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.
17.
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19.
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     😀    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!    😀   😀

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!     😀     😀

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!    😀 😀

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 😀

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.

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!         😀

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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MONTHLY WALK – KALLANG PARK CONNECTOR BISHAN TO POTONG PASIR

 

Date: Saturday 7 May 2016

Meeting Place: Bishan MRT Exit A, wait nearby Pastamania

Time: meet by 4.30pm sharp

Duration:  about 1½ hours

ECs for this walk :  Veronica Wong and Mary Tan

Take a walk down memory lane!  The route a straight leisurely walk is easy and basically on level ground.   For some stretches, due to construction works, we go on the pavement for just a bit.    It takes you through mature residential estates in Bishan and Potong Pasir meaning “cut sand” in Malay.     Spend some time admiring the scenery and the bridges.   At mid walk, we give time to enjoy obstacles to revive younger days memories and expend your energy.  Also an opportunity for walkists for socializing .  Continue to catch up on your “chit chat” at dinner.   Many choices for dinner at Potong Pasir.

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.

Come and join us!    Do register here

  1. Gabriella Chua
  2. Margaret Soo
  3. Monica Tan
  4. Janis
  5. Janis’ friend
  6. Tony Ang
  7. Alice Seah
  8. Bernie Chung
  9. Henry See
  10. Irene Poh
  11. Maureen Lee

Monthly walk: to the ROCKET, we go!

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

Date: Saturday, 5 March 2016
Time: 4.30 pm sharp
Meeting Point: Ang Mo Kio Bus Interchange – Bus 138 Boarding queue
Duration: Approx. 2 hrs
ECs : Azhari Cuttilan and ChristinA Chan

Here is the 1st walk for the Year 2016… Be like 20 feel like 16!        😀

Good time to walk off the loaded extras during the festive seasons.

We will walk to one of the less visited places: The “Rocket” at Upper Seletar Reservoir Park.
This “futuristic space age rocket” was built and completed in Seletar in 1969 – the
same year astronauts from the Apollo 11 space flight landed on the moon.

Pleasant & easy walk to the Rocket which overlooks lush nature.
Those with stronger legs & knees can go up the Tower. The view is breathtaking.
On the way back, if enough time we will visit Springleaf Nature Park & stroll along the newly built Springleaf park connector.
Surely, will meet several of this Lunar zodiac “representative” along the way.    Hehe…

There are many Makan places around Spring Leaf area. We can have dinner there
or take the bus back to AMK.
We shall decide at the end of the walk.

Bring water bottle, caps, umbrella and camera. Do wear comfortable walking shoes.

Look forward to your early registration!        😀  😀

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

Participants:

1. AzhariC
2. ChristinA
3. RonaldLee
4. Judy Lim
5. Lydia Soh
6. Janis Han
7. Janis’s friend
8. Jani’s friend
9. Margaret Soo
10. Susan Tan
11. Henry See
12. Gabriella Chua
13. Tony Ang
14. James Tan
15. Irene Chua
16. Alice Seah
17. Veronica Wong
18. Charles Wee
19. Wendy Lum
20. Serene Low
21. Serene’s friend – Iris Lee
22.
23.
24.
25.

MONTHLY WALKS for year Twenty Sixteen

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

We wish each and every member a New Year filled with lots of fun, excitement, joy, happiness and expectation of good for you & your loved ones.

HAPPY NEW YEARS,,,,,,!

INFORMATION ONLY

Monthly walks for 2016 remains an EC event, bring your adult friends on the 1st Saturdays/month unless otherwise informed.

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

1st walk for 2016 is scheduled on 1st Saturday of March ie., 5th March 2016!
02 Jan — do your own
06 Feb — CNY, time for family and friends.

Scheduled dates for 2016 —
05 Mar
02 Apr
07 May
04 Jun
02 Jul
06 Aug
03 Sep
01 Oct
05 Nov
03 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 and I, ChristinA Chan.

Christmas Walk (18-12-2015, Friday)

This is a re-post. It serves as a reminder for those who signed up and also for those who may have missed this post. I am also looking for a “younger” member to take over this annual event which I feel is very meaningful. All we ask for is just “give something back” once a year after taking so much from activities in the forum site. This will be my last such EC Christmas Walk event in this forum and make a graceful exit.

Date: 18th Dec 2015 (Friday evening)
Time: 6.30PM to 9.30PM
Meeting Place and Start Point: Tanglin Mall Food Court (junction of Orchard Road & Grange Road). End Point will be at Somerset or Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station.

Program:
1) Dinner before chat: 6.30PM to 7.30PM: for those who can come early, we can have a dinner together in the food court and getting to know each other better.
2) Fellowship: 7.30PM to 8.30PM: Chat at Mall (free n easy – form your own small group on per table basis). Share what you have experienced this year, your reflections, what you can do better, etc. [Always remember a quote from the late George Carlin on Ageing. Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.]
3) Start walking: 8.30PM to 9.30PM: Start walking and picture taking.

You can use your smartphone or camera to take some pictures.

Size of Gathering: in order not to make ourselves too obvious and attract unwanted attention, registration will close when 20 are reached.
Hewlee (EC)

Those registered coming:
1) Charles Wee
2) Registered
3) Joy Chuang
4) Registered
5) Judy Lim
6) Priscilla Wee
7) Lydia Chin
8) Frisna Tan
9) Shirleen Kao
10) Mary Chan
11) Grace Wong
12) Peter Loo
13)

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.

Christmas Walk (18-12-2015 – Friday)

It is the time of the year again where we will say goodbye to the Year (2015) and welcoming the New Year (2016). Some of you may be in the middle of a tour overseas having quality time with friends or with family members and others may have no plan this year.

At our twilight (or silver hairs) years, we do not know when we will not be able to or not able to do what we can do best. So, it is timely to count our blessing year by year by meeting with like-minded people to cherish our fellowship and having a simple “Christmas” food court dinner together.

As with any other years, this is a good time and opportunity to stroll, after dinner, along Orchard Road and try your night photography skills with your smartphone and/or camera. For those interested, please see details below.

Date: 18th Dec 2015 (Friday evening)
Time: 6.30PM to 9.30PM
Meeting Place and Start Point: Tanglin Mall Food Court (junction of Orchard Road & Grange Road). End Point will be at Somerset or Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station.

Program:
1) Dinner before chat: 6.30PM to 7.30PM: for those who can come early, we can have a dinner together in the food court and getting to know each other better.
2) Fellowship: 7.30PM to 8.30PM: Chat at Mall (free n easy – form your own small group on per table basis). Share what you have experienced this year, your reflections, what you can do better, etc. [Always remember a quote from the late George Carlin on Ageing. Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.]
3) Start walking: 8.30PM to 9.30PM: Start walking and picture taking.

You can use your smartphone or camera to take some pictures.

Size of Gathering: in order not to make ourselves too obvious and attract unwanted attention, registration will close when 20 are reached.
Hewlee (EC)

Those registered coming:
1) Charles Wee
2) Registered
3) Joy Chuang
4) Registered
5) Judy Lim
6)

 

Monthly walk – Announcement

Dear Walkists & members,

Due to the “hazy daze” the walk team are unable to conduct recces.

Should the weather/air quality get better enabling us to recce, we will consider to resume the monthly walk scheduled on 07November2015.

Till then, for the health of all, the monthly walks will be suspended till further notice.

Meanwhile, drink more water and minimize outdoor activities     😀

with much regrets… from the Walk Team.

MONTHLY WALK – SKYLINE OF SINGAPORE

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Date: Saturday, 5 September 2015
Time: 4.30 pm sharp
Meeting Point: City Hall MRT station (Exit B, near Ticket Office)
Duration: Approx. 2 hrs
ECs : Alice Seah and Azhari Cuttilan

The next monthly walk will be to admire the beautiful sky line of Singapore. On one side of the Singapore River are office buildings of various shapes, and on the other side the yet to be completed Civic Centre.

The scene along the Jubilee Bridge is picturesque. The atmosphere is windy and you will see two old buildings which were restored but now occupied by restaurants, wine bars and cafes. We will pass the new Marina Financial District which is occupied by financial institutions and various other companies.

The walk will end at Marina Bay Sands food court where we will have our dinner.

Note: Bring water bottle, caps, umbrella and camera. Do wear comfortable walking shoes.

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

If you can make it please register.

Attendees:
1) Winnie Tan
2) Lilian Teo
3) Gabriella Chua
4) Maureen Lee
5) Daisy Phua
6) Theresa Seow
7) Danny Lye
8) Winnie Lim
9) Grace Wong
10) Karen Phoo
11) Bessie Lam
12) Ann Lim
13) Tony Ang
14) Wendy Lum
15) Judy Lim
16) Angie Ng
17) Irene Chua
18) Bernie Chung
20) June Tan
21) Evelyn Ong
22) Moon Wong

Photo Walk – Botanic & Orchid Gardens

This photo walk, we will be going to the Botanic Gardens and the National Orchid Garden.

We will meet at the Bus Stop (13019) in front of Gleneagles Hospital along Napier Road/Holland Road on the day and time stated below. We will start walking to the National Orchid Garden at 3.05PM. Entrance fee to the Orchid Garden is $1.00 for seniors (above 60 yrs) and $5.00 for adults.

How to go to the Bus Stop (13019) in front of Gleneagles Hospital along Napier Road/Holland Road?

Take train to Somerset MRT. Exit A (Bus Stop 3), up escalator and make a turn back to Somerset Road Bus Stop Number 08121. Take Bus Number 7, 77, 106, 123 or 174 to Gleneagles Hospital (about 7 bus stops away). Cross overhead pedestrian bridge to Bus Stop in front of the Hospital along Napier Road/Holland Road.

Date: 19th Sept 2015 (Sat)
Time:  3.00PM
Meeting Place: Bus Stop (13019) in front of Gleneagles Hospital along Napier Road/Holland Road.
Time to Commence Walk from meeting place: 3.05PM (Total walking and picture taking time is about 2½ hours).
Hewlee (EC)

Those registered coming:
1) Registered
2) Registered
3) Registered
4) Registered
5) Winnie Tan
6) Joan Ang
7)

 

 

Monthly walk: August… Update

Note:  This is only an update …

Monthly walk: August 2015

Our walks for 2015 is on the 1st Saturdays/month unless otherwise informed.

For a few years now in the month of August, we have scheduled our annual Xtreme walk.  This year it is scheduled on 22nd August.

Due to unforseen circumstances and in view that this August there are many on-going activities, this walk on 22nd August is cancelled.

Wishing each of you a HAPPY & FUN  SG50!!     

Cheers!… the Walk Team…

Monthly Walk – Nature in the Garden : A Green Treasure

Date: Saturday, 4 July 2015

Meeting Place: Boon Lay Mrt Station, Exit D facing Jurong Point

Start Time: 4.00pm Sharp, taking bus to walk site

Duration:  about 2 hours.

ECs for this walk:  Veronica Wong & Mary Tan

A nice place to explore.    Climbing 58 steps to the summit lookout for a bird’s eye view of the garden.   An amazing variety of wildlife and nature and is home to so many birds, dragonflies, butterflies and insects.   Go through the freshwater swamp, streams and ponds in the garden.  Try to spot butterflies and dragonflies flying around at the Butterfly Garden.

Venture into the walking trail which is just a path between bushes and trees   The trail is a fairly easy route on an all-flat terrain except at the end where there’s quite a steep slope to go down and it is quite hard to gain a foothold on small slippery pebbles.   This trail will only be available till 2019 so come visit before it disappears.   Do wear comfortable covered walking shoes.

At the end of the walk, those who wish to have dinner can proceed to Jurong Point mall where there’s the Kopitiam and other food outlets.

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

Come join the walk, do register here!

  1. Andrew Yeung
  2. Gabriella Chua
  3. Danny Lye
  4. Peggy Yap
  5. Arthur
  6. Peter Goh
  7. Tony Ang
  8. Lilian Teo
  9. Friend
  10. Grace Kang
  11. Hew Lee
  12. Judy Lim
  13. Steven Chan
  14. Daisy Phua
  15. Shawn Goh
  16. Chwee Yin
  17. Grace Wong
  18. Andrew Koh

 

Monthly Walk: 06June Island in the sun

jungle trailsThis is an EC event.. bring your friends preferably 45years & above.   {smile, smile}

Likely many like me would have been to this isalnd several tiems.  However, this is the 1st time we are organizing this walk which coincide with the current FREE entry via the Boardwalk!!    {smile}

Date:  Saturday, 06 June, 2015

Time:  4.30pm sharp

Meeting place : VivoCity Customer Service Counter/Information counter, Level 1 (near Tangs #01-187).

Duration:  approx 3hrs

ECs:  Azhari Cuttlian & ChristinA Chan

We shall have a breezy, partially sheltered walk into the island… through secondary rainforest we shall go where birds, insects, habitants and plants are found…

Have your camera / smartphones everready; your eyes peeled for things of interest — a beautiful bloom or perhaps a long-tailed macque, not forgetting the evening lights along the boardwalk!

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

Participants:

1) Azhari Cuttlian
2) ChristinA Chan
3) Winnie Tan & friends
4) Goh Ah Lam
5) Alice Tan
6) Alice Seah
7) Lee Ah Nee
8) Lina Ng
9) Charles Wee
10) Danny Lye
11) June Tan
12) Veronica Wong
13) Hew Lee
14) Jassmine Teo + 2 friends
15) Janis Han + friend
16) Ronald Lee
17) Irene Chua
18) Priscilla Wee
19) Irene Poh
20) Joy Chuang
21) Doreen Tan
22) Olivia Jiang

 

Monthly Walk – East Coast Parkway Lake and Beach Walk, Sat 2 May 2015

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MONTHLY WALK – East Coast Parkway Woods, Lake and Beach Walk
Date: Saturday, 2 May 2015
Time: 4.30 pm sharp
Meeting Point: Kembangan MRT (taking a bus to Chai Chee Industrial Estate)
Duration: Approx. 2 hrs
ECs : Serene Low and Alice Seah

The walk will commence at Swan Lake Linear Park Connector toward East Coast Beach.

The walk is through Cicada Woods seeing different forest biodiversity and species of birds, insects and wild plants; photographic view of scenic water ponds with willow trees; and sea view packed with vessels lining the horizon.

We will end the walk at Parkway Parade area which are surrounded by hawker centres with a great variety of sumptuous food.

Note: Bring water bottle, caps, umbrella and insect repellent. Do wear comfortable walking shoes.

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

Attendees:

1) Serene Low
2) Alice Seah
3) Winnie Tan
4) Gabriella Chua
6) Jazz Soh
6) Tan Li Li
7) Danny Lye
8) Janie Ng
9) Rosy Tan
10) Theresa Seow
11) Susan Sia
12) Veronica Wong
13) Elaine Ang
14) Angie Ng
15) Ronald Lee
16) Janis Han
18) Monica Tan
19) Alice Tan
20) Hew Lee
21) Ann Lim
22) Silas Yeo
23) Moon Wong
24) Ronald Lam
25) Grace Kang
26) Peng Peng
27) Irene Poh
28) Tony Ang
29) Pauline Chiew
30) Daisy Yeo
31) Judy Foo
32) Philip Foo
33) Irene Chua
34) Ang Seok Khim
35) Andrew Koh
36) Lily Lim
37) Yatsing

Photo Walk on 30-05-2015 (Saturday)

It’s a long time since I last organized a photo walk. I am planning a repeat of one of the past walks. We will start from Raffles Place MRT and walk along Marina Bay to the Merlion Park. Then we walk along Cavenagh Bridge, crossing the Singapore River and walk along Singapore River, passing Raffles landing site and continue to Elgin Bridge. From here, we continue to walk along the Singapore River till we reach Clarke Quay MRT. For those who want to break off from here can do so or they can continue to walk till we reach Liang Court Departmental Store.

We will meet at Raffles Place MRT on the date and time stated below. Come and share with us your photo-taking skills.

For those interested in IT, you can continue to make a short movie with the pictures taken using Microsoft Windows Movie Maker. I can show you how if you are interested.

Date: 30-May-2015 (Saturday)
Time: 3.00PM
Time to Commence Walk: 3.05PM
Fee: Free (no charge)
(Total walking and picture taking time is about 2 hours).

Meeting Place:  After coming out of Raffles Place MRT Station, turn left, up escalator and wait nearby Jollibean Stall.
To bring: Camera, umbrella, sunglass/sun shade, bottled water.
Hewlee (EC)

Those registered coming:
1) Registered
2) Registered
3) Registered
4) Registered
5) Doreen Tay
6) Alice Tan
7) Gabriella Chua
8)