A good race — and now, a good walk — binds friends together.
This year’s National Steps Challenge The New Paper Big Walk is a first for civil servants Chuah Teong Eng, 66, Ng Boon Tong, 57, Ng Swee Eng, 63, and Wong Meau Chan, 66, but they are no strangers to such activities.
The four colleagues took part in the Yellow Ribbon Run earlier this year and other races across the island.
Mr Chuah said: “Other than a chance to exercise, we can get together and swop stories about our lives.
“This year’s Big Walk will be a great chance for us to do the same, and we hope that we can do it regularly from now on.”
Miss Ewin Tan, 34, Miss Lily Tan, 37, and Miss Leong Yoke Leng, 38, are taking part in the Big Walk this year too.
Miss Ewin Tan, an environmental safety engineer, said: “We took part in the Community Chest Heartstrings Walk 2017, and we walk and run at MacRitchie Reservoir Park every weekend.