The Empowered Weekend - Yoga, Flying Fox and Zorbing
Dear Yogi Nomad,
presenting the first of our farm retreats, Kahang Organic Rice Eco Farm or KOREF Resort is one of the most amazing places that you can find near Singapore. Located in an actual working padi rice farm, we have lined up an exciting list of activities for you.
Lets check out the accommodation first. This is the newly constructed deluxe chalet. It is rustic and absolutely romantic. There are 4 rooms to house 3 people each with amazing views on each side. There is a central living hall space that you can see where you can relax to a cup of tea (or coffee). You may also go upstairs for a little more privacy to read or just meditate.
The rooms are kept simple, as you should be out there enjoying every bit of what the place has to offer and the friendships to be made.
Here’s what I like the best – Swings. Just imagine what you can do!
Ok, so here’s what I like second best – Rafting. You can paddle around on these locally constructed rafts and chill out in your own corner. There’s so much more great things about this place that pictures don’t even do justice to.
Lets just get into the programme.
5th March 2016
8am – Gather at the bus stop opposite Sheng Siong Supermarket (Blk 6A, Woodlands Centre Road). Please don’t be late, as we will need to cross the customs. The van will pick us up here.
10am – Breakfast at Kedai Kopi Tang Chuan, well-known for their steamed buns and dim sum. This is done at your own cost.
11am – Board the van.
12noon – Arrival at KOREF Resort. Enjoy some fresh fruits. Check in and rest time.
1pm – Lunch.
2pm – Free-time (Bamboo-rafting and/or water challenge course)
3pm – Zorbing
4pm – Yoga
5.30pm – Wash-up
7pm – BBQ Dinner
8.30pm – Yin Yoga
9.30pm – Make a wish with Kung Ming lantern. The Chinese believe that such a floating lantern can bring our wishes to the heavens.
6 March 2016
8am – Yoga
9am – Flying Fox
10am – Brunch
11am – Check-out
1pm – JB Sentral
2pm – Singapore Woodlands Customs
The programme above is a guideline. The schedule could change due to unforeseen circumstances, such as traffic and weather.
Programme cost: SGD$190, includes transportation from Singapore Woodlands Customs to KOREF, all activities mentioned, and meals as stated in programme and 1 night of triple-sharing accommodation.
Owing to the nature of the location, there will not be any single or twin-share accommodation.
Please take note that the programme cost does not cover your transportation in Singapore, travel insurance and personal expenses. Purchase your travel insurance prior to departure. Please take note that as this is a farm, there is NO hot water or air conditioning available.
To reserve your place, please do the following:
1) RSVP your attendance
2) Wait for payment details via private message from Melissa
3) Make payment via online banking
4) Once payment is through, Melissa will confirm your attendance via the event reply list on Meetup.com .
5) Turn up on 5 March!
NOTE! Briefing for trip is via email 3 days prior.
1. Are the activities safe?
As long as you are following the rules of the games, you are in safe hands. Having said that, you should purchase travel insurance all the same.
2. Are there mosquitoes? Bugs? Or cockroaches?
Yes, there are some mosquitoes. There are fishes kept in the rice ponds, which will eat the mosquitoes larvae. Owing to the rustic nature of the place, you could run into the occasional bug or cockroach. They are well fed by nature and should not disturb you in your room.
3. What type of accommodation is there?
Typically, the accommodation type is 6-sharing. However, for your comfort and privacy, the price set is for triple sharing.
4. Can I share a room with my friend(s)?
Of course! Just let me know and I’d put you folks together.
5. Is there a massage service?
Unfortunately, the resort is a little distanced from the nearest town. It is, however, comfortable. You will have enough food and drink, space to roam around in. Just no massage. You can go on Sunday afternoon though!
6. Is there wi-fi?
No. But you can surf via 3G.
7. Can I refund, if I can't make it?
Well, we had to reserve a spot for you. If someone else picks up your spot, your refund is definitely possible.