When CP – local Freerunner from Singapore – send out invites for the first ever National Gathering in his hometown he could’ve never known how positive the response was. When we rocked up one day fashionably late we spend at least an hour just shaking hands with old friends and soon-to-be new ones.
Among the 60 international guests was our whole Farang Crew, Storror, a gang of Malaysians, the Chinese Posse all decked out in Red Bull Gear and what seemed to be Bondi Beach Surf Club at first, but turned out to be long-haired Australian Freerunners.
The Bondai Beach Freerunning Club
Singapore has some of the best Parkour-Spots we’ve seen, literally the whole city has an abundance of conveniently placed rails, walls and ledges. The downside you ask? Some of the strictest laws and police we’ve ever seen. Apparently the Police spotted the Event on Facebook and rocked up to the spots before we even arrived, keeping a close eye on our activities. So far so good, nobody got kicked out, we had great time jamming out with hundreds of people and the officers let us be.
Turns out they are not as pleasant if you walk up onto the rooftops of the many apartment blocks. No argument or reasoning allowed, you have to go into custody for the night. A few Freerunners had to learn this the hard-way and about 4 separate arrests gave a bunch of locals and visitors the opportunity of a free night in jail.
Stories were made and it all was a good laugh afterwards! The whole Jam was an amazing experience, with the locals showing us their favourite areas and getting everybody free gym access for the evenings. Literally 3 days of constant motion and sleep on hard floors put as back on a plane to Bangkok with scuffed up clothes and a smile on our face. Singapore – Lion City Gathering 2015 – was real as fuck and we can’t wait to be back next year!
late night session at one of the local gyms
Massive Thank you to CP for the whole organisation, Jonathan for turning Shaun into a walking WiFi-Hotspot, Wellington Wu for letting us crash at your gym and everybody who showed up to the event!
Watch the event video here!