Why we do, What we do

WHY WE LOVE HIKING? It is kind of already reflected in our name, Hikers For Life. We have been hiking for more than 10 years and have the intention to continue our hiking passion for the rest of our lives. So, why do we love hiking so much? Here are some of our reasons: We […]

The Most Important Hiking Consideration, EVER

The level of satisfaction from completing a hike varies from one person to another. Usually satisfaction level will depend on if weather is nice during your hike, or the scenery that you see at the summit, or the group of friends you’re with or even the speed that you have hiked. For me, none of […]

Gunung Baling Hiking

While randomly browsing Instagram pictures of fellow hikers, i came across the hashtag #gunungbaling and was stoked to find these beautiful pictures.   Gunung Baling is a hike located in Kedah, which isn’t one of those nearby hikes where we can just head over for a weekend. Kedah is 700+ km away from Singapore, and even if you drive […]

Three Thing I Learnt About Myself While Hiking

To those who have never hike before, one may think that hiking is about going to a particular destination, for example: climbing up a particular mountain. When one experiences hiking first hand, you will soon realise that hiking is a journey, a process and often, an opportunity to discover, understand and learn more about yourself. […]

Hiking With A Special Need Kids

I was hiking down the Eorimok trail on Mt. Hallasan in Jeju and chanced upon a late 30s female hiking with a Teenager with Down syndrome. As their speed was similar to my group, we keep seeing each other on the trail whereby we overtook them, subsequently they overtook us and the process kept repeating. […]

How I Started Hiking?

my mom and dad at Gunung Tahan – 1979 Hiking Kid I am an 80’s born kid that come from a family of hikers. My parents were hikers and it is through hiking that they were introduced to each other. So my elder sister and I were already exposed to hiking at a very young […]

Layering For The Cold

The weather in Singapore and Peninsular Malaysia is hot and humid all year round. The highest peak in Peninsular Malaysia is Gunung Tahan, which is less than 2,200 meters tall. The temperature on the mountains at night hardly drops below 20 degrees celsius which simplifies the preparation one need when you camp overnight. Just bring […]

Packing Your Backpack

This is Part 3 of a 3-part series about hiking backpacks. Part 1 was about the features of modern backpacks. Part 2 was about fitting and buying a backpack.   Packing Your Backpack A well-packed backpack feels balanced and stable while carrying, akin to an extension of your upper body. Most of the weight should be […]