Do you know what most people like about most Singapore?
Stability, being one, but really for me it’s about the safety and community caring that enables one to feel really safe here in this little red dot.
I started training for my runs again and last week after my run, I went to the nearest kids playground hidden in the corner of my block, I was just resting after my sit-up sets and before I knew it, this lady on her PMD with her child from a far honking at me. My eyes was still closed at that moment and she shouted from a distance “are you ok?”
This to me made me really happy to be in such a good community that even so I was hidden right smack at the kids playground, some good Samaritan will be looking out for you.
To me this was the best feeling. Knowing that you will be safe no matter where you go. I do not say this only cause I’ve experience this for the first time. My sister and I had a cycling accident and the public came to us like angels from every corner. They helped called the ambulance and another good Samaritan helped me with our bikes and drove me back home.
I am really really thankful for all your help.
I want to say thank you to Melvin from Garcia bikes for helping me bring our bikes home even though you were on the other side of the road. I really thank you.
So no matter where in Singapore, I believe there will always be someone looking out for you.
It just seem like a few months ago that the nation collected the tracker for National Steps Challenge and now it’s already in Season 5.
Yes, it is going to be filled with new programme features and activities and I really like how, Health Promotion Board (HPB) is doing so. Season 5 is going to take place on starting TODAY till 30 April 2020.
For those that have signed up for Season 5 and have not received an heart-rate monitoring fitness tracker during Season 4, you will be receiving a shiny new colored fitness tracker (Axtro Fit 2) or you can purchase from their physical retail store. Review of that tracker vs my Garmin FR25 coming up. Watch this space
AXTRO Sports (By JMD Pacific Pte Ltd) 3 Coleman Street, #02-22, Peninsular Shopping Centre, Singapore 179804 *only from 1st Oct 2019*
Just so you know there is a Pokemon themed feel good kiosk located at only specific locations and you will stand to walk away with an exclusive Feel-good kit that includes Pokémon-themed sticker set, $2 NTUC FairPrice e-Voucher and a motivational card! Available on a first come, first served, while stocks last basis Just so you know there is a Pokemon themed feel good kiosk located at only specific locations and you will stand to walk away with an exclusive Feel-good kit that includes. (so please check the locations below)
|DATE / TIME||VENUE|
|20 — 22 Sep |
12.00pm to 8.00pm
Basement Level 2, Plaza
|24 — 26 Sep |
12.00pm to 8.00pm
|Bedok Mall |
Basement Level 2, MRT Linkway
|4 — 6 Oct |
12.00pm to 8.00pm
|Lot One |
Level 1, Atrium
|11 — 13. Oct |
12.00pm to 8.00pm
|Ang Mo Kio Hub |
Level 3, Opp Foodfare
So if you are asking yourself if you are eligible to participate? yes you can if you a member of the public with a valid NRIC/FIN number aged at least 17 years old and above.
In case you don’t already have an opinion on Sim Lim Square, ask anyone what they think about it and it’s unlikely that you will get very positive feedback.
The problem is that when Sim Lim Square makes the headlines, it’s usually not for good news. And despite continuous efforts from the management to revitalize the mall, the place still feels quite empty.
Singapore – 6 July 2016, Global Sports Brand PUMA continues to expand its successful
IGNITE running franchise with the all-new IGNITE Dual for Autumn-Winter ’16 that offers
duality in both function and style.
Engineered to provide ultimate flexibility and cushioning for mid and long distance runners,the IGNITE Dual features the proprietary IGNITE FOAM midsole that’s visible on the heel and hidden in the forefoot to offer full length energy return. Articulated chevron grooves are designed to compress during landing and rebound. The molded EVA sockliner cradles the foot comfortably for an easy run. The outsole has been technically enhanced by PUMA to mimic the natural gait of the runner. A guidance groove that runs from the heel allows a smoother transfer of the runner’s weight from heel-strike to toe-off. Deep forefoot flex grooves add to the freedom of movement while carbon rubber is introduced on the heel for extra durability.
The duality story extends to the upper with a two-tone premium flexible mesh that delivers a comfortable fit, breathability and flexibity. Adding depth and dimension to the silhouette is the color shifting mesh and reflective panels for extra visibility in low light conditions. The look is finished with an exciting contemporary graphic that gives the IGNITE Dual a youthful appeal and hook back to the upcoming Olympics Games where the design DNA continues on the training and podium wear of PUMA-sponsored Federations and athletes.
The IGNITE Dual is available in IGNITE Dual Disc (pic below) and IGNITE Dual evoKnit iterations – variations of the upper design with the same tooling. The IGNITE Dual Disc features PUMA’s innovative laceless Disc Closure System that allows a quick, easy and custom fit with a turn of the Disc dial. Its upper is constructed with a combination of comfort foam that stretches to conform to the foot and net mesh for breathability and depth. The evoKnit Dual is created with a knitted upper for a soft comfortable fit, breathability, and flexibility.
The new IGNITE Dual (SGD 159) and running apparel range will be available at PUMA stores
and authorized retailers from 15 July 2016.
Have you guys been training hard for the upcoming Mizuno Ekiden? or you still thinking of signing up with your team of four, I have to say it will be challenging, it will be hot, it will be furious. Anyway it will be the last call for Mizuno Ekiden registration which ends this coming 10th June. I am not sure if my coupon has been used up but you can still try to register with it.
In Japanese terms, Ekiden refers to a relay-styled long distance running. Runners get to register in teams of four across three different categories, If you guys can’t run the 42km, you can always opt for the 21k, or the Corporate category (21.1km).
The event strives to instill and portray remarkable Japanese values such as individual perseverance, teamwork and the ability to showcase a high level of performance in intense and challenging situations.
For those who missed out on the first weekend of the DBS Marina Regatta 2016, which saw some 10,000 people enjoy non-stop activities from dawn to dusk at the Bay; be sure to catch the regatta’s final weekend on 4-5 June. Admission is free for all
Unmissable experiences await this weekend both on- and off-water at Singapore’s biggest water sports fest by the bay. Southeast Asia’s tallest inflatable water slide raised more than SGD 15,000 over two days and saw some 8,000 plunges being taken at the slide. Join in the fun this weekend for a small fee of SGD 10 for five slides. (check out the POV video of the slide) All proceeds go towards SPD, a non-profit organisation that helps people with disabilities develop their potential to the fullest so that they can be self-reliant
Singapore’s one and only pop-up urban beach continues to play host to families and urbanites alike, hosting activities such as yoga, board sports, zorbing and kayaking. Complete with beach bar and hammocks, event-goers also have the option of simply lounging at the beach with a refreshing beverage in hand while taking in the iconic sights of the Marina Bay.
DBS Marina Regatta 2016 also features the largest collective of home-grown designers, musicians and restaurateurs to ever gather at the Bay. Lovers of artisanal, handmade crafts will discover plenty of unique finds at the regatta’s artisan market, Shop House. Curated by art market specialists, The Local People, and housed in refitted shipping containers, Shop House features local designers such as accessories brand Supernacular and potter Oh Leaf. Grab a bite at the food village – Chow House – for mouth-watering meals by popular eateries Snag Shack, Fika, Kerbside Gourmet and more.
As the sun sets, climb up to the roofs of the shipping containers which double as viewing decks, for an unparalleled view to take in the beach concert. The regatta’s music showcase Sound House will feature emerging music artistes from Noise Singapore as the regatta wraps up, with names such as indie group Take Two, The MadHatter Project and Joie Tan.
I am so excited that in just about two months from now, the Mizuno Ekiden Run will hold their second race in Singapore and what better way to run with your buddies and sharing the burden of running a full 42km, if not a the 21km run will suffice if you guys want a fast and furious run on that day because it will only be 5km route for each person.
Got to be honest that I have
not been training for this run and I feel totally guilty about it because of work load, I bet my team mates are giving me the dagger stare right about now when they are reading this. Luckily it is a Ekiden and not a full 42km race, but still this does not give me the reason to slack off on my run position. OK MOTIVATION HERE I COME.
Also I bring you guys good news if you are reading this because you wanted to register for this event then you came to the right place because I am sharing with all my readers a special redemption code for a full $60 off for each team signing up, but remember this offer is only limited to the first 10 teams. So sign-up here while you still can.
If this is your first time trying out Ekiden with your friends, here are some tips that you might want to use to align your runners according to their speed but this is just a guideline feel free to use it
- 1st Runner should be your 2nd fastest
- 2nd Runner could be your remaining or slowest
- 3rd Runner should be your slowest
- 4th Runner should be the best runner to play catch up
Hope to see you guys there and Happy Training. Don’t say I Boh Jio
The annual Singtel-Singapore Cancer Society Race Against Cancer (RAC) is back for the eighth year at Angsana Green, East Coast Park, on Sunday, 03 July 2016 at 7.00am.
The race will feature two competitive categories – the 10km and 15km Competitive Runs and a 5km Fun Run. Ms Grace Fu, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, will be the Guest-of-Honour at the race.
Registration for the Singtel-Singapore Cancer Society Race Against Cancer 2016 will close at 8,000 participants or visit raceagainstcancer.com and sign up today!
RAC 2016 aims to raise awareness of cancer and the services which SCS provides and rallies the community to join in the fight against cancer. SCS also hopes to raise $1.1 million through the race for its cancer programmes and services, including the Help the Children and Youth Programme, financial and welfare aid to needy cancer patients and their cancer treatment subsidies, free cancer screenings, research, public education initiatives, hospice care services for terminally-ill cancer patients, as well as rehabilitation support for recovering cancer patients and cancer survivors.