Singapore Adventurers' Club

Activity Calendar

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October 2019
25 Oct - 4 Nov
Autumn in Hunza

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Cost:max S$2,600 (SAC member-on cost sharing basis) Register By:4 August 2019
Grading [?]: Group Size:5 - 10
Leader:Mei Foong E-mail:paintbrushnature@yahoo.com.sg
Remarks: departure on 25Oct afternoon likely

This trip will take us to the beautiful, exotic, unspoiled Naran and the Hunza Valley in the Northern Pakistan during Autumn. Our journey will begin from a drive from Islamabad to , then passing along lush green alpine meadows, remote cultural village, towering snow capped peaks, and pristine lakes, and drive through the scenic Karakoram HW and the Khunjerab Pass which comes near to the border of Pakistan & China. This exciting trip is only suitable to those who are prepared for rugged, adventurous traveling.

Day 1: Flight from Singapore to Islamabad.
Day 2: Drive to Naran
Day 3: Naran, Lake Saiful Muluk, Gilgit
Day 4: Naltar Valley, Lake Satrangi (with a jeep), Hunza
Day 5: free day in Hunza, visit Altit Fort,Baltit Fort, sunset&sunrise Duiker Village
Day 6: Drive to Sost (Stop at Lake Attabad, visit Gulmit old House &Hussaini Suspension Bridge)
Day 7: Khunjarab and Hunza
Day 8: Hunza to Besham (8 hours)
Day 9: Besham to Islamabad
Day 10: Shahfaisal city mosque tour, lake views, Pakistani monuments and transfer to airport
Day 11: Home sweet home

Cost include international flights (book flight on own), accommodations, all meals, group transport, airport transfer, guides, entrance/park fees, group tips
Cost exclude: visa, insurance, personal tips, laundry, personal spendings etc

How to register: Contact Mei Foong by email.

Form to fill up https://forms.gle/Ep4NKoFjUiD9irgw8

Register early for cheaper flight.

Open
10 - 22 Oct
13 Days Shangri-La Discovery & Yubeng Village Trek

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Cost:S$1,900/pax SAC member Register By:4 August 2019
Grading [?]: Group Size:4 - 8
Leader:Janet Gui WhatsApp/E-mail:96421997 / jg_gui@yahoo.com
Remarks:

Trek to the beautiful Yubeng Village (3100m) to visit the Holy Waterfall and Ice Lake.

Also attractions like Lijiang, Lugu Lake and Shangri-La, including the grand Tiger Leaping Gorge.

Meet ethnic villages, ancient towns, snow mountains, tranquil lakes, shimmering rivers, Tibetan villages and rare animals on your way.

Certain level of fitness is required due to the high altitude and cold. Training will be at Bukit Timah Nature Reserve.

Fitness requirement: At least done before Mt Ophir, KK or Nepal trek.

Participants to join this group outing, we expect you to have a optimistic attitude, mutual respect and support in a group are required to have a enjoyable Shangri-la trip.

Day 1: SIN - Kunming
Day 2: Kunming - Lijiang
Day 3: Lijiang - Tiger Leaping Gorge - Songzanlinsi - Shangri-La
Day 4: Shangri-la - Napahai - Benzilan - White Horse Snow Mountain Nature Reserve (4292m) - Feilaisi
Day 5: Feilaisi (3300m) - Xidang - trek to Yubeng (6-7 hrs trek)
Day 6: About 7 hrs trek to Ice Lake (4100m) - upper Yubeng
Day 7: About 6 hrs trek to Holy Waterfall (3650m) - lower Yubeng
Day 8: lower Yubeng - Xidang - Feilaisi
Day 9: Feilaisi - Shangri-la - Lijiang
Day 10: Lijiang - Lugu lake
Day 11: Lugu Lake - Lijiang
Day 12: Lijiang - Kunming
Day 13: Kunming - SIN

Cost on cost sharing basis. Air tickets own booking to China, Kunming.
Cost Include: Group meals/Entrance fees/Group Transport/Group Accommodations/High speed rail 2 ways to Lijiang.
Cost Exclude: Intl air ticket/tipping/insurance/laundry/personal spendings/drinking water.

How to register: contact the leader by WhatsApp or E-mail.

Open
6 - 17 Oct
Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trek in Nepal

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Cost:$2,789 for SAC Member (twin-sharing) Register By:ASAP
Grading [?]: Group Size:up to 10
Leader:Peng Siong WhatsApp/E-mail:9620-4505 / natureilove@yahoo.com
Remarks: It is not easy to book airline tickets to Nepal due to peak season (Oct onwards).

This is a scenic trek and is considered to be moderate in terms of difficulty level. Since it involves quite many days of trekking through uneven terrain part of the time, participants should preferably have some trekking experience and basic trekking fitness. As such, weekly group training will be mandatory.

Here is the itinerary in brief:
Day 1- Sunday 06 OCT: Singapore – Kathmandu via Thai Airways
Day 2- Monday 07 OCT: Kathmandu – Pokhara
Day 3- Tuesday 08 OCT: Pokhara – Birethani – Ghandrung (1951m)
Day 4- Wednesday 09 OCT: Ghandrung – Chomrong (2170m)
Day 5- Thursday 10 OCT: Chomrong – Bamboo (2335m) – Dovan (2505m)
Day 6- Friday 11 OCT: Dovan – Hinko (3000m) – Deurali (3230m) – Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m)
Day 7- Saturday 12 OCT: Machhapuchhre Base Camp – Annapurna Base Camp (4130m) – Machhapuchhre Base Camp
Day 8- Sunday 13 OCT: Machhapuchhre Base Camp – Chomrong (2170m)
Day 9- Monday 14 OCT: Chomrong – Jhinu Danda
Day 10- Tuesday 15 OCT: Jhinu Danda – Birethani – Pokhara
Day 11- Wednesday 16 OCT: Pokhara – Kathmandu
Day 12- Thursday 17 OCT: Kathmandu – Singapore via Thai Airwaysg

Cost INCLUDES: AIR-TICKET, Airline-Surcharge ($300), Airport-Tax ($160), All Accommodation, Daily 3 meals during trek, breakfast when staying in hotel in town

Cost EXCLUDES: Nepal VISA (USD25), group/personal tips to guide/porters, personal insurance

How to register and book air-ticket: WhatsApp or email Peng Siong, and fill in and submit the application form at: https://tinyurl.com/y3grw632

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August 2019
24 Aug
Outing to Pulau Ubin - Cycle/Walk (Van taxi)

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Cost:Member free / non-member $2 Register By:24 Aug 2019
Grading [?]: Group Size:the more the merrier
Leader:Peter Ng HP:96841992
Remarks:

Going back to Singapore in the 1960s; it is what you expect to see at Pulau Ubin, where kampongs, beauty and simplicity of the bygone era still exist. We will also visit Chek Jawa Wetland to witness the rich eco-systems. Visit no: 1 Chek Jawa to witness the Tudor style colonial house, jetty and marine creatures of that area. Arrangement is made for those who do not cycle to use the van taxi service. Cyclists and those using van services will meet at Chek Jawa and there will be a guided tour of the area on foot, together. Those cycling will get to visit the highest hill in Pulau Ubin. Both parties will have a chance to see the tallest tree on the island on the way to Chek Jawa.

Time: 9am – 3pm

Meeting Point: Take a ferry from Changi Ferry Point to Palau Ubin on your own (ferry fee is $3 per person one way) and meet the SAC’s organiser at Pulau Ubin jetty at 9am for registration & briefing. Please be early as the queue at the Ferry Point is on first-come-first serve basis and also group size (only 12 persons per boat). Besides, crowd could be big. Group will move at 9.30am sharp from jetty to local bicycles’ shop.

Payment for bicycle and van taxi is on your own - $7 per bicycle / $7 per van service

Pre-negotiated price and have to go as a group (normally, bicycle is $5 per hour).

Van will cover 4/5 places of interest on the island before proceeding to Chek Jawa.

Van service includes fetching you back to the island jetty.

Bring: Rain coat, camera, drinks and snacks. Take lunch at local shops.

Pre-registration not required but do indicate that you are coming.

Open
July 2019
20 Jul
Nature Walk to the green corridor – pipelines walk

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Cost:Free for SAC members and $2 for non-members Register By:20 July 2019
Grading [?]: Group Size:the more the merrier
Leader:Peter Ng HP:96841992
Remarks: Group will commence walk at 8.45am.

The green corridor – pipelines walk, starts from the Marsiling MRT to the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve which is about 12km. Enjoy the ample space of the corridor and appreciate the rich vegetations at both sides of the corridor; including resam (fern), bread trees, rubber trees, rambutan trees and durian trees, to name a few. If we are lucky, we may even pick some durians along the way.

What to wear/bring: Wear light and use covered shoes. Bring drinks and snacks, and rain coat or poncho in case it rains. Note Foundation will be sponsoring a drink and a bun per participant.

Date/Time: Saturday, 20 July ’19 at 8.30am – 12noon

Meeting Place: In front of Marsiling MRT at 8.30am

Closed
14 – 27 Jul
Romania Summer Adventure Trip

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Cost:approx S$3,600 - S$3,800 (cost sharing - SAC member). To be ascertain. Register By:5 May 2019
Grading [?]: Group Size:6 - 10
Leader:Mei Foong E-mail:paintbrushnature@yahoo.com.sg
Remarks: Cost includes international flights, group accommodations, group transport, group meals. Cost excludes visa, insurance, personal tips, personal laundry, personal spendings etc.

Romania is a place with medieval architecture and also a mix with royal or communist sights. Its has lots of natural parks and attractions spread across the wild Carpathian Mountains. The countryside is a living natural, history museums with many small villages, in a slow, simple, well preserved, authentic traditional way of lifestyle. We are to spent most of our time enjoying the peaceful nature in the Translyvania region (Latin : land of beyond the forest), a beautiful countryside area which is famous for medieval churches, castles and fortified traditional villages. We are to do lots of outdoor day hikes/bike visits : cover through forests, plains, meadows, valleys, caves, while also immerse ourselves in its rich tradition culture. Places we intend to cover include some interesting UNESCO sites: Maramures, Bran Castle, Peles castles, Apuseni, Village of Viscri, Sighisoara, Brasov, Sibiu etc.

Accommodations will be mostly a mix of, medieval/family run/traditional guesthouse, local village houses, farmstay etc.

This is a group outing. We expect participants to be have positive characteristics of a team player and group spirit, mutual support are required throughout our stay together.

How to register: Contact Mei Foong for details.

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June 2019
22 - 29 Jun
Volcano Climbing and Scuba Diving Adventure in Manado

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Cost:S$1,890 include. S$1,752 exclude dive equipment rental. (SAC member) Register By:7 June 2019
Grading [?]: Group Size: min 4 - max 30
Leader:Anthony Yeo Email:tcmgtc@yahoo.com.sg
Remarks: Airtickets own booking.

Manado is located at the Bay of Manado, and is a place in Indonesia with its stunning underwater landscape and great mountain panorama. The local people are known for their warm hospitality as well as for the mouth-watering cuisine and unique authentic culture.

Day 1. (Sat) Arrival at Manado. Immediate land transfer to Camp base. Tomohon flower city tour and dinner at Campbase.

Day 2. (Sun) Early start to Volcano Lokon. Reach peak by noon. Lunch Photography session. Trek down the volcano and attempt Volcano Mahawu. Reach late evening at peak. Drive to Tasik Ria Resort for check in dinner.

Day 3. (Mon) Rise early catch Sunrise and photography. FHead for Tangkoko Nature Reserve. Half day there for nature walk and photography. Dinner along the way and back to resort.

Day 4-6. (Tue-Thur) Morning + Afternoon Dives at Bunaken and Mainland Manado area. Total 3 Dives. Night Dive (Optional at additional Cost) (Dive Equipment Rental excluded)

Day 7. (Fri) No dive day for Divers. Breakfast at Resort. Depart by bus to City for city tour and shopping. Recommended to go for Massage and pubbing for last night.

Day 8 (Sat) Breakfast at Resort. Packup and chill up.. Depart Resort around 10am. Go to airport. Stop by Airport for lunch. Check in and catch the flight at 1400hrs back to Singapore.

How to register: Contact Anthony Yeo

Closed
22 Jun
Pelepah Waterfalls

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Cost:$75 for SAC members Register By:ASAP
Grading [?]: Group Size:10 - 20
Leader:Yee Lee / Mei Foong Email/HP:tan-yee-lee@hotmail.com / 90230016
Remarks:Cost inclusive of early dinner in Kota Tinggi

Join us for this 1 day cooling getaway from the hustle and bustle city life. Pelepah Waterfalls cascades are located in the nearby Kota Tinggi area. We will start the trek in the morning nearby Kota Tinggi waterfalls. A leisurely 3 hours of water-trekking to bring us to the waterfalls where we can laze around and have some fun. The terrain is pretty challenging, where you need to scramble and climb on the soft slopes along the way, walking along the slippery rock face, bouldering on the sides. Please be prepared to be gusty and willing to sprawls some legs to grip onto the rock edges. Someway along the way, we can also enjoy some good "current-cascading" shoulder massage. If fine weather permits, we will explore a cave behind the waterfalls along the way, and try your hands catching prawns and shrimps in the river.

Fitness requirement: at least done hiking in Bukit Timah or Gunung Lambak. Unfit or very slow hiker will hold up the group and not achieve objective to find sources of the river. If unsure please call Tan Yee Lee for clarification.

Meeting Time: 7am (Early morning departure, to be back in the night)

How to register: Contact Yee Lee / Mei Foong. We will update participants on fee-payment intructions upon confirmation.

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17 - 25 Jun
7N8D RELAXING NEPAL TRIP

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Cost:approx S$1400 (Cost sharing. Non SAC member pays a levy of $100 per person) Register By:20 Apr 2019
Grading [?]: Group Size:10 - 16
Leader:Alec Ang Whatsapp/Email:96312740 / alecrvms@gmail.com
Remarks: Suitable for seniors who can walk unassisted. Cost include international flights, group accommodations (twin sharing), private bus transport and group meals Cost exclude : visa, insurance, personal tips, personal laundry, personal spendings etc.

If you prefer not to do serious trekking, join us to enjoy a trip to Nepal. The trip will take us to Kathmandu Valley's ancient kingdoms of Patan and Bhaktapur. Step back in time to a medieval era and delve into these cities' living history. The influences in the city have transcended centuries, culminating in the 12th to 16th centuries under the Malla Dynasty.

We will spend 2 nights in Kathmandu. On the 3rd day, our private bus with guide will take us to Pokhara. The rare combination of snow-clad peaks and snow fed lakes rivers has helped to make the valley of Pokhara, one of the most picturesque natural attractions in the kingdom. It is located virtually in the geographical center of Nepal., there may be no other place in the world from where Great Himalayan peaks can be admired from such a close distance. We will stay 2 nights here. On the 5th day, we take 7 hours drive to Lumbini. It is believed to be the birthplace of Lord Buddha. The city has continued to be the central point of Buddhism. A large stone pillar is said to be set up by the Mauryan emperor Ashoka in 250 BC which bears a message about the birth of Gautama Buddha. After 2 refreshing nights, we travel back to Kathmandu. On the way, we will stop by Nepali villages to present our gifts to the village children. If time permit, we will spend one night at Nagarkot to enjoy Himalayan views, (Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Jugal, Rolwaling, Everest and Numbur). For those we like to do white water rafting, we can make the arrangement before catching our flight back to Singapore via Bangkok

Accommodations will be mostly a mix of traditional guesthouse and local village houses (safe, clean and relaxing). Participants on special diets (vegetarian etc) must advise us during the registration.

How to register: Contact Alec

Closed
May 2019
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Volunteer Recruitment for National Youth Achievement Award (NYAA) Adventurous Journey

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Cost: Register By:
Grading [?]: Group Size:
Leader:SAC MC Whatsapp:81683419
Remarks:

Since Year 2000, Singapore Adventurers’ Club (SAC) has been partnering with Singapore Prison Service to host the NYAA Adventurous Journey and help the prison inmates to achieve the NYAA award. Further to this, we also launched our first TTT (Train- The-Trainers) program last year to impart the essential outdoor skills to the serving prison officers.

We are inviting volunteers to join us as helpers, facilitators, trainers, to facilitate the NYAA Adventurous Journey and equip both the prison officers and students with knowledge in navigation, ropework, outdoor cooking, and first aid, and encourage them to develop qualities of teamwork, responsibility, and perseverance.

Objective:

1) Expand the core group of community service volunteers.
2) Form an informal volunteer network group that can be called upon for various SAC community service projects.
3) Foster and strengthen bond & friendship among SAC volunteers.
4) Refresh and improve the hard/soft (outdoor, teaching, communications, program-running etc) skills of regular volunteers.
5) Its a good reason for volunteers to get together for sharing and have Fun.

We will update volunteers on the dates required refresh the skills, and to conduct the sessions (either the Clubhouse or prisons) in due time

Prerequisites:

1. Public or SAC members are equally welcome.
2. You should be at least 18 years old.
3 Positive attitude and lots of enthusiasm.
4 Willing to learn and share.

Registration contact:

1) email to events@sac.org
2) send a message note to WhatsApp no.: 81683419

We look forward to your participation!

Closed
25 May
Lornie Trail of the MacRitchie Reservoir

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Cost:Free for SAC members and $2 for non-members Register By:25 May 2019
Grading [?]: Group Size:the more the merrier
Leader:Peter HP:96841992
Remarks: Group will commence walk at 8.45am.

MacRitchie Reservoir Park is a popular spot for nature lovers and exercise enthusiasts. The 12-hectare green haven bordering the country’s first reservoir and the Central Catchment Nature Reserve. Take a morning or evening walk and stroll along the water’s edge to admire the beauty and serenity of the reservoir.

We shall cover the Lornie trail, edge of the golf course to reach the Jelutong Tower – a 4 storeys tower to get a panoramic view of the forest. On the way back, we shall cover Chemperai Trail – a boardwalk route along the edge of the reservoir to see the weeds, mosses and fishes in the water.

What to wear / bring: Wear light and covered shoes. Bring water and snacks. Umbrella or poncho in case of rain.

Date/Time: Saturday, 25 May 2019 at 8.30am (8.30 – 11.30am)

Meeting Place: MacRitchie canteen (near the round-about) at 8.30am

Closed
April 2019
26 - 27 Apr
Gunung Angsi

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Cost:$110/pax (for SAC Members) Register By:18 Apr 2019
Grading [?]: Group Size:9 to 11
Leader:Mei Foong E-mail:paintbrushnature@yahoo.com.sg
Remarks: Late night departure on 26Apr Sat night 11:30pm. Cost includes transport, trekking permit, compulsory local trekking guide and early dinner in M'sia.

This is a moderately challenging trek : suitable for those who have done some light trekking trails in Malaysia, and looking for new trail challenges.

Gunung Angsi is located in Ulu Bendol recreational forest on the outskirts of Seremban, the capital of Negri Sembilan. At a height of about 825m, the climb is quite straightforward and the trail well defined and clear. After an initially deceptive flat beginning, the ascent becomes steeper with a ridgeline leading up all the way to the summit. Closer to the summit, there are gullies which provide some challenges to the trekkers. It takes about average 3 hours of trekking uphill before reaching the summit, and 2 hours to return to the the same trail head.

We will depart late Friday night, reach base early morning, and climb the Saturday morning after breakfast.

A local dinner in Malaysia is included before returning to Singapore.

How to register: Contact Mei Foong

Closed
March 2019
30 Mar
Gunung Lambak Trek to the Giant Tree

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Cost:S$70 for SAC Members (including transport and restaurant dinner) Register By:ASAP, before 10 Mar 2019
Grading [?]: Group Size:10 or 20
Leader:Tan Yee Lee Contact:90230016
Remarks:

At a height of 510m, this hill is located in Kluang in Johor (W. Malaysia). It takes under 2hours to reach it from Singapore.

It takes not more than an hour and a half to ascend to the summit. From the summit, it takes over 1 hour to reach the Giant Tree, after which it will be a short trek out to the end point with showering facilities.

For this trek, we will be departing on a Saturday morning (before 8am) and returning to Singapore on the same day evening. A restaurant dinner at Kluang will be provided before the journey back to Singapore.

Meeting Time/place before departure: 7:30am empty ground space in-front of Marsilng MRT station

How to register : Contact Yee Lee

Closed
23 Mar
Nature-walk to the Southern Ridges

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Cost:Free for SAC members and $2 for non-members Register By:23 Mar 2019
Grading [?]: Group Size:the more the merrier
Leader:Peter Ng Contact:96841992
Remarks:

The Southern Ridges is a 10-kilometre trail that connects parks along the Southern Ridges of Singapore; namely, Kent Ridge Park, HortPark, Alexandra Arch, Canopy walk, Telok Blangah Hill, Henderson Waves, and Mount Faber. Highlights of the walk include walk across a bridge (Henderson Waves) 36-metres above the road connecting two hilltops and the canopy walk.

For this walk we will do the reverse; that is via the Marang trail, Mount Faber, Henderson Waves and end off at the HortPark. This walk will complete in 2 to 2.5hrs.

Time: 8:30am (Walk will commence in 15min time)

Venue: Seah Im Food Centre which is opposite the vivo City and next to the bus terminal

What to wear/bring: Wear light and use covered shoes. Bring umbrella or poncho in case of rain, drinks and snacks.

How to register : just turn up at the meeting place and look for the leader Peter Ng

Closed
17 Mar
Choo Choo Trek

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Cost:Free for SAC members, $2 for non-members Register By:17 Mar 2019
Grading [?]: Group Size:the more the merrier
Leader:Yee Lee Contact:90230016
Remarks:

Join us for a hike along a wide section of the old Malayan Railway line from Bukit Timah to Sunset Estate. The route is muddy at some places with overgrown with vegetation and fallen trees and some obstacles which make the hike challenging. Participants need to be open-minded, and expect discomfort and to keep cool.

Time: 9am

Meeting place: At the overhead pedestrian crossing over Dunearn Road, near King Albert Park

End Point: Sunset Food Centre

Things to bring along: wear sports shoes or sandals, 1 set of clean clothes for going home, torchlight, drinking water, poncho, repellent, trekking pole(optional)

How to register: just turn up at the meeting place and look for the leader Yee Lee

Closed
9 Mar
SAC BBQ Gathering (after AGM)

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Cost:FOC for members and ex-members, S$5/pax for public and child Register By:ASAP
Grading [?]: Group Size:the more the merrier
Leader:Alec Ang Contact:Whatsapp Alec Ang 96312740 for headcount
Remarks:

All SAC members and friends are cordially invited for the occasion.

Venue: Unit A2, Heritage Chalets, 125 Pasir Ris Road, Singapore 51912.

Program:
1630 to 1730hr – “The Development of Adventure in Singapore” Talk by our special guest speaker, Ms Joanne Soo, one of the ladies team who summit Mt Everest in Year 2009
1800 to 2300hr – Good spread of Bar-b-que and sharing of adventure
2300 to next am – Sleep in the bungalow or camp overnight along Pasir Ris beach.

Closed
9 Mar
55th AGM & BBQ Gathering

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Cost: Register By:9 Mar 2019
Grading [?]: Group Size:the more the merrier
Leader: Contact:
Remarks:

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Management Committee that the 55th Annual General meeting (AGM) of the Singapore Adventurers’ Club will be held at 3pm, Saturday 9th March 2019 at Unit A2, Heritage Chalets, 125 Pasir Ris Road, Singapore 51912. The following activities are planned in conjunction with the AGM:

a) 1pm to 3pm: Members’ Bonding Session. Light refreshments will be provided.

b) 3pm to 5pm: 55th Annual General Meeting (as per agenda below)

c) 5pm to 6.30pm: Talk by Ms Joanne Soo, one of the four ladies that climbed Mt. Everest in 2009

d) 7pm till 11pm: Good spread of Bar-B-Que items

e) After 11pm to next morning: Sleep over in one of the 8 bedrooms or camp overnight along Pasir Ris Beach.

Non members are invited to all above events except the AGM.

AGENDA OF THE 55th AGM

1 To Confirm the Minutes of the 54th Annual General Meeting held on 18th March 2018.
2 Matters arising from the 54th Annual General Meeting.
3 To receive the Annual Report of the Club for the year ending 31st December 2018.
4 To receive and, if approved, to pass the Statement of Accounts of the Club for the year ending 31st December 2018.
5 To consider and decide (if any) on the proposed amendment to the Club’s Constitution and any resolution(s) which may be duly submitted as provided in Article 11.1 of the Club’s Constitution.
6 Presentation of Outstanding Member Award (if any).
7 To elect the Year 2019 Management Committee.
8 To appoint an Honorary Auditor for the Year 2019.
9 To transact any other business in accordance with the Club’s Constitution

In accordance with Article 11.1 of the Club’s Constitution, any member desirous of moving any resolution at the Annual General Meeting shall give notice in writing to the Honorary Secretary at Singapore Adventurers’ Club, 74B Lorong 27 Geylang, Singapore 388193 or email secretary@sac.sg by 2nd March 2019.

Any member entitled to vote at the AGM may appoint a *proxy to attend and vote in his/her stead.

By order of the Management Committee, Singapore Adventurers’ Club
Honorary Secretary

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19 Jan 2019
Nature walk to Punggol Waterway

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Cost:Free for SAC members, $2 for non-members Register By:19 Jan 2019
Grading [?]: Group Size:the more the merrier
Leader:Peter Ng Contact:96841992
Remarks:

Punggol Waterway Park is a 12.25 hectares riverine park opened in 2011. The waterway is Singapore’s longest man-made waterway that runs through the park. The park provides residents opportunities for activities such jogging and cycling along the promenade at both sides of the waterway. There are 4 theme areas, namely, Nature Cove, Recreation Zone, Heritage Trail and Green Gallery, each offers special features of the park. Besides walking along the promenade, group will cover the Heritage Trail which brings back nostalgic memories of old Punggol kampong. Next group will cover ‘Kelong Bridge’ and understand many plants, shrubs and trees along the waterway, before proceeding to Waterway Point.

What to bring/wear: Rain coat, insect repellent, drink and snacks. Wear light and use covered walking.

Time: 8.30am – 10.30am
Meeting Place/Time: Punggol Waterway Point (Meet at the pick-up point in front of Waterway Point) at 8.30am. Note that group shall commence walk at 8.45am.
How to register: Just turn up at meeting place and look for the leader Peter Ng.

Closed
December 2018
1-2 Dec / 8-9 Dec
FAMILY & FRIENDS BONDING CAMPS

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Cost:$80 for SAC member, $160 for non SAC member Register By:26 Nov / 3 Dec
Grading [?]: Group Size:the more the merrier
Leader: E-mail:events@sac.sg
Remarks:

Singapore Adventurers’ Club (SAC) has designed a series of Camping Activities to promote family and friends bonding. Other than fun filled activities during the Camping, we will also conduct Basic Adventure Skills to give the participants skills and confidence to venture out into the wilderness knowing that they are well prepared. For students (age 11 to 16 years) attending this Camping can also use the Basic Adventure Training skills to meet the NYAA Outdoor Appreciation section requirement. . Whether it is your first outdoor Camping activity or planning your first foray into the Malaysian mountains and you want to build up your outdoor skills base we have develop for you.

Key Objective: Enhance bonding and enjoy fun filled outdoor activities

Core Activities:
a) Basic Adventure Training
b) Experiential outdoor activities
c) Outdoor Cooking
d) Overnight Camping - by the beach/camp sites of Singapore

Duration: 2 Days 1 Night (Minimum 15 hours).

Fee (Member & Family): $80 per person including meals (2 Lunch, 1 Dinner & 1 Breakfast)
Fee (Non Member): $160 per person including meals and one Year SAC Membership fee plus SAC 55th Anniversary T shirt.

Dates: Please select one of these schedules:
a) Sat 0l Dec to Sun 02 Dec 2018 (closing date: 26 Nov 2018)
b) Sat 08 Dec to Sun 09 Dec 2018 (closing date: 3 Dec 2018)

Email: events@sac.sg before the closing dates

Pre-Camping briefing: all participants will be invited to attend pre camp briefing at least 7 days before the commencement of the training session.

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November 2018
24-25 Nov / 1-2 Dec / 8-9 Dec
ADVENTURE TRAINING COURSES

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Cost:$250 for SAC member, $350 for non SAC member Register By:15 Nov / 26 Nov / 3 Dec
Grading [?]: Group Size:the more the merrier
Leader: E-mail:events@sac.sg
Remarks:

Singapore Adventurers’ Club (SAC) has designed a series of Adventure Training Courses aim to give you the skills and confidence to venture out into the wilderness knowing that you are well prepared. In addition, these Adventure Training skills can meet the NYAA Outdoor Appreciation section requirement. Our training courses have been developed by experienced SAC trainers. They have real life experiences gained from numerous expeditions coupled with extensive trainings. We have organised outdoor related activities and expeditions since 1963 in some of the world’s challenging environments to the nature reserves of Singapore. Along the way we have collected many “top tips” and as a result have fine-tuned our skills and teaching practice so as to meet your needs, all of which can now be passed onto you. Whether it is your first outdoor Camping activity or the first foray into the Malaysian mountains and you want to build up your skills base we have the training for you. We have to date conducted trainings and organised outdoor related activities for schools, National Youth Achievement Awards (NYAA) groups, commercial companies and individuals.

BASIC ADVENTURE TRAINING COURSE PROGRAM OUTLINES:

Key Objective: Understanding Team Work

Core Topics:
a) Compass & Map Reading – 2 hours
b) First Aid – 2 hours
c) Rope Works – 2 hours
d) Outdoor Cooking – 3 hours
e) Overnight Camping – 6 hours (by the beach/camp sites of Singapore)

Duration: 2 Days 1 Night (Minimum 15 hours) excluding 3 hours pre camp briefing.

Fee (Member): $250 including meals and local transport cost
Fee (Non Member): $350 including meals and one Year SAC Membership fee plus SAC 55th Anniversary T shirt.

Dates: Please select one of these schedules:
a) Sat 24 Nov to Sun 25 Nov 2018 (closing date: 15 Nov 2018)
b) Sat 0l Dec to Sun .02 Dec 2018 (closing date: 26 Nov 2018)
c) Sat 08 Dec to Sun 09 Dec 2018 (closing date: 3 Dec 2018)

Email: events@sac.sg before the closing dates

Pre-Camping briefing: all participants will be invited to attend pre camp briefing at least 7 days before the commencement of the training session.

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24 Nov
SAC to the Botanic Garden’s Learning Forest

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Cost:FOC for SAC members, $2 per non-member Register By:24 November 2018
Grading [?]: Group Size:the more the merrier
Leader:Peter Ng HP:96841992
Remarks:

The 10-hectare Learning Forest is the result of work to restore part of the forest to the lowland forest and wetland habitats that once surrounded Singapore Botanic Gardens.

We will experience from the waters of wetlands to the heights of the trees. Hear the sounds of the forest around us as we explore the Learning Forest. Experience the 260-metre long elevated board walk takes visitors up to a height of eight metres above the ground under towering trees that can grow up to 60 metres in height. View a variety of dragon flies and if we are luck view red-legged crake at the wetland.

What to wear / bring: Wear light and use covered shoes. Use phone to capture the many picturesque habitats. Bring insects repellent if you have sensitive skin and rain coat/poncho in case it rains.

Time: 0830 to 1100hrs
Meeting Place / Time: Meet in front of the National Orchids Garden in the Botanic Gardens at 8.30am. Group will commence walk at 8.45am
How to register: Just turn up at meeting place and look for the leader Peter Ng

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18 Nov
Visit to NEA Semakau Landfill

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Cost:$3 for SAC Member, $5 for non member Register By:21 October 2018
Grading [?]: Group Size:25 pax, must be above 12 years old
Leader:Lim Wee Yin Email/WhatsApp: 96618989 (SMS or WhatsApp only), weeyin@singnet.com.sg
Remarks:Wear comfortable attire and covered shoes. No high-heel shoes. Must be above 12 years old. Children between the age of 7 to 11 are allowed to visit the landfill as long as each child is accompanied and closely supervised by at least 1 adult.

To foster a stronger sense of shared environmental ownership and cultivate an eco-conscious community in Singapore, we are organising a complimentary tour including ferry services to NEA's Semakau Landfill under Clean & Green Singapore.

Tour programme (free) at Semakau Landfill includes Briefing / View 3-D Model, Q&A, Guided Tour of Landfill.

“Caring for our Environment Together.”

Time : 9am to 1pm

Misc:
1. When you sign up please advise if you are foreign students or delegates.
2. Please bring your own drinks along for the tour, as Semakau Landfill does not have canteen facilities.
3. At Semakau there are restrooms located in the administration building. Mobile toilets are also available at two other locations along the tour route.
4. By signing up you are agreeable to be put on WhatsApp group chat created for this visit to Semakau. Alternatively, you may request to communicate by email correspondence.

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October 2018
15 Oct
Trainers and Facilitators required for BATC (Basic Adventure Training Course)

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Cost: Register By:15 Oct 2018
Grading [?]: Group Size:
Leader:SAC Management Committee Email:events@sac.sg
Remarks:

We are planning to restart the SAC Basic Adventure Training course (BATC) from November.

Here is to invite the past participants and trainers/facilitators of BATC who would like to be trainers/facilitators for the new participants. Kindly drop us an email at events@sac.sg by 15th October.

All helpers will receive allowances for their time & services.

Briefing sessions will be arranged to discuss the new BATC programs

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14 - 27 Oct
Iran Autumn Trip

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Cost:max S$3,600 (SAC member-on cost sharing basis) Register By:24 Aug 2018
Grading [?]: Group Size:6 - 10
Leader:Kwok Mei Foong Email:paintbrushnature@yahoo.com.sg
Remarks:Cost include international flights, entry permit(visa), group accommodations, all meals, group transport, airport transfer, entrance/park tickets, group tips, club levy. Cost exclude: insurance, personal tips, personal laundry, personal spendings etc

This will be my second trip to this exciting and fascinating country. The previous trip we covered the northern-west terrain, while this time we will travel southwards from Tehran to Shiraz.

Iran, historically known as Persia, is a land with many diverse landmarks. Along the way, we’ll get to visit many big UNESCO sites. With its unique architecture of shrines, churches, mosques, spectacular gardens, awesome museums, authentic cuisines and also many friendly people there, we’ll get to immerse and expose ourselves in another different culture and lifestyle which we seldom have got chance to experience with.

We will also also spend some time in the outdoor : desert, mountains etc among some rural villages and the nomadic herds.

Day 1: City tour in Tehran, National museum, Golestan place, Milad Tour
Day 2: Kashan city tour, Fin Garden, Tabatabaei Old house, Ahmad Bath
Day 3: Maranjab Desert, Maranjab Caravansary, Salt Lake, camel ride
Day 4: Abyaneh Historical Village, Naein Jame Mosque, Meybod Castle
Day 5: Yazd city tour, Mir Chakhmagh Monuments, Water Museum, Bizaar
Day 6: Shiraz, Abarghoo Town, 4000yrs Cpress Tree, Pasargadae Complex
Day 7: Persepolis, Naghsh e Rostam etc
Day 8: Shiraz Pink Mosque, Narenjestan Old House, Shah Cheragh Shrine, Vakil Bazaar, panorama of Arg Citadel
Day 9: light trekking around Zagros Mountains range (subject to changes)
Day 10: light trekking around Zagros Mountain range (subject to changes)
Day 11: Isfahan, Sio Se Pole, Khajoo Bridges
Day 12: Isfahan city tour, Chehel Sotoon Palace, Naghsh e Jahan Square, Khjoo & Si o Se Pol Bridges
Day 13: James Mosque, Vank Church, Isfahan Bazaar, Holy City of Qom
Day 14: Departure from Tehran

How to register: Contact Mei Foong

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5 - 20 Oct
Autumn in Hunza and Baltistan

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Cost:max S$2,800 (SAC member, on cost sharing basis) Register By:24 Aug 2018
Grading [?]: Group Size:5 - 10
Leader:Kwok Mei Foong Email:paintbrushnature@yahoo.com.sg
Remarks:Cost include international flights, visa, accommodations, all meals, group transport, airport transfer, entrance/park tickets, group tips, club levy. Cost exclude insurance, personal tips, personal laundry, personal spendings etc.

This trip will take us to the beautiful, exotic, unspoiled Nagar/Hunza Valley in the Northern Pakistan during Autumn. Our journey will begin from a drive from Islamabad to Karimabad, then passing along lush green alpine meadows, remote cultural village, towering snow capped peaks, and pristine lakes, and drive through the scenic Karakoram HW and the Khunjerab Pass which comes near to the border of Pakistan & China. This exciting trip is only suitable to those who are prepared for rugged, adventurous travelling.

Day 1: Departure from SG Airport to Islamabad
Day 2: Islamad & and Rawalpindi, sightseeing
Day 3: Drive to Chilas via Bahusar Pass 4137m
Day 4: Drive to Raikot Bridge by Jeep to Tato village and trek to Fairy Meadows
Day 5: Full day excursion to Nanga parbat base camp 3967m and back to F Meadows
Day 6: Trek down to Tato village, by Jeep to Raikot Bridge and continue drive to Karimabad
Day 7: Visit 700yr old Baltit Fort, 900yr old Altit Fort, and Duiker Valley
Day 8: Drive and excursion to Khunjerab Pass 47300m, back to Passu
Day 9: Visit Gulmit Village, Borith Lake, Suspension Bridge, and Gulmit Museum
Day 10: Drive to Skardu along with Indus River
Day 11: Visit Shigar Fort, Shigar Valley, Satpara Lake and Skardu Town
Day 12: Drive to Khaplu, visit local houses,and Khaplu Fort
Day 13: Drive back to Skardu, visit Kharpucho Fort
Day 14: Drive back to Naran via Babusar Pass 4137m
Day 15: Drive to Islamabad visit Taxila Museum and historical sites
Day 16: Transfer to Islamad airport for flight

How to register: Contact Mei Foong

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September 2018
22 Sep
Nature Walk to MacRitchie Tree-top

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Cost:Free for members, $2 per non-members Register By:22 September 2018
Grading [?]: Group Size:the more the merrier
Leader:Peter Ng HP:96841992
Remarks:

View the Windsor nature park, covering at least 2 trails (Drongo and Squirrel) on the first one-third of the walk. Nice place to watch squirrels and birds, and lots of ‘longkang’ fishes in the streams. Local kampong trees like coconut, durian and rambutan trees are all left over from former farm owners.

View different flora and fauna of primary to secondary forest, experience the 250m suspended bridge, learn some giant trees on the way down the slope, see some long tailed macaques, a variety of birds and witness some natural flora around the forest streams. Know what ‘tongkat ali’ tree looks like and be surprised that chempedak fruit tree also found in the forest. If time persists, we can visit a big cluster of rubber trees at Venus link – used to provide work for residents as rubber-tapping were jobs in the 50s and 60s.

What to bring/wear: Rain coat, insect repellent, drink and snacks. Wear light and use covered walking shoes.

Itinerary: 8.45am to 11.30am from Venus Drive / Windsor park to Tree-top Walk and back to Venue Drive.

Time: 8.30am to 11.30am (Group will commence walk at 8.45am sharp)
Meeting Place/Time: Venus Drive (Upper Thomson Road) Drop-off point, at 8.30am.
How to register: Just turn up at meeting place and look for the leader Peter Ng

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1 Sep
SAC 55th Anniversary Celebration

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Cost:FOC include ride (bring your own bike), T-shirt, food, certificate of participation Register By:8 Aug 2018
Grading [?]: Group Size:
Leader:John Phang, Yee Lee, Mei Foong Email / WhatsApp:
Remarks:

We are 55 on 1st Sep 2018. Bring your friends and families for a BBQ evening and rekindled the golden years at Pasir Ris Cherryloft Resort Units T1 n T2 from 5.00pm onwards.

The main event for the night is the 55KM Cycling ride that begins at the Resort and turnaround at East Coast Water Venture (27.5km one-way). All are welcome and the ride is “Free n Easy” along the PCN... However, there will be no repair service along the way and every rider is responsible for their bike service condition. Certificate Of Participation will be issued for at end of ride.

Ride Duration: approx 4-5 hr ride till 5pm

Start and End point: Pasir Ris Cherryloft Resort Units T1 n T2

BBQ evening: from 5pm onwards

How to register: contact John Phang at hp# 98154347, Yee Lee at hp# 90230016 or email: tan-yee-lee@hotmail.com, Mei Foong at email: paintbrushnature@yahoo.com.sg

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