Where the heck was it? It was somewhere in Malaysia. It’s one of those not really here nor there places. Out of ‘town’ but close enough to it. I decided to take a plane trip there and this was my first plane trip after the whole Covid-19 circuit breaker/lockdowns etc.
I was invited by a friend to go to one of the trial classes and that the theme currently they were teaching was “Gladiator”.
Which totally fits me because I’m still into Kassandra of Assassin’s Creed.
Anywho, Sandbox Training Ground does fight choreography, wireworks and much more. You want a dramatic fight scene? You can learn from there.
At the time of this post, they’re at 10 Raeburn Park which is nearish Outram. It’s a clean and quiet place. I like the spring floor of Sandbox’s it’s very springy (duh) but if you know how to do acrobatics and stuff like that, it’s a fun floor to bounce off.
With my background of Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) and pro-wrestling, fighting for film is totally different!
I had to reverse my usually steps which made me confused until I got it somewhat. Usually I really WOULD hit a person with my sword and the twirl while it looks dramatic in film and is so cool, it’s totally something I would not do in tournaments because it’s the best way to get stabbed quickly.
And fight choreography is safe, but you have to “sell” it which means you have to do the acting too. Which seemed odd the first time for me because in fight choreo, it looks great in FILM but it’s all “air”. It is so, soooo different from when I get smacked or something.
Did I enjoy the session? Yeah. The community there seems pretty neat and the instructor does have safety as an important thing.
Check them out if you ever want to learn how to do stunts or fight choreography, more info on their website because they’ll have the ‘fight’ of the season of teaching and you’ll be able to see what it is since they’re constantly trying to improve their syllabus.
It’s back to adventures and places with me but this time in a super socially distant manner in which I am inviting no one to come with me!
With that said, there are activities or places you can go on your own, don’t be scared. It can be fun to try out things by yourself.
This time, I’m making a knife out of rebar at Tombalek. Tombalek is at 7 Mandai Link #10-22 , Mandai Connection BLOCK B, Singapore 728653 at the time of this post. If you see that sign, you’re at the right location.
It’s at Block B so turn left all the way and walk to the lift. Once at the lift click the 10th storey and walk to your left, you will see a carpark to your right and to the left again finally you’ll see wooden pallets and tools.
Tada, you’ll find yourself at Tombalek. Also no, I didn’t get to ask if Tombalek was a pun on the wrong spelling of Terbalik. They have woodworking classes besides metalworking onesÂ and some are skillsfuture claimable so check Tombalek out yourself.
I was early so I got to around the workshop to see the finished items of what their classes have to offer.
What I was here for was a 1 day class at making a rebar knife. Rebar is a material that’s apparently ‘soft’ and easy for us beginners to learn with.
Goggles and a glove was provided for safety but you need to wear covered shoes since this is a workshop. Do dress appropriately.
I saw this post by Ministry of Adventure last month during those flash floods. The copy was loltastic, it was this:
Is urban kayaking something you always want to try? Wanna kayak alongside stalled vehicles and people standing on benches at the bus stop?
Now here’s the chance for you! We don’t know when will the next chance come, but we will be prepared when the next flash flood is here!
When? The next heavy downpour
How to join? Throw away everything you are doing and race to the flooding area the next time it rains. People stuck in their car or bus stop are welcome to join in the fun. Kayaks not included.
East side of Singapore
What if I don’t have a kayak?
Box, container, bathtub or anything that fits you will do too. Swimmers are also welcome.
Is it suitable for kids?
Kids are advised to stay in school or home. The frustration of the working crowds stuck by the flood can be dangerous.
What should I bring?
A change of working clothes so you may also kayak to work
How much is it?
It is FREE! You may even earn some bucks by kayaking people to their workplace!
See also our hiking along MRT track during train breakdown event which happens every month on our Facebook page!
Loltastic but I then went “Oh?? Ministry of… ADVENTURE?” and if you have stuck around my blog long enough, you’d know I like adventure. AND OHHHHH. OHHHHHH THIS IS A GROUP that actually teaches you skills that I like in my list of Lara Croft checklist. (It’s somewhere, I forgot where but it’s there anyway.)
And their next event was aÂ real event called 1 star kayaking certification.
Hi, the group went to Comic Fiesta at KLCC in 2017! It’s been a while since CF was back to KLCC so we were excited to go since it’s so easy to get there from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur by busÂ and stay at Trader’s hotel which is above the convention centre.
If you wanted a tl;dr version of Comic Fiesta 2017, you can watch the video above! It was an exciting weekend that I had to split it into three posts. This one is going to be a combined 2 days of CF post.
Our trip for Comic Fiesta 2017 has too many pictures and exciting things that I decided to just separate it into different posts. This is for travelling from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur via bus aka coach.
Our choice company has always been Aeroline since it stops at Corus Hotel which is just a walk away from KLCC and thus in total around fifteen to twenty minutes walk to Trader’s Hotel.
Anyway, Aeroline always provides one meal on board including a hot drink, a bottle of water and the seats are way comfortable and the service is great.
It also has an on board entertainment with some movies, music and games (it’s funner if you ask your friends to join in on the system instead of versus-ing the computer).
That’s a freaking giant cream crackers ad. I was amused.
If you haven’t used Aeroline before, the pick up is at Harbourfront centre at the carpark for coaches.
From there we drive off to Tuas checkpoint, get our passports scanned (first on the Singapore side) and then stamped at the Malaysian side.
At the Malaysian side, you have to take out all your luggage and put it in the x-ray scanner then after all that, reload it back into the bus and you’re on your way to Kuala Lumpur!
Pesta Ubin 2017 was on 15 and 16 July and I wanted to go to it at least once since I kept putting it off for the previous years.
This year would be the year I woke up and actually headed there for the festival.
To head to Pulau Ubin, I went to Changi Point Ferry Terminal nearby Changi Village and pretty much got my money ready. It’s $3 per trip (from the time of my post) to get there so please haveÂ exact change.
If you guys are wanting to have an Ubin adventure, don’t forget to keep some cash since there’s no ATMs on the island (that I know of). And no, you don’t need a passport to get to Ubin. You just need 12 people to fill up the boat or if you’re impatient, pay the captain $36 all by yourself.
Once I reached there, I finally got to try the famous Ubin lontong. It’s just to the left of the boardwalk after you’ve reached Ubin.
I call this a success since I reached there around 10am andÂ yes, it is so rich (lemak) and the sambal was hot (pedas) but not overwhelming. Paired with justÂ teh, this was a good start of my Ubin adventure.
I wanted to geocache but realized I totally needed gloves for some of the places and there were too many people around so I hecked that and went on with the festivities for the day instead.