Spartan Race Junior

I will never had imagined doing a standard obstacle course (SOC in army jargon) out of my own free will, let alone paying to do anything remotely similar… until my girl wanted to try Spartan Race Junior and found myself running after her under the hot sun above my head and mud under my feet.

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Parents eager to capture the start…

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… and children can’t wait to begin.

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And here they go!

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Clearing all 11 obstacles and onward to the finish line. Great job children!

SATS Premier Lounge

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I have to catch a flight at 9.20am and left home very early to avoid the jam to the airport. I would have grab a quick breakfast if not for a complimentary access to the lounge, blessing from the DBS Altitude card. This card came with a priority pass with two complimentary access to many lounges all over the world (see here). In fact, there are quite a few travel friendly credit cards that provide lounge access as well (see here). However, as far as I’m concern, I still prefer the Altitude over the rest because its annual fee can be waived if a minimum amount is charged to the card per year. At 25,000, it is quite doable if all the combined family expenses are charged to it. So the travel benefits and air miles really comes with no additional cost.

Anyway, here’s what I enjoyed for free.

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UNESCO World Heritage “Castells” Human Tower Performances at Ocean Financial Centre

This is the first time Castells (human tower) is performed in Singapore. The performers were from Minyons de Terrassa and they hold the world record for the largest “Castell”.

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Getting ready… and here they go.

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Not too sure why they will bite their shirt collars.

 

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The men will anchor, then the ladies then the toddlers start to climb.

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They climbed 3 times. First two was similar but the last one was spectacular. A single column was left after they were done.

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Can see how shag the anchor man is.

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A huge turnout by at the financial district to cheer them on.

 

 

 

UK’s Red Arrows flypast in Singapore

After two disappointing postponements, the Red Arrows finally flew over Singapore’s Marina Bay arrow.

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The weather was very hot and by 1.15pm, I’m not quite sure whether there would be a third postponement or cancellation of the performance.

Fortunately, within a few minutes, we finally saw the red planes.

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On the way back to the Gardens by the Bay, I chance upon some birding opportunity in the lotus pond.

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