The Last Desert Blogs 2022

Suan Lam Koh



The Last Desert (2022) blog posts from Suan Lam Koh

02 December 2022 08:00 am (GMT+08:00) Kuala Lumpur, Singapore

Thank God for seeing us through!
Deception Island! 
4:45am - Rise & Shine
4:55am - Breakfast 
5:30am - Get Ready for the final stage!
Prayer with buddy Simon before we left cabin! :)
6am - Board Zodiac to Deception Island 
6:35am - Start of our final stage and we were expected to run till 3pm :(
Wow nearly 9hrs… (in for a really long march)
It was something all the participants hoped to get less and we were all very exhausted and stretched to our limits! And coupled with the fact that the sea was very choppy last night, many of us did not sleep well as some of our stuff were falling all over the place in our cabin and we were woken up a few times! 
(Yes to me it was like Jonah’s time when the ship was really in great danger. Ya that was what I felt last night.)
It was a 2.4km loop with 110m elevation. 2.4 sound so familiar right isn’t it! Normally an easy slow jogging pace and it can be completed in 15mins or so! Nay!!
In Antarctica and from the past 5 stages, it will definitely take more!
First lap was a good 26mins, then 25:50, 26:43, 25:05, 23:41… just to name some lap timing. Did 15 loops & 36km in total. Thank God once again!
For me, I always do an estimation of how many rounds I could possibly come with the given numbers of hours, and do a countdown (so to speak). 
When it came to 4hrs/4.5hrs, I told myself that I am halfway through and the finish-line is in sight! Hooray! And as the countdown gets lower & lower, the legs got more & more tired too and the stride length shortened naturally. But with each purposeful step taken, the end of the whole Antarctica race drew closer. 
The weather was good from the start and as we were told so many times, it could change in a matter of 20mins-30mins. That was exactly happened. “Last lap” called was at 1pm and we were happy to hear that! Hooray! 
The last kilometre was emotional as I started to get ready with the Singapore flag, RV flag, Liverpool Flag. The YNWA song came up too!
AND FINALLY, WE ENDED OUR last stretch at the end point and we were congratulating each other after 7 days of gruelling & snow-filled run & walk!
At last we have completed the Last Desert Antarctica Race 2022!
Yes indeed as Mr Sim mentioned, To God be the glory! Now it’s time to rest and also preparation for the Drake Passage for the next 2 days. Hopefully not getting sea sick for the return trip! 
Thank you to Mr Sim, Chin Beloved Chow, Chong Neng, Boon Kiat & Sis Siew Min for leaving a note for me! Really appreciate it!
And many thanks once again for all the support! 
Remember to support President’s Challenge, “Challenge at 50 @Antarctica”! 
Deadline for donations will end on 31 Dec! Still have time to support support!
Thank you!
Signing off,
Suan Lam

Comments: Total (3) comments

Titus Yong

Posted On: 15 Dec 2022 01:08 am

Well done Susan Lam. So happy for your achievement in seeing God's creation at the top!

Koon Way Kwang

Posted On: 04 Dec 2022 12:35 am

Congratulations Bro! 💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼🫡🫡🫡🎉🎉🎉👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 You had a great race and inspired many with your accomplishment! Have a safe journey back home! Rest well now. Cheers

Roger Tie

Posted On: 03 Dec 2022 01:00 pm

Congrats Suan Lam!! You have ran the good race from start to end. Enjoy your trip back to civilization:) God bless all of you!! Costa Rica 2 Germany 4 Japan 2 Spain 1 Ghana 0 Uruguay 2 Korea 2 Portugal 1

30 November 2022 04:30 pm (GMT-03:00) Buenos Aires, Georgetown

Many thanks to brothers Roger, Koon Way, Chin, Beloved TK, Kok, Sis Siew Min, Wenzhi, and many more for the most recent comments for the past 2-3 days, thank God that I am well and survived many occasions of possibility of spraining my ankle, twist my knees, hip and wrists etc, today we have a most welcomed rest day after nearly 25hrs plus of run/walk. Thank God indeed!
Just a recap that stage 4 was the toughest of all being a 2.1km loop with super duper zig-zags (9 up and 3 down) and elevation of 80m! Wow!
Stage 5 was much better with 1.5km loop and probably 30-40m elevation with quite a number of penguin crossings! It was amazing indeed to see God’s creation!
This morning, Simon & I went out for a cruise trip to Paradise Island to watch the penguins and enjoy the island, and subsequently through the sea in the zodiac to see the seals and icebergs & glaciers. It was really and phenomenal sight! 
Looking forward to the last stage tomorrow morning!
Thank God it is coming to the end of the race! See you guys soon!

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Sam Fanshawe

Posted On: 02 Dec 2022 10:26 am

You did it AMAZING. Antarctica could not be more different to SIngapore but did your country proud! You may be glad it's over, but in a few days you will wish you were back in Antarctica ;).

York Sing Sim

Posted On: 01 Dec 2022 11:56 am

Hi Suan Lam! Press on! From the description of your challenges, I can only guess the extent of the feats you have set yourself. Finish them and see you again in sunny Singapore. To God be the Glory!

Chong Neng Tan

Posted On: 01 Dec 2022 08:52 am

You are embarked on a great adventure. A worthwhile one. Keep going, and you know you can 🙏🫡

Boon Kiat Koh

Posted On: 01 Dec 2022 08:09 am

Keep your spirits high and stay safe. Enjoy the journey and have fun! You can do it!!

Kah Lam Koh

Posted On: 01 Dec 2022 07:11 am

Glad that God kept you safe and that you enjoyed the various Stages. God be with you, at every step that you take. See you soon!

TK Chow

Posted On: 30 Nov 2022 11:58 pm

Great that you had R&R 🤓. Have a good final stage! Go go go 🏃🏻

Jason Wong

Posted On: 30 Nov 2022 11:02 pm

Well done! Just keep moving and stay warm!

29 November 2022 08:19 pm (GMT-03:00) Buenos Aires, Georgetown

Back to Back!
Stage 4 was done on 28 Nov (4pm to 9pm),
Stage 5 was completed on 29 Nov (7am to 12 noon).
Was very tough as it was back to back with lots of items & equipment still wet. We were given the opportunity to dry those items at a special room after 28 Nov session ended at about 9.30pm and went to bed at 10.30pm/11pm. All good with spare items as backup! Thank God!
Prep & more:
- wearing and suiting up 
- top and bottom
- inner layer
- extra layer
- shell layer (waterproof)
- life jacket on to get ready to go onto the zodiac to be transported to the running place (and island) 
- usually takes about 10-15mins to get to the island  
- knowing the loop distance & elevation will be key
-  yes the staff & crew members will set the course for us and they did a good job (though we would complain about the elevation & zigzag-ness)
Simon & I have gotten used to the “SOP”!
Simon is actually my cabin mate! Nice guy from the UK!
Yesterday’s course was by far the hardest in terms of the number of turns, up an elevation of 80m and down the slippery slope towards the end of the run as it was already 7pm onwards in the night. Thank God for keeping all of us safe and no injuries sustained by anyone so far.
Today’s session (29 Nov) started at 7am and end at around 12noon. Yes it was also by far the most “pleasant” course to run with 2.1km loop and 30m of elevation. Thank God once again!
Day 1: 4hrs
Day 2: 5.5hrs
Day 3: 5.5hrs
Day 4: 5hrs
Day 5: 5hrs
With 25hrs of foot race done, we are all happy and ready for either 1 or 2 more sessions to complete the overall expedition to the Antarctica!
Thank you all once again for all you emails, comments at my blog! Really appreciate!
Dear, Lendal, Kayla, Jenna, Markus, missing all of you so much! Will call you soon the moment I am back with connection near mainland! Take care all!

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Siew Min Koh

Posted On: 30 Nov 2022 03:28 pm

Well Done , Brother . Congratulations◡̈. I am sooo proud of you ◡̈ Love Sis

Cc Chin

Posted On: 30 Nov 2022 04:21 am

Well done and all the best for the next stages ! 加油 !

Wenzhi Chew

Posted On: 30 Nov 2022 03:12 am


29 November 2022 07:20 pm (GMT-03:00) Buenos Aires, Georgetown

On a 2.1km loop and an elevation of 80m, it is by far the toughest of the 4 stages. And it is really un-runable if you ask me. 1st loop in 47mins! Crazy right! And with strong wind and snow raindrops, it made the course for this 5-hr run really extremely super duper tough! 
Thank God for His preservation and keeping all of us safe! 
Early start for stage 5 tomorrow (6.30am). Got to sleep early now! 
Will update soon!

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Edna Tay

Posted On: 02 Dec 2022 06:51 am

Well done 阿弟!Have done 🇸🇬 proud 🤗

28 November 2022 09:20 pm (GMT-03:00) Buenos Aires, Georgetown

Stage 3 completed! Thank God! (5hrs plus of leg work!)
Perhaps the stage while I could run more (run-able), stage 3 was quite an enjoyable stage where I was able to run a lot more compared with stage 1 & 2.
It was still tough under the harsh conditions and doing the 1km loop with about 30m elevation. Ya at the end we were all like looking forward to seeing the zodiac near the shore as that will indicate to us that we will be ending the stage soon!
The penguins were lovely too and I was able to take some photos of the little ones crossing from one end of the snow patch to another.
Yes we are halfway through and thank you all once again for leaving comments and messages to uplift my spirit and motivate me! Appreciate that! Thank God indeed! 
Bro Roger,
Thank you for all the scores. Keep it coming and I will be glad to read them at least till 4 Dec when all of us will be able to get onshore. 
Suan Lam

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Roger Tie

Posted On: 29 Nov 2022 11:44 pm

Hi Bro Suan Lam! God bless and keep you. May His face shine upon you and be gracious to you. May He lift his countenance upon you and grant you peace. Spain 1 Germany 1 Croatia 4 Canada 1 Cameron 3 Serbia 3 Korea 2 Ghana 3 Ecuador 1 Senegal 2 Holland 2 Qatar 0 Brazil 1 Switzerland 0 Portugal 2 Uruguay 0 Iran 0 USA 1 Wales 0 England 3

Koon Way Kwang

Posted On: 29 Nov 2022 11:46 am

Well done! Keep it going one step after another! You can do it!

28 November 2022 09:00 am (GMT-03:00) Buenos Aires, Georgetown

Many many thanks!

I forgot to mention this: 
Thank you so much for all the well-wishes (birthday or otherwise)! 
Really appreciate! 
Bro Suan 

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27 November 2022 01:00 pm (GMT-03:00) Buenos Aires, Georgetown

Start of Stage 3 soon!

Thank God for yet another good day yesterday for Stage 2 with 6 hours of running (walking)! 

Weather has been harsh (especially Singapore guy like me who’s afraid of cold weather) and for me, I have got to be very careful with each step. Fell a couple of times and just before the end  I went face first on the ground. Almost had my ankle twisted but it held up on the special special day of 50!
Thank God indeed! Thank you once again for all your comments and prayer!
Suan Lam


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27 November 2022 10:00 am (GMT-03:00) Buenos Aires, Georgetown

After much anticipation, we were able to finally have our stage 1 underway at 2pm local time. Thank God that many of us were able to do as much as we can for the loop route with 50m plus elevation in each loop! Not that usual but expect the unexpected in Antarctica! 
The lead runner was really fast (and it reminded me of bro Kok who would fly through any uphill or downhill) but for most of us, we were just concentrating on putting one foot in front of another. Our time was cut short due to bad weather and that was like a most welcome message as we needed to get to the zodiac to get back to the ship! Thank God for good decision made! 
Yes yes all the participants will continue to press on! Keep it up! 
Thank you once again for praying for us! Appreciate!

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TK Chow

Posted On: 28 Nov 2022 02:00 am

Wow, that brings back a lot of memories! Hope you had a good stage 2 and all the best for stage 3! Go go go 🏃🏻

Koon Way Kwang

Posted On: 27 Nov 2022 02:14 pm

Bro, Stage 1 in the bag! All the best for tomorrow’s Stage 2! You can do it! 💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼 Huat Ah!

26 November 2022 12:00 pm (GMT-03:00) Buenos Aires, Georgetown

Thank God again!

On this special day of mine, I would like to thank God for this very unique experience! Seeing His amazing creation! 
“Great is Thy Faithfulness!”
6 more days, and 1 day at a time to complete this expedition trip in the 4Deserts Series! Let’s go!!
Bro Roger or anyone else,
Do update here with the various results of the World Cup! Will be glad to know any score from Argentina vs Saudi Arab onwards.
Yes Argentina will get it going!!! Hooray!  

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Roger Tie

Posted On: 27 Nov 2022 04:26 am

Good morning bro! Shalom Suan Lam! Blessed Sabbath! Most important match for you: Argentina 2 Mexico 0 Qatar 1 Senegal 3 Wales 0 Iran 2 Brazil 2 Serbia 0 Portugal 3 Ghana 2 Holland 1 Ecuador 1 England 0 USA 0 Poland 2 Saudi 0 Tunisia 0 Australia 1 France 2 Denmark 1

Siew Min Koh

Posted On: 26 Nov 2022 07:59 pm

Suan, Blessed 50th Birthday ◡̈ Press on. Saw you in the video. Nice “ skiing”. Our next goal : ski together with the right pairs of shoes. Take care : don’t sprain your ankle 🥰

25 November 2022 11:00 am (GMT-03:00) Buenos Aires, Georgetown

As we were about to start this morning at 5.30am, the weather wasn’t good and there was a delay. That gave us extra rest and that was good nonetheless. 
Thank you for all your words of encouragement and prayers too! Praying that the weather will hold up for us to start the race!
To family:
Congratulations on your POP! Well done son! 
Keep up the good work!
Kayla, Jenna & Markus,
Enjoy your swim camp and have great fun! Ganbatte!
Take care and have a great time with kiddos! Have great fun & relax & rest too! Get a well-deserved break too!
Suan & Dad

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Dzarrin Alidin

Posted On: 26 Nov 2022 08:42 am

Hey Bro! First day is done and dusted. Saw that the weather wasn't great. Hang in there. Super proud of you! "It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat." Theodore Roosevelt

Elaine Yue

Posted On: 26 Nov 2022 03:40 am

Happy 50th Birthday! What a milestone and experience! May God give you strength and endurance! Looking forward to your stories.

Ts Lee

Posted On: 26 Nov 2022 03:22 am

Happy Birthday Suan Lam! Enjoy your excursion! 😃

Cc Chin

Posted On: 25 Nov 2022 11:09 pm

Happy Birthday and all the best for your Antarctica Challenge !

ST Kok

Posted On: 25 Nov 2022 04:16 pm

Happy Birthday Bro.

TK Chow

Posted On: 25 Nov 2022 02:27 pm

Wishing you a good start for the race, go go go! 🏃🏻

24 November 2022 01:30 pm (GMT-03:00) Buenos Aires, Georgetown

Set Sail & Drake Passage!
We left on 22 Nov on Hondius (the expedition ship) at about 7pm and I was glad to meet my cabin-mate Simon Lacey, a great gentleman! 
The next 48 hours were choppy & the waves were “tough”! Thank God for his preservation, and we are almost there at Antarctica, and seeing some iceberg soon, and Stage 1 of the race will start in 16-18hrs. 
Really looking forward to it and hopefully the butterflies in the stomach will not be flying too much! 
Will update soon! Ciao & take care everyone! 
And have a good year-end holiday too!

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Roger Tie

Posted On: 25 Nov 2022 01:01 am

Hi Suan Lam! Hope you didn't get sea sick! Argentina has another chance to redeem herself vs Mexico this Sun. Vamos Argentina! Psalms 125:1-2 1Those who trust in the LORD are like Mount Zion. It cannot be moved; it abides forever. 2As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the LORD surrounds His people, both now and forevermore. God is with you. He is for you. He is above you. He is in you. He surrounds you: ‘the Lord surrounds his people’ (v.2). This protection is something you can rely on ‘both now, and for evermore’ (v.2). God will be with all of you throughout this journey! Enjoy and God Bless!

22 November 2022 09:37 am (GMT+08:00) Kuala Lumpur, Singapore

Many thanks for all the support, words of encouragement & prayers & meet-up sessions! Really appreciate! 

In about 9hrs, we will be boarding the expedition ship and will be making our way to the Drake Passage! 

Butterflies in stomach for sure but In Him I Trust! After 43 hours of flight & tansit and all the wait, really looking forward to my cabin mate and also lots of sharing, learning and great experience! 

Thank God for the opportunity! 
An once-in-a-lifetime experience! 50 lah! 

Ciao & will update soon! 
*either before Stage 1 or after Stage 1 

Breaking news:



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Shi Qian Chua

Posted On: 23 Nov 2022 12:56 am

You are our inspiration! Keeping you in our well-wishes and looking forward to your stories of resilience back in school!

18 November 2022 07:21 pm (GMT+08:00) Kuala Lumpur, Singapore

Yes yes! Leaving soon and it is with great anticipation that I'm writing this! 

All the preparation work, the purchasing (lots of help from Rachel), the training, the reading etc etc! 

Antarctica here I come! 50 Challenge! 

Yes turning 50 while I'm at the race! Thank God for the opportunity! 

Do it while still can! 

Will update again soon! Probably at the start of race on 25 Nov! Ciao! 

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Hwee Goh Chuan

Posted On: 21 Nov 2022 10:43 am

All the way Bro. You can do it. It’s Antarctica. It s a lifetime experience. Salute salute.

Wendy Tan

Posted On: 20 Nov 2022 05:43 am

All the best, take good care and enjoy the challenge!

Cheryl Sim

Posted On: 19 Nov 2022 03:35 pm

Jiayou... excited for you. All the best and may the Lord's strength be with you!

Nancie Koo

Posted On: 19 Nov 2022 02:40 am

Thank God for your love and enthusiasm to help others, bro Suan Lam. Lord bless you with a safe and meaningful trip, and grant you all the needed grace, wisdom and strength. Psalm 121:8 "The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore."

Sarah L

Posted On: 19 Nov 2022 01:53 am

加油加油! 上帝与你同在! Psalm 59:17 NIV You are my strength, I sing praise to you; you, God, are my fortress, my God on whom I can rely.

Vivian Tan

Posted On: 18 Nov 2022 06:13 pm

Hello Mr Koh! Praying for a safe trip and also an amazing time as you go forth to break another record! Praying for you that even through this you’d inspire others just as to how you’ve been an inspiration to me during my KR days!! JIAYOU MR KOH!!! we are cheering you on!! 🥳

Roger Tie

Posted On: 18 Nov 2022 03:00 pm

Suan Lam, Man Utd fan here! But I'll send you your fav Pool anthem: When you walk through a storm Hold your head up high And don't be afraid of the dark At the end of a storm There's a golden sky And the sweet silver song of a lark Walk on through the wind Walk on through the rain Though your dreams be tossed and blown Walk on, walk on With hope in your heart And you'll never walk alone You'll never walk alone Walk on, walk on With hope in your heart And you'll never walk alone You'll never walk alone YNWA! God Bless!!

Hwee Ping Sim

Posted On: 18 Nov 2022 01:12 pm

Run well and Safe! Enjoy the entire process too! :)

K. S.

Posted On: 18 Nov 2022 12:09 pm

Have a cool trip ! Stay safe stay well! With warm wishes From KS

Agnes Chow

Posted On: 18 Nov 2022 12:07 pm

Have a blast and take care! All the best!

Siew Peng Koh

Posted On: 18 Nov 2022 11:58 am

Wish you great success.

Siew Min Koh

Posted On: 18 Nov 2022 11:35 am

Jia you 💪

15 November 2022 08:20 am (GMT+08:00) Kuala Lumpur, Singapore

Yes yes starting to "taper" already! In fact a bit busy and can't really find time to train! 

I remember "running slow to run faster"; maybe training less to be more effective and efficient!

Thank God once again for being a step closer to the day - 25 Nov - where the race will kickstart at the Antarctica! 

In Him We Trust! Yes indeed have to trust in the Lord! 

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Lynette Choy

Posted On: 17 Nov 2022 11:29 pm

All the best Asian Lam!

Josiah Lim Wei Shuen

Posted On: 17 Nov 2022 12:57 pm

Jiayous Mr Koh! Take care and all the best, you've been nothing short of inspirational, stay safe and finish strong 💪💪💪

Jeslyn Wee

Posted On: 17 Nov 2022 12:51 am

All the best, Mr Koh! Enjoy yourself and most importantly stay safe!

melissa liew

Posted On: 16 Nov 2022 04:16 pm

jiayous mr koh!!!! :-) u r always so inspiring, have a fun and safe trip (and race!) and share ur experiences when u come back :) may God watch over & bless u all the way 💪🏾💪🏾

Wen Bin Teo

Posted On: 16 Nov 2022 11:15 am

All the best Mr Koh!! Enjoy the race and share more with us when you are back!

Kang Wong

Posted On: 16 Nov 2022 03:22 am

All the best Mr Koh 🤞🤞 Enjoy the race and can't wait to have you share your experience with us

Ivy Tan

Posted On: 16 Nov 2022 02:55 am

Well Done Bro. You are just so amazing. Never fail to do this every year. 💪 I am proud to have a friend like you. 😀

Zen Ho

Posted On: 16 Nov 2022 01:26 am

Bro Suan Lam, you are always so inspiring! Proud to be your working colleague, mentee and friend! Jiayou!

Christina Lee

Posted On: 16 Nov 2022 12:58 am

Your fighting spirit is amazing, Suan Lam! Have a blessed and gratifying expedition for charity!! =D

Kai Juan Ngau

Posted On: 16 Nov 2022 12:47 am

This is massive! All the best Mr Koh!!!

rachel koh

Posted On: 15 Nov 2022 11:49 pm

jiayou for the race mr koh!! also enjoy yourself and have a safe trip <3

Jolin Neo

Posted On: 15 Nov 2022 09:25 am

ALL THE BEST MR KOH👍🏻👍🏻 Have fun in Antarctica and have a good race!🤩🤩

valerie see

Posted On: 15 Nov 2022 06:01 am

JIAYOU mr koh!!!! 👍🏻👍🏻

Byron Shoh

Posted On: 15 Nov 2022 04:57 am

The Lord will protect and provide! Enjoy the experience!

Yuehan Shao

Posted On: 15 Nov 2022 04:33 am

“三十而立,四十而不惑,五十而知天命” - 《论语 · 为政》 希望即将成为“五零”高手的Mr Koh,能够继续追寻心之所向,挑战自我,勇往直前,而破天命!!!

Wen Zhe Chua

Posted On: 15 Nov 2022 04:19 am

加油Mr Koh! All the best! :)

Nigel Ng

Posted On: 15 Nov 2022 04:18 am

JIAYOU MR KOH!!! “Never give up on something you believe in” You got this Mr Koh!! 😎😎😎

Roon Xu Ho

Posted On: 15 Nov 2022 04:17 am

All the best Mr Koh!! 🤛🏻💪🏻

tong geng

Posted On: 15 Nov 2022 03:47 am

JIAYOU MR KOHHHHH!!!! YOU CAN DO THIS 💪💪💪💪💪 but be aware 不要旧伤复发!加油!

Samuel Heng

Posted On: 15 Nov 2022 03:46 am


Leroy Chua

Posted On: 15 Nov 2022 03:38 am

JIAYOU MR KOH! have fun and we will definitely cheer for you back home :D

☝️ 😛

Posted On: 15 Nov 2022 03:25 am

good luck mr koh ❤️‍🔥💪💪 have fun! bring penguin back for us 👍

Yuehan Shao

Posted On: 15 Nov 2022 03:05 am

Shiok eiii Mr Koh! Motivating me to go exercise also HAHA

Zhang Yu Xuan

Posted On: 15 Nov 2022 03:03 am

let’s get this bread Mr Koh !! Woooo

Donovan Chay

Posted On: 15 Nov 2022 02:59 am

letsgooooo Mr Koh‼️

09 November 2022 12:30 pm (GMT+08:00) Kuala Lumpur, Singapore

Just did my workout last evening and a short run with my army brothers! Feeling great! :) 

As I get ready for this special challenge, I am really looking forward to it!

Although there are many doubts and uncertainties, it is definitely with great anticipation that I am going through these next few days!

After more than 70 run sessions since hip replacement op, I am quite happy to be going for this year-end trip and challenge! Thank God indeed! :) 

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TX Ten

Posted On: 14 Nov 2022 09:31 pm

steady la. stay safe and all the best man. let’s goooo!!

Aloysious Poh

Posted On: 13 Nov 2022 01:28 am

All the best to you brother! Stay safe and take care of yourself there! Have a blessed experience and a wonder journey ahead! 🙏🏻

Elizabeth Goh

Posted On: 12 Nov 2022 05:13 pm

Always my inspiration and role model. May this be yet another memorable one for you. Stay safe BIG BRO!

Philip Lee

Posted On: 12 Nov 2022 10:31 am

Jiayou Brother. Amazing journey indeed. Take good care and keep safe. The Lord bless and keep you in your endeavors.

PL Tan

Posted On: 12 Nov 2022 10:11 am

Keep up the good work Suan Lam. Take care and stay safe.

Steven Bochup

Posted On: 12 Nov 2022 05:07 am

Jiayou Mr Koh!! Inspirational and determined to help everyone but with your goal to finish the run im sure you can help everyone motivated by your strong and kinf character. All the best!!

Wai Yin Choy

Posted On: 12 Nov 2022 03:41 am

Your determination and can-do spirit is such an inspiration. All the best!

Serene Hong-Ormond

Posted On: 12 Nov 2022 01:10 am

In the next two weeks, when you're putting on the layers of water/wind/snow-proof clothing, boating through the rough waters to get to the southern tip of the earth, attempting to call out to the whales (practice with Finding Nemo), tracking through the snow competing with the penguins, rationing the amount of drinking water to reduce the need to fulfill #1, and self talking and pushing yourself to reach the finishing line... Remember to take it all in and self evaluate on your journey from the hip surgery to recovery to train for this event. You have come such a long way! What an unforgettable and inspiring journey that you may continue to share with all your family and friends from now and forever. Nothing is impossible. Godspeed dear brother!

Natalie Chua

Posted On: 11 Nov 2022 02:11 pm

Encouraged by your determination and resilience, Suan Lam! Inspiration to us all!

HT Koh

Posted On: 11 Nov 2022 01:27 pm

Hi Fren, thanks so much for participating in this race to help the needy.  Good luck in your race! I hope you meet your goals!  Stay safe!! 加油! 加油!

Bernice Tang

Posted On: 11 Nov 2022 09:42 am

Dear Mr Koh, you have always been an inspiration since secondary school days!! You surely can do this marathon well because I have always believe in you! Congrats on achieving another milestone! Always proud to know someone like you. Truly an inspiration to everyone around you. Stay safe and we always have faith in you. All the best, Mr Koh! ☺️

Yueh Kai

Posted On: 11 Nov 2022 09:00 am

All the best Suan Lam! Have loads of fun and stay safe!

Kong Hwee Low

Posted On: 11 Nov 2022 08:23 am

All the best and Enjoy yourself for this trip!

Karen Low

Posted On: 11 Nov 2022 08:12 am

It is amazing that you recover so quickly and going for another conquest! Thank God for such blessing! You are an inspiration indeed, brother. Go forth, enjoy, have fun and stay safe! Will keep you in prayers.

Wenghan Wong

Posted On: 11 Nov 2022 04:36 am

All the best. Stay safe.

Lay Bee Ang

Posted On: 11 Nov 2022 03:39 am

Brother, Jiayou 💪💪 Take care n be safe 🙏 🙏

jon chua

Posted On: 11 Nov 2022 03:32 am

stay safe and God bless. you can do it!

Liuh Chie Lim

Posted On: 11 Nov 2022 01:58 am

You never fail to amaze me with your tenacity and discipline! With God's help, go for this precious once-in-a-lifetime experience! Stay safe!

Alice Ang

Posted On: 11 Nov 2022 01:49 am

Not going to be an easy task but I am confident that you will conquer it . Will be keeping you in prayer 🙏🏻

Kah Keng Lim

Posted On: 11 Nov 2022 12:39 am

Suan Lam, Lead the way! All the best and stay safe.

Catalina Yeow

Posted On: 11 Nov 2022 12:08 am

Suan Lam you can do it ! You have already made us proud with your progress after your hip operation . It is inspiring to know that with exercise, discipline and determination …. you have recovered and going for this race👍

Kok Chiow

Posted On: 10 Nov 2022 10:11 pm

So happy for you Suan. Wish you all the best. Every step is one step closer to your destination.

Hui Eugene

Posted On: 10 Nov 2022 04:07 pm

Take care and all the best Suan Lum 💪 excited to hear updates of your adventure!

Gurmit Singh

Posted On: 10 Nov 2022 03:46 pm

Sounds like a trip of a lifetime. It's gonna be frigging cold. Decathlon has pocket warmers. Bear Grylls said to capture your pee in a bag to keep warm and hopeful. Stay dry because if you get wet, you'll freeze in no time. Also don't eat any rabbit (Antarctica history). The stars will be magical. Remember to look up too. Bring back some Argentinian Malbec. Good luck. Happy feet.

Jolie Ho

Posted On: 10 Nov 2022 03:26 pm

The past 3 races was definitely challenging, but you made it look easy. I believe this time, too; you will reach massive success. Take great care and stay strong as always. All the best in conquering the last desert race! Cheering for you!

Munzir M

Posted On: 10 Nov 2022 12:27 pm

All the best and most importantly enjoy!

Grayson Guo

Posted On: 10 Nov 2022 12:00 pm

All the best to you Mr Koh!! You're truly a motivation individual that I look upon to since KRSS days! #FitnessInMind&Body

Seck heong tan

Posted On: 10 Nov 2022 08:39 am

You are an inspiration Suan Lam! The tenacity and discipline to compete and complete these races is a testament of your resilience, passion and God's grace in spite of your surgery! During the race, may the splendor of God's creation lead you to marvel, worship and draw near to our Father's presence as you lean on Him to finish the race. To God be the glory!

Eunice Tan

Posted On: 10 Nov 2022 08:07 am

Hi Mr Koh! Super excited for you as you embark on this journey. May you stay safe and injury-free throughout the race. Rely on God for strength and have fun :-)

TK Chow

Posted On: 10 Nov 2022 05:56 am

Go Go Go!! 🏃🏻

Solomon Yoong

Posted On: 10 Nov 2022 01:21 am

God bless your adventure bro. Look up to Jesus as the going gets tough. Ask Him for grace and mercy in every difficulty for He it is who has all circumstances, all nature, all power in His hands.

Jeremiah Tan

Posted On: 10 Nov 2022 01:03 am

Have a great time out there. God bless. Keep praying. Trust God in your every move there. Stay safe. Got bring chocolate or some special energy foods?

Muhd Hamim

Posted On: 09 Nov 2022 11:36 pm

This is so phenomenal man! Absolutely inspiring to not only people of the same age but those recovering from injury. Such a unique feat. I blanja you kopi when you're back. Lemme know ah!

Roger Tie

Posted On: 09 Nov 2022 04:03 pm

Hi Suan Lam, It's inevitable that you'll be anxious and excited at the same time for this great expedition. Take a deep breath to enjoy the journey! It's the process that will bring you to higher grounds bro! But blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit” (Jeremiah 17:7-8). God Bless!

Kelvin Ang

Posted On: 09 Nov 2022 02:05 pm

All the best! See you when you are back and tell us all about the adventure!

samuel koh

Posted On: 09 Nov 2022 01:47 pm

Stay safe and enjoy yourself! God bless!!

silas koh

Posted On: 09 Nov 2022 01:45 pm

God go ahead of you!

Andrew Soh

Posted On: 09 Nov 2022 12:25 pm

Wishing you all the best and may you have a great race! Stay safe and injury free!

Choy Foong Seetoh

Posted On: 09 Nov 2022 11:41 am

I am so happy for you brother… 就快如愿以偿了!加油!God bless!😃

Koon Way Kwang

Posted On: 09 Nov 2022 11:06 am

Power Bro! Have a safe and fun race ahead! You can do it! 💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼

07 November 2022 09:00 am (GMT+08:00) Kuala Lumpur, Singapore

Thank God once again for this opportunity to be able to go for this special once-in-a-lifetime race at the Antarctica!

I will be giving more updates! Stay tuned! :)


Suan Lam

Comments: Total (61) comments

Wai Ling Wong

Posted On: 30 Nov 2022 03:19 pm

Jia you Suan Lam! Praying for you❤️🙏

Rita Zarina MN

Posted On: 18 Nov 2022 01:23 pm

All the best Suan Lam… Proud of you. Take care.

Gary Ong

Posted On: 18 Nov 2022 12:47 pm

Bro, you are an inspiration to our Singapore educators and students. Enjoy the race and I look forward to your sharing of inspiring stories with my students in 2023.

Gary Ong

Posted On: 18 Nov 2022 08:36 am

Bro Suan Lam, you are an inspiration to our Singapore educators and students. Enjoy the race and looking forward to your inspiring stories to my students in 2023.

Rion Ang

Posted On: 17 Nov 2022 11:52 am

Have a blast over there bro and stay safe even as you are exploring 🌎's final frontier!

KH Chong

Posted On: 17 Nov 2022 03:46 am

All the best SL. We will be cheering you on.

han xiang toh

Posted On: 16 Nov 2022 05:10 am

wooooohoooooo jiayou mr koh 🥴🥴🥴🥴🥴 stay safe and have fun

Yuhui L

Posted On: 15 Nov 2022 11:16 pm

Wow, an exciting journey ahead :) Enjoy the process and stay safe. 加油!

jingyou guo

Posted On: 15 Nov 2022 04:26 am

have a blessed trip!! jiayouuu Mr Koh!!!

Siew Eng Neo

Posted On: 13 Nov 2022 01:51 pm

Brother, all the best as you embark on a new challenge. Always an inspiration to me (and many others). Will keep you in prayers 🙏🏻! 加油 💪🏻

Ah Han

Posted On: 13 Nov 2022 10:06 am

Have a great trip and stay safe!

Ks Ks

Posted On: 13 Nov 2022 06:10 am

Ks to KSL: wow! Great adventurous spirit! All the best in your journey. Be safe and enjoy! 👍

Nizam Zamry

Posted On: 13 Nov 2022 03:42 am

Bro KSL. Ganbatte ! All the best. Respect & Salute !

King Looi Y

Posted On: 13 Nov 2022 02:05 am

Suan Lam, 加油!Keep it going.

KL Tay

Posted On: 13 Nov 2022 01:17 am

Bro, you are our idol! Wish you all the best! Jiayou

Mohamed Yamin Masop

Posted On: 12 Nov 2022 11:54 pm

Ganbatte brother! May everything go smoothly and you achieve your goals. This is an inspiring journey for you and others following the challenge. Take care and safe travels

Martin K

Posted On: 12 Nov 2022 06:45 pm

No gold no go home . Run like there’s no tomorrow Loves & Godspeed

Jolene Tay

Posted On: 12 Nov 2022 02:36 pm

All the best Mr Koh! You are amazing! God bless! 🙏👍

Zach Chee

Posted On: 12 Nov 2022 10:48 am

You are awesome! All the best for the trip!

Kelvin Lin

Posted On: 12 Nov 2022 09:34 am

You have never amazed me with your zeal! Getting a hip replacement and going for this challenge within such a short time shows your sheer grit! Wishing you Godspeed as you undertake this challenge and enjoy His creations!

Z Jq

Posted On: 12 Nov 2022 09:05 am

Steady ponpipi! All the best ma man~

Mike Lau

Posted On: 12 Nov 2022 08:42 am

Great adventurous spirit & enthusiasm! Towards greater heights & all the best 💪

Vincent Gay

Posted On: 12 Nov 2022 07:54 am

Bro, all the best and you have my support ! 加油!

Jing Kai Ng

Posted On: 12 Nov 2022 07:29 am

Enjoy every steps you take! Stay safe while we cheer you on!

Ernest Yip

Posted On: 12 Nov 2022 05:49 am

All the best bro! Take care and stay safe!

Tan Chin Guan

Posted On: 12 Nov 2022 05:12 am

God bless bro! Pray that you have an awesome and safe trip!

Zhong Lin .

Posted On: 12 Nov 2022 04:30 am

All the best Mr Koh!

Choon hau Ong

Posted On: 12 Nov 2022 04:08 am

All the best for the Run!! Jia you

Andy Tay

Posted On: 12 Nov 2022 02:41 am

Wow....what a awesome aspiration! I salute you. Wish you all the best n overcome all obstacles that comes along. Be safe n await for great news when you are back. Cheers...

Ong Stanley

Posted On: 12 Nov 2022 01:53 am

All the Best, God be with you !

Guolin Xu

Posted On: 12 Nov 2022 12:26 am

Enjoy your every step, keep going ahead ! Jia You !

Carol Seah

Posted On: 11 Nov 2022 12:31 pm

Jiayou Suan Lam! Will be waiting to hear your exciting stories when u return!!! Jiayou jiayou jiayou!!!

Jeslyn Wee

Posted On: 11 Nov 2022 11:02 am

Hi Mr Koh! All the best, 加油! Most importantly stay safe!

Azidah Kamis

Posted On: 11 Nov 2022 10:29 am

Another Wow. Stay safe and enjoy your run and conquest SL. Kudos. So so proud of you always.

Yong Hang Goh

Posted On: 11 Nov 2022 09:08 am

All the Best Suan Lam for the cause you are pursuing. Hope that our support form this tropical country can bring you the warmth amidst the cold. Just do it and go for it!!

Christina Ratnam

Posted On: 11 Nov 2022 08:10 am

Way to go, Suan Lam... so proud of you! You can do it!

Ai Phing Lim

Posted On: 11 Nov 2022 07:23 am

Ho sai lei!!! 好厉害! 😁 Excited for you, brother, please take care though, hope you enjoy this journey of a lifetime!!

Mark Wee

Posted On: 11 Nov 2022 05:22 am

You'll never walk (or run) alone... God bless you brother!

Poon Chin Tan

Posted On: 11 Nov 2022 04:50 am

Wow wow wow This is super impressive! You are probably the only friend who is going all the way to Antarctica !!!!!!!! God keeps you safe in your journey.

Velin Poh

Posted On: 11 Nov 2022 04:31 am

So proud of you, bro! 👍🏼 Go for it and all the best. The gang will be rooting for u back at home 💪🏼

Angeline Chang

Posted On: 10 Nov 2022 03:16 pm

Remember You’ll Never Walk Alone & Never Give Up! You can do it!

Chialee Ong

Posted On: 10 Nov 2022 01:28 pm

Dear Mr. Koh, thank you for being such a great inspiration to many of us since KRSS days! Always encouraged by your boldness and courage you in taking up challenges and going all out to do your best in everything. Jiayou! Will be rooting for you through prayers. God is with you! 😊💪🏻

Steven Chen

Posted On: 10 Nov 2022 12:45 pm

This sounds like dream of dreams come true. All the best. You’ll never walk alone.

Zann Tan

Posted On: 10 Nov 2022 12:42 pm

Stay safe “Cher”! Waiting for you to come back to claim your drinks and meal! Thanks for always being there when you are needed. I will root and pray for you :)

Kristen Neo

Posted On: 10 Nov 2022 12:19 pm

All the best Mr Koh!! Finally your dreams come true, may you have a fun and safe experience ya!! Do always stage safe and take good care of yourself and stay injury free ya! Have a fun and enjoyable adventure!! 😁🏃‍♂️

Wee Kiat Chua

Posted On: 10 Nov 2022 09:45 am

Suan Lam, you are a remarkable soul. I wish you a safe and successful journey. YNWA.

Alvin How

Posted On: 10 Nov 2022 08:59 am

Bro..when you see no one...there is always someone looking from above. ..YNWA!

Mia Lee Ang

Posted On: 10 Nov 2022 05:23 am

Suan Lam, all the best for the trip! You can do it!

Addy Tan

Posted On: 10 Nov 2022 04:16 am

Take care Bro, I am anxious for you! Praying for your safety and health!

Li Fong Woo

Posted On: 10 Nov 2022 03:33 am

All the best, bro!


Posted On: 10 Nov 2022 02:24 am

Enjoy your adventure, Suan Lam! Will be cheering you on from somewhere less cold! Stay safe and God bless! - The Barg Family

Brandon Tan

Posted On: 10 Nov 2022 01:03 am

All the best for your Golden Jubilee Challenge Bro! An experience of a lifetime, but please take care & stay safe! God Bless!

Ken Ng

Posted On: 09 Nov 2022 01:12 pm

All the best bro! Make Singapore proud!!

Yvonne Lim

Posted On: 09 Nov 2022 11:37 am

Is a very good experience. Keep going. God is with you always. God Bless !

Meng Lieng Chong

Posted On: 09 Nov 2022 09:46 am

Enjoy every step. Keep going!

Mary Gadams

Posted On: 07 Nov 2022 09:40 am

Hi Joel, it will be the most amazing experience. Get ready! See you in Argentina soon. Mary

SL Tan

Posted On: 07 Nov 2022 02:02 am

Exciting !

Car Horn

Posted On: 07 Nov 2022 01:46 am

Have fun, most importantly, be safe!

KC Tan

Posted On: 07 Nov 2022 01:42 am

Steady lah, brother! May God accompany you every step of the way!

Juliana Poh

Posted On: 07 Nov 2022 01:31 am

Jiayou, brother! Praying for you!

Vincent Heng

Posted On: 07 Nov 2022 01:27 am

All the best to you for this trip!