Khao Yai, known globally as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is about 2 hours north east of Bangkok.
Khao Yai, known globally as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is about 2 hours north east of Bangkok.
Khao Yai, known globally as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is about 2 hours north east of Bangkok.
The date for the SHC June 2019 monthly has not been decided yet. I am definitely unable to make the event in June as my schedules do not permit.
However, if any member wishes to host the June monthly gathering, the Club will help you to inform the members.
The requirements are:
1. Venue: Pasir Ris Central Hawker Centre, 5 mins walk from Pasir Ris MRT.
2. Date/time: 29 Jun 2019
2pm to 5pm.
3. Cost: free and easy. Buy your own drinks and food
4. Attendance: flexible
If you like to host this event, please WhatsApp text me at 9489-4360. Well, we can now confirm the EO Lillian Chua and co-EO Dolly Lim.
Lillian Chua EO
Since the gathering venue is non aircon, I had arranged with the Kopi/Teh (& soft drink) Stall #01-12 at level 1, just beside our siting place, to provide beverage as a treat from my hubby, David Ong. ALCOHOLIC DRINK IS NOT INCLUSIVE.
Just order and tell them under David Ong account will do.
2 Lillian Chua
3 David Ong
4 Susan CH Tan
5 Howard Yong
6 Lee Ah Nee
7 Richard Wong
8 Susan Tan
9 Pat Oei
10 Linda Chua
11 Lydia Poh
12 Michelle Sim
13 Judy Chia
14 Maria Tan
15 Pauline Khoo
16 Jan Teo
17 Doreen Ho
18 Caroline Gee
19 Bobby Bok
20 Tony Ang
21 Andrew Lim
22 Agnes Lim
23 Lydia Chin
24 Vincent Hee
25 Sally Tan
26 Catherine Yeo
27 Thomas Loh
28 Cheng Whye Kee
29 Yap Sew King
30 Ong Chew Teck
31 Theresa Seow
32 Irene Poh
33 Yoong Chin
34 Christina Teo
For the last few years, SHC June babies have been celebrating our birthday together.
Sue Chan has been coordinating this event, and gathering the June babes together. Whatever your age. If you are borned in Jun, come join us or contact Sue Chan.
This year, June babes will be having a get-together dinner at the sumptuous Zichar stall in Ang Mo Kio Blk 722.
Date: Fri evening, Jun 7, 2019.
Cost: Shared basis.
Place: directly opp Ang Mo Kio Mrt station, a 5 mins walk.
Those of us who drive can park at the big car park besides the coffeeshop.
** Members who wish to coordinate other birthday months, please contact me. We will help you to celebrate every year.
Terence Seah/Sue Chan
Let’s have another session on WhatsApp to discuss and share CPF issues concerning seniors.
The CPF website has plenty of information. An appointment at any of the CPF centres can also clear your doubt.
This WhatsApp discussion group will last 7 days, starting 15 May and ends 21 May 2019 midnight.
1. No website URL link
2. No photos, tell phone numbers or invitations to attend any events.
3. No greetings. But feel free to introduce your name. Please address one another by first name.
4. All Q&A strictly text only.
5. Strictly, no unrelated content.
6. Plse keep to the above rules to stay on the chat. Sorry, no reminders.
Plse register here to attend. Deadline: 14 May 2019.
Hi Paperclips members,
It has always been my hope that Silverhairs members are able to find like-minded friends. Since the club started in 2005, our activities are generally participated by about 80% females and 20% males. However the Club itself has registered about 60% females and 40% males. The question has always been why the inbalance.
As we get older, especially after leaving full time work, our colleagues carry on their lives. Nowadays, many senior club members find that our children are having their own family life. And for some, they leave the nest home. For others, our spouses leave us naturally, either through a divorce or to another world.
At some time, we are all left alone, with an empty apartment, no one to have lunch and dinner with. We have time to travel, but we are unable to find someone with common interest. Obviously, no one to chat, go out with, hold hands together, go to a cinema together or travel to nearby Penang together.
Very often, we then try to keep busy. Spend time with grandchildren. Watch Korean movie or roam Changi Jewel alone. Better still, some find our local kopitiam a place where we can debate the budget or find out more about CPF life from neighbours.
I had hope that SilverHairsClub will be a platform for members to find new friends. Today, I read an article in Channel News Asea on dating apps. I guess the article suits the 25-35 age group. But I believe the dating apps suits single SilverHairsClub members. The Paperclips program is for singles only. Plse read the article below.
I plan to be in Spore in May, and am thinking of having the next monthly gathering with the topic “Dating for SilverHairs”.
For members planning to join the mthly gathering, the date will likely be 13-18 May 2019.
If you like to speak on this topic, please contact me at 9489-4360.
If you would like to join the committee to host this event, plse whatsapp +65 9489-4360. Ideas welcome.
Venue: NA, near/at a MRT station.
Date: NA, 2019
Participation: 40 pax min
Music: suitable for different LINE dancing types
Participation: Strictly SilverHairsClub members.
This is an old post. As the new year is here, we can revive the SHC best hug again. Let’s give one another the hug after our new year greeting.
In recent days, some members including myself have been doing some bear hugging; and we thought it would be a good idea to develop the SHC Bear Hug. Whenever we meet, we can do the Bear Hug. Here’s how it works.
You can still operate with the typical hand-shake.
We have now confirmed our CNY gathering as follows:
Date: SUN 10 Feb 2019
Time: 2pm to 5pm
Event: Hi Tea afternoon SilverHairsClub mthly gathering
Price: SGD 25 per head for the 1st 30 paid members.
SGD 30 per head from the 31st paid pax.
*** Payment to our Treasurer Christina Chan via POSB acct: 542 107 561 by 1 Feb 2019.
Dress: as Chinese as you can.
Please register your coming below.
Strictly for SHC members only.
1. Catherine Yip (pd)
2. Maria Chong (pd)
3. Steven Chan (pd)
4. Tony Ang (pd)
5. Gabriella Chua (pd)
6. Stella Sheng (pd)
7. Jenny Lim
8. Karen Thio (pd)
9. Thomas Loh (pd)
10.Alan Ang (pd)
11. Jeffrey Gan (pd)
12. Irene Gan (pd)
13. Sandra Tay (pd)
14. Mega Abdullah (pd)
15. Terence Seah (pd)
16. Sue Chan (pd)
17. Wong Hong Jeng (pd)
18. Frank Kaw (pd)
19. Mary Kwek (pd)
20. Tan Poh Heng (pd)
21. Peter Loo (pd)
22. Judy Lim (pd)
23. Susan Tan (pd)
24. Caroline Gee (pd)
25. Dolly Lim (pd)
26. Lilian Chua (pd)
27. David Ong (pd)
28. Lee Ah Nee (pd)
29. Gingko Tay (pd)
30. Lilian Quek (pd)
31, Lydia Chin (pd)
32. George Chew (pd)
33. Francis Poh (pd)
The SilverHairsClub name tag has the following specifications. Please design and print your name tag yourself, and put the card into a plastic holder, which can be hung around the neck or pinned on the shirt/dress. There is no need to standardize the design.
Every member makes their own name tag.
This name tag should be used at all SilverHairsClub gathering.
A top activity among seniors is travelling. Many of us love to go JB, further to China, and further still on a cruise from HK. Of course, it costs money, but for many we want to see the world at 60, 65 and 70.
Many seniors prefer to go with a friend or a group. So, we join a group, but sometimes, our travel partners become enemies. And the rest of the trip becomes sour, and we never want to see the other person again. Why?
Teenagers, young adults handle social communication better. But seniors and retirees fare badly on many issues when travelling together, despite a good 50 to 60 years living experience on earth.
“I just can’t stand why she spends such a long time making up in the toilet”.
“This lady is a bitch, real bloody bitch. I will never go out with her again.”
“Who does she think she is? She thinks she is still young. I don’t want to be associated with such people”.
“This guy is very stingy. He waits and waits and won’t offer to buy you a drink. So kiam siap. I can pay myself. No need him to pay for me”.
How do we go out travelling together and still come back as friends? Better still as closer friends. Are we the perfect travelling friend?
Let’s chat without hinting at who’s the person. Let’s discuss how we can be better travelling companies.
We are having the 2nd batch of SilverHairsClub patch which can be sewn on to T-shirts, caps, pants, tote bags, etc.
This batch design has the words “SilverHairsClub” on a black cloth background. The text is white. The size is 2.5 cm x 8 cm.
The price of the patches as follows:
If delivered and registered to your house address, please add $2.50 per local address.
More designs will be released from time to time.
Please place your orders here.
Let’s beginning the year of the pig with the Jan 2019 mthly. Many members would have celebrated a fun and memorable year end. Before the Lunar New Year festival arrives in early Feb, let’s find sometime together to meet up.
This is a good occasion for members who wish to organise a CNY lunch or dinner, and forming a table or two among friends. Members who are joining the Phuket to Bangkok self drive in April can also get together and meet up. Better still, those who are non drivers and wish to join the trip as passengers can also look to partner willing drivers. Plse read Phuket post for details.
As usual and typical of monthly gatherings, this event is for you to meet new members and catch-up with old ones too. Come along and get to know people whom you can get along with. Get to know someone who will come with you to our monthly gatherings every time. Find travel Kaki’s, mahjong Kaki’s, JB kakies, food lovers, or friends to chat. Cycling, walking or exercise friends.
Date: Tues 8 Jan 2019
Time: 1700 to 2000 hrs
Place: Velocity @ Novena square, 238 Thomson Road| #03-47/56, Singapore 307683
MRT: Novena station
Please register your coming. Susan Tan will put your name down in the list below. I shall also be coming.
The first 30 names whose names appear on the registration list will receive personally a SilverHairsClub cloth batch which you can sew on to your bag, cap, or totte supermarkets bag or jeans.
This is a good time to remember our good times together. It is also a good opportunity to know how many friends we have made, since joining the SilverHairsClub, and how many we have decided to let go.
Very often, we wonder why other people are just not nice at all. Let’s enjoy the year-end and let’s wish our friends and fellow members a Merry Christmas.
Each year, at this time, some of us have spare diaries and calendars. By 1st Jan 2019, these items are likely not nice as gifts, if not given away.
If u need a diary or calendar, do ask here. If you have spare diaries or calendars, say you have them here for giveaway.
“Around scenic Phuket”
Next year 2019, I have in plan to organise a “Self drive trip from Phuket to Bangkok” for SilverHairsClub members only.
The period is likely April 2019, and unlikely during the mid April 10-15 Songkhran water festival. Approx 9 days in total.
Starting from Phuket, the drive will take us along beautiful coastal beaches, coconut trees, wooden villages, small seafood stalls, small towns and crossing the narrow land stretch between the Amdaman sea and the Gulf of Thailand.
This trip is for:
1. Drivers only with a valid Singapore licence.
2. Able to read and use Google maps.
3. The cost of car rental, insurance, car parking, petrol and toll will be equally split among all participants. Estimate cost SGD 100 per day, split 4 participants.
4. Each car will be 4 pax only. Each car will require to have two full time drivers.
5. We will not be driving inter-towns after 6pm. However, we will drive at night around the town at night. Therefore, drivers should not have night vision difficulties.
Start and end dates:
1. Website: https://www.rentalcars.com/
2. Start point: Phuket Airport (HKT). You may chose to start from Phuket Town.
3. End point: Donmuang, Bangkok. You may choose to end anywhere in Bangkok.
4. Budget rental: SGD 30 – 50 per day. Decision to be made by the two drivers of each. For planning, please use SGD 100 per day for 9 days for all driving expenses.
1. Hotel room will be advised for 1st night in Phuket only. Plse wait.
2. All other nights will not be prebooked, and will be decided as we reach each town on a daily basis.
3. Participants should note we will go for 2 or 3 star hotels twin share only, approx SGD 30-45 per room night.
4. Non-driver participants. The front two drivers in each car will decide if and who they would take as non-drivers passengers.
Besides shared car rental, petrol, toll, car park, and insurance, the back two passengers will pay an additional SGD 15 per person per day to a pool fund for dinner, as recommended by the treasurer.
Unlike Chiangmai and North Thailand, this trip will see plenty of flat lands and long stretches of sea. Food wise, we can expect plenty of fresh seafood, southern thai food (spicy), both Chinese and Muslim style.
Plse note ALL participants will have to do some planning and research. We won’t be on a guided tour but our own holiday free and easy drive.
If you are interested, and meet the above requirements, please whatsapp me at +65 9489 4360. I expect to start planning in Jan 2019.
Please indicate if going as driver or passenger. All back seat pessengers are on waiting list, subject to driver approved basis.
Closing date: Max 4 cars only.
Terence Seah (EO)
This Nov gathering will be held at Kallang Wave. Here’s the first information. The monthly gathering serves as a platform for members to meet new and more SilverHairs friends. More details will be added here.
Date: Sat 17 Nov 2018
Venue: Kallang Wave (NTUC food court)
MRT: Stadium station CC6 Exit A.
Dress: as sporty as you like.
Starting time: 3pm
End time: 6pm
After 6pm (watch for change in time), another activty will commence from Kallang Wave. Those interested in cycling can join DouglasC and AndrewK to rent a bic and cycle to Marina Barrage, a journey which is beautiful, scenic and refreshing.
Those who wish to walk, you can also start from Kallang Wave, after the gathering at 6pm, and walk 3km to Marina Barrage. The tentative end point is Satay by the Bay.
Members attending the gathering, please register here. Strictly members only.
Terence Seah (EO)
It has come to my attention that a number of members have been invited to private gatherings where the host and friends offer investment schemes to fellow members. Members are advised to be cautious with any investment schemes. And if members choose to go along the schemes, the decision and risks are yours.
These schemes usually attract seniors and retirees who have some sum of money and who wish to maintain or increase their retirement funds.
Members who are aware or have been offered such schemes can contact +65 9489 4360.
In the last 6 months, I have been thinking how I can make myself younger; at least feel younger. Even until today, I enjoy going out for different kinds of late night entertainment, from India to Vietnam to Cambodia, China and Bangladesh. Basically, I cannot sit still. The feeling of going back to the hotel after 1 or 2am with the heart still pumping at 90 beeps per min makes me feel satisfied after a day of dining and meeetings.
Guys and ladies, many of us are retired. Some of us are busy helping our chldren with their kids. Of course, some of us are still working. But, the Club has also numerous members enjoying a good night out dancing and singing.
SilverHairsClub has organised many dance events since 2005. We have our “One night in different cities” each year, and theme events. Very often, we have social dancing, a couple of ballroom dancing and line dancing. I am definitely a non-dancer, but I love a good night out. For many years, I find pleasure in bringing SHC members together. Music makes the world go round. And dancing and music always come together hand in hand.
Unfortunately, I find social dancing too slow for me, maybe too complicated for the body to cordinate with the hands, hips and legs. Sometimes, I get very jealous watching dancers twist and turn. And if I ever try dancing, I finally get myself all tangled up. I appreciate Line dancing; but I have never been able to understand line dancing. But I will still support Line Dancing, as long as someone raises his/her hand to be the EO/EC.
I like something hotter and younger. The above music video clip is just the beginning. If you like it, let me know. We will have a night out together. Let me know your thots and opinion.
Please regster ypur interest here. Dont be shy.
To a mother’s shock, losing her son cannot be more painful than anything else on this earth. Susan CH Tan’s son Gene Goh passed away this morning peacefully.
Susan Tan is known to many SHC members. We offer her our support to go through this sad period.
The wake is held at blk 227 Jurong East Street 21, spore 660227 until 12 Aug 3.30pm when Cortege leaves for Mandai.
For those who can make it, let give our moral support to Susan Tan.
On behalf of the SilverHairsClub, we wish all members and Singaporeans another proud day to remember, Our National Day.
The Aug monthly gathering is confirmed for:
1. Date: Fri 31 Aug 2018
2. Time: 1700 – 2000 hrs
3. Place: One Raffles Place @Food Junction at 5 Level. OneRafflesPlace is situated above Raffles Place MRT station and directly connected via Basement 1.
This is a good opportunity to know many new members, and also to catch up with those who are busy on weekends with grandchildren, families and JB trips.
The monthly gathering serves as a platform for SilverHairsClub members to meet. Strictly no discussions on race, religion, sex, politics, direct selling and MLM.
This Sep gathering will focus on travel. If you wish to find fellow travellers, let’s all get together to do some planning.
Table 1: JB is a popular getaway.
Table 2: Cruise to somewhere.
Table 3: Ho Chi Minh
Table 4: For the Nov group Chiangmai. Participation closed.
Table 5: Japan and Korea.
All other activity EOs can form your own table to catch up during this evening.
The Club started having its first Business Round table dinner some 5 years ago. We had identified that not all members joined SilverHairsClub for the purpose of social networking. For this group, their interests was finding business networking partners, identifying business opportunities and keeping up with global business trends. This is how the Business Round table dinners started.
Plse note this business networking group is not for Job seekers. It is intended to bring together those who are currently in business, incorporated in Singapore. Those in business, business development, sales or marketing can also join; subject to approval.
To cater to this business networking group, we shall reorganise ourselves as SHC Business networking group.
To participate, the requirements are:
1. Whatsapp your current business card to +65 9489 4360.
2. Indicate registered name and business.
We should have our first meeting, gathering or dinner in Aug 2018.
Next year 2019, we shall have “One night in Ho Chi Minh City”. We are likely to add a 5D4N itinery together with event.
Our Club last trip was an all boys trip. It was hilarious.
Dates I have in mind are pre-CNY or mid-Autumn festival. But generally flexible.
Our trip will generally be in HCMC, and all the way to the Saigon River mouth to enjoy the majestic South China Sea and coastline. Motorcylists would enjoy this trip.
If you have a tour company whom we can try, please yell. And if you like to join the planning team, plse whatsapp me.
Hi fellow SHC members,
Many members love to sing in karaokes, with a live band, in bathrooms, alone or with friends. Members are invited to send in their video clips to participate in “SilverHairsClub has singing talents”.
Again, we keep our rules simple.
1. Duration of singing video: 3.5 to 4.5 mins. Can be full height, waist height or face height.
2. Song can be in any language.
3. Music can be from a Karaoke system, a band or any music system.
4. Can be solo or duet.
5. Maximum singing videos per person: 2.
6. All video clips will be uploaded to Youtube, and published in SilverHairsClub and SilverHairsClub related social media.
7. Prizes are in plan, and will be announced later.
8. There will be members participation.
More updates soon.
SilverHairsClub has numerous small groups. When members meet members, and they click, a group is formed. The numbers in the group varies, and this depends on common interests.
SilverHairsClub supports the formation of small groups by Group Leaders GL. Each group has its own outings, its own chatgroup and its own interests. GLs updates their group on the SHC monthly gathering.
As I am unable to chat with members directly, the Group Leaders GL concept works very well for me and the Club. So, if you have a small group formed, plse contact me. Usually, your name will be tagged with the letter GL.
Group leaders GL stand up very well. They keep their group informed of Club activities, gather participation and has direct Whatsapp communication with me. GL do get direct updates from me and usually I do sought their comments and suggestions.
Join the monthly gatherings or interest groups, and you are on the way to becoming a SHC Group Leader GL. Find your interest and join a group,
SilverHairsClub’s objective is to provide a platform for SilverHairs to meet new and more friends.
The 1st Face Mask Singing competition is restarting in a new format. We are keeping the rules simple. Singers are invited to participate. Simply wear a mask (any mask), sing in front of your mobilephone, video yourself 3.5 to 4.5 mins and send the video to +65 9489 4360. Participants must be SilverHairsClub members, and the whatsapp tel number registered with the Club.
All songs can be in any language, can be accompanied by CD music, Karaoke or live band environment. If you wish, you can introduce yourself, but stay anonymous. Videos can be full body height, waist height or full face. All videos will be published in YouTube and SilverHairsClub website. All participants are anonymous. The FIRST 4 Facemask participants with a complete song, gets a prize of SGD 50 shopping voucher. Closing date: 31 July 2018.
The judges will be you, the audience. The FIRST 4 member participants guessing the most correct names get a shopping voucher of SGD 30. To keep your answers to yourself, please submit the 4 Facemask singers’ first and last names between 1 Aug and 7 Aug 2018. Please use this post to submit your entry.
Results are announced on 15 Aug 2018.
Facemask 1st participant:
Facemask 2nd participant:
Facemask 3rd participant:
Facemask 4th participant:
On this festive occasion, on behalf our the Club,our best wishes to all our Malay members and friends.
I am looking for one or two members to manage our twitter and Instagram account.
If you have experience using either of this social media platform, and would like to help the Club expand via other social media platforms, please contact me at Whatsapp +6594894360.
SilverHairsClub and members have organised a series of “One night Dinner and Dancing” with themes set in Taipei, Shanghai and JB. These activities help support a platform for members to get to know more and new friends.
This year, we had planned to hold our Dinner and Dance with the theme “One night in Batam”. We are able to create this event when Christine Teo, a keen dancer, volunteered to co-EO the dancing night, together with two days of sightseeing, lunches, shopping and a dinner at the M1 Hotel.
We will theme our event with Batam Indonesian culture and tradition. Members are encouraged to attire Indonesian style. Your room is just a lift away.
There are plans for music for dancing from disk/USB. We have a VJ in place, not karaoke or live singing.
A team of members BobbyB, ChristineP, DaisyY, YeoES, StellaS joined a recce event on Sun 10 Jun. We review the 10th floor of M1 hotel, surrounded by glass top to bottom, with a breezy view of the nearby area. This venue is bare, and will be redeveloped into a roof top restaurant in July. Christine has arranged for some seating out the glass walls so that a few of us can enjoy some moments of quiet, during dancing and dinner time.
The rooms are new and well set with clean bright bathrooms. The recce group love the M1 hotel.
Venue: M1 Hotel.
Dinner and dance venue: M1 hotel 10 floor
Period: Sat/Sun 30 Jun – 1 Jul 2018
ETD Singapore Harbourfront ferry: 0920 hr. ETA Sekupang.
ETD Batam Centre: 1710 hr.
Package for twin-share:
SGD 138 per pax (SHC members)
SGD 140 per pax (SHC members family and friends). All participants must be 45 or over). Participants need to find their own room mates.
Seating during the dinner will be done in groups of 6. Members may book and register in groups of 6.
Package include ferry tickets, lunches, transfers, sightseeing, room and dinner and dance. Details will be announced as ongoing comments.
Participation limited to 40 pax.
Registration starts now.
Final payment date: 23 Jun 2018.
Payment to POSB Savings 542-10756-1, Treasurer ChristinA Chan.
Committee: Christine Teo (co_EO), Terence Seah (EO), Christina Pan (Desk registration and showing you to your table), Christina ChanCL (Treasurer), Susan Tan (Registration list), Yoon Chin (Creative support), Mega Abudullah (Master of ceronmony 7pm to 7.30pm).
We are moving with progress planning fast as we have 20 days left to the event. If you like to volunteer to help, talk with Christine Teo. You can also contact me at +65 9489-4360.
Start getting your group together now.
TOTAL: 62 Pax (FULLY PAID)
Next Thur 14 Jun 2018, we are having a birthday dinner celebration for members borned in the month of June.
This will be a Zhe Zhar evening dinner in Chinatown area. The June babies have already organised themselves for this celebration, and we hope to have the same celebration every year. We had done this occasion once before.
June babies who are interested to meet other June babies can contact Sue Chan directly, so that a seat can be allocated.
Strictly for June babes only.
** Those borned on other months are encouraged to team together to have their birthday celebration. This is a great way to meet fellow members to celebrate our birthdays.