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Sat 13 Aug 2005

Alvin's Changi Jetty reminder

Category : Singapore Naturalist

Met up with Alvin who is back in town for NDP duty. Ladybird grabbed a picture of his 'war wound' from Journey to the North, a pre-Pedal Ubin ride. Possibly from 2000 or 2001. (The photo should be retaken with a decent camera; it does not look as mean as it should here).

I was down with the flu and Alvin was the only guide left. Then Alvin slipped and fell at Changi jetty, and I could barely believe it when he called me to tell me he was bailing out of the rise - a barnacle had sliced his flesh. He got himself stitched up at Changi Hospital.

Two route (not nature) guides left struggled to cope with the tour. One of the few participants on that trip was Ria (pre-WildSingapore days) who took pity on the two and took over the guiding.

Meanwhile, Alvin still bears a reminder of that fall in Changi Jetty - well after they demolish it, he'll remmber the barnacle encrusted stairs!

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