Contributed by Jaromel Gee
If you ever drive along Joo Chiat Road, you’ll never miss the giant signboard that shouts out: Four Seasons Durian.
Hordes of Singaporeans, some still in their office attire, sit by the roadside on foldable chairs having freshly opened durians, straight out of big wicker baskets.
It’s at this uniquely Singaporean eatery that JS Zone held their chillout durian session on 2 May at 8pm.
From the moment one stepped into the upstairs room of Four Seasons Durian, one starts to relax. There is live music and candles light up the room in a rosy glow. Instantly you get into the mood for a chat with a friend, while allowing the music to sooth your tiredness from the rest of the week.
This was a perfect venue for JS Zone members to forget about work, meet and get to know each other and new friends better. Dinner was a buffet, and everyone ate as some went on stage to karaoke to their favorite jazz tunes.
After dinner, the group played board games like Taboo and Monopoly. Everyone seemed to heartily embrace the purpose of the event: To throw all their troubles and work away for one night, and simply enjoy the company of their friends.
Said zone member Mary Chan: “This is just the right setting — we can easily connect with new friends here. It’s so relaxing, and there’s no workload dragging us down. Friends just pour out their hearts to us — then we can find out what their needs are and help them. This certainly is a great way to keep the friends we have made over the Easter weekend.”
As the night came to a close, the people were still basking in the atmosphere and finding it hard to leave. It was a great success by all counts, and the type of event that this zone looks forward to holding again and again.