Fresh From The Fields

5 Useful Knots In The Outdoors
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Out of the many skills to learn in the outdoors are knots. Specifically camping knots. As a Scout during my schooling days, I must admit that there are 1001 knots to learn. With the slightest variation, a new knot is … Read More

3 Reasons to Climb Mount Ophir
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People often ask why they should climb Mount Ophir.┬áThere are definitely many reasons to do so. The mountain does not boast any snow peaks and it looks ordinary. But for those who have been up to Mount Ophir (or Gunung … Read More

Abseiling Proficiency Course Level 1 – A Brief Introduction
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For those who are interested to venture further and higher, you might want to consider signing up for the Abseiling Proficiency Course Level 1 (or Singapore National Abseiling Standards Level 1). (I’m taking the liberty to share about this course … Read More

An Introduction to Gunung Ledang
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I recently, or rather finally, went up to Gunung Ledang (Mount Ophir) in Johor, Malaysia. The trip was a recce to survey the mountain for its suitability for an upcoming programme for Primary 5 students from Madrasah Irsyad Zuhri Al-Islamiah. … Read More

Does climbing to the summit guarantees a life-changing experience?
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Does climbing to the summit guarantees a life-changing experience? An experience definitely could be the most physically challenging but may not necessarily lead to a life-changing experience according to a study published in the Journal of Humanistic Psychology. Personally, I … Read More

Farming Family and Therapy – a newfound fusion
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This is heartwarmingly inspiring! A social enterprise focusing on saving youth at risk from being ending up in juvenile homes through a programme that fuses farming, family, and therapy. I used to believe that just by being in the outdoors … Read More



“Had a 3-days abseiling course with Ahmad Bahktiar, he teaches you what you need to know in the course syllabus and also additional techniques that you can use/ apply during abseiling. He equipped me with lots of info and knowledge that I can bring home. Overall he is a patient and friendly coach. Thank you Ahmad.” – Lucas Wong