VENTURE SCOUT CORD AWARD EXPLORATION TEST

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Name(as in NRIC)
Name (Hanyu Pinyin)
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Age at hike
Nationality
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Address
Telephone Nwnbers
Date of Birth (ddlmmlyy)
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Scout Group
Year ofEnrolment
Highest Award in Scouting
No. ofPrevious Attempts
Next-of-Kin
Emergency Contact
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Personal Particula'rs ofCompagiiQ,'
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Name (as in NRIC)
Name (Hanyu Pinyin)
Age at hike
Nationality
NRICNwnber
Address
Telephone Numbers
Date ofBirth (dd/mmlyy)
Religion
Race
Blood Group
Height
Weight
Email Address
Drug Allergy
Food Allergy
Special Diet Requirements
Srout Group
Year of Enrolment
Highest Award in Scouting
Next-of-Kin
Emergency Contact
Name of Contact Person
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Personal Particulars of

Name (as in NRIC)
Name (Hanyu Pinyin)
Age at bike
Nationality
NRICNumber
Address
Telephone Numbers
Date ofBirth (ddlmmlyy)
Religion
Race
Blood Group
Height
Weight
Email Address
Dfug Allergy
Food Allergy
Scout Group
Year ofEnrolment
Highest Award in Scouting
Next-of-Kin
Emergency Contact
Name ofContact Person
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Personal Particulars of

Name (as in NRIC)
Name (Hanyu Pinyin)
Age at bike
Nationality
NRICNumber
Address
Telephone Numbers
Date ofBirth (ddlmmlyy)
Religion
Race
Blood Group
Height
Weight
Email Address
Dfug Allergy
Food Allergy
Scout Group
Year ofEnrolment
Highest Award in Scouting
Next-of-Kin
Emergency Contact
Name ofContact Person
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Documentations &
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The following documents are attached for verificatio .
1. Parental Consent Forms of Candidate
2. Parental Consent Fa
4. VS Certification
5. Test Instructions
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Before the hike:
1. Have at least 8 hours of sleep the day befo
2. Have a good meal before the hike. .
3. Avoid doing strenu()J,ls activities duri '· : },c,:.::
4. All haversacks'.,.· t· ..:
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6. All first aid kits br
7. Inspection ofequip;,.
everything
8. Consume at least ,.:.. :.
9. All consent forms
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10. Parents are to kn
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During the hike:
10. While moving through jungle or vegetation, wa
for leeches and ticks.
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Have water parade periodically to ensure candi .
(Once every hour) fi .
Stay as a group at all times. t
Light sticks are to be hung OFlto bag at after nigtL
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Keep to country and highway code 41+'"
Avoid potentially dangerous places such as.'
firing areas and swamps.
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crouch in a prone po _.
• Keep still and waif unti
• Get help after attack.
In case of light
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All rubbish is to b . .
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In the event of illness or casualty.
One person will the casualty in a s
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look for help by the route.
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First Aid Kit Equipment List
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Tiger
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Smith and Ne hew
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10 pills
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1 tube
1 tube
1 packet
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Resuscitating
Face Shield
Panado.l
Scissors
charcoal Pills
Antiseptic
Medicated Oil
Burn Cream
Roller I
Bandage
Thermometer 1
Muscle Rub 1
10 cent coins 5
Gauze pads
Plaster 30+
Cotton wool
Triangular 3
Bandage
Items
Gauze
Bandage
Non Woven
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4\: ", Scout Socks'2pairs
5;:::':-: Sports Shoes ,Hjair
Sandals/SlioDers ,,', 1oair
"ll);;;' P-E Shorts," ,1" '
:9Y': Underwear ' .,' 2
:10:" Water Bottle (1.5 Litre) 1
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:15::·'; Identification Can:l:;<:, i.' , , 1
"J-],;,< personal oraIOiQitaiThermometer' ,-';r,
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FishinaLine & Hook
SewinaKit. Safety Pins
Rina Saw
Compass
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Wilfer;Purification fabfets
Whistle.
Cartdle
Aluminium Foil
Raper
Pencil
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Stationeries
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DIET PLAN
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Needles
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Breakfast
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1 Peanut Butter 1 bottle
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2 Pandan Bread 1 loaf 08 Sept 2009
3 Muesli Bars 4 bars 09 March 2010
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1 White Bread llQaf 08 Se '-2Q09
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3 luncheon Meat 1 can 16 Sep 201.1.
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3 lychee 1 can 08 Sep;2011
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Dreo biscuits
Muesli bars
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Risk Assessment Matrix
(1)Blistets
(2)Cup
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HIGH
(Venture Cord
Hike 06/2009)
Dates: 13
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JUNE MINOR INJURIES
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EMERGENCy
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(1) Blisters, (2) Cuts and (3) Abrasion
Possible Causes:
Walking of long distances will tend to cause
Occasional falls due to poor concentration
Abrasion might also be caused because of
skin might have eontae ' "'i"',:';:::':;':.;:"
Observable Syndromes:
None required
(4) Fatigue
Possible Causes:
A prolonged perio
BOdy nofsuited to vigoro '.
lack of exercise
Observable Syndromes:
losing concentration
Decreasing speed
Treabnent Plan:
Ensure companion has enough rest before the hike and during
Replenish body fluids with food and water
Prevention Plan:
Have sufficient rest the night before the hike
Take regular rests while hiking
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Some training before the hike will ensure that one's
vigorous activity
(5) Heat Cramps
Possible Causes: .
Excessive sweating from a strenuous and physically demo .
Observable Syndromes:
Muscle pain in fegs, arms or abdomen during activity

• Hydrate oneself wltft!i
Others:
If cramps do not
If heat cramps contin ';!;;-;:;.
(8) Animal Bites
Possible Causes:
Provoking of stray ani., .
Stray animals just atts'·:·".
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Observable Syndromes:
None required
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o Cover wound wit
o Seek medical atten
Snake Bites (Non-Poisonous) .
o Evacuate to a safe area
o Clean the wound
o A dry dressing over the
o Reassure casualty
o Seek medical attention
Snake Bites (Poisonous)
o Evacuate to a safe area
o Call the ambulance
o lay the casualty down
o Reassure casualty
o If venom is present, wipe it away
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o Apply a roller bandage above the wound to slow

Prevention Plan:",
stay off grassy areas where animals around cannot-69.\.
Do not provoke stray animals If:
Be alert of surroundings %\'
Others:
Remember the characteristics of the snake so that it can C"-'
(7) Muscle Cramps
Possible Causes:
Insufficient intakel Excessive loss of fluids and sal
period of travel without stopping to rest
Observable Syndromes:
(Feeling) sudden a
Treatment Plan:
In times of leg cramp I
Straighten knee and p
Provide water to the
Prevention Plan:
Others:
Treatment Plan:
R.I.C.E Procedure
Rest the injured area
Ice area for 15 minutes eve ,
Compress the area for 24 to 2
Elevate the area for first 24 to 48 hour
Prevention Plan:
Stretching of muscles to be done at every checkpoint
Some training before the hike will ensure that one's body
vigorous activity
Take breaks while hiking
(9) Asthma
Possible Causes:
It could be due to the medical history of casualty
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Observable Syndromes:
Respiratory problems
Treatment Plan:
Bring casualty to a cool place and allow him to sit
Ensure the area is not heavily air-polluted
Use inhalers if the casualty has any
= Reassure casualty, and try to guide him into slow breathi
If breathing stops, apply rescue breathing
Mouth-mouth or Mouth-nose
12 ventilations per minute (adult)
Be highly alert and attentive to the casualty. taking,
Prevention Plan:
'fake note of medica :,i'i.
Avoid walking in a""
Observable Syndromes:
Heavy sweating. mu
Weakness and dizzin
Rapid pulse coupled
I?ale and sweaty skin 1ft
Treatment Plan: .#;(:
Help casualty to a coQl/" . ce and y.
Elevate his legs lev
Monitor and p .."., a .
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(11) Bee. Wasp Stings
Possible Causes:
Provoking of these insects
Passing by swarms of these insect
Observable Syndromes:
None required
Treatment Plan:
If stinger is in the wound (only for bees), flick it out with the edge of a card"l'il'
Wash the wound with mild acidic substance if available (bee)
Wash the wound with mild alkaline substance if available (wasp)
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Apply a cold compress to relieve pain .
Advise casualty to see the doctor if the pain .and swelUng"pe .
If sting is in the mouth, give casualty ice to suck or cofl:hyl
attention'?o
Prevention Plan:
Avoid walking near such areas
Others:
Some people might be allergic to stings and develop diffi
Multiple stings might result in death
(12) Bums
Possible Causes:
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Observable Syndromes:
None required
Treatment Plan:
If casualty on fire
o Check for dan
o Stop burning
o Wrap casual
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o Check for Ai
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o Oheck for Circlllafion
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o Cool the bu '!" ."-'0 er runnjgg ..
o Remove con ors in b .'.
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Prevention Plan:
Impart to compam
(13) Fracture
Possible Causes:
An immerse, sudden impact on the body and the skeletal fr
with one's arm
Observable Syndrome: '_,
Casualty moving that part of the body with a lot of pain and difficulty, esp"
Treatment Plan:
Support fractured with pressure pad and secure it with another
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Seek medical attention.
Prevention Plan: '{;.,\,.
Walk on relatively stable ground with no protruding 0
Ensure that the pace Is not too fast that one will fall
Ensure everyone carries a load that Is suitable for hi
of imbalanced load
(14) Dehydration
Possible Causes:
Excessive vigorous, physical activity or hot weat
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Observable Syndromes: ,:::....
- Casualty turns pale _1§'P.
Casualty experien . ··'C·'
Treabnent Plan:
Move casualty to a
Give the casualty plenf:':
content
Allow casualty to res
anly proceed when .
Prevention Plan:
Hold breaks throug
Top up the water su
to run out
Observable Syndromes:
Throbbing headache, dizz .
Hot flushed and dry skin
Rapid and strong pulse
Body temperature soaring above 40 degree Celsius
Treatment Plan:
Seek medical attention
Quickly move the casualty to a cool place
Remove as much clothing as possible
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Wrapping casualty with cold wet sheet
Constantly fan casualty
Prepare for resuscitation if situation deteriorates
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Prevention Plan:
Take regular breaks under shelter dUring the hike1'1"
Hydrateon88elf with water regularly - -';!\i_
Ensure that companions are without a fever at the stil-
fever start to appear, ask for permission for reserve Cf;L
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Can prolong to unconsciousness within minutes
'" life:threatening emergency
(16) Traffic accident
Possible causes:
Improper crossing of the road (i.e. not at traffic light
Inconsiderate and reckless drivers -
Observable Syndromes:
Not applicable
Treatment Plan:
Stop activity and call
Prevention Plan:
Check com
Be alert to all com
(18) Fainting
Possible causes:
Sudden, temporary stop of blood flow to brain for unkno
Observable Syndromes:
Loss of consciousness
Treatment Plan:
Loosen tight clothing
Ensure plenty of fresh air
Elevate legs above body level
Seek medical attention
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Monitor vital signs
Prevention Plan:
Check companion's medical history
Be alert to all companion's wellbeing at all times during t h ~ ..
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Precautions
Before the Hike
1, Have at least 8 hours ofsleep the day before the hike
2. Have a nutritious breakfast on the morning of the hike
3. Avoid doing strenuous activities 2-3 days before the hike
4. All emergency food rations should be kept in airtight Zipl
sealed tightly with masking tape at the opening
5. All clothes should be waterproofed and kept in airtigh
6. All equipment in the first aid kit should be checkeclf,...;.. ;
7. Inspection of equipment one day before the
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9. Consent fonns sho . .:::;.:.;;;:.:;;:;;:.;.;.;.:.::
guardians to ensure .....'..
10. Parents should be i"';':'
11. All allergies, medical
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12. All important contact n....
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13. Companions should /1\:::
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14. The pacing exercise s
During the Hike
After the Hike
1. All companions should proce' ,
2. Candidate should be informedo sa
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TOTAL DISTANCE COVERED: 43.2 kilometers
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Day 1 Startpoint Time of Arrival: 1015 hours
Time of Departure: 1020 hours
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MRN: 1870 3650 Bukit Batok MRT Station
Bearing to next
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Actual Distance to
2.80km
next Checkpoint:
Time of Departure: 1020 hours
Estimated Time of
Reaching Next 1055 hours
Checkpoint:
Bearina from Last CP
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Checkpoint Description
Cloud Formation: Cirrus
Wind Direction: North-East
General Weather Conditions: Clear
Morale: High
Traffic: High
Population Density: High
Day1 .Checkpoint (1) Time of Arrival: 1050hours ['
Time of Departure: 1110hours /
MRN: 21103680 (Ex-Fire Station)
Bearing to next
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Checkpoint:
Actual Distance to
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next Checkpoint:.
Time of Departure: 1110hours
Estimated Time of
Reaching Next 1150hours
Checkpoint:
Bearing from Last CP 083
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Direct distance from
2.42km
lastCP
Checkpoint Description
Cloud Formation: Cirrus
Wind Direction: North
General Weather Conditions: Clear
Morale: High
Traffic: Low
Population Density: Low
Average Hike Speed: 5.6 km/hr
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Description Of Journey:
We started our journev from Bukit Batok MRT station. We walked along the following
roads: Bukit Batok Central, Bukit Batok East Avenue 3. Bukit Batok East Avenue 6, Old
Jurong Road and Upper Bukit Timah Road.
Human traffic was guite high as we walked along Bukit Batok Central. Bukit Batok
East Avenue 3, and Buklt Batok East Avenue 13. One reason to attribute to this is that this Is
where most of the blocks of HDB flats are located. Many residents were on the pavement
doing daily activities, such as going to a supermarket to purchase groceries. walking their
dog. going out with their family members etc. Another reason to this could be that this area is
close to West Mall. which is near Bukit Batok MRT station and also the bus interchange.
Residents could be heading towards the MRT station to travel elsewhere or to West Mall to
shop. However, there were lesser people along Old Jurong Road and Upper Bukit Timah
Road, This is because this area is where most of the private housing is located. As blocks of
HOB flats can contain much more residents then private housing, this could be why there
weren't a lot of people as we walked along this area. Also, normally, only rich people can
afford to live in private housing. Thus, their mode of transportation would be different from
normal residents, and they might prefer to drive their cars even to a near location instead of
walking there. However, when we reached our checkpoint and were doing our checkpoint
descriptions, we noticed that the human traffic was quite high here also. There were a lot of
cyclists that cycled along the pavement that is in front of the checkpoint. One reason for the
high traffic could be that Bukit Batok Nature Park is located nearby and many people could
be heading there to cany out recreational activities. - - - -
Traffic remained high throughout the entire journey as the pavement we travelled along was
right next to main roads, which were leading towards expressways. Another reason could be
because the area that we passed by were surrounded with numerous buildings that could
house several people, Thus, the cars that went along the roads that we passed by could
have belonged to these residents, or to other people who were coming to this area for their
own reasons.
Our morale was quite high along the way as it was in the late morning and the sun wasn't so
bright yet. thus the temperature was just right for hiking, Also, we chatted lightheartedly
about humorous events that happened in school, so time past in a blink of an eye and we
had arrived at the checkpoint before we even realized.
General Description
This checkpoint was once a fire station but is now a place owned by CreativeBits,/
which is a centre of new media arts. It is located at the junction between Upper Bukit Timah /
Road and Old Jurong Road. There are quite a number of art courses available at
CreativeElits, such as photography. sand animation, manga art etc. There are ~ . storied /'
buildings with bright colors surrounding the checkpoint. Some of the colors are red, blue.
green, orange and yellow. This serves to beautify the buildings so as to make them look
more attractive to potential buyers who are considering whether to buy a unit in one of the
buildings. There is a gantrv system at the entrance of the car park next to the checkpoint,
and also a metallic box which contains a scanner that is capable of deducting money from
the cashcard inside a car. Besides the entrance to the car park, the entire area is
surrounded by a metal fence. There is a large pavement in front of the checkpoint. which is
made of concrete. The pavement is rather dirty, as there is an abundance of dead leaves
that have fallen from the large trees along side of the pavement. There is also a bus-stop
nearby. Bukit Batok Nature Reserve is located opposite the checkpoint.
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Environmental Outlook:
The pavement in front of the checkpoint was quite shady as there were plenty of
trees and grass planted along the pavement. However, there was heavv traffic along Upper
Elukit Timah Road, which is also in front of the checkpoint. This result in air pollution due to
the exhaust air released from the various vehicles that pass by the road, The drains are
clogged with leaves that have fallen from the trees, This should be improved on, because if
the drains are clogged, it means that excess water cannot be removed through the drainage
system, This could cause a flood if the situation worsens, thus the leaves should be removed
from the drains. Behind the checkpoint. there is a small forest that is linked to Bukit Tlmah
Nature Reserve. Traffic is quite high along the junction in front of the checkpoint. thus
causing air pollution due to the amount of exhaust air produced by the vehicles that drive
past Although there is only a single dustbin near the traffic lights. there is not much litter
outside SPECTRA. This is probably due to the minimal amount of human traffic around the
area.
Social Outlook:
As the fire station has been changed to SPECTRA, CreativeBits, people can come'
here for courses that teach various forms of art. such as sand animation, Manga art,
Claymation, digital art etc. Many people also like to cycle past the pavement in front of the
checkpoint. as the large trees alongside the pavement provide natural ventilation as well as
shelter from the bright sunlight. thus allOWing the cyclist to not get too sweaty and hot. Bukit
Batok Nature Park is located just opposite the road, and many people can go there to carry
out recreational activities such as cycling, tai chi, jogging etc. However on the general scale,
there are not much people around the area except for cyclists and joggers. Besides the
guard at the Quard post, there are not really much people inside SPECTRA as at all. It is
probably because of the fact that it has been newly changed from Bukit Timah Fire Station to
SPECTRA, thus not much people know of the change and there is not much activity around
it. It is also located at the south of forested areas and in the remote part of Upper Bukit
Timah Road, causing accessibility to be poor and publicity to be lowas well.
Economical Outlook:
When cars pass the gantrv system located at the entrance of the car park, they will
be charged with the fees for parking at the car park. The buildings around CreativeBits have
also been refumished in order to look brighter and livelier. so as to attract more people to
bUy the units in the buildings. As the checkpoint is guite out of the way, people would have to
travel either by bus or by car to the checkpoint. and to take a bus, one would have to pay a
little from their travel passes. The courses that CreativeBits offer also needs to be paid for
and the prices are not verv cheap as the technology used to make the animation could be
guite costly. There are several economical activity inside Creative Bits as well. The buildings
inside are rented to people at a cheap cost. There have already been several shops inside
such as Antique Beauty, which sells arts. Twinkle Art which is a art school. Station 99, Raw
Kitchen and Stew Art which are restaurants/food outlets. There is also a unique Fire Station
Restaurant which makes use of the previous Bukit Timah Fire Station materials for publicity.
There is also the Eighth Note studio which occupies two blocks of buildings. On the whole.
the economic outlooks do not look verv good. It is probably due to the location where it is at
the area of Upper Bukjt Timah Road where it is quite remote from the urban city and is near
forested areas.
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From the first checkpoint, we continued walking along Upper Bukit Timah Road. We
then turned in Hindhede Road and continued walking along to Hindhede Drive. Bukit Timah
Nature Reserve is located at the end of Hindhede Drive. We then proceeded from the Bukit
Timah Nature Reserve Visitor Centre to the Catchment Hut, which was located within Bukit
Timah Nature Reserve.
Human traffic remained quite high throughout the entire journey. This could be due to
the fact that throughout the ioumey.. we passed by several housing estates. and also
opposite the road there were several shophouses and also stores. such as Davinci. Courts.
Banyan Tree etc. The people that we passed by could have been heading towards the
shops on the opposite side of the road, or could also be heading towards Bukit Timah Nature
Reserve.
However. traffic was quite high when we were walking along Upper Bukit Timah
Road. as it leads to the Pan-Island Expressway and there were also quite a number of
housing estates. It then decreased significantly when we turned in Hindhede Road. This
could be due to the fact that the houses along Hindhede Road are private housing. which
can house lesser people then a block of flats. Also. Hindhede Drive is quite a small road as it
is surrounded by housing estates. Our morale was quite high at the start of the journey as
the weather was quite good and that Bukit Timah Nature Reserve was quite close to our first
checkpoint. However. from the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve Visitor Centre onwards our
morale was moderately lowas it was extremely tiring climbing up with our heavy rucksacks
weighing us down. We were relieved when we finally reached the second checkpoint. the
catchment hut. as it meant that we could finally rest our aching legs and shoulders. and also
that we could fill up our empty stomachs as it was lunchtime.
General Description:
The hut was made entirely of wood and was quite large. about 10m by 10m. It could
have been made of wood so as to make it blend into the natural surroundings. There are 2
large benches within the hut. so that people can sit on it and take a break. In front of the
catchment hut. there is a trail leading from the main trail which goes all the way to the top of
Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. Where the trail connects to the catchment hut's entrance.
instead of the normal trail. there are a series of large pebbles connected together to form
separate steps that lead up to the hut. There is a large board within the hut which shows the
entire map of Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. There is also a signboard which hangs from the
edge of the roof, which reads "Catchment Hue. The floor of the hut was caked with mud and
also has little bits of dead leaves. This made me conclude that many visitors must have
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The numerous trees that surround the hut and the trail provide shelter from the
sunlight. thus cooling the area. The air is quite fresh here due to photosvnthesis which is
carried out by the plants. Plants take in carbon dioxide and releases oxygen in order to make
food, and thus renew the air. The The area is also far from the roads, hence there is not
much exhaust around the area. Other than that. there is also a rubbish bin at the comer of
the catchment hut for visitors to throw their litter, so as to prevent the natural environment
from being polluted by litter and waste. Amazingly, there is not much insects inside the hut.
We expected otherwise as the checkpoint was located in a nature reserve which is the ideal
habitat for many insects and animals. The inside of the hut was dean and conducive, we
were able to have a good rest and appreciate nature for the few minutes we have inside. On
the whole, the environmental outlook of the Catchment Hut was the best out of the ten
checkpoints I have visited
Social Outlook:
Many visitors which pass by the catchment hike comes in to take a break. as the
journey up Bukit Timah Nature Reserve can be quite tiring. There are quite a lot of people at
Bukit Timah Nature Reserve as it is the weekend before the school holidays, and people can
go there to take a break from their stressful.urban life and appreciate the beautiful natural
surroundings. During our short stay at the checkpoint, there were guite a number of visitors
who came into the hut to take a short break before continueing their journey. Most of the
visitors were Eurasians, instead of Singaporeans. To our knowledge. it has been a
phenomenon that people who appreciates nature more and go to nature reserves, reservoirs
are commonly Eurasians, even though they occupy less than 5% of the population. This is
probably because they have a different way of living and tends to appreciate nature more
than Singaporeans who take these for granted and rather stay in their air-conditioned rooms
looking at their computers whole day long.
Economical Outlook:
At the entrance of Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, there is a visitor centre. so that
visitors who come to Bukit Timah Nature Reserve can either buy some provisions to last
them through the journey or buy some souvenirs as a memoir of their trip to Bukit Timah
Nature Reserve. I suggest that there should be some vending machines placed in the huts
located throughout Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. as people who climb UP Bukit Timah Nature
Reserve will often feel verv dehydrated if they did not bring any water and will thus purchase
some drinks at the vending machines. However. I think that there shouldn't be any provision
shops built within the hut as this would generate unnecessary litter due to many
inconsiderate visitors who have purchased items at the provision shop. This would in tum
result in the natural environment in Bukit Timah Nature Reserve getting polluted by the
waste and thus become inhabitable for the animals and plants that reside in it. It could prove
detrimental for the entire eco-system in Bukit Timah Nature Reserve as the animals and
plants that die from the pollution caused by the litter could cause the ecosystem to collapse.
On the whole. the economic outlook of the checkpoint is minimal and there is much to
improve on.
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Estimated Time of
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After coming out of Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, we went along Hindhede Drive and
Hindhede Road and soon went back to Upper Bukit Timah Road, which became Jalan Anak
Bukit Road. We then turned into Dunearn Road and continued all the way until we turned
into Adam Road. From there, we walked on till we reached Lornie Road and finally the
Macritchie signpost. We then walked a further 2Akm until we reached our third checkpoint.
the jeluteng tower.
Human traffic was moderate when we were walking along Jalan Anak Bukit Road
and Dunearn Road, as these areas too were surrounded with housing estates and buildings.
It lessened when we turned into Adam Road and went to the Macritchie signpost. as there
weren't as many buildings as before and instead much more greenerv. However, traffic
remained high throughout the entire journey. Our morale wasn't so high as the weather was
verv hot. making us very sweaty and lethargic. This also caused our heaVY rucksacks to
seem even heavier than before, making our shoulders and feet ache badly. Also, the
distance from the last checkpoint to this checkpoint was much greater than the distance from
the first checkpoint to the second checkpoint thus affecting us psychologically and made us
feel frustrated and annoyed.
At the checkpoint. we wolfed down some cereal bars and also a few pieces of bread,
as the long hike had taken up much of our energy, causing us to feel extremely hungry.
General description:
The checkpoint was very high and reached above the canopy of the trees that
surrounded it. There was a long spiral staircase which led all the way to the top of
the tower, where visitors could admire the beautiful and breathtaking scenery.
Besides the ground level, all the other levels in the tower has wooden benches built
at the side of the spiral staircase for visitors to rest on after their long walk to the
tower. There were a total of 4 levels in the tower. There was a sign outside indicating the
amount of weight each storey could hold as well. There were also little boards placed on
the railings along each level in the tower. All of these boards had interesting
information about nature, and were meant to educate the visitors. Also, each storey
of the checkpoint seemed to be reasonably clean, thus making me conclude that the
visitors were very considerate and did not dispose their rubbish here even though
there wasn't a rubbish bin. The floor of each level of the tower was built with planks.
There were gaps in between them which prove to be a nuisance as sand and debris will fall
on those below when other people walk on the higher storeys of the tower.
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The trees that surround the tower provide a continuous canopy which provides
.shelter from the bright sunlight and also cools down the surrounding temperature. The trees
and plants also photosynthesize, thus renewing the air as the trees and plants take in carbon
dioxide and give our oxygen when carrying out photosynthesis. Also. the continuous canopy
of trees created spectacular scenery from the top of the checkpoint. I suggest that there
should be rubbish bins located within the tower, so that visitors can throw their litter into the
rubbish bins. This is to prevent visitors from polluting the natural environment by throwing
their litter into the forest. There are several ants and insects in the tower, however it was
relatively free of insects. For a checkpoint in the middle of MacRitchie Reservoir, the
cleanliness of it is already a huge success.
Social Outlook:
Many visitors and tourists come to Macritchie nature reserve as it is considered one
of Singapore's tourist attractions. It may also be because it was a weekend and many
visitors came to take a break from work or school. so as to enjoy the beautiful scenery that
the natural surroundings in MacRitchie nature reserve provided. I suggest that there should
be vending machines located at some parts of the trail so that visitors can purchase some
drinks from the vending machines to quench their thirst, hence preventing these visitors from
dehydrating and suffering from heat illnesses. It is dangerous for any to get injured or fall ill
in the middle of MacRitchie Reservoir as it will be a trouble to evacuate these casualties to
an environment with appropriate facilities to rest and treat. Comparatively, there were more
foreigners and Eurasians than Singaporeans themselves. Singapore should hold an
awareness talk to raise awareness of the importance of nature and teach Singaporeans how
to appreciate nature as well.
Economical Outlook:
As the Machritchie signpost is quite out of the way, people would have to take a bus
to the bus-stops located near the Macritchie signpost in order to go into Macritchie nature
reserve and then to the checkpoint. Singapore Island Country Club is also located next to
the Macritchie signpost, and people can come here to carry out recreational activities. But
besides this, there is no economical activity within Macritchie nature reserve. This is to
prevent visitors from creating litter which would then damage the natural environment within
Machritchie nature reserve. Also, economical activity such as fees for entering Machritchie
nature reserve would only backfire, as the only effect it would have is to attract less visitors
to the nature reserve. Visitors should be allowed to enjoy the natural environment without
cost. or they would be unable to enjoy the full beauty of nature. There should be vending
machine and vendors along the paths selling food and drinks as well. It would prove to be
rather profitable as these hikers or cyclists will get rather thirstv or hungry after traveling so
much in MacRitchie Reservoir.
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Time of Departure: 1800hours
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We started off backtracking from Jelutong tower back to Lomie Road for
2.4kilometers again. On our way back. we saw several monkeys and stop for a while. The
monkeys did not seem to be afraid of us and some even stood at a tree like less than 10
meters away from usl It was a fascinating sight to see wild monkeys so near us. As it was in
common knowledge that we were not supposed to feed the monkeys. we did not and
continue hiking towards Lornie Road. Once we saw the road, we headed north along Lomie
Road and walked for around 1 kilometer before we see the Reservoir Road. It was all trees
along our west. As we continue walking along Lornie Road towards the east. we passed by
Upper Thomson Road and Mac Ritchie Reservoir Park. We also passed by Marvmount
Road and Raffles Institution as well. Up till this point. there was not much human traffic.
However. there was much vehicle traffic and the air quality was not very good. Upon
reaching Raffles Institution. we realized that we were reaching a more urban part of
Singapore, hence we doubled our footsteps. eager to reach our next checkpoint as soon as
possible. After passing by Raffles Institution, we passed by Bishan Road and Bishan
Harmony Park on Braddell Road. We also passed by GuangYang Secondary School and
GuangYang Primary School. After that. we faced Toa Pa Yoh North Flyover and went under
it. walking past a big mosque. Masjid Muhuaiirin before that. After crossing the flyover, we
crossed a bridge and went under Braddell Reservoir Flyover again. We then turned south at
a junction and walked on Upper Serangoon Road. passing by Potong Pasir MRT. We finally
saw the PIE and turned North-East towards MacPherson Road. with POSB on our North.
We passed by several petrol stations as well such as Caltex and Esso, also meeting Aliunied
Road along the way on MacPherson Road. We also saw Windsor Hotel and finally reached
the junction between Upper Paya Lebar Road,Paya Lebar Road. Airport Road and
MacPherson Road. We turned South to Paya Lebar Road. towards the Bridge and found our
checkpoint eventually. It was a tiring yet fast journey.
General Description:
We took a few moments in finding the benchmark. as we knew that it was near a
bridge. The benchmark is silver and is rectangular with four circles at each end of it. The
precise benchmark level is 80497. The benchmark is built on a bridge that allows vehicles
and pedestrians to cross the canal. Beside the canal is a big grass patch around 750m2.
There is a Shell petrol kiosk opposite the road to the West and a church Trinity at Paya
Lebar is just right beside it. On the North of the Checkpoint 4. Benchmark, was a
construction site. possibly the construction of the Expressway KPE. The junction between
MacPherson Road. Upper Paya Lebar Road. Paya Lebar Road and Airport Road was also
on our north. less than 100 meters away. CitiMac was also on the North-West of the
checkpoint on the North-West of the junction. To the South-East of the checkpoint was a
grass field. Human traffic was high and there were many passer-bys. There were also many
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The heaw traffic causes a lot of noise pollution and residents around the area are
bound to be disturbed especially during peak hours. The traffic also causes a lot of air
pollution as poisonous gases are pumped into the surroundings through the vehicles. There
are lillIe trees along the road, which are not enough to clean the air, and I suggest that they
have more and bigger trees planted in the area to keep it shady and cooling. Grass beside
the canal is not well maintained, as they have grown quite long. As we walked pass, some of .
the plants with spikes are hooked on to our pants and we took quite some time to remove
them. No liller can be found in the area because there is a bin located at the bus stoP. The
canal has algae growing in it and produces an odour that is quite pungent and intolerable
when one walks past it.
Social Outlook:
There are quite a number of people in the area probably owning it to being a
Saturday afternoon. The traffic around the checkpoint is moderate. There is a church
Trinity@ Paya Lebar where Christians in the area go to for their prayers. Besides the church,
there isn't much social activity around the checkpoint. The environmental conditions of the
checkpoint probably scares most people away with the loud traffic noises and the pungent
smell coming from the canal. The construction site nearby also causes much air pollution too.
However, we could see that there were a few people crossing the Junction now and then
towards CitiMac which was on our North-West from afar. CitiMac probably has a few food
outlets and shops where people living around the district could go shop and have their meals
at. If the pungent smell from the Canal could be altered and the construction site could be
finished. The grass field on the South-East could be used for social purposes, such as
building a playground or some other bUildings such as another shopping mall or so.
Economic Outlook:
There are two bus-stops near the benchmark where many passengers get down at.
We can see that the bus-stop is quite important to the residents living in the area as some of
them that alighted from the bus head to the flats nearby. We could see CitiMac on the North-
West with several food outlets and shops selling clothes and other necessities. There were
quite a number of people around CitiMac seen by us from afar, Also, Sakae Sushi is also
nearby, next to Airport Road. Till then, we did not know that Sakae Sushi's headquarters
was here. From my own knowledge, I know that the CEO of Sakae Sushi built his company
up singlehandedly from his own savings which amounted from young till he was 21. totaling
up to several hundred thousand! Crocodile International can also be seen from the
checkpoint. To the west of the checkpoint is a shell petrol station where there are some cars
in there for a refill. There is also a 7-eleven store there where drivers could go there for
refreshments or when they need the restroom. On the whole, the immediate economic
activity of the checkpoint seems rather low.
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We started off from checkpoint four when the sky was still relatively bright and the
sun has not set yet It was around 1800hours after I met the tester Gavin on his motorbike.
He looked cool. Anyway we walked along Paya Lebar Road towards the north, turning at the
. junction towards the east at Airport Road. We then turned in into Eunos Link when my
companions suddenly complained about their hunger. I realized that I myself was hungrv as
well. Looking at the time, I decided that it was alright to have our dinner since we were still at
least 5 hours before 2359 hours. Thus we stopped at a nearby food court and cooked our
dinner. using the water from the toilet there to wash up. It was ironic that we were cooking
noodles and opening canned food to eat next to a food court. however our hunger
dominated our embarrassment and we ate like pigs once it was cooked. We spent about an
hour there cooking. eating and washing up before we proceed on Eunos Link towards our
next checkpoint. The sky was already dark by then. On our way there, we continued on our
joumey through Kaki Sukit Avenue 1 and Sedok North Road. eventually reaching Tampinese
Avenue 10 where we walked for at least an hour before we turned in on a curve to Pasir Ris
Drive 12 and then 3. Along Pasir Ris Drive 3. we passed by Downtown East and eventually
reaching somewhere near our benchmark which was next to a school. which we discovered
was Pasir Ris Primarv School. We took approximately 5 minutes to look for our checkpoint, it
was a breeze.
General Description:
We took quite a long time to find the benchmark. When we found it, it was just a
small button of approximately Scm in diameter. It was silver in color and there were numbers
imprinted on it. The numbers were 21258. There were also 2 different colors of spray paint
around it. The first was a blue colored spray paint around the benchmark. The second was a
red colored spray paint around the blue colored spray paint. There were also words written
in white paint, which are "CS 29". However we did not understand what they meant. It was
probably used to calculate sea levels or something. It is located near a bus stop. on the east
of Pasir Ris Primarv School. The benchmark is very near a mosque and there are a lot of
Muslims coming out from the mosque during the time when we reached there. Siocks 239
and 244 is also near the checkpoint. To the East of the checkpoint is a canal. and to the east
of the canal are forested areas. There were bicycle paths arouhd the canals as well. The
benchmark lies along Pasir Ris Drive 3 and the road is filled with many vehicles and many of
them came out from the mosque as well. On the whole, there was much human and vehicle
traffic, It was a 'busy' checkpoint.
Environmental Outlook:
The heavy traffic causes a lot of noise pollution and residents in the area are bound
to be affected by the noise during the peak hours and when the praying time for the Muslims
are over as they exit the mosgue. Poisonous gases pumped into the surroundings through
the vehicles causes the air to be polluted. The trees in the area are not big enough to clean
the air. I suggest more trees being plant in the area as plants are able to keep the air clean
as they photosynthesize in the day. They are also able to provide shade and cool the
surroundings for residents in the area. The drains in the area are clogged up with dead
leaves and we can see that it is not well maintained. No litter can be found along the road
where the checkpoint is because there is a bin located at the bus stop near the benchmark.
From this, we can know that the residents are very considerate people and they throw their
rubbish in rubbish bins placed in the area.
Social Outlook:
There is a mosque opposite the road where the benchmark is not more than 60
meters away. Many Muslims are exiting the mosque and we know that some activities in the
mosque had just ended. There were probably at least a hundred Malays of different ages.
Some of them were smoking and all of them were wearing their ethnic costumes. Other than
the Muslims, there are little people in the area probably because it is nighttime now. The
school located beside the benchmark, Pasir Ris Primary School, is closed as well. There
were also quite a lot of vehicle traffic, probably due to the Muslims coming out of the Mosque
as well as people going in and out of Downtown East which was less than 2 kilometers
away. The social outlook of the checkpoint was moderate and there was much to be
improved on as well such as developing the north east side of the checkpoint which was
forested area and canals.
Economical Outlook:
Since it is a housing area, there are no shops around so to reduce noise pollution. I
suggest setting up a vending machine somewhere near the mosque such that people that
come out from the mosque would be able to bUy something to drink and quench their thirst.
Otherwise, they could set up a petrol kiosk so that drivers who need to purchase
refreshments, or they need the restroom can go there. It would enhance the economic
activity around the checkpoint greatly. The housing area around the checkpoint could also
have a convenience shop where people can bUy snacks, drinks and necessities as well. On
the whole, there is not much economic activity around the area and much could be done to
enhance the economic activity around the checkpoint.
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Time of Departure: 0800 hours
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The general environment of the area is clean and presentable. There are trees and
shrubs planted along Pasir Ris Drive 1, which provide shade for us. The trees are dotted
evenly along the road, spaced a few metres apart from each other. The trees planted are
mostly hardwood trees with tall and thick trunks, and wide spanning branches. These trees
provide good shade for road users as the plant crowns of the various trees provide
something like a canopy layer which spreads expansively. The bridge is void of litter except
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for an empty Styrofoam coffee cup that was discarded pedestrian. I feel
that littering along a bridge is especially inconsiderate as'the pedesi'iiiarFbndge is narrow.
This is because people who cycle along the bridge are the debris and
get tripped. Also, there is little space to manoeuvre to avoid on a
pedestrian bridge. Furthermore, if cyclists fall of their bikes aftet',gawiitfmpped by the litter,
they are likely to sustain nasty abrasions against the stone suifacefbHhEfbridge. Hence,
people who litter along bridges should be severely reprimarided{;i(i):i{.j/< .. ,q",-o""
As view around the checkpoint is similar to the
Singapore with HOB estates looming over you at almost evecrtlim:6HhEtstreetHoWever;'it
was nice to see a change of colour at the Pasir Ris TownParl{whichwasa:sernblanCe,of:/':·<:
connection to nature. It was a pity we could not go into •. '
air, and to be surrounded by nature. Air and noise asthe;(>
roads are not as bustling that those in CBO, thusTead' traffic'.ts:teJativelyilight.,··::<.:::O:·'
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afong the roads or commutirtgtiome. This is because
the school holiday period. Unlike students studying
primary schoof students arg.:\ess independent. for
group study during the holidays in preparationJo"f their do their
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the checkpoint and at the cI1eclSpoint itseW This:E6oltf:btih:l\itftcfthEifJacftti:atrrampines
dwellers generally like to exerCise, mal<lhg riding. The
cyclists were very some evert'expre-ssa'cf!ififeresffh whafwEfwere doing. The
fact that they were willing to and\iiiake frienCli'/chatter with us
showed us that they nIce peopfEi'·,We did not saY much but'-Ir'ldicate that we
had'a:'hike and are not allowed to chatter much{They understciod, and the'frparting words of
encoliragerrlent served as a'motive fo,ree us on to. completetf;le hike.
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HOB blocks 115,547.425 and Pasi(R'Is:-rown'Park:dOriaofthe nearest soutcesOof
economic activities was a row of shop located under oneofthe HOB blocks. Ttleshops
provided an assortment of goods and services to service thi:fYleeds ofresidents of the HOB
blocks. There was a bakery which sold waffles, bread. doughn'uts:an<tcream cakes.
Adjacent to the bakery was a small bubble tea stand which hadjusfoPehed:To'altract
customers, their advertised with a poster attached to a stand, selling
their bubble tea at just one dollar. Not many people patronized the staiiassLJc!1: bubble tea
shops have mushroomed around Singapore every since the Bubble
several years ago. Due to the fact that demand for Bubble Tea is price elasfic;thishas
driven stallholders to slash prices in hope of attracting more customers. However. the
novelty factor of Bubble Tea has long worn off and Bubble Tea shops find exact replicates of
themselves all over Singapore, resulting in poor business for the stall owners. Other shops
we found included a barber shop and a photocopying shop
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Avenue 7 after passing under the Lovang Flvover. At the Cro-S$'lunet10Ifbetween Tampines
Avenue 7 and Tampines Avenue 2. we turned right onto TanJ'()JO'es\«veiiue 2. We hiked
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Street 42. The Tampines North Police Post was along
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we were thankful that the rain did not get heavier.
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journey when we decided td.:istOp for a 5 minute rest at
aged lady who was waitingJorHier bus. As she saw us
packet of biscuits she broughtlh her bag, and was,g:one us
politely rejecting the offer. ltV/as only after welofd"her thaEwelfi'a'd]:)fOughfsufficient food to
last us the entire duration ofi;ffi'e hike that sheJlnally relehfetHihdkeptthe:blscuits back in
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6'peraUrtg-:hours are from\12pm to 10pm. In the;Case of cases that reguiretneimmediate
atte'iitlor{!offha:PQlice, ute public shouid call S99:for help. For cases that are:not urgent. the
public can g'O Neightiourhood:POlice Centre atE)'TampinesAve 4 Singapore
529682. Since tne:slitrouncing area is'reiativelyl1uiet with light road traffic·andJight human
traffic, it presentssh'oPPdftbnity for crime to tak.Ef·place in the absence ofpublkionlookers.
This shows the need'fdr:;tht::i'estSblishmenlofa:Neighbourhood Police'-Post:to->serve as a
deterrence and warning agalnsFcl1i'nlriaCactivities; :',
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storey high. There are also posterspladid around
the block. The walls around the compound lookrelativel{oidwith yellow patches' and flakv
paint. A whitewash needs to be done to freshen up the lookof the compounds:::The windows
of the centre are tinted so that the passers-bys are unable f6'.\)iew:thEfi:mtire interior of the
compound from the outside. This is for security reasons as
confidential criminal cases that should not be viewed by the publicfcfrespec(the'privacy of
the people inVOlved. Furthermore, government-related buildings suchaspoUce,'riosts are
prime targets for terrorist bombings and other related acts of sabotaget:andliiiiihg.the
windows makes it more difficult to plan an attack on the station. Also, this:givesthepoHce
officers working privacy.
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to the trees. shrubs and bushes planted in the area. This veQefAtto'6JsW:ilso a source of
welcoming shade from the searing heat produced by our The
bushes planted here aremostly ixora bushes, with their
Air and noise pollution is kept at a lowlevel as traffic is
rubbish bins are abundant and easily accessible at the void
we see that the place is not filled with litter. For this, we
sweepers and cleaners who prowl the streets as we
the litter of inconsiderate edestrians and
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Block 461. The open field neXt-'t6 Tampines.Junior posts
should be installed to theWield like Frisbee. It
is a good way of keeping in',lin'e with
campaigns. Especially since ins neadb c1an160'rli1wto use the field.
Soccer is also a good way.:for:·people:f6r diffe(ertffaces'to mixt.since a HOB estate.
Residents from Block 460L'aticf 462 wOIJld simplyihave to take"ifleisurety:Waik to the field and
ciathera group of friends'fof.)a game of soccet6'rhveekday evenings or weekends.
comer loeated near checkpoil'ifeguipped with hull-up bars:6f'2 heights, an
inclined'PUllAiPibar, 3 si6uri.benches,;and monkey bars. I see that there arffhbt many
people using at the: area, which is quite a pitWas exercising:at the fitness
corner is an econo'mlcarway to keep fit as yOl.fwould not need a.pulliup bar in your
house or buy weignts;tO·U'Se;./Theseitems are even in the school's-'r\JAPFA;:'soHtwould be
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After we left the Neighborhood Police Post. it was we ignored
the rain and headed straight for the Community Center. we tum north
to Tampines Ave 9 and passed by Dunman on the east. 44 and 45.
After we sawAll Saints home. we passed by Victoria FamilY:CenlefJVVe.lumed in to
Tampines Ave 7 and saw Sunplaza Park on the east. We cr'osss,t'flli'EftraffjeJighfaftergoing
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as we could refill our water bottles at the water cooler in the
relatively faster as well due to my companion. Marcus
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courts and a general at between
Tampines St 41 and Tampines Avenua 7 arelhe housinQ;bibcks 400-423,
23.0+ and 500+. It stands'·fjght opposite Tarrlpitle's'Polyclinic and Kheng bhiu"Happy Lodge.
rf:io-okitvery new as though:it just ha2j':a fresh':paint. There are'banners ha6glng around the
CcihiITflirilt¥':Center, celebrating its 20Wvear aril1fVersary. The area of the Community Centre
is around 1200metres per storey. On the whole/the community'club was rattier colorful and
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offering a myriad of meaning courses like music courses ''':
guitar pop classes. For the middle-aged, there are
massage classes. For housewives, cooking classes
since there is a wide choice from Ja anese tern
N oh a cookin lessons indeed demonstratin \vidediVersIt ','of
as a well loved art of our tradition herita e."Nofto for"etth.6SfiJleaf 'hsclous th'Ei'::tC:
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care. Most of the facilities ar.e being used in the weekends
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there'js a carpafk whidfailows the visitors to park tt\eif;vehicles.
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road are blocks of HOB flats, there are food centers and a'market nearby which":also involve
the sales of fresh food and cooked food. Most of the visitors:tO'the CCwoulddefroitely go
there to purchase their food. One suggestion that I would like·to-make'tc):the .relevant
authorities would be to include more vending machines of that
visitors can easily access drinks especially the boys who play basketbail,:which:ean also
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scenery of the church. it also helps to clean the air when it pl1oto'sYhthestZ'es. The air in the
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being planted along the road. it is still not enough to clean
more and bigger trees to be planted in the area: Trees are
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located along Pasir Ris Drive:}1. Blocks 541, 545 and near the .
chec.kpoint, T-Junction. To 'tfie north of the checkpoint is Pasi(Ris Townpafk where much
.J-ecietationcould be seen: the junction is direcllVsurrounded oigrass fields::and the junction
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Pasir Ris Town Park lies on the right of the road to the:Pasir Ris'Street 51.
The huge park has much grass and greenery which purify tl1e'a.irxofrotfithe exHaust of cars
since the area is situated near the MRT tracks and the TampinesiEXpre·ssway(tPE). The
town park near the checkpoint also provides a refreshing enviroi'fmenltor'tesidents, away
from the stressful city fayade to relax and enjoy themselves. The facilities
and the vast amount of trees and greenery and playground, fitness corn'efs'etcd?:rovide a
good green environment in this area. The sides of the roads of both
Drive 1 are littered with trees, providing a refreshing shade to people walking along this area.
We observe some litters around the area, evidence of inconsiderate residents who do not
bother to throw their litter at the correct designated rubbish bins. Air quality is good due to
the low traffic levels. however there is significant noise pollution from the MRT which runs
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schools located nearby the junction which is Coral Primary Scho6tand;Coral Secondary
School. These two schools provide the education theistildEhi{s'residing
in the nearby area. There is a general lack of human traffic
huge field and in Pasir Ris. which is quite far from the
bus stops nearby along Pasir Ris Drive 1! most of the
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all the weariness. Throughout Day 1, we realized that most hQ went to Nature
Reserves and the reservoirs were mostly Eurasians andloretQf\ 'stead of
Singaporeans who were the majority on the island. ..... ,. of the
foreigners that they appreciate nature more, or more the Singapore
govemment has not done enough to promote a healthy of the
reservoirs and nature reserves that have been appreciate.
The first day was indeed one of the longest hike and have ever
been through, but it was spent with much learning and I Vial'). first
to reach my rest point at Greenview, I was the last to sleep
report that had been shabbily done. I took random photos
to remind myself what I can write and draw for the details.l '.. '
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from the night before and they were not as ..
to go home and we doubled our speed. It ,.' 'faf 9P(ng
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a$: well, alike,to the I took my CPA. Hopeful,IYiJhe end
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Annex A
5 -6 September 2009
VENTURE SCOUT CORD AWARD EXPLORATION TEST
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INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE EXPLORATION TEST
Read All Instructions Carefully And Thoroughly
A. General Instructions
1. The test will last for 2 days, 1 night. It will commence on the 5 September 2009 and end on 6
September 2009.
2. All candidates are to report at -:---:-:- at 0800hrs on 5 September 2009 to collect the
first set of instructions and checkpoints.
3. Candidates and their companions must put on the official venture scout or scout uniform or stated
otherwise at all times except at the overnight rest points. Ensure a high code of conduct and
uphold the Scouting image throughout the test.
Candidates are not to patronize any shops, stalls or hawker centers. Plain water can be top up at
any possiole place during the test.
Apart from the topographical map (1 :50000 scale, Edition 7, 2000) used in the test, all candidates
and companions must not possess any street directories, bus guides, tourists' maps or maps of
any kind including electronic types (GPS and etc).
Each candidate must bring along two companions. The companions must not be successful ex-
candidates of previous exploration tests and must be currently registered members of the
Singapore Scout Association. Companions should preferably have attained the Scout Standard
and have been a scout for at least a year.
Candidates' Rations to last the entire journey are to be carried from the first day reporting point
onwards. Candidates are to plan well-balanced meals for the duration of the hike. All candidates
and companions must not receive any additional foodstuff whether paid for or not.
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8. Candidates are not allowed to visit homes belonging to candidates, companions, friends, relatives
or othelWise. .
9. Only ONE mobile phone is allowed per team. Social chit-chat, seeking of information from unit
leaders, friends, family, fellow scouts and etc via mobile phone or public phones or face to face
communication is prohibited. Addition mobile phone are allowed but is strictly for backup.
10. All candidates and companions may wear comfortable shoes for the journey.
11. During the journey, candidate and their companions are to minimize or avoid disturbing the local
flora and fauna.
12. Any dishonest act or acts by the candidate or their companions during the test that puts the
Scouting image in a detrimental light will result in the immediate failure of the candidate in the
current test. Examiner may recommend to the National Venture Scout Council to bar the candidate
.from future tests leading to the President's Seoul Award.
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Safety and Emergency Instructions
Candidates are to check and ensure that you and your companions are not suffering from any
fever, injury or illness prior to the start of your test. Please ensure that the
from the parents of your companions have been obtained prior to the start of the·\3xpe'd"ii1on.
Candidates are to check and ensure that there are sufficient rations and fluids for the entire
journey and that all equipment is brought along as briefed on 22 August 2009.
During the test, candidates and companions must avoid all military installations, live firing areas,
rifle ranges, SAF Exercise and maneuvering areas (which are clearly marked by restricted signs),
private properties, diplomatic grounds or buildings (in the city), etc.
Candidates are to observe the traffic rules. Specifically there should NOT be any walking along
any expressways.
Candidates and companions are to possess wlJistleiiP\:inchq> or raincoat, and torelieili for use
during the hike. ' ,' .. ,- ..,
Candidate must possess a fully N.n,c\ion1jl that could treat at least three people with
mode!ate injury at one time. is also expected from the candidate.
Candidate must also possess a valid FlfstAld.berllflcaFe.
No open fire is allowed
Candidates may change his companion on a case-to-case basis. However the examiner must be
informed before the change is effect.
in case of medical emergency, call 995 immediately. Candidate is to attend to casualty & inform
The Scout HQ and the examiners at the earliest possible time. You are to find out the
Neighbourhood Police Posts' telephone numbers whenever possible. Below are several telephone
numbers to be used in case of emergency:
(Exmainer), f@96713852
2. Mr Yang Chen (DC)@ 98357385
10. Candidates are reminded that the emergency must not be utilized unless in emergency.
You will be heavily penalized upon utilizing the emergency rations.
11. At your rest area, it is important that you arrange your team members so that
your personal belongings are being looked after all the time: you may combine such
effort with other teams in the resting area. If you happen to come across your fellow candidate or
team members in any form of trouble along your immediately and report to
examiner.
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5 Sept 2009
VENTURE SCOUT CORD AWARD EXPLORATION TEST (5 - 6 Sept 2009)
Route 8
Test Instructions Set 1- Day Exploration
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY AND THOROUGHLY
1. You are to start from Sukit Satok MRT station (1870 3650). The entire journey must
be completed by foot. Your companions and you are required to reach the first night
rest point (4240 3905) by 2400hrs on 6 September 2009. Those arriving after 0015
hrs may be asked to stop the test! Plan your route well and avoid being late. After
reaching rest point, you have to give the examiner a call at his mobile and set up a
proper tentage.
2. Check points
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3. All checkpoints are to be assessed and included in your log. Refer to the test
instructions on all guidelines which are to be followed.
Good uck and have a safe journey!
couter Gavin Pah
Venture Cord Hike Examiner
VPAC-VCET-RNI-2008
Annex El
6 Sept 2009
VENTURE SCOUT CORD AWARD EXPLORATION TEST (5-6 Sept 2009)
Route 8
Test Instructions Set" - Exploration Planning and Survey Area
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY AND THOROUGHLY
Exploration Planning
1. Around the range of: (40004000) to (4700 4000) to (4500 3300) to (4000 3300) you will
find an area that spans across rural. developed and developing estates. Explore the
area and locate 5 checkpoints of your choice. Explore and plot out a trekking route
linking all your checkpoints. Your checkpoints must be well spaced out in the area and
your trek route must not be less than 10 km in length.
Note: the checkpoint must be visible on the TOPO map. Local knowledge does not
apply.
2. All candidates are required to call the examiners at the planned end point by 1900hrs
~ 1 on 6 September 2009 for further instruction.
Good Luck
Best Regards
Scouter Gavin Pah
D. Content of the Logbook
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A -Personal Particulars
-Companions Particulars
-Detailed list (including quantity) of the following:
-Rations
-Emergency Rations
-Personal Equipment
-Group Equipment
-First Aid Kit ,
MRN, Distances to next checkpoints, Bearings to next
'lllic(irnie bf arriVal/departure of all checkpoints.
C' -All verbal or written instructions given by the examiner.
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D -Checkpoints description
-MRN of all checkpoints
-Name of all checkpoints
-Bearing from last checkpoint
-Bearing to next checkpoint
-Estimated distance traveled from last checkpoint
-Weather
-Time of arrival and 'departure
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-A fairly sketched ,',;' "/",' , ,,' '
- A fairly sketched (t{s"ch'eckpoint drawn to scale "
-Photographs or sketches of all checkpoints
E -Drawing of Checkpoint Maps
- The Map must be bigger than liz the size of your page.
- The checkpoint must be located in the centre of your map.
- Use appropriate scale. Checkpoint must not be bigger than 10% of your map area.
- The North Arrow must be shown. The drawing must be orientated such that the North must
upwards.
1:1000) must be shown.
- The map need'not be coloured.
- Label all checkpoints drawn.
- Include as many details as possible such as fire hydrant, drains, street lamps, bus-stops etc.
F -Conclusion
- A brief report on each of the sections
- Your observations on the various sections
- Your interpretation of the observation made
- Your impressions on the whole journey
G -Appendix
- Photocopy of the candidate's first aid license.
- Consent forms
-Other relevant permits that have been obtained in relations to the exploration test.
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AnnexA-l
Additional advice to hikers
1. Food & Comfort
Bring along lightweight but high-energy food for the test. A good place to go is the
Scout Shop where they have ready-made packages, which are nice to eat. DO
NOT starve your companion. Make sure they have their meals on time.
Do be prepared for situation where you may not be able to light any stove. Think
of a solution for warming drinks or food but you are NOT allowed to buy any form
of cooked food during the test.
Make sure you and your companion have adequate comfortable clothing for sleep
& bathing. At least one extra dry set of uniform should be in your bag.
You are to build a basha or tent to rest at rest area. Identify a secured shelter with
proper lightning protection in case of rain or thunderstorm. Never camp in any
open patch or lone tree or metallic structure. Be mindful not to camp near
low-lying areas or near drains and rivers.
2. Communication & Documentation Tools
For safety reasons, only candidates are allowed to carry handphone with extra
batteries. This should only be used to inform the examiner for routine &
emergency reporting. No social chitchat is allowed except brief family calls at rest
area. Companions are to carry phone cards & 10 cents coins.
Bring along a small inexpensive camera. Use a notebook to sketch your
checkpoints and note down its features for better tec,all & a useful tool if your
photograph fails to develop. '
3. Previous Problems Encountered
Candidates are advised to prepare for at least the following situations:
a. Inability of companion to carry on, as they were unprepared physically.
b. Lack of energy of companions due to insufficient food or fluid intake.
c. Spending too much time on 1 checkpoint and not able to rest end point in
time.
d. Lack of extra set of uniform when uniform got dirtied.
e. Camera was lost or spoilt along the exploration.
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Annex B
Particulars of Candidates/Companions/Reserves
• For reference only. Candidates are free to design their own format as long as the
.contents required are all present.
Particulars of Candidates/ComlJanions/Reserves
Name
IC
School/
Scout or Venture Unit
Contact Number
Residential Address
Blood Type
Allergies
Dietary Restrictions
Medical Conditions or
disabilities
Medication needed
Particulars of Next Of Kin of Above-mentioned
Name
IC
.
Relation with above
mentioned
Contact Number
Residential Address
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