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Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Going off the cliff

Straits Times: Sept 13, 2005
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Professional cliff diver Joey Zuber performed a series of somersaults and twists off the disused Kekek Quarry (see map below) in Pulau Ubin yesterday. The 28-year-old Australian was in Singapore for a three-day trip to find a suitable platform here to promote the sport on a competitive level.

There are plans to bring six to eight of the world's best cliff divers here next year.

Mr Zuber had visited Little Guilin in Bukit Batok, but found the Ubin quarry more suitable for its water depth and its surroundings.

With 20 years of diving experience, he is quick to stress the need for ample training in amateur diving before attempting cliff diving.

The 2002 champion of the Red Bull World Cliff Diving Championship in Hawaii added: 'Singapore's infrastructure and diversity make it an ideal place to introduce a cool sport like cliff diving to Asia.'

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