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Victory!

Maokong Station 貓空While she conquered Maokong in Taipei…

Cycling at Punggol!I conquered seafood at Punggol! Now that’s a HUGE incentive for me to start cycling :)


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Singapore Sports Hub Opening

Singapore Sportshub Opening

The Singapore Sports Hub opened its doors to the public on 30 June 2014. A fully-integrated sports, entertainment and lifestyle hub, the 35-hectare venue (think the size of 50 football fields) which cost $1.3billion to build includes world-class facilities like an Olympic-sized aquatic centre, multi-purpose arena and a water sports centre complete with a diving pool. It also houses a cluster of lifestyle facilities such as the Kallang Wave shopping mall, restaurants, skate park, lawn bowl green, climbing wall, beach volleyball court, hard courts, and even a sports library with a respectable 80,000 books on sports, health and fitness as well as the Singapore Sports Museum showcasing the local history of sports.

Singapore Sportshub Opening

Let’s explore!

Singapore Sportshub Opening

First, a photo with Nila the 28th Sea Games mascot

Singapore Sportshub Opening

Fancy exercising to the tune of Kpop?

Singapore Sportshub Opening

This is what I call luxury exercise – a little girl does the hula-hoop with her fans – fanning her. I also want.

Singapore Sportshub Opening

Singapore Sportshub Opening

I spot a giant! Wonder hows the air up there…

Singapore Sportshub Opening

Sports buffs can look forward to tryouts for various sports with equipment and guidance from coaches held every weekend. Booking is required for some of the facilities and guided tours.

Singapore Sportshub Opening

There are two sand courts along the waterfront where you can play beach volleyball or sports such as futsal, rugby and netball. What’s more awesome if that they are free for use, but booking is required.

Singapore Sportshub Opening

This extreme sport looked very fun, reminds me of the olden-days kungfu masters

Singapore Sportshub Opening

Let the games begin

Singapore Sportshub Opening

Sports is for everyone, irregardless of age! This couple looks so adorable :)

Singapore Sportshub Opening

Behold the crown jewel of the Singapore Sport Hub – the highly-anticipated National Stadium. Very much a Singaporean icon, it currently holds the record for being the largest dome structure in the world at 312 metres in diameter – and being the only one in the world which can host four different sports – rugby, cricket, football and athletics – by reconfiguring its 55,000 seats.

What’s more, it boasts of a retractable roof which also doubles up as a giant projector screen! It is able to close in about 20 minutes, allowing a match to go on regardless of the weather. Very Singaporean-kiasu in spirit indeed lol. A 1 1/2-hour tour of the stadium is available on selected days. Booking is required and a fee will be charged.

Singapore Sportshub Opening

Watch a water polo competition or swimming and diving games at the OCBC Aquatic Centre. The aquatic centre can hold up to 6,000 spectators and matches are broadcast on a giant LED screen. On non-event days, the pools are open to the public with an entry fee.

Singapore Sportshub Opening

Water polo match in action

Singapore Sportshub Opening

There’s something about men going after a ball that appeals to everyone…on water or on ground.

Singapore Sportshub Opening

Singapore Sportshub Opening

Synchronised Swimming

Singapore Sportshub Opening

Legs Parade

Singapore Sportshub Opening

Singapore Sportshub Opening

Singapore Sportshub Opening

Hello! :)

Singapore Sportshub Opening

Having fun with ping pong

Singapore Sportshub Opening

Show your marksmanship with archery

Singapore Sportshub Opening

Play indoor sports such as badminton, boxing, judo, netball and volleyball at the OCBC Arena, a multi- purpose indoor hall.

Singapore Sportshub Opening

With such a fab city view, I find no reason not to start exercising!

Singapore Sports Hub
Add: 2 Stadium Walk
Website: www.sportshub.com.sg
Tel: 6653 8900
How to Get There:
Train: Stadium (nearest), Mountbatten and Kallang (10-15mins walking)
Buses: 10, 11, 14, 16, 70, 70M & 196


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Day of Adventures at SAFRA Yishun

Day of Adventures at SAFRA Yishun

Conquered my first rock climbing expedition!
I accompanied Darren to his video interview at SAFRA Yishun Country Club over the weekend, and had an opportunity to try out their different activities at the one-day Open House. Boy, did I have fun!

Day of Adventures at SAFRA Yishun

Activities available at the club include rock climbing, Canopy Challenge Walk, Indoor Air Weapon Range, bowling and a gorgeous swimming pool. On normal days, one needs to be a member of the various sports and shooting clubs and pay equipment rental fees, but these were waived during the Open House at a nominal entrance fee.

Day of Adventures at SAFRA Yishun

Darren doing his video interview
True to himself, he’s still full of crap on TV lol

Day of Adventures at SAFRA Yishun

Blooper
He looks so cute even with a blooper :)

Day of Adventures at SAFRA Yishun

Now my turn to have fun!
I was particularly looking forward to check our the shooting range since I was in the school air rifle team many, many, many years ago. I wondered if I had lost my touch after such a long time; I wouldn’t be surprised if I can’t even remember how to load a rifle!

Day of Adventures at SAFRA Yishun

I better not lose to these young girls and uncle. Stress.

Day of Adventures at SAFRA Yishun

Sexy shooting. I may point my rifle the wrong way.

Day of Adventures at SAFRA Yishun

Will I be able to hit the bull’s eye?

Day of Adventures at SAFRA Yishun

Pellets and Target Board

Day of Adventures at SAFRA Yishun

My Arnold Schwarzenegger loading his pack
Will he be able to protect me? Or will I be protecting him instead?

Day of Adventures at SAFRA Yishun

Aim, and shoot!
We were give 6 pellets per round

Day of Adventures at SAFRA Yishun

Getting back my ‘report card’
Trepidation filled as I awaited my target board to come back

Day of Adventures at SAFRA Yishun

I think I found my next profession – hired killer LOL
I was pleasantly surprised at my results – all bull’s eye! Looks like I haven’t lost my touch, haha. That said, think they must have tweaked the level to the easiest for the Open House. But I am still happy with this ego booster!

Day of Adventures at SAFRA Yishun

We went to check out the rock climbing wall and canopy walk next

Day of Adventures at SAFRA Yishun

The 25m wall is as tall as the trees. Glurp.

Day of Adventures at SAFRA Yishun

A lady climber made it to the top! Pose for photos!

Day of Adventures at SAFRA Yishun

The victory sign is a must

Day of Adventures at SAFRA Yishun

I think I saw Spiderman

Day of Adventures at SAFRA Yishun

My turn to climb the wall!
This was my absolute first time, and as the station was closing I had no time to ponder, or pray since I recently broke my arms. I quickly scaled up the wall after this shot.

Day of Adventures at SAFRA Yishun

It was quite easy at first – maybe cos’ I chose the kids wall haha. Halfway up, I stole a peek downwards and momentarily got jelly feet. After that I was plastered to the wall like a moth for a good 3 minutes, deliberating whether to carry on or give up as I got lazy and found lesser grips as I went higher. And my poor nails!

Day of Adventures at SAFRA Yishun

I made it to the top! Not forgetting the victory sign

Day of Adventures at SAFRA Yishun

“Aunty, can you come down already? We want to go home.”
Now you know why I made it to the top. I had 4 men including Darren screaming “Come on! You can do it!” below. It would be so embarrassing to give up. So I gritted my teeth and carried on. And broke two nails haha. I didn’t dare to tell Darren cos’ he will definitely slap me for being such a princess. But I am glad I did it!

Day of Adventures at SAFRA Yishun

In addition to rock climbing, the Adventure Sports Centre houses 2 sets of obstacle courses. They look fun but the queue was so long we didn’t want to wait.

Day of Adventures at SAFRA Yishun

The Cargo Net Bridge looks fun

Day of Adventures at SAFRA Yishun

A ‘Singing Rock’ harness – how cute!

Day of Adventures at SAFRA Yishun

Kudos to this lady on the Elvis Walk
She was screaming all the way “My hands are very tired! I cannot anymore!” until everyone got worried she would fall. She made it across in the end, and I am proud of her! Wish I had a chance to try it…maybe next time

Day of Adventures at SAFRA Yishun

Someone obviously enjoyed himself :)

Day of Adventures at SAFRA Yishun

I wished we had brought along our swimming gear, cos’ the sunny weather was simply awesome for a cool dip in this gorgeous pool

Day of Adventures at SAFRA Yishun

We had a fun and healthy day out!
It’s nice to have something healthy to do other than stuffing our faces silly with food. If we carry on with this, I have no doubt we will be gorgeously svelte creatures in no time heh :D