3D2N Lisa Wang – Live Performance in Genting on 27 October 2018

                                                                                      

*LlSA WANG * is a famous actress and songstress. A Goddess to many people in H K. She has starred in hundreds of TV drama serials and variety shows over half a century. Her songs, from emotional to romantic to wild, are popular to this day, in pubs, bars, and karaoke. She will perform in Genting Highlands on Saturday, 27 Oct 2018*.
Due to popular demand, I have managed to negotiate with the Genting management to have the package deal deadline extended to 5 October 2018, 12 pm.  May I have your co-operation to pay early

           A TOUR FUN TO GET MEMBERS TO ENJOY TOGETHER

Day 1   26 October 2018

06.30 am   Meet and greet at Newton Food Court Car Park

06.40 am   Coach will leave from Newton to 2nd link

Day 3   28 October 2018

11.00 am   Pack your baggage (own lunch)

11.30 pm   Leave Genting

  6.00 pm   Dinner

  7.30 pm   Home Sweet Home

Package includes:

  • Tour Fare: S$260.00 per person
  • Day 1 – 1 lunch
  • Day 3 – 1 dinner
  • Hotel: First World Hotel – twin sharing
  • Daily breakfast at Food Factory
  • X01 ticket – PS4 Lisa Wang in Genting on 27 October 2018 (TBA on ticket collection)
  • Free & Easy in Genting
  • Travel insurance – accident death & permanent disability-S$10K
  • Medical accident reimbursement-S$500.00
  • The coach will move with 30 person

Package excludes:

  • Day 1 – Breakfast

Due to popular demand Seat and Room reservation will be secured once full payment is received the latest by 1 October 2018 12 pm, please transfer via ATM to DBS BANK, Saving account no. 0292021094  We are here to support all members. For any enquiries regards to this trip, please feel free to ask Daniel Chan, co-EO.   Please register early

 

 

 

 

 

SHC Fri 31 Aug 2018 Monthly gathering

The Aug monthly gathering is confirmed for:

1. Date: Fri 31 Aug 2018
2. Time: 1700 – 2000 hrs
3. Place: One Raffles Place @Food Junction at 5 Level. OneRafflesPlace is situated above Raffles Place MRT station and directly connected via Basement 1.

This is a good opportunity to know many new members, and also to catch up with those who are busy on weekends with grandchildren, families and JB trips.

Topic –
The monthly gathering serves as a platform for SilverHairsClub members to meet. Strictly no discussions on race, religion, sex, politics, direct selling and MLM.

This Sep gathering will focus on travel. If you wish to find fellow travellers, let’s all get together to do some planning.

Table 1: JB is a popular getaway.
Table 2: Cruise to somewhere.
Table 3: Ho Chi Minh
Table 4: For the Nov group Chiangmai. Participation closed.
Table 5: Japan and Korea.

All other activity EOs can form your own table to catch up during this evening.

Terence Seah

Attending

  1. Frisna
  2. Bira
  3. Howard Yong
  4. Sally Tan
  5. Shawn Soh

“One night in Batam” 2D 1N Sat 30 Jun – 1 Jul 2018


SilverHairsClub and members have organised a series of “One night Dinner and Dancing” with themes set in Taipei, Shanghai and JB. These activities help support a platform for members to get to know more and new friends.

This year, we had planned to hold our Dinner and Dance with the theme “One night in Batam”. We are able to create this event when Christine Teo, a keen dancer, volunteered to co-EO the dancing night, together with two days of sightseeing, lunches, shopping and a dinner at the M1 Hotel.

We will theme our event with Batam Indonesian culture and tradition. Members are encouraged to attire Indonesian style. Your room is just a lift away.

There are plans for music for dancing from disk/USB. We have a VJ in place, not karaoke or live singing.

A team of members BobbyB, ChristineP, DaisyY, YeoES, StellaS joined a recce event on Sun 10 Jun. We review the 10th floor of M1 hotel, surrounded by glass top to bottom, with a breezy view of the nearby area. This venue is bare, and will be redeveloped into a roof top restaurant in July. Christine has arranged for some seating out the glass walls so that a few of us can enjoy some moments of quiet, during dancing and dinner time.

The rooms are new and well set with clean bright bathrooms. The recce group love the M1 hotel.

Venue: M1 Hotel.
Dinner and dance venue: M1 hotel 10 floor

Period: Sat/Sun 30 Jun – 1 Jul 2018
ETD Singapore Harbourfront ferry: 0920 hr. ETA Sekupang.

ETD Batam Centre: 1710 hr.

Package for twin-share:
SGD 138 per pax (SHC members)
SGD 140 per pax (SHC members family and friends). All participants must be 45 or over). Participants need to find their own room mates.

Seating during the dinner will be done in groups of 6. Members may book and register in groups of 6.

Package include ferry tickets, lunches, transfers, sightseeing, room and dinner and dance. Details will be announced as ongoing comments.

Participation limited to 40 pax.
Registration starts now.
Final payment date: 23 Jun 2018.

Payment to POSB Savings  542-10756-1, Treasurer ChristinA Chan.

Committee: Christine Teo (co_EO), Terence Seah (EO), Christina Pan (Desk registration and showing you to your table), Christina ChanCL (Treasurer), Susan Tan (Registration list), Yoon Chin (Creative support), Mega Abudullah (Master of ceronmony 7pm to 7.30pm).

We are moving with progress planning fast as we have 20 days left to the event. If you like to volunteer to help, talk with Christine Teo. You can also contact me at +65 9489-4360.

Start getting your group together now.

Terence Seah

Registration list:

TOTAL:  62 Pax (FULLY PAID)

  1. Terence SEAH (EO) (pd)
  2. Christine TEO (Co-EO) (pd)
  3. Howard YONG (pd)
  4. Stella SHENG (pd)
  5. Francis MANGALAM (pd)
  6. Susan SIA  (pd)
  7. Susan LEE & (withdrawn)
  8. Betty ANG (withdrawn)
  9. Christina PAN (pd)
  10. Bobby BOK (pd)
  11. Johnny TAN  & (pd)
  12. Annie HO (pd)
  13. Sue CHAN (pd)
  14. HJ WONG (pd)
  15. Mega ABDULLAH (pd)
  16. Jimmy TSIN  (pd)
  17. Lydia CHIN (pd)
  18. George CHEW (pd)
  19. Lynda LEE (pd)
  20. Bill Yew Kwong KWAN (pd)
  21. Wai Choo LOW  (pd)
  22. Siew Choo PEH (pd)
  23. Jolly Kim Teow CHUA (pd)
  24. Evelyn Siew Leng TANG (pd)
  25. Angelina ONG (pd) &
  26. Jennifer SOH (pd)
  27. Ah Lung LOH (pd)
  28. Mdm Siew Yong TANG (pd)
  29. Janet THAM &
  30. Peter LEE  &
  31. Siew Meng LOKE (pd)
  32. Swee Fong KOK (pd)
  33. Marie Lin (pd) &
  34. Andrew Loh (pd)
  35. Simon NG (pd)
  36. Dolly WONG  (pd)
  37. Gina KO  (pd)
  38. Sam GOH  (pd)
  39. Thomas LOH  (pd)
  40. Lilian TEO (pd)
  41. Peri LIEW  (pd)
  42. Lily LIM  (pd)
  43. Doreen HO  (pd)
  44. Dorine TAN (pd)
  45. David Ah Kheok SIM (pd)
  46. Florence Mee Kian KUAN (pd)
  47. Alvin TAN (pd)
  48. Fook Heng SIN (pd) &
  49. Kim Chow CHEN (pd)
  50. Eddie  (pd) &
  51. Chris Lee  (pd)
  52. Josephine Chui Fung KOH (pd)
  53. Janis HAN (pd) &
  54. Margaret SOO (pd)
  55. Ah Ang ONG (pd)
  56. Soh Hiong POH (pd)
  57. Cheng Hiang TION (pd)
  58. Susan CH TAN (pd) &
  59. Irene POH (pd)
  60. Ann LIM (pd)
  61. Bessie LAM (pd)
  62. Lina TAN (tentative)
  63. Judy CHIA (non-member) (pd)
  64. He Min (non-member) & (pd)
  65. Ghim Seng CHNG (non member) (pd)
  66. TK POW &
  67. Helen WONG
  68. Liang Meng WONG (pd) &
  69. Jacqueline Lai Yoke CHAN (pd)

SHC trip to North Thailand, 20-29 Nov 2018

Updates:
12 pax have confirmed flights for this trip. Once 20 pax is reached, we will stop. Hotel and transport will be confirmed for 20 pax only. As this is peak season in view of beautiful weather, please whatsapp +65 9489 4360 to participate in discussion.

Terence Seah

* * * * * * *

This year, Loi Krothong is celebrated on the 23th Nov 2018 which is the full moon of the 12th Thai month.

The travel period will be 10D9N, with Loi Khrothong included. This date is very romantic, and the plan is to celebrate the occasion in Chiangrai. Participants will get to loi a floating Krothong along the river and watching it float away. There will be fire crackers, fireworks, floating upwards lighted lanterns and a Loi Khrothing dinner. I hope members will be able to dress traditional thai costumes during the evening.

Our trip will start from Chiangmai city 1N, then up to Chiangrai, the Golden Triangle, cross the Laos border and back to Chiangmai city. We are planning to go to Doi Angkhang and Doi Mae Salong. An overnight in a tent is also in plan plus a cross over the border to Laos.

The rainy season is over, and weather is cool. Beautiful sceneries, mists and clear skies. This period is the most romantic time of the year in Thailand. Nov is also the beginning of the peak seasons. No school holidays.

Guys and gals are encouraged to come join this trip which also aims to help you evaluate living in Chiangmai, Chiangrai and Northern Thailand.

All participants will buy their own return airtickets. You may arrive on 20 Nov in Chiangmai. We spend the 1st night in Chiangmai. You will book your 1st night.

From 21 Nov, everything else will be booked as a group. We stay in Chiangmai on the 28 Nov and leave CNX on 29 Nov. Those who wish to stay later, fine.

I hope this trip will bring members closer together and getting to know new and more friends. Strictly for SHC members only.

If you are interested to join this trip, please indicate your interest here. There will be an early bird pricing, which will be announced mid Aug. Good to find your room mate now.

To participate, whatsapp SHC Chiangmai Nov to +65 9489 4360.

Terence Seah

China Tour – 10th March 2018

This tour is for those who are relax and participate in the modification /fine tune the route itineraries .
I can get hold of 2 Executives Buses ( 16 seats) and 2 Mercedes MPV (10 seater) from Chengdu. Total numbers Max 50 people.

Inland Tour expenses Only
Accommodation : Discounted rate of 4-5 stars Hotel @ Y 300-400 ( S$60-80) twin share per day
Meals : S$30 per person per day. All lunches/Dinners guarantee more than 10 course at Restaurants. Breakfasts are provided by the hotels

Transports cost : S$20-30 per day depends on Bus or MPV

Day 1 – Fly to Chengdu – Sichuan Airline/Air china having 4 hours Direct flights
Day 2 – Day 13th – Journey starts after Breakfast around 9 am

Planned ( subjects to modification based on participants’ consensus )
Chengdu – Head south East to Chongqing then enter Guizhou
Guizhou – Guiyang, Qiannan(Minority tribes) ,Anshun,Quijing
Yunnan – Kunming, Yuxi, Pu’er, Linchang, Dali (Minority tribes),Lijiang
Sichuan- Panzhihua, Liangshan,Garze (Minority tribes),Ya’an

From Ya’an will return to Chengdu or…..

Note 1. Those going to Chiang Mai to attend Terrence’s retirement evaluation can board flight from Kunming- China Eastern Airline 1 hour flight cost Y500
OR
Continue from Pu’er by Bus to Xishuangbanna and travel along the boarders of Myanmar and laos to Chiang Rai then head to Chiang Mai

Please response your interest within ONE Week as I have to chop the transport. Will only Add you to my chat line when you are interested. Whatsapp 81578136

Tony

CNY JB SHOPPING 5 FEBRUARY 2018

Please see below announcement!

Closed

CNY JB SHOPPING ON 5 FEBRUARY 2018

07.30  Assembly at Newton Circus Hawker Centre Car Park

08.00  Leave Newton Circus Hawker Centre Car Park to Tuas link

08.30  After immigration, will go for a standard bowl of noodles for breakfast; a well-known fishball noodles restaurant which is apparently a famous eatery chain in Malaysia; The restaurant owner has five branches and a manufacturing factory in Malaysia, of which, three branches are located in Johor Bahru. 

09.30  Proceed to few shopping/Goodies centers to buy different varieties of goodies.  Lovely shopping

Lunch own expense

13.00  Proceed to Paradigm Mall Johor Bahru; which is a retail haven with over 500 outlets offering the best entertainment, fashion, and delicacies

17.00 Proceed to 4* famous restaurant.  It’s been operating for more than 30 years, recommended delicious food

18.00 Dinner at restaurant

19.30 To Home Sweet Home by Tuas link

Tour fare:  S$70.00 per person

Please transfer to bank a/c: DBS Saving plus 0292021094.  Please scan your paid receipts via to my phone Whatsapp

Include: 1 Breakfast, 1 Dinner, Insurance, Driver fees & tips

Closing date 4 February 2018  1 PM

 

Personal accident insurance vs Travel insurance

This post is open to SilverhairsClub members and also members who are in the insurance business.  Feel free to share and comment.

Strictly, no URL, tel, video and invitations.  No copy and paste. You are allowed to mention the insurance company and your relationshio. Focused on travel and personal insurance only.  Not life, term plans.  Strictly for members discussions only.

SHC members are generally seniors, and at some stage do need travel and/or  personal accident insurance.  A discussion on this topic came up recently, and i thought it is a valuable topic to discuss.  A number of our members are in insurance.

During the trip planning $D3N to Bangkok next year, a lot of time and discussions were placed on taking insurance and which one to pick up.

So, what is the difference between taking a personal accident insurance and a travel insurance?  Personal accident insurance are usually valid for one year. So are annual travel insurance plans?  Can a PA insurance plan be valid for travel.

As a buyer, which plan do you have?, How much does it costs and what is your experience with claims?

Does anyone know if SHC can have a group accident insurance or travel insurance, similar to corporate accident insurance.

Strictly, no URL, tel, video and invitations.  No copy and paste. You are allowed to mention the insurance company. Focused on travel and personal insurance only.  Not life, term plans.  Strictly for members discussions only.

 

 

Terence Seah

 

Tangkak Durian Tour on 9 December 2017

Hi

Take this opportunity to register early to avoid disappointment.  Closing date for registration is on 6 December 2017

Constant rain has made it difficult for durian trees to bear fruits, as farms struggle to keep up with rising demand amid limited supply in July/August this year.  These months December/January are  The Kings of Fruits’ seasons that bear yummy,  sweet and bitter fruits.

07:00 Pick up at Marine Parade CC
07:45 Pick up at Newton Hawker Food Centre Car Park
08:00 Leave Singapore to JB immigration via Tuas 2nd link
10:00 Recommended Tim Sum Restaurant for Breakfast Set @ RM17.00 each person (own expense) Location: near Johor, which is on the way to Durian plantation Please be reminded if time permits only we will stop to have breakfast due to immigration clearance. It is advised if you could have your own breakfast before catching the coach at your own pickup point

Breakfast menus: will be up soon

11:00 Visit Yoyo shop

12:30 Visit Durian plantation. The durians include all types of durians except musang durian  Durian lunch will include curry vegetables, bee hoon.  Eat as much as you can
15:00 Visit Yoyo shop or brown rice factory or noodle factory if time permits Proceed to the restaurant

18:30 Dinner at Johor. Menus as follows:
1. Hong Kong Style Steamed Fish
2. Salted Egg Yolk Squid
3. Stir Fried Shrimp with Sauce
4. Clay pot Piglet Trotter
5. Grilled Chicken
6. Four Heavenly Kings Vegetables
7. Pork Belly Soup
8. Rice
9. Chinese Tea

20.45 back from the restaurant to Singapore. Drop off points at Marine Parade and Newton Car Park
Fare: S$88.00 per person. Include Durian lunch, seafood dinner, shopping mall, group insurance S$10,000.00, transport, guide and driver tips. Passport to have 6 months validity

ATM Bank transfer: DBS Saving PLUS, account no. 0292021094, Chan Lian Tin
Appreciate please scan receipt to Doreen Chan’s WhatsApp

Group departure must have a confirmed group of 40 people. First come first served.  Please register as soon as possible.  Registration is open to members & non-members. 

Like to join me to Yangon between 8 and 12 Dec 2017

I am going to Yangon for a few days on business and holiday. If you like, you can join me.

I will fly from Singapore on the 8 Dec and then to Bkk. You book your own air tickets. Visa not required. I shall pick a hotel and let you know. You can use any airline and any hotel.

Likely, we have common meeting times, likely at breakfast, Lunch or dinner.

If you like, we can get to meet other long stay Singaporeans in Yangon. We may have to share costs to get them to come for lunch or dinner. You can talk business or you can talk sweet things.

Weather is dry mainly. And by Dec, it will be cool. If you have not been to Yangon before, this is one of last few countries open to the world. Come see before it becomes another HCMC or JB. There are beautiful famous temples, an exotic Chinatown with food you have not eaten since young, a booming city centre and a number of Singapore restaurants. I like street Myanmar food and it’s scented local tea.

Singaporeans staying there for years are many. Most lead their own life and business. The community is closed knit and many are well connected with other business.

Dates are not changeable. Plenty of large cockcroaches flying around in hotels and restaurants. Roads are dusty and rocky. Food, you may need to go to the rest room 5 mins after a drink. Bring your mama noodles. Credit cards are acceptable but not as common as you expect. USD is king. It’s Tiger beer is fantastic. Local beer, better still. There is entertainment but Yangon is not Bkk, Manila or Jakarta. Traffic jam is not unusual. And, do not expect your English to be understood everywhere.

So, if you are still interested, let me know. We meet there.

Terence Seah

Kulai, Kluang & Batu Pahat Tour – Confirmed Tour

Hi members

1 Day tour to Kulai, Kluang and Batu Pahat on 18 November 2017

07:20  Pick up at Marine Parade CC and Newton Hawker Cente Car Park.

07:20  Pick up at Bishan MRT station and Newton Hawker Centre Car Park

08:00 Leave Singapore to JB immigration via Tuas 2nd link

09:55  Tim Sum Breakfast.(own expense)  Location: near JB, which is on the way up to Kulai.   Please be reminded if time permits only we will stop to have breakfast due to immigration clearance.   Please advise if you could have your own breakfast before catching the car at your own pickup point

10:30  Proceed to Kulai. 10mins, drive around the old and new town.  Shopping at AEON Kulai shopping mall (45 mins).  We will arrange 1 hr massage for those who are not keen on shopping.  Have to book in advance (own expense)

12.:30  Lunch at Kulai restaurant.  Menus as follows:

1. Five Happiness Combination
2. Braised Crabmeat soup with mushroom
3. Sweet & Sour Crispy Fried Garoupa
4. Shell-less Prawn with salad dressing
5. Sambal fried four kind veggies
6. Steamed salted chicken
7. Yam basket stuffed with pork ribs
8. Iced longans
9. Including tea, rice and tissues

14:30  Est 1hr drive to Kluang.  10mins, drive around the old and new town

15:00  For those Coffee lovers;  Kluang Rail Coffee is one of the famous coffee tourist attraction.  (own expenses)  (only 20mins rest time).  Will stop to buy coffee powder if the shop is open (30 mins).  If time permits, we will go to “RM2 one-stop” shop (30mins)

16.30  Proceed to the organic farm, guided tour (30mins). An admiring and wonderful fruit and vegetable gardens/organic park. Truly a paradise especially if you love organic fruits and vegetables; there are mulberry garden, dragon fruit garden, cucumber garden, banana garden, and varieties of fruit and vegetable garden that you will definitely enjoy visiting (Total 45mins-1hr)

18:00  Est 2hr drive to Batu Pahat.  10mins, drive around the old and new town, Visit the beautiful seaside.  enjoy the scenery,  Minyak Beku Beach, Batu Pahat

19.30  Dinner at Batu Pahat.  Menus as follows:

1. Whole abalone in bamboo rice
2. Crispy roasted chicken
3. Fried bean curd in special yellow sauce 
4. S/S pork & Korea mussels
5. Sea view braised belly pork with steam bun
6. Day of dessert
7. Tea, rice, tissues

20.45 back from the restaurant to Singapore.  Drop off points at Marine Parade, Bishan MRT  and  Newton Car Park

Participants:

  1.  Danny Lye – Pd
  2.  June Tan – Pd
  3.  Seng Kim – Pdiel Chan
  4.  Lydia Poh – Pdee
  5.  Pauline Khoo – PdLinda Wee
  6.  Lily – Pd
  7.  Chan – Pd
  8.  Agnes – Pd
  9.  Chan – Pd
  10.  Chan – Pd
  11.  Gabriella Chua – Pd
  12.  Doreen Chan – Pd
  13.  Mega – Pd
  14. Caroline Phua – Pd
  15. Sary Bong – Pd
  16. Joan Ang -Pd
  17. Chan – Pd
  18. Chan – Pd
  19. Chan -Pd  Tan
  20. Chan – Pd 

Thank you

Cheers

Doreen Chan

 

1 Day Tour on 18 October 2017

We look forward to our Happy Tour

18 Oct 2017 Tour to Batu Pahat, Kluang and Kulai

07.25 Pick up at Marine Parade CC

08:00 Pick up at Newton Circus Car Park.Hawker Centre

08:10 Leave Singapore to JB immigration via Tuas 2nd link.  Est 2hr drive to Batu Pahat

10:30 Visit the beautiful seaside.  enjoy the scenery,  Minyak Beku Beach, Batu Pahat

11:00 Lunch at Batu Pahat, Good quality food restaurant
Lunch Menu (1hr)

1. Shark fin with crabmeat
2. Red snapper with Thai sauce
3. Pork Leg
4. Broccoli with soy skin
5. Braised duck
6. Kari Pork ribs
7. Signature Tofu
8. Ice lime longan
9. Tea, rice, tissues

12:30  Est 1hr drive to Kluang

13:00  for those Coffee lovers;  Kluang Rail Coffee is one of the famous coffee tourist attraction.  (own expenses).  Will stop and buy coffee powder if shop is open

15:00 Proceed to the organic farm. An admiring and wonderful fruit and vegetable gardens/organic park. Truly a paradise especially if you love organic fruits and vegetables; there are mulberry garden, dragon fruit garden, cucumber garden, banana garden, and varieties of fruit and vegetable garden that you will definitely enjoy visiting (2hr)

17:00 Est 1 hr drive to AEON shopping mall

19:00 Will proceed to Kulai for dinner
19:45 Dinner Menu (1hr)

1. Five Happiness Combination
2. Braised Crabmeat soup with mushroom
3. Sweet & Sour Crispy Fried Garoupa
4. Shell-less Prawn with salad dressing
5. Sambal fried four kind veggies
6. Steamed salted chicken
7. Yam basket stuffed with pork ribs
8. Iced longans
9. Including tea, rice and tissues

20.45 back from the restaurant to Singapore. Drop off points at Marine Parade, Newton Car Park  Will advise one more location soon

Tour Fare S$78.00 per person include 1 lunch,1 dinner, sight-seeing and insurance coverage up to  S$20,000.00   Please scan your passport via Whatsapp to my phone for insurance purposes

Thank you

1st group
Stella Sheng
Evelyn Ong
Maria Tan
Steven Chan
Shirley x 2
Leon x 3
Joan
Rick x 6
Bobby
Daisy Yeo x 6

2nd group
Jeffrey x 8
Dolly x 2

The drop off point will be at Marine Parade CC and Newton Food Court Car Park

We have 70 people joining this tour

We thank you for your support

Cheers
Doreen Chan

A trip to Mumbai and Delhi Wed 1 Mar to Wed 8 Mar 2017

I am making a trip to India, Delhi and Mumbai during 1st half 1 to 8 Mar 2017. If you have not been to India, feel free to join me. The Taj Mahal, a wonder of intense love is a few hours from Delhi via car. Delhi is a modern city, with modern day traffic jams, huge monuments, underground shopping malls, and exotic India curries. This will be the 10 times, I will be going to the Taj Mahal, and we will stay over to marvel the Taj under the full moon.

Mumbai is the world’s Bollywood. Entertainment, discos, tall scrapers, beautiful sea views, and a population of more than 20 million people.

In India, you see a huge income divide. We can see large weddings, starting at 10pm and ending in the early hours of the morning. You will get to see slumps, thousands and thousands of poor people.

India will be the world’s next biggest production centre.

If you like to join this trip, it is likely we flying Sin/Mumbai/delhi/Sin. We can also do Sin/KL/Mumbai/Delhi/Sin. About 6 days.

Interested, just indicate your interest here.
Feel free to ask any Q.

Terence Seah

Now is the best time to enjoy cool Thai season and culture

Most of Northern and Central Thailand are seeing dry and cool, even cold seasons.  It’s the time of the year when Thais enjoy seeping beer among the rice fields while eating spicy basil minced pork with sticky rice and tomyam kampong chicken.

It’s time to make a journey to Chiangmai, Nongkhai and the border province between Laos, Myanmar and Thailand.  This is also the last rice harvesting crop of the year.  Almost everywhere, farmers cut Hom Mali rice, drying them before storing them for slow use throughout the year.  Rice is in abundance this year.

If you are planning to come to Thailand before 7 Jan 2017, give me a buzz.  We can have a few beers together.

Terence Seah

9 Days Yunnan Tour (Sat 18 Feb to Sun 26 Feb)

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

We plan to travel together on China Eastern Airlines. The best time to visit Luoping for the Canola Flowers is from 20 Feb to early March. It will be a peak period. My main concern is in securing the air tickets for our preferred days and times.

If you have concern about the difficulty level, I have checked with the tour operator. She said most of the places you can proceed according to your physical fitness. For the Nine Dragons Waterfalls, you can reach the first waterfall in less than 2 km on flat ground and it is up to you whether to proceed to the 2nd and 3rd tier.

If you are interested, please write to shctour@outlook.com preferably by Fri 25 Nov. The early birds will get the worms, those register later might have to pay a higher rate for the air ticket. If you are interested, but need more time to consider, do let me know.

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

Moon Wong (EC)

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Travel talkcock

Our forum tech guys have looked at reviving live chat.  The old chat apps was too cumbersome.  Here’s a new one.  Tell us what are your travel plans, the when’s, the excitement, the dates, etc. Interested travellers can then come together, agree on a time, and chat here.  If you are free, say the date and time, and when everybody comes together, just talkcock.

You can use Talkcock anything on the right column.

Let’s see and have fun.  Please respect other members’ views and comments.

Terence Seah

Going to Desaru using Sam Goh’s services (Trip cancelled)

desaru beach

I love Malaysia, especially its beaches.  I too love Malaysian food.  Although I travel extensively within Asia, it seems I will not have enough of enjoying Malaysia’s countryside, food, beaches and other delights.

I like to give this a try, and that is to go to Desaru beach.  I discussed with Sam Goh and he is able to provide transport and bring us around Desaru.  He knows enough of Johore to be able to bring participants around.

  • Trip proper:  2D1N to desaru camping.
  • Date/time: Not agreed yet, but it will be 2D 1N.
  • Limited:  6 pax per trip.,
  • Pickup point:  JB Sentral
  • Return point:  JB Sentral
  • Petrol:  Sam tops up to full tank and will top up his tank on return.  Participants pay for petrol and toll.
  • Food:  All participants, exceopt driver, share in the food and drinks costs.
  • Hotel: Estimated at SGD 50 per night. Participants share costs of rooms.  Driver does not pay for the hotel room share.  He will share with me, if he does not snore.
  • Service fee:  SGD 10 per participant per day. For 2D1N, service fee per person is SGD 20.  If we go out for 3D2N, the fee is SGD 30 per pax.
  • Tent:  buy your own tent.  It costs around SGD 20, and you can use it when you join me regularly.

Please keep yourself updated here.  I shall announce the date soon.

Terence Seah

Participants:

  1. Terence Seah
  2. Susan Tan
  3. James Tan
  4. Daisy Wee
  5. Stella Sheng
  6. Bobby Bok
  7. We will keep this list until confirmation.  A non-refundable deposit will be required mid July 2016.

Britain has exited the European Union. It’s now a fact. Why leave and How will this separation affect you?

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Many of us SilverHairs, now in our 50s and 60s, have been associated with Britain ever since we started our early education. We learn English, our laws are based on the English system, we go to London, Scotland for our holidays.Some of us send our kids to study in Manchester, Leeds and Glasgow.  In recent years, many SilverHairs have bought properties in Central London,  We saw the ups and downs of Britain; and many of us tracked the growth of the English empire, and its association with the European Union.

Yesterday, at noon, the shock came as Britains voted to exit the EU.  The financial markets tumbled, governments come out to stabilise their currencies and economies.  What’s next?  How will this BREXIT affect you?  What happens to your properties?  Your kid’s education? And how does this affect your business, your equities and your savings?

Let’s discuss and share your thoughts?  A turmoil few of us expect.

Terence Seah

Latest news: Sporeans do not need visa to enter Myanmar

Singaporeans now do not need visa to enter Myanmar. I am very happy with this news; so convenient to me now.

I am now planning to go to Yangon in July. with the new govt, open door policies and fast developments going on, this is a good time to see Yangon.

if you like to visit Yangon on a free & easy trip, you can join me. fly Sin/Ygn/Sin, stay in one of the 3 stars China town hotels, try Myanmese food and see Yangon before it becomes another modern Asean city.

Find your own room-mates, book your own flights, book your own hotels. we will meet one another there. No visa required.

Our PM Lee is in Yangon tomorrow.

let’s me know if you are interested to meet in Yangon.

Terence Seah

North Philippines Tour Sat 20 Feb to Sun 28 Feb, 2016

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This itinerary has been revised close to 10 times in the last 2 weeks to suit the SHC community. I have also listed the Difficulty Levels. I planned the entire itinerary.
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For those who are interested, please register by this Saturday, 9 Jan if possible. If you are keen, but need more time, do let me know else we will close the registration.

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If you are interested, please register by replying to this post or personal message (pm) me. If the itinerary is too small for reading, press the Ctrl key and the + sign key simultaneously to enlarge. Press the Ctrl key and the – sign key simultaneously to reduce.

Moon Wong (EC)

Registration
1. Moon Wong
2. Jane Chua
3. Ann Giri
4. Andrew Yeung
5. Daisy Phua
6. Friend
7. Pauline Chew
8. Johnny Pow
9. Annie Pow
10. Friend
11. Friend
12. Friend

Short getaway to Batam – tentative dates 20-23 Nov 2015

I’m planning a short getaway to Batam, either 2 or 3 nights.

Tentative dates are 20-23 Nov 2015. These dates can be adjusted to suit your schedule, either 4th week Nov, or even December.

Activities will be free & easy.  Karaoke, good food, massage, music, cycle, etc..

Room will be basic, but comfortable enough, with breakfast thrown in.

Karaoke can be either arranged in a room or out in the open stage!

Food guaranteed good and cheap.  And massages also good and cheap!

And of course, the fun fun company … laughter & jokes all the way !

Depending on the response, I will arrange a 6 seater car, so that we can all travel together.   Yes, I am intending to keep the group small.

Any takers? Pls email/text me for more details, or post your query here.

Cheers, LydiaC.

Would you like to go to Delhi and Mumbai this Nov 2015?

I am in Delhi and Mumbai this whole week.  In fact, I have been to these two cities more than 20 times in the last 20 years.  I plan to go again in Nov 2015.  After doing what I am doing, I am able to extend my trip and bring a group to travel Delhi and Mumbai.

Many of us may not know; but Mumbai is the largest city in the world.  It is a very vibrant city, with many historial sights, colourful markets, millions of people and exotic Indian food.

Delhi is the capital city of India.  It’s most well known site is the Taj mahal, which many of us must have known and studied during our school days.

When was the last time you were in India? and what were your feelings and feedback about visiting India.

Terence Seah

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Perth a place for holiday or for retirement. What is your experience?

australia     One of the most sought after activity after retirement is travelling.  Some of us are contented to say in Singapore; while others are forever looking out for near places to live their retirement. In the last two weeks, the Straits Times carried two articles on Perth and Western Australia.

For some members, their children are studying in one of Perth’s universities. For others, it is a golfing outing with friends.  Many just love the open air and wide space. Families may go there to see dolphines and whales.  And for others, a chance to own a 450 sq metre piece of land with a landed property at about AUD 450,000 freehold.

Some years ago, SilverHairsClub organised a homestay among Singaporean homes, enjoyed Fremantle and its wide and beautiful coastline, moved leisurely around Perth city, and mixed with the Singapore community.

Perth is 5 hours from Singapore, same time zone, and with Scoot, jetstar,
Quantas, Singapore airlines and Air Asia, many can buy their air tickets between S250 to 900 return. Hotels starts from AUD100, and rentals of an apartment or house are around AUD 450+ per week..  Car rentals are pretty cheap, and available at around AUD50-70 per day.  Coffee is expensive, at about AUD 4 per cup.  A single dish is big sized, and likely to cost AUD 10 – 18 each.

What are your experiences and considerations when it comes to holiday or retirement in Perth?  Share and discuss.

Terence Seah

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Whatsapp Chat – Cruises

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Whatsapp has become very popular, and almost all smartphone users have the Whatsapp application.  It is use for fast communication, and interests groups find discussions on Whatsapp fast and meaningful.  At the same time, one can drop out of the chat if they wish to, anytime.

At the request of members, I would initiate a Whatsapp cruise chat, and members can join the chat.  Simple register here, and we will put you in touch with the chat.  Please make sure your registered telephone number with SHC is correct.

Terence Seah

Registration:

  1. Terence Seah – non-participant, only moderator.
  2. Zara Lim – Alaskan cruise and Barcelona cruise
  3. Freda Lim
  4. Gabriella Chua – Alaskan cruise
  5. Kenneth Tan
  6. Daisy Yeo
  7. Daniel Chan
  8. Mary Chan
  9. Susan Sia – Alaskan cruise
  10. Laura Wee
  11. Angie Chiaw
  12. Karen Phoo
  13. Bobby Bok
  14. Melissa Khng
  15. Malyne Suen
  16. Magdalene Phey
  17. MaggieTeo
  18. Jane Chua

 

Introducing a weekend of adventure at Khao Yai National Park, 10-12 Oct 2015

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Some of you have joined me at Khao Yai National Park. This will be the first event dedicated to SilverHairsClub members and children, aged 26 and above. We intend to hold this exciting event in Oct, from a Friday to a Sunday.

Khao Yai is located some 1.5-2 hours north-east of the old Donmuang airport. It is ideally suitable for young adults, beautiful waterfalls in October, a good place to look out in its natural habitats for wild elephants, deers, junglefowls, Asian bears, and bird watching.

I plan to stay in tents, which we can buy on our own or rent from the National Park. We will arrange a cook to handle our dinners and breakfast. Ideally suited for members and their adult children.

For ourselves, there are grape plantations, where we can enjoy fresh grapes, juices, red and white wines. Also a good local beef steak.

There is adventure land, with horse riding, ATVS, rides. Our adult kids will enjoy time together, and they will find btheir own time to mingle with one another and get to know one another better. Car racing, and other trills which we used to enjoy when we were young. Bring your sons and daughters along. You have to make the effort.

Quietly located, Khao Yai air is fresh, the morning is cool and a good time to spend with family. Important our children can mix with other children.

Golf. Loves, we can play as the famous “Forest hill” golf course, where many tee offs start from a height. It’s easy.

I intend to make it easy, as we will have helpers to make our trip fun, enjoyable and meaningful.

This trip is for you and your adult children. Our plan is to arrive at the airport, and head straight for Khao Yai, 2 hours away.

Confirmed date:  Meet at DonMuang airport at 10am morning and 10am at Survanabhumi airport (if a group is formed) on Sat 10 Oct and we arrive back at Don Muang airport on Mon 12 Oct at about 5pm.  Others can proceed to Bangkok for other activities.

More details will come up. Express your interest here.

Terence Seah

Those interested:

  1. Terence Seah
  2. Moon Wong
  3. Helen Wong-Pow
  4. Leon Lau
  5. Gabriella Chua (tentative)
  6. Andrew Yeung
  7. Yatsing
  8. Christina Chan (tentative)
  9. Irene Poh
  10. Marg Tian
  11. Shirleen Kao
  12. Lina Tan
  13. Pow TK
  14. Ronald Lam
  15. Charles Wee (Paid)
  16. Steven Chan
  17. Bobby Bok
  18. Grace Ng
  19. Daisy Phua (tentative)
  20. Thomas Goh (Paid)
  21. Ann Giri (Paid)
  22. Maggie Teo
  23. Albert
  24. Lily Ho
  25. Sockie
  26. Eileen Thean

Young adult family members:

  1. This list is for young adult family members of SHC members. From 26 years and to below 45.
  2. .

Tentative plan for the Khao trip:

  • Sat 10 Oct 1000 hr – Tour guides will pick us up at DonMuang airport. At the new airport, if there is a group.  Tour guides are a legal requirement to protect the tourism industry. We plan to have one guide per van, besides a driver.
  • 1300 hr – 2 hours drive, followed by Lunch in Khao Yai, followed by Khao Yao sights. Winery and waterfal. This is almost the end of the raining season, so weather is dry; but plenty of greens and beautiful waterfalls.
  • 1600 hr – Check into to tents before night fall so as to enjoy the scenary. Enjoy the beautiful sights of KhaoYai. Also, can have an open air swimming pool. Walks and cycling.
  • 1700 hr – For those who are keen to join the night safari to look out for National Parks night animals, the group will leave at 5pm. Gate close at 6pm.  Your registration required. Return to base camp at about 7.30 pm to 8 pm.  1-2 hours. Participants sit on open pickups. Torches not required. Need to be quiet and follow the instruction of the Parks guides.
  • 1900 hr – Campfire plus rustic Barbeque dinner.
  • 2230 hr – Back to enjoy the skies, continue with food and drinks. Crawl into the tents and snore the night away. Closing 12 midnight.
  • 2400 hrs – Back to room and sleep for the night.
  • 1900 hrs – Dinner, Karoake and dancing in the hotel.
  • 1200 hrs – lunch. More sights of Khao Yai.
  • 0900 hrs – Sights of Khao Yai National park.
  • 0630 hrs – Breakfast and checkout. A simple placing of your luggage, tagged, at the hotel lobby. The porters will place your luggage in your resort bedroom.
  • Sun 11 October 0500 hrs – for earlyrisers to catch the first rays of sunlight. May need to drive out. Enjoy the mountain scenary.
  • Monday 12 Oct 0630 hrs – Breakfast.
  • 0515 hrs – To Khao Yai Golf course, for players only. Tee off 0600 hrs sharp.  Only for golfers.  Maybe we organise some eggs for you with coffee.
  • 1000 hrs – For non-golfers, we go to Premium Outlet, if you like shopping your years supply.
  • 1130 hrs – Those who would like to shop their whole years supply of clothings, we will go to Premium Outlet. Save your money now for fashion shopping.
  • 1200 hrs – Visit to ChokChai farm, the largest diary farm in Thailand. We can have the famous ChokChai steak here. And try local Thai steak.
  • 1600 hr – leave for Don Muang airport. For those going to Bangkok, we can arrange for you to go to Bangkok (selected spots only).

See you at another trip.

10 Days Guizhou Cultural Tour (Sat 6 – Mon15 Jun)

I am organizing a trip to Guizhou, China. It is a package tour. The details are:

Cost: $1498 (package) + $350 (airport tax) + $50 (tips) = $1898

Flight details: China Southern
CZ 352 06JUN SINCAN 0800/1200 (SIN – Guangzhou)
CZ 3692 06JUN CANKWE 1515/1700 (Guangzhou – Guiyang)
CZ 3691 15JUN KWECAN 1245/1420
CZ 351 15JUN CANSIN 1830/2230

No compulsory shopping trips.

I have picked this package for its comprehensiveness and quality. The cost is slightly higher due to the domestic flights. The tour is conducted in Mandarin. Itinerary in Chinese is available upon request. If you are interested, please register by replying to this post before 31 March if possible. If the itinerary is too small for reading, press the Ctrl key and the + sign key simultaneously to enlarge. To reduce, press the Ctrl key and the – sign key simultaneously.

Moon Wong (EC)

Registration
1. Moon Wong
2. Jane Chua

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Our trip to Kerala is confirmed for 19 – 24 Feb 2015

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This has been a long awaited trip to Kerala, located at the Southern most tip of India.  Here are some pictures to tempt you to come. It’s very countryside, coconut trees, beaches, boats, winding roads, bananas, mangoes, massages, herbs, fishing villages, and Kerala food which is very unlikely the Indian food we get in Little India.

Pictures: Click here.

  1. Date:  19 – 24 Feb 2015.
  2. Flights:  we shall fly Sin/Cochin and Travandrum/Sin.  Altho there are many combinations.
  3. Mode of transport (internal):  Jeep or mini coach.
  4. Schedule:  We wont have a schedule, as this is not peak period. But we will travel from town to cities.  We start at Cochin and ends at Travandrum, capital city of Kerala.  We will only travel at night.
  5. What not to expect:  Kerala is not Singapore. It’s all about culture, traditions and scenary.  With me, you are not likely to enjoy 4-5 star dining.  Most nights, we will stay in 3-4 star hotels.  The only thing that may be comfortable is transport, altho you are likely to hit your head against the roof of the jeap with bumpy roads.  Cockcroaches are about to mature, and they are now 2 months old.
  6. Food – you bet most of it will be Indian and Kerala food, altho most of what you see locally in Singapore will be available. Please do not expect Chinese food, Bring some packets of instant noods, if you are really unable to eat Indian food, which is not chilly hot, but have a lot of spices.  Water – Kerala is one of the cleanest state in terms of hygience. Bottled water is easily available. But, we shall keep our eyes open for fresh vegetable salads and some street food.  Maybe the last day, we can have a down pour.
  7. Visa – Now, Singapore need a visa.
  8. Cost:  I cannot firm a number, altho I know it will not cost a bomb. Hotels, food, transport, driver, tips.  I would ask you budget USD 80 a day, altho I think it will be more like USD 60 per day.  Flight excluded.
  9. Language – Kerala has one of the best English speaking population. In fact, many speak British English.
  10. Trip is confirmed.  Please keep these dates if you are able to go. Please have +6594894360 in your Whatsapp. I am in Bkk for almost two weeks. Communication via Whatsapp in our group will start Monday.  If you like to join the Whatsapp group, please register here.

Register here.

  1. Terence Seah
  2. Ann Giri (keen to go)
  3. Moon (very keen to go)
  4. Freda Lim (join chat grp only)
  5. Maria Tan (join chat grp only)

 

 

Sushi Making Class – March 7,2015 (Saturday)

This is an opportunity for those who want to try their hands at making sushi.

Venue: Sushi King KSL City ,  Johore Bahru.

Cost: $20.00 for Bento Lunch and Class fees.

Please make payment to Susan Tan’s account: 102-15222-0 Posb Savings.

Closing date: February 22nd, 2015.

Itinerary:

9.00am      Meet at Kranji MRT Station.

10.00am       Sushi Making Class – A competition will be held and prizes to be given.       Attendance certificate will be presented to you. All will receive a goodies bag.

12.00pm       Bento Lunch (Free)

2.00pm       Shopping/Massage at your own cost

4.00pm       Back to Singapore or overnight trip to Desaru.

EO,  Dan.

Those coming:

  1. Dan (Going overnight trip to Desaru)
  2. Alice Yap (paid)
  3. Susan Tan (paid)
  4. Susan SW Tan (paid)
  5. Cat Yeo (not coming)
  6. Yew Kwong?
  7. Grace Kang (paid)
  8. Shawn Soh?
  9. Jane Ong (paid)
  10. Daisy Phua (not coming)
  11. LK Ong (Driver for Desaru trip) – paid.
  12. Tan Poh Heng (joining Desaru trip) -paid.
  13. Ivy Low (paid)
  14. Karen Phoo (paid)
  15. Winnie Tan (paid)