30% increase in Singapore water rates

Last night, I was sitting at Perth airport, waiting for the flight to Singapore. A young man, who has been away for about 30 years, asked if I was a Singaporean. I replied “Sure, Yes”, and of course, I asked him “Why”.

He asked me if I kept track of news in Singapore, and if knew Singapore has announced a 30% increase in water rates. I didn’t believe him, but later, I sat down to read the E-News on my wonderful Blackberry. Wah, I was shocked to read countless comments on a 30% water rate increase.

My first thought was “what business in the world can increase its price by 30%? Water? Cannot be. Water is Life. Water is not alcohol and not cigarettes.  It is not sugar. How can a household paying $50 a month now pays $15 more?

What has gone wrong in Singapore? We already have GST which is pro-rated to consumption. This controls consumption.  

This 30% issue is a current issue. It affects every household and business. I hope we can send a message to the government and the PUB, through our many grassroots members, that this is a serious matter. Feel free to offer your views and comments. Alternate suggestions also welcome.

No name calling plse, and keep this issue a non-political discussion.

Terence Seah

Coffee chat on Wed, 22.2.17 at 2.30 pm

   Please be informed that the next coffee chat will be held on 22.2.17.  Details are as follows:

Date:                    Wednesday, 22.2.17 from 2.30 pm – 4.30 pm

Venue:                  Food court at Raffles City (nearest mrt: City Hall)

All types of food and beverages are available at this food court.  Do come along and join us for an afternoon of fun and laughter over a cuppa of coffee.

Pl register here if you’re coming.

Thanks.

Gabriella Chua

Those coming:

  1. Gabriella Chua
  2. Martin Han
  3. Richard Kwok
  4. Alan Ang
  5. Silas Yeo
  6. Lim Tiang Soon (+ 3 friends)
  7. Michael Yeo
  8. Veronica Wong
  9. Philip Chia
  10. Ron Lai
  11. Alice Lai
  12. Daniel Chan
  13. A friend  (JL)
  14. Frank Kaw
  15. A Friend (CL)
  16. Irene &
  17. Michael Ong
  18. Joo Tian
  19. Lily Boon
  20. Peter Loo
  21. Lee Weng Cheong (v old SHC member..not an active member for some time)

Thank you v much for your wonderful presence today at our monthly Kopi chat. We had fun, laughter and many shared experiences about themselves.. great! A good platform for meeting old friends and making new ones.

Look out for the next Kopi chat in March 2017~

 

Australia Outback Tour (Alice Springs to Adelaide) Fri 15 Sep to Sun 24 Sep, 2017








If you have concern about the difficulty level, it requires at most 1 hour round trip of walking, except at Kings Canyon you have an option to take either a Rim Walk (3.5 hour return) or Creek Walk ( 1 hour return). I have tried to pick trails that is within our limits. If you are not taking the Kings Canyon Rim Walk, only Day 1 has slightly more walking. The amount of walking for all other days are no different from a normal sight-seeing tour.

If you are interested, please write to shctour@outlook.com. The early birds will get the worms, those register later might have to pay a higher rate for the air ticket. If you are interested, but need more time to consider, do let me know.

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Moon Wong (EC)

CNY Lo Hei Lunch

SHC Happy 5, neither too many nor too few

Thank you for the presence of Charles, Daisy, Dan, Bobby including myself

making an effort to attend this Lo Hei Lunch today

Good to know these faithful members have committed this Rooster year gathering fun

We hope to see more members next year

Thank you for sharing

Cheers

Doreen

Tea Dance on Saturday, 8 April at Club 5, Park Royal on Kitchener Road – EC Event (means you can bring your friends who are non-members)

Dear All,

I am organizing a Tea Dance.

If we can get at least 50 pax, we can have a closed door event where the venue will be exclusive to us.

The regular time for the Tea Dance at the club is from 2 to 5pm. However, I have spoken to the person in charge of the Club that if I can get the minimum number of 50 pax, we can have the event from 2 to 6pm.

Tea Dance

Date: Saturday, 8 April 2017
Time: 2 to 6pm (or 2 to 5pm)
Price: S$25 nett
Mini Buffet comprising: One Fried item (shrimp, onion rings, chicken nuggets, spring rolls or samosa)
Assorted mini cakes and pastries
Fried Noodles or Fried Rice
One Dessert item (bubur hitam, bubur chacha, cheng tng, banana in coconut milk or green bean soup)
Fruit platter
Drinks: Free flow of hot or cold tea. The cold tea is fruit infused and very refreshing. Other types of drinks – pay your own.
Music: DJ Armstrong – who plays awesome dance music and you can request for the songs or music you want to dance to.
Payable to Account: 067-00687-9 POSB Savings Account – Caroline Gee (due to time constraint, we have not identified the treasurer yet so I am “one leg kick” at the moment.)

So save the date!

Registrations start immediately as we have to give ample notice to the club for them to make the necessary arrangements.

Registrations close on 11 March 2017 and payment has to be made by the closing date too.

Registration List
1. Caroline Gee – Paid
2. Dolly Lim – Paid
3. Geraldine Ting – Paid
4. Rosalind Lee – Paid
5. Gingko Tay – Paid
6. Michelle Sim – Paid
7. Lee Ah Nee
8. Charles Wee – Paid
9. Jennifer Lim + Partner (Alloysius)
11. Martin Han
12 Joan Ang

In the event that we do not make the minimum number of pax required for the closed door event, we will still go ahead and have fun at the Tea Dance.
So lets make it happen!

Calling all the dance enthusiasts, do try to support the event if you are available on that day. Doesn’t matter if you have two left feet, or learning to dance or a dance expert, come and join in the fun. We hope to have the dance floor all to ourselves. Even if you do not dance, you can come and eat and chat and chill out!

We are looking at the possibility of a lucky draw and one or two games to have some fun and to laugh our heads off! I can assure you the games will be loads of fun and we can do this only if we have the club to ourselves. So try to make it happen. Looking forward to more people signing up for the event!
Many thanks!

Cheers
Caroline Gee

Are all the names in the SHC database still around?

Honestly, I dont know.  I just know there are 6200 names in our email database. When we send out email updates, and if the email is returned, we strike off the name.  This is how we keep the email database clean, meaning the email address is LIVE.

We have about 2,400 members in our Whatsapp database.  Whatsapp does not have a way to tell if the person is still live.  But each month, we sent out updates to about 2,400 members.

In our telephone database we have more than 7,000 members.  Once in a while, we send out short SMS updates to members who are on this database.  The club does not call via phone calls to members.  Responses from sms are very good, and out of the 7,000, approx 1,000 members will reponse.  Unfortunately, SMS are an expensive commuication method.

Trump is a Twitter.  SHC does not use a Twitter account to reach out to members.

Today, we aim to update our membership list again.  A Whatsapp msg was sent out this morning.  It basically says, please acknowledge so that we know you are still around.  So, if you did not receive a Whatsapp msg from the club today, it means we do not have your contact. Please let your friends know they can update SHC by sending a msg to +65 9489 4360.

Terence Seah

Google Cloud and its Application

Learn Google Cloud storing & sharing of photos and documents together with other useful Google Apps

Google has an equivalent sets of Apps (Google Document, Google Sheets & Google Slides) that work quite similar to Microsoft Office (Words, Excel & PowerPoint) and is free for personal use. Google and Microsoft files are not compatible, however you can convert Google files, for viewing only, in the Micorsoft format.

You may have a set of photos taken on your smartphone you wish to share with your friend but the attachment files is so large and is not possible to be sent by standard email account. Using Google cloud is one of the solutions that can achieve what you wanted to do. There is a (IT) Talk in the library with the following details:

Date: 11th March (Saturday)
Time: 3PM to 5PM
Venue: Bukit Merah Library
Admission if free but registration is required

Directions: Nearest MRT: Tiong Bahru Station, exit and turn right, up escalator and take bus number 5 or 16 or 851 to end (Bukit Merah Bus Interchange). About 5 minutes walk to library. Ask for direction, if necessary
If interested in this talk, go to NLB web site via http://nlb.gov.sg/golibrary to register.
Note: NLB will only open for registration sometime after 24/25 of Feb.

hew lee (EC)

Yangon trip Thur/Fri 20/21 Apr 2017 “Meet other Singaporean residents in Myanmar”

The Club has done a few trips to Myanmar, in particular to its ccommercial capital Yangon.  Today, Singaporeans do not need a visa to enter Myanmar.

Many Singaporeans live in Yangon; they are either doing their own businesses or working for large companies.  As Myanmar expands and opens itself to the world, many seek opportunities in a country that was once cut off from the outside world. ATMs and credit cards have since popped up in most parts of Yangon.  There are more entertainment spots. More and more cars are being imported.  International schools, with one being run by a Singapore have established themselves well.  Many restaurants chains which you are familiar with in Singapore and the region are doing well, with a growing working class.  Myanmar has a sizeable rich and well to do consumers.

The Singapore name is well established and sort after in Myanmar.  Many Singaporeans have done well in various positions and businesses in the country. SHC members have asked to do another trip to Yangon as a club.  This time, we shall do a trip but it wont be a tourist trip. You can easily plan a trip with a travel agent.  I have allocated two days 20 and 21 April 2017 to meet resident Singaporeans and families who have been residing in Myanmar for many years.  We will likely have lunch, dinner or breakfast.  Yu can mingle with them, and find out more about living in Myanmar, their experience and the opportunities in this up and coming nation.

To keep simple, all participants book and pay their own airfares, and book their own hotels.  You may go earlier and you may leave later, but the dates are 20 and 21 Apr 2017.  You organise your own airport transfers.

Resident Singaporeans will be invited, and we will pay for their meals.  Cost likely to be double or in some cases, triple our share.

If you are interested to join this “Meet fellow Singaporeans in Myanmar”, please indicate your name here.  You may post here requests here.

Terence Seah

An Eco thai community project combining cow breeding, rearing chickens to fruits and vegetables farming in North East Thailand

Last year, in one of the poorest and remote provinces, in Nan province, close to the Laos border, initiated an eco project to train the local thai communities on cow breeding, chicken rearing to fruit and vegetables planting.  The project started on bare land. The projects aims to bring the local thais together.  Mr Seri, in his mid 50s whose background is in agriculture, speaks excellent English, hopes to bring this meaningful project together and bettering the lives of the less fortunate people in Thailand

To have an idea of where NAN province is, Map, click here. 

The projects starts from bare land.  There was nothing when he started last year. Today, he has managed to pump water from underground, build the sheds for dried hay to feed the cows, divide the land for vegetables, plants, chickens and cows.  And, you may not believe it, he has convinced the local authorities to provide the area with broadband internet.

There is so much work to be done to make this eco project succeed.  The project is still developing.  I visited the project last year, and have since been keeping track of its progress. For me, I have always wanted to help in meaningful projects in Thailand.  I like to invite you to learn and see how this project will develop in the years to come.

And, for members with a background in fruit trees, vegetables, chickens, cows and agriculture land, I look forward to your ideas and suggestions.  I shall also update you from time to time with pictures of the progress.  II am also ready to invite Seri and his wife to join as part of SilverHairsClub, Thailand.

A properous and healthy Rooster year to all members

Dear fellow SilverHairsClub members,
The Rooster is here.  This bird wakes up early in the morning, way before most of us are up and running.  Sometimes, they get confused and start to crow at the wrong time of the day.  But roosters are strong birds.  Fighting cocks will jump, kick and claw, well only with another rooster.

I have rarely seen an old Rooster.  They always walk tall and upright.  They dont hunch, or limp.  The feathers are always bright and colourful.  So nice, if we can all be like roosters when we get older.

Let’s take this opportunity to wish one another “A happy, healthy and properous year ahead”.  To the many lucky members who are enjoying their retirement, let’s remember there are many other members who are still working or have to work after 67.
Look at all the elderly persons around us.  We will all be like them sometime soon.  For those who have annoyed us in 2016, let’s not hold the grudge.  Not always possible, but let’s try to forgive and forget.

And finally, if you are enjoy your Raw Fish salad, this picture and cheat sheet explanations may be useful while having Lo Hei.

Enoy the Rooster year.  Look forward to your participation in SHC.

Send your wishes to fellow members here.  We want to know you are still around.

Terence Seah
SilverHairsClub.com

A trip to Mumbai and Delhi Wed 1 Mar to Wed 8 Mar 2017

I am making a trip to India, Delhi and Mumbai during 1st half 1 to 8 Mar 2017. If you have not been to India, feel free to join me. The Taj Mahal, a wonder of intense love is a few hours from Delhi via car. Delhi is a modern city, with modern day traffic jams, huge monuments, underground shopping malls, and exotic India curries. This will be the 10 times, I will be going to the Taj Mahal, and we will stay over to marvel the Taj under the full moon.

Mumbai is the world’s Bollywood. Entertainment, discos, tall scrapers, beautiful sea views, and a population of more than 20 million people.

In India, you see a huge income divide. We can see large weddings, starting at 10pm and ending in the early hours of the morning. You will get to see slumps, thousands and thousands of poor people.

India will be the world’s next biggest production centre.

If you like to join this trip, it is likely we flying Sin/Mumbai/delhi/Sin. We can also do Sin/KL/Mumbai/Delhi/Sin. About 6 days.

Interested, just indicate your interest here.
Feel free to ask any Q.

Terence Seah

THE FORSAKEN MUSICIAN

Today at about 7.30 pm I was doing a little shopping at a large  shopping mall in the eastern part of Singapore.

Outside the mall I was rather amused and intrigued  by a lone forgotten music maker. With due respect he did make some respectable music through his singing accompanied by his guitar playing. So he is quite talented. In fact I rather enjoyed his ensemble which pervaded in the evening air.

However the reality was he was  performing for donations. But sadly the scene was rather melancholy as the evening crowd hardly paid him a second look, many of whom were bypassing him and busy doing their own things. Did he really have to earn a few bucks this way? Had he been forgotten by his family or even the society. At this time of the day many folks would  be at home enjoying a dinner with family. Had he fallen through the cracks or it was his own choice.

Robert Ong

 

 

2 Days & 1 Night homestay in JB ( shopping & massage )

hohohohohoo hahahahhaha  , good morning brothers & sister

i am planning a trip on 11 th february 2017 Saturday ..

am trying to fine tune all details like pick up in spore , $$$  & arrangement !!

so log in your diary ya ..in d 2 storey homestay ,it ve majhong ,kok ,dancing .

i , will oso conduct laughter yoga & being CNY & valentine day on 14 /2  mood .,i will supply fire crackers which in spore long ago banned right !!

this homestay d boss is my long time buddy . he have 5 units all converted to homestay ..many newly wed couple book it  & also sporean for playing firecrackers & discharge from work ,family traffic  stress ..good place for relax & detoxification ya !!

very busy here in JB cos year end many shop ,houses spring cleaning ya !!

cheers brother sam goh

hohohohohoho hahahahha laugh & stay happy ya !

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JB one day shopping

We are organising one day shopping at JB on 22Jan2017
Tour fare @ S$65.00 per person includes:
1. Sutera mall
2. Aeon Jusco mall
3. Lunch
4. Dinner
5. Time 6.30am-9pm
Own group:
If we have enough 35ppl of our own, we can have it on 21Jan2017
and we can delete above two malls and choose any two other malls
Please register early or call +65 90070660 Doreen

An unusual experience taking trains in Singapore

I think this is a good intro to Terence Seah. And, I encourage all of you to share more about yourself. I shall start. The story is embarassing.

Two days ago, I went to Bukit Batok station to meet a friend. From Hougang, I took the NE line to Outram Park and then connect EW line to Jurong East and then take the NS line to Bukit Batok station. It was easy.

After my meeting, I went back to Bukit Batok station to go home. I got into the train and sat down. 10 mins later, I realised that I just past Kranji station. Aiyah, I decided to carry on the journey passing Yishun and AMK. I was bored and fell asleep.

When I worked up, I realised my train had stopped and there was no one else inside. I got out and found that I was at Marina South Pier. The station look like a beautiful modern “ghost town” station. I waited and waited and finally a train arrived.

I took this NS line, connect at Dhoby Ghaut and then via the NE line to Hougang.

This is where I start to think about myself, train stations, and what it feels to have crossed 60. My purple card hit an error at the gates, so I went to info counter. The officer looked at me and asked me where I came from, and I reply “Bukit Batok”. He also asked me what I was doing inside the trains all the while. I thought this was a “trick” or “trying to be funny” question, but I calmly replied “waiting for trains at Marina South Pier”.

Then, the officer smiled and said “No problem, I shall reset your card”. As he led me to the gate, he asked me, “Sir, have you taken train before?

I was confused there and then. Did I really spent 2 hours inside the train network? Still unsure.

Terence Seah

EPIC 1000km KDF Millennium Ride 2017 – A Charity Event participation by Ivan Lim

Hi SHCians,

A charity ride a year helps keep the doctors away…

Hahahaaa! No lah! It’s just my coined saying only.

But seriously, for 2017, I am back to the EPIC 1000km Charity Ride.

Had a shoulder injury (non-cycling related) in late 2015 and had to drop out of the EPIC 2016 Charity Ride in January last year.

Like my previous efforts with the EPIC Cyclists, do note that for every SGD10/- of contributions you make through my profile for this EPIC 1000KM Charity Ride 2017, I will pledge SGD1/- from my own pocket, up to a maximum of SGD500/- …… just doing my $$$ part too and giving forward.

Hope to count on your support again! TQ in advance!

Lastly, wishing all SHCians, A Healthy, Happy and Prosperous Lunar New Year 2017!

Ivan Lim

To find out more details of this Charity Fundraising Event or to donate online, please go to this link:
https://give.asia/movement/epic_1000km_kdf_millennium_ride_2017_-_ivanlim_ic_man

For other details/queries and/or off-line donations in Cash or Cheques, please let me know by commenting here. Will try my best to answer them.

The Rooster is coming; let’s come up with suggestions on how to celebrate the occasion

Traditionally, most of us would have now started to springclean our house.  Then, we start to think what we shall do for the family reunion dinner.  The next day, we would visit our parents, and we fight to figure out which relatives we like to visit.  We wait for invitations to visit colleaques and friends.  And, we anxiously wait for our children to come over with their children.  Not forgetting we enjoy exchanging oranges and give angpows.  We enjoy the goodies, the bak kwa and Green Spot drink.

As the year passed, some of our children feel it is better to spend this holiday to escape the tradition and chore of visiting relatives.  The cruise ships are full with bookings throughout this season, and family members explore going down under to Australia, a short trip to Bintam or regional Asean.  For many of us, Chinese New Year may now be different from what it was before when we were 16, 30 and 45.

At around this time, we think what event we can hold.  Usually, we land up with a sit-down round table lunch or dinner.  If the event meets our club’s objective, we can go for it.  I guess there are limitations at this time, and costs are likely to be high, and most people would have their plans.  But, we can still celebrate this Rooster year together.

Think of a gambling table, some satay or prata or even chicken curry.  Think a little further than Singapore. Maybe a country club function room. Maybe someone’s house or apartment.  How about dancing on a Sat afternoon?

If you have something in mind, share with us. Suggest a date, a place and cost.

Closing date for suggestions: Mon 23 Jan 2017.

Terence Seah

Focus group discussion : To find out what does a retiree need for him/her to want to live in Thailand

Hi Silver Hair fellow brothers and sisters

I am holding a focus group discussion for individuals who are interested to retire in Thailand to talk about the needs and wants that are important to living in Northern Thailand.

Date : Sun, 15 Jan 2017, 2pm to 4.30pm.
Location : Blk 495C, Tampines St 43, #08-384, S522495.
Duration : 2.5 hours
Number of participants : 10

The following is the agenda.

1 What do you like about living in Singapore ?
2 What you do not like about living in Singapore ?
3 Do you think you will enjoy the same lifestyle in 2 years’ time and beyond if you choose to remain in Singapore ?
4 Team Presentation
5 If you are given a chance to retire in Thailand, what you must have and what you wish to have ?
6 Team Presentation
7 An example to illustrate the lifestyle you will have if you choose to live in Thailand
8 Q&A

Total participants : 10 max
Facilitator : 1

Light refreshments will be provided.
Please write to me on “hjwong29@singnet.com.sg” leaving your name and mobile number if you need any clarification. Thank you.

Regards

Hong Jeng

Participant list :
1. Terence Seah
2. Jassmine Teo
3. Stella Sheng
4. Jeffrey Lim
5. Zacman Chiam
6. Richard Lean
7. Lilian Teo
8. Bobby Bok
9. Daisy Wee
10.Theresa Seow
11.Ong Lin Lhim

Registration closed.

Direction to my place :
Take bus 293 from Tampines Bus Interchange, located next to Tampines MRT. There are 2 buses of 293. Take the one bus going to Tampines St45. Count 4 bus stops from Tampines Bus Interchange. Alight at Blk 493B. Look for Blk 495C behind bus stop.

Retiring in Singapore

I used to wonder about retiring in a foreign country. The idea was exciting when I was working and in my prime. However, now that I am semi retired, I feel that Sge is the best place to retire for Sge citizens.

CPF is making sure we have an adequate nest egg when we retire. For needy pioneers  the govt provides subsidies for this and that. And medical treatment – no one will be denied medical treatment for lack of money. This govt pledge is really heart-warming.

Our HDB flat is an asset that can be used to earn income should we need cash. Most of us have this asset. At present many elderly including retirees are financially independent and have strong purchasing power. As the country progresses with an aging population in mind, retirees can look forward to  a good future – a vibrant retirement life.

Terence is retiring in Thailand and Abel is retiring in Indonesia. The ‘push ‘ factor for both men is strong – both have families in the foreign countries.  For me and my circle of friends, the pasture is greener at home!

 – A personal opinion.

Merry Christmas to all SilverHairs

Dear fellow SHC members,

Last Christmas, I gave you my heart, But, the very next day, you gave it away.  This year, I shall give it to someone special.  Merry Christmas.  Indeed, time flies.  Soon,, 2016 will go and a new year begins, 2017.

Some of us were members of SHC 10 years ago.  Today, many of us have made new and close friends, some very special.  We hope you will bring more members to the Club, and grow the SilverHairsClub.

Share your thoughts of the season to fellow SilverHairs.

Terence Seah

 

New Member

 

Mr. Cheng Whye Kee

 

We look forward to your participations in this Forum and
various events organise by our members.

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Retiring in Indonesia

Merry Christmas and a fair 2017 to all Silverhairs

As am conversant with Bahasa Indonesia having worked a short stint and On,Off a continual visitor since

19Seventy Eight plus having an Indon family now for nearly two years residing in Palembang after moving from Bandar Lampung(southernmost Sumatra), I am retiring abroad in 2019/20. But am seriously considering other subaurban locality as being aware of assertive awakening of Race & Religion beginning to increasingly appear in urban areas.

Like all Sporean spouses maintaining Asean wives, we are very fortunate that due to the continually strengthening of the Spore Dollar against other Asean currencies since 1999/2000, we do not need more than One Thousand Spore dollars for monthly upkeeping. Yours truly alternate monthly remittance of Six,Seven million Rupiah beginning this year from initial year Two Thousand of One million,one and a half million Rupiah, comparably with exchange in October’2000 @$213.00 per One million Rupiah to two weeks ago @$108.70 per One million Rupiah. In mid-November last year, the Rupiah dropped to its lowest @$102.60 per One million rupiah.

Regards

Abel Tan

Retiring in Thailand

I have worked and lived in Thailand since 1999.  My wife is Thai and my son is Thailand.  Although I am a Singapore citizen, I enjoy the Thai culture, traditions, food and environment.  Thailand is a beautiful country, and I love travelling to many provinces and its cities and remote towns.
I am now 61 and am thinking of spending most of my balance days in Thailand.  When I started SilverHairsClub, the reasons then were to find like minded friends to live in Thailand too.  Now, 10 years later, I have the same dream.
There are many reasons to spend our retirement days in Singapore. But, more retirees are looking at spending time in nearby countries.  I can only focus on Thailand because this is where I had spent my last 20 years.
Thailand is a great place to spend our retirement days. You are invited to participate in discussions, and hopefully you can make your decision to stay in Thailand, just like I would in a few years time.

Feel free to join the discussion on Facebook or on this forum.

Terence Seah

Full Moon Party

I’m thinking about Full Moon Party at Pa-Ngan island. The coming best time should be Sunday, Mar 12. The trip should be arranged during Mar 9 to 12. Enjoy yourself at Islands in Krabi on Friday, Sat And Sun night at Pa-Ngan island.

So, please let me know if it interest you.

 

A poolside SilverHairsClub gathering Sat 14 Jan 2017

The Club had planned to hold a members only gathering at a condo poolside, sometime in Jan or Feb 2017. The date is now confirmed for Sat 14 Jan 2017, 12 noon to 1700 hrs.  We have booked the function room and the Karaoke room. The condo is conveniently located walking distance from DT3 Hillview train station. We are able to use the pool as one of our members Grace Ng lives there. Bring your sexy trunks and swimming costumes. Bathing facilities available around the pool. You can also suntan on the deck chairs around the pool.

The activity aims to provide a platform for members to meet one another and get to know one another better.  Details on the program are being worked but you are invited to contribute an event, if the condo management allows it.

A lunch buffet is being organised. Member Daisy Phua is assisting the organisation of the F&B.

Full Event fee: $25.

Early bird registration and payment before 31 Dec 2016 – $20

Plse make payment to Chris Chan POSB Savings Acct 542-10756-1. Payment update will be handled by Christina Chan.

If you think you can help with this activity, please raise your right hand. Thank you.

Terence Seah

Registration and pàyment list:

  1. Terence Seah – Pd.
  2. Grace Ng –  Pd. Registered for acrylic painting
  3. Stella Sheng  – Pd.
  4. Christine Teo – Pd.
  5. Adeline Yeo – Pd.  conducting a demo on acrylic painting
  6. Daisy Phua – Pd. food and beverage
  7. Steven Phua – Pd.
  8. Alan Ang – Pd.
  9. Ann Lim – Pd.
  10. Susan Tan CH – Pd.
  11. Jane Tan – Pd.
  12. Lily Ho – Pd.
  13. Lilian Teo – Pd.
  14. Doreen Ho – Pd.
  15. Moon Wong – Pd.
  16. Sam Goh (Ah Huat) – Pd.  Leading a laughter yoga session, 15-30 mins
  17. Jeffrey Gan – Pd.  providing us with music to soothe the afternoon.
  18. Mrs Irene Gan – Pd.
  19. Doreen Chan  –  Pd.
  20. Winnie Tan –  Pd.
  21. Joan Ang – Pd.
  22. Mega – Pd.
  23. SS James – Pd.
  24. Andrew Koh- Pd.
  25. Judy Lim – Pd.
  26. Bobby Yee – Pd.
  27. Clara Chay – Pd.
  28. Bessie Lam – Pd.
  29. Bess Neo – Pd.
  30. Irene Tan – Pd.
  31. Sarah – Pd $25.00 by ClaraC.  Will return $5.00
  32. Shireen Cheong – Pd.
  33. Nina Choo – Pd.
  34. Sally Tan SC – Pd.
  35. ChristinA Chan – Pd.
  36. Grace Kang – Pd.
  37. Audrey Tung – Pd.
  38. Eliza  Leong – Pd.

Below are those who register on/or after 01Jan2017, paid $25.00  —

  1. Kristy Quek  – Pd.
  2. Kristy’s helper  –  Pd.
  3. Wendy Lum  –  Pd.
  4. Michelle Sim  –  Pd.
  5. Wong Hong Jeng – Pd.
  6. Bobby Bok  –  Pd $20.00, to top up (see comments)
  7. Martin Han  –  Pd.
  8. Shawn Soh –  Pd.
  1. Closing date and time for registration and payment:  Tue 10 Jan 2017 2100 hrs.

Monthly walk: Haig Walk Corridor to East Coast Park

Monthly walk: Haig Walk Corridor  to East Coast Park

Date : 10th Dec 2016, Saturday

Time : 4.30pm SHARP

Duration: approx.  2hours.   Distance 4.8 km

Meeting Place:  Paya Lebar MRT ,  exit A facing Paya Lebar Square

ECs: Charles Wee with Serene Low
This is the last walk for the year 2016. It takes us along a relatively quiet Haig Walk Corridor, commencing from Geylang Serai to East Coast Road and exiting near Katong Shopping Centre.  Thereafter we do a short walk to Chinese Swimming Club at Amber Road where we enter the underground tunnel to East Coast Park. Along the way at Ceylon Road we will view our late President Nathan’s house.

Our walk ends at Marine Parade Centre .  Buses 134, 135 and 43 to Paya Lebar mrt Interchange are available at the bus stop just nearby.

  1. For your own safety, come in comfortable footwear, no slippers/sandals.
  2. Protect oneself with sun screen, sunglasses, caps, mosquito repellant.
  3. Bring a disposable raincoat (hope for good weather)

The Walk Team:  ChristinA Chan, Veronica Wong, Mary Tan, Serene Low, Azhari Cuttilan and Charles Wee.

This is an EC activity. You can bring your adult friends .

Now is the best time to enjoy cool Thai season and culture

Most of Northern and Central Thailand are seeing dry and cool, even cold seasons.  It’s the time of the year when Thais enjoy seeping beer among the rice fields while eating spicy basil minced pork with sticky rice and tomyam kampong chicken.

It’s time to make a journey to Chiangmai, Nongkhai and the border province between Laos, Myanmar and Thailand.  This is also the last rice harvesting crop of the year.  Almost everywhere, farmers cut Hom Mali rice, drying them before storing them for slow use throughout the year.  Rice is in abundance this year.

If you are planning to come to Thailand before 7 Jan 2017, give me a buzz.  We can have a few beers together.

Terence Seah