WMHS Youth Ambassador Ellyse Chong

WMHS Youth Ambassador Ellyse Chong

“Do what you like. Just enjoy the game.” Ellyse Chong, the 1st Youth Ambassador for the World Maritime Heritage Society (WMHS), learnt to cycle when she was 5 years old. She started swimming in Primary 5 and took up competitive water polo 3.5 years ago, in Secondary 1. Feeling that she needed to improve her legwork in the water, she decided to take up cycling in earnest. Every Sunday, she wakes up at 2.45 am and cycles with her dad at 3 am, returning home around 7.15 am after cycling 70 km. “I think it’s the bonding with my dad – that I like most about cycling.” During the weekdays,...

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A Tribute to Seafarers Around the World

A Tribute to Seafarers Around the World

A Tribute to Seafarers Around the World Walk, Jog, Cycle & Swim for Our HEROES at Sea Last year, “Heroes at Sea” was created to raise awareness about the role of the mariner, and to pay tribute to seafarers around the world. Engaging in a walk, jog, cycle and/or swim, participants were able to more than double the goal of “circumnavigating” the globe in solidarity with the mariners – and raised nearly $50,000 which was distributed to seafarer welfare centers. There was also a Tribute Concert creating greater awareness. The challenges for seafarers remain. This year, we continue to salute...

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