Snowboarding in Asia - Niseko Peak View

Singaporean’s Guide to Snowboarding in Asia

Snowboarding View from Niseko Peak

Some nights we sleep, and we can hear the smooth, muffled sounds of the board carving into the snow, and feel the satisfying thrill of whooshing down a mountain. Yes, we love snowboarding. Unfortunately, it’s an expensive hobby for a Singaporean, seeing how we have no snow here. Still, in the winter months, many Singaporeans flock to far flung lands to catch some snow. We’re one of them.

When talking about skiing and snowboarding, many people inadvertently think of the Swiss, French, and Italian Alps, or Colorado in the States, or Whistler in Canada. But these places are far. Thankfully, there are nearer places to ski and snowboard. These countries are easily accessible and are already favourite travel destinations with many Singaporeans – Japan and Korea.

We’ve been snowboarding in many places around the world, but we found that the experience in Japan and Korea are not that far from Europe. In fact, in some ways, we found it superior. Here, we’ll share with you some of the resorts we’ve been to, our personal experiences and opinions of them, and hopefully help you decide which would be a good option. We’ll list six resorts:

  1. Yong Pyong, Korea
  2. Alpensia, Korea
  3. High1, Korea
  4. Niseko, Japan
  5. Furano, Japan
  6. Kiroro, Japan

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Going places Magazine Malaysia Airlines

Interview with Going Places Magazine

We recently gave an interview to Malaysia Airlines’ inflight magazine, Going Places. In it we spoke about SURFSET (of course), bringing SURFSET Fitness to Singapore, the benefits, and the types of classes. We thought it was a great way to cover some of the basic questions we frequently get from people, the press, and inquisitive bystanders. Here’s the full transcript.

Going places Magazine Malaysia Airlines

 

What is Surfset and why bring it to Singapore?

SURFSET Singapore is Asia’s first studio offering the unique SURFSET fitness programme. Located in a historic shophouse in Joo Chiat, Singapore’s first heritage town, SURFSET Singapore promotes a healthy active lifestyle through unique exercises that are challenging, fun, and safe.

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Back to Back Burns Surfset Fitness

Back to Back Burns – Upcoming event: 26th Dec 2015

Event over!

This event is over! Check back soon for new burns!

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For fitness and nutrition, we always preach the keyword – moderation. However, some days it’s good to turn things up a notch and bring things into the extreme.

That’s exactly what we’re going for on the 26th of December, 2015 – BACK TO BACK BURNS! It’s a promotional day where we will run two full-session classes back to back, starting with Balance for 45 minutes, and continuing with Core or Sweat for another 45 minutes! Here’s the deal: this will only count as a single session in your package.

It’ll be the day after Christmas, so it’s going to be perfect for burning off all that Christmas eating and drinking revelry. A superb way to get yourself into shape for making New Year’s resolutions, if you ask us.

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Surfset Star Wars Starfighters Lego

Star Wars LEGO Starfighters On Display

It seems like the whole world is now teeming with Star Wars fever, all in anticipation for The Force Awakens. We’ll admit it. We’re huge fans of Star Wars too. And because some of us are LEGO geeks, we’re now able to share that fandom with you and get the studio all eager for the new Star Wars movies. Introducing our Star Wars LEGO Starfighters, now on display at our SURFSET studio!

Surfset Star Wars Starfighters Lego

Okay fine, it’s nothing compared to what’s going on at Changi Airport, what with their life-size X-Wing and TIE Fighters on display. If our displays were life-size, there’d be no more place to work out. Still, we’re proud to have these smaller versions at our studio. Can you recognize these ships? Read more

SURFSET Fitness Challenge Poses December 2015 Closeup Yoga Pose Chaturanga Pose Chair Pose Tree Pose

SURFSET Challenge Poses December 2015

SURFSET Fitness Challenge Poses December 2015 Closeup Yoga Pose Chaturanga Pose Chair Pose Tree Pose It’s that time of the year! Time for holidays, snacking, clearing leave, Christmas, and thinking – I’ll just start next year! Well, procrastinate no more, for we have decreed our SURFSET Challenge poses for December. Snacking is the best reason to exercise more, and here we have our three yoga poses to challenge you into getting ready for even more eating during the festive season.

For the December in 2015, there’s also that whole Star Wars things going on, so we have our little snowspeeder further challenging you. Read more

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Bachelorette Party – Shake it up!

If you know us well, you’d know we’re real party animals. So when the day came where we were asked – can we hold a bachelorette party? – we got more excited, presumably, than the bride-to be.

We almost kicked ourselves for never thinking of that before. A bachelorette party working out with your bridesmaids? Getting all hot and sweaty with your favourite bunch of gals? Getting into shape for that wedding dress? How could we not have thought of it before?

Getting lots of booze and bringing the bachelorette to the bar or club is still a pretty important component of every bachelorette party, but it’s time to mix in something interesting! Fitness is the new sexy, and the rush of endorphins after a great workout should be what all brides-to-be should be aiming for! Seriously, looking great for a wedding with nice rose-tinted cheeks from regular exercise is so much more attractive than eye bags from drinking too much. We know.

Of course, we said hell yeah!

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GrabTaxi Promotion for Katong i12 $3 off

GrabTaxi Katong i12 Promotion $3 Promo Code

GrabTaxi is now running a promotion for people using their services to and from Katong i12! Get $3 off your 2 rides to 112 Katong with the promo code 112KATONG! Check out the scan of the advertisement we saw:

GrabTaxi Promotion for Katong i12 $3 off promo code 112KATONG

Yeah, you heard it here first! They had a previous Katong 112 promotion but only valid until 30th November 2015, so this one is going to work till Feb 29 2016. Only valid for the first 3000 redemptions, so hurry!

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