Fairy Godmother is still alive

Hi fellow members,

Fairy Godmother is still very much alive. She is now 72, walks around with a walking stick, a bit slow in thinking and very often, sitting and resting under the mango tree. She still dangles her magic wand; but due to weak batteries, the wand seldom works well. She is now thinking of using an Artificial Intelligence Robot to help her thinking and sometimes makes decisions on a behalf.

I am sure some of you have read about a security robot that can patrol large area 24 hours a day, taking over the duties of securities guards and can smell fires, detect faces and can even call an ambulance. But sadly, about two months ago, the robot ran too fast, hit the edge of a water fountain and fell into a pool of water. Her circuitary was wet and she died.

Well fairy godmother is alive. She is still good at moderating quarrels especially among boys and girls. Unfortunately, she can’t talk, so she just waives her wand. Some some comments and posts just disappear at a “Zap”. If batteries are not well charged, sometimes nothing happens.

Fairy Godmother wants to have a smooth and quiet retirement life. But we all know boys and girls do quarrel from time to time, usually because of a misunderstanding. Fairy Godmother is happy to see the boys and girls happy, running here and there and enjoying the good lives on Singapore island.

Fairy Godmother forgets names easily. She is not perfect. If anyone likes to be a trainee God Mother, do let me know. Meantime, she is hoping that more of the boys and girls who are over 45 can help to keep the peace with SilverHairsClub.

Terence Seah

Direct Selling : Kumquat Marmalade

I brought my home-made kumquat marmalade to sell for the first time in SHC 2010 flea mart. Thanks to many of you, the marmalade sold briskly. This year, I saw a bumper crop and so decided to sell the kkq marmalade once again.

FYI., the kumquat marmalade is natural, with no preservatives or artificial colouring added.It is hygienically produced and packed into tubs of about 380 gms. On wide request, the recipe has been altered to reduced the sugar content. However, It still tasted great. The price remained at $5 per tub.

If you wished to make an order, pls write to me on whatsapp or on this post. I planned to make the first delivery on 23 Aug ’17 at Gabriella’s coffee chat (see refer to her post on this subject). Thank you Gabriella for kindly consenting to this. The second delivery (for o/s orders, if any) would be at the monthly meeting but this is not finalised yet. Personal collection / delivery will have to be discussed one-on-one separately.

Thank you
Lee Hou Chong

Chat about “Genki-Kaki” over coffee

Lien Foundation arranged for 2 seniors to tour Japan to discover lessons in senior living. Their observations are posted on its website. Just this weekend, BizTimes printed an article “A good Death’ wherein there is a section about “Advanced Care Plan”.

This is the link for Genki Kai.

http://www.genkikaki.com/articles

Would any member like to meet over a cuppa of Starbucks coffee and chat about these 2 issues.

My proposal is to meet for the first time on 14 Aug 2017,Monday morning at around 10:30 at the SBUX coffee store at either HarhourView or ViVoCity. We shall see if a group of like-minded members can be formed to keep ourselves abreast of developments in this field. Of course, we can chat about other issues after the main topic has been covered.

Shc Monthly Meeting
2 August 2017

I would like to thank everyone who takes their precious time to attend this August monthly get together. Turnout was unexpectedly high and we also get to have very good constructive feedbacks from our very own members.
Thanks again and also to those unable, due to unforseen circumstance. I look forward to the next monthly meeting to attend and support the next EO .
All the best and stay healthy.
Cheers!
Stella sheng

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July is a terrible month. 33 deg C or higher is common. The rising temperature warms the body, agitates the mind and torments intolerance. Thank goodness there are only a few days left.

Come August and the autumn breeze starts blowing. Similarly, as we approach our autumn years, we shall be more benevolent. Let us relax and unwind. Let us come together simply for a cup of coffee and chat.

Date – 2 August 2017, Wednesday

Time – 6 pm to 8.30pm

Venue: Asia Square 2 Food Garden
Downtown line D 17 ( Blue Line )
Food and Beverage:  All types

Agenda: Chit-chat over a cuppa on all topics except the SHC taboos viz: politics, religion, direct selling and mlm

I welcome all who come for the sake of seeking fun, generating goodwill and creating laughter. Be happy, be merry and be contended.

My heartfelt thanks to members who had attended the May gathering. You are wonderful people. I hope to see all of you again – and more – on Wednesday.

Those attending are :
1. Raymond Wong
2. Christine Teo
3. Jenny lim
4. Pat oei
5. Stella sheng
6. Lillian chua
7. Peggy Ho
8. Richard lim
9. Christine Neo
10. Amy Yu
11. Margaret Koh
12. Su chan – busy in work
13. Daniel Chan
14. Doreen Chan – in malaysia last min
15. Agnes Low
16. Michele Sim
17. Lydia Chin
18. Victor Chee
19. Steven Yuen
20. Alan Ang
21. Olivia jiang
22. Mary tew
23. Edward Lim
24. Connie Tan
25. Chan Keng Ngee
26. Ronnie Chow
27. Randy Toh
28. Bruce Lee
29. Jazz Soh
30. Steven chan
31. Steven yuen
32. Patrick Chan
33. Ong lee tong
34. Jeffrey Gan – To be confirm
35. Tony Ang
36. Charles wee
37. Daisy wee
38. Jimmy Tsin – To be confirm.
39. Christina Pan
40. Phua cher meng
41. Lilian Quek
42. Lee konh lin
43.lena Tan
44. Ray Quan
45. Babara
46. Abel Tan
47.

. Any more …….. Plse register here.

Stella Sheng (EO), Raymond Wong (Asst EO)

Stone Art Decoupage


If you are interested in art craft and like to try stone art, you may come and join me in this hands on sharing session to create gifts or showpieces with stones. No artistic skills required, just patience and focus.

Venue : Peninsular Plaza
111 North Bridge Road, #06-30/31
Date : Monday 17 July 2017
Time : 3 to 5 pm
Material fee : $5
Bring along a table rag and a box to place your stones.
Limited slots. Please register your interest here:

Attendees:
1). Rosalind Lee (withdraw)
2). Marie Goh
3). Sylvia Chan
4). Pat Oei
5). Julie Ong
6). Tan Yen Kim

Creative artpieces by the five enthusiastic attendees as shown in Images above.

Final notification for Dinner & Dance on 8 & 9 July 2017

Hello all members

Gentle reminder to those who are on waiting list for the buffet dinner, hotel room and coach; this is your last opportunity to pay up the full payment latest by 5 July 2017

Payment will not be accepted after 5 July 2017

 

http://silverhairsclub.com/?p=25603

Please make payment to Chris Chan POSB Savings Acct 542-10756-1.

For Dinner & Dance buffet dinner: payment update will be handled by Christina Chan

http://silverhairsclub.com/?p=25649

Please make payment to Chan Lian Tin DBS Saving Plus 029-2-021094

For Hotel Room @ S$78 per night and Coach @ S$32 per person

Payment update will be handled by Doreen Chan

Car park coupon: for those who are driving?

-In House Guest (Stay Hotel Room) take the Parking Ticket and during Check Out, Please Validate at reception and mention the room number – Complimentary Parking

– Outsider guest (not stay within the hotel,  Flat Rate charges is RM 3.00 Nett, Banquet will Validate the ticket  during Dinner and your guest will pay at the pay stations amount of  RM 3.00 Nett only

For those who are taking Coach, the Coach no. PA9645K, please find the tour itinerary

Cheers

Doreen Chan

38 Oxley Road, a memory for most of us

The home of our ex Prime minister LKY will remain a memory for many of us.  It is currently the most talked about topic in Singapore; and today, Parliaament opens with a ministerial statement from PM Lee as well as other ministers.  The whip has also been lifted. MPs are free to ask questions and  express their views.

SHC members are free to discuss the issue on this post.  Please stay away from politicising the issue.  No name calling; and plse respect every member points of view.

Admin reserves the right to remove unacceptable content.

This post closes on 31 Jul 2017 midnight.

Terence Seah

 

A POTENTIAL TIME BOMB

The double murder at Bedok should serve as a wake-up call for those who employ domestic helpers in their homes.                                                         They have to ask a few pertinent questions before they embark on such   an endeavor.                                                                                                              1) Do they absolutely need such a service.                                                              2) How much do they know about the helper who is a total stranger in  the household, in terms of her character, psychic, her background. Does she carry a lot of baggage which is a time bomb waiting to explode. It may need a slightest   provocation to set off the explosive scenario and murder.                                        3) Very often they underestimate the physical strength of the “intruder” who can inflict a lot of damages. There was one case of a woman employer who was banged against a wall and died instantly.                                                                   4) Beside the employers, can the maid agencies play a roll in mitigating the danger of providing an almost  unknown person into a home.                                   5) What can the MOM do to regulate such an employment.                                    Robert

 

Join the new SHC Whatsapp groups

Due to increasing popularity and convenience of Whatsapp, SilverHairsClub will launch more Whatsapp groups for members with focused interests. I shall initiate the startup of these groups, and shall be a non-participating admin for as long as the group is still active. Open to SHC members only.

If you wish to join the groups, please read and observe the follow rules.
1. No pushing of URL. This include videos.
2. No Greetings eg Good Morning without anything else to say.
3. Pictures and messages must be focused on the subject. Total number of pictures and message: 3 max per day.
4. No advertising, invitations to unrelated events.
5. No Copy and Paste from any source. Conversation text best.

If you break the rules:
First time: Unaccepted messages will be flagged with a * by Admin.

Second time: Admin will give u a second * and will remove your name from the Whatsapp group. You can request to rejoin the group after 60 days.

We shall start with the following groups.
1. Cooking – receipes, invitations to cooking session
2. Online trading – equities only.
3. Online e-commerce – today’s changing trend which we cannot ignore.
4. Short term stay in Chiangmai
5. Living in JB – where to eat, shop, live, finding friends to go JB together.
6. Gardening – plants, flowers and vegetables in your house or gardens.
7. Music, cinema and TV dramas – share your love for music. Going cinema and concerts together.
8. Free for all – any topic except race, religion, politics, MLM and direct selling. Good for those who cannot sleep, interest in current affairs. The same rules apply.

Medical & Sickness (NEW)
9a. SHC Men’s Health
9b. SHC Ladies Health
9c. Dementia with family members
– If you are experiencing sickness and health issues faced by seniors, here is the SHC Whatsapp group for you to share the health issues you are going through, how you are coping and managing the sickness. Strictly NO pushing URL, videos and “Copy and Paste”.
9c. Dementia with family members.
Some of our family members have Dementia. Some of us employ a helper and some of us are dimentia caregivers ourselves. Soonerof later, we may develop Dementia. This group aims to enable fellow members to share our experience with Dementia.

10a. SHC Grannies and Grandpas.
For members who are busy with grandchildren, how to manage these young kids in today’s modern generation. Grand kids, Primary 6, tots and below.

10b. SHC mothers and fathers, whose children are no longer teens. Share what your kids and young adults are going through. Seek common grounds to chat, helping with interests, jobs opportunities or finding friends with other members’ young adults.

For travel, makan and dancing, I shall leave this to the different group admin. More topics may be added. Watch this space.

We will start the chat groups, after 10 members have signed up. Let me know which chatgroup you would like to join. Whatsapp +65 9489 4360. One chatgroup only.

Terence Seah

10 Days Guizhou Tour (15 – 25 June 2017)

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We plan to purchase our own air tickets and engage an overseas tour operator to conduct the tour. It will be a private group.

If the itinerary is too small for reading, press the Ctrl key and the + sign key simultaneously to enlarge. Press the Ctrl key and the – sign key simultaneously to reduce.

If you are interested, please write to shctour@outlook.com asap.

Moon Wong (EC)

6 have confirmed.

Monthly walk: SG 6th newest nature park

Our monthly walk is on 2nd Saturday of the month unless otherwise advised.

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

Post is on behalf of AzhariC……

Date: Saturday, 13 MAY 2017.

Time: 4.15 pm SHARP!  Do be punctual, we can’t afford waiting time. Thanks!

Meeting Point: opposite BreadTalk at Junction 8 Shopping Centre/Bishan.
(MRT Station: Bishan NS17 or CC15)

Duration: Approx. 2.5 hrs

EC : Azhari Cuttilan

NOTE: in case of inclement weather — Azhari will notify through the comments,
do check this blog for his comments on Saturday morning.

Let’s hike along restored trails and new boardwalks lined with rare native plants
as well as a marsh habitat and several freshwater streams with fish swimming and
other fresh water wildlife, all found within the park.

A 4m-high sub-canopy walkway that extends 150m, allowing one to see the fauna
found above the ground.

Some of the park’s low-lying areas could be muddy.
Terrain – some parts slightly steep, though most parts easy.

Toilet facilities is available at Visitor’s centre, which will be within the trail.

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

Look forward to your early registration!     😀     😀

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

World Laughter Day In JB .07 TH May 2017 Sunday

hohohohohooho hhahahahahha , i am attending d world laughter yoga day .First six persons to private  What App me will secure d seat of my humble MPV .

Pick UP @ jb SENTRAL ..0800HR.

WILL HAD OUR MORNING either bak kut teh or beef noodle .

more details will be in our group chat ya …

the laughter excerise will last from 0930 hr to 1200hr @ galleria @ kotaraya JB .

hohohohohoh hahahhahha

Sam Goh

A india trained & qualified laughter yoga teacher .

O-Bike Meet May 13th 2017 Time 6.00 pm at Meeting Point

The past Cycling Events were organized to get participants to meet at East Coast Park, rent a bicycle at $10 for 2 hours. After cycling, rush to return the bike to the kiosk.

Now we can rent a bike at our doorstep and cycle to the meeting point. What you need to do is to download and installed the O-Bike from your “Playstore” . Suggest you pay through your telecom bill.

The app will show you where to find the bicycle near where you are. Unlock the Bike and start cycling towards the Meeting Point.

Please register your interest with  the location you are coming from. The Meeting Point will be Map out based on the average distance each cyclist will have cycle .

Registration starts now and will be close on 11th May 2017. Meeting point will be announce the next day.

 

Tony Ang

Another idea to hold Gathering/Events

2 days event for  S$ 80 per couple with 4 meals-lunch, dinner, supper and breakfast and twin-share cabin and two Shows
Day 1 = pick up at JB ( after check point) at 8.45 am or 12.00 noon. to board the Crusie
Proposed proramme – Any topic discussion over lunch/Dinner; coffee chats
over tea time.
Show Time after dinner
Karoake / Dance until 2.00 am the next day.
Day 2 = Say Bye Bye until the next gathering . This will be done after breakfast ,lunch Bus will transport you back to JB City Square

Please indicate your interest here so I shall co-ordinate the arrangement for our next gathering.

Tony Ang

Dinner & Dance “One night in JB” KSL Resort+Transport on 8-9 July 2017

Update on 5 July 2017

We have now a total of 84 guests joining our “One Night in JB”

Thank you for your support

Hotel Rooms and Coach are still available:

http://silverhairsclub.com/?p=25649

Please make your payment to Chan Lian Tin DBS Saving Plus 029-2-021094

Payment update will be handled by Doreen Chan

Hotel Room @ S$78,00 per room per night including 2 breakfast

Coach @ S$32.00 two ways including tour

Room Reservation

  1.  Terence Seah
  2.  Francis
  3.  Christine Teo  & Karen Ong
  4.  Loh & Woo
  5.  Woo Kwai Kuen & Woo Kwai Yee
  6.  Christine Teo & ??
  7.  Caroline Gee
  8.  Daisy Wee
  9.  Rose White
  10.  Lydia Chin
  11.  Bobby Bok
  12.  Steven Chan & Dan
  13.  Dickson & Jefferson
  14.  Jeffrey Gan
  15.  Leon Lau
  16.  Doreen Ong – & Joan Ang
  17.  Jeffrey Gan’s brother
  18.  Judy Lim & Rina
  19.  Chua K T Jolly & Evelyn Tang S L
  20.  Lynda Lee & Kwan Y K
  21.  Ken Cheong
  22.  Ong Huat Siong & Tan Dee Hoon
  23.  Doreen Chan

Coach

  1.  Terence Seah
  2.   Lydia Chin
  3.   Sally Tan
  4.   Doreen Chan
  5.   Rose White
  6.   Leon Lau
  7.   Dickson
  8.   Jefferson
  9.   George
  10.   Christine Teo
  11.   Francis
  12.   Eileen Loh
  13.   Woo Kwai Kuen
  14.   Woo Kwai Yee
  15.   Woo Kwai Kheng
  16.   Karen Ong
  17.   Lily Lim
  18.   Pauline Toh
  19.   Doreen Ong
  20.   Joan Ang
  21.   Evelyn Tang
  22.   Lynda Lee
  23.   Kwan Y K
  24.   Chua Jolly
  25.   Ong Huat Siong
  26.  Tan Dee Hoon

Cheers

Doreen Chan

 

Scuba diving as a hobby and sport

This is one particular activity which we rarely hear of in the Club. It is always associated with clear waters, beautiful Nemos and colourful corals, going out to remote islands and a day well-spent.

We have a few members who love scuba diving, and they go out regularly to their regular spots. And, of course, we have members who want to know more about this activity.

If you are a scuba diver or you love to find out more about the sport, please indicate your name here. We will organise a session for you to find Nemo together.

Terence Seah

Cheap stocks – Do your own due diligence (DYODD)

31 March 2017 [Motley] These Are Some of The Cheapest Stocks in Singapore Currently

I have a habit of looking at how cheap or expensive the stock market is at the start of every month. One way I do so is to determine the number of net-net stocks there are in Singapore’s market.

A net-net stock is a stock with a market capitalisation that is lower than its net current asset value. The net current asset value is a simple financial number that can be calculated with the following formula:
Net current asset value = Total current assets minus total liabilities

Theoretically, a net-net stock is a fantastic bargain. That’s because investors can get a discount on the company’s current assets (assets such as cash and inventory) net of all its liabilities. Moreover, the company’s fixed assets (assets such as properties, factories, and equipment etc.) are thrown into the fray for free.

The logic follows that if a large number of net-net stocks can be found in Singapore’s market, then stocks would likely be really cheap at that point in time.

Now, I had stressed the word “theoretically” earlier because net-net stocks are often companies that are in serious trouble and/or have horrible business economics. This means that investors in them are also at risk of seeing their capital evaporate if things continue heading south.

That’s one reason why diversification is important. The legendary Benjamin Graham, who liked to invest in net-net stocks when he was investing professionally, tried to mitigate risks by diversifying widely amongst net-net stocks.

I thought it would be interesting and useful to share a list of some of the net-net stocks that popped up when I did my latest exercise of assessing the state of the market.

I decided to come up with three lists: 1) the 10 net-net stocks that have the lowest market-cap-to-net-current-asset-value ratio; 2) the 10 net-net stocks with the largest market caps, and 3) the 10 largest net-net stocks that have positive net income over the last 12 months as well as more cash than debt on their balance sheets.

Here are the 10 stocks in the first list: Universal Resource and Services Ltd (SGX: BGO), China Haida Ltd (SGX: C92), China Taisan Tech Group Holdings Ltd (SGX: AZW), Ace Achieve Infocom Limited (SGX: A75), Full Apex (Holdings) Ltd (SGX: BTY), Matex International Ltd (SGX: M15), China Sports International Limited (SGX: FQ8), C&G Environmental Protection Holdings Ltd (SGX: D79), Nam Cheong Ltd (SGX: N4E), and Cacola Furniture International Limited (SGX: D2U).

Source: S&P Global Market Intelligence

Here are the 10 stocks in the second list: Noble Group Limited (SGX: N21), UOB-Kay Hian Holdings Limited (SGX: U10), Hong Leong Asia Ltd (SGX: H22), Kingboard Copper Foil Holdings Limited (SGX: K14), Hanwell Holdings Ltd (SGX: DM0), Baker Technology Ltd (SGX: BTP), Sing Holdings Limited (SGX: 5IC), Cortina Holdings Limited (SGX: C41), Hengxin Technology Ltd (SGX: I85), and Tiong Seng Holdings Limited (SGX: BFI)

Source: S&P Global Market Intelligence

And finally, here are the stocks in the third list: Noble, Kingboard Copper Foil, Hanwell, Hengxin, Nobel Deisgn (SGX: 547), Memtech International (SGX: BOL), Nam Lee (SGX: G0I), Asia Enterprise (SGX: A55), CDW Holding (SGX: BXE), and mDR Limited (SGX: A27).

Source: S&P Global Market Intelligence

I have to be clear that I’m not recommending that investors buy or sell any of the stocks seen here. My purpose here is simply to share the identities of some of Singapore’s cheapest stocks right now. Make of them what you will.

Monthly walk: April – Let’s Go Green!

Our apologises for late posting ….
Contemplated to cancel because for April’s walk all of us have personal commitments.  Today, Veronica told me she was able to reshuffle her duties, so, here we go…..

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

Date: Saturday, 08 April 2017

Time: 4.30 pm SHARP!

Meeting Point: Buangkok MRT, Exit A.

Duration: Approx. 2.5 hrs

ECs : Veronica Wong and ChristinA Chan

We will explore a part of the North-East route. The terrain is fairly easy.
Come and be enveloped in a pleasing stretch of quietness filled with much greenery.
Hopefully, we will “catch” some birds enjoying the breeze along the Sungei.
Bring water bottles, caps, umbrellas and cameras. Do wear comfortable walking shoes.

Look forward to your early registration!    😀 😀

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

Who’s coming:       🙂      🙂

1. Veronica Wong
2. ChristinA
3. Stella Sheng
4. Winnie Tan
5. AzhariC
6. Henry See
7. Thomas Goh
8. Lettishia Silvester
9. TG’s friend Ms A
10. Susan Tan
11. Bernie Chung
12. Seok Cheng
13. Janie Ng
14. Olivia Jiang
15. StevenChan’s friend – Mr. Wong
16. Doris Tan
17. Graham Smith
18. Shawn Soh
19. Grace Kang
20. Yoon Chin
21. Grace Wong
22. Lilian Teo
23. Andrew Koh
24. Ronald Wie
25. Doreen Lau

 

 

 

 

 

Free concert at Tanglin Halt this evening. Featuring songs of the yesteryears of Ge Lan, Zhou Xuan etc.

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Dear All,

Free concert at Tanglin Halt this evening from 7.30pm to 8.30pm featuring songs of the yesteryears. If you are fans of Ge Lan, Zhou Xuan etc and love their songs, then do come down to the concert. Details are in the poster.

Yay! Its Saturday and its chill out time.  See you there if you are there!

Cheers, Caroline

karaoke at maplewood condo SUN 16 Apr 2017

Dear all members,

It’s been a while we do not have any Karaoke session on..

I will be organising a Potluck cum Karaoke and dance session for all SHC members. Please feel free to come

Date: 16th April 2017 (Sunday)

Venue :  Maplewood Condo

987 Bukit Timah Road (589628) MRT station: Kings Albert Park

Time: 12pm – 6pm

All are welcomed. Plse register asap here, so I know you are coming.

Stella Sheng

Monthly walk: Landmarks worth a 2nd look!

The 1st walk for 2017…..

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

Date: Saturday, 11 March 2017

Time: 4.30 pm SHARP!

Meeting Point: Toa Payoh MRT (NS 19), Exit A. Bread Talk is on the left as you come up the escalator.

Duration: Approx. 2.5 hrs

ECs : Azhari Cuttilan and ChristinA Chan

The festive seasons have ended… good time to stretch and walk off the flabs 😀

Due to the recent incident of big trees being uprooted, our walk routes are limited.
In view of the safety for all participants during this rainy season, we have changed this walking route to a pleasant yet interesting trail!

For greenery, we will pass through 2 small parks; will see the only Buddhist temple outside Myanmar built in the traditional Burmese architectural style; a chic cafe; a villa built in late 1800s was restored and open to the public in 2001; Singapore’s first civil airport terminal built in 1937 but ceased operation in 1955 and used by various groups; other interesting landmarks like the longest HDB block.

There’s two end points, it depends on time, weather and participants’ energy level:
1) Kallang MRT or
2) Sports Hub

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

Look forward to your early registration! 😀 😀

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

Participants:

 

1) AzhariC
2) ChristinA
3) SusanCHT
4) Susan Tan (please note walk is on 11Mar not Feb)
5) CharlesW,
6) Daisy Phua,
7) Tony Ang,
8) Simon Wong
9) Steven Yuen
10) Bernie Chung
11) Victor Chee
12) Steven Chan
13) Judy Lim
14) Linda Chua
15) Henry See
16) Lee Ah Nee
17) Sam Goh (tentative)
18) Winnie Lim
19) Seok Cheng
20) Ronald Lee
21) Winnie Tan
22) Lina Tan
23) John Howe
24) Andrew Koh
25) Olivia Jiang
26) Ronald Lam
27) Evelyn Ong

 

 

 

MONTHLY WALKS 2017

Monthly Walks for year 2017

Our walk team put in effort to bring to you known but not visited; as well as some of the lesser known parts of Singapore!

It is because of YOU, who gave and will continue to give us support that egg us on!

INFORMATION ONLY

First we wish to welcome a new member to our walk team: Ms Linda Chua.

Monthly walks for 2017 – we are now back to the 2ND SATURDAYS /Month unless otherwise informed.

Our walks remain an EC event, bring your adult friends; encourage them to join SHC!

Post for each walk will appear approx 10days prior to scheduled date.

Once walks are posted, it will not be cancelled due to rain as from past experiences, often the rain stops soon…..  just need to exercise patience and wait awhile {smile}

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1st walk for 2016 is scheduled on 2nd Saturday of March ie., 11th March 2017! Post coming up soooon!

Scheduled dates for 2017–
11 Mar
08 Apr
13 May
10 Jun
08 Jul
12 Aug
09 Sep
14 Oct
11 Nov
09 Dec

Stay healthy, see you in all our walks!

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

30% increase in Singapore water rates

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

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

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

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

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

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

Terence Seah

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








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

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

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Moon Wong (EC)

16 has confirmed.

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

Dear All,

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

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

Tea Dance

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

So save the date!

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

New registrations closing date is on 20 March 2017 and payment has to be made by the closing date too. P.S.The club has given me extra time to get back to them on the numbers.
Registration List
1. Caroline Gee + 10 – Paid
12. Dolly Lim – Paid
13. Geraldine Ting – Paid
14. Rosalind Lee – Paid
15. Gingko Tay – Paid
16. Michelle Sim – Paid
17. Charles Wee – Paid
18 Joan Ang – Paid +
19. Thomas Loh – Paid
20. Doreen Chan – Paid
21. Judy Lim – Paid
22. Anna Choi – Paid
23. June Lim – Paid
24. Rina Tan – Paid
25. Sockie Neo – Paid
26. Lee Ah Nee – Paid
27. Steven Chan – Paid
28. Dan Huang – Paid
29. Catherine & Andrew Tan + 5 – Paid
36. Dolly’s friends 6 pax – paid
42. Peter Loo – Paid
43. Joo Tian + two friends – Paid
46. Martin Han – Paid
47. Jennifer Lim & Partner – Paid
49. Joan Ang’s friend – Paid
50. Ashley – Paid
51. Jeffrey Gan – Paid
52. Bobby Bok – Paid
53. Maria Tan – Paid
54. Mega – Paid

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

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

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

Cheers
Caroline Gee

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Terence Seah

THE FORSAKEN MUSICIAN

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

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

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

Robert Ong