Kayak 1 Star – Getto!

Ok.

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.

Where?
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 a real event called 1 star kayaking certification.

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Comic Fiesta 2017 at KLCC Recap!

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 bus and stay at Trader’s hotel which is above the convention centre.

And also because I could eat Halal food like Din’s since that’s not available in Singapore.

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.

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Singapore to Kuala Lumpur Bus trip!

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!

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Hunting down the geocaches

Saturday was mainly for doing influenza things but I managed to meet up with Raven Silvers for a few geocaches.

Ok firstly we met up near Wisma and just stared at the staff making Pablo cheese tarts. It’s pretty soothing and fun to watch them pour the cheese into the crust and pretty much bake it.

After that we went hunting for geocaches!

This was also where the alleged Ixalan (Magic: the Gathering) trackable was last spotted but NO. IT IS GONE so oh well. Gotta be vague cause we don’t want spoilers for people who hunt down caches.

We got to at least log down and oh, maybe next time I’d leave something for the next geocacher to take since there’s space for small things.

WHERE ARE YOU IXALAN TRACKABLE? If you’re still in Singapore at least I can log you.

Then we had lunch at Cineleisure because there’s this new fish and chip shop there in the basement. Still not yet time for me to head to my own thing in the afternoon so we squeezed in another hunt.

Anyway, IF ANYONE KNOWS WHERE THE IXALAN TRACKABLE IN SINGAPORE IS… well, comment me. I want to hunt it down.

In which I finally went to Pesta Ubin

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 have 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 and yes, it is so rich (lemak) and the sambal was hot (pedas) but not overwhelming. Paired with just 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.

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A Smashing Time at The Fragment Room

So I went to The Fragment Room. If you ever played Overwatch with me, you’d know I like smashing things in the waiting room because the sound of breaking glass is fun.

And here I could do it in a safe environment and ok, I pretty much went there cause I wanted cool shots of me breaking stuff in slow motion.

GUESS WHAT, MISSION SUCCESS thanks to Nick cause he wanted to test out his phone and I wanted to also learn which camera is good for doing those shots.

Booking’s available online at their website. There’s an additional cost of $15 for clean up if you decide to bring your own stuff.

I went when they had been only opened for 8 days and wow, was it busy.

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Let’s go Pokemon!

Ion Orchard

The morning of when pokemon was released in Singapore, I actually dreamed of it and went “Huh, I dreamt that Pokego go released secretly in one morning” but I had a feeling it was that day.

And then… it really was.

Which is a nice coincidence. Anyway! It’s amusing to see that many people are coming out in twos, threes or in little groups as they walk about together.

There’s so many posts about it but eh, here’s my tips for you to pokego in Singapore.

  1. Free wifi in malls, banks, Starbucks, McD’s etc. You don’t have to use your data if you’re gonna sit in a mall. Just log on.
  2. NTUC and malls (well, hospitals too but if you’re there then uh, please take care of your health or the person you’re visiting instead) have free charging points. You can charge your phone but you have to leave it in the little ‘charging corner thing’ OR charge your powerbank. MRTs have free charging stations too for your devices. Don’t be a douchecanoe, don’t hog the charging points if there aren’t many. People might need to charge their phones to contact people in emergency.
  3. Stop standing in the middle of nowhere. Switch off AR to catch the pokemon since it’ll stop it from ‘moving’ about and easier for your to throw them pokeballs. Do this discreetly like you’re whatsapping. You can walk and swipe it up. If you want to park, park yourself near walls and away from people to prevent yourself from bumping into them.
  4. Bring water if you’re going to walk a long while. If you want to hatch a poke-egg with 2km or 5km. Maybe you should check out the running routes available in SG so you can have nice scenery too. The usual races in SG are 5km for basics too so WOOH, you can even join a run or something.
  5. Look where you are going. Like oh mein Gott. LOOK WHERE YOU ARE GOING. Don’t be a noob.
  6. Help out younger players or like, look after them that they aren’t going where they’re not supposed to be. Do the neighbourhood pal thing and whatnot, they’re excited pokemon trainers too.
  7.  Check out offers!! Malls, cafes, restaurants are now providing discounts for poketrainers or you can win vouchers and stuff. Just look about, sometimes they will have some soooo why not make the best of it? Heh.

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Geocache?

The war memorial

I went to Leap Day geocaching event in Singapore on 29 February 2016 (Duh). The coordinates were pretty much obvious and there were instructions on where to find them.

Since I was in the area, I took a more scenic route and went past the Civilian War Memorial.

If you guys noticed, if you went via underground routes, it feels so much longer to get to the other buildings?

You’re right.

I read/watched a report on tv once when they had descendants or families of those buried(??) there who got to check the place out. I mean, it’s special access only for some memorial anniversary or something but tl;dr what I remembered is that there’s a cemetery underneath that they don’t want to disturb because it’s the war memorial’s.

Nifty huh?

Also they probably don’t want to scare people and tourists about it.

Now, back to geocaching.

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