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From East Coast Park to the peaks of the Alps: Inside the mind of an ultrarunner

If you want to describe the ultrarunning of Ian Lye using mere numbers, it is 1,730 hours, or 15,795 kilometres, or even 409,001 metres of elevation gain.  In simpler terms, it is 72 days, almost two-fifth the circumference of the Earth, or about 46 times the height of Mount Everest. These are just clocked since…
28 Sep 2022 7 mins read

SIA extends sponsorship of S’pore F1, stays true to F1’s net-zero target

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has not only extended its sponsorship deal with Formula 1’s (F1) Singapore Grand Prix, it is also staying true to its partner F1’s commitment to be net-zero carbon by 2030 as part of its wider sustainability strategy. “Last year, we marked a major milestone in our sustainability journey when we announced our…
26 Sep 2022 3 mins read

Football legends don boots to celebrate ROAR, a historic book on the local game

The year was 1974. The noise was the Kallang Roar. It was a football match between Singapore and Penang. The teams were playing to a capacity crowd of 70,000 fans who packed the old National Stadium. At least 10,000 were locked out, so many fans tried to climb over the gates. And author A Thiyaga…
2 Sep 2022 5 mins read

Passion for gold: Shanti Pereira and her need for speed

For Singapore sprint queen Shanti Pereira, her passion for gold and her need for speed are one and the same. Together, they will get her to the tape at the finishing line – Paris 2024. The 25-year-old showed her mettle at the recent Commonwealth Games in Birmingham when she not only set a new national…
31 Aug 2022 4 mins read

Passion for gold: National para swimmer Toh Wei Soong creates waves

Two-time gold medallist at the 2018 Asian Para Games for the S7 50m Freestyle and the S7 100M Freestyle events Toh Wei Soong decided to hedge his bets on the Commonwealth Games this year to reach his passion for gold. “Maintaining high level conditioning at the Commonwealth Games significantly factored into my decision because ……
31 Aug 2022 5 mins read

Passion for gold: Para shuttler Tay Wei Ming crowdfunds to realise his dream

Para shuttler Tay Wei Ming’s passion for the game of badminton and his passion for gold at the Paralympics in Paris drives him to raise his own funds to pave his way towards his target. “If you don’t try, you would never know,” he tells TheHomeGround Asia. To keep his dream of competing at the…
31 Aug 2022 6 mins read

Passion for gold: Para archer Nur Syahidah Alim aims for Paris 2024

Para archer Nur Syahidah Alim’s passion for gold did not wane when she crashed out of Tokyo Paralympics. It did not even tarnish when she could not retain her world title after losing in the quarter finals earlier this year. Instead, the 37-year-old still holds her head high, still keeps on smiling and still continues…
31 Aug 2022 6 mins read

Passion for gold: Singapore shuttler Loh Kean Yew

His passion for gold drove Singapore shuttler Loh Kean Yew to reach one of the pinnacles and he clinched the World Championship title in December 2021 – making him the first Singaporean to win the title and elevated his status from underdog to “the man to beat” on the World Tour circuit. “There’s always pressure…
30 Aug 2022 5 mins read

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