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Post by excessuk » Mon, 10 Dec 2012 1:41 am

Can anyone recommend a good place to do bouldering in Singapore? I got pretty addicted to it here in London (I'm not very good though! haha) and would like to continue with the good habit if possible.

Thanks!

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Post by JR8 » Mon, 10 Dec 2012 3:58 am

I think you'd have to head to Malaysia, as essentially SG is a built-upon mud-flat. I've tried but failed to think of any rocky outcrops at all!

Tioman island off the east coast of Malaysia certainly has rocks suitable for bouldering...

p.s. a random Google brought up this. Check pix at bottom...
http://www.theholidaystravel.com/deals/ ... -malaysia/

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Post by nakatago » Mon, 10 Dec 2012 9:05 am

Search for "Dairy Farm" via your favorite search engine.

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Post by excessuk » Mon, 10 Dec 2012 4:30 pm

JR8 wrote:I think you'd have to head to Malaysia, as essentially SG is a built-upon mud-flat. I've tried but failed to think of any rocky outcrops at all!

Tioman island off the east coast of Malaysia certainly has rocks suitable for bouldering...

p.s. a random Google brought up this. Check pix at bottom...
http://www.theholidaystravel.com/deals/ ... -malaysia/
WOW that looks absolutely amazing! I can't wait to go there! Added to my list of places to visit now, thanks! =)

What about indoors bouldering? I know it's not the same but at least it might be a good exercise.

Google suggested this link: http://www.indoorclimbing.com/singapore.html
Do you know any of those places?

Cheers

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Post by excessuk » Mon, 10 Dec 2012 4:30 pm

nakatago wrote:Search for "Dairy Farm" via your favorite search engine.
Very nice! Thanks mate :)

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Post by the lynx » Mon, 10 Dec 2012 4:36 pm

Indoor: Kinetics at Paya Lebar has one.

Outdoor: Dairy Farm. It is near the lake where the old mine used to be.

Extra: It is cheaper to do it in Malaysia and Vietnam for the same safety level. For indoors, head to MidValley Megamall in KL. There are many outdoor bouldering spots (to name a few, Fairy Cave in Kuching, Tempurung Cave in Gopeng etc). In Vietnam, you can do it in Dalat and Halong Bay - beautiful!

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Post by excessuk » Mon, 10 Dec 2012 5:16 pm

the lynx wrote:Indoor: Kinetics at Paya Lebar has one.

Outdoor: Dairy Farm. It is near the lake where the old mine used to be.

Extra: It is cheaper to do it in Malaysia and Vietnam for the same safety level. For indoors, head to MidValley Megamall in KL. There are many outdoor bouldering spots (to name a few, Fairy Cave in Kuching, Tempurung Cave in Gopeng etc). In Vietnam, you can do it in Dalat and Halong Bay - beautiful!
Thanks for the great advice. I just checked them all - really beautiful. In particular I was very impressed with Halong Bay! My to-do list of destinations just keeps growing :)

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Post by carteki » Wed, 12 Dec 2012 11:11 am

and if you want to do it underground in a cave -try Batu Maloi cave.
PM me for more information.

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Post by excessuk » Wed, 12 Dec 2012 3:15 pm

It reminds me of Cango caves in South Africa. So much to do and so little time!!

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Post by masumih » Mon, 17 Dec 2012 4:49 pm

Heya! I got into rock climbing (bouldering) in the UK too :) Singapore has a few bouldering/rock climbing gyms, and I usually hang around at these indoor gyms:

- Onsight (@ Mountbatten Station): Largest indoor climbing gym in Singapore, with bouldering, top-roping and lead-climbing routes.
- Climb Asia (@ Farrer Park Station): Smaller than Onsight.

Apart from these two, there's also Climber's Laboratory, Kinetics, and a few others; but the above two I mentioned are very popular for many climbers.

In my opinion though, having enjoyed bouldering in the UK so much it was a bit of an anticlimax checking out the bouldering routes/walls here. The colored-taping system, routes and wall structure are some things I guess will take a while to get used to, perhaps...
Am currently doing top-roping to satisfy my climbing kick ;)

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Post by excessuk » Tue, 18 Dec 2012 7:20 am

Thanks for the good info - I can't wait to get back to it!!

Being realistic I'll probably be too busy at the beginning just trying to find a flat to rent and generally finding my way around Singapore, but will definitely drop you a PM to sort something out once I'm settled and my routine is in order.

With the multitude of Xmas lunches/drinks I'll need an extreme weight loss regime if I have any hope of pulling my arse up a wall :lol:

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Post by masumih » Tue, 18 Dec 2012 3:34 pm

Haha, sounds like you have quite a bit going on over there! Good luck with flat-hunting and everything, and keep me posted on when you're up for a session sometime! Weight-loss will be a breeze once you hit the walls again ;)

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Post by excessuk » Tue, 18 Dec 2012 7:29 pm

London is hectic this time of the year! Is that not the case with Singapore?

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Post by masumih » Sat, 12 Jan 2013 11:41 pm

haha, everywhere's busy at the end of the year! hope you're able to shed some christmas/new year's weight off you! hit me a post if you're keen on climbing sometime :)

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