About ChristinA Chan (Walking group leader)

Interests: Health related and socials.

Monthly Walks(EC) Update #1

Dear Friends,

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Let’s welcome the New Year and 3 new members to our walk team:
Azhari Cuttilan, Judy Lim & June Koh.

INFORMATION
We have been walking since late 2005…,  regularly
Every 2nd Saturday of the month, usually in the afternoons
UNLESS otherwise stated.

Rain or Shine, once walk details are posted, there is no
turning back and walk, we shall!         hehe

Since March 2013, monthly walks is an EC event.
So c’mon bring your adult friends who are non-SHC members &
after the walk, be a SHCian!

2014 –  we would like to relax a while longer,,,,   😀

Jan & Feb — no walk due to the festive seasons.

March Onwards! ,,,,,,,  08Mar  ,,,,, ,,,,, ,,,,,

Our 2014 monthly walks schedule (2nd Saturdays/month):

08Mar
12Apr
10May  (TBC, time permitting…a special itinerary for Mothers!)
14Jun
12Jul
23Aug  (exception: 3rd Sat, morning)
13Sep
11Oct
08Nov
13Dec  TBC

LET THE JOY OF DOING A PLEASANT ACTIVITY BE THERE ALWAYS!

Till then…. stay Cool!  Be Cool!!

Our Walk Team ECs:  Charles Wee, Jeffrey Lim, Mary Tan, Veronica Wong,
Serene Low, Alice Seah, Azhari Cuttilan, Judy Lim, June Koh and I,                                                                               ChristinA Chan,,,,, signing off!

 

 

MONTHLY WALK: A breezy coastal, historical walk – Sat, 9 Nov @ 4.30pm

Date:  09 November 2013, Saturday
Start Time:   4.30pm sharp
Meeting Place:   HarbourFront Centre, Level 1 (vicinity of Pizza Hut #01-69/
BreadTalk #01-67).
Nearest MRT: HarbourFront CC29, Exit B.
ECs for this walk:  Charles Wee and ChristinaCL Chan

Join us in this last walk of 2013…  to a place filled with war history
nuggets and beauty! preserved, retained, yet seamlessly merged
with modern ammenities to provide a haven for all to enjoy.

Let the sounds of music from the sea;
the songs from a variety of feathered species;
the cool of sea breeze; the flutter of wings;
the beauty of a variety of blooms;
bring to you, a sense of calm and rest!

We will transverse along the coastline from man-made boardwalk into the
forest, filled with historical relics – an open-air museum that showcased
underground bunkers and gun batteries from WW II.

The surrounding area projects peace and solitude that brings a sense of
relief and thankfulness that the guns had ceased fire long ago and battles
are no longer fought!        {sigh}

The sight of artists capturing the gorgeous views over the sea;
fishermen preparing their fishing baits or trying their luck,
families and friends enjoying, yet another natural oasis.

With a panoramic view, it is indeed “THE place to watch sunset!”

Let us linger for a moment along the coastal front, be soothed, be lulled by
the wonders of nature and revel in this scenic view of vast sea and greenery…

Dine & Home Sweet Home will be in the Nature Reserve itself – Eco Gourmet Cafe comes highly recommended OR next to Labrador MRT (CC27) Alexandra Retail Centre(ARC) with a selection of Japanese/Chinese restaurants; Komala’s, cafes, etc

Note:
1)  For your own safety, come in comfortable footwear, no slippers/sandals.
2)  Protect oneself with sun screen, sunglasses, caps, mosquito repellant
3)  Besides umbrella, bring a disposable raincoat (though we pray for good weather)
4)  Hydrate with a bottle of drinking water.
5)  **In nature reserves — leave nothing behind and take nothing away
except memories through your lenses.

From March 2013, monthly walks will be an EC event till further notice.
You are allowed to bring your adult friends who are non-SHC members
(please get them to join SHC club, too).
Please observe SHC Rule  – Names & pictures of non-members are not to be shown or mentioned in SilverHairsClub.com.

Walk Team ECs: Joyce Tan, Charles Wee, Veronica Wong, Jeffrey Lim, Mary Tan, Alice Seah, Lydia Soh, Serene Low and I, ChristinaCL Chan

To a place of historical significance and tranquility….

1)  Charles Wee
2)  Christina Chan
3)  Alice Seah
4)  Gingko Tay
5)  Johnny Pow
6)  Annie Pow
7)  Judy Lim
8)  Maureen Lee
9)  June Koh
10) Ronald Lam
11) Bernie Chung
12) Eddy Lee
13) Margaret Lee
14) Thomas Lau
15) Lucy Lau
16) Jane Chua
17) Daisy Phua
18) Richard Wong
19) Jimmy Tsin
20) Irene Chua
21) Yew Tiong
22) Lina Tan
23) Dorothy Low
24) Cheryl Ho
25) Janet Ng
26) Azhari C
27) Andrew Koh
28) Veronica W
29) Mary Tan
30) Serene Low
and there is 1, the last pax, who came for the final leg of the walk!

Monthly Walk – ECP / Bedok Park Connector – 14 Sep (Sat) 4.15pm start time

From March 2013, monthly walks will be an EC event till further notice.
You are allowed to bring your adult friends who are non-SHC members
(please get them to join SHC club, too).

Please observe SHC Rule  –
Names & pictures of non-members are not to be shown or mentioned
in SilverHairsClub.com!!

POSTED ON BEHALF OF EC – Serene Low

ECs for this walk: Serene Low and Alice Seah
Date:   Saturday,  14 September 2013
Start Time:   4.15pm  SHARP  
Duration of walk:   approx  2-1/2 hrs
Meeting Place:   Bedok MRT, Control Station

We shall head towards Cable Ski Park at East Coast Parkway.  Along the beach… let’s go!

An exciting walk, indeed…… you will see the public on Skis & Skates!
Breeze from the sea, and lovely blooms at Bougainvillea Garden to calm and cool your nerves.

At our end point: Bedok Food Centre at Bedok Road; variety of yummies
for your tummies –  the famous Kim’s Fried Hokkien Noodle (the long
sleeve man with Rolex watch frying away), Bak Kut Teh, etc., and many
other Malay and Indian foodstalls.

Bus #s 10, 14, 45 and 531 (outside foodcentre)

Do dress comfortably with hats, umbrella, drinking water, camera, sun block and comfortable walking shoes.

Walk Team ECs: ChristinaCL Chan, Joyce Tan, Charles Wee, Veronica Wong, Jeffrey Lim, Mary Tan, Alice Seah, Lydia Soh, Serene Low.

1. Serene Low
2. Alice Seah
3. Gabriella Chua
4. Tony Ang
5. Susan Tan
6. Ann Lim
7. Richard Wong
8. Bernie Chung
9. Julian Mok

Monthly walks: Update #4

Dear SHC members,

Due to the current haze situation in SG, we have decided to freeze the scheduled monthly walks (dates as indicated below) so long the PSI is in the unhealthy zone.

fyi, schedule walk dates for the next 3 months are:  13Jul; 24Aug & 14Sep.

Even if the air gets a little better, it will be reviewed.  Should the walk take off, you will hear from us nearer to the scheduled date.

Till then,,,,,,,

Be in good health!

From: The Walk Team

“Life Matters” 27 & 28 July 2013 (Sat & Sun)

An initiative by our founder Terence Seah…
An opportunity to share his vision!

The event is drawing near……

Where and When?
* Venue: Suntec Singapore, Hall 404
* Date: Sat & Sun, 27 & 28 July 2013
* Time: 10am – 8pm
* Cost of standard booth: S$4,500

Objective?
To increase SHC membership
To add zing
To add more male, to join in club activities

Cash register is now open to receive your contributions:
POSB Savings Account: 542-107-561.  Kindly comment in this thread once transfer is done.

CONTRIBUTIONS:

1)  Yew Kwong                $100  (gave)
2)   Gabriella Chua          $100  (gave)
3)   SusanCH Tan            $100  (gave)
4)   Jacqueline Wong      $100  (gave)
5)   Irene Poh                   $100  (gave)
7)   Rosalind Lee             $100  (gave)
8)   Judy Lim                    $100  (gave)
9)   Leon Lau Eng Seng   $50   (gave)
10) Mary Chan                 $100  (gave)
11) Alice Seah                  $25   (gave)
12) Mary Tan                    $50   (gave)
13) Lilian Teo                    $100 (gave)
14) Goh Ah Lam               $100 (gave)
15) Maureen Lee              $50   (gave)
16) Chan Bee Ling           $150 (gave)
17) Charles Chua             $100 (gave)
18) Jenny Lee                   $50   (gave)
19) Jassmine Teo             $50   (gave)
20) Ann Lim                      $50  (gave)
21) Anonymous                $500 (gave)
22) Anonymous                $200 (gave)

23) Anonymous                $200 (gave)

24) Anonymous                $100 (gave)

25) Kenneth Tan               $100 (gave)

26) Dorine Tan                  $20   (gave)

27) Anonymous                $150 (gave)

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chinese version

Monthly Walk – Experience Buangkok2Sengkang! Sat, 8 June 2013

Post on behalf of VeronicaW & MaryT….

Please note:
From March 2013, monthly walks will be an EC event till further notice.
You are allowed to bring your adult friends who are non-SHC members (please get them to join SHC club, too)

Please observe SHC Rule –
Names & pictures of non-members are not to be shown or mentioned in SilverHairsClub.com!!

ECs for this walk: Veronica Wong and Mary Tan
Date: Saturday, 8 June 2013
Start Time: 4.30pm SHARP
Duration of walk: approx 2hrs
Meeting Place: Buangkok MRT, Exit B nearby Passenger Control Station

This walk route is relatively flat terrains.  Our route will take us past the Kampong Buangkok the last kampong in Singapore.

Mid-way we will come to the Sengkang Riverside Park.  Fruit trees of various types (such as starfruits, bananas, pineapple plants, lychee, mango, pomelo) were planted in the park.  Perhaps, we could catch a glimpse of the Fruit of the Month.

Look out for Singapore’s largest man-made wetland, Sengkang Floating Island.  Our walk ends at the Sengkang Sports Complex.

Walk Team ECs: Christina CL Chan, Joyce Tan, Charles Wee, Veronica Wong, Jeffrey Lim, Mary Tan, Alice Seah, Lydia Soh, Serene Low.

Those Coming :

1.  Mary Tan
2.  Veronica Wong
3.  ChristinaCL Chan
4.  Barbara Lim
5.  Judy Lim
6.  Ann Lim
7.  Jassmine Teo
8.  Erik Teo
9. Tan Chui Keng
10. Seok Cheng
11. Ronald Lee
12. Lee Peng Peng
13. Hew Lee
14. Zawiyah Ibrahim
15. David Pittey
16. David Low
17. Julian Mok
18. Danny Lye
19. Winnie Lim
20. Theresa Seow
21. Lee Ah Nee
22. Vincent Lim
23. Shirley Tan
24. Eddy Lee
25. Margaret Chua
26. Irene Poh
27. HelenK
28. AndrewK
29. David Low
30. Richard Lean
31. Kristine Leong
32. Esther Mok
33. LawrenceK

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Monthly Walks (EC) – Updates #3

Walk for the month of MAY is cancelled with much regrets.

MAY you take time to celebrate with your mothers this weekend….
Mother’s Day is on 12th May, 2013.

To ALL the Mothers!

Mothers are always so busy
taking care of the family
that it seems she hardly have time
to do something really nice
for yourself.
So this mother’s day, hope you
take some time to relax,
pamper yourself, and do something
special just for you!

May the best things in life
keep coming your way!Mother&Child

Hit-and-run accident and the cyclist is….

Dear SHC Members,

You might have read in the Straits Times on Thursday 11Apr main section Pg A6 and 12Apr Homne Pg B12 – the cyclist Mdm Rosna Rausee is non other than our member Ms Rose White.  She suffered spinal injuries and a blood clot in her brain and is in Khoo Teck Puat Hospital.  It was mentioned that she has two daughters.

I had met Rose White twice some years back.  A lady who is sweet, lively, jovial!

I wish to “pass the hat around” for a token gift contribution in this moment of need for her and family.  Terence has endorsed this love gift.

The funds collected will be given together with a list of the contributors and amount.

Please do a transfer of your monies to my POSB savings account 542-107-561  — as the information is not reflected in the bank statement, kindly indicate your name and amount here.

Closing date: Thursday 25th April, 2013 by 09:00hrs ie., 9am.

Closing date: Monday 22nd April, 2013 by 18:00hrs

I want at least 2 person to go with me to present the above to her/family at the hospital.  I will inform the date later.

Thanks!

 

 

Daniel Chan’s father has passed on…

Dear Members,

FYI, Daniel Chan’s father has passed on…..

Wake at Blk 454 Sin Ming Avenue 570454 (off Upper Thomson Road)

Send off on Sunday 31March13 at 10am.

Bus services along Sin Ming Drive: 52, 162, 162M, 410.

Bus services along Upper Thomson Road (Bus stop# B53071; opp Flame Tree Park):     132, 163, 165, 166, 167, 855, 980.

http://www.streetdirectory.com/asia_travel/travel/travel_id_25045/travel_site_1/

 

Monthly Walks(EC) – Updates #2

THIS  is an only an Update, not for registration. 

Please do not comment (as Comments Off button not found).  Thx!

Dear Friends,

Walking is good for health, all of us know that;  at least, by now    … … hehe
Walking is boring…. Says WHO?
Walking is not static; even YOU can make walking FUN along the way!
One can…. breathe in for 4 steps & breathe out for 4 steps, focus on the breath
OR … …  simply count One Two Three, One Two Three  and, you will be waltz walking!

INFORMATION

Rain or Shine our monthly walks will be ON!
Every 2nd Saturday of the month, as scheduled, usually in the afternoons UNLESS otherwise informed.

From March 2013, monthly walks are EC events till further notice.
You are allowed to bring your adult friends who are non-SHC members (please get them to join SHC club, too)

Do observe SHC Rule  –
Names & pictures of non-members are not to be shown or mentioned in
SilverHairsClub.com!!

Upcoming walks for Q2:
April 13th   PasirRis 2 Tampines
May  11th   MacRitchie 2 BukitTimah (morning walk, exception)
June 08th   Buangkok 2 Punggol

Other Scheduled dates, info only:
July 13th
August 24th  (4th Sat/mth)
September 14th
October 12th
November 09th
December 14th  (TBC)

Thank you for noting!

LET THE JOY OF DOING A PLEASANT ACTIVITY BE THERE ALWAYS!

Till then…. stay Cool!  Be Cool!

Our Walk Team ECs:  Charles Wee, Jeffrey Lim, Mary Tan, Joyce Tan, Veronica Wong, Serene Low, Conrad Tang,  Lydia Soh, Alice Seah  and I, ChristinaCL Chan,,,,, signing off!

 

Monthly Walk: Pipe Line Ramble “PLR 2”

 

Please note:
From March 2013, monthly walks will be an EC event till further notice.   emoticon
You are allowed to bring your adult friends who are non-SHC members (please get them to join SHC club, too)

Please observe SHC Rule  –
Names & pictures of non-members are not to be shown or mentioned in SilverHairsClub.com!!

Date:   Saturday,  09th March  2013

Start Time:   4.20pm  SHARP  

Duration of walk:   approx 3hrs

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

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

End of walk:   The Grandstand (former Turf Club/City).  There is a FREE Shuttle service to three MRT Stations – Newton, Toa Payoh & Botanic Gardens.

Event Co-Ordinators:   Jeffrey Lim & ChristinaCL Chan.

Brief Description:

LET’s TREK WHERE FEW VENTURE!

The PipeLine Rambles are a series of 4 treks introduced in 2008.   PLR 2 and PLR 3 are my favorite treks.
We did PLR 2 on 2nd August 2008, time to revisit this trek again!       emoticon

This interesting mini 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 it is still there).

Let me assure you that the challenges are not as daunting as it seems; there are OPTIONS ….  hehe

The walk shall end at the newly transformed lifestyle hub: The Grandstand where a variety of cuisine awaits!

IF you do not wish your legs to itch, come in long pants, longer socks & proper walking shoes!
Stay cool Be cool!             emoticon

Our Walk Team ECs: Charles Wee, Jeffrey Lim, Mary Tan, Joyce Tan, Veronica Wong, Serene Low,
Conrad Tang,  Lydia Soh, Alice Seah  and I, ChristinaCL Chan,,,,, signing off!

COME!  LET’S RAMBLE TOGETHER!      emoticon

REGISTER HERE.

 

1. Jeffrey Lim
2. ChristinaCL Chan
3. Andrew Yeung
4. Shirley TanSM
5. June Koh
6. Margaret Wee (no show)
7. Alice Seah
8. Janie Leong
9. Judy Lim
10. Thomas Lau &
11. Lucy Tan
12. Daniel Chan (withdraw, family matter)
13. Lawrence Khan
14. Azhari Cuttilan
15. Veronique Lee
16. Richard Wong
17. Karen Thio
18. Sally Tan
19. Andrew Koh
20. Lydia Soh
21. Dorine Tan (withdraw, unwell)
22. Susan Tan
23. JamesTan CL
24. Eddie Lee &
25. Margaret Chua
26. Yew Tiong
27. Rosalind Soh
28. K.C. Lau
29. Helen Wong
30. Helen Quek
31. Serene Low

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Masrch walk 2013

 

Monthly WALK Schedule for 2013

Dear Friends,

GREETINGS!   …… from the Walk Team……   emoticon

2013 Is Coming!
Before 2012 ends,
Thank you!  to All The Good People Like U,
Who Made 2012 Beautiful For Us.

May you be in good health
So you may enjoy our WALKS!
Wish you Love of friends and family
And PEACE within your heart.
Wish you Wisdom to choose
For things that really matter!

Rain or Shine our monthly walks will be ON!  Every 2nd Saturday of the month, as scheduled UNLESS
otherwise informed:

January 12th
February  (shopping & visiting frenz, please …on your own, hehe)
March 09th
April 13th
May  11th
June 08th
July 13th
August 24th  (4th Sat/mth)
September 14th
October 12th
November 09th
December 14th  (TBC)

           

                                           WISH ONE & ALL A FANTASTICsMASHING 2013!  
                          
                                          See you BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE in the coming year!

Our Walk Team members:
Charles Wee, Veronica Wong, Mary Tan, Jeffrey Lim, Joyce Tan, Conrad Tang, KC LAU, Lydia Soh
&  ChristinaCL Chan

….. signing off……

Monthly Walk – Kent Ridge Park & Hortpark

Posted on behalf of Ms Lydia Soh

Date                               :      Saturday, 8 December 2012

Time / Duration              :       4.30pm sharp / 2 hours   

Meeting Point                :    Pasir Panjang MRT Station (by circleline) – CC26 exit A – top of escalator

End Point                      :     Hortpark

Meal Place                     :    Pasir Panjang Food Centre (beside CC26)   

Items To Wear/Bring     :     Walking shoes, umbrella/raincoat and drinking water   

EOs                               :    Lydia Soh & Charles Wee

Let us bring you on the coolest Walk of 2012 where you can experience :

–    Forested natural vegetation with sounds of birds and insects
–    Scenic coastal lines
–    Garden of herbs, plants and flowers

*** do note walk paths include some gradual slopes and steps

Our Walk Team EOs: Charles Wee, Veronica Wong, ChristinaCL Chan, Mary Tan, Jeffrey Lim, Joyce Tan,

Conrad Tang, KC LAU and Lydia Soh,,,,, signing off

Be one of the coolest Walkers by signing up early.         emoticon

REGISTER HERE:

1.   Karen Thio
2.    Sally Kang
3.   Andrew Yeung
4.   Maureen Lee
5.   Tan Seok Wah
6.   Susan CH Tan
7.   Shirley Tan SM
8.   Gingko Tay
9.   Vincent Lim
10. Judy Lim
11. KC Lau
12. Malcolm Chen
13. Gabriella Chua
14. June Koh
15. Thomas Goh
16. Alice Seah
17. Bira      (tentative)
18. Helen T. Wong
19. Lydia Soh
20. Charles Wee
21. ChristinaCL Chan
22. Azhari Cuttilan
23. Rosalind Soh
24. Evelyn Ong
25. Catherine Chong
26. Daisy Yeo
26. Andrew Koh
27. Richard Wong
28. Thomas Lau
29. Lucy Tan
30. Pauline Chew

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Monthly walk: Coastal Changi, our very own!

Due to unforseen circumstances, we are not going to Bukit Batok Nature Reserve, the walk route has been

changed! 

***** The route is not Changi Village or Changi Point!   We go the opposite direction *****

Flat Roads, Shady Trees and Planes……… we shall tread and view!      

Date                          :      Saturday,  10th November, 2012

Time                          :       4.15pm  "sharp"    (2.5 to 3hours)

Meet/Start Place       :    Tampines Bus Interchange, BERTH 9, we shall board Bus Service# 19, together.
       
Getting There            :    Nearest MRT: Tampines MRT (EW2)

Makan place              :           
Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal "TMFT"- has a small cafe which serves simple fare**  which  are quite good.
Cafe must be informed earlier as they might not have enough food to feed us after 6pm.

End of walk                :    Tanah Merah MRT, EW 4.  (vicinity no makan place)

EOs         :    Christina CL Chan & KC Lau.

Pause, pause……a moment, please…..  Let’s enjoy some sea breeze and excellent views out to the sea!  emoticon

We will walk along the coast / beach / shoreline  where it is nice and breezy.  The terrain is consistently

flat
with paved pathways most of the way.  Trees provides some shade from the sun, thus, cooling in certain

areas.

We might have quite a view of aeroplanes that are taking off or landing at the nearby runway which is
almost parallel to our route.

If Weather, Tide & Time permits, we might bring you closer to the shoreline, where you can walk on a
secluded part of a white, sandy beach and perhaps walk on water to have fun with incoming waves, too. 

So bring a towel.        

We shall have a cool, refreshing drink as well as dinner at Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal’s cafe.
It serves simple hot meals — fried noodles/hokkein mee/rice, zi char style.  Their chicken rice is relatively
good but might be cold then at that late hour.

Walk Team EOs, namely: Charles Wee, Jeffrey Lim, Mary Tan, Joyce Tan, Veronica Wong, Conrad Tang,  Lydia
Soh,  Alice Seah, KC Lau and me, ChristinaCL Chan,,,,, signing off              emoticon

REGISTER HERE
(Please indicate "Yes" if you wish to eat at the TMFT’s cafe, need to alert them to prep more food!)

1.  Andrew Yeung  (yes)
2.  Sue Tan          (yes)
3.  Charles Wee    (yes)
4.  Daniel Chan     (yes)
5.  Jennie Tan
6.  June Koh         (yes)
7.  Bernie Chung  (yes)
8.  Johnny Pow     (yes)
9.  Annie Tan       (yes)
10.  Shirley Tan SM
11.  YatSing         (yes)
12.  Angie Ng
13.  Eddy Lee
14.  Margaret Chua
15.  Susan Tan SW
16.  Jane Ong
17.  KC Lau         (yes)
18.  ChristinaCL   (yes)
19.  John Howe    (yes)
20.  Ronald Lam   (yes)
21.  Lina Tan        (yes)
22.  Jeremy Lee
23.  Peggy Ong
24.  Serene Low   (yes)        CLICK here to view photos

Q4 Update, Monthly Walks

You can talk while you walk, giving your butt a break and swinging your arms for release of shoulder tension….. get that butt off that seat!         emoticon    emoticon 

“Breathing in” the greenery and watery reflections soothes your soul and reduce the effects of stress!

Our walk schedule for Q4:

13Oct   Siglap Canal/ECP Lagoon
10Nov  Bukit Batok Reserve
08Dec  Kent Ridge

Monthly walks:
1)  EVERY 2nd Saturday of each month, unless otherwise advised.
2)  Post will appear approx 2 weeks prior to scheduled date for registration.
3)  Rain or shine, CONFIRMED walks will not be cancelled; unless inclement weather that poses danger!

LET THE JOY OF DOING A PLEASANT ACTIVITY BE THERE ALWAYS!        emoticon

Till then…. stay Cool!  Be Cool!      emoticon

The Walk Team EOs:  
Charles Wee, Veronica Wong, Mary Tan, Jeffrey Lim, Joyce Tan, Serene Low, Conrad&Sally Tang,
Lydia Soh, Alice Seah and I, ChristinaCL Chan,,,,,,,signing off.

Monthly walk: 3in1 Downtown Icons

Date : 08 Sep 2012 (Saturday)

Start TIME:  4.20pm

Meet Place : Stadium MRT(CC5),Exit A (@Sports Hub, under construction).

Leaders:  ChristinaCL Chan and Alice Seah.

End of Walk
: SG Flyer.
Nearest MRT: Esplanade (CC3).
Bus services: 56, 75, 77, 97, 171, 195. 960 & 961.

Let the stress fade away as we transverse the Gardens by the Bay,
Marina Barrage & SG Flyer.

This is PART 2, a continuation of the walk on 10Dec2011 ….   emoticon

In this walk you will experience –         emoticon
1)  a serene place unlike any other..
2)  a vision some 20 years ago, an edutainment centre
3)  a mammoth green space that takes 5 years…..
4)  get upclose to the world’s largest Giant Observation Wheel
5)  let your eyes consume the awesome views of our Singapore skyline;
    beautiful, inwards & outwards          

Let’s continue to watch the glittering night lights at the fringe of
the Singapore Flyer.  There are several dining places here to quench
our thirst and satiate our hunger.

Stay COOL, BE COOL!       emoticon

Our Walk Team EOs:
Charles Wee, Jeffrey Lim, Mary Tan, Joyce Tan, Veronica Wong, Conrad
Tang, Lydia Soh, Alice Seah and I, ChristinaCL Chan,,,,,signing off

REGISTER HERE:

1.   ChristinaCL Chan
2.   Alice Seah
3.   Gabriella Chua
4.   Terry Tang    (see your rain or shine)
5.   Steven Chan   (use Duracell though I opt for Energizer,,, hehe)
6.   Jennie Tan
7.   June Koh
8.   Ivan Lim  (await you 2 appear anytm, okie)
9.   Judy Lim
10. Helen Kuek
11. Bernice Chung
12. Janet Ng
13. Cheryl Ho
14. Shirley Tan SM
15. KC Lau
16. Vincent Lim
17. Helen T Wong
18. Pow TK
20. Grace Wong
21. Lilian Teo
22. Thomas Goh
23. Joy Chuang
24. Karen Thio
25. Evelyn Ong
26. Margaret Soh
27. Mary Tan
28. Janice
29. Daisy Yeo
30. Gerry Ong
31. Bobby
32. Daniel Chan
33. Winston Yeo

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Monthly Walk schedule – Q3 Update

Step, step, step Towards Better Health!          emoticon

Need to sort out some things in your head?
Go for a brisk walk, it will boost circulation in all parts of the body, including your brain.

Studies shown that walking regularly has the ability to lower your stress levels and that walking may
bring long-term benefits to your mental disposition by warding off both depression and anxiety.
Protecting and nurturing your mental health is an important part of overall wellness.

Q3 scheduled dates:  
(walk is on every 2nd Saturdays/month)

14 Jul    Waterfront/Admiralty (Post will be up on either 1st /2nd July.  We apologize for delay).

11 Aug  long weekend, no walk.  We had planned a special on 25Aug.

25Aug   Railway Xtreme, 26km (this might prove easier than our previous PipeLine Xtreme!)

08 Sep  Gardens by the Bay, Part 2

Details of each walk:
Post will appear approx 2 weeks or 10days prior to scheduled date for registration.
Rain or shine, CONFIRMED walks will not be cancelled; unless inclement weather that poses danger!

Let the joy of doing a pleasant activity be there always!          emoticon

Till then…. stay Cool!  Be Cool!        emoticon

The Walk Team EOs: 
Charles Wee, Veronica Wong, Mary Tan, Jeffrey Lim, Joyce Tan, Serene Low, Conrad&Sally Tang,
Lydia Soh and I, ChristinaCL Chan,,,,,,,signing off.

Monthly walk: Upper Seletar Reservoir / Mandai, Sat, 9 June 2012

Date:          Saturday,  9th June 2012

Time:          4.00pm SHARP ( 2.5 to 3hrs)  Do be on time as we shall commute by bus in a group.    

Meeting Point :    
Woodlands Regional Bus Interchange between Berths 4 & 5.

(S9 Woodlands MRT – exit the station, turn Right; look for escalator on your right to Basement, turn right and behold Berth 5!)

End of walk :    MRT Station: NS16 Ang Mo Kio  (Foodcourt @ L3, many other restaurants & food stalls)  

EOs :                ChristinaCL Chan & Charles Wee

NOTE:   Due to the unique location of destination, part of the journey, we need to commute by bus.  
             There is no significant landmark to enable us to guide you to meet up with us should you be late!

Brief Description:    

Terrain is EASY.      
Bring your cameras – very scenic!
Toilet facilities — Only at MRT stations.
Rain or shine, we will be there!

Let’s explore yet another natural forest reserve.  A LUSH forest of tropical trees and shrubs, Enjoy its peace
and quietness…… GOOD for mental health, mood and some eye-cercise!     emoticon

I was there when I was  probably around 0.9m. I recalled to get to the reservoir one has to walk on a long
paved road, from a distance a rocket-shaped tower looms into view.  As I stand nearer to it, it seems to
tower over my small frame.  

This iconic observation tower still stands tall and straight but, gone is the feeling of its towering presence;
though from its top it still provides a panoramic view of the waters and surrounding greenery.

Seletar Reservoir was damaged during the Japanese war in 1941.  It was renamed Upper Seletar Reservoir
after the construction of  Lower Seletar Reservoir.  It is one of the 4 main reservoirs and its nature reserve
acts as a water catchment area, its waters is used for drinking and daily usage after treatment for the
people in Singapore.
Upper Seletar Reservoir has been expanded twice in capacity and in 1999 it became a marked conservation site!

When did you last visit Seletar Reservoir?   
Since you were a child like me or……   Never ever?      Come, join us!          emoticon

Stay cool Be cool!          emoticon 

Our Walk Team EOs: Charles Wee, Jeffrey Lim, Mary Tan, Joyce Tan, Veronica Wong, Serene Low,
Conrad Tang,  Lydia Soh  and I, ChristinaCL Chan,,,,, signing off

REGISTER HERE

1.  Charles Wee
2.  ChristinaCL Chan
3.  Danny Lye      (unwell, R&R)
4.  June Tan         (need to R&R) hehe
5.  Andrew Yeung
6.  Pauline Chew
7.  Jane Chua
8.  Judy Lim        (unwell, R&R)
9.  June Koh
10. Lena Ho
11. Steven Ng
12. Lydia Soh
13. Maureen Lee
14. Fong Poh Chee
15. Bernie Chung
16. Alice Seah
17. Janet Ng
18. Cheryl Ho
19. Tan Li Li
20. Wendy Goh
21. Daisy Yeo
22. Erik Teo
23. Chui Keng
24. Sockie
25. Hew Lee
26. Rosalind Soh
27. Evelyn Ong
28. Catherine Chong
29. Pauline Khoo
30. Christina Pan
31. Janis Han
32. Johnny Pow
33. Annie Tan
34. Thomas Lau
35. Lucy Tan
36. Irene Poh
37. Aaron How
38. Juliet Ong
39. Lilian Teo
40. Veronica Wong
41. Pat Oei
42. Lynda
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Monthly Walk: Jurong Lake (Park, Jurong Gdns), Sat 12 May 2012

Date:      Saturday,  12th May  2012

Time:       4.30pm (approx 2.5hrs)        

Meeting Place :    MRT Station – EW25 Chinese Garden, Exit A beside a ‘Cheers’ store

End of walk :    MRT Station – Jurong East EW24
                        Makan place – JCube, new shopping mall or JurongEast Mrt Kopi Tiam-food centre.  

EOs :    ChristinaCL Chan and Serene Low

Brief Description:    

Terrain is EASY for all ages.      
Bring your cameras – very scenic!
Toilet facilities — at MRT station EW25. Next available approx 30/45mins later,
                                  many available at the Jurong Gardens.
Rain or shine, we will be there!

This month, let’s go West!
In the past years, it is rare that our monthly walks is towards this direction.

Where?  in this highly urbanized city we lived in to find a place that flows with greenery, peace, calm and
Serenity…. A gem in the West, of pristine beauty –  Jurong Lake and its Gardens!    emoticon

It is one of the "Destination Parks"  that will get a massive makeover – expect significant development that
will transformed it into the next big suburban commercial hub.

Let us troop down to Jurong Lake, a 70ha freshwater lake and reservoir to enjoy its breathtaking view
before the day draws near where this area is further enhanced, changed forever!    emoticon

Along the perimeter of Jurong Lake, a landscaped sanctuary Park was completed in 2006.  
Pause,  take in the sights across glistening waters ……    see families, friends chatting under shade of
trees, strolling at leisure in the park,  children frolic around with laughter, kite flying, fishing……
uhmmm…… breathe in,  to energize the following week’s hustle and bustle.
Look out for clusters of older banyan tress where their aerial prop roots spread out laterally like a small
fence along certain fringe of the lake, where the trunks are covered with an orangy hue – rarely found
or seen in Singapore.  

As one stroll into one of the Jurong Gardens found within the Lake, time stood still in nostalgia……….
step onto the ‘Pai Hung Ch’iao’ Bridge, the white rainbow, 13-Arch Bridge;  though this bridge is shorter
than the famous 17-Arch Bridge at the Summer Palace in Peking, it still maintains the magnificent
architectural design of a typical beautiful bridge found in China.

Stay cool Be cool!        emoticon

Our Walk Team EOs: Charles Wee, Jeffrey Lim, Mary Tan, Joyce Tan, Veronica Wong, Serene Low, Conrad Tang,  Lydia Soh  and me, ChristinaCL Chan,,,,, signing off

REGISTER HERE

1    Danny Lye
2    June Tan
3    Tan Li Li
4    Jane Chua
5    Susan CH Tan
6    Barbara Lim
7    Lee Thean Hor
8    Toon Tong Wai
9    Gabriella Chua
10    Primrose Kok
11    Mega Abdullah
12    Winnie Tan
13    Jimmy Tsin
14    Janie Leong
15    Philip Wee
16    Priscilla Wee
17    Lydia Soh
18    Terry Tang
19    Tan Chui Kheng
20    Erik Teo
21    Alice Seah
22    Christina Pan
23    Johnny Pow
24    Annie Tan
25    Tan Chor Suan
26    Eileen Ang
27    Mdm Ah Ting
28    Ang Choon Lan
29    Evelyn Ong
30    Catherine Chong
31    Grace Ng
32    Pauline Khoo
33    Seok Cheng
34    Serene Low
35    ChristinaCL Chan
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Monthly Walk – Bt Brown / MacRitchie Pk, Sat, 14 Apr 2012

 

Date                 :  Saturday,  14 April, 2012

Time /Duration  :  4pm  "sharp" / approx 2.5 hours   

Meeting Place    :  EXIT B, Caldecott MRT (CC 17)

End of walk       :  MacRitchie Reservoir Park – Bus stop (opp Mt Alvernia Hosp)
                           Bus services: 52, 74, 93, 130, 132, 156, 157, 162, 165, 166, 167,
                           640, 645, 852, 855 & 980.  (74 & 852 goes to Marymount MRT)

EOs                  :  Charles Wee, Veronica Wong & Mary Tan

Brief Details:
Terrain – sandy/gravelled, forestry path and easy to walk boardwalk.
Toilet facilities: only at Caldecott MRT and near the cafe.
Bring drinking water, an umbrella (for rain or sun), mosquito repellent, camera,
cap and wear comfortable covered walking shoes.  Walk on the submerged boardwalk,
bring slippers and also towel to dry your feet after wash up at nearby toilet
facility near cafe.

1st Part – Bukit Brown – EO Charles,
Let us explore one of Singapore’s oldest burial ground which is the final
resting place of many Chinese pioneers; many of whom helped shaped our Nation.
In fact, BBC is more than a cemetery; it is 1 of the last few remaining patches
of wilderness rich in flora and fauna and certain wild life. There are some
large trees which have grown to majestic heights and, looking up from
underneath 1 of these trees gives a sense of awe.  Plenty of light, not creepy
at all along the main paths which are relative wide.
Expect to see horses as there is a riding school & polo club nearby.
Join us to appreciate the area’s historical, cultural and spiritual
aspects,,, before it is gone!
   
2nd Part – MacRitchie Reservoir Park –  EOs Veronica Wong & Mary Tan
Another gateway to nature, MacRitchie Reservoir is Singapore’s oldest reservoir.
Gazetted as a heritage building, the zig-zag bridge and bandstand has been
reconditioned and restored. Experience walking in ankle-deep water and getting
your feet wet on the submerged boardwalk to be in close contact
with water plants and aquatic life.  A relax walk along the boardwalk trail. 
Enjoy a beautiful sunset at the reservoir against the backdrop of dense rainforest.

We shall end the walk at the Mushroom Café.
It serves a wide range of food.  They have chicken, beef stew served with rice,
mee siam, curry puffs, icecream, chendol, chicken wings, coffee, many types,
fruit juices. Their signature dish is Mee Siam, quite good.  Food are available
till sold out!

Our Walk Team EOs: Charles Wee, Jeffrey Lim, Mary Tan, Joyce Tan, Veronica Wong,
Conrad Tang, Lydia Soh and I, ChristinaCL Chan,,,,, signing off

REGISTER EARLY (so we can inform the cafe staff: to expect to
                  feed xxx number of hungry folks!)

1. Daniel Chan
2. June Koh                    (makan)
3. Andrew Yeung           (makan)
4. Gingko Tay                 (makan)
5. Feztus Lim
6. Daniel Ong
7. Tan Li Li                     (makan)
8. Alice Seah
9. Charles Chua            (makan)
10. Robert Ong
11. Rosalind Lee
12. Terry Tang               (makan)
13. Jane Chua
14. Pauline Chew
15. Maureen Lee         (makan)
16. Kenneth Tan          (makan)
17. Jimmy Tsin             (makan)
18. Bernie Chung
19. Lily Ho
20. Judy Lim                (makan)
21. Irene Poh              (makan)
22. Lucy Tan                (makan)
23. Thomas Lau          (makan)
24. Andrew Koh           (makan)
25. Johnny Pow   
26. Christina Pan       (makan)
27. Tan Chor Suan
28. Ivan Lim
29. Fong Poh Chee      (makan)
30. Rosalind Soh         (makan)
31. Victor Chee
32. Steven Yuen
33. Wee Chin
34. Priscilla Wee
35. Charles Wee
36. Mary Tan
37. Veronica Wong
38. ChristinaCL Chan   (makan)
39. Evelyn Ong
40. Catherine Chong
41. Helen Wong
42. Pow T.K.
43. Daisy Yeo
44. Anna Lee               (makan)
45. Henry Ong             (makan)
46. Henry Yip
47. Debbie Oh              (makan)
48. Sock Cheng aka Sockie     (makan)
49. Audrey Wong
50. Anna Seet
51. Richard Lim
52. Lilian Teo
53. Ronald Lam         (makan)
54. Malcolm Chen     (makan)
55. Lawrence Khan

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Monthly Walk — Q2 Updates

Love Nature?  …..  Come, let’s Walk together!           emoticon        

14 Apr      Bt Brown & MacRitchie  (lookout for post sometime this week!)
12 May    Jurong Park/Lake
09 Jun      Mandai  (to be confirmed)

LET THE JOY OF DOING A PLEASANT ACTIVITY BE THERE ALWAYS!           emoticon

Till then…. stay Cool!  Be Cool!              emoticon

The Walk Team EOs:  Charles Wee, Veronica Wong, Mary Tan, Jeffrey Lim, Joyce Tan, Serene Low,
Conrad&Sally Tang, Lydia Soh and I, ChristinaCL Chan,,,,,,,signing off.

,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,PREVIOUSLY,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

LET’S WALK & TALK…. HEALTH to our senses and being!

Come CAPER with us from FEBRUARY 2012,,,, allow your senses be pampered by lush greenery, cool sea

breeze or watch children prance around in the parks,,, profound JOY!  

IMPORTANT:
On-going monthly walks on every 2nd Saturday/each month
UNLESS otherwise informed.     
Rain or shine, CONFIRMED walks will not be cancelled; unless inclement weather that poses danger!

Brief details of each walk will be posted on SHC website for registration: approx 10days  prior to scheduled
date.

The Monthly Walk will kick off on SATURDAY, 11th FEBRUARY 2012!

2012 – Monthly Walks on 2nd Saturdays.  Confirmed dates:
11 Feb     Done
10 Mar    Done
14 Apr     
12 May    
09 Jun
14 Jul
11 Aug  long weekend, no walk.  MIGHT reschedule walk on 25th August instead!
08 Sep
13 Oct
10 Nov
08 Dec

……More GOODNESS:
Walking is one of the simplest forms and also the most effective form of exercise. Good for sedentary
workers!  

Regular walking, like most aerobic activities, is good because cardio-vascular exercise strengthens the
heart and lungs, increasing overall fitness.

Walking is low impact.   It does not have the same potential for injury as jogging or other strenuous forms
of activities, yet offers all the benefits.

Founder had asked me to mention the benefits of walking.  So here goes…..

Some BENEFITS mentioned by doctors are:

1)  good for bones and improves the body’s cardiovascular system. It also helps boost circulation.
2)  helps to drain the lower legs of excess fluid and can help prevent varicose veins through the pumping
      action of the calf muscles.
3)  people tend to be able to walk at a consistent speed than run, it is a more beneficial form of
      tissue-cleansing.
4)  also better for the spine than running, as it puts less stress on the discs.   Human beings were
      designed for constant movement, not sitting in cars or in front of computers, which causes negative
      pressures on our spinal cord.
5)  Regular walking is excellent for spinal discs, which receive minerals and vitamins through the
      pumping action it causes.

Monthly Walk-Labrador Boardwalk/Keppel Bay

This is posted on behalf of Ms Lydia Soh, she will be back next Tuesday.

LABRADOR PARK – Here We Come

If you love Sunset, Plants, Small Animals, Waters, Swamps, Mangroves, Boats, Clippers, join us
for our second Walk of the year as we ‘creek’ down the natural & historical LABRADOR PARK.     emoticon

Date         :      Saturday, 10 March 2012

Time         :       4.15pm        

Meeting Place      :    Labrador MRT Station – Exit A, near but away from the top of the escalator

Getting There      :    Circle Line (CC27)
                                 Bus Nos. 10, 30, 57, 61, 93, 97, 100, 143, 166, 176, 188, 963
 
EOs        :    Lydia Soh & Charles Wee

Come in your walking gears, with umbrella/cap, drinking water and an open mind to explore.
Do sign up and we see you there.

Our Walk Team EOs: Charles Wee, Jeffrey Lim, Mary Tan, Joyce Tan, Veronica Wong and Conrad Tang, ChristinaCL Chan and me,  Lydia Soh,,,,, signing off

REGISTER HERE:

1. Winnie K-Tan
2. Gabriella Chua
3. Margaret Chua
4. Eddy Lee
5. Long Ai Ling (presently ?)
6. Grace Goh (presently ?)
7. Tang Cheng Luang (presently ?)
8. Tan Aik Hua (presently ?)
9. Danny Lye
10. June Tan
11. Charles Chua
12. Johnny Pow
13. Annie Tan
14. Jane Chua
15. Pauline Chew
16. Abu Bakar Abrahim
17. Oi Cheng
18. Jimmy Tsin
19. Goh Seow Yong
20. Suzhang
21. Lee Ah Nee
22. Lina Ng
23. Lee Hou Chong
24. Angie Ng
25. Alice Seah
26. Evelyn Ong
27. Catherine Chong
28. Karen Thio
29. Sally Kang
30. Pauline Choo
31. Daisy Yeo
32. Maureen Lee
33. Lilian Teo
34. Lydia Soh
35. Charles Wee
36. ChristinaCL Chan
37. Peng Peng
38. Arthur   (can’t recall your surname!)
39. Peggy    (Arthur’s wife)
40. Christina Pan
41. Janis
42. Annie Lim
43. Julie Toh
44. Jimmy Chew
45. Sally Chew
46. Wee Chin
47. Steven Yuen
48. Victor Chee
49. Janet Ng
50. Cheryl Ho
51. Gingko Tay
52. Irene Poh
53. Leong Kum Hong
54. Rosalind Soh
55. Dorothy Lee
56. Caroline Gee
57. Grace Ng
58. Richard Lim
59. Evelyn Yeo
60. Vincent Lim
61. Sockie
62. Joy Chuang
63. Lee Keng Seng
64. Ann Lim
65. SK Chua
66. Josephine Yap
67. Angie Chiaw

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Monthly walk – 2012 Schedule

 

 LET’S WALK & TALK…. HEALTH to our senses and being!         emoticon

Come CAPER with us from FEBRUARY 2012,,,, allow your senses be pampered by lush greenery, cool sea

breeze or watch children prance around in the parks,,, profound JOY!  

IMPORTANT:
On-going monthly walks on every 2nd Saturday/each month
UNLESS otherwise informed.     
Rain or shine, CONFIRMED walks will not be cancelled; unless inclement weather that poses danger!

Brief details of each walk will be posted on SHC website for registration: approx 10days  prior to scheduled

date.

The Monthly Walk will kick off on SATURDAY, 11th FEBRUARY 2012!        emoticon

2012 – Monthly Walks on 2nd Saturdays.  Confirmed dates:
11 Feb
10 Mar
14 Apr
12 May    
09 Jun
14 Jul
11 Aug  long weekend, no walk.  Might reschedule walk on another date!
08 Sep
13 Oct
10 Nov
08 Dec

Feb to Apr 2012 — the routes are       emoticon
11Feb     Punggol Waterfront
10Mar    Labrador Nature Reserver/Promenade
14Apr     MacRitchie Reservoir Park

……More GOODNESS:
Walking is one of the simplest forms and also the most effective form of exercise. Good for sedentary

workers!  

Regular walking, like most aerobic activities, is good because cardio-vascular exercise strengthens the

heart and lungs, increasing overall fitness.

Walking is low impact.   It does not have the same potential for injury as jogging or other strenuous forms

of activities, yet offers all the benefits.

Founder had asked me to mention the benefits of walking.  So here goes…..

Some BENEFITS mentioned by doctors are:

1)  good for bones and improves the body’s cardiovascular system. It also helps boost circulation.
2)  helps to drain the lower legs of excess fluid and can help prevent varicose veins through the pumping
      action of the calf muscles.
3)  people tend to be able to walk at a consistent speed than run, it is a more beneficial form of
      tissue-cleansing.
4)  also better for the spine than running, as it puts less stress on the discs.   Human beings were
      designed for constant movement, not sitting in cars or in front of computers, which causes negative
      pressures on our spinal cord.
5)  Regular walking is excellent for spinal discs, which receive minerals and vitamins through the
      pumping action it causes.

LET THE JOY OF DOING A PLEASANT ACTIVITY BE THERE ALWAYS!       emoticon

Till then…. stay Cool!  Be Cool!     emoticon

GONG XI  GONG XI
???? (xin nian kuai le)            ???? (wan shi ru yi)

The Walk Team EOs:  Charles Wee, Veronica Wong, Mary Tan, Jeffrey Lim, Joyce Tan, Serene Low,

Conrad&Sally Tang, Lydia Soh and I, ChristinaCL Chan,,,,,,,signing off.

LAST Monthly walk’11: Tg Rhu/ Gardens by the Bay EAST (GB1)

 

       This is the LAST WALK for this year!

Date : 10 Dec 2011 (Saturday)

Start TIME4.20pm  SHARP!

Meet Place : Dakota MRT (CC8), Exit A  ie., opp Exit B!  (I recalled at Exit B, you see the control station) From Exit A, go up escalator to ground level.  Let’s gather around the grass patch.
On arrival, do use the toilet facilities as non will be available till more than an hour later, at BayEAST.

Getting there:
1)  MRT – Circle Line, Dakota Station CC8
By bus, alight either at Blk 99 or opp Blk 62, along Old Airport Road
Bus Svc#s: 10, 16, 30, 31, 32, 33.

Leaders:  ChristinaCL Chan and Lydia Soh.

This evening the stroll begins along the Geylang River towards Tanjong Rhu Promenade where lovely
condos dots the river bank along the Kallang Basin; one might see some water sports eg., dragon boat
and kayaking.

As we approach the Promenade, we can see the Kallang Leisure Park shopping centre on the opposite
bank.  After sights of lush condos estate, IF the weather permits, will add a twist to this walk with an
"itsy bitsy teeny weeny" flavour!  ahem,,, what are you thinking??  Come and you shall find out…  emoticon

After this, another of nature’s beauty to behold!  Bay EAST —
the 1st of the S$1-billion Gardens by the Bay!

Bay EAST was an interim park in support of YOG2010 (Youth Olympics) .  In October 2011, this relatively
NEW park is opened to the public to enjoy.  For now, it offers basic facilities but future development is
expected at a later stage.  
(Look for the infrastructure and interpretative signage showing the water sustainability story within the
interim garden).

The 32 hectares linear park, stretches along Marina Reservoir — offers a panoramic view of the overall
Marina Bay skyline (with Marina Bay Financial District and Supertrees at Bay South,  Marina Bay Sands,
Marina Reservoir, Marina Barage, Singapore Flyer and F1 Pitt Building as backdrop)… from a distance,,, 

The unobstructed views are superb, a feast for your eyes,,,snap away! with your cameras.   emoticon
Breathe in! expand your lungs with fresh air.

Now that our eyes and lungs are filled, let’s head back towards the Promenade, cross a suspension
bridge to Kallang Leisure Park to nurse our growling tummies.

Stay COOL, BE COOL!!        emoticon

Our Walk Team EOs: Charles Wee, Jeffrey Lim, Mary Tan, Joyce Tan, Veronica Wong and Conrad Tang,
Lydia Soh and me, ChristinaCL Chan,,,,, signing off

Jingle Bells! Jingle Bells! ,,,, Let’s celebrate!      emoticon
Wish you & your family this coming season, be filled with Joy, Peace, Health, Harmony & Wealth!

NOTE:  We will hang up our walking shoes, till next walk on 11 February, 2012.  See YOU!    emoticon

REGISTER HERE:

1    DANNY LYE
2    JUNE TAN
3    ANDREW YEUNG
4    HAMIDAH ISHAK
5    K C WONG
6    GRACE GAN
7    ANN LIM
8    AUDREY WONG
9    IRENE POH
10    JOSEPHINE YAP
11    LILIAN TEO
12    SK CHUA
13    JUDY LIM
14    PAULINE CHEW
15    JANE CHUA
16    ALICE SEAH
17    SOCK CHENG aka Sockie
18    THOMAS LAU
19    LUCY TAN
20    TERRY TANG
21    FREDA LIM
22    TAN BOON LIANG
23    JANET CHAN
24    DAISY PHUA
25    ANNIE LOH
26    PEH BEE HUAH
27    CHRISTINA PAN
28    JOY CHUANG
29    GRACE WONG
30    DIANA TAN
31    IRIS HONG
32    BERNIE CHUNG
33    GOH AH LAM
34    IVAN LIM
35    GRACE KANG
36    SUSAN TanSW
37    LINDA CHAN NK
38    MAUREEN LEE
39    AARON HOW
40    JULIET ONG
41    LAWRENCE KHAN
42    CHARLES WEE
43    CONRAD TANG
44    SALLY LEE
45    VERONICA WONG
46    MARY TAN
47    LYDIA SOH
48    ChristinaCL Chan
49    MARGARET TIAN
50    PRISCILLA WEE
51    DAISY YEO
52    VINCENT LIM
53    DANIEL CHAN
54    WINSTON YANG
55    WINNE LIM
56    STEVEN CHAN
57    PREMA LATA
58    DOROTHY LEE
59    ELIZA CHUA
60    SHIRLEEN KAO
61    RICHARD WONG
62    CLARA CHAY
63    ANDREW KOH
64    KOH TONG SENG
65    LILIAN KOH
66    SERENE LEOW
67    ROBERT TAN
68    LEE AH NEE
69    MELISSA KHNG
70    JUNE KOH
71    CATHERINE CHONG
72    EVELYN ONG
73    MAGGIE TEO
74    CAROLINE TAN
75    DANIEL ONG
76    JOHN HOWE
77    JANIE LEONG
78    SEOK CHENG
79    ESTHER MOK
80    LAURA NG
81    GINGKO
82    RONALD LEE
83    LINA TAN
84    CYNTHIA NEO
85    WEE CHIN
86    HELEN KUEK
87    LEE KHENG LIM
88    DEBBIE OH
89    GARY ONG
90    CHERYL HO
91    JANET NG

92    DORINE TAN

 

 93    KC LAU

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Monthly walks: Q4 updates

Quote:   
Reviews suggest that walking just 30 minutes per day, a few days a week is enough to moderately increase overall bone density.
Those who walked 30 minutes each day had a significantly lower risk of premature death than those who rarely exercised.
Walking is a natural form of movement and, unlike high impact exercise, does not place excess stress on the joints and boosts bone strength.

Low risk and easy to start….Walking may just be the key to achieving fitness. 
Let’s swing! at least your arms and stay on track!      emoticon

Announcement 
We are happy to announce that Lydia Soh has joined the Walk Team as one of the EOs.     emoticon

Update 
Monthly Walk sched:  Oct to Dec 2011

08Oct      Bishan to Casuarina   (to Register, see separate post)
12Nov     Confirmed (route will be announced at nearer date)
10Dec     Confirmed (route will be announced)

     —– 2012 —– 
We will resume The 1st walk on Saturday, 11th February.      emoticon
No walk for the month of January. 

Information
SHC Monthly Walk:  every 2nd Saturday of the month UNLESS otherwise informed.    

Details of each walk:  Post will appear approx 2 weeks prior to scheduled date for registration.
Rain or shine, CONFIRMED walks will not be cancelled; unless inclement weather that poses danger!

Let the joy of doing a pleasant activity be there always!

Till then…. stay Cool!  Be Cool!        emoticon

The Walk Team EOs:  Charles Wee, Veronica Wong, Mary Tan, Jeffrey Lim, Joyce Tan, Serene Low,Conrad Tang, Lydia Soh and me, Christina CL Chan,,,,,,,signing off.

Monthly walk: Bishan to Potong Pasir

THIS POST is posted on behalf of Charles Wee who is away;  he will be back to lead this walk!     emoticon

Date    13th August , Saturday 4.30pm 

Duration: approx 2.5 – 3hrs, depending on pace.

Meet:    Near taxi stand at Bishan Road  (just outside Bishan MRT)

Walk leaders:  Charles Wee & ChristinaCL Chan

After our strenuous railway walk last month, we shall now do an easy  walk for August. 
The Walk begins from Bishan MRT towards the nearby Sports Complex ,  along a canal which is actually the beginning of the Kallang River .

This walking route which ends at Potong Pasir , takes us  past the Bishan MRT depot, underneath the CTE , across the overhead bridge at Braddel Road  and towards St Andrew’s School.

On the way, if lady luck smiles on us,  we  may spot some cranes feeding in the "Sungei"/river and some small time fishermen hoping to get a bigger "catch"  than what is possible.

Nearer to Potong Pasir,  the canal broadens into a river. The scenery here is very peaceful and picturesque,,,,  R  E  L  A  X  I  N  G !   Try your photographing skills  to capture somebeautiful shots!  emoticon

We will soon reach the well known Sri Sivadurga temple after crossing the bridge over the river.  Opposite the temple is a coffee shop, famous for its freshly made  paos and siewmais.  Ideal for a short  Rest&Refreshment before we proceed to Potong Pasir MRT where we will end our walk.

The Walk Team EOs:  Charles Wee, Veronica Wong, Mary Tan, Jeffrey Lim, Joyce Tan, Serene Low,Conrad Tang and ChristinaCL Chan.

REGISTER HERE!

1. CHARLES CHUA
2. GABRIELLA CHUA
3. JUNE KOH
4. IVAN LIM
5. KH LEONG
6. KH LEONG’s wife
7. JUNE TAN
8. DANNY LYE
9. CHAN YUET YIN
10. ANDREW YEUNG
11. AUDREY WONG
12. WINNIE K-TAN
13. HEW LEE
14. BERNIE CHUNG
15. LYDIA SOH
16. PENG PENG
17. JANIS HAN
18. CHARLES WEE
19. ChristinaCL CHAN
20. WENDY KOH
21. SERENE LEOW
22. ROBERT TAN
23. STEPHEN LOW
24. AARON HOW
25. JULIET ONG
26. MAGARET SOO
27. RONALD LEE
28. SEOK CHENG
29. DAISY PHUA
30. RICHARD WONG
31. PEGGY TAN
32. LILLIAN TEO
33. TAN SEOK WAH
34. MARGE TIAN
35. VERONICA WONG
36. SERENE LOW
37. TIM LIU
38. ANNA LEE
39. HENRY ONG
40. ANDREW KOH

Photos by Charles Wee and Danny Lye

Railway Track Ramble 1 (RTR 1): Thursday, 14July

SPECIAL WALK — RAILWAY TRACK RAMBLE 1 (RTR 1)

WHY walk on a weekday?  — relevant authorities said this trail  will be closed by 17Jul;
expect crowds to swarm the rail on weekends which will cause the rail to loose
its tranquility and rustic charm!

Date: 14 JULY 2011 (Thursday)

Start: 9.30am

Meet at : McDonalds, King Albert Park(road).

Getting there:
1) nearest MRT Station – Newton.  Walk to Bukit Timah Road (quite a no. of bus stops to destination),
take these buses – 66, 67, 74, 77, 151, 154, 157, 170, 171, 174, 563,852, 961, 970, 645.
2) Dover MRT take bus svc# 74 to Clementi Road, alight at Ngee Ann Poly, King Albert Park is across the road.

Distance: as far as you choose to ramble…                           emoticon
Want to get off the track? Look out for "Exits".

Leaders:  ChristinaCL Chan and Charles Wee.

           
*****Commute by bus, do allow sufficient travel and waiting time.  If member wish to leave
 for other appointment, appreciate U keep either EOs informed.

The Malaysian railway line (26km) that had operated through Singapore has given us a
wonderful GREEN Belt that runs across our little RED Dot from South to North.  The railway
have had sections that had been defunct dates as far back to 1903.  We might trek these
in future.

There is not much tijme left to revel and feast in this beautiful greenery, flora and
fauna, that you might not see elsewhere on our island.  We might catch glimpses of
animals and wildlife that resided inside this hugh tract of greenery.

I wish that this green corridor or at least certain tracts of the beautiful greenery
will be kept unthouched!  It certainly is a haven for us to escape from the hectic world
that we live in.

Our walk shall commence from a station, built in 1932 but now looked forlorn and quiet.
We shall head Southbound through Ulu Pandan / Holland / Buona Vista / Portsdown — this
being the easier track and an area that has hugh tracks of greenery; one of the more scenic
stretch along the Railway.

What is the trail like?
The train tracks are relatively easy to walk on OR if you prefer
Tread on granite stones flanking both sides of the rail OR
Walk on trodden paths, flanked by tall grass; narrow at some spots; uneven terrain,
climb over natural obstacles like fallen branches, logs or tree trunks.
Get to cross the "black heavy steel truss bridges, tunnels; without fear of the
warnings from air operated horns and whistles or the drone of an approaching train.

NOTE

Bring drinking water, poncho, hat, insect repellant, camera, binoculars(optional). 
Country roads might be narrow or slippery (trek pole or walking stick is a good aid;
Wear long pants
Shoes or track shoes are strongly recommended. 
No slippers/sandals as they are also an open invitation to insects/mosquitoes.
Bring a small torch light.

COME, with a sense of Adventure! expect the unexpected!                emoticon

Do not miss out on this BEAUTIFUL GREEN BELT!!!

REGISTER HERE

We ask for fine weather: a BBC = Beautiful Breezy Cloudy day, no rain!    

Let the joy of doing a pleasant activity be there always!

Till then…. stay Cool!  Be Cool!                   emoticon

The Walk Team EOs: 
Charles Wee, Veronica Wong, Mary Tan, Jeffrey Lim, Joyce Tan, Serene Low, Conrad Tang
and me, ChristinaCL Chan,,,,,,,signing off.

The RAMBLERS,,,,

1.  Ginko Tay
2.  Ivan Lim
3.  Jane Chua
4.  Andrew Koh
5.  Danny Lye
6.  June Tan
7.  Danny Ong
8.  Grace Wong
9.  Ann Lim
10. Peter Goh
11. Ronald Lee
12. Jam
13. Goh Ah Lam
14. Richard Kee
15. Jane Kee
16. Catherine Yeo
17. Grace Kang
18. Julie Y
19. Lydia Soh
20. Feztus Lim
21. Seok Cheng
22. Lee Ah Nee
23. Daisy Yeo
24. Lillian Teo
25. Mega Abdullah
26. Richard Wong
27. Peng Peng
28. Charles Wee
29. ChristinaCL Chan
30. Karen Thio
31. Judy Lim
32. Marg Tian
33. Eddy Lee
34.
35.

Photos by Charles Wee, Andrew Koh, Ivan Lim, Karen Thio and Danny Lye

Monthly Walk sched: JUL to SEP 2011

LET’S WALK TO HEALTH !!!

SHC Monthly Walk walks into its 6th year ,,,,, On-going every 2nd Saturday/each month   emoticon
UNLESS otherwise informed.     

Details of each walk:  Post will appear approx 2 weeks prior to scheduled date for registration.
Rain or shine, CONFIRMED walks will not be cancelled; unless inclement weather that poses danger!

SCHEDULED DATES:

09Jul                 Simpang Kiri PCN  (post is up, please register)        emoticon
14 or 23Jul       SPECIAL HISTORICAL WALK – Tg Pagar Railway (dates are tentative)
13Aug               Potong Pasir / Bishan Park 2
10Sep               Alexandra PCN
08Oct               TBA
12Nov              TBA
10Dec              TBC

*TBA – routes will be provided at nearer date.
**TBC – date to be confirmed in due time.

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A SPECIAL HISTORICAL WALK  —  "RTR1"              emoticon

Are you as excited as I to ramble the Tg Pagar Raiway track? 

FYI, I was one of those who had written to the authorities to allow the public to walk the railway track after it will be closed on 30Jun2011.

Due to prior scheduled maintenance work by the relevant authorities, the route seems to be portioned into 2 segments/period for the public to visit.

Opportunity has been given, we want to take it! 
Should the visits be extended, we shall do another then.

RTR1 – Railway Track Ramble 1, tentative on Thursday 14Jul or Saturday 23Jul.    emoticon
The post will be out for registration earliest this coming Sat if the walk is on 14Jul, else, post will be out later.

Meanwhile, comments if any, please feel free to write to me:  chrischan5575@yahoo.com

Let the joy of doing a pleasant activity be there always!

Till then…. stay Cool!  Be Cool!        emoticon

The Walk Team EOs:  Charles Wee, Veronica Wong, Mary Tan, Jeffrey Lim, Joyce Tan, Serene Low,Conrad Tang and me, ChristinaCL Chan ,,,, signing off!

Monthly walk – Pulau Ubin, Chek Jawa


Date: 09 April 2011 (Saturday)

Getting to Changi Village Bus Interchange :  Buses svc nos. 2, 29, 59, 109.
e.g. from Tanah Merah MRT station, alight and board Bus Svc No. 2;
from Tampines MRT, board Bus Svc No. 29;
Pasir Ris MRT, Bus Svc No. 109.

Assemble, mark attendance:  9:15am at Ground level of Changi Point Ferry Terminal “CPFT” which

overlooks the sea (walking distance from Changi Village Food Centre).

Depart from CPFT :  9.30AM SHARP 
We will walk down to the basement to take a bumboat ride. The ride takes about 10 minutes
at  S$2.50 per person/per trip.  There are no scheduled departure times to and from Ubin,
as bumboats set off only when there are 12 passengers.

Lunch: approx at 1 p.m. at a local Chinese restaurant.  It serves individual zhi char dishes
or ala carte seafood orders.  Seating capacity is limited; we need to book tables for all.   
          
*****Commute by bus, do allow sufficient travel and waiting time.  If any member wish to
leave early for other appointment, appreciate U keep either Eos informed.

Leaders:  ChristinaCL Chan and Serene Low.

Calling all nature lovers and those who want escape from the hustle and bustle of city life
in Singapore:
Come, join us,,,, stroll back to the 60s… leave all cares behind.
Let this island’s natural and rustic charm soothes your soul!                  emoticon      

Our walk will take us all the way to Chek Jawa; Walking under the swaying coconut palms, lush
greenery, birds, through “country’ roads where the air is fresh.
Chek Jawa one of Singapore’s richest ecosystems!
Apparently, on 9April, in the morning the tide is low, hopefully it is low enough and unveils
the marine life there.

Our walk ends once we are back to Ubin town centre.
Do not leave Ubin without feasting on some seafood which is fresh and prices are reasonable.

When you have rested, feasted and recharged, you may go to explore the nearby Sensory Trail –
a small garden with fruit trees, spices and herbs for cooking, applants used in traditional
medicine and native plants of the mangrove forest.

NOTE
Bring poncho, hat, insect repellent, binocular and camera.  Country roads might be slippery,
shoes or track shoes are strongly recommended.  No slippers/sandals as they are also an
open invitation to insects/mosquitoes.

1.  Walk single file when road is narrow, Always keep to the left side of the road. Do not
     wander off or lag behind, stay with the group!
2.  Bring your own drinking water.  Water from public toilets and wells is not suitable for
     drinking or bathing. As lunch might be late for some, bring snacks but no littering.
3.  Avoid feeding, touching, harassing or capturing any wild animal.
4.  Hornets and wild bees are potentially dangerous when disturbed – stay clear of any nest
     or hive and report its location to the National Parks Board immediately.
5.  Shelters are few and small.  During our trail, toilets are found at Ubin Town and Chek Jawa.
6.  Spray insect repellant esp if mosquitoes loves your blood!

REGISTER HERE, indicate your lunch preference….
Lunch : to facilitate table reservations – indicate if you want to be in
Grp 1 = seafood 
Grp 2 = Individual

Grp #1
1.  ChristinaCL
2.   Serene Low
3.  Yatsing
4.  Daniel Ong
5.  Myra Chia
6.  Judy Lim
7.  Charles Chua 
8.  Lee Ah Nee
9.  Andrew Koh
10. Thomas Lau
11. Feztus
12. June Koh
13. Ronald Lee
14. Steven Chan
15. Janie Leong
16. Dave Tan
17. Maritha Chua
18. Grace Wong/Ng
19. Peng Peng
20. Lawrence Khan
21. Serene Leow
22. Robert Tan
23. Susan Tan
24. Pheng Sok Goh/Chia
25. Maureen Lee

We ask for fine weather: a BBC = Beautiful Breezy Cloudy Saturday, no rain!  Thanks!   emoticon

Let the joy of doing a pleasant activity be there always!

 

Till then…. stay Cool!  Be Cool!        emoticon

The Walk Team EOs:  Charles Wee, Veronica Wong, Mary Tan, Jeffrey Lim, Joyce Tan, Serene Low, Conrad

Tang and me, ChristinaCL Chan,,,,,,,signing off.


Photos by Andrew Koh & Thomas Lau

Monthly Walk schedule – Q2 Update

 
Walking is considered a good if not superior health habit!
Walking is Free and easy; need only a good pair of walking shoes!               emoticon

Q2 scheduled dates and for the rest of 2011:  on 2nd Saturdays/month

09Apr     Pulau Ubin (we did this once only in 2007)    Post  will be up sooooon!
14May    Zhenghua Park
11Jun     Punggol Promenade
09Jul      TBA
13Aug    TBA
10Sep    TBA
08Oct     TBA
12Nov    TBA
10Dec    TBC

*TBA – routes will be provided at nearer date.
**TBC – date to be confirmed in due time.

Details of each walk: Post will appear approx 2 weeks prior to scheduled date for registration.
Rain or shine, CONFIRMED walks will not be cancelled; unless inclement weather that poses danger!

Let the joy of doing a pleasant activity be there always!       emoticon

Till then…. stay Cool!  Be Cool!        emoticon

The Walk Team EOs:  
Charles Wee, Veronica Wong, Mary Tan, Jeffrey Lim, Joyce Tan, Serene Low, Conrad Tang                       and me, ChristinaCL Chan,,,,,,,signing off.