Singapore's representative is none other than SOPHIA PANG selected from more than 80 local applicants.
Many of you may not know how hard Sophia had to work at getting funding. The entire expedition was at one stage in danger of being dropped as no major sponsor could be found...that was not until Sophia herself managed to get a Singapore company Byteworks, a local distributor for Kaspersky Lab, a Russian computer security firm to agree to sponsor the entire team to the tune of US$500,000 ( S$711,201 ). It was an unbelievable achievement by itself!
Next post ...more pics!