Saturday, April 25, 2015

Kayak Fishing in Singapore: The Run Through

We often get funny stares while launching our fishing kayaks in Singapore at Watercross. Bewildered onlookers or surfcasters (fishing from the beach) would often check in on us and ask us many questions. I have to admit, it sometime felt like we were like an elite bunch of fishermen - something like the Seals or Commandos of fishing especially with all our macho face buffs and arm socks.

Jokes aside, what is it to really launch a kayak and go out to fish in Singapore waters? For a start, many of us store our kayaks at Watercross Pasir Ris and although it's just literally a stone's throw from the beach (where we launch), it's actually tiring work just to get to the water!

That's where one fine day I decided to take some footage of what really happens. Many things happen but in general - We have to get the kayak out, rig it up, get it to the water and finally launch. Tough work just to get to fishing I would say! But that's how it is as we run out of good fishing spots in Singapore...

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Featured in the Straits Times: Digging/Foraging for Shellfish in Singapore


Bring your loved ones out to experience something unique in Singapore!
How often do we forage for food in Singapore? How often do we eat what we catch or grow? Do we go fishing, prawning, crabbing in Singapore? Where do we go in an urban and increasingly crowded Singapore?

Well, the truth is that most of us Singaporeans buy what we need and our primary needs will be a wad of money instead of a good crop of plants or a trusty fishing set.

But you can't eat money right?

So I was glad when some folks from the Straits Times contacted me and they were keen in learning how to dig for clams at Kranji beach. Foraging will always be something that humankind does - the finding of food through primary means like digging, hunting or gathering is part of our survival instincts.

Bring your folks out for some good old family time or it may even be a unique dating place for couples in Singapore!

Have fun watching the video as the sporty Straits Times crew and Baktao trudge through the mud for hidden gold (clams)!

Original Article
RazorTV Article & Video (if you can't view the embedded one here)

Before you go all excited and buy a shovel though, here's baktao's (Nigel Lian) complete guide to digging for clams/shellfish/mussels.

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