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The first-ever Color Run took place last weekend and both Jacqueline and I signed up for the Saturday race that kicked-off at 5pm. When I first heard of The Color Run via an email advertisement from Sentosa, I was rather intrigued by the concept and I decided to sign up right away after watching some videos of the past Color Runs that were held in other parts of the world.

Guess what?

Within 3 hours after the registration for The Color Run opened in late June, all the race slots were taken up and I was rather thankful that I signed up early. After all, surly the early bird catches the worm right? 🙂

Before The Color Run

We were informed via email to collect our Race Pack at *Scape and when the day for us to collect our Race Packs came, the number of people whom were at *Scape was massive! I personally had to queue up for more than 5 hours before I managed to collect the Race Packs and it was a disaster; considering the fact that I had to skip dinner just to collect a Race Pack which contains the Number Bib, some CIMB Bank Brochures, a Portable Plastic Water-Holder, a Color Run Tattoo, a Color Run T-Shirt, an Event Wrist-Tag, and 4 Safety Pins.

The Long Queue At *Scape!

This very incident sparked off an outrage amongst those whom signed up for The Color Run and some even went all the way out to obtain a refund for the race. Personally, I really feel that the Race Pack Collection could do with more planning and logistical arrangements and though it left quite a bad impression on me at the start, the ending was way better than the beginning.

After The Color Run

Thinking back, The Color Run was extremely well-received during the Race Day and we had a blast at the Sentosa Beach. For both Jacqueline and I, it was our first-time doing a 5KM Run as a couple and for myself personally, it was my first-time doing a 5KM run. The longest distance that I have ever ran was less than 4KM and ever since last weekend’s Color Run, I purposed in my heart to participate in more of such runs!

With The Color Run Mascot

Jump If You’re Happy!

The Runners All Decked-Out In Interesting Costumes!

The Color Run is suitable for everyone, whether young or old. 🙂

The choice of location for The Color Run was an extremely wise move by the organisers and the sponsors [Mini, W Hotel, CIMB Bank, New Balance] for The Color Run were extremely supportive as well.

Mini Car Stuffed With Bananas!

We pretty much had a lot of fun with the awesome people from New Balance and seriously, we are considering to put away our Asics Shoes and don a new pair of New Balance Shoes instead. At The Color Run, we were introduced to the latest running shoes offered by New Balance and we really wonder if New Balance Singapore would want to sponsor us with new pairs of sports shoes for all of our runs especially since we are planning to be a true blue loyal fan of New Balance! 😛

Our Shoes Before The Run

Our Shoes After The Run

At every 1KM mark, there would be a Color Zone where runners will have colored powder thrown at them and as for me, I prefer to have the colored powder on me in a different way. The colored powder that were thrown are safe and it is basically 100% natural food grade cornstarch.

All Clean and White Before The Run

All Colourful After The Run

Feeling Happy After The Color Run- Indeed the Happiest 5K On Planet Earth!

Beautiful Sight After The Run

All The Runners Just Basking In The Evening Sun

A Typical Sight After Every Major Events- Uniquely Singapore; Some Things Just Don’t Change!

Well, we really hope that The Color Run will be an annual affair here in Singapore and if you haven’t had the opportunity to participate in The Color Run this year, cross your fingers and pray that it will be here in Singapore next year!

To end off, here’s a video that summarises our experience at The Color Run Singapore 2013. 🙂

Both Jacqueline and I have signed up for The Color Run [Singapore] 2013 that will be taking place this Saturday at Sentosa Island and we are crossing our fingers and praying for good weather so that the race can proceed smoothly. Despite the major race pack collection hiccup that took place at Scape yesterday, we are still excited about the race and we hope that there won’t be any more of such bad and last-minute planning by the organisers. Waiting 4.5 hours to collect a race pack is totally uncool and hopefully, the organisers can learn from yesterday’s episode and plan in advance.
In case you’re wondering what The Color Run is all about, check out the following video:

This is the first time that The Color Run is being organised in Singapore and it is a one of a kind experience that is less about speed and more about enjoying a color crazy day with friends and family members. The Color Run caters to participants of all different speeds, ages, shapes, and sizes; and we’re pretty sure that it will be the most enjoyable 5-kilometers, un-timed race that we have ever participated.

[Image Credits to The Color Run Singapore Facebook Page]

Thousands of participants will be doused from head to toe in different colors at each kilometre and the fun continues at the finish line with a gigantic “Color Festival”, where more colored powder are used to create happiness and lasting memories, not to mention the millions of vivid color combinations.

[Image Credits to The Color Run Singapore Facebook Page]

While The Color Run event is all about fun and positive energy, the 5-kilometers run also focuses on promoting healthy living. Over 60% of Color Runners are first-time 5-kilometers runners and the event is making headway on the growing national focus of improving health and wellness.

Personally, this will be my first time running a 5-kilometers race and I’m quite sure that after this experience, I probably would take part in a few more races to keep myself fit and healthy. The Color Run will be my stepping stone to many runs and speaking of which, I probably should get myself a new pair of running shoes as my old runs are rather worn out.

We’re so looking forward to The Color Run [Singapore] 2013 @ Sentosa Island this Saturday and do check out our Facebook Page or Instagram for the actual Race Day Photos! 🙂

Hello Everyone,
from the title of this blog post, I guess you readers would more or less know what I am about to rant soon.

Recently, I noticed some promoters whom were promoting the Diners Club Credit Card and I was quite surprised to find out that Diners Club has tie-ups with Nature’s Farm, JP Pepperdine, Raffles Marina Nautique, Long Beach, Courts, Sheng Siong, Delifrance, Secret Recipe, Mustafa, and HomeTeamNS! Yes, these are all rather popular brands that have a partnership with Diners Club and I personally feel that the reputation of these brands might soon be bogged down because of Diners Club [I will share why later on in this post].

Now, if you are approached by a promoter of Diners Club Credit Card or if you have any thoughts of applying for one, I am going to offer you one very good reason why you shouldn’t choose or apply for a Diners Club Credit Card.

The 1 very good reason why you shouldn’t choose or apply for a Diners Club Credit Card is because of their horrendously poor customer service!

Allow me to share my experience with you readers:

I have been a loyal supporter of Diners Club for a couple of years now and I usually do not have any issues with them. Things finally took a straw when I tried calling their credit card hotline a month ago. The reason why I called the credit card hotline was to check the available balance on my credit card and also to enquire how much was the outstanding amount I had to pay. To my disappointment, nobody picked up the phone at all and I tried calling the hotline for a number of days at varied timings. Still, nobody picked up the phone. Getting rather desperate, I went to Diners Club Website and called up every single number that was listed on their directory. Well, some calls were answered but my questions remained unanswered as my call was transferred to the “relevant department” but that “relevant department” did not pick up the phone at all.

Since my calls were never answered by that “relevant department”, I was really so angry that I fired an email to every email addresses that were listed on the Diners Club Website and guess what, it has been more than a month but nobody has replied till now. Now, I really wonder, if nobody is able and available to attend to a simple enquiry like mine, what happens if I lost my credit card? Surly I would be at the losing end right? If Diners Club can’t meet the interests of their customers, then what use would it be to the customers? Moreover, Diners Club Credit Card are not always accepted at all merchants and retailers either. Would you want to own a credit card that belongs to a credit card company that is slowly dying, whose cards are not widely accepted, and whose customer service level is horrendously poor? I certainly believe not.

In fact, you would definitely be much better off with Visa or MasterCard. The horrendously poor service by Diners Club certainly does no justice to the brand reputation of Nature’s Farm, JP Pepperdine, Raffles Marina Nautique, Long Beach, Courts, Sheng Siong, Delifrance, Secret Recipe, Mustafa, and HomeTeamNS.

I STRONGLY WILL NOT RECOMMEND Diners Club Credit Cards and if you readers are considering to get a Diners Club Credit Card, may I suggest that you consider alternatives such as CIMB Bank, May Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, DBS Bank, UOB Bank, and OCBC Bank?

I am so gonna terminate my Diners Club Credit Card soon and if you by any chance encountered a similar experience with Diners Club Credit Card, do feel free to comment on this blog post.

Stay tuned to more updates from us!

God bless!