Moments from the Sunday Assembly gathering at the Beacon

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Picnic at East Coast Amber Beacon!

Hi all, we will be holding our next Sunday Assembly meetup at the beach on a weekend! The venue: A forgotten place steeped in history called the Amber Beacon, at East Coast Park.

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  • When: 1030AM to noon on October 26, Sunday morning
  • Venue: Amber beacon at East Coast Park
  • Organiser: Alvin
  • To RSVP: Click ‘going’ on our Facebook event or email us at sundayassemblysingapore[at]gmail.com

We will have a picnic while enjoying the sea breeze. You can bring any food you like. Also, if you have, musical instruments like guitar (if you have), chairs, mats and caps. There is plenty of shade and space around as well.

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The iconic landmark is unmanned beacon for passing ships on the Straits of Singapore. Back in the 1990s, it was a popular dating spot for many couples. Recently, it was also featured in a recent local film “That Girl in Pinafore” where a couple played guitar on the tower.

There are urban legends surrounding it as well, but it should not be a concern to those who do not believe in the supernatural 😉

HOW TO GET THERE:

DRIVING

  • Park at Carpark C1 in East Coast
  • Walk south along the path to the beach, then turn LEFT and walk until you see the amber tower.

You can refer to this map:

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PUBLIC TRANSPORT:

By bus:

  • Take any of these buses (15, 31, 36, 43, 48, 76, 135, 196, 197, 966) to Parkway Parade Mall.
  • From the mall, walk to the underpass to East Coast Park which is located near Fairprice finest
  • Once you cross the underpass, continue walking straight along the path until you hit the beach
  • When you reach turn RIGHT and walk until you see the yellow tower

By MRT:

  • Take the train to Paya Lebar MRT, and then take bus 48, 76, 135 to Parkway Parade Mall.
  • From the mall, walk to the underpass to East Coast Park which is located near Fairprice finest
  • Once you cross the underpass, continue walking straight along the path until you hit the beach
  • When you reach turn RIGHT and walk until you see the yellow tower.

How to walk to the tower from Parkway Parade:

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Robert Adair’s visit to Singapore

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Robert Adair and his wife Jessica in Singapore on Sept 3, 2014. Robert is from the The Sunday Assembly chapter in Edinburgh. He met with some members from the Humanist Society (Singapore) at The Public House, discussing issues of common interest and learning more about how our respective organisations work.

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First Sunday Assembly gathering in Singapore

Sunday Assembly Singapore launch photo

The Sunday Assembly Singapore held its first gathering at The Public House, a local bar in Singapore, on Sept 28, 2014. About 20 people turned up for the first gathering. New friendships were made and participants discussed several issues such as the role of ritual in modern day communities, popular songs in Singapore, and plans for the future which could include sharing sessions and book reading.

We look forward to more gatherings in the future!

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