Saturday, May 30, 2009

3 Star Course Date (UPDATE!)

Kindly note that the dates of the previously mentioned 3 STAR Personal Course has been adjusted as follows:

Day1 - 07/06/09 (Sun)
Day2 - 14/06/09 (Sun)
Day3 - 28/06/09 (Sun)
Day4 - 05/07/09 (Sun)

Time: 0900hrs to 1600hrs
Venue: Kallang (SCF)
Cost ranges from $90-$125

For sign-up or more information please email: Lim Jun Ping (

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Minute of Silence

A friend of mine who was a freelance canoeing/dragonboat instructor drowned yesterday evening at Macritchie.
An avid adventurer and champion for Diabetes, he has paddled around Singapore within 24hrs while in a canoe and dragonboat. I believe the dragonboat event made it to the Singapore book of records.

Last I heard he was planning to do a marathon swim in aid of diabetes too.

Alas, another life lost.

Read the news article here

Friday, May 22, 2009

3 Star Course at SCF

Got this news from the twodegreesnorth mailing list.

Dear friends,

Please be informed that Singapore Canoe Federation will be conducting a 3Star Personal Skills (Training Course) on the following dates:

Day1 - 31/05/09 (Sun)
Day2 - 07/06/09 (Sun)
Day3 - 14/06/09 (Sun)
Day4 - 21/06/09 (Sun)

Time: 0900hrs to 1600hrs
Venue: Kallang (SCF)
Cost ranges from $90-$125

For sign-up or more information please email:
Lim Jun Ping (

Course syllabus can be found under Awards -> Personal Skill at

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Round Ubin again and again!

Coney Island in the background

Paddled round ubin twice over this weekend after having been out of the water for more than a month! The last time I even touched a kayak was on 5th April...
On Saturday, I brought Seh Suan and KC who had just passed their 2 star course last weekend. They managed to survive the trip but took 5 hours to complete the whole distance.

Seh Suan posing

House No.1 near Chek Jawa

Today, I went with Huanda and Zi Yang who are better paddlers. It was also their first time though.
A total of 4.5hrs was spent to complete the journey but that included a 1 hour lunch break at a seafood restaurant on Ubin. Doubt Huanda will go on a round Ubin trip anytime soon though. Haha!

Now I've got some muscle aches. Better stretch again before I sleep tonight or I'll wake up or sore tmr!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Rolling Clinic

Rolling clinic by Paddle Culture

Date: 17th of May and 24th of May
Time: 1pm to 4pm (free and easy after that until 6pm)
Cost: $25 per day (non-Friend of PC) $20 a day (Friend of PC)
Maximum number of participants: 10 on the 17th, and 20 on the 24th.
Minimum requirement: 2 Star. If 1 star and have prior knowledge or skils, email/call us first.
Things to bring: Yourself and paddling gear. If you feel you need a nose clip, do purchase one beforehand.

Contact Details
Please email us at or call us at 96552337. Please indicate the subject line as Learn to Roll Class. Please also indicate your skill level. You are also welcome to join if you already know how to roll and want to refine or pick up a different roll.

Places on a first come first served basis. See you in the water!