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May 24, 2015

50plus Expo 2015 - Singapore Jubilee Edition

The main stage of the 50plus Expo 2015 (Singapore  Jubilee Edition)

The 50plus Expo was a long-awaited annual event to embark on an active ageing journey for Singaporeans and non-Singaporean visitors.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the 50plus Expo 2015 (Singapore Jubilee Edition) was postponed.  It was originally scheduled to hold from 27 March to 29 March, 2015 at Suntec Singapore.

The event was changed to 15 May to 17 May, 2015 at the same venue as a mark of respect to the late founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew who passed away on 23 March, 2015.  The 7-day public mourning period and the state funeral on 29 March, 2015.

The 50plus Expo 2015 is hosted by Council for Third Age (C3A), supported by Ministry of Health Singapore, organised by Pico in celebration of SG50.

 On the journey of L.I.F.E. at the Live, Inspire, Fulfil and Enjoy zones.

At the LIVE zone - the stage area - jazz up your active ageing journey by celebrating and embracing all your life's achievement.  Get up close and personal with local celebrities in daily special appearances and join them in the high-energy Singapore Cheers!

At the INSPIRE zone, discover how you can be a source of empowerment and relish in everything that you do.  Realise your fullest potential through activities including volunteerism, Vlog making and resistance band training.

At the ENJOY zone, the best prescription for a happy active senior is an active mind, a healthy body and a learning spirit.  Check out the Learning Avenue for a wealth of knowledge and inspiration.  Take a putt at the mini golf station and try your hand at food art and vertical gardening for a day of laugh and enjoyment with your family.

At the FULFIL zone, seek out your passions and fulfil your dreams.  Pick up new interests like ukulele, palm leaf weaving, calligraphy and batik painting to embark on an exciting and interesting active ageing journey.  Learn how to live well with superfoods, herbs and spices workshops and easy cooking demonstration.

At the "beach" to enjoy the sun, sea and sand .....
The smiling "Cheer Singapore Team" volunteers pose for a group photo
To learn more about CPF and MediSave Plus
Keep Fit Corner to exercise
Thimbuktu with Eleanor Yap, Director/Editor of Ageless Online
The 2 lady "Cheer Singapore" leaders lead the team for rehearsal

Official Launch of 50plus Expo 2015 (Singapore Jubilee Edition)

Guest-of-Honour:  Dr Amy Khor
Senior Minister of State for Health and Manpower

Speech by Dr Amy Khor


Mdm Chua Foo Yong, Chairman, Council for Third Age, sang a meaningful and inspirational Mandarin song "Seagull" [海鸥] to invite everyone to sing together.

FORUM TALKS - "Reviving Memories of Singapore through Blogging" by James Seah


This video clip on YouTube with courtesy of Lina Catcat, a fellow blogger who posted a related blog  "Enjoy Your Life With C3A"  for an interesting reading pleasure.

I would like to thank my nostalgia friend, Ms Sim Hui Hwang comments on this blog:

[Thanks, James! Your talk was peppered with humorous anecdotes. Informative and encouraging. I hope it will inspire more senior citizens and retirees to start their own digital  stories and keep them connected with their friends n the younger generation.]


Blogger Unknown said...

Dear Thimbuktu,

We've recently come across your wonderful blog ''Blog to Express". Seeing all the awesome photos you have featured on your blog, we are wondering if yourself, your family members or anyone you have come across or met during your research, would be interested to be featured in our short film.

Our production house is currently working on a Royston Tan (director of "881") short film called "50 1st Kisses", under the SG Heart Map Project (

"50 1st Kisses" is a short film featuring 50 pairs / couples at 50 different locations all around Singapore, sharing their intimate stories of their life with a loved one at a Singapore location where they have shared beautiful memories of. The location is selected based on an old photograph of the pair. This short film will be screened in a few major events (TBA) this year, in conjunction with the SG50 celebrations.

We have completed phase 1 of the video. Do have a look at it.

We are now starting on the 2nd phase of the short film, featuring another 25 pairs of people.

Pairs / Couples we are looking for:
• Singaporeans or PR
• Any race
• Any relationship. eg Spouses, siblings, Parent & child, best friends etc

Photos will be selected based on:
• Clarity (People & landmarks have to be clear in the photo)
• Age of photo (we want to see a huge difference from the photo & the present time, so the older the better).

We look forward for a reply and hope to hear from you soon. If you wish to have more details, feel free to call Sherilyn Lee at 9018 5287 or Nick Teo at 9455 4862. Cheers.

IDP Media //
No. 82 Lorong 23 Geylang, Atrix #06-14 Singapore 388409

June 16, 2015 at 4:58 PM  
Blogger haila said...

Dear Thimbuktu,

I have read your blog about the Festival of Hari Raya and I find it very interesting. I am in the teaching service. I would like to contact you via email with regards to your blog. Therefore, may I have your email address?

Thank you.


June 30, 2015 at 3:15 PM  

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