SHC Cycling – Finally Rolled Out

The long waited SHC cycling event finally went on smoothly on:
Date : 17July 2021
Meeting Point : “Go Cycling” Bike Rental Kiosk
Time : 1630hrs for those that need to rent the bicycle
(Supposed to start at 1700hrs but was slightly delayed as some arrived abit late)
Destination : ECP ===> MBS

A total of 10 members were there to kick start this event:
1) DouglasC – EO
2) Ronald Lam – CoEO
3) AndrewK
4) JasmineW
5) JohnH
6) BobbyB
7) DollyL
8) SereneL
9) LinaN

Sadly that YK was only to meet later on the our return to rental kiosk after cycling.

Despite of slight delay, weather was hot and humid but all members shown great enthusiasm with SereneL started to cycle first with the rest of us followed up later.  Many pics attached can attest.

Bonding can be seen amongst members from the starting point to Tanjong Rhu (1st rest point) finally to MBS.  As much as everyone wanted to mingle around but was constantly kept reminding by DouglasC and RonaldL for safe distancing measures.  Kudos to DouglasC and RonaldL.

While 3 of us continued to cycle further and stopped to watch NDay rehearsal but the rest need to get back to rental kiosk due to time constraint and proceed to have dinner at EC food centre.  As for us, we had a dinner at St Marc while cycling to ECP.

Hope that SHC monthly cycling event will continue henceforth from now… Cheers..

DollyL

Loh Yew Kwong – Our SHC Pioneer – An Avid Cyclist and a Veteran too

Being our member since 2007 – A great cycling coach and influencer to our members in SHC Cycling Group.

A benevolent person, Yew Keong never fails to show his kindness and love interest in engaging anyone regardless of their age to partake in this cycling activities.  A member of Facebook Public Group “Singapore Park Connection Network, otherwise know as, SG PCN Cyclist”, currently joined hands with fellow enthusiast of 47.8K…

Do take a peek on this Straits Times review published on Sunday, 27 June 2021

https://www.straitstimes.com/sport/cycling-seven-year-old-covers-75km-in-5-hours-veteran-gives-boy-his-medal-for-amazing-feat

ST20210627_202119601467 Yong Li Xuan/ cyocbc/ Afi, 7, completed a 75.3km bike ride from Bukit Panjang to Coney Island in 5 hours. After Afi’s personal achievement was shared in a Facebook group, an experienced cyclist Loh Yew Kwong gave Afi an OCBC Ride 2021 medal to encourage him. The OCBC Cycle team has arranged for Afi and his family to meet Yew Kwong.

We do have our very own cycling group communities – jointly organized by Douglas Chan, Ronald Lam and Loh Yew Kwong on a monthly basis.  Take up this hobby as a form of exercise and have a good bonding with all passionate cyclists – Keep exploring with your Bike and who knows you might capture some beautiful scenes while cruising.

Below is the FB write-up link from a mother thanking Yew Kwong for his kind gesture…

https://www.facebook.com/groups/SGPCN/permalink/2111153992371518/

SallyF

SHC Hawker Centre Kakis

A What’sApp Group Chat of 50 members had been created by Terence on Sunday, 09 May 2021. The OBJECTIVE is to help “like-minded members” find friends via Hawker Food.

The 1st response unanimously kicks off today, Thursday, 13 May 2021 limited to 5 pax by Pat Oei. Photo image speaks for itself – happy group cum Lor Mee / Bak Chor Mee.

Group 1
1. Marie Nicole Chong
2. Linda
3. Pat Oei
4. Wayne Wong
5. Catherine Chng

The 2nd and 3rd group are on the way… Looking forward to their happy bonding albeit pandemic. Please observe social distancing advice for your own safety.

SallyF

Monthly Cycling Event – Saturday, 15 May 2021

Hi All

Jointly organized by Douglas Chan and Ronald Lam.

Their 2nd cycling fun meet up – “Go Cycling” Bike Rental Kiosk

[near Marine Grove / CP C4 – Opposite Block 2 Marine Terrace]

  • Be punctual and get your rental bike @ 4:30pm
  • Cycling Kick Start @ 5:00pm Sharp
  • Destination: MBS/GBB and Cruise Centre if enough time.

Cyclist Attending: –

  1. Douglas
  2. Ronald L.
  3. Andrew K
  4. John
  5. Steven Chan
  6. Serene

Please contact him if you are interested to join – Social distancing is imperative right now and will be enforced – do keep a safe space between yourself and other cyclists.

Keep up the good spirit!

On behalf of the Cycling Team

* 1st Cycling Fun – https://silverhairsclub.com/?p=43000

Zonal Meeting – Boleh Boleh! In The Clementi Mall

The 7th Zonal meet-up managed to make its way on Friday, 16 April 2021 to Boleh Boleh! located at 3155 Commonwealth Ave West #04-20/22, Singapore 129588.  The session starts from 11am and end slightly after 3.30pm with the 2 EOs at their helms to make sure no one was left out.

We had 11 members signed up and all turned up for this makan and friendship bonding.   We had to split into 2 tables to observe safe distancing measures.  They are:-

  • VincentH – EO
  • ChanKH – Co-EO
  • AnneC
  • ChengWK
  • DollyL
  • FongWC
  • JessieO
  • StellaS
  • MargaretS
  • SherryW
  • EveC

Many interesting discussions on wellness & health, tours & holidays and current activities besides Zonal meet-up, were shared and discussed among members.  I must say that mission accomplished for each and every one especially for me, longing for this catch-up with ex-colleague cum friend of 25years, MargaretS was to no avail till now.

Some of us need to leave by 2pm but both 2 EOs together with Cheng were still chatting while waiting for the remaining members to turn up.

Lastly, kudos to VincentH and ChanKN for their efforts towards this meet-up as well as Cheng for his company, we can see from photos of many smiling or laughing faces.  BTW, do make a guess, where and when will the next Zonal meet-up be?  Or why not give us an option or suggestion and liaise with ChanKN and he will create a future meet-up link…  the continuation will be ongoing and happening again…

Cheers… DollyL

MONTHLY CYCLING as of March 2021

Jointly organized by Douglas Chan and Ronald Lam.

A monthly opportunity to push yourself. Whether you have started long ago or decided to join Douglas Chan and his team in the months to come to set a goal and make it happen.

His first post in SHC Facebook – CYCLING Event on Saturday, 13 March 2021 – Jurassic Mile https://www.facebook.com/groups/2629109750634611/permalink/2885084561703794/

You can view all the photos posted and how the team really enjoy his cycling workout.

It’s time to challenge yourself in 2021.  The team inspire and motivate fellow SHCians to enjoy the freedom cycling gives you… Fret not if you are a newbie to the bike.  As per Doug, he has confident to put u up on the bike and balance yourself in no time.

Do join him on his 2nd cycling fun on Saturday, 17 April 2021 – MBS/GBTB https://www.facebook.com/groups/2629109750634611/permalink/2885129201699330/

Keep up the good spirit!

On behalf of the Cycling Team

Walking groups – finding your own kakies. Closing 20 Mar 2021

SilverHairsClub has many walkers, in different corners in Singapore.  If you like to find other walking kakies, Whatsapp text 9489 4360 “RSVP Walking”.  We will connect you with one another.  Closing date: 20 Mar 2021.

We hope you can find other walkers, with your preferred dates, time, location and walk pace preference.  Feel free to lead a group or join other groups.

Terence Seah

27 FEBRUARY WALK AT KAMPONG GLAM

 

SHC has several activities catered to the various interest of its members. During this pandemic Covid-19 period, walking was one of physical activities that is on-going. However, walkers were only allowed in groups of not more than 8 pax.

The Laughter Yoga+walks is one such group that conducts several scenic walks taking the lushes landscapes and waterways routes. Leisure walks, taking in the sights, discovering nature and KODAK moments are some of the highlights.  I believe, there are other walking/hiking groups, but the level of intensity is beyond me. The route is much longer and the concentration of the terrain maybe tough for me too. More importantly, I enjoy the camaraderie of the Laughter Yoga+walks members. No hard pressure to keep up, but the discipline of each and every member is very important to adhere the safety and pleasure of other members.

On 27 Feb, our walk was unique as it was a ‘city walk’. EOs Irene, Lydia and Iris did a fantastic job planning and organising this walk. To organise these weekly walks, the EOs needs to gather the parks information such as the route, its intensity, toilet facilities. Not to mention meeting points,  MRT/bus route, dinner place to chill out and the all important back up route, if it rains.

We began punctually at 4.30pm from Bugis MRT. Our 1st photo shoot, all aboard on the bullock cart pulled by Ox-y, since this is his year.

Our 1st destination was Blanco Fish Soup at Beach Road. The rich broth was flavorful and the chunks of meat from the fried fish head was fresh. Besides fish soup dishes, other yummy dishes such as ngoh hiang, omelette and fried vegetables were served too.

At Kampong Glam, Irene gave us a brief history of the place,  and we spent some time to take in the area’s atmosphere.  At the Sultan Gate, we admired the grandeur of the Sultan Mosque, followed by photo taking session. We came across a giant platform swing and the child within us had to have a go at it.

We walked our way towards Arab Street. The beautiful colourful Mediterranean wares added vibrancy to the street. The evening scene of Kampong Glam was so alive, touristy and full of night life.  Muscat Street was laced with interesting eateries with locals and tourist having their meals al fresco style.

At Haji Lane, we could not resist dropping in the shops for its modern quirky items. This lane is known for catering to the youngsters as a hangout. On the walls, are several paintings and photo worthy graphics. At the end of Haji Lane towards Beach Road, tourists and locals were enjoying their drinks seated on bar stools, their tables filled with munchies, liquor and beer. They seemed to be having a good time, chatting and chilling out.

As we left Haji Lane, a more subdued road greeted us. We continued our walk towards Raffles City for McDonalds to cool down before heading home.  It was so lovely to sit, chat and enjoy each’s company over soft ice cream, drink and food to round off the walk.

Though the walk was in the city, the walking along these routes,  time mingling and looking out of each other in the crowd was equivalent to the time taken in the parks. Exhausted, I may be at the end of it, I totally enjoy it and look forward for my next walk with this group.

A big shout out to Irene, Lydia and Iris for efforts in organising our weekly walks.

2021-03-05 Zonal Meet Up @ Toa Payoh HDB Hub

I would like to take this moment to thank both ChanKN and DollyL to initiate and organize Toa Payoh Zone as the 5th location. It is a food paradise within walking distance.

Original plan to hold it at TPY KouFu was switched to Fork & Spoon at the last hour due to mid-afternoon crowd bombarded mostly by seniors in a matured estate. Both ChanKN and myself were early trying to secure 2 long tables of 8 pax but failed. A quick decision to switch location was made coz I am confident there are afternoon vacant tables there… I quickly rushed over to recce and manage to get 2 long tables by 3:00pm.

After much hiccups, we [3] managed to gather 11 members to join us at Fork & Spoon. The remaining 5 stayed at KouFu and ordered their food instead which is good for us coz it is indeed a big group.  Namely, DavidO n LilianC, AnnieS, SherryW and RichardW.

Photo images of both locations and food ordered showed a successful bonding amongst the members, from initial Koufu to Fork & Spoon and later adjourned to Gourmet Paradise for famous Soon Heng Rojak shows it all.

Meanwhile at Fork & Spoon – we received a SOS call that some of them were unsure of the location. Hence, we took the initiative to go and ferry them here. Though a bit disorganized in the location but am glad we can see smiling faces amongst them gleefully enjoy the remaining hours in deep entertaining discussion on travels, gardening tips and not forgetting SRVouchers on how to redeem it.

I must say to shout out loud or applaud to SherryW, our ardent Zonal fan, who took the effort to join the remaining team at Fork & Spoon.

Overall, this Zonal catch-up bonding is a salute to all participating member who made it happen. Images shows it all as the saying goes, “A picture is worth a thousand words”.

Looking forward to the next bonding…

Our Organizing Committee – ChanKN, DollyL n SallyF

 

A.R.T in Chinatown

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A.R.T. In Chinatown

Hey friends,
Inviting anyone interested to join me in a short fun-filled tour to rediscover Chinatown. We will talk about History, A.R.T., Culture and not forgetting exchanging childhood stories if you have any :)

This is going to be my last Chinatown Tour before CNY and I will take a short break.

The enclosed link below will bring you to fill up the form to participate in this tour.

Cheers
Jasmine :)

https://forms.gle/ru2cF2roUuzZ6QEo6

A Fruitful Outing to Kampung Kampus – Home of GUI

Saturday, 23rd January 2021

A group of 6 members consist of ChanKN, MelissaK, FredaL, JasmineW, VincentH and DollyL visited to GUI (Ground-Up Initiative) Singapore 21st Century “School of Life’ in a nature-inspired campus this morning guided as promised by DennisH which ended with fantastic lunch there too.

Each and every one was extremely excited along with way while DennisH patiently guiding and showing us his very own vermicomposting project.  Vermicomposting is a decomposition process by which various species of worms are used to convert organic materials (usually wastes) into humus-like material known as vermin-compost which can possibly use on farms.

Followed by to a quick look at a self-made kitchen where one can enroll in baking.  Today, they were baking pineapple tarts and pizza using traditional Tabun oven – a clay oven, shaped like a truncated cone, with an opening at the bottom from which to stoke the fire…  Fascinating is the word that I wanted to use to describe this.

Then, a walk to vegetable garden plot whereby vegetables and spices are being grown there.  As usual, shopping seems to be always an interest to us, so some bought organic veggies, gingers and chikus at a reasonable price.

Next, we saw a group of volunteers washing lots of plastic bottles and containers for recycling.  Currently, they are only able to use #2 – HDPE (High-Density Polyethylene) plastic most commonly used and is considered one of the safest forms of plastic.  Was told that they are in the midst of asking for funding to procure a machine to be able to recycle other different types of plastics.  Good Luck.. Type #2 plastic after washed can be re-make into coaster for cups and kettle holders.

GUI also make sure that kids are not being left out too, we strolled along another plot of land whereby playground were built into look-alike construction site (kids’ version) so that these kids were given hands-on working experience together with adults.  Along the way, we noticed Woodcraft classes being conducted.

I am sure that we had covered almost everything we wanted to know or maybe I can hear my stomach calling out for lunch.  WaHaHa… LUNCH TIME!!!

We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to DennisH whom had given us much of his informative details and the patience he had shown as we were busy taking many photos.

DollyL

Treasure Hunt 23 Jan 2021 (Sat)

Treasure Hunt Season 2
EO: Vincent Hee

Date : 23 Jan 2021 (Sat)
Venue: Clementi Mall
Time: 9.00am to 6.00pm

Prizes: $10 x 4 NTUC vouchers for the winning team. Runners – up get premium chocolate bars.

To participate :

1) Register : Form groups of two or four and WhatsApp names to

  • Vincent Hee : 9186 8698
  • Anne Choi
  • Jasmine Wong

2) Report : On site in front of Clementi Mall and WhatsApp your group photo with backdrop to receive the 10 locations photos from the official of your choice. Following your findings, all ten photos should be send back to the same official. This is to ensure smooth tabulation.

3) Please note, the start time will click off right after you received all the ten photos.

4) Last or final photo must be taken with your whole group. All the participants must be in the picture to qualify for the end time.

5) Happy Hunting. Good luck.

Vouchers contributed by Daniel Chan, chocolates by Vincent, and Zero Coke from Terence.

Thanks to Daniel and Vincent and Terence for encouraging participation with the prizes.

Zonal Meeting @ NEX – 28 December 2020

Our 4th Hangout at Food Junction – NEX with EO Melissa Khng assisted by ChanKN [from 11:30am to 03:00pm].

Our darling, EO Melissa, was there at 10:45am, putting bag, water bottles to chop 3 section of 6-pax seating arrangement to ensure that all members can be seated comfortably upon their arrival.  But, regret to say that at times, situation just not in our favour, so, very unreluctantly, we finally decided to say bye bye to 1 section as the lunch crowds kept increasing and every eyes were staring at our sides liao… paiseh lah!

At strike of 12.15pm, members were seen coming towards us with Melissa busy allocating seats for them since there was only 9 seats reserved instead of the original 15.  Then came a member with shiny armour (Bobby Bok) had graciously offered to buy each and every member a drink.  Sue Chan and Lina Ng were also sharp enough to spot on another table near to us to make the group complete in 1 corner.  It was indeed a show of cooperation among these members to ensure a safe distancing.

What happened next – Aiyo!!!  Of cos, chatting, networking and taking of photos lah.. and not forgetting our lunches too.  It was indeed an afternoon well spent.  Till we meet again…

Cheers!
Dolly Lim

Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum

Where were we on Christmas Eve?

We (Chan Keng Ngee, Katherine, Laura Wee, Jasmine Wong, Sandra Chuah, Lydia Chin, Annie Seah and me la) spent our morning touring Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum at the Kent Ridge Campus of the National University of Singapore.  Officially opened on 18 April 2015.

The Museum currently has more than 560,000 catalogued lots in its collection and over a million specimens from throughout the region and about 2000 of these are exhibited in the museum’s galleries.

Everyone had a wonderful time walking thru these history memory lanes and also busy taking photographs to showcase too…

We initially scheduled to leave around 12 noon for our lunch but was delayed till 2pm as there were more to cover but time was not at our side as we can heard our stomach crying for food liao.

Eateries around NUS were either not opened to public or too much R&R to follow so we finally landed in Alexandra Village for our lunch.

Many thanks to ChanKN for making this trip possible as he got discounted lobang for entrance tickets.  Till the next outing…

Cheers!
Dolly Lim

SHC Treasure Hunt – Saturday, 28 November 2020 – FINAL RESULT

Now, the results of the Treasure Hunt. In order of merit…

1st Place               WATERMELON – leads the race to finish in 1 hr 8 minutes

2nd Place              KIWI – just after 4 minutes to end it in 1 hr 12 minutes

3rd Place              AJIV – was slowed down on their 9th item but manage to finish 1 hr 21 minutes

4th Place              BANANA – last but not least though exhausted managed to clock 1 hr 41 minutes

Kudos to All TEAM MEMBERS for all the effort and positive thinking. We don’t think this race would have been possible without your true participation. You Guys n Gals deserve a treat!

Looking forward to more great adventures from SHC Members…

Sally Foo

SHC Treasure Hunt – Saturday, 28 November 2020

Our very first physical race on a lovely Saturday.  In total, we have 4 Teams of 4 participants each – namely, AJIV, WATERMELON, BANANA and KIWI – a combination of male and females.

This activity was created to encourage walking as a form of exercise cum teambuilding – as we see quite a number of energetic and enthusiastic members doing such walk on a regular basis.

Feeling energetic is a key to happiness and studies do show that you will feel much better not only about yourself but when you feel exhausted, overwhelmed and blue – a completed task DONE will probably gives you the sensation of relief.

Treasure Hunt is a game organized by Terence who prepares a list of 10 images taken at Marina Barrage.  Being a tracker myself, upon arrival on site, these images will be forwarded to the respective Team Leader to start their Hunting Race – the goal is to be the first team to complete the list.  Players take photographs of the listed items and post it back to me.  In return, I will take note of each treasure found and recorded the timing from my mobile and compile it to get the total time taken to complete their task.

Feedback from the Hunt Racers – fun with laughter and engaging as a team but sweaty and tiresome.  At the end of the race, some continued to enjoy the serenity of Marina Barrage with kite flying and thereafter a wholesome dinner – isn’t that what we call ??…

The HUNT has been set for 3 days and we still have up to Monday to complete the race and result will be announced on Tuesday noon, 01 December 2020.

Sally Foo

 

Treasure Hunt at Marina Barrage, 28, 29 or 30 Nov 2020

1. SHC Treasure Hunt is planned as a monthly event.  Its objectives are:

A. Encourage team building, in line with SHC objective of providing a platform for Sporeans over 45 to meet friends.

B. Encourage walking as a form of exercise.

2.  Details:
A. Open to SHC members only.
B. Participants in groups of 2 or 4.
C. Dates: Sat 28 Nov, Sun 29 Nov or Mon 30 Nov. Your choice of 3 days.
D. Time: 8am to 8 pm. Your choice.  You can start any time.
E. There are 10 items eg lamp post, POI, signs, plants, etc.

3. Procedure:
A. All items found must include a picture of at least 1 team member.
B. The 1st item must show all 2 or 4 members. The time received by the judge is your start time. 
C. The last 10th item is the ending time. Here, total time is calculated.  The last item must show 2 or 4 members of the team.
D. Every item is unique eg lamp post number.
E. Team leader, plse whatsapp 9489 4360 rsvp with number of people and text “Treasure Hunt 2 or 4”.

4.  Winner:
A. Shortest total time.
B. All 10 items must be photo’d and whatsapp to the judge, continuously item by item.
C. Results: Tue noon.
D. Prize: a of refreshing drink to be shared by team.
E. Judges will be announced soon. They will track the items and photos from home.
F. For clarification, come join Zoom morning breakfast 7.30 am or Lunch chat 1pm.

Terence Seah

Kallang River-Bishan-AMK Park

See below IMPORTANT Requirements posted on 25Aug2020

FACE MASK: Definition of “Mask” by MOH which came into effect
from Saturday 29Aug 2020 shall apply.

Before Covid19, free to join last minute. NOW Registration is required!

Kindly register before Saturday 10am. Appreciate all to comply. Thanks!

Date: Saturday, 12th Sep 2020

Time: 4.30pm sharp (Be punctual, please. Walk shall proceed on time,
no grace period)

Duration: approx 3 hrs/6km – easy terrain, scenic.

Meeting place : Potong Pasir MRT, NorthEast Line “NE10” Exit C
(outside the Exit, around Old Chang Kee, but do NOT cluster near
the shop front and NOT in groups of more than 4…. spread out)

EC: Azhari C & ChristinA

This is our 1st walk for 2020 :D :D :D

We chose this route to walk less within the Park!

Let’s stroll upstream along the river banks; see water ripples
swirling through natural rocks, waters that glisten in the sun;
provides an exceedingly soothing and therapeutic peace to the mind.

An initiative by PUB was launched in 2006 to transform our waterways into
beautiful streams with natural materials, waterscapes; creating spaces for
the community to enjoy and increase biodiversity.

Bishan-AMK park was one of the flagship projects under this transformation programme between PUB and NParks.

The park which is located in urban central Singapore was transformed from a concrete canal to having a natural “Kallang River” flowing into and
through the park, an immense project never done before.

The park now with lush greenery, grassy lawns, playgrounds, ponds, are all
ideal for family picnics and gatherings; fitness enthusiasts cycle or pant
along well-maintained tracks.

The walk leaving us tired and hungry will culminate for dinner at AMK Hub.

Note:
No or limited shelters, good to have your brollies with you.
Water to hydrate on a hot day.
Need energy, bring along a snack.
To breeze along, lighten your load.

Walk Team: Charles Wee, Veronica Wong, Mary Tan, Azhari Cuttilan,
Linda Chua and I, ChristinA Chan…. signing off!

This is an EC activity . You can bring your adult friends who are 45 and above.

Registration: First come, first in. Max: 15pax, walk in groups of 5!

Those coming, register ASAP!

Registered:

  1. AzhariC
  2. ChristinA
  3. Jenny Lim
  4. Pat Oei
  5. Linda Oei
  6. Bruce Lee
  7. Doris &
  8. Graham
  9. Evelyn Ong
  10. Kang
  11. LH Cheah
  12. Yoon Chin
  13. SusanT
  14. JamesT
  15. GingkoT
  16. DaisyP
  17. PeterG
  18. SK Yap &
  19. Ong CT
  20. HenryS
  21. IreneC
  22. JanisH

—- REGISTRATION CLOSED —-


IMPORTANT: DO NOTE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS!

MONTHLY WALKS 2020 UPDATE-2
Posted on August 25, 2020 by ChristinA Chan (Walking group leader)

THIS is NOT a registration post for a walk.
A separate post will be posted in due time as usual.

For reference, we have had ceased our monthly walks since the month
of July 2020 due to the spike of COVID-19.

All of us are aware, there could be still asymptomatics around.

Hence, at this stage, we are unable to comment if we will resume
our monthly walks on a regular basis.

However, I am keen to have a walk for the month of September 2020.

I would like to highlight SOME guidelines as follows:
(More might be added as & when necessary).

1) we shall ADHERE STRICTLY with the guidelines set by relevant
authorities ie., face mask, safe distancing are required, X numbers
allowed at any one time. If one comes with a face shield, you must
also wear a face mask.

It will be good if you would check your temperature before
setting out to our meeting place for said walk(s); should you do not
feel well, kindly stay home.

2) For now, the walk will be in groups of 5s; should not mingle with
another group during the entire walk.

3) Anyone who do not, will not follow required guidelines, kindly do
not attend our walks; else you will still be told to leave at once!

4) Should anyone be reprimanded / caught by representative of
authorized authority and/or penalties monetary or otherwise, this
person shall personally be responsible!

5) I and my walk team reserves the right to decision(s) make/formed
by us for our walks.

Positive feedbacks are welcomed :D

ps: Walkists, if possible drop me an email or WhatsApps with your
mobile contacts (my apology, I had misplaced participants’s contacts
esp the newer or once a blue moon :0)

Trust ALL remain healthy and exercise Wisdom!
Thanks!

The Walk Team and I, ChristinA signing off….

MONTHLY WALKS 2020 UPDATE-2

THIS is NOT a registration post for a walk.
A separate post will be posted in due time as usual.

For reference, we have had ceased our monthly walks since the month
of July 2020 due to the spike of COVID-19.

All of us are aware, there could be still asymptomatics around.

Hence, at this stage, we are unable to comment if we will resume
our monthly walks on a regular basis.

However, I am keen to have a walk for the month of September 2020.

I would like to highlight SOME guidelines as follows:
(More might be added as & when necessary).

1) we shall ADHERE STRICTLY with the guidelines set by relevant
authorities ie., face mask, safe distancing are required, X numbers
allowed at any one time. If one comes with a face shield, you must
also wear a face mask.

It will be good if you would check your temperature before
setting out to our meeting place for said walk(s); should you do not
feel well, kindly stay home.

2) For now, the walk will be in groups of 5s; should not mingle with
another group during the entire walk.

3) Anyone who do not, will not follow required guidelines, kindly do
not attend our walks; else you will still be told to leave at once!

4) Should anyone be reprimanded / caught by representative of
authorized authority and/or penalties monetary or otherwise, this
person shall personally be responsible!

5) I and my walk team reserves the right to decision(s) make/formed
by us for our walks.

Positive feedbacks are welcomed :D

ps: Walkists, if possible drop me an email or WhatsApps with your
mobile contacts (my apology, I had misplaced participants’s contacts
esp the newer or once a blue moon :0)

Trust ALL remain healthy and exercise Wisdom!
Thanks!

The Walk Team and I, ChristinA signing off….

Monthly walks

The recent spike has helped us to note that COVID-19 has the capacity to spread irregardless the person(s) shown symptoms of infection or not.

Therefore for the Public good, the team & I has decided to cease all monthly walks Indefinitely till news of COVID-19 show more positive direction that it is well under control.

We shall observe the government guidelines on group gathering, etc.

Individually, those who are well are encouraged to exercise, build up your immunity; get some sunshine by taking short walks perhaps around your neighborhood :D

The Walk Team and I,,,, Trust ALL remain healthy and exercise Wisdom!

Monthly Walks Schedule for year 2020

INFORMATION ONLY

                 HAPPY TWENTY TWENTY!
               May your eyes be not dim
                Nor your limbs be feeble
             For Better Health, Let's Walk

Walks continue to be on 2nd Saturday/month unless otherwise stated;
remains an EC event;
bring your adult friends.

Post for each walk will be approx 10 days, latest one(1) week prior
to scheduled date.

1st walk is scheduled shortly after CNY, good time to walk off some
accumulation to transform to healhty ENERGY {smile, smile}

Kick off 15th FEBRUARY (3RD SATURDAY)

SCHEDULE FOR THE YEAR: TWENTY TWENTY
unless otherwise informed at nearer date(s):

11-Jan No walk
15-Feb Yes; 3rd SAT
14-Mar Yes
11-Apr Yes
9-May Yes
13-Jun Yes
11-Jul Yes
8-Aug No walk
12-Sep Yes
10-Oct Yes
14-Nov Yes
12-Dec No walk

We look forward to have you walk with us thro’ a year
for health and fellowship.

from the Walk Team: Charles Wee, Veronica Wong, Mary Tan,
Azhari Cuttilan, Linda Chua and I, ChristinA Chan.

GONG XI FA CAI

Monthly walk – a place of Peace, Tranquility

Date: Saturday, 05th October 2019

Time: 09.30am sharp (Be punctual, please) ,,,,,,,,,,,,, WALK is ON!

Meeting place : Botanic Gdns MRT (CC19 / DT9) EXIT B.

Duration: approx 6.5 hrs (approx 7km – easy terrain)
We will break for a simple lunch at the food court within.

EC: ChristinA

*Plants produce approx ten times more oxygen during the day
through photosynthesis. {smile}

This 160-year-old garden is the only tropical garden to be honoured
as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
A star attraction for millions of visitors to our little Red Dot.

Lush greenery with themed gardens, like the Fragrant Garden, Foliage
Garden, with acres of flowering vegetation, vast landscapes, as there
is so much to see, let’s allot time to tour this attraction leisurely,,,

Things to bring:
Bring your brollies, mini fans to keep cool.
A bottle of water to hydrate.
Need energy, bring along a snack.
To breeze along, lighten your load.
**

Walk Team: Charles Wee, Veronica Wong, Mary Tan, Azhari Cuttilan,
Linda Chua and I, ChristinA Chan.


IMPORTANT:

November, last walk for 2019 — Saturday 23Nov (4th Saturday).

We monitor the PSI readings based on NEA one-hour PM2.5 concentration
readings which is a “good indicator of current air quality”.

https://www.haze.gov.sg

The walk will be cancelled
Should PSI reading be ABOVE 95 by 9pm on 04Oct
,
as there might be an increased risk of getting eye irritation,
sneezing or coughing, though the health impact of haze is largely
dependent on one’s health status.


Those coming, register ASAP!

Thank You!

WALKERS:

  1. ChristinA
  2. StellaS (TBC)
  3. GabriellaC
  4. SusanT
  5. JamesT
  6. JennyL
  7. PeterG
  8. Kang
  9. RonaldL (TBC)
    10.
    11.
    12.
    13.
    14.
    15.

Monthly walk: Kallang River-Bishan-AMK Park

Dear All,

Walk this afternoon: we will go ahead… see you, folks!

14Sep: checked Haze psi down to 82. Some asked us not to cancel the

walk {smile, smile}

We shall continue to monitor the psi. Only if it is Above 100, will cancel

the walk… kindly check updates or WhatsApps me.

————-

The Haze hots up … psi this morning is from 94 to 96!

Tomorrow by 12noon, if it hits 100!

September’s Walk will be cancelled.

Date: Saturday, 14th Sep 2019

Time: 4.15pm sharp (Be punctual, please)

Duration: approx 3 hrs / approx 6km – easy terrain

Meeting place : Potong Pasir MRT, NorthEast Line “NE10” Exit C (outside Old Chang Kee)

EC: Azhari C

Let’s stroll upstream along the river banks to our destination!
We had visited this park a couple of times some years back and had seen portions being boarded up for major refurbishments.

An initiative by PUB was launched in 2006 to transform our waterways into beautiful streams with natural materials, waterscapes; creating spaces for the community to enjoy and increase biodiversity.

Bishan-AMK park was one of the flagship projects under this transformation programme between PUB and NParks.

The park which is located in urban central Singapore was transformed from a concrete canal to having a natural “Kallang River” flowing into and through the park, an immense project never done before.

The park now with lush greenery, grassy lawns, playgrounds, ponds, are all ideal for family picnics and gatherings; fitness enthusiasts cycle or pant along well-maintained tracks, or sit by the banks to see water ripples swirling through natural rocks, exceedingly soothing and therapeutic.

The walk leaving us tired and hungry will culminate with dinner at Teck Ghee Court Food Cente.
From here are buses available to either Bishan or AMK MRT.

Note:
There are not many or few shelters, good to have your brollies.
Water to hydrate on a hot day.
Need energy, bring along a snack.
To breeze along, lighten your load.

Walk Team: Charles Wee, Veronica Wong, Mary Tan, Azhari Cuttilan, Linda Chua and ChristinA Chan.

Those coming, register ASAP!


IMPORTANT:
Following walks has been rescheduled (updated via blog dd 29Aug19) —
October** — Saturday, 05Oct (1st Saturday). Likely a morning walk, break for lunch and continue… total approx 6-7hours.

November, last walk for 2019 — Saturday 23Nov (4th Saturday).
Any concerns, you may contact me, ChristinA directly.


Thank You!

Participants:

  1. AzhariC
  2. ChristinA
  3. HenryS
  4. EvelynO
  5. Kang
  6. RonaldLee

Monthly walks Update: September to November 2019

Dear All,

Pleased be informed that due to unforseen circumstances, dates are rescheduled as follows:

September 14 (as scheduled, no change)

October 12 will be brought forward to Saturday 05th October. Likely a morning walk, break for lunch and continue… total approx 6-7hours.

November 09 will be changed to Saturday 23rd November (our last walk for 2019).

We apologize for above changes.

For those participating in this year’s special program:

If you are unable to come for the walks on the rescheduled dates for the month of October and November 2019; to fulfill the requirements, kindly attend 2020** scheduled walks, at least the 1st, 2nd and/or 3rd walk. For clarifications, kindly contact me directly.

YEAR 2020 – Scheduled dates will be posted in late December 2019 / early January 2020.

Look forward to your continuous support!

The Walk Team



Monthly Walk : A Rustic Park Experience

Date: Saturday, 8 June 2019

Time: 4.15pm sharp

Meeting Place : Use Exit C from Punggol Mrt Station to Punggol Bus Interchange (Berth 5 Bus Service 84)

Duration: approx 2.5hrs

ECs: Veronica Wong & Mary Tan

Discover the rustic charms of Coney Island or Pulau Serangoon, home to a wide variety of habitats, including coastal forests, grasslands, mangroves, and casuarina woodlands. In keeping with the ideal of environmental sustainability, the signs, seats and even the boardwalk on the island are made from Casuarina timber from uprooted trees. Coney Island Park still feels like a world away from urbanity.

We will walk along the Promenades paved areas to enjoy the views of passing ships and Johor’s shoreline. Take photo at the famous Coney Island gate. Stroll along the earth paths, exploring the forest and mangrove habitats. Opportunities to observe and try spotting wildlife or listen to the chirping of birds. If you encounter any animals, keep a safe distance from them, do avoid approaching them. Do not feed the monkeys, or hold any plastic bag and water bottle when visiting the park. We move on to the beach areas which provide a nice seaside break after sweating out on walking.

Walk will end back at the Western Entrance. For those who wish to have dinner, there are eateries at the nearby Punggol Settlement.

Tips to prepare for a safe and enjoyable walk ………………..
Dress comfortably, advisable to wear long pants and covered walking shoes; bring drinking water to stay hydrated; wear a hat, put on sunglasses and apply sunscreen to shield yourself from the sun; apply insect repellent if you are prone to insect bites; bring umbrella or raincoat.

Walk Team: ChristinA Chan, Charles Wee, Veronica Wong, Mary Tan, Azhari Cuttilan and Linda Chua

Come, join us and enjoy the experience. Those coming, register soonest!

  1. Andrew Koh
  2. Stella Sheng
  3. Ong Chew Teck
  4. Yap Siew King
  5. Doris Tan
  6. Graham Smith
  7. Gingko Tay
  8. Peter Goh
  9. Yoong Chin
  10. Dolly Lim
  11. Caroline Gee
  12. Ron Teo
  13. Bernie Chung
  14. Lilian Kwan
  15. Jenny Lim
  16. SK Chua
  17. Henry See
  18. Ronald Lee
  19. Alex Chan
  20. Catherine Lim
  21. Susan Tan
  22. James Tan
  23. Grace Kang
  24. Shawn Soh

Monthly walk: Two Parks “take 2 with 1 stone” Walk

Date: Saturday, 11th May 2019
Time: 4.15pm sharp
Duration: approx 2.5 hrs
Meeting place : Bukit Panjang MRT, Downtown Line “DT1” passenger service centre.
EC: Linda

Zhenghua Park is a linear nature park bounded by Bukit Timah Expressway (BKE), BKE Slip Road to Kranji Expressway (KJE).
The park was built between the PUB pipeline reserve and BKE near the Bukit Panjang housing estate.

Take a walk in the shade of the beautiful trees, you may see many different birds.
We will also walk the 3.8 hectare extension that includes a sand-based children’s playground, an open green and amenities for visitors.

Our stroll will end at tentatively, Pending LRT.

Walk Team: Charles Wee, Veronica Wong, Mary Tan, Azhari
Cuttilan, Linda Chua and ChristinA Chan.

Those coming, register soonest!

  1. LindaC
  2. AndrewK
  3. StellaS
  4. DollyL
  5. CarlyG
  6. GingkoT
  7. DorisT
  8. GrahamS
  9. KentC
  10. JennyL
  11. RonaldLee
  12. PeterG
  13. DaisyP
  14. Yap SK
  15. Ong CT
  16. HenryS
  17. RonaldLam
  18. PhyllisT
  19. YoongChin
  20. LilianK
  21. JanisH
  22. MonicaT
  23. VictorC
  24. BruceL
  25. GraceK
  26. PaulineK

WWII trails, Pt 1 & 2

Date: Saturday, 13th April 2019

Time: 09.30AM SHARP!!     

Do plan to be on time, if not earlier . Strictly NO waiting for latecomer! :D

Duration: approx 3 to 4hrs (there’s no turning back)

Meeting place (**) : Seah Im Food Centre.
Nearest MRT – HarbourFront, NE1 / CC29; Exit B.

SeahIm FC: One end are Malay stalls; the other end are Chinese.
Use the toilet facilities (located nearer the Malay stalls) as the next two(2) hours might not have this facility.

WE MEET: In the mid section; are rows of tables & chairs, nearby a CharKwayTeow stall; past these rows facing the main road is a “Coffee Queen” stall.


EC: ChristinA

This is not a walk in the park ….. this is an Adventure you may not want
to miss!

Let’s get closer to nature.. C’mon on, strap on a good pair of hiking shoes!

We will trek through some overgrowth, hike Uphill, to visit site(s) that once
even had disappeared from the maps of Singapore for more than 60years;
was rediscovered, yet hidden.

Note:
1st leg of this walk — depends much on the weather.
Should there be heavy rain on Friday, we might need to “change” route
as it might be too slippery to hike uphill & down.

IF above happens then will walk only the 2nd leg…. m still thinking :)

To avoid confusion, meeting place (**) shall remain unchanged.
IF you are not sure of the location of the meeting place, ASK early.

Strongly recommend:

  1. wear long pants, covered shoes with ankle socks unless you wish to
    get bites.
  2. Hiking poles — it helps as there ain’t railings or anything to hold
  3. Brollies, caps and bottle of water to stay hydrated.

As we might end at 2pm, I will provide a small snack.

Walk Team: Charles Wee, Veronica Wong, Mary Tan, Azhari
Cuttilan, Linda Chua and ChristinA Chan…. signing off!

Kindly put your name down soonest! Thank you!

  1. ChristinA
  2. LydiaP
  3. IreneP
  4. SusanT
  5. AndrewK
  6. StellaS
  7. PeterG
  8. JennyL
  9. DollyL
  10. Lilian K
  11. BruceL
  12. SusanCHT
  13. RonaldL
  14. DorisT
  15. GrahamS
  16. GingoT
  17. Jimmy Tsin
  18. Mike Tay
  19. Catherine Yeo
  20. Henry See
  21. Phyllis Tan
  22. Evelyn Ong
  23. Yap Sew King

Monthly Walks for 2019

                           HAPPY NEW YEAR,,,!
                     Walk Your Way To Better Health

INFORMATION ONLY

Walks continue to be on 2nd Saturday/month; remains an EC event, bring your adult friends.

This year, our walk team members are rather busy, unlike previous years we might cancel even scheduled walk(s) with a Post to update members prior to the walk date.

We will Post each walk 10 days, latest one(1) week prior to scheduled date.

1st walk is scheduled on 09 March.

12 Jan — No walk
09 Feb — CNY, time for family and friends.

Scheduled dates for 2019 —
09 Mar
13 Apr
11 May
08 Jun
13 Jul
10 Aug — No walk
14 Sep
12 Oct — TBC
09 Nov
14 Dec — No walk

Stay healthy, see you in Every of our walks!

from the Walk Team:
Charles Wee, Veronica Wong, Mary Tan, Azhari Cuttilan and I, ChristinA Chan.