Ageing together in JB

We are setting up a group for SHC members who have considered or decided on ageing together in JB. This group is not for those who are not ready to consider retiring or are anti the JB area.

We will start as a Whatsapp group, strictly no URL links, copy and paste, videos and pictures. Club rules apply.

Here, the platform would provide participants the opportunity to find other fellow members with similar interests eg:

1. Pooling of maid or domestic help services eg keeping the place tidy and clean and cooking.

2. Sharing of transport or cars, so as to keep mobile.

3. Sharing cost of place of stay, a house or a condo. Rental or purchase.

4. Sharing of day to day marketing and household costs.

5. Plan outdoor trips, to keep in touch with the outside world.

6. Discussion on hospital, doctors, medical services, clinics, nursing, maids and ambulance availability and costs.

7. Rooming needs eg double, single and facilities.

8. How to keep living costs down in JB while ageing together as a group?

9. What the group can do to keep healthy and active?

10. How to help and support one another, in cases of disabilities, difficulty in movement and need to go for medical treatment?

11. Malaysia – my second home as a retirement visa.

If you like to join and meet fellow members on the above topics, contact us at +65 9489 4360.

** Registration closed. Next session: 1 Dec 2019.

Terence Seah

20 thoughts on “Ageing together in JB

  1. We will start the “Ageing together in JB” next week. To-date, we have about 15 participants.

    Some members who have requested to join but failed to meet the basic criteria as mentioned in the post, may join at a later date, probably in Dec 2019.

    Others who are anti living in JB are also rejected.

    For info.

    Terence Seah

  2. The ‘Ageing together in JB” has got off to a great start as members get to introduce themselves to one another. Members who already have a house or apartment in JB have shared where they have bought a place which they have planned to stay when they are in JB.

    Discussions on the different stages of ageing, starting from when one is still healthy when one when is frail to when one needs medical attention and assistance.

    We shall update the discussions from time to time

    This group discussion aims to provide sharing knowledge on ageing together in JB.

    Terence Seah

  3. Yes. Thank you Terence. Now I know my neighbours in JB, near and far. JB is about makan, market, massage, medicine and music – also money (what is the xchange rate today huh?).

    Playing with words is fun. The English Language is a very important tool for us to learn technology, study economics and enjoy the developments brought about by the western world. With more leisure time now, I would like to go back to basics. How about PHD in Chinese – philosophy, humour and doctrines. 5000 years of civilisation is something to crow about. Attached is an image – one of 300 poems from the Tang Dynasty. Simply someone who penned his thoughts at that point of time, but digest it if you can, and you will be mesmerised by his choice of words. It has even become a popular song.

    I am starting a WhatsApp group with like-minded individuals to share the wonders of the Chinese Language. From poems to news to songs and laughter, we shall exchange messages with passion and pride. I have taken the liberty to start with a few members. Anyone who is keen is welcome to join my group. As with all groups, we shall start small – a dozen.


  4. 26 participants in the “Ageing together in JB” group.

    Some members have already their own condos or houses in JB.

    I went to Forest City with Ong yesterday. My first reaction was the huge availablity of residential units. I am thinking of targetting 30 pax from SHC, to rent units at Forest hill. With 30 pax in one area, perhaps we can get better rental rates. Rent wise, I think SGD 300 per mth per room can be a good start. 1 or 2 pax can take a room.

    Obviously other details will have to be worked out.

    Participants in our ‘Ageing together in JB” can stay anywhere in JB to their preference, buy or sell. Unless situation changes, SHC will consider Forest city and rental only. Our objective is to build a community and age together.

    Feel free to comment.

    Terence Seah

  5. For members who are considering “Ageing together in JB”. One of our options is to consider rental of properties at Forest City. The latest Malaysia Budget has just reduced the minimum investment in unsold properties to to RM600K from RM 1M. We hope the rental rates will reduce further as a group.

    There are interests to visit Forest City. Participants, plse feel free to make your own arrangements to visit the city and surroundings which is near 2nd link. Go at your own time

    To go as a club, we have yet to determine the date. Likely, we can go sometime this month. Starting early morning via 2nd link, spend the day there, have lunch and return via 2nd link.

    I have no connections with Forest City, but anyone who has connections, please raise your hands. We need a presentation of the Forest city area, rental oppportunities for the 1st batch of 30 pax, and other questions we may have.

    I would think a coach or a few mini vans would work. Plse share some ideas. Those who have their own transport, can also join the day trip. I am leaving Singapore 27 Oct, so this Club trip will be before this date. We will decide the date this week.

    Terence Seah

  6. We have organized a minibus for 16 pax to go Forest city.

    Objective: To review rental opportunities at Forest city, with the aim of “ageing together in JB”.

    1. Date: Thur 24 Oct 2019
    2. Time: 7.30am – 5pm
    3. Pickup: Newton circus
    4. Return: Newton circus.
    5. Max pax: 16
    6. Program: Visit Forest City, and Lunch (near seaside, individual)

    Some members will travel on their own, using personal transport.

    ** Please reserve a minibus seat, if you are interested. First serve basis.
    ** You may withdrawn before Mon 21 Oct 2019.

    Terence Seah

  7. Members wishing to join the “ageing together in JB” Trip to evaluate rental opportunities at Forest City, plse register here for a seat. Each seat is SGD 23 per pax. Forest City has just informed us that lunch is provided. Plse reserve a seat here.

    Members who drives on their own and joining this group, also need to register for the lunch. Again, just register here. No payment required.

    10 seats left in minibus..

    Terence Seah

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