Sunday, May 25, 2008

S$1 Lunch and a Fun Contest ! - Weekend Snapshot #25


With rising food prices everywhere, where can you get a S$1 (US$0.74) Lunch and a fun contest thrown in?

Lunch buffet for S$1

Katong Community Centre organises a monthly lunch for its residents on the last Sunday. Residents pay a nominal S$1. And there is an interesting activity as well. Last month was Paper Flower Making for Mother's Day. This month, we have a Rice Dumpling Wrapping demonstration and contest. Next month, it will be Sushi Making. :)

Rice Dumpling demonstration

Katong Community Centre organises many activities so that its residents get to interact with one another. My husband is a member of the management communittee. Next month, Katong Community Centre will hold an Open House on 15th June which is also Father's Day.

Contestants wrapping their rice dumplings

In conjunction with its Open House, it is holding a Family Carnival and Healthy Lifestyle Day, showcasing its courses and activities. There are talks by medical and eyecare professionals, game stalls, Nonya food stall and entertainment. Free entrance. All are welcome. :)

eastcoastlife joining in the fun.....







73 comments:

  1. $1 sing? Gawdness! That's a great price lah and to think there is contest too! hehe
    Thanks for stopping by;)

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  2. Great community get together..... with so many activities.

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  3. so wanna eat rice dumpings rite now... *Drools*

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  4. sweet jasmine,
    Lots of activities for the residents of my constituency... :)

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  5. Hi eugene,
    Rice dumpling festival is just round the corner. But don't eat too much... you could fall sick. :)

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  6. Wow, you are so adept at wrapping lotus leave rice!!! Almost as good as lormaikai... almost...

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  7. LB,
    Yep... I can make lormaikai too. You can try my lormaikai when you come to Singapore. hehe..... and the Geylang kai.

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  8. ecl,
    I want your ba chang. No need $1 hor? hehe

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  9. Sure do wish I could get there! That looks like loads of fun.

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  10. $1? I thought that amount of money is already part of the history. I want rice dumpling....

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  11. What a great time, great community, and very cheap too! hahaha

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  12. Very interesting and yummy way to spend the weekend. I love such get togethers.

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  13. Woman, Katong CC is the one at Fort Road?
    I'm reminded by your photo that it's almost time to stuff my face with bak-zhangs!!! :P

    p/s: Go to Expo in the afternoon this Mon or Tue, shouldn't be that crowded I think. But then, it's the school holidays now. Go go! Lots of stuffs!!

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  14. it's sure a lot of interesting activities in your GRC!!

    $1 is dirt cheap..so did you fill yourself (stomach, that is) to the brink?

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  15. Kok,
    Come to Singapore and try my ba zhang. Free for you . :)

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  16. Believe it or not! More of this around the globe can be nice.

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  17. Doreen,
    Yes... where to get $1 meals?

    I wish I could courier some ba zhangs to you.

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  18. napaboaniya,
    Yes, Katong CC is the one at Fort Road. See you on 15th June. :)

    Going to Food Expo and grab bargains!!! Thanks.

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  19. leonard,
    Yes, there are lots of activities organised by grassroot members, who are volunteers, in my GRC. My hubby is one of the active members. :)

    No, we didn't eat the food. My family had gone for a hearty breakfast that morning and we just dropped in to see the rice dumpling wrapping contest.

    The food's for the residents and only when they have eaten, then the volunteers will eat. And not all the volunteers will eat the food. Usually they would eat lunch at their own homes or go for lunch after the event.

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  20. abang zubli,
    I agree with you. We should have more of such activities.

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  21. yummy!! wah ECL also can make bak zhang... homemade ones are the best, hor? ;-)

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  22. Sounds fun. I got mixed up. Katong CC is the CC near where ah? Tanjong Rhu?

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  23. Wow..!! awesome..!! $1..!! i really should have learned how to wrap and make bak chang .. :(
    now regret..! big time..!

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  24. is there anything u cannot do? :) shake head sigh..soon ecl will mean everything can liao

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  25. I bet they all have filled stomachs while having fun in the activities.

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  26. looks like fun hahah!

    here's mine: http://www.mindbubbles.com/2008/05/weekend-snapshot-1.html

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  27. it all looks so fun, and just for a dollar? wow!!

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  28. that looks they were having fun! nice place to stay... Hope to visit singapore one day!!!

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  29. The whole event looks like great fun! and the price is even better :)

    Well, since our home used to be a summer home, the former owners left many things behind because they had no room for them...including beds!! which we used for one week (but with new sheets, lol) until hour moving truck came with our belongings...
    Happy Monday!

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  30. now that's an activity worth more than a dollar! lucky you to be having activities like that! :)

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  31. where is this? i can imagine the long queue.

    thanks for the visit! :)

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  32. I miss home food so much, $1SGD is really hard to find without a community.

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  33. It does sound like fun ECL! The sushi making contest sure sounds interesting, I dunno how to make sushi though he he. I heard it's pretty easy but never tried before.

    Wah so cute to see ECL in her glasses! ;)

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  34. my rainbow angel,
    Home-made snacks taste better than bought ones because they are made with lots of love. :)

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  35. tigerfish,
    Yes, Katong CC is near Tanjong Rhu. It's Fort Road.

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  36. mama bok,
    You should have learnt most of our local dishes, then open a restaurant to sell them. Still not too late to learn now. :)

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  37. bengbeng,
    I haven't learnt to fly a plane, drive a ship, parachute, cut up a body.... but I believe I can do it if given the opportunity to learn.

    It's not impossible for me when I put my heart to it. hehe....

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  38. mar,
    ahhhh.... I guess as much. :)

    I don't mind the old furniture but not the beds. I don't want to sleep on someone's bed in my own home! hehe....

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  39. maiylah,
    Yes, the activity is worth more than a dollar!

    The contestants get to bring their rice dumplings back. A bunch of the dumplings!

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  40. Wow, looks like a fun-filled event. It's a great community building activity.

    Here's my WS.

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  41. ipanema,
    This is at our community club centre. The event was a monthly activity for the residents to get together.

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  42. mariuca,
    Sushi is easy to make and costs less compared to those bought from the restaurants. There are ready ingredients and sauces in some supermarkets. You should learn how to make it and surprise your sayang! :)

    ECL old already, need progressive lens. :)

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  43. ecl,
    Thank you! Yahhoooo! Got free bak zhang!:D I hope I can go visit you after I've secured myself with a job. Travel before work...:)

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  44. kok,
    Can come for the weekend mah! You want to stay 2 weeks or one month ah? hehehe....

    You good room-mate Chris is also waiting for you to come leh.

    jia you on your new job!

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  45. ecl,
    Have to plan properly mah. Later hor, waste $ leh. kekeke! Maybe stay for 1 year. Ecl will give me eat and give me stay hor? hahahaha!

    Oh, Chris. Yea, but then, he's sort of working now. Might be busy.

    Thanks!:)

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  46. OOH cool that's a decent price for lunch. and looks fun to boot.

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  47. wow, a dollar for lunch..that is unbelievable!! that rice dumpling contest sure looks like fun :D

    mine's up too..http://scroochchronicles.blogspot.com/2008/05/weekend-snapshot-frustrated-sagala.html

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  48. The Katong CC deserves many praises for the ingenious idea of organising monthly lunch for its residents at a nominal price, and to conduct other interesting activities with the lunch. I am sure that such ideas will attract many residents to participate at the Katong CC, and foster stronger neighbourly ties.

    Talking about participating in a Community Centre, it has been a long while since I have participated in any activity of a CC.

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  49. This sure is a fun activity and socially relevant. :)

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  50. Lunch for less than a dollar + some fun... it's unbelievable... I would like to join:)

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  51. Wow very cheap singing price. Happy WS!

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  52. What a great activities. Sure look like everyone were having fun. And I see you are participating too!

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  53. I wish I can fly there and join in the fun. Those are nice and fun activities, wish we can have those kinds here too.

    http://hipncoolmomma.com/?p=1789

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  54. What a wonderful idea and it looks like they get quite a good turn out!! Bet it was a lot of fun!

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  55. Wow a bargain in any place and what FUN too Did you get to try it all?

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  56. Wow this looks really fun but s$1 makes it totally awesome! Looks like the community you live in totally rocks! I love the s$lunch part especially!

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  57. looks pretty fun. was it community based? Did you win any contests?

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  58. Interesting concept while the price of food is going up. Wow!

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  59. Kok,
    Huh!? holiday here and stay for a year.
    *ECL silent*

    The Teochews will say : Tee ah, agak agak jiu hor ah.

    hehe.....
    (means one has to know one's limitation)

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  60. oceanskies,
    Every CC organises activities and courses for its residents. In recent years, some of the courses are seen as hip, interesting, fun and keeps up to date with the market trends. Some of the activities are heavily subsidised.

    If I had the time, I would like to participate in the events and take up more courses at the CC.

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  61. marcia,
    Yes, I did try my hand at wrapping the tiny rice dumplings. :)

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  62. nabeel,
    Yes, it's a community based event, subsidised by the Community Centre. We have lots of activities, events and courses for its residents throughout the year.

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  63. that's great and interesting activities in your area.

    you have also nice and friendly neighbourhood

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