Note from the Editor:
Dear SingaSports readers, fans and friends,
It has been a good 3 years and 5 months since we first started SingaSports.com. The team has grown from a three man operation to having a group of 5 writers then whom were passionate about sharing their sporting views for the masses. Yes, we have been very lean in our team and at times we wrote unorthodox sports news coverage because we are not your Straits Times (and not planning to be too).
Our aim back then was pretty simple - to bring some flavour to our local Singaporean and regional readers, with updates, news and reviews on all things sporty in Singapore. We covered running events, fitness events, sports events, sports tech and gear reviews and are truly grateful to everyone/brands who have approached us for these coverages. The team started out during our university days and have since produced 300+ articles over the course of our run. Coincidentally, our first article was created on 19th June 2016 (exactly 1249 days ago) and we just pressed on from there with having little or no money to fund the site.
Making new friends, connections and exploring events were great experiences which we could not have imagined and be thankful enough as it shaped our lives and path in this sporting journey. We have seen our friends/writers winning regional medals, being in the news and even pursuing their favourite sports further. The opportunity to work with great individuals from across industries certainly helped us grow as a unit back then, and helped keep the site running.
We were seriously just burning money. #SelfFunded #SelfMade
Besides just having an online presence, we were trying to be active in organising school sports activities and team building games, albeit pretty new in the scene. We were the first few to explore the ridiculously fun yet operationally taxing Bubble Football in Singapore, and after a good run, we had it decommissioned. The sweat, tears and manpower needed to execute it were just a little too taxing and not commercially viable. We did not give up, we simply too a different course of action.
As we bid farewell to this online platform, we usher in new beginnings with our new regional site - Sports In Asia, where we still do what we do best and share with our fellow readers (and new ones too) sporting and fitness updates from around the region. We welcome partnerships and collaboration from all sorts and seek your support in helping make Sports Great Again (for the masses). Nope, we are not shunning Pentaque or Rowing nor do we feel obliged to cover football news only.
One can expect new features and coverages from the new site, but hey, give us time to work on them yeah! #SelfFunded But if you are keen on contributing to the cause and the industry or want to be part of our growth (as an investor), do write in to us at TheTeam[at]SingaSports.com.
We hope with this new site, you'll once again get to Experience Sports. Experience More.
Anyways, we'll leave you with some of our best articles (without paid advertisements yo!) #LikeMagic:
1) KALLANG ROAR IS DEAD. AND HERE ARE 8 REASONS WHY (135K reads)
3) 11 REASONS TO DATE A GYM GUY (21K)
6) 11 REASONS TO DATE A GYM GIRL (11K)
Think you and your gym buddies have what it takes to be the very best that no one ever was? Well, time to put all those talk into action in this first ever inter-gym team competition, with prize money enough for your team to buy protein shakes for the many months!
The first of its kind globally, GuavaLabs marks the healthy-living app’s very first physical presence, bringing its curated range of premium fitness classes into a single space in the heart of the city. GuavaPass, in partnership with Mandarin Gallery, is set to open GuavaLabs, a 2,000-square-foot hybrid boutique fitness studio and event space this July.
Why should running shoes be the only thing with fancy cushioning and support? When you’re off the track, your everyday flip flops should have it too. Here’s a sneak peak at the launch of Telic recovery shoes in Singapore.
This weekend, history was made as ONE Championship crowned its first-ever women's world champion and the world's youngest-ever MMA champion.
This was probably the most fun you’ve had since the old army standard obstacle course (the manly one with the 2m jump and rundown). After a successful first run last year, the Spartan Race is back. If you think I’m crazy for saying that, stay far away cause the Spartan Super edition is not for the sheltered Singaporean soul. For the brave of heart, check out our photo diary for some grit, grime and grizzly.
Recently acquired for $650 million by China's Dalian Wanda Group, the Ironman Triathlon is making its waves once again in the tropical island of Bintan, just an hour's ferry away from Singapore. With marathons and "typical running events" becoming passe in Singapore, more people are looking to explore new grounds, new boundaries and ultimately, a new self. Although, this post has been presented by Ironman Bintan, all thoughts and opinions are from SingaSports.
The Singapore 7s returned to the IRB Sevens World Series calendar after a 9-year hiatus. The last time it was held back in 2006 at the former National Stadium, Fiji defeated England 40-21 to win the Cup final. Nothing much has changed since then in terms of favourites as Fiji was hotly-tipped to win this leg of the series following a convincing Cup final victory in Hong Kong the previous weekend.
The biggest dragonboat race in Singapore is back with its 5th edition that promises bigger incentives for teams to push in every event and a host of attractions to bring in the crowd. Here’s a summary of what to expect at DBS Marina Regatta 2016 (DBSMR).