Bees in the Quran
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My first memorable encounter with bees in the outdoors was during my Gunung Tahan climb back in 2004. We were still quite low in altitude during the first 2 days. That meant that it was still quite hot and humid … Read More

How to pass your PPCDL test?
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Sometime back in 2014, I used to be working for one of the Marina Clubs in Singapore as the Sailing and Sea Sports Manager. Amongst many duties, I was managing the club’s PPCDL course – coordinating lessons and refresher sessions. … Read More

Review: Promoting Connectedness with Nature through Environmental Education
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Research Paper Title Promoting Connectedness with Nature through Environmental Education by Anne K. Lieflander, Gabrielle Frohlich, Franz X. Bogner and R. Wesley Schultz (2013) Abstract It has been suggested that a positive human–nature relationship is essential for countering today’s environmental … Read More

Mount Ophir – Where it all began for me
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This week, I chatted with two outdoor instructors and was pleasantly surprised to find out that the three of us had something in common. We started our outdoor journey at Mount Ophir! Mount Ophir is a mountain located at the … Read More

How I Market my Climbing Courses?
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We are back on a Monday morning but oppositely for me it is a downtime after working through the weekend conducting climbing courses. The interesting bit about the courses was actually the participants who got to know me through 3 … Read More

Review: Nature-based Excursions: School Students’ Perceptions of Learning in Natural Environments
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Research Paper Title Nature-based Excursions: School Students’ Perceptions of Learning in Natural Environments by Roy Ballantyne & Jan Packer (2002) Abstract Increasingly, environmental educators are incorporating visits to natural areas into their environmental learning programmes for school students. This paper … Read More

Why I Signed Up for MSc in Outdoor Education?
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After serving 6 years in Outward Bound Singapore, life was definitely very comfortable for me. Although the job was demanding, the remuneration and benefits were still the best in the local outdoor industry. And whenever I meet any aspiring instructor … Read More

3 Key Reasons Why You Are Ready To Teach About The Environment
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In some of my recent posts, I might have gone a bit deep into outdoor technical topics such as climbing and abseiling. But as I have shared about my perspective of outdoor education, the activities or “doing-it” portion just forms … Read More

How to learn Sport Climbing?
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Are you looking around for an alternative recreational activity other than the traditional running, swimming or gym workout? Then I highly recommend you to learn sport climbing! This is a sport that could be made simple for beginners or highly … Read More

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