Monday, May 3, 2010
Pulau TEKONG in the early 80's...Master Orienteering Map
This is one of the Master Map of Tekong which I created for Orienteering and Land Expeditions
during the heydays of the IE and NIE Youth Leadership Training Camps from early 1980's to
around middle 80's. I served at various times as Land Chief, Orienteering Chief and Chief Instructor in many of the camps.
The various orienteering checkpoints and symbols are indicated on the map.
On the ground at
Tekong, many of these signs made by me personally, were still there on trees, rocks, ledges, bridges and some buildings where I had placed them...when I revisited in the late 80's and early 90's.
Answer to the question " where exactly is this place ? " in previous post.
Look at this map.
Locate MRN ( map reference number )
That's where I was that day. The picture was snapped by my wifey D2. She wanted to accompany me on my "fruit" hunting trip that day...in mid 80's. We gathered different fruits just to sample for fun and waited for the durians to drop, near Permatang.
A few dropped in the lush bushland and we rushed towards the sound. Gathered about 4 durians...then we heard the sound of a motorcycle approaching. It was a familiar face...of "Apek"
the foreman paid by the landowner to gather his fruits.
He told me his "towkay" was expecting the fruits at Changi Point and thus could not even sell any to us.