By Kenneth Chin, Class of 2016
In medical school, time is a premium. In spite of the rigorous curriculum, it is still important to maintain a balanced life – the motto is to work hard and play hard.
In the spirit of inducing “play” in our lives, the Class of 2016 Dragon Boat team started in January 2013 and has since grown in numbers – close to a 20 member team! We are a multinational team with an equal mix of male and female members. On Saturday afternoons we embark on 2 hour training regime at the Kallang Basin area. These training sessions are beneficial as we get to enjoy the sun and keep fit. Furthermore, we enjoy a good view of the beautiful scenery of the city’s skyline and Marina Barrage from our training area - this keep us going when the training gets tough!
So, why Dragon Boat racing as a class sport?
Firstly, as healthcare advocates, keeping fit and staying healthy ourselves is of paramount importance. With a healthy body comes a healthy mind. More importantly for students like us, regular exercise refreshes, renews, and keeps the mind sharp.