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This is an easy 2KM Mob Walk in support of Guide Dogs Singapore Ltd's (GDS) flag day in the heart of Orchard Road on 4 Feb from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. This is also in partnership with Run For Light which is an annual run event scheduled on 18 Mar, Saturday.
Walk will start at Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station and end at ION Orchard. There is a pitstop at Mandarin Gallery. The walk contingent will be led by a guide dog with its visually-impaired handler. Volunteers can help to create awareness for the vision impaired community and most importantly, the role of the guide dog seen in public. This a no hustle, no bustle walk event with only purpose to support a cause. Everyone will be given a complimentary 2022 edition Run For Light tee to be donned during the walk.
Meeting venue is at Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station (we will follow up with email notification on the exact waiting place)
To keep the group size lean, we have limited slots for this walk. First 15 who have indicated YES will need to proceed to register on this link, bit.ly/rflmobwalk.
Date: 4 Feb 2023 (Saturday)
Time: 2.45 pm to 6 pm
Meetup point: Pasir Ris Beach Park
Prepare for a tougher beach clean-up => watch our usual session
The Seas need your help!!
While there are many types of ocean pollution and different sources or pathways through which pollutants enter the watery habitat, plastic constitutes the single largest cause of ocean pollution today.
(Plastics are #1 on top of many other pollutants)
Plastic bottles, bags, cigarette butts, plastic pieces, straws, tires, netting, etc., threaten the marine ecosystem as fish and other creatures get entangled in them, suffocate and die. Turtles and seabirds can sometimes confuse them with food and even digest them, causing a rupture in their digestive system and eventual death through starvation.
Microplastics are small pieces or fragments of plastic that are eaten by fish and then enter the human body. According to a recent study, the fish in the North Pacific consume about 24,000 tonnes of plastic in a year and transfers it to the bigger fish and then to humans. It was found that a quarter of fish sold in California’s fish markets had plastic in their guts. It was plastic microfibres, to be more precise.
It also found that an average person eats 74,000 microplastics every year.
😱😨🤮 The number might be high for seafood lovers! 😱😨🤮
How does human waste affect the ocean?
Though little talked about, our species has a monumental problem disposing of its human waste. A recent modeling study finds that wastewater adds around 6.2 million tons of nitrogen to coastal waters worldwide per year, contributing significantly to harmful algal blooms, eutrophication, and ocean dead zones.
Where are we cleaning up?
Pasir Ris Park - beach number will be notified via the chat group that you be added to after U fill up this REGISTRATION FORM
Every hand counts.
Every trash picked is an animal saved!
Please 𝙗𝙚 𝙥𝙧𝙚𝙥𝙖𝙧𝙚𝙙 𝙩𝙤 𝙥𝙚𝙧𝙨𝙥𝙞𝙧𝙚, 𝙜𝙚𝙩 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙝𝙖𝙣𝙙 & 𝙗𝙤𝙙𝙮 𝙬𝙚𝙩 & 𝙙𝙞𝙧𝙩𝙮. 𝙏𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙞𝙨 𝙣𝙤𝙩 𝙖𝙣 𝙚𝙖𝙨𝙮 𝙟𝙤𝙗, 𝙥𝙡𝙚𝙖𝙨𝙚 𝙚𝙣𝙨𝙪𝙧𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙘𝙖𝙣 𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙢𝙞𝙩 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙛𝙪𝙡𝙡 𝙙𝙪𝙧𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙗𝙚𝙛𝙤𝙧𝙚 𝙨𝙞𝙜𝙣𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙪𝙥.
ITEMS TO BRING/WEAR:
-Sunscreen (more than 15 SPF)
-Wear long sleeves/pants if you are prone to insect bites and scratches.
-Small knife or cutter (to cut ropes, nets, and fishing lines)
-minimum 1.5 liter of water to hydrate
-hard-soled, covered shoes (NO slippers or open toes sandals) -> best is water boot
- We avoid buying trash bags for cleanup; our group tries to reuse unwanted plastic bags and rice sacks passed to us from shops as much as we can for our cleanup. You are encouraged to bring any large plastic bags, and packaging covers available from home.
- Bring your own tongs if you have them, we only have about 10 metal tongs.
- If you feel unwell, we advise you not to attend this cleanup event.
- We will set up a WhatsApp event group 5 days before the event date to provide more details and answer your questions. We thank you for your patience until we set up the chatgroup.
- Only those registered will be added to the group chat. Please check this event page or WhatsApp group chat for the latest updates the morning before the event date.
- Please ensure that you can commit for the full duration before signing up.
- Please fill in ONE REGISTRATION FORM PER VOLUNTEER.
E.g. If you are coming in a group of 4, you would need to submit the form 4 times. We cannot guarantee any slots for friends or family members who did not register.
- Trash data collected will be uploaded to R.I.S.E. Network for research.
The participant acknowledges that this is a cleanup event. The plan serves as a guide only. The Event Host cannot be held responsible for any injury/changes/cancellations/delays caused by accidents, strikes, government regulations, weather conditions or natural calamities, etc.
When you turned up for this event, it is understood that you have read, agreed, and accepted the above terms and conditions.
Though this is a FREE event, it has limited slots for crowd control - so please be responsible to change your RSVP when you are no longer coming.
Strictly for members
What's the plan?
A 14 - 16 km hike. Part 1 Windsor Nature Park is easy, but Part 2 Bukit Brown will be muddy & a bit of bashing. Not exactly a walk in the park. Be prepared to get muddy. Hiking shoe is highly recommended.
Meetup Venue => https://bit.ly/3wBgTXo
Pavillion after Windor park entrance
“𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝒇𝒐𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒕 𝒊𝒔 𝒏𝒐𝒕 𝒂 𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒐𝒖𝒓𝒄𝒆 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒖𝒔, 𝒊𝒕 𝒊𝒔 𝒍𝒊𝒇𝒆 𝒊𝒕𝒔𝒆𝒍𝒇. 𝑰𝒕 𝒊𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒐𝒏𝒍𝒚 𝒑𝒍𝒂𝒄𝒆 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒖𝒔 𝒕𝒐 𝒍𝒊𝒗𝒆”
≫≫≫ Opened in 2017, Windsor Nature Park is one of Singapore’s newer parks. It has roughly 4km of trails spread over 75 hectares — it might not be the largest park, but the many freshwater streams running through make it unique.
# ≫≫≫ MacRitchie Nature Trail & Reservoir Park
Anchored by Singapore’s largest reservoir—part of a water catchment system that captures rainwater—the park and nature reserve at the very heart of Singapore is a popular destination for runners, water sports enthusiasts, and of course nature lovers.
Take an exhilarating walk around the 11-kilometre nature trail loop known as MacRitchie Trails, located within the tropical rainforest of Central Catchment Nature Reserve.
≫≫≫ Bukit Brown Cemetery, dating back to the early 1920s, is the first Chinese public cemetery in Singapore. Estimated to house more than 100,000 graves, it has recently shrunk in size due to the new Lornie Highway that razed through a large chunk of it.
Although closed and abandoned in the 1970s, it has not been forgotten. Today, Bukit Brown Cemetery is home to many bird species and wildlife and is a hit with nature lovers, bird watchers, and history buffs.
𝗕𝗲𝗮𝘂𝘁𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗡𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝗵𝗮𝘀 𝗯𝗲𝗲𝗻 𝗹𝗲𝗳𝘁 𝗮𝗹𝗼𝗻𝗲, 𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗼𝘂𝗰𝗵𝗲𝗱 & 𝘀𝗵𝗲 𝘁𝗼𝗼𝗸 𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗱. 𝗧𝗿𝗲𝗲𝘀 & 𝘃𝗲𝗴𝗲𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗴𝗶𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝘀𝗶𝘇𝗲. 𝗪𝗶𝗹𝗱 𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗺 & 𝗯𝗿𝗼𝗼𝗸𝘀 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘀𝗼 𝗽𝗿𝗲𝘁𝘁𝘆. There are even beautiful natural secret gardens - that will quickly bring ZEN into your experience that you wouldn't want to leave because even before you got to the hearts of the gardens you are already mesmerized.
Our photo 📷 record ► https://bit.ly/2R6Ltar
NOTE: There will be no sweepers - you are to keep pace with your frontman Or find your own way out if you're lost.
Must bring items!
At least 1.5 liters of water, sunblock, rain gear, sun protection accessories, and snack/energy bars.
Shoe: Wear comfortable walking or hiking shoes
What if it rains ?
Unless thunderstorm warning, Rain is good for cooling weather.
Please stay informed & check this event page for updates & final decision of the event.
Singapore Adventurous Nature-Lovers Meetup is an amateur adventure platform that welcomes all outdoor adventure seekers. By joining the activities, all participants are deemed to have agreed to the terms and conditions contained in this disclaimer, and agreed to exonerate the activities leaders, the organizers and any other participants in the trips from any liabilities, claims, including but not limited to liabilities and claims as a result of any injuries or deaths or damages arising thereof.
The participant acknowledges that this is an adventure trip. The itinerary serves as a guide only and flexibility may be required. The organizers cannot be held responsible for any changes/cancellations/delays caused by Airlines, accidents, strikes, government regulations, weather conditions or natural calamities, etc.
*When you have turned up for this event, it is understood that you have read, agreed and accepted the above terms and conditions.
You will be manually added to going AFTER your payment. Ignore the meetup stating it's full.
Challenge yourself to a wet & dry adventure with us: Kayak thru' 1 of Ubin island's pristine mangrove rivers, Hike up its highest point for Ubin's highest point for a beautiful panoramic view and enjoy your own lunch in a unique, rustic & nostalgic roadside drink stall next to a river.
𝗪𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝘄𝗲 𝗴𝗼𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗱?
Of the more than 60 islands that make up Singapore, Pulau Ubin is said to be among the most cherished by Singaporeans. It is still home to diverse natural habitats & teeming ecosystems with a small number of people who continue to live the rural lifestyle that reminds visitors of what much of the republic was like half a century ago. To the public, it is like any other island in Singapore. To 𝗻𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗵𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗮𝘀𝘁𝘀 & 𝗮𝗱𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲-𝘀𝗲𝗲𝗸𝗲𝗿𝘀, 𝗨𝗯𝗶𝗻 𝗶𝘀 𝗮 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲𝗻. Besides its natural charms, the island of Pulau Ubin is home to old-school kampong (village) houses, providing visitors with a window to Singapore’s yesteryears.
𝗨𝗻𝗶𝗾𝘂𝗲 𝗟𝘂𝗻𝗰𝗵 𝗕𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗸𝗣𝗼𝗶𝗻𝘁
Ubin's famous roadside drink stall is Ah Ma Drink Stall, a rustic-looking blue wooden stall. Being near the bridge, the store faces flooding during high spring tides from nearby mangrove swamps.
It was renovated jointly by various parties & launched in 2018. This drink Stall is believed to be the first kampung structure to be built on Pulau Ubin in 20 years. Care was taken during the renovation works to retain the rustic character of the original timber structure, with kampung-style construction methods and techniques.
Remember to pack your lunch & buy a chilled cold drink here. It's an experience worth all the paddling here. You will never find such alfresco dining by such a river.
𝗨𝗯𝗶𝗻 𝗕𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗩𝗶𝗲𝘄
If you’ve been yearning to satiate your wanderlust whilst, within Singapore, you can easily get away and rejuvenate your senses with a short hike up Pulau Ubin’s Puaka Hill. It's a straightforward hike up to the highest point at 74m.
The reward is a panoramic vantage view that stretches over the horizon, and you’ll catch a sense of vertigo with an expansive granite quarry right under your feet. There’s also serenity and stillness that’s a rare treat, considering the non-stop hustle and bustle we face on the mainland.
ⒸⓄⓈⓉ = 🆂🅶🅳 95/pax
in 2 payments ($25 + $70)
𝑯𝒐𝒘 𝒕𝒐 𝒔𝒊𝒈𝒏 𝒖𝒑 ....?
𝐏𝐚𝐲-𝐭𝐨-𝐛𝐞-𝐚𝐝𝐝𝐞𝐝 to going list: An event fee of $ 25/pax, this is for our operational & admin costs, organizing effort, briefing preparing participants. Does not include the fee charged by the kayak center.
The adults kayak 𝗙𝗲𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗯𝗲 𝗽𝗮𝗶𝗱 to kayak center: SGD 70
This will be collected 10 days before the event date.
The kayak fee is waived for kids below 12 years only if they can sit in between 2 accompanying adults on the same kayak.
𝗠𝗶𝗻. 𝗽𝗮𝘅 𝘁𝗼 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗳𝗶𝗿𝗺 is 15 pax. (excluding kids)
Co-Organized with Outdoor Adventures
💰 Need info? Click here
A distance of 10 km will be enjoyable for those with some kayaking experience. For those beginners active in other forms of sports or exercise, this should be doable as it is fully supported by experienced instructors. All you need is to paddle the right technique.
Total Distance: ~ 10 km
◙ 845 am Report at kayak center
◙ Safety Briefing & Orientation, Collection of gears + kayaks
◙ The adventure begins
◙ Lunch Point @ Ah Ma drink store -> Ubin Highest Point hike
◙ Return, est ~ 2 pm
Type of crafts available:
Open deck kayaks (Double & Triple)
𝗜𝘀 𝗶𝘁 𝘀𝗮𝗳𝗲?
Yes! Your safety is our utmost priority. Our instructors will be paddling with the group to ensure safety. We shall move together as a team and leave no one behind.
💲 What U pay includes:
✅ experienced sea instructors
✅ Everything you need to kayak - Open deck kayaks, all paddles & life vests
✅ Safety Boat
✅ Guided hike
✅ First Aid
Single joiners who are beginners will be paired. Parents with small kids are possible with 3 on a kayak.
What to wear & pack & other logistics info will be provided 1 week before the event date.
(II) After payment, U must text your transfer proof & info below to TS
- Meetup name
- Legal name
- Ref: “Ubin Kayak & Hike, 5 Feb”
- Get into the waitlist (for us to move U)