SHC November 23rd Monthly Walk

Monthly walk: Yishun Lakeside & Springleaf Canal Walk

Date : 23rd Nov 2019, Saturday
Duration: approx. 2.25 hours. Distance 6 km
Meeting Place: Yishun Mrt exit C
Time : 4.30pm SHARP
ECs: Christina Chan and Charles Wee

This is a nice and easy route for an evening walk and it is also the last SHC Monthly Walk for 2019.
We commence our walk from Yishun Mrt , walk towards the Yishun park besides the lake at KTP hospital. Emerging from the park, a short distance away, besides Villa Francis Home, we walk through a green park corridor that links us to Yishun Ave 4 . This will take us to the perimeter of Orchid Country Club. From there on we follow the PCN that borders the fringes of Lower Seletar Reservoir and walk towards an underpass below Lentor Avenue, crosses it and stroll along a canal till we reach Springleaf Nature Park.
For this walk, we will enjoy much greenery and waterways in an unspoilt natural environment. If we are lucky enough we may even sight an eagle, a blue tail bee eater or a raptor amidst the tranquility of the surrounding tall trees.
The Walk ends at the junction of Sembawang/Mandai Road. Located nearby are nice eateries for our dinner & refreshments. From there, buses to many convenient destinations are easily available .

Wear comfortable footwear, no slippers/sandals.
Protect oneself with sun screen, sunglasses, caps. And bring along an Umbrella.

The Walk Team: ChristinA Chan, Veronica Wong, Mary Tan, Linda Chua, Azhari Cuttilan and Charles Wee.
This is an EC activity . You can bring your adult friends who are 45 and above

Participants:

  1. CharlesW
  2. ChristinA
  3. Jenny Lim
  4. Bruce Lee
  5. GabriellaC
  6. Peter Goh
  7. Henry See
  8. SusanT
  9. JamesT
  10. GingkoT
  11. AzhariC
  12. Kang
  13. LH Cheah
  14. Yoon Chin

Monthly walk – a place of Peace, Tranquility

Date: Saturday, 05th October 2019

Time: 09.30am sharp (Be punctual, please) ,,,,,,,,,,,,, WALK is ON!

Meeting place : Botanic Gdns MRT (CC19 / DT9) EXIT B.

Duration: approx 6.5 hrs (approx 7km – easy terrain)
We will break for a simple lunch at the food court within.

EC: ChristinA

*Plants produce approx ten times more oxygen during the day
through photosynthesis. {smile}

This 160-year-old garden is the only tropical garden to be honoured
as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
A star attraction for millions of visitors to our little Red Dot.

Lush greenery with themed gardens, like the Fragrant Garden, Foliage
Garden, with acres of flowering vegetation, vast landscapes, as there
is so much to see, let’s allot time to tour this attraction leisurely,,,

Things to bring:
Bring your brollies, mini fans to keep cool.
A bottle of water to hydrate.
Need energy, bring along a snack.
To breeze along, lighten your load.
**

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


IMPORTANT:

November, last walk for 2019 — Saturday 23Nov (4th Saturday).

We monitor the PSI readings based on NEA one-hour PM2.5 concentration
readings which is a “good indicator of current air quality”.

https://www.haze.gov.sg

The walk will be cancelled
Should PSI reading be ABOVE 95 by 9pm on 04Oct
,
as there might be an increased risk of getting eye irritation,
sneezing or coughing, though the health impact of haze is largely
dependent on one’s health status.


Those coming, register ASAP!

Thank You!

WALKERS:

  1. ChristinA
  2. StellaS (TBC)
  3. GabriellaC
  4. SusanT
  5. JamesT
  6. JennyL
  7. PeterG
  8. Kang
  9. RonaldL (TBC)
    10.
    11.
    12.
    13.
    14.
    15.

Monthly walk: Kallang River-Bishan-AMK Park

Dear All,

Walk this afternoon: we will go ahead… see you, folks!

14Sep: checked Haze psi down to 82. Some asked us not to cancel the

walk {smile, smile}

We shall continue to monitor the psi. Only if it is Above 100, will cancel

the walk… kindly check updates or WhatsApps me.

————-

The Haze hots up … psi this morning is from 94 to 96!

Tomorrow by 12noon, if it hits 100!

September’s Walk will be cancelled.

Date: Saturday, 14th Sep 2019

Time: 4.15pm sharp (Be punctual, please)

Duration: approx 3 hrs / approx 6km – easy terrain

Meeting place : Potong Pasir MRT, NorthEast Line “NE10” Exit C (outside Old Chang Kee)

EC: Azhari C

Let’s stroll upstream along the river banks to our destination!
We had visited this park a couple of times some years back and had seen portions being boarded up for major refurbishments.

An initiative by PUB was launched in 2006 to transform our waterways into beautiful streams with natural materials, waterscapes; creating spaces for the community to enjoy and increase biodiversity.

Bishan-AMK park was one of the flagship projects under this transformation programme between PUB and NParks.

The park which is located in urban central Singapore was transformed from a concrete canal to having a natural “Kallang River” flowing into and through the park, an immense project never done before.

The park now with lush greenery, grassy lawns, playgrounds, ponds, are all ideal for family picnics and gatherings; fitness enthusiasts cycle or pant along well-maintained tracks, or sit by the banks to see water ripples swirling through natural rocks, exceedingly soothing and therapeutic.

The walk leaving us tired and hungry will culminate with dinner at Teck Ghee Court Food Cente.
From here are buses available to either Bishan or AMK MRT.

Note:
There are not many or few shelters, good to have your brollies.
Water to hydrate on a hot day.
Need energy, bring along a snack.
To breeze along, lighten your load.

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

Those coming, register ASAP!


IMPORTANT:
Following walks has been rescheduled (updated via blog dd 29Aug19) —
October** — Saturday, 05Oct (1st Saturday). Likely a morning walk, break for lunch and continue… total approx 6-7hours.

November, last walk for 2019 — Saturday 23Nov (4th Saturday).
Any concerns, you may contact me, ChristinA directly.


Thank You!

Participants:

  1. AzhariC
  2. ChristinA
  3. HenryS
  4. EvelynO
  5. Kang
  6. RonaldLee

Monthly walks Update: September to November 2019

Dear All,

Pleased be informed that due to unforseen circumstances, dates are rescheduled as follows:

September 14 (as scheduled, no change)

October 12 will be brought forward to Saturday 05th October. Likely a morning walk, break for lunch and continue… total approx 6-7hours.

November 09 will be changed to Saturday 23rd November (our last walk for 2019).

We apologize for above changes.

For those participating in this year’s special program:

If you are unable to come for the walks on the rescheduled dates for the month of October and November 2019; to fulfill the requirements, kindly attend 2020** scheduled walks, at least the 1st, 2nd and/or 3rd walk. For clarifications, kindly contact me directly.

YEAR 2020 – Scheduled dates will be posted in late December 2019 / early January 2020.

Look forward to your continuous support!

The Walk Team



Monthly Walk : A Rustic Park Experience

Date: Saturday, 8 June 2019

Time: 4.15pm sharp

Meeting Place : Use Exit C from Punggol Mrt Station to Punggol Bus Interchange (Berth 5 Bus Service 84)

Duration: approx 2.5hrs

ECs: Veronica Wong & Mary Tan

Discover the rustic charms of Coney Island or Pulau Serangoon, home to a wide variety of habitats, including coastal forests, grasslands, mangroves, and casuarina woodlands. In keeping with the ideal of environmental sustainability, the signs, seats and even the boardwalk on the island are made from Casuarina timber from uprooted trees. Coney Island Park still feels like a world away from urbanity.

We will walk along the Promenades paved areas to enjoy the views of passing ships and Johor’s shoreline. Take photo at the famous Coney Island gate. Stroll along the earth paths, exploring the forest and mangrove habitats. Opportunities to observe and try spotting wildlife or listen to the chirping of birds. If you encounter any animals, keep a safe distance from them, do avoid approaching them. Do not feed the monkeys, or hold any plastic bag and water bottle when visiting the park. We move on to the beach areas which provide a nice seaside break after sweating out on walking.

Walk will end back at the Western Entrance. For those who wish to have dinner, there are eateries at the nearby Punggol Settlement.

Tips to prepare for a safe and enjoyable walk ………………..
Dress comfortably, advisable to wear long pants and covered walking shoes; bring drinking water to stay hydrated; wear a hat, put on sunglasses and apply sunscreen to shield yourself from the sun; apply insect repellent if you are prone to insect bites; bring umbrella or raincoat.

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

Come, join us and enjoy the experience. Those coming, register soonest!

  1. Andrew Koh
  2. Stella Sheng
  3. Ong Chew Teck
  4. Yap Siew King
  5. Doris Tan
  6. Graham Smith
  7. Gingko Tay
  8. Peter Goh
  9. Yoong Chin
  10. Dolly Lim
  11. Caroline Gee
  12. Ron Teo
  13. Bernie Chung
  14. Lilian Kwan
  15. Jenny Lim
  16. SK Chua
  17. Henry See
  18. Ronald Lee
  19. Alex Chan
  20. Catherine Lim
  21. Susan Tan
  22. James Tan
  23. Grace Kang
  24. Shawn Soh

Monthly walk: Two Parks “take 2 with 1 stone” Walk

Date: Saturday, 11th May 2019
Time: 4.15pm sharp
Duration: approx 2.5 hrs
Meeting place : Bukit Panjang MRT, Downtown Line “DT1” passenger service centre.
EC: Linda

Zhenghua Park is a linear nature park bounded by Bukit Timah Expressway (BKE), BKE Slip Road to Kranji Expressway (KJE).
The park was built between the PUB pipeline reserve and BKE near the Bukit Panjang housing estate.

Take a walk in the shade of the beautiful trees, you may see many different birds.
We will also walk the 3.8 hectare extension that includes a sand-based children’s playground, an open green and amenities for visitors.

Our stroll will end at tentatively, Pending LRT.

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

Those coming, register soonest!

  1. LindaC
  2. AndrewK
  3. StellaS
  4. DollyL
  5. CarlyG
  6. GingkoT
  7. DorisT
  8. GrahamS
  9. KentC
  10. JennyL
  11. RonaldLee
  12. PeterG
  13. DaisyP
  14. Yap SK
  15. Ong CT
  16. HenryS
  17. RonaldLam
  18. PhyllisT
  19. YoongChin
  20. LilianK
  21. JanisH
  22. MonicaT
  23. VictorC
  24. BruceL
  25. GraceK
  26. PaulineK

WWII trails, Pt 1 & 2

Date: Saturday, 13th April 2019

Time: 09.30AM SHARP!!     

Do plan to be on time, if not earlier . Strictly NO waiting for latecomer! :D

Duration: approx 3 to 4hrs (there’s no turning back)

Meeting place (**) : Seah Im Food Centre.
Nearest MRT – HarbourFront, NE1 / CC29; Exit B.

SeahIm FC: One end are Malay stalls; the other end are Chinese.
Use the toilet facilities (located nearer the Malay stalls) as the next two(2) hours might not have this facility.

WE MEET: In the mid section; are rows of tables & chairs, nearby a CharKwayTeow stall; past these rows facing the main road is a “Coffee Queen” stall.


EC: ChristinA

This is not a walk in the park ….. this is an Adventure you may not want
to miss!

Let’s get closer to nature.. C’mon on, strap on a good pair of hiking shoes!

We will trek through some overgrowth, hike Uphill, to visit site(s) that once
even had disappeared from the maps of Singapore for more than 60years;
was rediscovered, yet hidden.

Note:
1st leg of this walk — depends much on the weather.
Should there be heavy rain on Friday, we might need to “change” route
as it might be too slippery to hike uphill & down.

IF above happens then will walk only the 2nd leg…. m still thinking :)

To avoid confusion, meeting place (**) shall remain unchanged.
IF you are not sure of the location of the meeting place, ASK early.

Strongly recommend:

  1. wear long pants, covered shoes with ankle socks unless you wish to
    get bites.
  2. Hiking poles — it helps as there ain’t railings or anything to hold
  3. Brollies, caps and bottle of water to stay hydrated.

As we might end at 2pm, I will provide a small snack.

Walk Team: Charles Wee, Veronica Wong, Mary Tan, Azhari
Cuttilan, Linda Chua and ChristinA Chan…. signing off!

Kindly put your name down soonest! Thank you!

  1. ChristinA
  2. LydiaP
  3. IreneP
  4. SusanT
  5. AndrewK
  6. StellaS
  7. PeterG
  8. JennyL
  9. DollyL
  10. Lilian K
  11. BruceL
  12. SusanCHT
  13. RonaldL
  14. DorisT
  15. GrahamS
  16. GingoT
  17. Jimmy Tsin
  18. Mike Tay
  19. Catherine Yeo
  20. Henry See
  21. Phyllis Tan
  22. Evelyn Ong
  23. Yap Sew King

Monthly Walks for 2019

                           HAPPY NEW YEAR,,,!
                     Walk Your Way To Better Health

INFORMATION ONLY

Walks continue to be on 2nd Saturday/month; remains an EC event, bring your adult friends.

This year, our walk team members are rather busy, unlike previous years we might cancel even scheduled walk(s) with a Post to update members prior to the walk date.

We will Post each walk 10 days, latest one(1) week prior to scheduled date.

1st walk is scheduled on 09 March.

12 Jan — No walk
09 Feb — CNY, time for family and friends.

Scheduled dates for 2019 —
09 Mar
13 Apr
11 May
08 Jun
13 Jul
10 Aug — No walk
14 Sep
12 Oct — TBC
09 Nov
14 Dec — No walk

Stay healthy, see you in Every of our walks!

from the Walk Team:
Charles Wee, Veronica Wong, Mary Tan, Azhari Cuttilan and I, ChristinA Chan.

A nostalgic, heritage trail

Date: Saturday, 13th October 2018
Time: 4.15pm sharp     (do be punctual)
Duration: approx 3.5hrs
Meeting place : Labrador MRT, Circle Line “CC27”, Exit A.
EC: ChristinA

IF no rain the day before and esp on day itself, will include the Forest trail ????

It has been a couple of years since we scale up our country’s only Mount!
Time for a revisit to one of SG’s oldest park.

With nimble feet you shall rise up the Mount, to join tourist to behold the
panoramic view of our skyline, the southern part of SG and the southern
islands.
These views shall take your breath away, not so much the climb itself!

It is still very popular with tourist as there are a host of things to enjoy besides
the secondary rain forest that covers this mount.

Gentle Reminder:
1) Always wear comfortable shoes; light, loose clothing; bring a bottle of water
to stay hydrated; poncho/umbrella.
2) Optional items: cap, sun block, camera/binoculars, insect repellent.
3) Bring only the necessities, light is good.

Let’s pray for a clear day for us to enjoy stunning views from the peak!

Walk Team: Charles Wee, Veronica Wong, Mary Tan, Azhari Cuttilan
Linda Chua and I, ChristinA …signing off!

This is an EC event, bring your friends, preferably those 45years & above.

It is good to know who are coming, so Register soonest.  Thanks!
Stay cool! Be cool!    :D     c ya!

1. Christina Chan
2. Doreen Chan
3. Doris Tan
4. Graham Smith
5. John Howe
6. Phyllis Tan
7. Lilian Kwan
8. Margaret Soo
9. Stella Sheng
10. Charles Wee
11. Azhari Cuttilan
12. Linda Chua
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15.
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Saturday Evening Scenic Walk Along Coastal Beach – Far Flung Changi Village

This is an EC event……. we welcome your friends to join preferably those 45years & above.

Date: Saturday, 08 September 2018

Time: 4.30pm sharp

Meeting place : Changi Village Bus Terminal (Bus Services 2, 29, 59 & 109)

Duration: approx 2hrs

ECs: Linda Chua & Mary Tan

A relaxing walk along the coast in lovely surroundings from the creek to beach, passing boats and cliffs. The walk is undulating at certain parts but manageable and not difficult. Strolling along this continuous scenic route is easy with any comfortable pair of walking shoes. Soak in the rustic and natural ambience of the place.

A good way to enjoy your evening walk with beautiful sea views of the coastline off the North Eastern part of Singapore, make good friends and enjoy life’s happiness. Bring along your light hearted spirit, a big smile and a sense of fun! Look forward to spending a nice evening walk with all of you!

Tips to prepare for a safe and enjoyable walk………..
Drinking water to stay hydrated; comfortable walking shoes; umbrella, raincoat, hat and sunglasses; insect repellent if you are prone to insect bites.

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

Come, join us and enjoy the experience. Those coming, register soonest!

  1. Andrew Koh
  2. Phyllis Tan
  3. Janice Han
  4. Margaret Soo
  5. Lilian Kwan
  6. Lee Huang
  7. Monica Tan
  8. Irene Poh

Monthly Walk July

Monthly walk: Lavender mrt to
Macpherson mrt.
Date : 14th July 2018, Saturday
Time : 4.30pm SHARP
Duration: approx. 2hours. Distance 4.6 km
Meeting Place: Lavender mrt exit A
ECs: Charles Wee with Azahari

This is an easy walk along park connectors, peaceful waterways and through lush riverside parks. We commence our walk from Lavender mrt (EW line), along Kallang Riverside , continue along Pelton Canal Park Connector , cross over a long PIE overhead bridge with a panaromic sunset view of motor highways and proceed further along park connectors towards Macpherson mrt . Macpherson mrt is an interchange for Circle Line and Downtown Line.
As we make our way towards to our final destination at Macpherson, we will stop at a nearby Circuit Road food centre for drinks and/or dinner before taking a short walk, just a couple of housing blocks distance to Macpherson mrt.
Wear comfortable footwear, no slippers/sandals.
Protect oneself with sun screen, sunglasses, caps. And bring along an Umbrella.
The Walk Team: Christina Chan, Veronica Wong, Mary Tan, Linda Chua ,Azhari Cuttilan and Charles Wee.
This is an EC activity . You can bring your adult friends who are 45 and above.

Premier Island Resort walkabout

This is an EC event.. bring your friends preferably 45years & above.

Date: Saturday, 09 June 2018

Time: 4.15pm sharp       (change to 4.30pm sharp)

Meeting place : VivoCity Lobby F, ground level (walk past Giant; next to J-Pot #01-53)

Duration: approx 3hrs

ECs: Azhari Cuttlian & ChristinA Chan

Let’s escape from the daily humdrum routine; instead, take a leisurely stroll along
partially sheltered walkway into a distinctly different and prestigious zone.

Indulge your eyes with an unbelievable beautiful pano view of the oceanfront that
spells “luxury” all around.

Walk Team: Charles Wee, Veronica Wong, Mary Tan, Azhari Cuttilan,
Linda Chua and I, ChristinA Chan…. signing off!

Register soonest!

1. AzhariC
2. ChristinA
3. StellaS
4. CharlesW
5. TonyA
6. HewLee
7. ThomasG
8. DorisT
9. GrahamS
10. JimmyT
11. DaisyP
12. PhyllisT
13. LilianG
14. WinnieT
15. JanisH
16. MargaretS
17. MonicaT
18. YoonChin
19. GingkoT
20. JennyL
21. SusanSia
22. BobbyB
23. StellaLee
24.

Morning Canopy walk

Date: 12th May 2018, Saturday.

Time: 9:00 am SHARP
Duration: approx 2.5hours.

Meeting Place: Marymount MRT, Exit A.

ECs: Linda Chua and ChristinA Chan.

This is an EC activity. Bring your adult friends who are over 45!

Join us for an enjoyable morning hike when the humidity is less intense!

Terrain is easy to moderate.
Towering trees and rather thick foliage along the trail provides shade,

Expect occasional gradual uphill slopes and downhilling that might give your calf
muscle a good stretch at the end of the walk.

Recommended:
Drinking water to keep hydrated; covered walking shoes, umbrella (raincoat
might be warm in the forested areas) and insect repellent.

Walk Team: Charles Wee, Veronica Wong, Mary Tan, Azhari Cuttilan,
Linda Chua and I, ChristinA Chan…. signing off

Interested to venture into the forest? Register soonest!

Interested to venture into the forest? Register soonest!

1. Linda Chua
2. ChristinA
3. Jenny L
4. Lydia P (withdrawn)
5. Tony A
6. Winnie T
7. Peter Goh
8. Stella S
9. Doris T
10. Graham S
11. Grace Kang
12. Bernie C
13. Margaret S
14. Phyllis T
15. Lilian K
16. Lydia S
17. Peggy Y
18. Arthur Y
19. Irene C
20. Yoon Chin
21. Azhari C
22. Ron T

Nov Monthly Walk…. Khatib to Springleaf Park

Monthly walk: Khatib Mrt to Springleaf Nature Park

Date : 11th November 2017, Saturday

Time : 4.30pm SHARP

Duration: approx.  2hours.   Distance 4.9 km

Meeting Place:  Khatib mrt (North South Line) , exit B.

ECs: Charles Wee with Christina Chan
This is an easy walk along shaded & paved park connectors.  Walk  past Orto recreation fishing ponds to Lower Seletar Reservoir Park n Jetty , followed by a stroll alongside  Sungei Seletar Waterway leading to the new  Springleaf Nature Park. Springleaf Park was recently designed and constructed. It is  equipped  with rest facilities and clean toilets. Along the way , you walk past a bird sanctuary spot and enjoy the peaceful and tranquil environment with plenty of flora, towering trees, waterways n greeneries, perhaps spot a King Fisher, a Blue Tailed bee eater or a Parakeet Paradise.

Our walk ends at Mandai /Upper Thomson Road  junction at a popular coffee shop which serves among other food, the square bowl delicious wanton noodles . Transportation home is equally convenient  . Opposite the coffee shop is a bus stop with 167/169/980 services to  AMK bus & mrt interchange, Thomson Road, etc.

Wear comfortable footwear, no slippers/sandals.

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

Bring umbrella .

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

This is an EC activity and also the last Monthly Walk for 2017.  You can bring your adult friends who are 45 and above.

 

Monthly walk: To The Star

Date : 14Oct 2017, Saturday

Time : 4.30pm SHARP (waiting time: 5mins max)

Duration: approx. 3hours.

Meeting Place: Jurong East MRT, Exit D, Westgate entrance, near BreadTalk.

EC: Christina Chan & Linda Chua

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

NOTE: in case of inclement weather — walk shall be cancelled.
Notification will be here in this post on Saturday morning.

 

The Ulu Pandan Park Connector was completed in Oct/Nov 2009. We have had
walk different parts of this connector in 2007 and 2010.

Let’s look forward to walk a longer stretch (about 8km), if possible.

The walkway is well paved and hope to cross a bridge which was a portion of the defunct Jurong Railway which was closed in the 1990s.

As the trail runs besides a canal that flows into Sungei Pandan; among the trees and shrubs look out for butterflies flitting among the greenery; colorful birds eg., the magnificent Purple Neck Heron, Kingfishers, Red-Capped Woodpeckers or the White Egret.

from the Walk Team: Charles Wee, Veronica Wong, Mary Tan, Alice Seah, Azhari Cuttilan, Linda Chua and I, ChristinA Chan…. signing out!

Participants:

1. ChristinA
2. LindaC
3. TonyA
4. LydiaP
5. CharlesW
6. AzhariC
7. Ronald Lam
8. VictorC
9. StevenY
10. JanisH
11. MargaretS
12. GraceKang
13. HenryS
14. AndrewK
15. DaisyP
16. Yoon Chin
17. Irene Chua
18. Monica Tan
19. Evelyn Tan
20.

Monthly walk: Let’s trek a lesser known trail

Walk is ON!  Was told it is SUNNY at Bukit Timah!

Date : 09 SEP 2017, Saturday

Time : 4.00pm SHARP (only 5mins waiting time)

Duration: approx. 2.5hours.

Meeting Place: Downtown Line MRT and alight at Beauty World MRT station,
take Exit A.

ECs: Christina Chan & Veronica Wong

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

NOTE: in case of inclement weather — walk shall be cancelled.
Notification will be here in this post on Saturday morning.

 

Join us to enjoy an afternoon at “one of the most beautiful nature spots in Singapore.”

We will trek through a lesser known trail.
The early part of this forest trail is easy; remember to look around to enjoy the rich
flora and fauna in the forest.
Then, we will ascend to the TOP for a more scenic view!

Do remain quiet     :D    as you may spot an occasional wildlife.

Toilet facilities: available only at entrance/Visitor’s centre.

Do wear COVERED, comfortable walking shoes.
Bring bottle of water to keep hydrated, caps, umbrellas, insect repellant and cameras.

What should you do when approached by monkeys?
When approached by the monkeys, you should look down and walk at least 1.5 metres away from them. Do not look into their eyes or bare your teeth as these are signs of aggression and challenge.
Keep food and snacks in haversacks and not in plastic bags. Do NOT eat/drink in the presence of monkeys.

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

For this trail, only max 29pax. Look forward to your early registration!    :D   :D

Monthly Walk – Downtown to Kallang Wave


Date: Saturday, 12 August 2017
Time: 4.45 pm
Meeting point: Downtown Mrt (DT17) coming out of gantry towards exit B around Toastbox area
Duration: 2 hours
Distance: 7.3 km
Terrain: flat
EC: Serene Low and Linda Chua

We would be walking from Downtown to Kallang Wave Mall. It is going to be a scenic walk along Marina Barage and Gardens by the Bay East where you get to see greenery, flowing water, human activities and skyscrapers and feel the sun and sea breeze along the route. We will end the walk at Kallang Wave Mall where there are many eateries and a food court. Nearby Stadium MRT (CC6).

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

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

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

Please register here:

1). Serene Low
2). Linda Chua
3). Stella Sheng
4). Azhari Cuttilan (withdraw)
5). Daisy Phua
6). Andrew Koh
7). Henry See
8). Ah Nee
9). Bernie Chung
10). Iris Lee
11). Olivia Chiang
12). Christina Phua
13). Janis Han
14). Lee Lay Nah
15). Kelly Ho
16). Christina Chan
17). Steven Phua
18). Yoong Chin
19). Bobby Bok
20). Shawn Soh

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: 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!     :D     :D

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

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!    :D :D

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

 

 

 

 

 

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 :D

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! :D :D

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.

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 .

Monthly walk: SOUTHERN WATERFRONT

Date : 12th November 2016, Saturday

Time : 4.30pm SHARP

Duration: approx 2hours

Meeting Place: Labrador MRT Station(CC27) – Take escalator up to ground level.
(no facilities during walk, till probably 1.5hrs later).

ECs: Veronica Wong with Henry See.
Note: Henry See, one of our regular walkers, suggest to do this route, so he will
assist to co-lead.

It was 3 years ago that we had transversed along the coastline on a man-made
boardwalk. The creek is a natural oasis of mangrove, mudflats, lush and green foliage.

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.
At the bay feast your eyes on a cluster of yachts and perhaps at sundown,
the beautiful sunset!

Note:
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 (though we pray for good weather)

We shall end our walk at HarbourFront.

The Walk Team: Charles Wee, Veronica Wong, Mary Tan, Serene Low, Alice Seah,
Azhari Cuttilan and I, ChristinA Chan… signing off!

This is an EC activity. Bring your adult friends who are 45 and above!

Registration appreciated.             :)

Monthly walk: a Forest trail

Date: 3rd September 2016, Saturday

Time: 4.15pm SHARP

Duration: approx 2hours

Meeting Place: Marymount MRT, Passenger Service/Control Station (use the facility here, else hold till we reach the end of walk).

ECs: Alice Seah and ChristinA Chan

Note: Be punctual! from Marymount we will commute by bus to the “Start point”
and also need to be out of the forest before dark.

We will take an unpaved, gravel trail (dirt track) that we, the walk team have never embarked on getting into MacRitchie Reservoir.
Trail is shady due to the towering trees and rather thick foliage.
Terrain is easy to moderate.
Expect occasional very gradual uphill slopes and downhilling that might give your calf muscle a good stretch at the end of the walk.

One might tread on small ditches, so do not come in a new pair of shoes or your Sunday best.

Recommended:
Covered walking shoes, hand-held or battery operated fan, an umbrella instead of raincoat as can be humid in the forest of trees; insect repellent and drinking water.

We shall end our walk at the Mushroom café. Last order for dinner is 8.30pm.

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

This is an EC activity. Bring your adult friends who are over 45!

Interested to venture into the forest? Register soonest!         :D

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 – WHAMPOA PARK CONNECTOR

Date: Saturday 2 July 2016

Meeting Place: Boon Keng MRT Exit A, wait nearby QQ House Hair Salon

Time: Meet by 5pm sharp

Duration:  about 1½ hours

ECs for this walk :  Veronica Wong and Mary Tan

Remarkably simple to walk on paved roads along the waterways with not too heavy human traffic.    On the way in the older town residential estates, by-passing a few pretty interesting spots………St Michael bus terminal, Masjid Hajah Rahimabi, nice mosque with a tall minaret and Wheeler’s Yard, a bicycle-themed restaurant and shop

At end of walk, there are eateries at Toa Payoh Town for those who wants dinner.

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

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

So bring your friends and join us!  Do register here

  1. Joan Ang
  2. Charles Wee
  3. Gabriella Chua
  4. Winnie Lim
  5. Christina Chan
  6. Bernie Chung
  7. Henry See
  8. Theresa Seow
  9. Ann Lim
  10. Tony Ang
  11. Alice Cheong

Retiree Club (East)

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Calling all retirees in the East

I have formed a retiree club in the Kembangan area wherein active retirees can:

  • gather for coffee chats in the nearby coffee shops/joints in the east
  • makan in the hawker centres/markets in Bedok, Paya Lebar and Tampines in the east
  • morning walks at 5.30 am or late evening walks at 6.30 pm when it’s not too hot
  • introduction to ukulele fun
  • yak yak on anything (ranging from current affairs, in-laws, grown-up kids to anything under the sun)
  • help and seeking advice from one another
  • cycling in the parks (I need a trike or tandem rider though)
  • ….. and so on…. the list is by no means exhaustive

The 24-hour sarabat stall at Jalan Lapang (Kembangan) may be a good venue to be considered.  It’s just a stone’s throw from the Kembangan mrt station.  Those staying in this area may be familiar with this eating place.  It’s rustic, nostalgic and gives the ambience of Singapore in the early 60s or a typical Malaysian sarabat stall of today.

These are only ideas on the drawing board and can be finetuned as we gather momentum.  A chatline has been set up for those who have indicated interest so as  to keep everyone in the loop on activities or good sharings.  As we’re retirees, we’ll keep to thrifty thrills/fun…. no lavish spending.

So far, some 20 of my friends (mostly shc) have already indicated their interest in joining this retiree club as and when they’re free.  It’s good to form friendships now before it’s too late.  One’s spouse may not be with you forever and depression may set in (if you’re too close or dependent on your beloved) and especially when you’re already facing the empty nest syndrome.  We must rely on ourselves for our own well-being and happiness.  There’s a saying:

“No one is born happy but every one is born with the Ability to create HAPPINESS”.

Just leave a message here or apps me (if you have my hp number) if you are interested in joining the Retiree Club (East). A very important requirement is no quarrelling, hitting below the belt  or gossips on my chatline (taboos for the retiree club).   We want everyone to be happy and get along well.  Any recalcitrant member will be deleted from my chatline   :-)

Thank you.

Warmest regards,

Gabriella

Those Interested:

  1. 23 members in my Retiree Club  (East)
  2. Just leave your name on this forum page or apps me …. tks

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