Singapore held its second Orienteering League just this weekend from 14 to 16 June, attended by 40–50 orienteers.
The three days include a night sprint in Tiong Bahru Park, a score-O in Kovan, and a final sprint in Woodlands.
Singapore Orienteering Leagues normally last for three days over a weekend. Due to the lack of large runnable forests, Singaporean events consist mainly of sprint orienteering. However, given Singapore is famous for being a Garden City, it also means a lot of nice, fun venues for sprints too!
The next Singapore Orienteering League will be from 12 to 14 July.
More orienteering events in Asia the past weekend:
Micro Orienteering in Taiwan
iTaiwan organised a day of orienteering experience for orienteers and newcomers. Besides micro orienteering, there is also a compass teaching session.
Meanwhile in Hong Kong… sprints, sprints, more sprints!
Sprint orienteering events are blossoming like never in Hong Kong. Hong Kong was one of the earliest places in Asia to have orienteering (despite Japan and South Korea becoming IOF members earlier than Hong Kong). Blessed (from an outdoor lover’s point of view) with a rugged terrain, but with vegetation so dense that maps tend to be mostly green, Hong Kong orienteers have turned to sprints as a way to get the sport forward in the metropolis.
Dozens of sprint events await this year. Y2Y held the third of their sprint events (and Hong Kong ranking event) this year in Mui Wo, among a series of ten:
Pro-Active Orienteering Club (established in recent years) will kick off their series of four events from July:
… and Metropolitan Orienteering Club (MetOC) with the sprint knockout in Tai Po on 7 July:
There are so many events in Hong Kong in 2019, such that there is, on average, one event per week for the remainder of this year. And that’s not yet counting the Historical Road Orienteering events and the World Cup Finals in adjacent Guangdong.