Thursday, September 21, 2017

Walk together to stay together

Source Website: http://www.tnp.sg/news/singapore/walk-together-stay-together
By Arul John, The New Paper, 21 September 2017 at 06:00 am


Big Walk participants signed up for chances to bond with family and friends
PHOTO: Big Walk participants signed up for chances to bond with family and friends
Roy with his uncle and grandmother during the Big Walk in 2004.
PHOTOS: LIM TENG KIAT
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Family time and bonding are buzzwords for these participants in the National Steps Challenge The New Paper Big Walk 2017.

Retired general manager Lim Teng Kiat, 50, will be walking for the third time. His previous Big Walks were in 2000 and 2004, when the event was still held at the National Stadium.

Mr Lim told The New Paper: "In 2000, I took part with my elder son, Roy, who was a young boy then. He is 21 years old now and unable to join us this year because of university exams.

 

Roy Lim taking part in the TNP Big Walk in 2000
PHOTO: Roy Lim taking part in the TNP Big Walk in 2000
PHOTOS: LIM TENG KIAT
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"In 2004, I was accompanied by Roy, my mother and my brother. This year, I will be accompanied by my wife and 17-year-old son, Ryan."

He added: "The Big Walk has been great family bonding times for me and my family and I have fond memories of it..."

Teacher Senthamarai Saravanan fondly recalled taking part in the Big Walk a few times with her primary school scout troop several years ago.

Madam Senthamarai, who is in her 40s and now teaches in another school, said: "It helped bond me and the scouts closer. We had a lot of funand it was a great way to spend the weekend."

Last year, she and her husband, Mr Saravanan Sadanandom, also in his 40s, and their 10-year-old daughterhad signed up to join the Big Walk, but had to pull out when 
Mr Saravanan fell ill.

Madam Senthamarai said: "Our daughter will have fun and we are looking forward to doing this activity together as a family."

Quality manager Mark Alton, 56, an Australian who has worked in Singapore since 2008, is looking to walk with his wife, Jennifer.

He said: "She has not visited the National Stadium before, so the Big Walk will be a chance for her to see the stadium."

Mr Alton added: "I am busy with my work and Jennifer is busy at home and with some part-time jobs that she does. So we welcome any chance to do things together, be it for health or recreation or both."



The New Paper Big Walk (26 November 2017)
PHOTO: The New Paper Big Walk (26 November 2017)
WHEN Sunday, Nov 26, 7am
WHERE Starts at National Stadium, 
Singapore Sports Hub
HOW Register online at tnpbigwalk.sg
REGISTRATION FEE $25 (Early-bird sign-ups enjoy a 25 per cent discount)
WIN Lots of lucky draw prizes to be won, including the grand prize of an Osim u Love Massage Chair (bespoke version) worth $9,585.
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National Steps Challenge™ Season 3 is here!
PHOTO: National Steps Challenge™ Season 3 is here!
Step into a world of fun with more games, bigger prizes and a healthier you! All with 10,000 steps a day
Participants must be at least 17 years of age at the point of registration.
CHALLENGE PERIOD: 28 October 2017 to 30 April 2018
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The National Steps Challenge was introduced by the Health Promotion Board (HPB) in 2015 and has had two successful seasons.
PHOTO: The National Steps Challenge was introduced by the Health Promotion Board (HPB) in 2015 and has had two successful seasons. Over both campaigns, HPB successfully motivated over 500,000 participants to be more physically active.
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By Arul John, The New Paper, 21 September 2017 at 06:00 am


Walk together to stay together
PHOTO: Walk together to stay together
A road trip brings the two of them to a place none of them expected, regardless of environmental conditions.
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Reference
[1] Arul John, The New Paper, Walk together to stay together, posted on 21 September 2017 at 06:00 am, http://www.tnp.sg/news/singapore/walk-together-stay-together

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