Monthly Walk June 10, 2017, Saturday

Monthly walk: Lorong Chuan  to Hougang

Date : 10th June 2017, Saturday

Time : 4.30pm SHARP

Duration: approx.  2hours.   Distance 4.7 km

Meeting Place:  Lorong Chuan MRT ( Circle Line) , exit A

ECs: Charles Wee with Christina Chan
This is an easy walk through quiet housing estates , sometimes you see the front view, sometimes the back. Jalan Pelikat cycling and footpath stretch is nice  quiet and refreshing.

Our walk ends at Hougang Food Centre where you can enjoy a  good range of food AND convenient  transportation  home.  Hougang mrt  and bus interchange both are just next door.

For your own safety, come in comfortable footwear, no slippers/sandals.

Protect oneself with sun screen, sunglasses, caps, mosquito repellant.

Bring umbrella as the weather is quite unpredictable during this period .

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

This is an EC activity. You can bring your adult friends who are 45 and above.

 

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 .

August Monthly Walk

AUGUST MONTHLY WALK – Geylang Canal/River Walk

Date: Saturday 6th August 2016

Meeting Place : Paya Lebar mrt (mrt exit near control station)

Time: :   4.30pm sharp

Duration:  2.15 hours

Distance: 4.5 km flat terrain

ECs for this walk :  Alice Seah and Charles Wee

A leisurely walk alongside the Geylang River waterways on paved park connectors.

The Walk ends at Kallang Sports Stadium where there are eateries at the adjoining Kallang Wave Mall. Stadium MRT is just next door making it very convenient for transportation back to home.

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

This is an excellent opportunity for new members to meet up with existing members to interact and know each other better.

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

Monthly Walk for Dec 2015

Finally…. the hazy days are over and just in time to catch the last month of 2015 for our Monthly Walk…this time we are taking the Rochor to Kallang to Stadium Route.

Date: 5th December 2015, Saturday, Time: 4.30pm sharp
Meeting Place: Bugis Mrt….exit A, Victoria Street Side
Route : Rochor , Kallang & Stadium Walk,, distance 4.7km of pleasant, easy walking.
Bring water bottle, caps, umbrella and camera. Do wear comfortable walking shoes
Duration: approx. 2 hours walk
ECs for this walk: Christina Chan & Charles Wee

Discover and see for yourself the newly upgraded Rochor Canal Walkway; continue along the Kallang River Park & Waterways until the iconic Kallang Stadium where we end our walk . We have dinner and fellowship at the Stadium Wave eateries. The Circle Line Mrt , Stadium Station is just next door and very convenient for your homeward bound journey

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

SHC 8 March 2014 Monthly Walk

This is our first Monthly Walk for 2014.
I promise you it is going to be an easy one…. only 4.27 km of flat terrain alongside Whampoa & Kallang River. Our walk commences from Toa Payoh Hub Bus Interchange and ends at Kallang Mrt.
From Toa Payoh Hub we will take a short walk to Zhongsan Park and the two adjacent new hotels, Ramada & Days Inn. If possible visit Sun Yat Sen Heritage site and a sporty bicycle outlet with cafe nearby.

Date: 8th March 2014, Saturday. 4.30pm
Meeting Place: Toa Payoh Hub , Bus Interchange.
Distance : 4.3 km
EC for event : Charles Wee assisted by Veronica Wong.

Our Walk Team ECs: Christina Chan, Charles Wee, Jeffrey Lim, Mary Tan, Veronica Wong,Serene Low, Alice Seah, Azhari Cuttilan, Judy Lim, June Koh

Oct Monthly Walk – 12 Oct (Saturday) – 4.15pm

Ulu Pandan Waterways & Reservoir Walk

Date:      12th October 2013,   Saturday

Meet place:  DOVER mrt ,  exit B   at   4.15 pm

EC for walk – ChristinaCL Chan & Charles Wee

This 5.6km walk takes us to the western part of our island and among the calm and peaceful waterways that lead to  Pandan Reservoir. Enjoy the beautiful sunset as we cross the newly constructed AYE spiral  overhead bridge and head for Pasir Panjang where the reservoir  is located.

This walk  takes approximately 2.25 hours to complete before we arrive   at a popular Food Centre.

Bus #s 30, 51, 78, 143, 285, 533  (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.

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Nov Monthly Walk – Lower Seletar Park

Monthly Walk – Yishun BottleTree  & Lower Seletar Park
Date:13th Nov 2010 , Saturday
Time: 4.30pm
Meet: Khatib MRT station exit point.
EO – CharlesWee & Christina Chan

Walk starts from Khatib mrt station to the Bottle Tree at Yishun, followed by  a visit to the newly opened Lower Seletar Park & Jetty. Click below…. for pictures of Bottle Tree site and  scenic shots of Seletar Jetty.After a short stroll in the park, we will travel a short distance along Lentor Ave before reaching a small canal/river, Sungei Seletar which flows towards Springleaf  estate; walk alongside the river until we reach a short link road in a fairly secluded section of the estate, walk through it and emerge along Upper Thomson near Mandai road junction, close to a coffee shop which houses a  popular wanton mee & tim sum stall.  
Buses to many mrt stations and bus interchanges are easily available along Upper Thomson Road .

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Photos by Charles Wee & King Seng

SHC Gout group

Imagine what it is like when you apply a screw on your big toe.  Turn it until you cannot turn anymore, then give it one final twist… thats what it is  … the dreaded Gout attack which often comes suddenly in the night whilst you are asleep.

Share with us your personal  experiences and what you do to keep it at bay.emoticon

June Monthly Walk- Macritchie Boardwalk

Hi Folks, 

The weather lately had been rather hot , so we are going to do our walk among the trees by the water edge.  Walk will take about 1hour 15mins.  After which will will walk to Long House along Upper Thomson Road for food & refreshment.

  • Place –  Macritchie Boardwalk, right hand side route.
  • Meet – Just behind the bus stop (macritchie side) which is located near to the overhead bridge
  • Date – Saturday, 13th June 2009
  • Time – 4.30pm

Name List :

  1. Charles Wee
  2. King Seng
  3. Mary Chan
  4. Grace Wong
  5. Norlinda
  6. Ah Nee
  7. Lina Ng
  8. Lily Ho
  9. Dolly Lim
  10. Alice Seah

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TreeTop Walk – Sat Nov 8th

TreeTop Macritchie Walk

Date- Saturday 8th Nov 2008
Time- 4 pm ( please note we are starting earlier than usual, please be on time)
Meeting Place – Bus stop near Junction of Venus Drive(opposite FlameTree Condo) & Upper Thomson Road
Disembark   at the  bus stop  after Thomson Plaza if you are going north towards Sembawang . The bus stop is located immediately after the junction traffic light and  on same side as Venus Drive.

Buses – #132, 163(toapayoh interchange), 165, 166(AMK interchange), 167, 410( bishan interchange), 855(yishun interchange), 855, 980.
For those driving,  please leave your vehicle  at the large open air car park at  Venus Drive.  Free parking there.

We will begin our walk from Venus Drive and continue a short distance along Island Country Club road before linking up with the forest trail leading us to Ranger Station, our first rest & toilet point. From there we will continue walking the trail for a while, then climb a short steep road to the hilltop, cross the TreeTop bridge single file, enjoy the height & scenery before descending to a long boardwalk leading to Petaling Hut enroute to our starting point .
The whole journey takes about 2.45 hours , including a short rest.
Unlike the previous pipeline walk, there are no major obstacles to overcome , no drains to jump across , no fence to climb nor slippery slopes or muddy or soft wet grounds to cross. So don’t worry but must remember to bring your umbrella or poncho as the weather is unpredictable during this period of the year,
After the walk, food is readily available , a couple of bus stops away along Sin Ming/Upper Thomson Road.

This is the last walk for this year, so we hope to see many of you  there.
Walk team coordinators – CharlesWee, ChristinaChan, VeronicaWong, MaryTan.

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May Monthly Walk – Sat 10 May 2008

Hi everyone,
For May we choose Sembawang Park & Bottle Tree & Canal for our Monthly Walk.
 
Date/time –      Saturday  10th May 2008, meet 4.30pm
Meet  at  –        Sembawang Park terminal bus stop.(just next to park)
 
Going there, alight at   Sembawang MRT station, then proceed to  the bus interchange , next to Sun Plaza Shopping centre, just 2 minutes away. Take SBS bus 882 to Sembawang Park approximately 4 bus stops away.Short bus ride takes about 10 minutes.
We walk leisurely in the park. Sembawang Park  is slightly elevated and has a   beach frontage with Straits of Johore in background. Then we walk to  the ‘Bottle Tree Village’, via Andrews Ave and along a small kampong road,  takes about 20 minutes. The road is narrow , shaded and will bring back memories of yesteryears. Bottle Village is located next to the sea. When we reach Bottle Village Restaurant, we take a rest then proceed alongside a large canal for a 2km walk, looking out for birds and watch the sun set as we go along.
At the end of this canal walk,we reach our our final destination, a coffee shop with a popular Thai food outlet which previously operated at Sembawang Shopping Centre.


CharlesW, ChristinaC,VeronicaW & MaryT

2008 Monthly Walk – Jan

After all the Christmas & New Year feastings, it is time for us to burn up some excess calories. Join us for the first monthly walk of 2008.

CharlesW,ChristinaC,VeronicaW & MaryT

Bishan Park and Lower Pierce Walk  
12th Jan 2008, Saturday, 4.30pm
Meeting place:  Bishan MRT , next to  Taxi/ Bus stop

From meeting place, we take a 7-minutes walk to Bishan Park . Walk through  Bishan Park 1, then  cross Marymount Road to Bishan Park 2 , after which we cross over Upper Thomson Road to Lower Pierce Reservoir .

Bishan Park is a matured park. Along the way we visit a small vegetable & spice garden , a beautiful lotus pond, and view a variety of flowering trees, shrubs and palms amidst ponds with Chinese style bridges. For dog  lovers there is  a dog run enclosure where the pets are let loose. See roller blading ring and visit  Aramsa, Singapore first garden spa. Identify the source of our famous Kallang River.

Toilets,  rest benches and rain shelters are easily available along the way .There is also a nice cafe near the big pond .

At Lower Pierce, enjoy the magnificent reservoir view and perhaps meet some real monkies and marvel at the cute babies hanging onto their mothers. We take the board walk by the waterside  and follow a short trail into the forest before  emerging at our destination the famous Casuarina Roti Prata  Café .

Total distance is about 6 kilometres and takes about 2 hours including rest breaks.

Reflections

 This poem was written by a terminally ill young girl in a New York        
 Hospital.                                                                 
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                 SLOW DANCE                                
                                                                           
                                                                      
                         Have you ever watched kids                        
                                                                           
                            On a merry-go-round?                           
                                                                           
                          Or listened to the rain                          
                                                                           
                          Slapping on the ground?                          
                                                                           
                Ever followed a butterfly’s erratic flight?
                
                 Or gazed at the sun into the fading night?                
                                                                           
                           You better slow down.                           
                                                                           
                            Don’t dance so fast.                           
                                                                           
                               Time is short.                              
                                                                           
                           The music won’t last.                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                        Do you run through each day                        
                                                                           
                                On the fly?                                
                                                                           
                         When you ask How are you?                         
                                                                           
                           Do you hear the reply?                          
                                                                           
                            When the day is done                           
                                     !                                     
                                                                           
                           Do you lie in your bed                          
                                                                           
                        With the next hundred chores                       
                                                                           
                         Running through your head?                        
                                                                           
                           You’d better slow down                          
                                                                           
                            Don’t dance so fast.                           
                                                                           
                               Time is short.                              
                                                                           
                           The music won’t last.                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                           Ever told your child,                           
                                                                           
                           We’ll do it tomorrow?                           
                                                                           
                             And in your haste,                            
                                                                           
                            Not see his sorrow?                            
                                                                           
                              Ever lost touch,                             
                                                                           
                         Let a good friendship die                         
                                                                           
                          Cause you never had time                         
                                                                           
                            To call and say,"Hi"                           
                                                                           
                          You’d better slow down.                          
                                                                           
                            Don’t dance so fast.                           
                                                                           
                               Time is short.                              
                                                                           
                           The music won’t last.                           
                                                                           
                   When you run so fast to get somewhere                   
                                                                           
                  You miss half the fun of getting there.                  
                                                                           
                 When you worry and hurry through your day,                
                                                                           
                      It is like an unopened gift….                      
                                                                           
                                Thrown away.                               
                                                                           
                            Life is not a race.                            
                                                                           
                             Do take it slower                             
                                                                           
                               Hear the music                              
                                                                           
                          Before the song is over.                          
                                                                           

Monthly Walk – Calling for volunteers

 

We are drawing up the program for 2008 with the following  walking sites under consideration.

  1. Sembawang park & Bottle tree village
  2. Pasir Ris Park & Mangrove view
  3. Changi Coastal Walk
  4. Bishan Park & Lower Pierce
  5. Macritchie Board Walks
  6. Kallang Park & Marina Bay
  7. Ulu Pandan Canal
  8. Kent Ridge & Labrador Park
  9. Mount Faber Park
  10. Bukit Timah Hill
  11. Fort Canning Park & Riverside walk
  12. Ponggol Park & canal walk
  13. Botanical Garden
  14. Kemangan/ Telok Kurau canal  to East Coast Lagoon
  15. OR westward   to Bedok Reservoir

All our scheduled walks  will be led by two leaders, one in front  of the walking group and the other behind.   The first will lead the group and sets the walking pace, halt at  photograph & rest stations  and the other  at the rear will ensure the group moves as one especially when the group exceeds twenty persons. Usually, the walks end at a refreshment or food centre.

Currrently there are only three of us,  myself, Christina & Vernonica  who lead the  walks. However, there are times when some of us are away or have urgent matters to attend to.  To enable us carry out the scheduled  walks , which is always on the 2nd saturday of each month and without interruption  we need more volunteers.   

So, …. . fellow SHC, especially those who have been walking regularly with us,   please come forward and put your name down.  thanks

Charles,Christina, Veronica

Christmas reflections

~ FRIENDS ~

As we walk our path of life,
We meet people everyday.
Most are simply met by chance.
But, some are sent our way.
 

 

These become special friends
Whose bond we can’t explain;

The ones who understand us
And share our joy and pain.

Their love contains no boundaries.
So, even we are apart.
Their presence enhances us
With a warmth felt in the heart.

This love becomes a passageway,
When even the miles disappear.
And so, these friends, God sends our way,
Remain forever near. emoticon

November Walking Route

November  Walk  – MacRitchie Board walk

Group Leader :   Shc Veronica Wong
Date:                    
11 November 2006 (Sat)
Time:                   4.30pm  (Please be punctual)
Meeting Place:   Bus Stop outside MacRitchie Reservoir (opposite         Mount Alvenia Hospital, just below the long pedestrian overhead bridge)

Bus Nos:          SBS 52, 74, 93,  130, 132, 156, 157, 162, 165, 166
                                     SMRT 167, 852, 855, 980, 640, 645

Bus Nos.  opposite M reservoir (Mt Alvenia side) SBS 52, 74, 93, 157, 165
                                         SMRT 852, 855, 645

From meeting point, it will take 15-20min walk to reach the Boardwalk skirting the water edge. You can fill up your water bottle and visit the rest rooms on the way to the Boardwalk. The walking route  is scenic, serene and  beautiful on a clear day and you  will have a chance to walk through the wooden "maze" (built over the reservoir) to reach the boardwalk.  We can have a photoshot here. We take the Chemperai Trail which is 20-25 min walk.  Midway, we pay homage to a tree because we have to bend our body to cross it and then we take the Jering (name of a malay fruit) Trail, another 10-15min.
We will reach the  Island Golf Course and then we return via the Jogging track provided the weather is fine. The jogging track is undulating and can be  muddy or  slippery at certain spots if it rains.
 The total time walking time is slightly less than  2 hours.  This will be a different walk from last month’s  Kallang walk where the path is clean and surrounding is bright.  
After the walk, we can have a drink/snack at the Reservoir café or have dinner at Kopitiam in  Upper Thomson, near Sin Ming Road.,  or at Toa Payoh MRT station.   Bus 157 goes to TPayoh central  MRT.     Bus 165, 166 to Upper Thomson.
Those adventurous and needing more exercise can walk to Kopitiam  (another 15 minutes) through WestLake
housing estate & Lakeview Condominium.  The choice is yours.
 
Leave your expensive "Guess & Versace" pants at home.
Wear track shoes (no sandals/slippers),  bring an umbrella (or poncho) and water bottle. The year end months are usually wet and we are in the catchment area.
Do you know what is  “nature helicopters, feathered friends at water edge, alien invaders, lord of the sky”.
Come and join the walk and find out for yourself – enjoy nature’s treasures.
Those who would like to join the walk,  please contact me, Veronica Wong
Hope to See you ! 

Veronica Wong

October Walking Route-Kallang&Marina

Welcome to our October Walk. Team leader for this walk  is SHC Christina Chan.

Date – Saturday 28 Oct 2006,     time- 4.30pm

Meeting Place – Kallang MRT station exit point

Walking Route – Kallang Riverside Park & Marina Promenade

Oct Walk will take us to Kallang Riverside park and Marina Promenade with water view all the way and plenty of trees to provide shade. If we are lucky we may get to view the ‘duck’ (amphibious tourist boat with wheels) at close range coming on shore.

 From meeting point,  we take a short 5 mins walk to Kallang River park and continue into Marina Promenade, then walk all the way to the ‘Durian’(Esplanade Theatres). The total walk is about 3 miles and takes about 1hr 15 mins at normal walking speed. We take a 10 mins rest midway.

At our destination there are many food outlets including an open air hawker centre. Marina Bay is a beautiful and interesting place to watch people and sunset.

To go home there is a bus stop at the Durian, alternatively walk to City Hall MRT via underground shopping mall.

Need further information, please contact

chan chris
E-mail Address(es):
chrischan5575@yahoo.com

sms 97418575

 

Walking Route for March

March Walk will take us to a new place – Kallang Riverside park and Marina Promenade with water view all the way and plenty of trees to provide shade. If we are lucky we may get to view the ‘duck’ (amphibious tourist boat with wheels) at close range coming on shore.

Date – 11th March Saturday , 4.30pm. Meet at Kallang MRT station .

 From there we take a short 5 mins walk to Kallang River park and continue into Marina Promenade, then walk all the way to the ‘Durian'(Esplanade Theatres). The total walk is about 3 miles and takes about 1hr 15 mins at normal walking speed. We take a 10 mins rest midway.

At our destination there are many food outlets including an open air hawker centre. Marina Bay is a beautiful and interesting place to watch people and sunset.

To go home there is a bus stop at the Durian, alternatively walk to City Hall MRT via underground shopping mall.

Interested , email cwee99@singnet.com.sg for route map.

charles

Sunset Walk at Macritchie

Hello SHCs.

We will commence our first walking activity on Sat 18th Feb at 4pm. The route chosen is intentionally kept easy to accomodate non regular walkers. You can invite any friend along.

We  will meet at Paddle Lodge, a canoeing station, about 100 metres from Macritchie bus stop. From meeting point, we will take the boardwalk skirting the water edge, walking ocassionally among the trees for about 40 minutes and return via the adjoining jogging track. The total time is about 1 hour 20 mins. There is a washroom with toilet facility nearby. Drinks from a vending machine is also available. Alternatively, we proceed to the hill top food kiosk fronting the reservoir.

Put on a pair of comfortable walking shoe, some sun block cream and bring along a sunshade cap, a pair of sunglasses, a water bottle and a foldable small umbrella or puncho ( in case it rains).

Those intending to join in the walk, please email me at cwee99@singnet.com.sg or sms me ( hp 98288980) for further details & map.

charles

Charles Wee – Profile

Hi all,

If you can paddle a bicycle you can join me in a ride from Lower Pierce Reservoir car park, travel along the old Thomson Road grand prix racing track up to Upper Pierce Reservoir, rest with toilet break, enjoy the scenic waters, ride back, cross Upper Thomson at traffic light then proceed Bishan Park 1 then Bishan Park 2 , then have a coffee break at nearby AMK, Teck Kee. Total distance about 16 kilometres, time about 3 hours. Good exercise & fellowship.

I have been doing this routine every Monday at 8am with a couple of friends. This project can immediately take off for those interested.  Bicycle on rack at back of car OR put in car boot with car backseat folded backwards and detachable front wheel bicycle taken out. Free car park whole day.

Alternative routes could include Sentosa, P.Ubin, Pasir Ris Park, Marina South to Kallang stadium, East Coast, Changi/Tanah Merah seaside, Sembawang Park, etc.

charles – for healthy living.emoticon