Adventure Trail Challenge 2016 [AY2015/16]

[29 May 2016]

29th May 2016, was the big day for the ATC 16 Subcommittee. The day where all our efforts would be displayed to the public and experienced by all 314 participants. ATC spanned across Central North area part of Singapore where participants were flagged off at Ang Mo Kio, started heading towards Diary Farm Road, Mandai, Lentor and back at Ang Mo Kio. At first, the weather did not seem to cooperate with rain clouds seemingly going towards our first station. But thankfully, it did not rain. However, the afternoon Sun was beating down mercilessly on the participants, making it extremely hot and humid. However, that did not stop the first team from arriving in an impressive timing of 4hours and 29mins.
The event was eventually wrapped up with a prize presentation ceremony by our very own ODAC president, Vincent Hendra.

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Registration for Pumpfest 2016 is now open! [AY2015/16]

Early Bird Registration for @ntupumpfest is now open! (Till 17 April 2016)

Do head over to their Facebook or instagram for more info on the different categories, eligibility criteria etc. We will be having our sign up booth on 5th April at the linkway near coffee bean from 9:30am to 5:30pm! See you there!

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Upcoming Trips for Semester 2 Break [AY15/16]

[Fansipan, 10 – 16 May 2016]

Fansipan (Vietnamese: Phan Xi Păng) is a mountain in Vietnam, the highest in Indochina, at 3,143 metres (10,312 ft). It is located in the Lào Cai Province of the Northwest region of Vietnam, 9 km southwest of Sa Pa Township in the Hoang Lien Son mountain range.

Fansipan is dubbed “the Roof of Indochina”; it is to be approved as one of the very few ecotourist spots of Vietnam, with about 2,024 floral varieties and 327 faunal species.
The topography of Fansipan is varied. Muong Hoa Valley, at the lowest altitude (950 to 1000 metres), is created by a narrow strip of land at the base on the east side of the mountain. It can be climbed in a steep and fairly strenuous hike.

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[Mount Rinjani, 13 – 17 June 2016]

Mount Rinjani is an active stratovolcano, location in the north of Lombok. It is the highest mountain on the island of Lombok and the 3rd highest in Indonesia. What is appealing about hiking up to the peak is the beauty of the scenery in the crater and the spectacular view from the peak. Lava can be seen flowing into the crest-shaped lake and you can also see the trio of volcanoes in the east of Bali, the “Gilis”, and the island of Sumbawa.

Many believe that gods reside at the top of Mount Rinjani and that the water from the hot springs has healing properties. Hence, Mount Rinjani is also a popular pilgrimage site during the full moon where people make offerings and seek for its healing properties.

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[Langkawi, 21 – 23 June 2016]

Langkawi (Malay: Langkawi Permata Kedah) is an archipelago of 104 islands in the Andaman Sea, some 30 km off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia. The islands are a part of the state of Kedah, which is adjacent to the Thai border. By far the largest of the islands is the eponymous Langkawi Island with a population of some 64,792, the only other inhabited island being nearby Tuba Island. Surrounded by turquoise sea, the interior of the main island is a mixture of picturesque paddy fields and jungle-clad hills. Langkawi is also an administrative district with the town of Kuah as largest town.

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[Paddles Up, 17 -19 June 2016]
Love kayaking? Checkout our overseas 31.88km kayak expedition, which includes snorkeling!

Tioman Island (Malay language: Pulau Tioman) is a small island in Pahang, Malaysia. It is located 32 kilometres (20 miles) off the east coast of the state. It has eight main villages, the largest and most populous being Kampung Tekek in the north. The densely forested island is sparsely inhabited, and is surrounded by numerous coral reefs, making it a popular scuba diving spot. There are also a lot of resorts and chalets around the island which has duty-free status.

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How to sign up:april

We will be having our trip booths in NTU on from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm on 31 March and 5  April 2016 at the linkway near Coffee Bean.

Some things to take note:

The prices stated on the posters are only applicable to NTU students only. External participants are subjected to a slightly higher price.

* Please come with your deposit when you sign up!

Gunung Bujang Melaka & Mt. Ophir [AY2015/16]

During the recess week, our adventurers embark on 2 different trips in Malaysia.

Gunung Bujang Melaka & Gopeng, Perak, Malaysia [1 – 4 March 2016]

Mount Bujang Melaka is an oval-shaped hill located within the areas of the Kinta Valley. With a soaring height of about 1230 metres above sea level, this ‘mountain range’ is best viewed from Kampar and its immediate areas. In fact, it dominates the eastern skies of Kampar, and is the familiar backdrop of the Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman Perak campus.

There is a small tarmac road leading to a settlement halfway up the mountain, before hiking trails take over amidst dense jungle. Since 2013, the Perak International Mount Bujang Melaka Challenge was held here where runners have the opportunity to make their way up the mountain, and even to its very top. Those who have been to the top have reported sightings of montane forests at the peak; and that views over the lands below near the trig station were limited.

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Mount Ophir, Malaysia [27 – 28 February 2016]

Mount Ophir, or more commonly known by its Malay name, Gunung Ledang, is a mountain situated in the Gunung Ledang National Park located in Ledang District (northwestern Johor), Malaysia. The summit is located between the border of Muar and Malacca. Standing at 1,276 m (4,186 ft), with a clear trail leading to the peak, the mountain is a popular destination among amateur climbers. Mount Ophir is also the 64th highest mountain in Malaysia and arguably the most climbed mountain in the country.
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