Archive for the ‘Outdoors’ Category

Weekender: Open House Carnival – Riding for the Disabled Association

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

The “Riding for the Disabled Association” (RDA) of Singapore is holding their annual Open House tomorrow. The fund-raising drive will have games & food stalls, and activities stations such as handicraft & horseshoe decorating and more. Details below.

Help someone with disabilities and have some fun with your families at the same time.

RDA is a registered charity which conducts all of its equine-assisted therapy sessions free of charge for children and adults disabilities.

At the open house, children pony rides will be conducted between 10-11am and 1:30-3pm.

The money raised through its various fundraisers throughout the year, including this Open House Carnival, goes into the cost of maintaining RDA facilities, running the therapy program and the upkeep of their therapy horses.

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YOLO Run 2015: 5km Shirtless Run gives T-shirts to underprivileged children

Saturday, October 24th, 2015

If you’re in Singapore on Sunday, 22 November 2015 run shirtless (not topless) for a good cause from 8am to 12pm at Gardens by the Bay. Registration: S$69.90.

YOLO thrill seekers can now sign up at www.yolorun.com at S$69.90. Registration closes next Saturday on 7 November 2015. Image credit: www.yolorun.com.

YOLO thrill seekers can now sign up at www.yolorun.com at S$69.90. Registration closes next Saturday on 7 November 2015. Image credit: www.yolorun.com.

With every shirtless runner, X-Change Republic Pte Ltd will donate a T-shirt to the underprivileged children in developing countries in partnership with the T Foundation, a non-profit organisation committed to the development and spread of entrepreneurship around the globe.

“The inaugural YOLO Run aims to push the boat out with the bravery of individuals to live freely and purposefully. To go beyond more than just sweating it out for a five-kilometre, we want to challenge participants to race shirtless and liberate themselves from their inner insecurities,” said YOLO Run 2015 race director, Brandon Lee.

Ladies are encouraged to race in their exclusive YOLO Run sports bra which comes with the race pack.

As for the gentlemen, you can wear the YOLO Run singlet.

A finisher T-shirt along with a yoga mat will be part of the race entitlements to accompany the participants in the mass yoga session at the end of the run.

The organisers aim to break into the Singapore Book of Records for the most number of shirtless runners at an event.

YOLO Runners can also participate in exciting fringe activities in surprise YOLO Zones.

POTD: Water spray in Sentosa in sunny Singapore

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

Photo of the Day: The weather in Singapore is Summer all year round. So a shower, be it in the stall or from heaven, or in this case – from a water spray in Sentosa – is always a welcome treat.

The red water jet spray stands dormant for the moment while the water sprinkler sprays cooling water droplets into the air. Photo taken using a Sony A7R full-frame mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, with a Sony E 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 OSS telephoto zoom lens. Photo credit: John Tan.

The red water jet spray stands dormant for the moment while the water sprinkler sprays cooling water droplets into the air. Photo taken using a Sony A7R full-frame mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, with a Sony E 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 OSS telephoto zoom lens. Photo credit: John Tan.

We were at the “Port of Lost Wonder” in Sentosa in Singapore to enjoy the sun, sand and beach for the weekend.

The water theme park had this watery playground for little children to revel in slides and water sprays.

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New ruggedised camera: Olympus Tough TG-320

Friday, August 17th, 2012

The Olympus Tough TG-320 is 3m waterproof, 1.5m shockproof and -10⁰C freezeproof for the adventurous. The 14-megapixel compact digital camera is available in blue and red in Singapore at S$348.

The Olympus Tough TG-320 is available in Singapore in blue and red for S$298.

The Olympus Tough TG-320 is available in Singapore in blue and red for S$298.

Looking for a rugged camera that you can bring for that white-water rafting trip? Check out the Olympus Tough TG-320 digital compact camera.

Olympus Tough TG-320
Megapixels 14 MP
Optical Zoom 3.6 x
Wide angle 28mm
Max zoom 100mm
LCD 2.7″, 230k dots, TFT colour
Movie 1280 x 720 px
Waterproof 3m
Shockproof 1.5m
Freezeproof -10 deg Celsius
Flash Built-in
RAW No
Image stabilisation Dual IS
Size /mm 96.3 x 63.4 x 22.7
Weight 155 g
Price S$348

It is waterproof up to a depth of 3m and shockproof against falls from up to 1.5m, with Olympus’ distinct lens barrier and a sliding double lock mechanism

To prevent picture blur due to camera shake and subject motion, the TG-320 features DUAL IS uses a CCD-shift image stabilisation mechanism and high-sensitivity image capturing, by an equivalent of up to 4 shutter speed stops.

The TG-320 records HDTV (1280 x 720 pixels) movies in MPEG-4 AVC / H.264 format.

The camera comes with 8 Magic Filters – Pop, Pin Hole, Fisheye, Sketch, Soft Focus and Punk inherited from the previous model, and the newly-added Watercolour and Sparkle.

Magic Movies recordings are available in Pop, Sketch, Fisheye, Soft Focus, Punk and Watercolour, giving them a distinct look and artistic feel.

You can shoot dynamic 3D photos in any mode from macro to landscape. You can view the 3D effect on 3D-compatible TV sets or computers.

The camera also includes a face-detecting Pet Mode and is compatible with Eye-Fi SDHC memory cards.

Available at selected POPULAR stores.