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Bountiful Pickings for the Festive Season, All on Tours of Singapore!




With the period of festivities nearly upon us, what better way to shop for New Year goods than to join a local tour that brings you to the cheapest and the best places? And if you are entertaining visitors from abroad, or are thinking of a way to occupy your children, educational tours are a great and cost-conscious way for you to show them the interesting side of our island.

For the month of January, the Club has organised no less than four educational tours to several must-go spots around the country.

Tour 1 - Tour of Woodlands and Lim Chu Kang – 7 Jan 03

It’s nice to get away from the hustle and bustle of the everyday crowd once in a while. On 7 January, sign up with your family to join a scenic tour of Woodlands and Lim Chu Kang, where your children can experience first hand the rustic values of farm life.

In the morning, visit a Tempeh factory, one of the few left that still produces fermented beans, and a Biscuit factory, which churns out goodies like fragrant durian biscuits and many other local favourites. A short trip to a Herbal Jelly factory is next, where you can see first-hand the different stages of jelly processing. Plus, you can buy some really fresh products from all three places if you take a fancy.

After lunch, it’s time to explore some of the few farms left in Singapore. Enjoy a visit to a Hi-Tech Vegetable farm, and see how a wide variety of herbs, spices and other greens are grown the modern way. Sample the vegetables and other products for yourself and receive a free goody bag of greens with the entry fee. You and your family will really enjoy harvesting vegetables you wish to purchase! Afterwards, it’s time to visit a Chick farm to see how different types of chickens are grown. Besides the opportunity to buy some really cheap, fresh eggs, your children will enjoy the contact with cute fluffy chicks!

Date


Tuesday, 7 Jan 03

Time


9.00am to 5.00pm

Assembly Point


Lobby, Tessensohn Clubhouse

Charges*


Member/Member’s Child** $12 Guest/Guest’s Child** $17

Group Size


30 persons (min)/40 persons (max)

Closing Date


17 Dec 02

* exclude lunch

** child above 3 but below 12 years old as at date of event



Tour 2 -Tour of Western Singapore – 17 Jan 03

If you are a smart shopper, or are looking for special gifts that are good value for money, this trip must be for you!

On 17 January, seize the opportunity to visit some really interesting spots in the West. In the morning, we will take a trip down to Orchidville, the place for all varieties of potted plants that will look perfect in homes and offices. Here, a horticulture expert will demonstrate how to care for your plants and keep them in healthy bloom. Chocolate lovers will love what’s up next. A full tour of the entire production line of a Chocolate factory supplying upmarket hotels and airlines. Sample the products to your heart’s content, and buy some for family and friends.

To keep your taste buds rolling, visit a Bird’s Nest factory next to gain first hand knowledge of how this delicious product is collected and processed. You can also learn how to differentiate the genuine thing from imitation products. Take the opportunity to purchase a great-value gift hamper that makes the perfect present for relatives and business associates. To round off a productive day, take a ride to the oldest Pottery in Singapore which still boasts of a real Dragon Kiln. See how pottery is fired the old fashioned way and hunt for new tableware to grace your dining room this coming festive season.

Date


Friday, 17 Jan 03

Time


9.00am to 5.00pm

Assembly Point


Lobby, Tessensohn Clubhouse

Charges*


Member/Member’s Child** $14 Guest/Guest’s Child** $19

Group Size


30 persons (min)/40 persons (max)

Closing Date


3 Jan 03

* exclude lunch

** child above 3 but below 12 years old as at date of event



Tour 3 -Tour of Northwestern Singapore – 21 Jan 03

With the Chinese New Year coming up, it’s time to stock up on ingredients and foods that will keep for a little while longer. This educational tour will bring you to some of the best places in Singapore to buy food straight off the production line, and at great prices.

After leaving the Clubhouse, visit a Groundnut factory to see how various groundnut products are processed. Freshly packed products can be bought for home. Your next destination is a place which produces great-tasting meat. You will enjoy visiting a BBQ meat processing factory, where all kinds of products from fish floss to sliced meat are produced and put on show. Delicious fresh-grilled meat is available at an amazing price.

Next up is a Frozen Food factory that manufactures meals like Chicken Teriyaki for hotels and homes. Take the chance to sample instant meals that come in useful when you have no time to cook. Finally, take a trip to a confectionery factory where trays after wonderful trays of golden pastries are prepared. With the low prices on show, stock up on freshly baked and packed pineapple tarts and other goodies for the coming festive season.

Date


Tuesday, 21 Jan 03

Time


9.00am to 5.00pm

Assembly Point


Lobby, Tessensohn Clubhouse

Charges*


Member $14/Member’s Child** $12

Guest $18/Guest’s Child** $15

Group Size


30 persons (min)/40 persons (max)

Closing Date


3 Jan 03

* exclude lunch

** child above 3 but below 12 years old as at date of event

Tour 4 - Night Tour of Singapore – 25 and 26 Jan 03

With the Chinese New Year just days away, it’s time for a final round of the shops to get everything else you need, and what better way to do so than to join a guided tour with fellow members that brings you to the best places? Departing from the Clubhouse at night, first stroll down Chinatown, where street stalls selling Chinese New Year items await your pleasure. Enjoy your walk around – there is so much to see and buy!

Next, pay a visit to factories that operate by night in Singapore. Follow your nose and your tastebuds as you visit plants making popular foods like carrot cake, yew char kuey, fish balls, noodles and more. These are great places to buy food hot straight off the stove.

The famous Jurong Fishery Port is next on the agenda. Here, you can catch the amazing sight of live and jumping fish and seafood being unloaded from boats. See how dealers and fishmongers bargain over the latest catch, and take the opportunity yourself to select and buy the freshest seafood in Singapore. To round off an interesting night out, visit Pasir Panjang vegetable wholesale market, where you can pick up the freshest leafy greens at prices not available elsewhere.

With these four astonishing educational tours lined up, members will get to see a rare side of Singapore and pick up amazing bargains at the same time. As places are limited, sign up today to avoid disappointment.