We work closely with various agencies that provide clients with educational and vocational training. Through our regular Y Visits, Y Outings and Y Camp Challenges, staff and volunteers plan fun and engaging events that also allow our beneficiaries to apply what they learn in their schools and centers. To enable volunteers to serve more effectively, Orientation Visits and Volunteers’ Training are provided continually, by both the YMCA and partnering VWOs. These sessions help volunteers to better understand the behavior and thought patterns of our beneficiaries and how best to engage them in all our activities. Social and life skills are imparted through a variety of activities and progressively, we see our beneficiaries becoming more confident, more expressive and more independent. Money handling, communications, commuting by public transport, personal hygiene and etiquette are some of the skills taught throughout our programmes and beneficiaries are encouraged to apply them in varying circumstances.
BikeYex Taiwan April 2012 Briefing Notes
Mission StatementYMCA of Singapore is a Christian organisation, affiliatedworldwide, which seeks to serve & enrich all members ofthe community, regardless of race, language or religion,through wholesome programmes to develop Body, Mind and Spirit, which are based on Christian principles.
The YMCA StoryFounded by Sir George Williams (at age 23) in 1844 inLondon, to meet the needs of young migrant men in the city,who faced terrible living conditions and social problems.In 160 years, YMCA movement has been established in 124countries.More than 45 million members in over 14,000 YMCAs.
YMCA-Tan Chin TuanCommunity Service Programmes • Volunteer led and staff facilitated • Mobilises more than 3,000 volunteers • Reaches out to 1,500 beneficiaries. • Meet the needs of the intellectually, mentally, physically challenged, out-of-school youth & youth-at-risk, underprivileged & abused children, the poor and the elderly.
Our Beneficiaries1. Bishan Home for the Intellectually Disabled2. Bukit Batok Boys Hostel3. BBHA (Bukit Batok Home for the Aged)4. BCTKH (Blue Cross Thong Keng Home)5. COH (Christian Outreach to the Handicapped)6. CMH (Christalite Methodist Home)7. Grace Orchard School (Autistic & Intellectually Challenged)8. HWA (Handicaps Welfare Association)9. METTA School10. MINDS (Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore)11. PCH (Pertapis Children’s Home)12. QMSC (Queenstown Multi Service Centre)13. SAMH (Singapore Association for Mental Health)14. SAVH (Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped)15. SCAS (Spastic Children Association of Singapore)16. SCHA (Singapore Christian Home for the Aged)17. The Tent (Shelter home for teen girls from dysfunctional families)18. APSN (Association for Persons with Special Needs - Centre for Adults)19. Delta Senior School (APSN)20. MacPherson Moral & Family Service Center21. SINDA (with children from low income families)
YMCA-Tan Chin TuanCommunity Service Programmes Y Outings Y Green Fingers Y Visits Y Camp ChallengeY Reading Clubs Y Arts Challenge Y Nature Walks Y Dance Outreach Y Movie Escapades Y Care to DanceYMCA Festival of Love Y Chorus YMCA Proms @ the Park Y Photo Clubs Y Confidence
Orbea TaiwanOrbea established in 1840 from Spain. This company startedbicycle business since 1940 and became a world famous brand.There are over 50 countries have Orbea bike shop, and branchesin USA, Australia ,Etc.Orbea Taiwan has 3 regular chain shops and many partner shops.Our goal is delivering health and happiness to our consumers.
Taiwan Weather• Taiwan experiences tropical and subtropical weather, as the Tropic of Cancer runs straight through the middle of the country.• Average temperature in Taiwan is 22-25 degrees year round.• Taiwan is a humid region. June to October is the typhoon season in Taiwan.• Temperature in April – May (Spring) is around 17-25 degrees, with temperatures dropping to 10 degrees at Tataka & A Li Shan.• Moderate rainfall expected in spring.
For Your OwnSaf et yPlease…• Listen to your leader. In any circumstance, final decision is to be made by the trip leader and is to be respected. Safety to be observed at all times.• Let us know if you feel fatigued or unwell at any point in time.• Let us know if you need to leave the group at any time. Again this is for your own safety.
DAY 1 - 28 April 2012•Depart S’pore on Tiger Airways TR2994 at 0855hrs•Arrive Tauyuan international Airport, Taipei at 1335hrs•Pick up & transfer to Jiantan Overseas Youth Activity Centre Visit• Meet up with those arriving early at 4pm• Store of Bike Boxes in Jiantan Overseas Youth Activity Centre• Depart for Sun Moon Lake 6pm - (4.5 half hour transfer)
Sights (Day 1)• Ita Thao Wharf *Points of Interest: Arts & Food of the• Ita Thao shopping area Native People.
DAY 2 - 29 April 2012• Cycle to start point of Charity Ride (13KM) – Depart 6AM• Bike event around Sun Moon Lake(30KM)• Reference link: http://sport.promos.com.tw/merida/race_path.php• Sun Moon Lake Chi Chi, Nantou Hotel (Bus Transfer)• Overnight: Chi Chi, Nantou Hotel near Tataka Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Sights (Day 2)• Xiangshan Visitor Center• Chi Chi train station
DAY 3 – 30 April 2012• Chi Chi Nantou Hotel to Yushan National Park.• Warm up Ride to Visitor Centre (5KM)• Climb Tataka (2,610m) at Alishan (77km). Lunch on the go.• Tataka Tourist Center – Dafeng Hotel (Bus Transfer)• Overnight: Dafeng Hotel* Please remember to pack your jacket! Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Sights (Day 3)• Fuci Shu (Couple Tree) Enjoy the mountain view and forest scenes.
DAY 4 – 1 May 2012• Dafeng Hotel – Nankunshen (Bus Transfer)• Bike along the West coast to Kaohsiung (86KM)• Visit Orbea Kaohsiung Flagship store• Kaohsiung Metropolitan Hotel & Liouhe night market• Overnight: Kaohsiung Metropolitan Hotel* 六合夜市 Night Market Breakfast, Lunch
Sights (Day 4)• Nankunshen Temple (Since 1817) • Liuho Night Market• Chiku Yanshan (Salt Mountain) • Love River Riverside
DAY 5 – 2 May 2012• Kaoshiung Metropolitan Hotel – Kenting Tour Inn(110KM)• Flat coastal roads• Kenting night market by bus transfer• Overnight: Kenting Tour Inn* 墾丁夜市 Night Market Breakfast, Lunch
Sights & Cuisine (Day 5)• Chaozhou Hot-ice• Hengchun Old Town
DAY 6 – 3 May 2012• Kenting Tour Inn – Apple Hotel, Taitung (160KM)• A breathtaking scenic route, home of many Taiwanese Indigenous people.• Undulating, with one mountain pass through Shou Ka Mountain 400m ascent• Biking with ABC Club• Lodging: Apple Business Hotel 蘋果商務旅店* 台東夜市 Night Market Breakfast, Lunch
Sights (Day 6)• Chuanfansh • Shi-hai grassland• Eluanbi Lighthouse • Touge bike station
DAY 7 – 4 May 2012• Taitung – Shuilian, Shoufeng Township, Hualien (170km)• Continue along the coastal for more spectacular views• Biking with ABC Club• Hualien – Shi Fwu Hotel (Bus Transfer)• Lodging: Shi Fwu Hotel Breakfast, Lunch• 花蓮夜市 Night Market
Sights (Day 7)• Sansiantai • Tropic of Cancer Monument• Baxian Caves * Famous cuisines from Hualien are Yexiang Wonton, Green Onion Pancake with Fried egg and I-Chung soy pudding. * The mochi (sticky rice cake) here is tasty too.
DAY 8 – 5 May 2012• Hualien – Qixingtan “Seven Star Lake”(30KM)• Hualian Harbour• Taroko National Park – Chientan Overseas Youth Activity Chientan,Taipei (Bus Transfer 5 hours)• Overnight: Jiantan Youth Activity Centre Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 9 – 6 May 2012• Free & Easy for more shopping & eating.• Optional visit to Orbea Taipei Flagship store.• Transfer to Taoyuan International Airport• Return to S’pore on Tiger Airways TR2994 at 1435hr, arrive S’pore 1920hrs on Sunday 6 May Breakfast
Flight DetailsOfficial Flight Details on Tiger Airways :SIN-TPE (Direct) 0855 – 1335hrs TR2994TPE-SIN (Direct) 1435 – 1920hrs TR2993Meet Up Point: Jiantan Youth Activity Centre (28 April)No.16, Sec. 4, Zhongshan N. Rd, Zhongshan District,Taipei City 104, Taiwan (R.O.C.)Tel: +886-2-2885-2151~9Fax: +886-2-2885-3360http://chientan.cyh.org.tw/
Packing ListRule of thumb:• Weight: Keep it light• Do you really need it?• Waterproof your bag with plastic bags/ziplocs• REMEMBER YOUR PASSPORT! (6 mths validity)
Packing List• Packing: One hand carry luggage, One day bag and One bike box per person .• Bring only essential personal items, light, small and items that are not easily purchased.• Please keep your valuables with you all the time. Do not place them inside your luggage.• In line with the global environmental-friendly campaign, most of the Taiwanese hotels will not be providing disposable toiletries unless requested by the customers.
Packing ListDaily Necessities:2. Sun-screen lotion3. NRIC/ Passport4. Cash/ Credit card5. Toiletries6. Personal medication7. Sports shoes and sandalsCommunication:Handphone/ Charger/ Batteries
Packing List1. Helmet2. Windproof sunglasses3. x2 sets biking attire (arm warmers recommended)4. Windproof & waterproof outer shell5. Anti-slip gloves6. x3 pairs of socks7. Clothing to prevent exposure from the sun.8. Bike water bottles & bottle rack9. Front and back lights, spare batteries10.Bike inner tyre tubes x2
Packing ListMiscellaneous:• Camera, spare batteries and charger• Adaptor• Telephone charger and spare batteries• Wet wipes• Hand sanitizer• Own recycling/plastic bags for laundry/shoes/waterproofing use.• Personal medication• Detergent
Contact Information• Mobile phone no. of Staff: Shiva Chen +886-988-795-851 James Cheng +886-912-223-353 Max Lin +886-963-261-472 George Ho +886-933-510-004 Leo Yeh +886-926-870-151 Humphrey Li +886-921-594-356• Emergency call: Dial 110
Miscellaneous• Those pictures of hotel rooms are just for reference. The actual room will depend on Check-in.• Each Hotel has Wi-fi available in the public areas• For safety concerns ,the riding routes will be adjusted accordingly depending on weather or traffic conditions.• Taiwan is right-hand drive
Miscellaneous• Airport Transfer - NTW800 per way• Jiantan Youth Activity Centre – NTW2,500• Bike Rental – NTW6,000 per Bike• Estimated Spending for Dinners at Night Market – SGD10
Health Tracking SheetWe use the table below to keep records from everyoneduring this bike tour.The results will give an indication on whether you have anyimprovements in your health through this expedition.How it works? It’s very simple.- Equipment will be provided to assist you in measuring allthe required data twice a day. Once in the morning andonce in the evening.- To be filled in the table.
Health Tracking SheetNameDate Time regular or exercise heart beat blood pressure H blood pressure L wight body fat body age BMI basic metabolic rate visceral adipose volumn
Health Tracking Sheetsubcutaneous adipose% bodysubcutaneous adipose% armssubcutaneous adipose% trunksubcutaneous adipose% legsskeletal muscle% body skeletal muscle% arms skeletal muscle% trunk skeletal muscle% legs
Recommendations• We recommend everyone to be equipped with jackets that are windproof and waterproof. (10,000 is minimum military/ industrial standard)• Adventure Gear Post has agreed to will extend a 30% discount to YMCA BikeYex Taiwan participants.
Recommendations• Location of Retail Store:• 187 Sims Avenue Singapore 387497• Tel: 6748 2125• (Look out for a ground-level shophouse along Sims Ave between Lorong 21 and Lorong 21A Geylang.)•• Store Opening Hours:• Tuesday - Saturday: 3 - 9 pm• Sunday: 1 - 7 pm• Monday & Public Holiday: Closed
RecommendationsAll prices are before discount:Cloudveil – Zorro $228 (10,000mm)Sierra Designs – Thunder $128 (8,000mm )Sierra Designs – Elevation $188 (10,000mm)Haglofs - $275 (10,000mm)Kingcamp - $84 (1,000mm – for light rain, water resistant)Lowe Alpine – Rush $238 (10,000mm)
Personalised Stickers • Helmet • Luggage • Bike Box • Carry On bag • Bike x 2 * Each person will be issued a total of 6 Stickers