Archive for the ‘Sport’ Category

Cycling to Sungei Rengit

June 1, 2013

The last time I cycled in the Pengerang area in SE Johor was probably 10 years ago. Hearing about the oil refinery project in this corner of Johor, I felt I had to revisit. The welcome change is that the boat to the Tanjung Pengelih pier was air-conditioned. The ride from Pengelih to the seafood […]

Cycling in Malaysia: the East Coast

May 16, 2013

My dream places to cycle in Malaysia are the Cameron Highlands ( CH) and the East Coast. Though hilly and requiring strong legs, the cool weather in CH means you never tire of pedalling. It tempts you to go farther and farther which means a tough ride back to your hotel! Kota Baru is a […]

Europol probe: Singapore at heart of global match-fixing empire

February 6, 2013

I read with shock news reports that Europol has fingered Singapore as the HQ for match-fixing in European football competitions. Europol is the European Union’s criminal investigations arm. They drew together evidence that criminal gangs based in Singapore had corrupted about 425 officials, players and other individuals in 15 countries, paying up to ¬£120,000 in […]

Cycling in Malaysia on a foldable bike

December 1, 2012

Have you ever tried riding a foldable bike for about 80 km? Foldable bikes are ideal for urban commuting but for cross city rides? Well, I put it to the test recently. My idea was to take my bike to Taiping and from there ride to Penang and do a Tour de Penang. The idea […]

World Cup: finally Singapore gets World Cup live telecasts!

May 9, 2010

At the eleventh hour Singapore two telcos, Starhub and Singtel, finally clinched a deal with greedy FIFA. We were¬†within a hair’s breath away from being shut out from the greatest show on earth alongside failed/rogue states like N Korea and Somalia. Dictator Kim of N Korea is more interested in fine wines than soccer, and […]