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Singapore’s Good Samaritan

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.


National Steps Challenge™ Season 5 – 26 Oct 2019 to 30 Apr 2020

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.

we want YOU to feel the amazing effects of moving more with new programme features and activities. So, start moving and see how easy it is to feel good with every move.

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 / TIMEVENUE
20 — 22 Sep 
12.00pm to 8.00pm
Nex 
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.

For enquiries, please contact us at stepschallenge@hpb.gov.sg or call us at 1800 567 2020.


The Launch of SIMLIM.SG

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.

Two tech-lovers want to change that with an independent price comparison platform called Simlim.sg, aimed at bringing more transparency to Singapore’s largest electronics and IT hub. “Sim Lim Square has so much potential to be a great place. It’s like a cave of wonders for tech-geeks with hidden gems you can’t find anywhere else in Singapore.” says Michael Grosso, co-founder of Simlim.sg. “But finding the good deals and avoiding the bad ones is precisely everyone’s biggest challenge when it comes to shopping at Sim Lim Square. That’s why we decided to launch Simlim.sg.”
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Simlim.sg offers a simple interface whereby visitors can search and browse thousands of electronics and IT products, and be provided with the latest prices from over 55 participating Sim Lim Square merchants (as of launch 9 Nov 2016). Users also have the option of directly communicating with merchants through the platform’s Messaging feature where they can ask for more product details, check stock availability, or enquire about anything else – from the convenience of their home or MRT ride to work.
Aside from price comparison and perhaps more importantly, the platform also allows customers to rate merchants in an effort to encourage and recognize good customer service at the mall.
By digitizing retailers, Simlim.sg combines the convenience of an e-commerce- like platform with the accessibility of physical stores, relieving customers from having to choose between waiting for deli very and spending time locating a store that sells what they need.
“Stores are not dead, but they have to adapt” says Michael.“ Besides proposing an ever-better in-store experience, small shops need to step up their online presence as well.
This is crucial because even though we are still mostly buying from stores today, we are increasingly relying on information found online to decide what and where we’re going to
buy. The problem is that small shops are essentially invisible online, which leads to a growing part oftheir business lost to e-commerce each year.”
Michael came up with the idea out of sheer observation while he was looking for a
hard drive in Sim Lim Square. “I remember seeing an excited group of students sitting on the floor by the lifts, circling good deals on price lists spread out in front of them. Then I saw almost everyone else going from one store to another, relentlessly hunting for the right product at the right price. Obviously most retailers and shoppers own a computer or a smartphone, so I figured there must be a better way to connect them together.” Simlim.sg was born.
Roger Mulchandani and Michael Grosso met in 2015, while working at the same advertising firm in Singapore.
“Michael and I quickly became good friends, and we started talking about Simlim.sg soon after we met. I immediately saw the potential of a service that could finally allow shoppers and retailers to connect more directly. Both Michael and I grew up in small family businesses and thus fully appreciate the importance of helping them be an active part of today’s digital economy. The irony is that a lot of them actually have better prices than the bigger stores or e- commerce, but no one knows about it because they are essentially invisible.” said Roger.
The topic became a recurring conversation, and the chats soon turned into a serious project on which the pair found themselves spending countless nights and weekends perfecting the concept and development of Simlim.sg.
The two co-founders contacted Sim Lim Square’s management as soon as the site was ready for a demo in July, to show them the concept and get their feedback before approaching the merchants of the mall. Their feedback was very positive; even more so from the merchants themselves.
As Roger relates: “I got to spend a lot of time with various shop owners understanding their concerns about trading at the mall, and how previous bad publicity had affected them. Once I shared our vision of Simlim.sg and how transparency could benefit both their business and customers, they totally got it.
Both Michael and I were very encouraged to see that we got over 55 businesses to join the platform before we even launched. And it’s incredibly rewarding to see that we literally have every category of IT and electronics represented on the platform from Day 1.”
Simlim.sg has over 55 retailers as of launch date featuring over 4000 products available across all categories of IT and consumer electronic

PUMA introduces all-new IGNITE Dual

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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.

PUMA EVO Knit

The new IGNITE Dual (SGD 159) and running apparel range will be available at PUMA stores
and authorized retailers from 15 July 2016.


Last Call for Mizuno Ekiden

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.

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Final weekend to catch SEA’s tallest inflatable water slide

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

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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

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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.

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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.


Discount Code for Mizuno Ekiden Run Singapore

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.

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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

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Race Against Cancer 2016

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.

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