and email address. Kindly revert to the old method. Send your request to clubadmin@silverhairsclub.com

The club treasures your membership, we will still issue you a password as long as you are registered with SilverHairsClub.

                                                                                           Thank you …..

What’s life like in Australia for Singaporean retirees?

Perth is 5 flying hours from Singapore. Time wise, we are in the same time zone, +8 hrs GMT. And One SGD is about one AUD.

Scoot, SIA, Jetstar and Quantas fly regularly to Perth. Perth city is small in size, compared to Singapore.

Like most tourists, Singaporeans can get a 1 year tourist visa, multiple entry and 3-mths at one stay. I hear that we can even get a 3 or 6 year extended visa. Got to check.

Many Singaporeans settle down in Perth, not necessary in the city but in many suburbs south of Perth. Connected by fast timely trains and highways, one gets to travel into the city within 30 mins. Unlikely muti storey shopping centres, Aussie malls are generally ground or low level. Due to space availability, car parks are huge, and very often, one gets to park for free. How much do we have to pay for a car? SGD 4000 for a 2nd hand car or SGD 99,000 for a new car.

How are living prices in Perth? What’s it like to live in a house? Or should one settle for an apartment instead, just like many of us are used to? How much does it cost to buy a house or an apartment? SGD 450K or SGD 1.5 m for a 1,500 sq m space.

Food. How is eating out, or cooked in? What are prices like? Is it easy to get Asian food? What about service charges? How much does pork or chicken cost? What about vegetables, milk, fish, apples and mangoes? Will I feel at home? Afterall, we have live in Singapore for more than 50 years, with Cold Storage, NTU Fairprice, Seng Siong and our local grocery shop.

Friends. Easy to find friends and make friends? Where are they? One can tell how many Singaporeans live in Perth by chatting with the passengers on Scoot or Singapore airlines. We can also tell when there is a Singapore National Day gathering.

Health and Medical. As a citizen or PR, how are medical facilities and health costs? Oops, we are retiring tourist. How long does one have to wait to see a doctor? What is it like to see a doctor, a dentist or a pharmacist? Where are the hospitals? Private and Govt.

Seasons. How are the summers and the winters? How extreme can the weather get? Can we as retirees take the weather? Oh, my bones ache and my joints may go stiff. Or is it always hot, steamy and rainy? Does it snow?

Life must be more interesting. What about entertainment? What time do shops open and close? Do shops open on Sat and Sun? Heard that fishing, crabbing and picking abalones are fun activities. Are there bars, dancing places and restaurants that close at midnight? Or do they close at 6pm only? Anyway to get a massage for SGD 30 per hour? Cinemas, karaoke rooms and bowling alleys, are they easily available? What about open markets and Sunday Fleamarts? Hmm, got Korean or Taiwanese movies, or Singapore Ch 5, 8 or CNA, or not?

Space and fresh air. Australia is big. Australia is not Perth. There is Sydney, Melbourne, Tasmania, Adelaide, and many more cities. What’s there to do? Farm stays, passion fruit picking, grapes and vineyards, kangaroos, whales, dolphins and sharks. Can we truly see a million stars at night or is there haze at times? Can we engaged in sports?

Many Singaporean retirees travel to Perth each year. This include a number of SilverHairsClub members who live in Perth. What is it like to live in Perth? Or in any other city. Share your thoughts and comments.

Or from your mobile, whatsapp and join the group.

 

Terence Seah

Monthly walk: WPL Ramble

Date: Saturday, 14th April 2018

Start Time: 4.30pm SHARP

Duration of walk: approx 2.5 to 3hrs max

Meeting Place: Blk 7 Empress Road Market/Hawker Centre, off Farrer Road
(not Farrer Park).

Get to Meeting Place:
1) Nearest MRT-CircleLine CC20 Farrer Road MRT, Exit B, walk “against
traffic flow” along Farrer Rd to Blk 7, approx 6/7mins walk
OR
2) by Bus – available along both sides of Farrer Road: 48, 93, 153, 165, 174,
186, 855 and 961.

EC: ChristinA Chan.

The water PipeLine Rambles are a series of 4 treks introduced in 2008.
WPLR 2 and WPLR 3 are my favorite treks.
1st WPLR 2 was on 2nd August 2008 & then on 09March 2013, 5 years ago.

IF you have not been on this WPLR, you will not wanna miss it!
IF you have done this before, I reckon you are not able to recall and will
not want to miss it either!

This interesting trek with lush greenery all the way is not “our norm walk in the park”.
The terrain is undulating, as we trek up & down slopes, the route is mostly off the
beaten track.

The trail is exploratory and you can add some excitement if you so wish,
** get onto & walk on a large pipe OR
** slide down another OR
** test of strength…. challenge your Hand Power, heave oneself up a 4-feet
wall (if the wall is still there).

Let me assure you that the challenges are not as daunting as it seems ….

The walk shall end likely somewhere at Sixth Avenue where a variety of cuisine awaits!

Covered walking shoes that would not skid is highly recommended, but not new shoes as some parts might be sloshy.

IF you do not wish your legs to itch, come in long pants, longer socks & insects repellent; walk light with only the necessities.

Our Walk Team ECs: Charles Wee, Veronica Wong, Mary Tan, Azhari Cuttilan, Linda Chua and I, ChristinA Chan,,,,, signing off!

Do bear with me should we wander off course as I have no time to recce the entire trail,
COME! LET’S RAMBLE TOGETHER!           😀

1. ChristinA
2. Stella Sheng
3. Steven Chan
4. Andrew Koh
5. Yoon Chin
6. Jenny Lim
7. Doris Tan &
8. Graham Smith
9. Ronald Lam
10. Christina Pan
11. Janis Han
12. Phyllis Tan
13. Lillian Teo
14. Arthur &
15. Peggy Yap
16. Lydia Soh
17.
18.
19.
20.

 

 

 

A day in 3 Shopping mall , makan & massage in JB


HOHOHOHO hahahahha ,Hi members

i am planning a day outing in JB .Have replace my MPV to 7 passengers seat.

date of EC event is on 12 april 2018 . ( thusrsday )

time 0830hrs . meet at karnjil MRT Station control room .

we will use d public bas either SBS 170 or d yellow bas causeway cw 1 which ever come first ! once we all cross over JB , i will pick my car about 15 minutes walk , while u all hang around city square shopping mall crowded with sporean !! hahahaha

Cost RM 500 for more than 12 hours  driving around in JB . IT FIXED per car regardless of 1  or 7 passengers. we will whack d latest shopping mall in tampoi & if majority love bak kut teh , will eat llor !! much better than in  town & much cheaper too !! best is they sell fresh  steam fish , not many outlet have it !!

BY 1700hrs ,if again majority like 2 experince BBQ coconut we will hit . it will be 40 minutes drive if not then we whack d orang asli seafood center not in kg jawa whch have 3 seasfood resturant swarmed by many sporean & tour bas . worst is not cheap compare to experince  in perling ya !! also to those who love to buy ubat medicine in pharmacy , much cheaper compare to city ya .

we can have massage for those who love it  ! hair , manqiue or whatever during d day time !! watch out for d next trip in Desaru ya ! have fire crackers ,if anyone is game for it FREE YA,,,

cheers & be good ya !!

Bro Sam What APP ME @ +600170666056 OR DROP A LINE in here ya !!

hahahahahaha  a india trained & qualified laughter yoga teacher !

SHC WhatsApp discussion on “How to fund our retirement?


From feedback over the last 12 years in SHC, I would summarised that more than 99% of retirees finally prefer to settle down in Singapore, instead of going to Malaysia, Thailand, China or Indonesia. For many Singapore is home; Family is here, it is a safe country, and we have excellent medical facilities. Going overseas is more a holiday. And we communicate in English and Chinese.

However, there is a 1% that would still consider living overseas, for various reasons.

We started the topic of short term retirement, and I realise that many felt it is not as low cost as some of us would have thought. So, come the next question. If I plan to spend SGD XXX per mth, where do I get the money from? how do I fund my overseas stay.

Yes, for the 1%, you are welcome to join the SHC WhatsApp discussion on “How to fund our retirement overseas?

Simply, WhatsApp to +65 9489 4360 and msg “How to find our retirement?”. Closing date 15 Apr 2018.

We shall start on 17 Apr 2018.

Strict rules apply. no URL, no video. only screen shots allowed. This is discussion and text communication. And no personal attacks on anyone.

Plse register interest.

Terence Seah

SHC discussion on CPF life MediXXXX and health insurance, Sat 28 Apr 2018


The SHC WhatsApp group on CPF Life, MediXXC and health insurance has 49 participants. The top topics are CPF payouts, MediXXX and Health insurance. Other topics are CPF Life payouts, retirement acct and related retirement costs.

As these are important topics for many of us, and I would like to organise a live session for us to share information, ask Questions and hear what other members have to say about these topics.

Plse note this is a member sharing activity.  You are advised to contact CPF directly for the information you require.

The WhatsApp discussion is excellent, as it has allowed members to share with one and all. This will continue and you are invited to join. We shall taken in new participants until closing date 15 Apr 2018.

The live discussion will be 3 hrs. One hour for speakers, one hour for Q&A and one hour for group discussions.

The date and time is now fixed as follows:

  1. Date: Sat 28 Apr 2018.
  2. Time: 2.30 – 5.30pm
  3. Venue: 78 Shenton Way, Spore 079120.  Behind M Hotel.  Nearest MRT Tanjung Pagar.  31st floor.  Use of place, complementary from member Raymond Wong.
  4. A security pass will be required to enter the building.
  5. A projector is provided for speakers and USB presentation
  6. No food is provided. Only drinks.
  7. Cost: SGD 4.50. Payment to POSB Savings  542-10756-1, Treasurer Christina Chan.

Speakers:

  1. If you would like to speak on a topic, you have 15 mins. Please contact Terence Seah with topic briefs at WhatsApp +65 94894360.

Participants:

  1. For those unable to attend this session, feel free to continue to join the Whatsapp discussion which is ongoing.

This event is strictly for SHC members. Closing date for registration: 17 Apr 2018.

Terence Seah

Attending:

  1.  Raymond Wong
  2. James CL Tan
  3.  Terence Seah
  4.  Caroline Gee (pd)
  5.  Dolly Lim (pd)
  6.  Ronald Lam
  7.  Doreen Ong
  8.  Gingko
  9.  Lydia Chin
  10.  Steven Chan (pd)
  11. Stella Sheng (pd)
  12. Susan CH Tan
  13. Marge Tian

SHC April Monthly gathering

Hi everybody,

We are at the thinking and planning stage for our April monthly gathering.  Some ideas include holding the event at West Singapore or North Singapore.  We could hold it on a weekday in the evening, to cater to working members.  This may mean the CBD.  We could add a talk or topic.  We may even be able to hold the event in your office or factory.

But, important is to find a suitable location, near a MRT station. It is always good to have flexible F&B, rather than a fixed menu.  We should keep costs low.

Most members can respond their participation, if we give 10 days notice.  Lets keep our options open.  I look forward to hear your ideas and suggestions.  Closing date for feedback: 1 Apr 2018.

Terence Seah

Monthly Cycling : 24 Mar 2018.

Hi cyclists

Our March cycling event.

Date : 24 Mar 2018
Time : 1700-2100 hrs

Beginners to meet at 1600hrs

Mrt Stn : Stadium
Meet at: Singapore Sports museum, circle line exit A.

Cycling routes – To Gardens by The Bay.

Regards.

Joining:
1. Doug
2. Andrew
3. Aaron How
4. Irene Poh
5. Dolly
6. Caroline
7. Marg
8. Fredalim
9. Lydia Chin
10. Allan Wee

Maybe
1. Joyce

Kovan Social Dance Night

This is an EC event…………

Date : 7 April 2018
Time : 5:30pm – 10:00pm
(Line dance from. 5:30 – 6:30pm)
Venue : Paya Lebar Kovan CC
Blk 207 Hougang St 21
Singapore 530207
Ticket : $5 ( incl a drink & snack)

Please register here. Want to dance, just come!

Let’s reminisce the good old days!

See you there !
Neely, Renly, Suzly

We have just launched meetup.com/SilverHairsClub-Singapore/

SilverHairsClub.com (Singapore)

Singapore, SG
32 SilverHairs

SilverHairsClub is a social club for Singaporeans and PRs, over 45 years of age. Our objective is to provide a platform for SilverHairs to meet new and more friends.Our club …

Check out this Meetup Group →

SHC is taking one more step to expand its membership.  Through Meetup, we are looking at new members, as young as 45.  Membership is free; and the same club rules apply.  All applicants for SHC membership will go through our normal procedures.

Currently, we have Andrew Koh leading and managing the SHC facebook channel.  Before the end of 2018, I shall be looking out for one or two members to head the SHC meetup channel meetup.com/SilverHairsClub-Singapore/.

For your initial announcement.

Terence Seah

SHC Mar 2018 monthly gathering at Jayleen Hotel, Sat 17 Mar 2018

  1. I am sure most of you have enjoyed the Lunar New Year festivities, the food, the drinks, the time with family and friends and the sights and sound. Let’s welcome the year.

This month’s monthly gathering has now been confirmed as follows:

  • Venue: Jayleen Hotel, 42 Carpenter Street, Nearest MRT Station: Raffles or Clarke Quay.
  • Date/time: Sat 17 Mar 2018, from 1400 hrs – 1800 hrs.
  • Mini buffet and free flow of tea/coffee.
  • Price: $15 per SHC member.  Deadline: 14 Mar 2018.
  • Price Non-member: $20 per pax.  As this is an EO event, strictly for SHC members only)
  • Price: After deadline: $25 per pax.

Payment to POSB Savings  542-10756-1, Treasurer Christina Chan.

Once payment made, please indicate date of transfer, the amount and the transaction reference in this forum for tracking purpose.

Please register your coming.  and do bring along your name tag.

Terence Seah

Registration list:

  1. Terence Seah (EO)
  2. SS James (pd)
  3. Seng Kim (pd)
  4. Peri (pd)
  5. Ann (pd)
  6. Susan (pd)
  7. Stella Sheng (pd)
  8. Steven Chan (pd)
  9. Maria Tan (pd)
  10. MM Chen (pd)
  11. AS Ee (pd)
  12. MS Wong (pd)
  13. Linda Chan (pd)
  14. Wu SC (pd)
  15. Bessie Lam (pd)
  16. Dolly Lim (pd)
  17. GingkoT (pd)
  18. Michelle Sim (pd)
  19. Lydia Poh (pd)
  20. Melody Kim Tan (pd)
  21. Andrew Koh (pd)
  22. Charles Wee (pd)
  23. Mega (pd)
  24. Richard Yee (pd)
  25. Jenny Ho (pd)
  26. Christine Teo (pd)
  27. Ronald Lam (pd)
  28. Daisy Wee (pd)
  29. Yatsing (pd)
  30. Sue Chan (pd)
  31. Catherine Yeo (pd)
  32. Wong Hong Jeng (pd)
  33. Lydia Chin (pd)
  34. Peng Peng (pd)
  35. Anna Lee (pd) &
  36. Henry Ong (pd)
  37. Rene Tay (pd)
  38. Lina Tan (pd)
  39. Mr &  Mrs KS Loh (pd)
  40. Mr & Mrs KS Loh (pd)
  41. Peter Loo (pd)
  42. Jennifer Lim (pd)
  43. Loh Yew Kwong (pd)

We shall close at 40 pax. Early bird Deadline:  14 Mar 2018.

 

Monthly walk: continue where we stopped 1 year ago….

This is an EC activity; feel free to bring your adult friends who are over 45!

Date: Saturday, 10 March 2018

Time: 4.30 pm SHARP!

Meeting Point: Stadium MRT (CC6), Exit A.

ECs : Azhari Cuttilan

Terrain: Easy

A wonderful time of feasting with families and friends has ended and left us with
extra kilos to shed off!     😀   😀

This walk is the 2nd leg, exactly after 1 year ago    😀
should now have more energy to continue where majority stopped… at the Stadium

It is also time to let our minds and eyes relax amongst lush greenery, let the breeze lift your spirits along the way.

The walk will end at Satay By the Bay to re-charge!

Bring water bottles, caps, umbrellas and cameras. Do wear comfortable walking shoes.

Look forward to your early registration!          😀         😀

from the Walk Team: Charles Wee, Veronica Wong, Mary Tan, Azhari Cuttilan,
Linda Chua and I, ChristinA Chan.

Let’s walk….

1. Azhari
2. VeronicaW
3. LindaC
4. Lydia Poh + 2 friends
7. Michelle Sim
8. Jenny Lim
9. Janis
10. Monica Tan
11. Margaret Soo
12 . Phyllis Tan + 1 friend
14. Angie Ng
15. SusanCHT
16. Tony Ang
17. RonaldLam
18. RonaldLee
19. JudyL
20. Ann Lim
21.
22.
23.

 

 

NOW FOR THE MEMORIES………………

SHC LOHEI AT ALOHA LOYANG

On behalf of the STAMP team, thank you, Lohei participants for coming to support and joining us at the fun at Aloha Loyang just last Saturday. And it was a good opportunity for SHC members to meet there for a Reunion and to celebrate the festivity of Chinese New Year. Thanks also for your compliments and good feedback which you gave through our watsapp groupchat.

First of all, I must say how proud I am to have a wonderful cohesive STAMP team – Susan, Teresa, Ann, May and Peri. Yes, SHC got Talent and I want to highlight the talent from each of my team members that left everybody with a nice surprise:

Peri – for her special preparation of the Lohei dish and for sponsoring the generous add-ons of abalone and pacific clam. What a surprise she gave everybody with this delicious dish, topped with pomelo and jelly fish, which was happily tucked in after the mega toss that left little room in the stomach for dinner!

Teresa – for her signature muah chee, the highlight of the Tea spread. And if you take a look at the photos of her artistic creation of the dog, this is as good as the dog design done professionally by caterers in the preparation of the yusheng tray crafted from the julienned vegetables.

Ann – for ordering the caishenye outfit – what’s a lohei party without the Caishenye to make it complete? Ann is the one who took care of the “traditions” in line with the CNY theme – angbaos, the gold coins and what great lengths she did with some members in the team to do a lot of legwork to source for all the things.  Let’s hope somebody will win a Toto prize this coming Friday!

May Woo – besides helping with the securing of the Aloha Loyang bungalow she took sole charge of the order for the afternoon tea, coffee, drinks, cakes and all.

Together we have good teamwork and supported each other to complete each individual task. And hiccups will surely happen but it was quickly solved with quick thinking on our feet and that’s how we are always doing things cheerfully and supporting each other when challenges come in the way.

Special mention also to Sam for his great sport to don the caishenye outfit – Sam has always been a good sport to do anything good for everybody.

And now meet the offshoot born from our working group, BELLE – Bessie, Esther, Lillian, Lina and Evon, the support team working quietly behind the scenes. The party would not be able to take off so successfully without your help, thank you, BELLE.

Not to forget also to thank our generous sponsors for the prizes and tableful of door gifts:

Ronald, Thomas, Bessie and May

I hope that it was fun the way the door gifts were handed out.

To the line dance leaders, Yatsing and Lily, thank you for being part of the line dance group as seasoned line dancers. Hope that our line dancers have got their share of the fun in this segment of the programme, though it could not be finished due to lack of time.

And of course, to the photographers who sent the photos and videos, Richard Wong and the many others, thank you for sacrificing your time away from your enjoyment and food to take those nice photos and videos and sharing with us.

Last but not least, kindly excuse me if there is any inadvertent omission of names of people helping out at the event. It was very gratifying to see everyone approaching us to ask what can they do to start up the event as quickly as possible. This is very typical of the wonderful spirit of SHC members at events like this.

Now, let’s enjoy the photos of the whole event.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/8b5uo0koy1q2b9q/AABNRb_nl-EJw4vg2teBt556a?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/6djgdkjqjwr34h4/Best%20dressed%2001.mp4?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/yjc9tajxbyjwbh6/Line%20Dance%2001.mp4?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/7o0qggnwfbflppu/Best%20dressed%2002.mp4?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/dqtkgkw9zwd6937/Lohei%2001.mp4?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/jvaof3le4l0bzc8/Line%20Dance%2002.mp4?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/6jrwz0wg1bkrx78/Lohei%2002.mp4?dl=0

 

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/jvaof3le4l0bzc8/Line%20Dance%2002.mp4?dl=0

Countdown to our CNY Tea Dance on 24 February, 2.00pm to 6.00pm at Club 5, Park Royal on Kitchener Road

Dear All

Just a gentle reminder to
bring two oranges to “Bai Nian”;
come dressed in your Chinese New Year best (and your dancing shoes);
come and register by 2.15pm for the very important “Lou Hei” which starts at 2.30pm sharp ; and
most importantly, come with a healthy and happy spirit and mind and be ready to have loads of fun!

Club doors open at 1.45pm.

No fixed programme timing except for the “Lou Hei”. Its a free and easy afternoon!
Just eat any time you like, dance any time you like, have tea any time you like and play game when we like.
So looking forward to see you all soon!!!
Hugs to All!

Caroline & Dolly

SHC LOHEI COUNTDOWN – FINAL ANNOUNCEMENT

Date:   24 Feb 2018 (Saturday)

Time:  3.00 pm – 10.00 pm

Venue:  Aloha Loyang Seaview Bungalow No. 12 (please click the link for layout and shuttle bus service):

https://www.aloharesorts.com.sg/home/aloha-loyang/

How to get there:    SBS Bus service No: 354 (loop service) from Pasir Ris interchange

Dear Participants

HAPPY LUNAR NEW YEAR!

It’s countdown time to the big party!   First of all, I’d like to thank my wonderful STAMP sisters for working so hard putting the D-I-Y pieces together and seeing to the fruition of our plan for this coming Lohei on 24 Feb.   Having had 2 physical meetings and 2km long of watsapp discussions, we trust that everything will be smoothly executed.  Thanks especially to May Woo for making sure that we secure the spacious venue and therefore making the whole event possible.

We have a lot of interesting activities lined up for everyone to participate and enjoy.

– Be sure to bring along your oranges for the traditional CNY greeting when you meet Mr Caishenye at the door who will be laden with goodies in his basket to welcome you (no prizes for guessing who’s CSY – hohohohohahaaaa).

– A toto hongbao with 2 toto tickets for double-measure good luck and prosperity. Hopefully somebody will become a millionaire after this!

– Door gifts for early birds. Come early to choose your own gift while stocks last.

– Best dressed Lady and Guy Contest

– Guess-the-number-of-Oranges-in-the-basket-Contest and win a Prize

– Exciting games and prizes for winners

……….. and many more.

As our activities are packed back-to-back, do be punctual and be sure to be around for the specially prepared Lohei mega toss and dinner which will start at 5.30 pm SHARP.

Programme:

3.00 pm: Guests to arrive
Registration
Toto hongbao & door gifts
High Tea
Mini Line Dance jam

5.30 pm Lohei mega toss & Dinner

8.00 pm Games & Prizes.
Goodnight, hope you had a
good time!

Come dressed in your Sunday best and bring as many oranges as possible from home to add on to the basket for the Orange contest. Get ready to let our hair down and dance away, or have a delicious Tea spread over a hot drink and join in the CNY merry-making.

Finally, just a gentle advice that in the event that unpaid visitors are thinking of dropping by even for a while, please note that we have reached full capacity in the house and therefore they will not be admitted. Perhaps to avoid disappointment at the next event, kindly register early to secure a place. Hope you understand.

SO LET THE COUNT DOWN BEGIN – HUAT AHHHH!!

……Yours Truly and the STAMPers

Wishing every SHC member a healthy and happy Lunar New Year

Dear fellow members,

Soon, the Lunar New Year is here.  On behalf of the SilverHairsClub, I wish one and all members an enjoyable family reunion and a healthy happy year ahead.

For those who are going up to KL, here”s a video clip to cheer in the festive mood.

Do share with us what you will be doing over this season.  And take this opportunity to send our best wishes.

Terence Seah

SHC matchmakers

(This Post and idea were conceived and written on Nov 2010,  7 years ago.  I must admit we had limited but natural organic success,

SHCians who have been with the club for a number of years will know that we have always been on the lookout for matchmakers.  To avoid misunderstanding, the role was create with no intention to match-make boys with girls, or vice versa.

I had used this role name in the club to facilitiate the match making of members with similar interests.  For example, a new member has joined the club, and is interested to find other friends with interests in tree climbing.  Well, the match-maker will then look around his/her contacts in the club and introduce the like-minded members together.

The criteria to be a Match-mater are:

  1. Has been with SHC for at least a year.
  2. Is an active participant in this forum, and known to other members.

The tasks are:

  1. To take care of new members (20 new members), as assigned by the club.
  2. To assist the new members with finding their interest and participating in the activities.
  3. To constantly keep in touch with these new members.

So, if you are keen to take up this role, please raise your hand.  I will then be in touch with you; and you will be assigned new members.  Initially, I am looking for 5 match makers.

Terence Seah

SilverHairsClub goes on 2nd retirement evaluation trip to Chiangmai, Thu 03 May – 09 May 2018

The 1st retirement evaluation trip to Chiangmai 22 – 29 Mar 2018. We have closed participation for this 1st trip with about 20 pax.

The 2nd evaluation trip is Thur 3 May to 9 May 2018. Interested, you can join the 2nd evaluation trip. Strictly for SilverHairsClub members only.

From your mobile, you can WhatsApp SHC to register your interest in joining an evaluation trip to Chiangmai.

The trip aims to enable members to evaluate Chiangment as a retirement community and to assess other retirement locations, aged care venues, activities and facilities. This is not a sight seeing trip.

A few points:
1. Thai tourist visa, applied at Spore Thai embassy is 3 mths, free. You need to show return air tickets.

2. Scoot flies direct Sin/Chiangmai/Sin. Cost, less than SGD 300-350. So, you may want to book early.

3. Chiangmai will be used as the main venue and springboard to places in North Thailand.

4. Accommodation, we will be staying at a few identified places, within a 1 hr radius from Chiangmai city. We will stay at a Mae Rim resort.

5. Facilities planning will include local fresh markets, hospitals, pharmacies, Internet, parks, bus stations, lakes, night markets, local transportation.

6. For those with special interest eg cycling, walks, gardening, chickens, Thai cooking, herbs, fishing, do some research on the Internet. Let me know, and we try to accommodate.

So, please plan ahead. Do join the SHC Chiangmai retirement community, if you are interested. Register now for the 2nd retirement evaluation trip.

Terence Seah

Digital Photo Management

My monthly library talk in March will be on “Digital Photo Management”. If response is good, I do also organise a “Photo Walk”.

This year, I will also include how you can edit your photo (using free software) to make a Photo Haiku Poem.

Haiku poems are generally consist of three lines of words with 17 syllabuses to creatively express your love, thinking on nature, life and others.

Details of the talk are as follows:

Topic: Digital Photo Management
Date: 10th March 2018
Time: 3PM to 5PM
Venue: Bukit Merah Library (Nearest MRT, Tiong Bahru). Take bus numbers 5, 16 & 851 to Bukit Merah Bus Interchange and 5 mins walk to venue.
Course fee: No charge

Registration with NLB is required. You can register online if you have NLB Mobile App. Otherwise register in person in any library branch.

NB: I do also conduct online (with WhatsApp) tutorials (free of charge) on Scratch Coding (or programming) – for seniors only. For further clarification, my email is hewlee@gmail.com.

hewlee ho

Cycling – 3 Feb 2018

Hi all

Our first cycling event for 2018 is this Saturday, 3rd February.

To facilitate easy bicycle rentals, member must download the bicycle sharing apps, namely: “OFO” “mobike” and “Obike” from your mobile.
You should have a data plan to activate its usage.

Time : 5pm.
Meeting Point : Sports Hub. Circle line exit A. Infront of Singapore Sports Museum.

### OFO’s bike is free usage until 04 Feb.

Please sign here if you are joining.

GOING
01. Doug
02. Andrew
03. Thomas Goh
04. John Howe
05. Eva Choy
06. Yew Kwong
07. Jade
08. Judy
09. June Koh
10. Anna Lee
11. Henry Ong.
12. Yatsing
13. Margaret Tian
14. Adeline Tan
15. Freda Lim

MAYBE
1. Bobby Bok.
2. Aaron Howe
3. Cola Tan
4. Heven Kuek

Guided Autobiography (GAB)

Celebrating Life: Telling Your Life Story

A Guided Autobiography (GAB) Workshop

Our silver years are a time for celebration of our lives and our love for life – a time to celebrate our experiences and our uniqueness as individuals. This is a chance to ask ourselves these questions: Where have you been? What have you experienced? What were the key events or people in your life? Where are you at now? Where do you want to go? You might even want to write it down, record it and leave a legacy for your family and friends.

GAB will provide you with the framework to appreciate and document your life story in a supportive group environment. The workshop series will run on every Thursday for six weeks in the Third Quarter of 2018, between 10:00 to 13:00 hours at a venue to be decided. The implementation logistics would be worked out amongst workshop participants. Cost would be shared by participants who are expected to prepare their story for sharing as airtime is limited.

We welcome all seniors above 50 years interested in exploring their life journey. GAB is a platform for seniors to reflect on their life journey and share their experience in a secure environment.

Please register your name here and we will be in touch with you. Closing date 28 February 2018

Interested Registrants

Facilitators

CHIANG Cheng Pun and Edwin ONG are SHC Members

How to fund your 3 mths overseas retirement?

The SHC Retirement evaluation trip to Chiangmai 22-29 Mar 2018 has triggered questions on how to fund the 3 mths overseas retirement, without digging into personal savings.

Besides discussion in the CM retirement evaluation trip, we are now planning a one day activity to hear from experts in realestate.

Bobby Bok is in the realestate business, and I have invited him to lead in discussions on “how to fund a 3 mth overseas retirement program”. Bobby is an active SilverHairsClub member, and is known to many members in the Club.

During this same activity, we shall also discuss CPF life monthly payout. Together with Jassmine Teo, the topic on CPF life payout will be discussed further.

Venue, date and time have not be decided. If you are interested, please indicate your interest here. Seats limited. Strictly for SilverHairsClub members only.

Terence Seah

China Tour – 10th March 2018

This tour is for those who are relax and participate in the modification /fine tune the route itineraries .
I can get hold of 2 Executives Buses ( 16 seats) and 2 Mercedes MPV (10 seater) from Chengdu. Total numbers Max 50 people.

Inland Tour expenses Only
Accommodation : Discounted rate of 4-5 stars Hotel @ Y 300-400 ( S$60-80) twin share per day
Meals : S$30 per person per day. All lunches/Dinners guarantee more than 10 course at Restaurants. Breakfasts are provided by the hotels

Transports cost : S$20-30 per day depends on Bus or MPV

Day 1 – Fly to Chengdu – Sichuan Airline/Air china having 4 hours Direct flights
Day 2 – Day 13th – Journey starts after Breakfast around 9 am

Planned ( subjects to modification based on participants’ consensus )
Chengdu – Head south East to Chongqing then enter Guizhou
Guizhou – Guiyang, Qiannan(Minority tribes) ,Anshun,Quijing
Yunnan – Kunming, Yuxi, Pu’er, Linchang, Dali (Minority tribes),Lijiang
Sichuan- Panzhihua, Liangshan,Garze (Minority tribes),Ya’an

From Ya’an will return to Chengdu or…..

Note 1. Those going to Chiang Mai to attend Terrence’s retirement evaluation can board flight from Kunming- China Eastern Airline 1 hour flight cost Y500
OR
Continue from Pu’er by Bus to Xishuangbanna and travel along the boarders of Myanmar and laos to Chiang Rai then head to Chiang Mai

Please response your interest within ONE Week as I have to chop the transport. Will only Add you to my chat line when you are interested. Whatsapp 81578136

Tony