About Lydia Chin

I love to sing.. dance.. travel...cycle.. attend concerts... etc.. Seriously considering going into semi-retirement. But still very energetic.. hence will get bored, if not working!

Dumpling Festival Celebrations 2016

Hi fellow SHC members

I’m having a Karaoke event on stage.  Yes, you will get a chance to sing on stage!  No prior registrations, hassle free.  Just bring along your KCD and go up stage and sing.

Yes, and there will be an audience.  This is an EC event, organised by Pasir Ris East CC, and open to members of the public.  Tickets are priced at $5 each.  For a princely sum of $5, you will get buffet food served as hi-tea, 2 pcs of dumplings, take part in chinese tea appreciation, take part in a game with prizes to be won, a dumpling competition, sing on stage, dance, drama and a lucky draw too.

Date : 19th June 2016 (Sunday)

Time : 2:00pm till 5:00pm

Venue : Pasir Ris East CC, Multi-purpose Hall.  Pasir Ris Avenue 1 (pls google for directions there)

Pls let me know if you’re coming.  I need to reserve a ticket for you.  Let me know too, if you’re singing.


Lydia Chin

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.

Carnival @ Pinevale on 7 September 2014


Hello frenz.. you’re invited to a Carnival @ Pinevale

Date : 7 September 2014 (Sunday)

Time : 11am – 5pm

Venue : Tampines Street 73, Pinevale Condo

There will be food, games, flea market stalls, and karaoke!

Yes, calling all karaoke enthusiasts, come …  showcase your singing skills.

Tickets can be purchased on the spot.  But pls let me know if you’re coming.

Cheers, Lydia Chin.

July’s Dance Nite Out …. 26th July 2013 (friday) .. Union Square Amara Hotel

Calling all dance enthusiasts.. music lovers… or those who just want to hang out on a Friday night…

July’s Dance Nite will be at Union Square – Ntuc Club – Amara Hotel.

This club has a cuban band playing mostly latin music like merengue, salsa, bachata, samba, rumba, cha cha. Band start from 9.30 pm. All the way till the wee hours of 2.30am!

For the early birds, the DJ will spin music to your request, as early as 7pm. So if you want to do your style of dancing, come by at 7pm.

Drinks at 40% discount before 9 pm for ntuc members and after 9 pm 20% discount.

This is a very cosy place, nice ambience and a good size dance floor.

There are many buses plying along Tanjong Pagar road, and the nearest MRT station is Tanjong Pagar Station, just a few minutes stroll away.

Please respond by 20th July so that we can make the necessary table reservations.

(Event co-ordinators : Janet Loo, Lydia Chin)

4D 3N cruise to Phuket/Langkawi

Hi Guys…..

I’m planning to go for a short 4-day cruise in April
and would love more company….

  • Depart :  21-April-2013 (Sunday) 1pm….. welcome
    lunch @ 1pm
  • Return :  24-April-2013 (Wednesday)
  • Lots of entertainment, dancing, singing, relax, 5
    meals a day…!
  • Arrive Phuket on Monday, go to town for dinner/massage/shopping : 7pm to 3am
    …. shiok!
  • Arrive Langkawi on Tuesday, go to town for lunch/massage/shopping : 11am to
    6pm … shioker!
  • Return home on Wednesday, 3pm.

Early bird price (need to pay up in full by 28-Feb).

$405 per person (twin sharing basis…. cabin has twin beds)….. $127 all
inclusive taxes.

Total :  $532 (very good deal !)

Please email me if you are interested by 23-Feb.  My email : lydiachinyk@gmail.com

Pass the word around ……


Lydia Chin

Sing your hearts out … and Rock n Roll …. on 6th March (Sunday)

Come… sing your hearts out … and practice your rock n roll for  Prom Night! Jeffrey Gan will give us some finer tips on how to dance the rock n roll. emoticon

Calling all the dance enthusiasts .. bring your dance shoes and practice your rock n roll steps for the Prom Night !  If dance is not your cup of tea, also can come.. to sing your hearts out…   emoticon  You can bring your own KCDs.

Jeff will be playing instrument .. hence we can also try out live band singing… yeah. !!emoticon

Light refreshments will be provided by Jeff. Wine will be sponsored by Gabriella.  emoticon

Seek your understanding to collect $12 in advance.   Jeff needs to buy the refreshments & book the studio, leh!  Please pay to either Jeff or myself.  

Either in cash or tt to my POSB Savings 087-10679-9.

Max 20 pax. 

Venue :     EZ4U “karaoke cum dance studio”
               169C Selegie Road
Time :       8pm till 11pm
Date :       Sunday, 6th March 2011

If you’re taking MRT, alight at Little India, exit "McKenzie Road"
If you’re driving, there is free car park next to "REX".

Those coming are:

1.                Jeff Gan             Paid
2.                Irene Lee            Paid
3.                George Chew       Paid
4.                Lydia Chin           Paid
5.                Gabriella Chua     Paid
6.                Lim Kok Eng        Paid
7.                Catherine Lim      Paid
8.                Mr Boon              Paid
9.                Mrs Boon            Paid
10.              Amy Chong         Paid
11.              Freddie Tan        Paid
12.              Edwin Tan
13.              Francis M
14.              Cat Koh
15.              Kent Chan

I am the EC.  Non SHC frenz are welcomed.      

Cheers, LydiaC.

A visit to the ISTANA on Friday

The Istana grounds will be open to the public on Friday, 4th Feb 2011, from 8:30am to 6pm, for CNY celebrations.

Visitors will be entertained by 3 school bands, a Chinese dance performance by PA Talents and an exhibit from Jurong Bird Park.

Admission is free for Singaporeans and PR and $1 for other visitors.  For $2, visitors can tour selected function rooms in the Istana Building.  Istana souvenirs will also be sold, with all proceeds going to charity.

As usual, crowds will be anticipated, hence, for those interested in going, it is advisable to go early. 

I am planning to go around mid-morning.  If you keen to join me, do indicate your interest here, or email me on lydiaykchin@yahoo.com.sg

A Date with Friends @ The Esplanade on Sunday, 7th Nov

Hi friends @ SHC,   emoticon

I’ve some wonderful news to share …. There’s a free concert this Sunday @ The Esplanade’s Outdoor Theatre.  It’s non-stop “Back to the 60’s” type of music by one of Singapore’s singing sensation. There’ll be plenty of Elvis type of songs, and hits by other singing legends of the 60’s. There will be a live band and the outdoor ambience will be good.  But be prepared for a crowd.  If you’re coming, let me know, and I’ll reserve seats for you.  Drop me an email/sms or register your interest here.

It’s free seating, first come first serve.

The schedule is as follows:

6:15 – 7:00 pm   1st session
7:30 – 8:15pm    2nd session
8:45 – 9:30pm    3rd session

Venue :     Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

If this type of music is not your cup of tea, you can also cross over to the Concourse for another music group “Music Dreamer”  … I’m not sure what type of music they dream… but we can always check it out together?   emoticon

Check out this weblink for more details:

Hope to see u there!  emoticon
Cheers,  Lydia Chin

Countup 2011 party


Everyone enjoyed.. and look foward to the next countup 2012… sorry .. photos not available for upload.

Hi guys & gals,emoticon

Venue :   Changi Golf Club  (check out the exact location on changigolfclub.org.sg) .. good ambience .. best priced countdown in a relaxed ambience… no need to dress up!  No need to wear high heeled dance shoes!

There’s a direct bus no. 29 from Tampines Interchange.  Transport arrangements can be sorted out.

Starts @ 6pm on 31st December;  dinner will be served at 7:30pm.  But you can come in earlier to soak in the fresh sea breeze and fresh air, or walk along the Changi Boardwalk.  For those keen on karaoke, you may come in as early at 3.30pm to sing your hearts out. 

Mouth watering chinese cuisine will be served by the Club’s very own top class chinese restaurant.  Halal food can also be arranged.  

Live band by the "Evergreens Band” with the Changi Belles, and dynamic mobile disco to blast you away till countdown.

Games, games, games …  dancing…dancing..   good company..  good food…   welcome 2011 with Changi Locomotion … in style.   Lucky draw and door gifts included.
Let me know if you’re keen.  You can also book for you non-SHC frenz.   emoticon

Cheers, Lydia Chinemoticon

East Zone get-together on 2 October (Sat)

Can all those who are coming.. please pay $10 to Bernie’s account asap… deadline is 27th Sep … I’ve had feedback that $12 is too expensive… hence I’m lowering the cost to $10…  there will be slight changes to the menu … and yes, this event is open to all members & their friends as well.


We’re having our next get-together in Lydia’s clubhouse in Pinevale, Tampines Street 73.  Well, it’s not exactly a 5 star resort kind of place, but we’ll have a good time, you can swim, jacuzzi, sauna, play tennis, jog, karaoke, or singalong.  A simple dinner will be arranged too.  For karaoke enthusiasts, please bring along your favourite CD.  We will even have singalong if the guitarists turns up. Clara/Lydia will be the disc jockey for the night, and will entertain you with song & dance.   Frisna/Lydia/YatSing will be the game co-ordinator.  Any other volunteers for games or ideas, please raise your hand.

Fong Fong has recommended a wonderful caterer, Water-rise.  They make delicious food.  We’re considering the following items… menu is still subjected to changes, at the moment. 

  • Special Indonesian Curry chicken with bread and rice
  • Fried bee hoon
  • Other mystery dishes !!
  • Dessert
  • Fresh orange juice
  • Wine (sponsored by Lydia Chin)
  • Coffee/Tea & cakes (sponsored by Lydia Chin)

Please register early, and we appreciate your co-operation to pay to Bernie’s account, asap. 

These are the logistics: 

  • Date :  2 October 2010 (Saturday)
  • Time : 4pm till 10pm (hall booking time)… of course you can come earlier for the swim/jacuzzi/tennis .. just let me know!
  • Address : Tampines Street 73, Pinevale Condominium Clubhouse
  • Payment : Please pay $10 to Chung Sine Ying Bernadette’s  POSB savings No : 005-05093-6 

Directions to Pinevale (for those taking bus) :

  • Take Bus No. 69 from Tampines MRT Bus Interchange, alight at 3rd stop, infront of Tampines Central CC. Then walk with the traffic flow, and at traffic junction, look out for United World College (UWC), under construction at the moment.  Pinevale is the yellow colored block of condominium directly opposite UWC.  For those familar with the place, you can also take bus nos. 34, 193.  Or 27, 72 or 168 to alight at "coffee shop".

Thosse coming are :

1. Lydia CHIN  (PAID)

2. Clara Chay (singer & KJ)

3. Judy Lim  (PAID)

4. Bernie Chung (treasurer)  .. (PAID)

5. Ros Lee (have to leave early)  .. PAID

6. Daniel Ong (probably cycling from Marine Parade?)  (PAID)

7. Frisna Tan (games co-ordinator)

8. Yat Sing (games co-ordinator)   (PAID)

9. Tim Liu  … i’m still confused whether you’re coming or not?  Pls confirm.  Thanks!

10. Lydia SOH   .. pls cfm your attendance for catering purpose

11. Thomas LOH  .. pls cfm your attendance for catering purpose

12. Steven Chan (coming from west.. thanks)  (PAID)

13. Thomas Goh  (PAID)

14.  Marg Tian  (cfm)

15.  Rose White  (cfm)

16.  Richard Wong  (cfm)

17.  Lina Tan (cfm)

18.  K C Lau  (pls confirm your attendance for catering purpose)

19.  Sarah (pls confirm your attendance for catering purpose)

Kukup CNY weekend getaway (Feb 20th – 21st, 2010)

I am the EC for this Kukup weekend getaway, departing early morning of 20th Feb (Sat), returning late on 21st Feb (Sun). 

Price : S$123 per person (2 to share a room @ double storey resort)

All meals included in price.  Coach transport from Singapore, and return.

Actitivities planned includes Karaoke, Dancing, BBQ, Mahjong, Card Games.

Highlights would be firiing of "live" firecrackers from rooftop to usher in the Year of Tiger.  Something that is not allowed in Singapore!

This trip is open to non SHC members as well.  Please let me know if you’re interested to go.  It would be good if you can email to me on lydiaykchin@yahoo.com.sg or sms to my mobile.  Registration will be closed when the maximum no is reached.

Regards, Lydia Chin.

What’s happening on 12th/13th September 2008?

There’s been a lot of buzzing & confusion going on.  Some members are clueless as to what’s going on.  Some are not even aware of this event.  It’s  a celebration of the mid-autumn Festival,  done the SHC style.  Make yourself free, do not miss out the fun.  Ron Wie has booked a chalet at the NSRCC, and members can choose to stay overnight.  If you wish to stay overnight, and wants to share a room, pls drop an email to Lydia Chin.  Alternatively, just bring along your sleeping bag or tent, or borrow Terence’s camping tent.  The event line up, as of today, is as follows.  This is still subjected to further changes.

Day 1  (Friday, 12th September 2008)

  • 1:30pm     First shuttle bus departs from Tanah Merah MRT Station 
  • 2pm          Proceed to check into chalet no 10
  • 2-3pm       Origami (led by Ron Koh) 
  • 3-4pm       Scrabble, board games or Mahjong or karaoke (free & easy)
  • 4-7pm       Nature Walk along the beach : includes intro to qigong & nature photography.                  If  you’re coming for this item, pls bring your walking shoes, umbrella, hat & camera.  
  • 7pm           Dinner –  Pot Luck session.  Each person to bring along an item of food, wine, juice, enough for about 15 pax.  If you’re coming for this session, pls let us know what food item you’ll be bringing.  Post your food item on this thread.
  • 7:45pm till late      Line dance Jam Session (led by Hamida, our dance instructor).  We will be polishing up our line dance item for the coming Oct 15th meeting.  If you want to be a member of the performing group,  do not miss this first practice, which will be held during this Jam session.

Day 2 (Saturday, 13th September 2008)

  • 8am       Breakfast for those staying overnight (or those who wish to come in early)
  • 9am       Beach Walk or cycling  
  • Noon      Lunch (menu & venue to be determined later)
  • 2pm       Hair Cutting demo cum Hair Workshop by Lisa
  • 4pm       Free and easy – games , walking, cycling , Karaoke etc
  • 6:30pm     Lantern Festival Pot luck – bring food and you own hand made lanterns.  Beach party   will carry on for those who enjoy sitting by the beach
  • 8:30pm till late  – Dancing till the wee hours of the night from specially selected CD music & guest singers.  If music & dance is not your cup of tea, proceed to a quiet spot for some romancing.     

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Dance Jam night @ Kembagan CC – 31 Aug 08 Sun

Calling all dancing enthusiast.  Social dancers as well as line dancers.  Come on down to Kembagan CC on Sunday, 31st August 2008, 7pm till 10pm.  We’re having a practice session for social dance as well as line dance.  This CC is just beside the Kembagan MRT station.  Walk along a canal and you will see it.

Ron Wie & I are trying to form a performing team for the meeting on 15th October 2008.  So if you’re interested to be part of this performing team, make it a date with us.  Come for the first practice. 

PS> There will be a small fee of $3 per head to use the CC dance studio, for non members of the Kembagan Dance Club.

Register your name here :

  1. Ron Wie
  2. Lydia Chin