Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Some friends of mine decided that it would be a good idea to go for a hike through some of the rainforest and parks of south west Singapore. I was assured that it wouldn't be too strenuous. In hindsight, asking someone who has been in the military whether a hike is going to be hard is probably not the best way for an unfit person to get that information! The hike was quite an experience! I don’t do well with hiking in any conditions- let alone 10km including some hills in the tropical heat. I think I drank more water and energy drink than I ever have in any 3 hour period before. We did get to see some beautiful forest and parks which was pretty cool. The craziest thing about the hike was the very last bit. We had aimed to be finished well before nightfall but ended up running quite late so were still hiking by the time it got pitch black. The last segment was a bendy unlit path down a mountain that included lots of steps. Our only source of light was our mobile phone backlights. Thankfully everyone made it back safely.