Our Visit to River Safari 23 May 2019
Together with our residents and volunteers, we visited River Safari a river-themed zoo and aquarium. It is the first of its kind in Asia and features freshwater attractions and river boat rides. We discovered how deep Africa's Congo River runs, and the religious significance of the Ganges in India.
Our residents had the opportunity to get up close with the river giants and emerge into the Giant Panda Forest to meet the precious gifts from China, giant pandas Kai Kai and Jia Jia.
It is definitely an interesting experience for both our elderly and volunteers. There's certainly no shortage of fun and discovery at the Singapore River Safari!
Celebrate the Year of the Pig
22 January 2019
Chinese New Year is yet again just around the corner, with the help of our volunteers, we brought our residents down to the bazaar in Chinatown for a stroll to feast on the traditional Chinese New Year snacks, cookies, preserved fruits, and more!
The elderly enjoyed the brilliant decorations, festive eats and shopping in celebrating the Year of the Pig.
Our CEO, Ms Cheng Siok Khoong, receiving the award on behalf of the home from Dr Ang Hak Seng, Commissioner of Charities. (Photo Credit : Charity Council)
Bright Hill Evergreen Home Won Charity Transparency Awards 2018 29 November 2018
We are proud to share that Bright Hill Evergreen Home has won the Charity Transparency Award 2018 under the Medium Charities Category on 29 November 2019.
The annual Charity Transparency Awards (CTA) was introduced in 2016 by the Charity Council to encourage charities to adopt the nine key dimensions for disclosure covering areas such as board and executive management, financial management and controls, conduct of fund raising activities and disclosure. The award aims at promoting good governance and transparency in the charity sector and to give recognition to charities for their disclosure efforts.
Transparent disclosure will allow public and donors to have a better insight on the works of the charities, gain trusts and aid to make informed giving decisions.
Our home is grateful for the support given by our volunteers, donors and public and will continue to ride on our journey of improvement and strive for greater governance excellency.
A Trip to the National Museum
21 November 2018
The National Museum of Singapore tells the intriguing story of everyday life through the different eras in Singapore's history. We discovered how modern and progressive people were in colonial times.
During our tour, our elderly saw various historical figures and people from different communities in the past and explore how they used to live and learn about the history and culture of Singapore.
It was a fun and rewarding learning journey for both our elderly and volunteers.
A Memorable Outing to National Orchid Garden 01 June 2018
It was a memorable outing to National Orchid Garden for our residents. Some have never seen so many orchid varieties! To many of our residents, it is their first time there.
They are really amazed, to get up close to many species of orchid and to discover the diversity of this species of flower. The most important thing is to escape away from the concrete city into a land of colour and peace.
On the way back to the Tanglin Gate. We spotted the iconic Tembusu tree, the tree that is depicted at the back of Singapore's $5 notes. It is estimated to be about 170 years old.
We have to say goodbye to this wonderful place. We will surely have another visit next time.
Visiting the Festive Street Bazaar
9 February 2018
Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival is the most important traditional Chinese celebrations. It is not complete without a trip to Chinatown.
In celebrating the Year of the Dog, we brought our residents down to the decorated streets in Chinatown for a stroll to feast on the traditional Chinese New Year snacks, cookies, preserved fruits, and more!
Our residents enjoyed the brilliant decorations, festive eats and shopping.
Night Out to Merlion Park and Marina Bay
7 November 2017
A big thank you to our generous donor who had sponsored the trip to the Merlion Park and Esplanade. These are the two most easily recognizable landmarks in Singapore and also stand across each other, on the opposite sides of the rivers.
From the Merlion Park, we took our residents to the Esplanade, the Durian-shaped buildings across the river. Walk farther, our residents had their dinner at Makansutra Gluttons’ Bay. It is a food centre offering a good selection of Indian, Chinese and Southeast Asian food.
After our dinner, we had a relaxing stroll across the Helix Bridge, linking to Marina Centre Event Plaza where we watched the 15-minute light and water show which immersed in a beautiful symphony of music, water and light that's powered by advanced lasers, fountain jets and visual projectors.
It is definitely an enjoyable outing for both our elderly and volunteers.
A day out to Singapore Discovery Centre
17 October 2017
Singapore Discovery Centre is a place for everyone, where they can See, Hear, Touch and Discover the milestones and achievements of Singapore through our hi-tech and interactive exhibits.
Our residents were dazzled by the technology, large format 3D/2D shows, robotics and the entertaining displays. It is an experience for our elderly and volunteers to enjoy, relive and explore the Singapore Story with insights into the nation's challenges, dreams and aspirations.
Frost The Trail 2017 19 August 2017
A Big Thank You to Frost & Sullivan, donors and partners for adopting Bright Hill Evergreen Home as one of the beneficiaries for Frost The Trail 2017.
Your generosity over the years, by your annual participation and contribution, make a huge difference to the life of our residents. Seeing their smiles bring cheers to many hearts!
Reliving the Memories of Haw Par Villa
22 June 2017
Haw Par Villa, better known as Tiger Balm Garden to the older generation and to our residents who had the memory of remembering her maiden name, is located in the western part of Singapore.
When we walked uphill through the grand entrance of Haw Par Villa, we were entering a realm of mystical wonders and discoveries. During our 2.5-hour tour, we had walked through the mythological park to marvel at the truly unique dioramas and sculptures of sumo wrestlers, topless mermaids, and a human-crab mutant.
Among the 1,000 displays, our residents and volunteers shared tales of the Chinese folklore and mythology in the park. It was an enjoyable trip for both our elderly and volunteers.