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
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MONTHLY WALK – CHANGI POINT COASTAL WALK, 11 April 2015

Date: Saturday, 11 April 2015

Meeting Place: Changi Village Bus Terminal

Start Time: 4.30pm Sharp

Duration: about 2 hours.

Getting There By Bus:
No 2 from Bedok or Tanah Merah MRT station
No 29 from Tampines MRT Station/Bus Interchange
No 59 from Bishan Bus Interchange
No 109 from Serangoon Central Bus Interchange

For those who are driving, parking is nearby the hawker centre.

ECs for this walk: Veronica Wong & Mary Tan

A walk along the rustic Changi Point coastline is not to be missed!
Changi Point provides a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of city life.

A charming boardwalk takes you through lush greenery and undulating terrain along the rugged
western coastline, while a meandering waterfront walkway along the eastern beachfront creates
an interesting tropical experience of sea and sand. Viewing decks and pavilions along the way
enable you to pause, soak in the sea breeze and enjoy the excellent views out at sea.

The Changi Point Coastal Walk is divided into six segments, each with its unique experience :
– Sunset Walk, has beautiful view of the sunset, hence its name
– Kelong Walk, reminisce the good old kelong days as you tramp on wooden stilts
– Cliff Walk takes you through the rugged western coastline
– Sailing Point Walk, enjoy views of the sailboats and the expanse of the sea
– Beach Walk, a relaxing coastal walk along sandy beaches, along the way pause, soak in the sea breeze and enjoy the views out to sea
– Creek Walk, appreciate the views, sights and sounds of the bumboat activities ferrying the public to and from the offshore islands.

At the end of the walk, those who wish to have dinner, there’s the Changi Village hawker centre where there are various food stalls,

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

To join the walk, do register here!

  1. Gabriella Chua
  2. Danny Lye
  3. Bernie Chung
  4. Judy Lim
  5. Peter Goh
  6. Eyvonne Chew
  7. Julie Guan
  8. Linda Chung
  9. Margaret Soo
  10. Janis Han
  11. Janis’ friend
  12. Alice Seah
  13. Monica Tan
  14. Eddy Lee
  15. Margaret Chua
  16. Christina Chan
  17. Alice Tan
  18. Ronald Lee
  19. Lydia Soh

SHC Monthly walks

Dear All,

UPDATE ONLY…

If you are not aware,,, for 2015 our monthly walks are on the 1st Saturday/month; unless otherwise advised.

We realized that Good Friday is on 3rd April.  Therefore, for month of April, we will re-scheduled the walk to the following Saturday ie., 11th April. 

Look out for the forthcoming post for the walk soon…………  🙂

As this is an EC event, we welcome non-members as well.

Look forward to having you in our walks… ta-ta!

Have a blessed Easter holidays!        😀    😀

ChristinA /the walk team.

Monthly Walk, Sat 7 Mar – Lower Pierce reservoir Board Walk

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MONTHLY WALK – LOWER PIERCE RESERVOIR BOARD WALK
Date: Saturday, 7 March 2015
Time: 3.30 pm sharp (be punctual as would be taking a bus to Bishan Park)
Meeting Point: Yio Chu Kang MRT station (Beside POSB ATM)
Duration: Approx. 2-1/2 hrs
ECs : Alice Seah and Serene Low

The hustle and buzzle of Chinese Lunar New Year will end on 5th March. After feasting on all the sumptuous goodies during this festive period, let us all get ready to burn off some excess calories by joining our next monthly nature walk.

The walk will cover the area of Lower Pierce Reservoir, the second oldest reservoir in Singapore. On the boardwalk, we will meander through the matured secondary rain forest where there are numerous rubber trees and oil palms. Apart from the flora and fauna, there are birds, wild boars, monkeys, squirrels, mini monitor lizards, spiders etc.

At the end of the walk, we will aim for the Casuarina Curry Restaurant for the famous crispy roti prata.

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.

Please register.

Attendees:
1) Alice Seah
2) Serene Low
3) Gabriella Chua
4) Alice Tan
5) Loong Say Meng
6) Sharon Loong
7) Danny Lye
8) Charles Wee
9) Christina A Chan
10) Susan Tan
11) James Tan
12) Azhari Cuttilan
13) Peng Peng Lee
14) Theresa Seow
15) Vincent Lim
16) Shirley Tan
17) Pauline Chew
18) Lilian Teo
19) Catherine Yeo
20) Lily Lim
21) Jimmy Tsin
22) Richard Wong
23) Moon Wong
24) Tony Ang
25) Vincent Lim
26) Andrew Koh
27) Lawrence Khan

Mthly walk: 07Feb-Scenic waterfront, a wildlife sanctuary

Date: Saturday, 07th February 2015 (ie., 1st Saturday/month)

Start Time: 3pm sharp!! (due to constrains, must be punctual)

Duration: approx 3.5hrs

Meeting Point: Kranji MRT, entrance to “KopiTiam”.

ECs: ChristinA Chan & Charles Wee.

We are back for an exciting adventure… Get up close to wildlife!

I have waited for several years for a better access to our largest
mangrove forest, 130 hectares (about 130 football fields) in
addition another 31-hectares of rich mangrove and coastal forests.

Hopefully, you will chance upon a baby frog hopping along the paths
(I missed to capture a shot) or a monitor lizard basking in the sun!
Do have your camera ready to take the unexpected encounters. hehe

Please bring along a snack or fruit for the extra “energy boost”!

This walk might end past norm dinner hour… we shall play by ear.

Important:
Wear comfortable walking/covered shoes, if possible bring
a small torchlight, drinking water, insect repellent, hat/cap.

If you encounter wildlife, back away slowly/quietly!
Never turn&run!

Walk Team ECs: Alice Seah, Azhari Cuttilan, Charles Wee,
Jeffrey Lim, Mary Tan, Serene Low, Veronica Wong
and I, ChristinA Chan, signing off….

Please register soonest, cut-off date: 5th February

1. ChristinA Chan
2. Charles Wee
3. Gabriella Chua
4. Alice Tan
5. Ron Teo
6. Margaret Chua
7. Eddy Lee
8. Azhari Cuttilan
9. Susan Tan
10. James Tan
11. Pauline Chew
12. Jane Chua
13. Alice Seah
14. Serene Low
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Xmas Walk (19-12-2014, Friday – 6.30PM to 9.30PM)

It is the time of the year again where we will say goodbye to the current Year (2014) and welcoming the New Year (2015).

It is also 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: 19th Dec 2014 (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 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,
3) Start walking: 8.30PM to 9.30PM: Start walking and picture taking.
4) For those who want to know how they can enhance their computer skills, please come a bit earlier, say 6.00PM or stay back in Plaza Singapura Kopitiem till 10.30PM.
Size of Gathering: Registration will close when 20 is reached. This is an EC (Event Coordinator) event.
Hewlee
SIWA (2013)

Those coming:
1) Charles Wee
2) Gabriella Chua
3) Winnie Tan
4) Maureen Lee
5) Grace Kang
6) Joan Ang
7) Leon Lau
8) Peter Loo
9) Laura Wee
10) Dorothy Low
11) Serene Low
12) Noelle Tan
13) Moon Wong
14) Eyvonne Chew
15) Christina Pan
16) Lily Lim
17) Irene Poh
18) Lina Tian
19) Marg Tian
20) Irene Chua
21) Dorine Tan
Registration is now CLOSED.

 

Monthly walk: 8Nov14 Sengkang to Punggol Waterway

Posted on behalf of Ms Mary Tan…..

Date : Saturday, 8 November 2014
Time : 4.30 pm
Meeting Place: Sengkang MRT, Exit D
Duration: 2 hrs
ECs : Mary Tan and Christina Chan

Pleasant walk along the water-themed park connector, enjoy the greenery. Along the route, look out for
biodiversity life – the majestic Grey Heron, migratory Little Egret and our resident Collared Kingfisher.
perching on trees. Butterflies may be spotted around plants found along the area.
Do come join us!

Note: Bring water, caps, umbrella and 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, June Koh, Judy Lim.

Participants:

1) Mary Tan
2) Christina Chan
3) Serene Low
4) Alice Seah
5) Azhari C
6) Alice Tan
7) Lily Lim
8) Gabriella Chua
9) Lee Ah Nee
10) Bernice Chung
11) Dorothy Low
12) Andrew Koh
13) Judy Lim
14) Janis Han
15) Jennifer Soh
16) Suzhang
17) Anna Seet
18) Margaret Soo

Monthly walk: 11October – Fort Canning Park

Posted on behalf of Alice.

Date : Saturday, 11 October 2014
Time : 4.00 pm
Nearest MRT : Dhoby Ghaut station
Meeting Place: Park Mall, main entrance
Duration: 2 hrs
ECs : Alice Seah and Judy Lim

This month we will be walking in Fort Canning Park. Before November 1981
it was named Fort Canning Hill or “Forbidden Hill” in Malay. Since the
14th century many Singapore rulers and colonial masters have lived here,
including Sir Stamford Raffles. It was an important military base during
World War II.

Fort Canning Park is undulating and about 60 metres high. Remnants and
relics of bygone eras are around. There’s a Spice Garden, previously
Singapore’s first experimental and botanic garden. The tranquil ambience
together with diverse flora and fauna makes the walk interesting. You will
appreciate the beautiful sculptures completed by various artists.
Many cultural and recreational activities are held here.

Note: Bring water, caps, umbrella and 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, June Koh, Judy Lim.

Attendees:
1.    Alice Seah
2.    Judy Lim
3.    Alice Tan
4.    Andrew Koh
5.    Anna Seet
6.    Caroline Loh
7.    Eddy Lee
8.    Gabriella Chua
9.    Grace Kang
10.   Henry
11.   Ho Hew Lee
12.  Janis Han
13.  Lawrence Khan
14.  Lilian Teo
15.  Margaret Chua
16.  Maureen Lee
17.  Robert Tan
18.  Ronald Lee
19.  Serene Leow
20.  Shawn Soh
21.  Winnie Lim
22.  Anna Seet’s friend (Lynn)
23-25.  Janis Han’s friends (Gladys, Jennifer, Annie)

Monthly Walk – Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal to East Coast Lagoon Food Village

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? Date : Saturday, 13 September 2014
? Time : 4.30 pm
? Meeting Place: Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal Departure Hall (beside Café Temptation)
? Distance: 7 km walk on level ground
? EOs: Serene Low and Christina Chan

How to get there:
MRT East West Line (Green Line)
Drop at Tanah Merah MRT station. At condo side, take Feeder Bus # 35 to Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal. Alternatively you can take the Bus # 35 from Bedok Temp Bus Interchange.
Note: the frequency of the bus is not regular and it may good if you reach the Ferry Terminal much earlier, have your tea and chit chat at Kopitiam there before the walk.

The walk: starts from the Ferry Terminal through paved roads of around 1 km before we reach the Changi Park Connector. From here you are going to enjoy the fragrance of forest pine trees, whiff of the sea saltiness, hear soft lapping of the waves, chirpy singing of the birds and screeching of the crickets.

We will end the walk at East Coast Lagoon Food Village where you will get a wide variety of yummy hawker food like satay, rojak, duck noodle, zhi char and many more.

Note: bring water, caps, umbrella and wear comfortable walking shoes.

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

Attendees:
1) Serene Low
2) Maureen Lee
3) Alice Seah
4) Gabriella Chua
5) Caroline Loh
6) Ronald Lee
7) Eddy Lee
8) Margaret Chua
9) Henry
10) Roland Leow
11) Daisy Phua
12) Tan Li Li
13) Theresa Seow
14) Christina Chan
15) Shawn Soh
16) Lydia Soh

Charity and social projects

charity1charity3 charity2Some members spent a lot of their time and also money doing charity work. They could be working in a home or ophanage or an old-age home, looking after kids or older folks.

For others, it could mean support a building project for a library, cooking for a self-help kitchen or teaching language at a local village. All these charity and social work could be in Singapore or any of the nearby countries. It could be in the Philippines, Batam, Thailand, or in a disaster zone.

I think it is nice to hear what you are doing or had done offering charity work and social services. Be it paid or volunteer, share with us. The more detail you tell us, the more others will get to understand. Some of us may be interested to join you in your charity projects. Charity is very personal.

Terence Seah

Monthly walk: Sat,12Jul… loop around..!

Date:  Saturday, 12th July 2014  (ie., 2nd Saturday)
Start Time:   9am sharp. (please be on time as you will not be able to meet up with us!)
Duration:     approx 3.5hrs, excludes ‘take 5s’

Meeting Point: Marymount MRT, Exit A to ground level.
ECs:  Christina Chan, Charles Wee & Alice Seah.

Into the woods we,,,,, Tread softly, Talk quietly!

MacRitchie Loop……. round the entire reservoir! including the TreeTop
Walk…. hooray!

MacRitchie Reservoir needs no introduction.

Briefly:
It was opened in 1967 and through the years, trails were launched,
boardwalks were built.  Several trails are named after tree species
commonly found along the trails eg., Prunus, Petai, Chemperai,
Jering and Petaling.

It is still a popular recreational area, esp in the mornings
during weekends or public holidays, many different groups of walkers,
hikers, families young and old are found along the various trails.

TreeTop Walk** – a 250m long freestanding suspension bridge between
the 2 highest points in this Central Catchment Nature Reserve
(MacRitchie), still the 1st of its kind in Singapore.

Be delighted with panoramic views, green green grass, giant trees,
close encounters with thousand species of flowering plants,
keep your eyes opened in case you chance upon native creatures,
insects, birds…..white-bellied Fish Eagles soaring above.

**TreeTop Walk:  those who decides not to go across this, our
Ms AliceS will lead you through another route.

Please bring along a snack or fruit for the extra “energy boost”!

This walk will end past norm lunch hour ie., we will have a late lunch.
Therefore, will help to reserve lunch for you at the Cafeteria.
There are varieties but servings are limited.

If you want lunch:
please place order(indicate Item No.), make payment upon registration.
It seems silly to collect such a small amount, however, Cafeteria requires a
deposit due to bad experiences, if it is a no show of 1 or 2 pax/orders, I can
pay for it but if more, will not be possible as I will not be needing additional
ordered lunch at all.

To simplify, only 3 choices:
1)  Laksa  (yummy good!)    … 4.50
2)  Mushroom Chicken Noodle … 4.50
3)  Chicken Chop Rice         … 5.50

Remit payment to POSB Savings Account No.  542-107-561.

Last order for lunch: Monday 07.07.2014!

Additional lunch orders: extended to Friday 11Jul, 12noon!

Walk Team ECs: Alice Seah, Azhari Cuttilan, Charles Wee, Jeffrey Lim,
Judy Lim, June Koh, Mary Tan, Serene Low, Veronica Wong,
and I, Christina CL Chan, signing off….

Join us for an intimate encounter with Flora!

Please ink your name here incl your lunch choice with payment….

  LAKSA   MUSHROOM Chicken Noodle   Chicken CHOP RICE
1 Christina Chan – pd 4 Daisy Yeo – pd 10 Bessie Lam – pd
2 Charles Wee – pd 11 June Koh – pd 13 Esther Mok – pd
3 Alice Seah – pd 15 Andrew Koh – pd
5 Judy Lim – pd 16 Gingko Tay – pd
6 Lily Ho – pd
7 Bobby Bok – pd
8 Susan Tan
9 Irene Poh – pd
12 Goh Ah Lam – pd
14 Maureen Lee – pd
17 BernieC – pd
NO  LUNCH  REQUIRED!
18 Helen Wong 24 Michael ? 30 John How
19 TK Pow 25 Eddy Lee 31
20 Henry See 26 Margaret Chua 32
21 Winnie Tan 27 Ronald Lee 33
22 Charles Chua 28 Vincent Lim 34
23 Lee Ah Nee 29 Shirley Tan 35

Monthly walk: Saturday, 14th June 2014

Date: June 14. 2014, Saturday. 4.00pm
Meeting Place:  Ang Mo Kio MRT Station – Exit to ground level.
Duration:  2 ½ hrs
ECs for event :  Alice Seah and June Koh

This monthly walk will cover a garden and a park.

In the Ang Mo Kio garden much of the original vegetation and terrain of a secondary
forest has been retained. Various types of flora and fauna exist. Butterflies and
dragon flies can be spotted. There are also fruit trees and food plants, a reminder
of the past agricultural activities.

The Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park is filled with colourful shrubs, lush greenery, ponds,
and bridges. The Kallang river that runs through the park is of great benefit.
Picnics, fishing, cycling, roller blading, jogging and other sports can be found here.

(Posted on behalf of EC: Alice Seah)

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

Joining the walk….

1.  Alice Seah
2.  June Koh
3.  Maureen Lee
4.  Christina Chan
5.  Tony Ang
6.  Jimmy Tsin
7.  Ho Hew Lee
8.  Jassmine Teo
9.  Jassmine’s friend (non member)
10. Janis Han
11. Phyllis Tan
12. Judy Lim
13. Yew Tiong
14. Seok Cheng
15. Charles Wee
16. Steven Chan
17. Shawn Soh
18. Eddy Lee
19. Margaret Chua
20. Barabara Lim
21. Andrew Koh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exploring Changi Village – Board walk followed by Nasi Lemak Lunch on Tuesday 3rd June (EVENT CANCELLED)

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Hi friends

I’m interested in exploring Changi Village – going for the board walk followed by nasi lemak lunch at Changi Village hawkers’ centre.  Wd anyone like to join me?

Details are as follows:

  • Date         – Tuesday, 3rd June
  • 9 am         – meet at Kembangan mrt station – take bus no. 2 to Changi Village
  • 9.45 am    – take the board walk at Changi Village
  • 11.45 am  –  nasi lemak lunch at the hawkers’ centre (this is to avoid the long queue during the lunch hour) … you can also order other cuisines …. yummy dessert and coconut are available here too … very reasonable price
  • 1 pm         – home sweet home

Can I have a show of hands those who are interested to join me on 3rd June.  We’ll have fun.

Gabriella Chua, EC

Those interested:

  1. Gabriella
  2. Thomas Goh (will meet us at Changi Village terminus around 9.45 am)
  3. Lydia Chin (as per your sms – tentative)
  4. Susan Chong

A THOUSAND APOLOGIES – EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES (SEE COMMENTS IN THE BLOG)

 

Monthly Walks(EC) Update #1

Dear Friends,

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Let’s welcome the New Year and 3 new members to our walk team:
Azhari Cuttilan, Judy Lim & June Koh.

INFORMATION
We have been walking since late 2005…,  regularly
Every 2nd Saturday of the month, usually in the afternoons
UNLESS otherwise stated.

Rain or Shine, once walk details are posted, there is no
turning back and walk, we shall!         hehe

Since March 2013, monthly walks is an EC event.
So c’mon bring your adult friends who are non-SHC members &
after the walk, be a SHCian!

2014 –  we would like to relax a while longer,,,,   😀

Jan & Feb — no walk due to the festive seasons.

March Onwards! ,,,,,,,  08Mar  ,,,,, ,,,,, ,,,,,

Our 2014 monthly walks schedule (2nd Saturdays/month):

08Mar
12Apr
10May  (TBC, time permitting…a special itinerary for Mothers!)
14Jun
12Jul
23Aug  (exception: 3rd Sat, morning)
13Sep
11Oct
08Nov
13Dec  TBC

LET THE JOY OF DOING A PLEASANT ACTIVITY BE THERE ALWAYS!

Till then…. stay Cool!  Be Cool!!

Our Walk Team ECs:  Charles Wee, Jeffrey Lim, Mary Tan, Veronica Wong,
Serene Low, Alice Seah, Azhari Cuttilan, Judy Lim, June Koh and I,                                                                               ChristinA Chan,,,,, signing off!

 

 

Photo Walk on 28-01-2014 (Tuesday) 7.30pm. Welcoming the Year of the Horse in Chinatown

Chinatown all over the world is normally full of activities for last minute shoppers
welcoming the CNY. This coming CNY is the Year of the Horse. There are 100 horses for Year of the Horse and this coming Year 2014 is the Green Wood Horse.

This kind of atmosphere only happens once a year in Chinatown all over the world. In order to capture our, Singapore, kind of mood, atmosphere and colour, I am going down to Chinatown to see what I can capture with my camera this year.

Fellow SHCians and shutterbugs are welcome to join me. After that, if you are still “ON”, you can made a movie and post it in Youtube to share. This is a good challenging project for IT Interest Group (ITIG) members. The first 20 attending this photo walk will be the FIRST 20 to be invited to the coming Windows Movie Making (WMM) 2-sessions Course, in Leng Kee Community Centre. Date, time and venue to be confirmed at a later date (but not earlier than March 2014). For those who cannot attend the WMM lessons, the places will be given to the next on the waiting list.

After the walk, we can adjourn for supper or just a cup of coffee or tea to discuss about the coming WMM lessons.

A word of caution when walking in crowded areas. Beware of pickpockets. Never give them an opportunity to share some of your belongings or cash.  When taking pictures at night, never use “Flash” if there is other people close by you. It is impolite and may start a quarrel or a fight.

Details of the photo walk is as follows:

Date: 28-01-2014 (Tuesday)
Time: 7.30PM
Meeting Place: Chinese Temple entrance, opposite Maxwell Food Centre.
Time to Commence Walk: 7.35PM
End Point: Chinatown Point Shopping Complex (about 9.00PM)
Fee: Free (no charge)
To bring: Camera, umbrella and bottled water.

Hewlee (EC)
Those registered coming:
1) Gingko Tay
2) Lilian Teo (with friend)
3) Judy Lim
4) Bobby Bok
5) Lin Chuah
6) Edwin Ong
7) Andrew Koh
8) Winnie Tan
9) Ronald Lam
10) OliviaRos
11) Charles Wee
12) Lydia Soh
13) Serene Low
00) Irene Poh (not coming)
14) Kristy Quek
00) Yew Tiong (not coming)
15) Lydia Chin
16) Lee Ah Nee
17) Paul Kong (not taking WMM – helping out)
18) Peggy Kong (not taking WMM)
Note: First 20 eligible* for (Free) WMM lessons in March 2014.
19) Thomas Loh (The following on waiting list for WMM lessons)
00) Barbara Lim (not coming)
21) Aaron How
22) Juliet Ong
00) Ronald Lim HK (not coming)
00) Ronaldlimhk’s friend (not coming)
23) Noelle Tan
00) Peggy Yap (not coming)
00) Arthur Yap (not coming)
24) ChristinA Chan
25) Barbara Ong
26) Kent Chan

The following are not coming for the photo walk but interested in WMM lessons (on waiting list):
32) Jacqueline Wong
33) Fredalim

Note (*): Those attended the photo walk are eligible for the WMM lessons.

2013 Morning Walks – 27 Dec (Fri) 7.30 – 10.00am

2013 Morning Walks 

Date : Friday 27 December
Place: Exploring Singapore’s Last Kampong
Time / Duration : 7.30am – 10.00am (2 ½ hours)
Meeting Point : Meet 7.30am at Farmway LRT Station ( after Sengkang MRT)
Items To Wear/Bring: Walking shoes, umbrella/raincoat and drinking water, hat if you’re afraid of the sun. (Umbrella is a must as Dec is the wettest month)

NB: If it rains at 6.00am on Fri 27 Dec…please check your handphones for our latest message – to carry on or to cancel

EOs : Linda Chan & Margaret Wee ( led by Tan Li Li)

Please note that this is our last walk for the year. We have around 8 to10 participants who have become our regular walking kakis. Those who are early risers will make it by hook or by crook as there is also something to gain – fun, laughter, connecting with new friends, expanding our horizons, sharing common interests like cooking skills, playing new games like Mexican Train, etc

Register here:
 

Christmas Walk along Orchard Road – 20-12-2013 (Friday) 6.30 – 9.30 pm

It is the time of the year again where we will say goodbye to the current Year (2013) and welcoming the New Year (2014). 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.

Similarly it is also time of the year for advertisers, the shop owners and the Singapore Tourism Board to light up Orchard Road with Christmas themes and motifs. As reported, this year will have seven pieces of photographic backdrops, intended as part of this year’s transformation of the shopping belt into a winter wonderland. This year’s light up, back for its 30th year, is called Christmas on A Great Street.

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. (For me at 71+, I do not know when will be my last). 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: 20th Dec 2013 (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. [A quote from the late George Carlin on The Paradox of our Time -“The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings, but shorter tempers; wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints.”].
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) Thomas Goh
2) Gabriella Chua
3) Joy Chuang
4) Charles Wee
5) Tan Li Li and friend
6) Yatsing
7) Ann Lim
8) Lee Ah Nee
9) Christina Chan
10) Annie Loh
11) Lydia Chin
12) Zara Lim (Stella)
13) Judy Lim
14) Julian Mok
15) Myra Chia
16) Irene Chua
17) Dorine Tan
18) Yew Tiong
19) Jane Yoh
20) Steven Chan
21) We have reached the Group size of 20. Registration is now CLOSED.

Walk Hike On Tuesday Morning from 10am

Hi Fellow Retirees

I walk/hike on most Tuesday mornings from 10 am.

Since retiring in Oct 13, I had hiked Macritchie Reservior (15 KM) & Kent Ridge Park to Henderson Waves (abt 10 K). Before retirement, I had walked many many places in Singapore Parks but inconsistently.

I cycle (casual not sport) mostly alone on Sat mornings on PCN coverring abt 26 KM. I intend to cycle at Marina Barrage and Bay coming Sat evening.

If u stay at CCK, I jog on Wed or Thur evening along Brickland Rd (about 3.5 KM) if u want to join me lmk. However I must say that they are subject to weather condition by the last hour. So must not be disappointed by this.

Have a good week!
Dave Lee

November Morning Walk – Fri, 29 Nov 7.30am

Date : Friday 29 November
Place: Sentosa Cove
Time / Duration : 7.30am – 10.00am (2 ½ hours)
Meeting Point : Meet 7.30am at Harbourfront MRT Station Exit E

Items To Wear/Bring: Walking shoes, umbrella/raincoat and drinking water, hat if you’re afraid of the sun. (Umbrella is a must as the weather is unpredictable)

NB: If it rains at 6.00am on Fri 29 Nov…please check your handphones for our latest message – to carry on or to cancel

EOs : Linda Chan & Margaret Wee ( Tan Li Li guiding us)

Register here:

MONTHLY WALK: A breezy coastal, historical walk – Sat, 9 Nov @ 4.30pm

Date:  09 November 2013, Saturday
Start Time:   4.30pm sharp
Meeting Place:   HarbourFront Centre, Level 1 (vicinity of Pizza Hut #01-69/
BreadTalk #01-67).
Nearest MRT: HarbourFront CC29, Exit B.
ECs for this walk:  Charles Wee and ChristinaCL Chan

Join us in this last walk of 2013…  to a place filled with war history
nuggets and beauty! preserved, retained, yet seamlessly merged
with modern ammenities to provide a haven for all to enjoy.

Let the sounds of music from the sea;
the songs from a variety of feathered species;
the cool of sea breeze; the flutter of wings;
the beauty of a variety of blooms;
bring to you, a sense of calm and rest!

We will transverse along the coastline from man-made boardwalk into the
forest, filled with historical relics – an open-air museum that showcased
underground bunkers and gun batteries from WW II.

The surrounding area projects peace and solitude that brings a sense of
relief and thankfulness that the guns had ceased fire long ago and battles
are no longer fought!        {sigh}

The sight of artists capturing the gorgeous views over the sea;
fishermen preparing their fishing baits or trying their luck,
families and friends enjoying, yet another natural oasis.

With a panoramic view, it is indeed “THE place to watch sunset!”

Let us 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…

Dine & Home Sweet Home will be in the Nature Reserve itself – Eco Gourmet Cafe comes highly recommended OR next to Labrador MRT (CC27) Alexandra Retail Centre(ARC) with a selection of Japanese/Chinese restaurants; Komala’s, cafes, etc

Note:
1)  For your own safety, come in comfortable footwear, no slippers/sandals.
2)  Protect oneself with sun screen, sunglasses, caps, mosquito repellant
3)  Besides umbrella, bring a disposable raincoat (though we pray for good weather)
4)  Hydrate with a bottle of drinking water.
5)  **In nature reserves — leave nothing behind and take nothing away
except memories through your lenses.

From March 2013, monthly walks will be an EC event till further notice.
You are allowed to bring your adult friends who are non-SHC members
(please get them to join SHC club, too).
Please observe SHC Rule  – Names & pictures of non-members are not to be shown or mentioned in SilverHairsClub.com.

Walk Team ECs: Joyce Tan, Charles Wee, Veronica Wong, Jeffrey Lim, Mary Tan, Alice Seah, Lydia Soh, Serene Low and I, ChristinaCL Chan

To a place of historical significance and tranquility….

1)  Charles Wee
2)  Christina Chan
3)  Alice Seah
4)  Gingko Tay
5)  Johnny Pow
6)  Annie Pow
7)  Judy Lim
8)  Maureen Lee
9)  June Koh
10) Ronald Lam
11) Bernie Chung
12) Eddy Lee
13) Margaret Lee
14) Thomas Lau
15) Lucy Lau
16) Jane Chua
17) Daisy Phua
18) Richard Wong
19) Jimmy Tsin
20) Irene Chua
21) Yew Tiong
22) Lina Tan
23) Dorothy Low
24) Cheryl Ho
25) Janet Ng
26) Azhari C
27) Andrew Koh
28) Veronica W
29) Mary Tan
30) Serene Low
and there is 1, the last pax, who came for the final leg of the walk!

Small Group Gathering (6 pax) on 21-11-2013 (Thursday) from 3pm

Over a cup of coffee/tea, drink or with snack, we have two solid hours of networking and getting to know each other better. All SHC members or non-members are welcomed.

The details:
Date: 21-11-2013 (Thursday)
Time: 3.00PM to 5.00PM
Venue: Swissbake Cafe @ Marina Bay Link Mall
Meeting Place: After coming out of Raffles Place MRT Station, turn left, up escalator and wait nearby Jollibean Stall.
(We will start walking to the cafe at 3.05PM)
[For those who missed us, you can meet us at the cafe itself at 8A, Marina Boulevard,
#B2-47].For those who still have time to spare, we can have our dinner at Marina Bay Sands Food Court and continue to chat and/or to experience the nightlife there.

hewlee (EC)

Those registered coming:
1) hewlee
2) non-member
3) Alice Seah
4) Jassmine Teo
5) Paul Kong
6) Johnny Pow
7) Anne
8) Gingko Tay

Registration now closed.

 

October Monthly Morning Walk – Fri, 25 Oct @ 7.30am – 10.00am

Date : Friday 25 October 2013
Place: Pasir Ris Park
Time/Duration : 7.30am – 10.00am (2½ hours)

Meeting Point; End Point : Pasir Ris MRT Station (exit A) We will walk near the beach, to a long board walk and back to the MRT station.

Items To Wear/Bring: Walking shoes, umbrella/raincoat and drinking water, hat if you’re afraid of the sun.

EOs : Linda Chan & Margaret Wee  ( assisted by Tan Li Li)

Register here:

Monthly Walk – ECP / Bedok Park Connector – 14 Sep (Sat) 4.15pm start time

From March 2013, monthly walks will be an EC event till further notice.
You are allowed to bring your adult friends who are non-SHC members
(please get them to join SHC club, too).

Please observe SHC Rule  –
Names & pictures of non-members are not to be shown or mentioned
in SilverHairsClub.com!!

POSTED ON BEHALF OF EC – Serene Low

ECs for this walk: Serene Low and Alice Seah
Date:   Saturday,  14 September 2013
Start Time:   4.15pm  SHARP  
Duration of walk:   approx  2-1/2 hrs
Meeting Place:   Bedok MRT, Control Station

We shall head towards Cable Ski Park at East Coast Parkway.  Along the beach… let’s go!

An exciting walk, indeed…… you will see the public on Skis & Skates!
Breeze from the sea, and lovely blooms at Bougainvillea Garden to calm and cool your nerves.

At our end point: Bedok Food Centre at Bedok Road; variety of yummies
for your tummies –  the famous Kim’s Fried Hokkien Noodle (the long
sleeve man with Rolex watch frying away), Bak Kut Teh, etc., and many
other Malay and Indian foodstalls.

Bus #s 10, 14, 45 and 531 (outside foodcentre)

Do dress comfortably with hats, umbrella, drinking water, camera, sun block and comfortable walking shoes.

Walk Team ECs: ChristinaCL Chan, Joyce Tan, Charles Wee, Veronica Wong, Jeffrey Lim, Mary Tan, Alice Seah, Lydia Soh, Serene Low.

1. Serene Low
2. Alice Seah
3. Gabriella Chua
4. Tony Ang
5. Susan Tan
6. Ann Lim
7. Richard Wong
8. Bernie Chung
9. Julian Mok

Monthly Walk – PCN X-treme Coast to Coast, Sat 24 Aug 2013

  • Date : Saturday, 24 August 2013
  • Time : 10 am
  • Meeting Place : East Coast Park Area C in front of Burger King (see pic below)P1080489-low res

Getting There :

  • Buses 13, 16, 31, 36, 43, 48, 135, 196 and 197. Get off at bus stop 92071 or 92079 depending on your direction of travel. Landmark is the Marine Parade Neighbourhood Police Station.
  • Bus 76. Get off at bus stop 92229 in front of Block 53 Marine Terrace.From the above, walk through Marine Parade to the underpass near Block 18. Cross under the ECP to East Coast Park and look for Burger King on the left.

EOs : Jeffrey Lim and Azhari Cuttilan

The walk : After the Pipeline Ramble X-treme and the Rail Corridor X-treme, this is a walk in the park, literally.

This walk will be broken down into several stages, totaling about 13.5 km. Those who don’t want to do the whole walk can join/leave the walk at the various way points. Times given are approximate depending on the pace of the group.

Start point – East Coat Park, 10 am.

Way point 1 – Break at Block 739 Bedok Reservoir Road (next to Sheng Siong Supermarket). 12 noon to 1 pm. This will be the lunch point.

Way point 2 – Break at Tampines MRT/Town Centre, 2.30 pm.

End point – End at Pasir Ris Park, 4 pm.

The end point is at Pasir Ris Park in time for happy hour ( 2 for 1) at one of the beach bars. There isn’t much else by way of food or drinks at the park and those who are not inclined for an afternoon tipple, should stock up at the last way point (Tampines MRT/Town Centre).

Our Walk Team EOs: ChristinaCL Chan , Charles Wee, Mary Tan, Joyce Tan, Veronica Wong, Conrad Tang, Lydia Soh, Azhari Cuttilan and me, Jeffrey Lim

REGISTER HERE :

1. Jeffrey Lim
2. Azhari Cuttilan
3. Gabriella Chua
4. Thomas Goh
5. Joy Chuang
6. June Koh
7. Tony Ang
8. Dorine Tan
9. Bernie Chung
10. Christina Chan
11. Veronique Lee

Postponement of Fri 28 June Morning Walk @Hort Park

Hi SHC Members,

Due to the smog our MORNING WALK for this Friday  28th June is postponed to Friday 26 July. Hopefully the haze will give way to pristine air for us by then!

Meanwhile there are a few SHC members who are playing Ping Pong EVERY WEEKDAY MORNING from 7.00 am to 10am at Clementi Sports Hall.

Do drop by to join us if you are living in the WEST….best sauna ever … you perspire till you need to change T-shirts/blouses!

CHEERS!  Linda Chan

Monthly walks: Update #4

Dear SHC members,

Due to the current haze situation in SG, we have decided to freeze the scheduled monthly walks (dates as indicated below) so long the PSI is in the unhealthy zone.

fyi, schedule walk dates for the next 3 months are:  13Jul; 24Aug & 14Sep.

Even if the air gets a little better, it will be reviewed.  Should the walk take off, you will hear from us nearer to the scheduled date.

Till then,,,,,,,

Be in good health!

From: The Walk Team

2013 Morning Walk Friday 28 June

  • Date : Friday 28 June
  • Place: Hort Park
  • Time / Duration : 7.30am – 10.00am (2 ½ hours)
  • Meeting Point : Meet 7.30am at Harbourfront MRT Station Exit D

From Harbourfront MRT to Hort Park on the Southern Ridges Walkway. (Those with more energy and stamina can continue to Pasir Panjang and even Kent Ridge!! Anyone game, bring some food, water we can replenish at Hort Park)

Items To Wear/Bring: Walking shoes, umbrella/raincoat and drinking water, hat if you’re afraid of the sun. (Umbrella  is a must as the weather is unpredictable)

NB: If it rains at 6.00am on Fri 28 June…please check your handphones for our latest message – to carry on or to cancel

EOs : Linda Chan & Margaret Wee

Register here: