This was the first fun walk organised by Sentosa and in partnership with National Geographic. Participation was free and all participants were issued with goodie bags containing the event t-shirt, a National Geographic reusable drinking bottle and a canvas tote bag.
It was said to be a fun walk. But after completion, I felt it wasn’t exactly the typical ‘fun walk’ I would have in mind.
Actual Event Day
The event was held at the Palawan Green. This is the 3rd event I am taking part here in Sentosa, after the Spartan Race and Music Run. I took the Sentosa Express and arrived at 2.45 pm with 2 friends to collect our goodie bags. There was no queue and collection was fast and easy.
The weather was exceedingly hot and as it was still early, we headed back to chill out at Resort World. There were lots of tourists and it always make my day looking at families enjoying themselves. At 4.30 pm, I made my way back to Palawan Green and was just in time to catch the flag off at 5 pm.
The walk can be described as consisted of 4 phases. The 1st phase took us to the Merlion and the Skyline Luge. The 1st hydration point was here at the 1 km mark. There wasn’t any cup provided and I believe the organizers expected us to use either our own water bottles or the one issued with the goodie bag. A green initiative, I guess.
We continued the 2nd phase into the Nature Discovery and Imbiah Trail. The trail was initially flat terrain, till we reached the Tempinis Cascade where we had to descend down many flight of steps. The descent was slow as we had to proceed cautiously, especially with so many people, to avoid falling off the slope.
After emerging from the Imbiah Trail, we continued the 3rd phase to Fort Siloso where there was a 2nd hydration point here at the 2.5 km mark. This phase consisted of some up slopes and even took us into the Battery Command Post. We were made to descend down the Siloso Trail, which we did so cautiously as it was quite slippery. At the end, we were fortunate not being made to climb up the Skywalk!
The last phase took us along the Siloso Beach Walk back to the Palawan Green. There were many people enjoying themselves at the beach and the mood was merry and relaxing.
Post Walk Activities
There were quite a number of activities at the Green. Most notably was the F&B kiosk, where diners can purchase on-site BBQ food at a price.
Canon also had a booth, whereby acclaimed photographer Mr. Jayaprakash from the National Geographic shared with us some photography tips.
There was schedule of free movie screening of the ‘Kallang Roar’ at 7.45 pm, but my friends and I left before that for dinner at Seah Im.
1) I think it wasn’t an easy fun walk, considering the up slopes and nature trails. This may well not be suitable for the elderly and young kids.
2) I feel the hydration point at the 1 km mark was not necessary. Instead, there should have been a hydration point at the finishing point, which I didn’t spot any.
3) I would not mind to pay a small fee for a finisher medal to commemorate the event, considering it is not exactly an easy walk.
4) Overall, I feel the event was well organized with sufficient support from the crew or volunteers.