First Asian Games Sailing Golds

Joan Huang and Naomi Tan, a student-teacher pair, won a gold in the International 420 class at the 13th Asian Games in Bangkok in 1998. The men’s team comprising Siew Shaw Her and Colin Ng also won the gold in the same event. Read More »

First Asian Woman To Cross The Atlantic Solo

The first Asian female sailor to complete the Mini Transat sailing boat race was Elaine Chua San-San. She single-handedly sailed 4,153.85 km across the Atlantic Ocean in Nov 2005 from Brest, France to Martinique, West Indies. Read More »

First Round-The-World Clipper Race

The crew from Uniquely Singapore finished fifth in the 35,000-nautical-mile race around the globe. Starting on 18 Sep 2005 in Singapore, the race ended in Liverpool, UK on 29 Jul 2006. The Dubois 68 racing yacht was manned by a crew of 18, some of whom took part in the entire circumnavigation race while others took part in ... Read More »

First To Complete Death Valley Challenge

Lim Nghee Huat and Yong Yuen Cheng did the 217-km run across Death Valley, through extreme temperatures of up to 55 deg C and a vertical elevation of 4,000m from 19-21 Jul 2007. Both successfully scaled the summit of Whitney Portal to complete the race, Lim in a time of 51.49 hr and Yong in 54.39 hr. They ... Read More »

First Judo Olympian

9th dan KS Moorthy won a gold for Singapore at the 1965 SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur. Moorthy participated in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. Read More »

First SEA Games Joint Gold Medallists

Identical twins Nicole and Tabitha Tay created SEA Games history on 9 Dec 2007 when they were crowned joint gold medallists in the women’s artistic gymnastics all-round finals at Korat, Thailand. Both chalked up identical scores of 54.20. Read More »