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DBS Marina Regatta and Ignite The Bay

Singapore’s Biggest Watersports Festival

Held in conjunction with the 28th SEA Games, this year’s DBS Marina Regatta takes place over three weekends, from 30th May to 14th June. Set against the iconic skyline of Marina Bay, witness top dragon boating and sailing teams battle it out to be the country’s and the region’s best.

Apart from exhilarating sporting action in the water, be sure to check out the exciting activities – these include cosplay, cheerleading, dance and music competitions, extreme sports, a dedicated kids zone, a fantastic food festival, stand-up paddling and Singapore’s first urban beach! With all this and more, this year’s DBS Marina Regatta promises to ignite all your senses, and be a Bay experience unlike any other!

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DBS Dragon Tap

Admission is free, so join us at the DBS Marina Regatta 2015 and Ignite The Bay! for the full details and schedule please click here DBS Marina Regatta 2015 Highlights

Also Stand a Chance to win prizes $3000 just by participating in the DBS Mobile App

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To Download the app just scan the QR Code or click here DBS Dragon Tap

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Teva Originals for Summertime

TevaThe Teva originals are back. Same iconic design, with a twist. Inspired by the details, art and craft of the brand’s iconic sport sandal, Teva is rolling out a vibrant collection of new patterns and silhouettes designed to pair easily with any individualist’s style. As consumers continue to embrace Originals and weave them into an everyday, go anywhere option, Teva’s Spring ’15 line of sandals and casual canvas footwear are built upon the same expression of freedom that the Original embodies.

The versatile, classic styles in this collection, including the Original Sandal and Original Universal, will be seen differently from beaches to urban environments with bold updates – premium leather, metallic hardware, marbled outsoles, animal prints and subtle color shifts, like chalky bright hues. Teva Original Summer is all about freedom, the freedom to take that detour and discover new horizons. Whether you’re exploring the city, or off on an island getaway, a weekend hiking trip or dancing at a music festival, Teva has what you need. So put your best foot forward and step out in Teva

Check out the Mens and Ladies collection

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The Teva Originals is available at all World of Sports and World of Outdoors. The Teva Originals series retails from $59-$65.

International Bangkok Bike Exhibition

Early May I was in Bangkok Thailand to cover the International Bangkok Bike 2015, as you know this is not the first time they are having this show and it is now into their fifth installment, they have grown in size since 2010.

The exhibition is held annually here at the Impact Muang Thong Thani hall and getting here seems to be a hassle if you want to take a bus or sky train as I believe there is none but the beautiful thing of being in Thailand is their affordable taxi services unlike Japan or Hong Kong which will cost us a arm or two,

Anytime you need a cab you can just flag one down but make sure they use their meter so that you don’t get cheated (I always tip them if they do turn on the meter. but hey, if you feel adventurous do read on below for directions to Impact Muang Thong by public bus or train.

This year installment had plenty of exhibitors as well as distributors despite the decline of high end cycling demand in Thailand, the bike show features new bicycles, accessories, clothing, and cycling related products on display and available for purchase. I got myself an awesome helmet for about $50 (check out the design)

The show charges no entrance fee but all you need to do is register at the counter before you go in, you will be presented with a sticker as for all exhibition and do remember to paste in on the board when you exit the hall.

If you like you can watch my walk-about and interviews at the Bangkok Bike 2015

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The show may not be as big as the Taiwan or the American bike expo but it stills attracts a huge number of visitors on each day, I was hoping to see more of the latest cutting edge technology from all the major brands, but it seems that most distributors and exhibitors are very much independent and local retailers which show case their own products which is not too bad.

It is cool because you get to see items you don’t normally see overseas, I had my hands full interviewing and looking at all the local bike retailers such as e-Bike and Bomb Bikes Jersey

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If you are ever in Bangkok Thailand next year around this time, do make your visit to this place and it will not disappointed for sure.
Do click on their webpage for more information but do watch out this space for nexts year event info

Directions and Transportation

Located in the suburb away from the traffic congestion in downtown Bangkok, IMPACT is:

  • 30 minutes from downtown Bangkok via congest free expressways
  • 45 minutes from Suvarnabhumi International airport via expressways
  • 15 minutes from Don Mueang International Airport

Array of Transportation Services

IMPACT is being served by an array of transportation services such as on-call taxis, minibuses, public buses, IMPACT Link, inter-fairground shuttle buses

ON-CALL TAXIS SERVICES

On-call taxis are available at our various taxi stands and kiosks operated by our staff at IMPACT Challenger 2 and Hall 5

IMPACT Link Shuttle Bus Services

We offer our IMPACT LINK bus shuttle services between Bangkok city and IMPACT. Our fleet of minibuses, donning the distinctive logo of IMPACT serves the 30-minute route between Mo Chit Sky Station and IMPACT, interval daily from 6.00 am to 10 pm.

Public Mini-Bus and Van Services at Ruam-Jai market

Public mini-bus and van services are available to/from IMPACT from the following downtown areas:

Terminal – A

  • Muang Thong – The Mall Ngamwongwan (06.00-21.45)
  • Muang Thong – Ramkhamheang (06.00-21.30)
  • Muang Thong – Sanam Luang (05.50-21.00)

Terminal – B

  • Muang Thong – Major Rangsit (07.00-21.00)
Terminal – C

  • IMPACT Link (06.00-21.30)
  • Vam (05.00-24.00)
  • Public bus no. 166 (04.20-22.00)
  • Muang Thong – Lat Lum Kaeo (06.00-19.00)

Terminal – D + E

  • Muang Thong – Victory Monument (04.20-22.00)

Terminal – F

  • Motorcycle Taxi
The public bus station is situated at Aktiv Square, opposite IMPACT Arena. Buses services available to/from IMPACT
From Changwattana Road/Vipavadee Rangsit Junction

  • Bus No. 29, 59, 95 and A/C bus no. 4, 10, 13, 19 (to the North of IMPACT)
  • Bus No. 29, 52 and A/C bus no. 4, 10, 29 (to south)
  • Bus No. 59, 95, 150 and A/C bus no. 13 (to east)

From Pakkred

  • Bus No. 33, 90, 367 and 359 (to north)
  • Bus No. 32, 33, 51, 90, 104, A/C bus no. 56 and special A/C Bus no. 1 (to south)

From Changwattana

  • Bus No. 52, 150, 356 and A/C bus no 150, 356 and 166
  • Bus No. 166, 166 (blue) Nam Non Quayside-Muang Thongา)
Inter-Fairground Shuttle ServicesComplimentary inter-fairground shuttle services run every five minutes within IMPACT fairground.

Enjoy the pictures from the Bike Show.

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Why being STRONG is not recommended.

Sometimes people want to be super strong to do all sorts of task on hand, lifting cars, trains and even planes,When people say they want to be strong, what does strong means to you? Hear me out on why being strong is not recommended, watch the video to find out why, kids dont ever imitate what I did and please becareful  if you are ever that “STRONG”   PS: anyway just kidding, being strong is always good and recommended. Strong not only in strength but in mental wise as well. Strong being your own character and never let people break it. Have a great Friday guys, and dont be a dumb ass like me.

SINGAPORE’S FIRST EVER POP-UP URBAN BEACH TO DEBUT AT DBS MARINA REGATTA: Press Release

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SINGAPORE, 8 May 2015 – For the very first time, it’s happening in Singapore – a pop-up urban beach complete with palm trees, deck chairs, and a beach bar in the heart of Marina Bay.

The initiative is part of the DBS’ commitment to ignite possibilities by the bay via the DBS Marina Regatta. Tapping on the growing trend of urban beaches across the world, DBS aims to transform Singapore’s new financial district and to bring more people down to the bay to watch the 28th SEA Games races. The beach will also serve to present a fun, relaxed yet innovative side of Singapore to SEA Games visitors.

Measuring 50 metres (m) by 50 metres (m), the beach will be located at The Promontory@Marina Bay during the third weekend of the DBS Marina Regatta from 13 to 14 June 2015. The beach will also feature a 25m by 15m pool where a host of activities including stand-up paddling and stand-up yoga will take place.

A Logistical Feat

The task of creating a man-made beach in the heart of one of the world’s leading financial centers will be no mean feat as organisers bring in 28,000kg of sand in an operation that is expected to take up to 300 man-hours.

The sand will be laid onto a protective ground sheet that covers the entire area of the beach. A raised edge will help to contain the sand, and grass lining the perimeter of the beach will ensure that the sand remains within the beach’s boundaries.

DBS Marina Regatta activities on 13-14 June – SEA Games Sailing @ the Urban Beach

  • Watch the 28th SEA Games Sailing races from Singapore’s first pop-up urban beach
  • Take part in Stand-Up Yoga and Stand-Up Paddling in the pool
  • Enjoy food and beverages from trendy eateries at the DBS Food Village by Savour
  • Try your hand at fun activities such as zorbing, rock climbing and the flying fox
  • Watch remote controlled boat enthusiasts race their crafts in the pool
  • Check out the artisanal flea market or the urban art on display

Columbia Silver Ridge Stay Cool and Comfortable Under the Sun: Press Release

Columbia Silver RidgeThe Columbia Silver Ridge Long Sleeve Shirt is designed to keep you dry, protected and comfortable during long active days in the sun. This Columbia classic features quick-wicking material, strategic venting, stretch construction and built-in UPF 50 blocking power.

Omni-Wick advanced evaporation keeps you cool and comfortable at the height of sweat-infused activity and stretch rip stop is super supple. The long, sleek cut with flattering seam lines turns up the feminine-factor so it’s perfect for mixing, matching, and layering. Omni-Shade sun protection creates a comforting barrier between your skin and harsh UV rays, a flip-up collar provides extra protection for your neck and curved sun cuffs have the tops of your hands covered.

Fabric:

  • OMNI-SHADE MAIN BODY
    100% nylon basketweave
  • OMNI-WICK PANELING
    57% recycled polyester/43% polyester mesh

OMNI-WICK®
High-Performance Wicking Fabric

OMNI-SHADE®
Sun Protection

The Columbia Silver Ridge Long Sleeve Shirts retail for $89.90 and are available at all Columbia stores and selected World of Sports and World of Outdoors.

Shoe Sale You Can’t Miss

I have here some great news to share, if you are looking for some new shoes for all the up coming races or some just nice trainers for training or running, you guys must not missed this place that I’ve stumble upon. I miss those warehouse days where Saucony always go on sale once a year, that is when I stock up on all my Kinvara’s and Triumph, sometimes even running tops as well as socks fast forward to 4 years ahead, I don’t think the Saucony warehouse sale is made available anymore because their distributorship have been changed to another enterprise

Well fret not, like I said, I stumbled upon this pop up store and it will only be opened for 6months from today or April, Crazy discount going up to 60% I saw it with my own eyes, and my words don’t capture your attention you can take a look at the pictures I snapped.

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Newton 2014 series are available, Brooks Altra and Innov8 trail shoes are made available at such low prices. What caught my attention in this place was all the 2XU compression wear that is on 40%, I went through the barrages of item and many sizes are still available. (Not for Long)

Triathlon top and Pearl Izumi cycling tops are also made available at heavy discount. Time to stock up guys.

So the question now is, WHERE IS THIS POP UP STORE AT? well this little pop up store is in Changi City Point #01-50, it is on the McDonald’s level. So don’t say I never share good bargains.

Well if you are around the area, other stores worth taking a look are the PUMA outlet, Nike Outlet, Asics Outlet as well as not forgetting NB Outlet.

How to get here:

Changi City Point, 5 Changi Business Park Central 1, 486038

By MRT

Changi City Point is located in the heart of Changi Business Park, directly opposite the Singapore Expo MRT

From Changi City Point to Simei MRT

Operating Hours:
Monday to Sunday, including Public Holidays
11.30am- 9.00pm**
^Every 30-minute interval

Salomon X-Scream 3D First Impressions

Having the perks to work with so many sports agency and PR company is one of my driving force to wake up early in the morning on a rainy weekend when I am not in training season, running this blog is not monetary purpose I assure you and what I pen down is totally my own thoughts and first impression of the product, so no bullshit no sugar coating, You guys can ask me anything about the product and I would be happy to reply if I have the answer. So this week I am bringing you my First Impression of the Salomon X-Scream 3D

Do catch my teaser trailer and other runners opinion on the X-Scream here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLp2VUz1K8Y usually my posting will be later than my Youtube videos as I have to post there before drafting this down. So if you want first hand information, do subscribe to my Youtube channel as I will be posting more product and training videos there soon.

Well let’s get it on, Last Sunday we ran with the Salomon team and it was an invite extended to me by Salomon sponsored by World Of Sports. This event was for the exclusive launch of the X-Scream 3D, if you did not follow my blog X-Scream is the Salomon City to Trail series. Much have been improved over the previous X-Scream Salomon have heard from the runners and improved on all design aspect starting from the.

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 The new X-Scream 3D design is now based more closely to the higher end Sense-Pro series, this gives the shoe a more attractive look and color way have also improved with bright and bold colors similiar to SpeedCross, but this shoe is not all about the look. It performs as expected and maybe a little bit even more.  X-Scream 3D (3) X-Scream 3D (4) X-Scream 3D (5) X-Scream 3D (6) X-Scream 3D (7) X-Scream 3D (8) X-Scream 3D (9) X-Scream 3D (11)Improvement to the X-Scream 3D

If you want to see the full comparison between the old and new X-Scream I suggest you click on this link for the video First Impression. Major improvements have been done to the soles of the shoe replacing it’s OS Tendon system with a new 3D Pro Feel Film.  Click on the photo to see a close up.

Grip and traction was a problem face with the previous version because of its design despite the contagrip but this new on will have new lugs designed closely to the tentacle of an octopus which will spread and clear water away from the soles for a better grip.

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X-Scream 3D (10)Endofit and Heel Cup

Salomon retained the Endofit system which I approve as you will experience a snug fit from your heel cup to your arch giving you much support needed on your trail run. The upper mesh has slight improvement in terms of material and the breathable mesh feels more airy

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Not much changes have been done in this department but a noticeable boo boo was highlighted to me by other runners saying that the lace pocket for this design is slightly lower than the lace which makes it harder to tighten as it will dig into your upper feet if you run. My favourite upgrade of the shoe has got to be the tongue design as it is now slimmer and is more flexible than the previous version.

X-Scream 3D (12)Isaac’s 2Cents Worth

First impression most noticeable was the heel cup which digs in deeper than previous version, it held a snug fit which I like as it doesnt roll the ankles as much. The upper tongue is now slimmer and for forefoot runner they will rejoice as the OS Tendon is now changed to the new and improved 3D Feel where the flexion from the front push off will greatly improve their stride.

Heel Runner should not be discourage as this shoe has a great back support and it feels plush enough to take on the City to Trail Challenge. What I didn’t like is that the shoe is not true to size and it has been size down. (some say up) so I have to say it could be batch manufacturing problem. I dont agree with many other review saying its overly gripp, yes the grip has been improved but by a slight margin

PS: Watch My interview with Samuel (Product Manager for Salomon Asia) on what he thinks of the new X-Scream 3D

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