You Fly, We Fly, Everyone FLy at iFLy Sentosa Singapore, I manage to witness one of the most exciting thing in indoor skydiving a few days back and that was to watch not 1 but a couple of Guinness World Record being broken right before my eyes. It was really amazing to witness such a spectacular event and no wonder people gawk in awe when GWR certificate is being handed out ( I for sure am one of them) Why gawk you ask ?
Cause those certs are HUGE and I want one of them in my living room, but I am not sure what crazy stuff I can do to get one, maybe for sleeping the longest period of time ? I think I can easily break that and or maybe not showering ? that should be easy.. heck even PSY has it (for the most liked clip on Youtube)
Well, anyway back to the iFly Guinness World Records attempt at breaking the most somersault (backflip) by 11 year old Kyra Poh and 12 year old Choo Yi Xuan, when I arrived I saw them practicing for one of the attempt and they has this bubbly, ever smiling attitude when I was recording. They were also interviewed before their attempt and there you can see Yi Xuan in the blue suit and Kyra in yellow
I manage to capture both girls at their attempt breaking event, did they manage to break the World Record ? watch the video to find out.
here is the clip of Kyra attempting to break the record which stands at 40, watch it to see if she can break the most somersault in 60seconds (bite nails)
And this is Yi Xuan at her attempt and boy was she fast
Ok those girls broke it like they own it. Kyra did a total of 67 somersaults and man that sure is a dizzy one, just looking at them go makes me go all light headed. so CONGRAT to the girls and also iFly for hosting this event.
Some Fun Fact of the Singapore iFly
- At a height of 56.5ft and width of 16.5ft, iFly Singapore is one of the world’s largest indoor skydiving simulators.
- iFly Singapore is the only wind tunnel that offers flyers an unparalleled view of the South China Sea and a nightly firework display from the nearby Songs of the Sea.
- The entire body flight facility is themed like an airport terminal and offers a consumer flight journey unlike any other wind tunnel.
- iFly Singapore is safe, affordable and feels like the real deal.
- More than SGD25 million has been invested to make iFly Singapore a truly first-of-its-kind and state-of-the-art body flight facility and attraction
Did you know?
- Anyone from first timers to professional flyers, ranging from seven to 106 years old can fly!
- The stainless steel elastic net at the base of the wind tunnel is strong enough to hold two adult elephants (or 200 people of 100kgs each)!
- The usual body flight wind speed ranges from 160 to 190 kilometres per hour, but the four fans weighing in at a whopping seven tonnes each can produce airspeeds of up to 300 kilometres per hour, faster than the average speed of an F1 car.
- 20 professional flyers can be accommodated at any one time.
- It is not only fun and accelerating, but a full body workout. Forget the hours in the gym and boring old crunches for fabulously toned abs
To book your flight visit
Or like their FB page at
Or you can join as a member to gain a more insight at skydiving with proper training, membership rates are as below
3 Siloso Beach Walk (S)099010
But before you go check out this cool advert by iFly Singapore
iFly the Isaac edition will be up shortly, sharing his experience and disappointment, All that and his 2 cents worth at his holistic experience taking on the iFly
CRISTIANO RONALDO’S EXPLOSIVE SPEED CELEBRATED THROUGH NIKE’S NEW CR7 BOOT AND COLLECTION
Nike’s latest version of the Mercurial boot celebrates the super-charged speed and on-pitch dominance of one of the world’s greatest players, Cristiano Ronaldo. Featuring a ‘supernova’ print, the Nike Mercurial IX CR7 Boot and 2013 CR7 Collection take inspiration from the Portuguese star’s unique style of play.
SINGAPORE – 27 November 2013 – “We were watching a game, and after Cristiano scored yet another amazing free-kick the commentator posed the question ‘Is Ronaldo from this planet?!’” remembers Denis Dekovic, Nike Footwear Design Director. “When we got back to the design studio we got to thinking about CR7’s style and how similar it was to the definition of a supernova – a celestial body that radiates energy – and that was it, we had our inspiration.”
“The concept of a star that burns brighter than others reflects Cristiano’s style, speed and the idea that as a player he plays without limits, much like the outer reaches of the galaxy. What Cristiano is able to achieve on the field is something that we felt was limitless. So we took that direction and focused on creating a highly luxurious finish fused with modern print and color choices,” added Dekovic.
The Mercurial IX boot features an all-over digital print of the Star Vela Supernova and includes a seven star path print, paying homage to Cristiano’s shirt number. The supernova print is juxtaposed with a chrome swoosh flecked with silver fleck and a Blue Glow outline.
“It’s great to collaborate with Nike. It gives me added confidence to know that they take my thoughts to create the best boot for me,” said Cristiano Ronaldo. “In addition to the way the boots perform, it’s also cool when we create something that represents my personality and style of play. It’s a very special relationship.”
Since its original launch over 10 years ago, the Mercurial has always stood out. Bold and exciting, the boot’s innovative lightweight design and striking color designs ensure players are always noticed while performing at their best. In today’s highly technical and fast game, straight line speed and the ability to simply pass a player is only part of an athlete’s skill set. Combining performance this legacy to the next level for players who rely on tight cuts and turns combined with bursts of explosive speed to beat the opposition.
“That commentator was right, Cristiano is ‘out of this world’ and this boot pays homage to that,” said Dekovic. CR7 Collection From on-pitch dominance to off-pitch cool, Nike Sportswear releases a collection of sport classics inspired by the legendary style of one of the world’s greatest athletes. Created for the player who knows no limits and demands the ultimate in craft and performance both on and off the pitch, the CR7 Collection serves the complete lifestyle of the athlete. Using a performance approach to lifestyle design, the CR7 Collection offers functional utility, comfort, and protection from the elements without sacrificing style.
Inspired by Cristiano’s superstar status, a range of jackets including the butter soft CR7 Leather Track Jacket, precipitation ready CR7 Saturday Jacket, CR7 Reversible Jacket, and two CR7 Tee’s allow athletes to move effortlessly between the worlds of sport and style regardless of the weather.
Created for the player who knows no limits and demands the very best in craft and performance both on and off the pitch, the CR7 Collection serves the complete lifestyle of the athlete. Using a performance approach to lifestyle design, the CR7 Collection offers functional utility, comfort, and protection from the elements without sacrificing style.
Besides the lifestyle range, the collection also includes the latest version of the Mercurial boot. The Nike Mercurial IX CR7 Boot take inspiration from the Portuguese star’s unique style of play and features a ‘supernova’ print.
With such a wide ranging collection, this will be the perfect gift for yourself or your loved ones for the upcoming festive season!
The products are sold at Weston @ Queensway Shopping Centre, Queensway, Singapore 149053. The price of the mercurials are $329, Prices on the rest of the collection are on asking.
Tri-Factor triathlon is the last series on their competition which was held last Sunday on 18th August 2013, buddy Lawrence aka Laulang drove down south here to participate on his very first full Olympic distance and jittery even a little he was not. Color Run was also held on that weekend and I heard it was spectacular after my buddy Kah Wane participated in it, coming back with big gloats and color stained skin.
Anyway this is my race report for what I have to say was the hardest triathlon event that I have done, I would say that even my 70.3 event was easier than this and don’t go scratching your head but read on to understand why.
It was an early 4am and woke up to get ready, fixed myself a bowl of Oats with dried cranberry to fill my stomach for the long day ahead, I think I woke Lawrence up cause he was all groggy and still sleepy eyed (good for him). We then drove over to the race site at about 6am after picking up Eddy. We parked and ride to race site cause of wanting to warm up our legs before the race, Race official and volunteers was already there, Totally salute them for their dedication to this sport (I have the up-most respect to the volunteers always
We got our body marked even before the transition site open and I have to say THUMBS-UP organizers for being flexible in that, everything was organized and after body marking we were routed to the bike pen and volunteers was quick to point to where we were stationed.
Setup my T1 and T2 transition like I always do. but this year I am racing with a road bike instead of my tri-bike, it was always see familiar faces in the pen and talking to participants on the side.
Being the first wave to be flagged off, I surely feel the pressure knowing that I will surely be clobbered by the faster swimmers after the rest of the waves starts off, swim is not my strongest sports of the 3 and worst when I know I only trained one week before. “AIR HORN SIGNALS THE START” first 100m felt easy but this is whenmy nightmare begin, after the first buoy I felt the sea kinda swallowed me whole and turn me inside out spitted me out and swallowed me again. I am talking about the current (I never anticipated such a strong current before)
swimming from one buoy to the other seems like it takes forever, that’s where it hit me.. the current was pushing me back. One stroke forward and two stoke being pushed back. ( I feared for my life honestly) I swam like a dog to gain composure. then after finishing my first lap, I didn’t rush to do my second like I always do.. took my breath looked at my watch and it was 22mins for 750m.
I have in my mind the thought of quitting as I know I am going to either kill myself on the swim or just drown in the swim. Told myself to HTFU and jumped in to do my 2nd lap. felt the current even stronger and the same thoughts goes over and over my head again, *QUIT OR DIE* by the time I got to the second buoy again. the red cappers has surpassed me, I know I am seriously behind my target of 40min. I kicked my head into commando mode and told myself I didnt came here all the way just to quit, I changed tactics and swam breast stroke under water and glide to the finish.
Came into T1 and I certainly took my time to transition, I totally lost all my leg power cause of all the kicks just to push me to the swim finish line. did short stretches and took in water and gel. I know I was one of the last to come in cause all the bike on my group was gone. That sure wont deter me from giving up.
Bike was a crazy fast 6.6km course. Lots of complain on this bike course because why on earth would you place a water station in the middle of the course with cups and NO ONE HANDING IT OUT? i mean its OK to hand out cups cause I would use it to splash over myself, but your guys was just sitting down chatting. (totally not cool) , having no ODO on my bike I relied on memory of the 6 laps I was doing, I wasn’t sure how fast or how slow I was going but I just give it my all until the last 500 meters where I crank my gear up to loosen my muscle, All I cared was just the run ahead to gain time. Bike and Run is my strongest leg anyway.
It is funny how after 2 weeks I found a cure to my Plantar fascistic and I crammed all my training into two weeks but it was all worth it.
Coming into T2, I packed my gel and drank more to hydrate myself. I had no HRM on me, just my trusty Timex to tell me how long I have been going, and looking at my watch it was already 2hr 23mins gone. , The run was pretty much a standard 5km x 2 loop and I ran I stop I ran I stop , drink drank drunk and boom finish line.
When I was running in to the finish line there was this weird guy shouting at the volunteers, at one point he was cycling down with his kid down the runners lane (he is not one of the participants, just some leisure guy visiting East Coast) he was in a shouting match with the security personnel but not sure what it was about, hope things turn out fine for him.
The event organizers should buck up on their water stations, I heard from previous participants that “Last Year” they ran out of water, and so happened again this year, tsk tsk tsk, when I was running my last lap, I know cups was used up and they were asking racers to put back the used cups. My way to save the environment was, I squished the cap and place it on my race belt, when I reach the next station just before, I opened it up and asked them to pour it in.
Overall event was well organized, hope to join next year event if time permits.
My official timing came as such, It is my worst swim time by far and I have faced my fear now for now and overcome it. All I have to do is move forward and train for my swim. and swim alone.
Bike 1hr 24min ( I really dont know how many laps I gone to be honest)
Run 1hr 12min
Total time: 3hrs 37min not impressive and not proud of it, but I have no excuse as my training only started 2 weeks before and I have myself only to blame. Once I get my PF sorted out I can really go all out, but as of now I am still training but at only 40% capacity.
If you want to know your results please click here : Tri Factor Full Results
Guess what guys? if you have no race this weekend ? or maybe even today, why not Run, Bike or Swim (ok maybe swim is impossible) over to this exciting happening in EXPO this weekend.
RunBikeSwim is the biggest annual showcase of sports brands, RunBikeSwim connects sports enthusiasts with innovative equipment and fashion as well as services and events. Find great deals on sports shoes, training apparel, energy supplements, outdoor gear, sunglasses, healthcare and more.
I was not able to get a list of all participating brands but in the last one that I went it was pretty huge with bike sales, gel sales .. shoe .. u name it .. they have it. So all you athletes what are you waiting for?
Have a great racing weekend peeps. More info below
Map of RunBikeSwim Expo
|Date||: 17 – 19 May 2013 (Friday – Sunday)|
|Time||: 11.00am – 8.00pm|
|Venue||: Singapore Expo Hall 6A
1 Expo Drive (S) 486150
If you think Volvo is your old hunk of steel with no taste in design and it’s dated? You guys better sit up and take notice on what I am about to show you, just to start the ball rolling, do check out what new added technology and features Volvo already have in their car system. *Not your typical SATNAV system I would say*
Well, I was given a chance to drive away a Volvo V40 Cross Country for free last weekend, if only I could break the course record for driving down a straight line on the road of Singapore without getting a speeding ticket ( AsIf only that could happen with all the traffic lights nearly 50ft away from each other in the Country we call, Singapore)
Nevertheless I was given the chance to test drive the all new Volvo V40 Cross Country (hope they didn’t find out about my expired driving license) at the Volvo Showroom
Check out the curves on this sleek steel of Volvo’s offering, Imagine I was so enthusiastic about the ride I brought my bike to see if it looks good on the Volvo when placed, and yup it sure fits the bill.
Driving down the road was a real pleasure and in-fact feeling the car in full throttle was like nothing I ever felt, this baby has more feel than the C180, Beemer 3 series, or even the Audi A4 I have driven.
Don’t believe me? go down to the showroom and test it yourself. One you step on the accelerator you will know what I mean by instant power, the car doesn’t vibrate when you power it down the road it just feel so right and smooth.
If you like you can see me testing the car and explaining some of its features or you can skip that and read on the rest of the blogpost
I was blown away by the new technology of safety they have implemented into the current Volvo, I have to say this is really a new level of safety in cars and I hope that all cars in the future if not present FOLLOW the leader.
City Safety is a standard fitted low-speed collision avoidance technology and a Volvo world-first. Designed for safer urban driving and now operating at speeds up to 50 km/h, this laser-based technology can sense standstill or slower moving vehicles in front. If City Safety senses an impending collision, the brakes are pre-charged to act faster on your response. And if you fail to brake, City Safety automatically applies the brakes and switches off the throttle to help mitigate the effects of a collision. And if the speed difference between your car and the vehicle in front is less than 15 km/h, City Safety can even help you avoid a collision.
City Safety is activated when you start the car. Robin asked me to drive closely to one of the cars in front and he told me to relax just ram it in. ( I was like ARE YOU CRAZY, I dont have the cash to pay you if I wreck this car) but evil me went on and accelerated the car and guess what happened? The dashboard blinked RED, like in knight rider warning Michael to stop the car. (I LOVE YOU City Safety)
I have to say I am really a Volvo fan, cause for me Volvo was never about the looks but for it’s safety features.
Here is a Fun Fact, Did you know that Volvo pioneered or rather INVENTED the three point seat belt and never patented it, because they wanted to share the safety of its ingenuity to rest of the world. KUDOS guys
I am totally sold when I saw the digital dashboard that comes standard (swooning all over), the new customizable Active TFT crystal display in the instrument cluster is amazingly impressive, The dash and interior of the new Volvo V40 are really nice and points out the “Design around you”-concept perfectly. It’s very easy to customize the instrument cluster to the color you want and it’s a very cool feature in my opinion. The 3 standard modes (or better said: themes) are: Elegance (brownish), Eco (blue/green) and Performance (red)
Check me out getting in-tuned with the customizable dashboard , Now that’s what I call showing off the leopards spots.
Isaac’s 2 cents worth on Volvo V40 Crossroad
- Customizable digital dashboard
- Car feels sturdy even on top speed (ok dont tell the cops I went 210kmph)
- Volvo’s design is sure a thumbs up
- In build LED eye lid
- Lots of customization for the Volvo
- Cabin is so quiet (super plus point for me)
- Roof Rail comes standard
- Panaromic roof
- Reaction of the throttle response is very good
- All the Safety features of the car comes standard (except for the pedestrian air bag which comes optional)
- Not a Real SUV
- The car would be compact size in my category.
- 4wd version but only an option in the T5
- Cost, Cost and Costly (but if you can afford it, TOTALLY WORTH every Penny)
So if you still think Volvo is for the older folks ?? check out how FIERCE a Volvo can get, Freaking Sweedes are making some serious cars here I approve, certainly wont be finding this one in the Ikea catalog!
Well anyway, don’t take my word for it, Do visit Volvo’s showroom at
Wearnes Automotive Pte. Ltd.
249 Alexandra Road
Support the Singapore Cancer Society’s research programme and keep the Marathon of Hope alive
On January 27th, be part of a special event that benefits millions of people worldwide, including in Singapore. Jog or walk with family and friends to raise funds for the Singapore Cancer Society’s (SCS) research programme and support Terry Fox’s dream of finding a cure for cancer.
The Terry Fox Run is organized by local volunteers and in 2012, raised more than $100,000. According to organizing Committee Chair, Jack Gray, “The Terry Fox Run is a great way for the Canadian Expat community to come together with Singaporeans to raise much needed funds for the Singapore Cancer Society’s research efforts and at the same time honour a true Canadian hero, Terry Fox.”
Canada’s new High Commissioner to Singapore, Heather Grant, will raise the flag at this year’s event. “I’m delighted that the Canadian community will join with friends from Singapore and around the world for a third year in a row to keep Terry’s legacy of hope alive. I’m particularly pleased that again this year, the Canadian International School will hold a parallel run and that students at a number of local schools, including Pei Hwa and Hougang Secondary Schools and the Singapore American School will volunteer at the Run. It’s exciting to see these students give back to the community.”
In welcoming the Terry Fox Run, Mr. Choo Eng Chuan, Chairman of the Singapore Cancer Society (SCS) said: “Cancer is not a discriminating disease, affecting both the young and the old. With its growing incidence in Singapore, this presents a pressing mission for us. For the last 48 years, SCS has been committed to minimizing the damaging effects of cancer.We are grateful to the Canadian community for organizing the Terry Fox Run to aid cancer research supported by SCS to improve the quality of life, quality of care and the quality of treatment for cancer patients.”
The 10 km fun run or 5 km run/walk will start at Big Splash (902 East Coast Parkway) at 08.00, with a warm up beginning at 07:00.
Registration for the Terry Fox Run opened on October 15 and will continue until the day of the run. Register, volunteer, buy a t-shirt, make a donation or find out more about the Terry Fox Run on-line at www.canadians.org.sg. To learn more about Terry’s dream and his inspirational legacy, visit www.terryfox.org
T-shirt pick up:
Friday, January 18th, 2013 / 6:00 pm -10:00 pm
Saturday, January 19th, 2013 / 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday, January 20th, 2013 / 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday, January 25th, 2013 / 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
At the offices of Bredero Shaw, 101 Thomson Road,
#17-01/02, United Square (Closest MRT station is Novena).
“Summit Planners is giving away Clash of Continents 2012
Player’s limited edition autographed souvenirs !
1)Simply register at this link Summit Planners Facebook
2) Name Summit Planners 12 services and the player’s souvenirs you wish to win!!
3) Summit Planners will contact the winners for collection
Check out the pictures below on what goodies is in stored for you..
it is that easy , I sure want my Kei Nishikori’s autographed cap
Guys, As my readers.. I am letting you know where to find the answers see the link below, don’t tell em I gave it to you.
Summit Planners provides these following services ” SUMMIT PLANNERS SERVICES “
Good Luck Guys
A fresh take on the traditional photo contest has been launched on Facebook by Asia’s leading business space solutions provider Ascendas. Themed Faces and Places, the contest offers novice and professional photographers across the region an opportunity to showcase their talent in capturing the essence of any Ascendas building or business park located in nine countries where Ascendas has its operations: Singapore, China, India, the Philippines, Korea, Vietnam, Malaysia, Taiwan and Indonesia.
The contest can be accessed by fans of the official Ascendas Spacetobe Facebook Fan Page on Facebook and will run from 0001 hours on Thursday, 29 November 2012 to 2359 hours on Monday, 31 December 2012. Terms and conditions apply. Winners will be notified from Monday, 7 January 2013.
Ms Crystal Seah, Senior Vice President and Head of Ascendas Group Communications, said, “Social media is an important channel for all companies to reach out to new audiences. Ascendas is a real estate brand that is renowned internationally and trusted by companies and businesses for quality infrastructure and a work-live-play environment that is best in class. For us, engaging social media is a way to continue to keep the brand relevant, fresh and interesting.”
Ms Seah added, “Every picture tells a story. Through the camera lens, we hope that participants will share special moments and experiences at our business spaces across Asia, showcase their creativity and talent, and at the same time, stand to win attractive prizes.”
How To Participate
Share Your Happy Moments At Your Favourite Space In Ascendas In 3 Easy Steps!
1. Be A Fan Of Ascendas Spacetobe Facebook Page
Before you get all excited for the photo submission, make sure you hit the ‘Like’ & be a Fan on the Ascendas Spacetobe Fan Page.
2. Snap & Upload Your Photo For Either ‘Open’ Or ‘Semi Professional’ Category.
Take a beautiful shot of ‘Happy Moments’ at your Favourite Space in Ascendas and upload the photo via Faces & Spaces Contest App on Ascendas Spacetobe Fan Page.
Remember to state clearly which Space the photo was taken from and include a fun caption.
Each participant will be allowed to submit only one photo in either of two categories. So it is extremely important that you choose your winning shot carefully. There is no second chance for submission!
Open category for amateur photographers:
The contest category is open to all Ascendas Spacetobe Facebook fans from Singapore, China, India, the Philippines, Korea, Vietnam, Malaysia, Taiwan and Indonesia.
Top 3 winners are selected according to the most number of votes recorded during the contest period.
The contest category is open to all Ascendas Spacetobe Facebook fans from Singapore, China, India, the Philippines, Korea, Vietnam, Malaysia, Taiwan and Indonesia.
Top 3 winners are selected by a panel of judges based on creativity (80%), photographic quality (15%) and public votes (5%).
3. Share Your Entry With Friends & Get Them To Vote!
Once your entry is up, click on the little Share button just below your entry to post it onto your Facebook wall to get all your friends to vote for your photo.
You may also want to share the same link via your other social media channels to garner more vote too!
Remember that friends need to be an Ascendas Spacetobe Fan to vote as well.
Where are Ascendas Spaces?
Ascendas has presence in Singapore, China, India, the Philippines, Korea, Vietnam, Malaysia, Taiwan and Indonesia. To find out the full list of Ascendas Spaces, please click here.
To make things easier for my readers, I will highlight a few prominent ones:
Changi Business Park
The winner of each category will receive an iPad Mini (64GB) with WiFi and Cellular capabilities and have their photographs published in Ascendas’ quarterly newsletter Ascent which is distributed to more than 10,000 readers. Two runner-ups from each category will receive an iPod Shuffle.
So wait no more! Drop by any of Ascendas Spaces near you & unleash your creativity. You may be walking away with an iPad Mini this Christmas.
Top-class tennis returns to Singapore
6,238-strong crowd treated to a day of fantastic tennis action as the opening day of the Clash of Continents got off to a roaring start
[24nd November 2012, SINGAPORE] – After more than a decade, Singapore tennis fans finally got to witness world-class tennis on these shores as four of the world’s top players served up some entertaining action at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
Match 1 – Europe vs N.America (7-6, 6-2)
(Singapore, 24 Nov 2012) Europe’s World No.9 Janko Tipsarevic won the opening match of the Clash of Continents tournament at the Singapore Indoor Stadium against North America’s World No.22 Sam Querrey, but not before the American put up a strong resistance despite suffering from jet lag.
Tipsarevic had raced into an early 3-0 lead against Querrey, who had only arrived in Singapore late last night after his flight was delayed. But the big American, a late replacement for Mardy Fish, surprised everyone in the arena by fighting back to 3-3 and even lead 6-5 at one point before Tipsarevic forced a tie-break, which the colourful Serbian player eventually won 7-3.
The fatigue factor eventually told in the second set as Querrey again found himself 3-0 down early after losing his service. Unlike the first set however, he never recovered and eventually lost the set 6-2, and the match in 1 hour and 20 mins.
Match 2 – Asia vs S. America (6-7, 2-6)
South America’s Juan Monaco defeated Asia’s No. 1 Kei Nishikori in an exciting second match at the Clash of Continents. The two players were evenly matches in the first game, breaking each other’s serve in the first two games. At 15-15 in the 12th game, the crowds were entertained by a point full of drama in which Monaco eventually won with a drop shot at the net.
They continued to trade games throughout the first set, before it went to a tie-break. Japanese ace Nishikori stormed to a 4-1 lead in the tie-break, but World No 12 Monaco came back to eventually triumph 4-7 to take the first set.
The second set promised to be as exciting as the first. Monaco continued to work Nishikori’s backhand and winning several points at the net. At 2-2 Nishikori seem to struggle against Monaco, who controlled the rest of the set and eventually went onto win the second set 6-2 and the match to extend his career head-to-head record against the Japanese to 3-1.
The result meant that Asia will play North America in the day’s 3rd match while Europe will play South America in the final match.
Match 3 – Asia V N. America (6-3, 6-4)
A tired looking Sam Querrey struggled to find any sort of form against Japan’s Kei Nishikori in his second match of the day as North America lost for the second time, going down to Asia 6-3, 6-4 in the day’s third match.
Having lost to South America’s Juan Monaco in his earlier match, Asia top player Nishikori came out fighting to take an early 4-1 lead, after breaking Querrey’s serve early on. Nishikori had an opportunity to close out the game but an unforced error at the net allowed Querrey to hold his serve at 5-2. But despite the brief resistance, it did not take Nishikori long to close out the set 6-3.
In the second set Nishikori moved Querrey around the court beautifully and took full advantage of the big American’s fatigue. Nishikori eventually broke Querrey’s serve to take a 3-2 lead. From there onwards Nishikori held his serve for the remainder of the set and eventually went on to win 6-4 and close out the match, much to the delight of his army of fans amongst the 6,238 crowd in the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
Match 4 – Europe V S. America (7-5, 3-6, 10-5)
In the final match of the day, tennis fans were treated to an exciting contest between the winners of the earlier matches, Janko Tipsarevic (Europe) and Juan Monaco (South America), as they thrilled the enthusiastic 6,000-strong crowd at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. But Tipsarevic eventually prevailed 7-5, 3-6, 10-5 after a marathon tie-break.
In the first set both players were evenly matched and made few mistakes, providing very few opportunities for either player to break serve. The first game was dominated by long rallies and clinical precision. It was Tipsarevic who pressured Monaco into making the errors and eventually broke serve in the 11th game to make the score 6-5. Despite losing the first two points, Tipsarevic fought back to take a 40-30 lead. However, two critical errors saw Monaco take back the advantage. Tipsarevic once again dug deep and took back the advantage and played the point of the set in a stunning 15-shot rally and winning the first set 7-5.
In the second set Tipsarevic continued to play strongly taking an early 3-1 lead. However, with the crowd behind him, Monaco fought back to draw at 3-3. There was no stopping Monaco as he continued to break Tipsarevic’s serve with beautiful passing shots in final few games, eventually winning the set 6-3 to force the game into a final deciding set to be settled on tie-break, with Tipsarevic winning 10-5 for his second victory of the day.
The result meant that the final match-ups for tomorrow will be Querrey (North America) v Monaco (South America) in the first match starting at 4.30pm following the exhibition match between Daniela Hantuchova and Peng Shuai, as well as the showcase by British songbird Leona Lewis, while Nishikori (Asia) v Tipsarevic (Europe) will be the finale.
For more event details and ticketing information, please visit www.clashofcontinents.com
For more tennis community chats and action, fans can join the complete Clash of Continents social experience via Facebook and Twitter.
All photographs taken by Mr Leong. Credits goes to him.
In addition to world‐class tennis stars, the inaugural Clash of Continents Tennis Championship is proud to announce that superstar Leona Lewis
will perform at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Sunday, 25th November during the Clash of Continents event, making it the first time the Brit has performed in front of her Singaporean fans.
Lewis’ showcase will break the tennis action on the final day of the tennis event that features a women’s exhibition match between Slovakia’s Daniela Hantuchova and China’s Peng Shuai as well as the main event with male tennis stars Kei Nishikori, Janko Tipsarevic, Mardy Fish and Juan Monaco, who will be battling it out on court for continental honours. With the ambition of elevating the sport of tennis in Singapore and Asia, the organisers
believe that an artist like Leona Lewis will help culminate sport and entertainment together that reaches to new audiences.
Tournament Director Mr. Kenneth Low said: “We are excited to announce Leona Lewis as our headline act on Sunday. During an exciting afternoon of tennis, Leona will entertain and inspire fans and players alike.
This will be Leona’s first live performance in Singapore and it’s fantastic that she will be making her Singapore debut at the Clash of Continents.
Lewis rose to fame after becoming the first female winner of the X‐Factor in 2006. ‘Bleeding Love’ her global smash hit single Reaching No.1 in over 30 countries and was the bestselling single worldwide in 2008. Her debut single, a cover of ‘A Moment Like This’ was downloaded over 50,000 times in 30 minutes upon its release. Her debut album, Spirit, released in 2007 sold over
6 million copies (correction by the readers 9 million) and featured the two smash singles ‘Bleeding Love’ and ‘Happy’. Releasing her second album, Echo, in 2009 Lewis embarked on her first tour the follow year. ‘The Labyrinth’ tour was critically acclaimed and further launched her as a global star, Lewis has just released her third album ‘Glassheart’ to widespread critical acclaim. Last month Leona released her third studio album ‘Glassheart’ and announced a brand new 2013 UK tour. Alongside executive producer Fraser T Smith, Leona worked with some of the
best songwriters and producers around, including: Emeli Sandé, Naughty Boy, Ina Wroldsen,Bonnie McKee, Jörgen Elofsson, Ryan Tedder, Autumn Rowe, Ammo and Rodney Jerkins
Leona Lewis has previously visited the Lion City as part of her promotional tour of Asia, but did not get the chance to perform before her legion of adoring fans on that occasion. Said the 27‐year‐old former X‐Factor winner: “I am excited to finally perform in front on my fans in Singapore. I have heard so many wonderful things about the country that I am looking forward to spending more time in Singapore soon.
“After the excitement of The Olympics and Wimbledon this summer I’m a huge tennis fan and I am looking forward to watching the matches at Clash of Continents.”
The 2‐day tickets for the Clash of Continents event priced at S$60 (Balcony), S$90
(Terrace) and S$150 (Arena) are now available for sale at all SISTIC outlets or online
For more event details and ticketing information, please visit
This two company has been on the lips of nearly all the tech geeks out there and I am pretty sure when I mentioned two companies, you roughly have an idea who they are. Have heard the conversation and seen the comparison side by side many times when people attends a function or a meet up, the burning question was ” Samsung or Apple” ? Galaxy S3 or iPhone.
There is definitely a fair share from both pool with their newest gadget. Apple played the cards right and brought Samsung to court and won. Sorry Sammy you were a tad too slow but you hold the stake for their chips.
I have tried and owned different OS for the past years, mainly Symbian when they were hot and you know which company they are from.. listing down back the types that I can remember (not in chronological order)
- Palm OS
- Microsoft CE
So why did I came up with this post? I stumble upon this advert by Sammy bashing Apple, but that is not all.. found a video which makes alot of sense for people who wants to buy an iPhone5. well I have yet to handle a i5 but my Sammy is on the way.
This advert is hilarious, seriously creative and I give kudos to the creative director, well played ! well played as it says it all..
After watching the commercial, do let me know what you think ? i5 or Sammy for you?
PS: Dont hate me for posting this, I am no fanboy of any particular system. I currently hold four OS, Blackberry, iPhone Android and Nokia.
Its Monday and what more to get you guys going by sharing some inspirational findings, check this true story of a football team in Thailand that I stumble upon,truly inspiring and motivational. 5 min long video to get us pumping through the Week.
TMB bank have launched a new brand vision “Make THE Difference” by making a film to inspire people to start thinking differently. With a hope that they will start to Make THE Difference to their own world. It doesn’t have to be big, but a little can create positive changes.
This film is based on a true story. In 1986 a football team that lived on a little island in the south of Thailand called “Koh Panyee”.
It’s a floating village in the middle of the sea that has not an inch of soil. The kids here loved to watch football but had nowhere to play or practice, but they didn’t let that stop them. They challenged the norm and have become a great inspiration for new generations on the island.
This weekend was a crazy weekend, Fast Cars was drifting legally in Singapore and it can only be the Formula Drift Singapore 2012 by Achilles, Last week I gave out tickets to the movie premiere of Motorway in-conjunction with this event. Marcus was one lucky dude and he was so nice to bring his dad to the movies. That’s him with Ken Gushi and his dad (in checkered shirt)
Seriously I never knew that there was such a big following in Singapore, and I was amazed with the turn out, despite the weather which was HOT HOT HOT, I think my face got burned but the hottest thing that eclipse the heat are the cars and racers themselves.
The event was a success and I truly enjoyed the screeching tires and the (more…)
Yup, its true, we had the “AIR FORCE” runway to our self on this particular day , its called the “National Runway Cycle/Skating 2012. Hey sorry if you came here looking for a way to sneak into the Airbase ! TOUGH LUCK DUDE ! you gonna get caught by the Military police or even better the National Security if you were searching for that crap.
This event has been held 16th time and it was started in 1996, and guess what ? this was my first time joining it and I heard its gonna be the last. A little more about this event.
Originally named ‘National Runway Cycling’, the first edition took place in 1996 at Paya Lebar Air Base and has since been held at this signature venue. With increasing interest and support from the inline-skating community, the event was renamed National Runway Cycling & Skating in 2008.
Each year, the event attracts a large crowd of some 6,000 to 8,000 participants. Besides cycling and skating on the runway, participants are also treated to a host of fringe activities, performances and games for the enjoyment of families.
All I can say is that its lots of fun, imagine getting to cycle on the runway of a Military base, get this its DAMM AWESOME !! no kidding and I had a blast , hopefully they will have it next year again. *Cross fingers* enjoy the pictures of the day. See if you can spot me in the picture as well as the F16 fighter jet.
This guy deserves a clap, he finished 45km on a UNICYCLE !!
I was talking to him at km25, he was so nice to explain to me the mechanics of a unicycle. and yet he kept on a steady pace. RESPECT !
This is what I have been telling my friend all this while, You don’t have to be a HERO to do an Ironman, run a Marathon or do the things you think you can’t achieve.
What excuse do you want to give yourself when a person with no legs can complete an Ironman, a Blind person crossing the Marathon.. look at yourself in the mirror and tell yourself, “EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE”
This poster by Edmund Hillary was shared by my buddy cKwane from Zenpencils, and he himself from a non-athletic person to a awesome hiker/climber who just did the summit of Everest! RESPECT that truly my friend.
In my RoadID I have this little motto that I tell myself “BELIEVE IN YOURSELF” and I hold that closely to my heart. What quotes or motto do you truly believe in ?
I have started sourcing for my parts on my “PartsbyParts” project, this is in fact a project that was long overdue, So whats this “PartsbyParts” project I am talking about? Its for poor people who can’t afford to buy the whole bike at one go, no I am just kidding, its a project where I buy a Part a Month till I finish building the whole bike to my specification.
So to see a good clear view of the bike parts that I need to buy, this would illustrate it better for the masses
I have already sourced for the frame and it will be ordered by end of this month, don’t ask me yet what it is .. but I will show you guys the after the end when the bike is fully / finally built-up,
but as for the moment I have a big dilemma in which the wheel sets selection is killing me, I have narrowed it all down to two brands. I really need your opinion on this.
Wait I have to tell u why I have selected this two models, not just esthetic wise but also in performance wise. I need a strong rim that can go fast as well as climb hard. . . . . So what models are they ? 1st up
MAVIC KSYRIUM SLR 2012
SSC Wheel-Tyre System: the pros choice
Optimized Wheel-Tyre System: GripLink / PowerLink
Superior endurance: Exalith
Distinctive full black – SSC graphics
High energy transfer: Tracomp technology
Less inertia for the same stiffness: ISM machining
Low rolling resistance: Yksion PowerLink
The lightest Ksyrium ever: 1400g
Light and stiff rims: ISM + Exalith
Light yet resistant components: Carbon and Zicral bladed spokes, carbon front hub, Maxtal rims
Weight (pair of wheels with tyre – WTS): 1990 grams
front wheel: 635 grams
pair of wheels: 1400 grams
front wheel with tyre – WTS: 930 grams
And the 2nd model needs no introduction and I am only gonna post one picture of it, just in case you guys have not seen it which I doubt.
ZIPP 404 Clinchers
If you guys have any feedback on the wheelsets that I have mentioned above, I am glad to take it in, or even if you have known another brand that is even better task at what I am looking for, do let me know as your comments will be greatly appreciated.
I am kinda leaning towards the Ksyrium cause of the Mavic’s Exalith treatment. The bike I am building is mostly B0B which means black on black. I heard there is surface braking problems exp: NOISE.
I saw this new book that was raved by HBR a couple of minutes ago, the reviews for it was so darn good , I was so tempted to click on buy in Amazon, It was on offer anyway, $25.99 down to a cool $15.27. Then the big question here came when I wanted to choose paperback or eBook.
Some pros and cons for having
- Touch (tangible feel of holding and feeling the book)
- The smell of printed paper (not sure if this is a pro but for me it is) its like smelling new money
- Take up space
- Will have mildews after keeping for some time
- Cheaper (not sure if its cheaper)
- Easy on the weight, you can carry like 100 books in 1 device
- Might get corrupted
- Your reader might run out of juice
- You have to buy a reader before you can start reading. $$$
So What would you choose ? help me decide at the polls below
I know this is too late for most Ultra runners to know, but just to give you the low down on this remarkable event that is taking place. This would be to me be rated as one of the top crazy running events, because of the mileage coverage over the period of 5 days. this event is called the “Special Forces 200KM” will be held on from 28th April to 2nd May 2012.
Ok maybe not that gruesome because of the divided mileage over the 5 days. Still in total you would have been running for 200km, thats more than Leadvill100.
This is Malaysia’s first 200km staged extreme ultra marathon.
A 200 kilometer staged ultra trail marathon starting in (more…)
You say Marathon was hard ? what about Ultra Marathon? those that goes beyond 100km, Call em Crazy, but what about UltraMiler? not sure if they are the same but I guess not cause once they call it mile its not in the km anymore you gotta x 1.6 to it and so you call yourself a Ultramiler,
“It’s very hard in the beginning to understand that the whole idea is not to beat the other runners.
Eventually you learn that the competition is against the little voice inside you that wants you to quit”
- George Sheehan
So who is Anton you say ? he is the
I was browsing through Trifuels website, and I found this article, I think its only good to share this..the below excerpt was written by by Patrick McCrann on February 9, 2012
With the recent passing of our friend Chris Gleason, many here at Endurance Nation have been wondering whether we should be doing more to ensure that our participation in our beloved hobby is (more…)
“pull buoy or leg float” - is a figure-eight shaped piece of closed-cell foam used in swim workouts. Swimmers place the buoy between the legs in the crotch area to provide support to the body without kicking the legs; this allows the swimmer to focus on training only their arms
Seriously, Swimming has not been my forte and I do suck at it, maybe cause of all the blubber that is sticking on my sides of my waist, (and people say it makes you float easy) yeah right.. those fats do weigh something and it contributes to you sinking in water.. *ok that’s not true* its simple because of our body positioning and (more…)
Etiquette For Runners
In the interest of promoting an enjoyable running and racing experience for everyone, the Road Runners Club of America encourages good runners’ etiquette. Whether running in a group or running alone, always follow the RRCA Safety Guidelines.
Whatever the pace, wherever the race, manners matter.
Rules of the road and trails
- Run against traffic if running on the road. If running on the sidewalk or multi-use trails, travel on the right and pass on the left.
- Never run more than two abreast if you are running in a group. Don’t be a road or trail hog.
- Don’t run down the middle of the road or trail.
- If you are running an out-and-back route, don’t just make a sudden u-turn at your turn around point. Stop, step to the right to allow oncoming traffic the opportunity to pass. Ensure the road or trail is clear of oncoming traffic (runners, cyclists, in-line skaters, etc.) then make your u-turn. Making a sudden u-turn without looking over your shoulder is a good way to get hit.
- Alert pedestrians when you are passing them – don’t assume they are aware of their surroundings. A simple “on your left” warning will suffice.
- Be alert on blind curves.
- Stop at stop signs and ensure oncoming traffic yields to you before proceeding across a road. Don’t assume cars will stop if you are entering a cross walk.
- Respect private property along your route. Don’t relieve yourself in the neighbor’s bushes.
- Don’t litter. If you can’t find a trash can, carry your trash home.
General Rules for Running in an Event
- Follow the rules of the race outlined on the race entry form! (more…)