‘Everest’ The Movie Charity Premiere Screening

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I had the outstanding privilege to attend the charity premiere screening of ‘Everest’ inside Shaw Theatres Lido that helped support Singapore’s YMCA efforts to rebuild Nepal. With the community service and constant exertion to do so, they hope to continue their community service programmes including their dedicated work in building temporary shelters in Kavre, Nepal. [Read more…]

International Giveaway: Autographed copy of Khoo Swee Chiow’s K2 – The Ultimate Peak

One-moment-in-heavan.-1024x768Much has been written and said about adventurer, author and motivational speaker Khoo Swee Chiow. His achievements which include scaling Mount Everest three times, completing the Adventurers’ Grand Slam  (reaching the North Pole, South Pole and the Seven Summits) and being the first southeast Asian to summit K2, has earned him a place in Singapore’s history and adventurers’ folklore.

In Nov 2014, Khoo reached the landmark of achieving 100 summits in the world by climbing Bukit Kutu in Selangor, Malaysia in the company of more than 100 people which included his family, friends and supporters. You can read an account of this climb here [Read more…]

All Geared Up For Adventures At World Of Outdoors

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The year is coming to a close in another few months’ time.  September quietly signals the start of another season of travel where new adventures await! I am looking forward to hike the Great Wall of China at the end of the month, followed by a 40km, 3 day trek into the mysterious jungle of Mt Kulen (Nov). I have also confirmed a year-end hike up to Philippines tallest point, Mount Apo, in December.

I visited World of Outdoors in Plaza Singapura with the purpose of updating my gear for these 3 upcoming trips. World of Outdoors has become the first place I would visit for my gear, not just because of the large variety of sporting products it carries, but also because the store has a firm belief in supporting causes that they deem worthwhile. [Read more…]

Contest Giveaway: Wildlife Prints by C.S Ling Photography

csling_Snowmonkey_DSC_0083 (1)We count ourselves blessed to have the support of so many people during the Singapore Blog Awards 2014 contest. Fans and readers like you support us with your votes and we have partners and associates supporting us in sponsoring their items to help us win the in the voting contest which carries 30% weight on overall results. [Read more…]

Contest Giveaway: Kiwanda Solstice by TJ Thorne Photography

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Calling all landscape photography lovers, this is your chance to win this autographed 8X12 print, “Kiwanda Solstice” (Cape Kiwanda, USA) proudly sponsored by TJ Thorne Photography in support of TravelledPaths being nominated as one of the finalist for the Singapore Blog Award 2014 – Best New Blog category.

TJ and his works were previously featured under Pictorial Journey where you can see the works of talented photographers around the round. You can read the feature here.

How to win this item [Read more…]

Singapore Blog Awards 2014: Who Is TravelledPaths / Please Vote for Us

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My name is Simon. You could say that I am a late bloomer when it comes to adventures. There was a time in my life that I hated the outdoors, especially during my school days. Sweat and blood are not exactly my cup of tea, especially in tropical Singapore. Music and drama were always my first loves.My ex-army mates who saw my hiking pictures recently commented that if I only have the same kind of passion for the outdoors (hint: take more time and train for IPPT) during my army days, I would have probably moved up the ranks faster than anyone else.

Looking back, it is quite ironic how I got started in my new path to reach out to the outdoors. In 2012, I was reading a newspaper story of a man who was of the same age as me, lost his life while climbing a mountain in Bali. That made me wondered why people do dangerous stuff to risk their lives. I went onto the internet in search of any information about that mountain in the news. Instead of becoming more paranoia, I was inspired by the sights of that mountain and booked a flight the very next day to climb Mount Batur – the rest is history. [Read more…]