Big Walk a 'good way for family to bond'
The New Paper Courts Big Walk turns into family outing for 10, with one even travelling from Malaysia to join the fun
When Madam Noordianah Ibrahim told her two sons that she had signed the family up for The New Paper Courts Big Walk 2016, they asked her: "Will it be at the expressway again?"
Previous walks had taken them through pavements or along roads, she said.
So when Madam Noordianah, 33, said that this year's Big walk would be in the Singapore Zoo and Night Safari, the boys were excited.
This will be the third year that the teacher and her family members are taking part.
She took part in the past two walks with her mother, husband, their two children and younger sister. This time, the group has grown to 10.
Her aunt, medical associate Aisha Mohamed Ismail, 59, three cousins and a cousin-in-law from Malaysia will be walking with them at Big Walk 2016.
Madam Noordianah's son, Aniq Mateen Muhammad Adif, seven, is looking forward to seeing a white tiger.
"He just loves the cat family, like cheetahs, jaguars, pumas, leopards, and also wolverines and racoon dogs," she said.
She also bought 10 River Safari tickets so that Qayyum Fitri Muhammad Adif, six, can see Jia Jia and Kai Kai, the giant pandas.
SEASONED WALKERS: They have also bought River Safari tickets to meet giant pandas Jia Jia and Kai Kai. PHOTO: WILDLIFE RESERVES SINGAPORE
Madam Noordianah said: "We are usually too busy working, so this walk will be a good way for the family to bond."
Her service engineer husband, Mr Muhammad Adif Zainal, 39, is often away for overseas business trips.
One other reason she loves the Big Walk is that her 61-year-old mother, Madam Aziza Mohamed Ismail, can walk with more ease.
FAMILY FUN: Last year, they took part in the Jubilee Walk together with Madam Noordianah's mother Madam Aziza Mohamed Ismail (above). PHOTO: COURTESY OF NOORDIANAH IBRAHIM
She said: "The Big Walk is the only one where we can just brisk-walk instead of jog.
"It's also good for my mother who has a knee problem as she can still take it and walk."
The Big Walk is the only one where we can just brisk-walk instead of jog. It's also good for my mother who has a knee problem as she can still take it and walk.
- Madam Noordianah Ibrahim
The New Paper Courts Big Walk @ Singapore Zoo
Saturday, Nov 26, 2pm
Singapore Zoo & Night Safari
Register online at www.tnpbigwalk.sg
$42 ($35 for early bird sign-ups)
Discounted tickets to the River Safari at $8 each with every registration (Maximum of four tickets per participant)
- A Harley-Davidson Street 750 bike worth $17,000
- A total of $28,000 worth of lucky draw prizes