Colours Of Life
The Yongs' Pic Album since 1998
World Seva 2011
Robyn's Diary
About the Yongs
Projects

 


15th Year: 2013
May
- NJC 1984 Himalayan Expedition Gathering

Jun
- I Am Gifted, Me&Dad Camp, Univeral Studio Singapore, Rock Climbing at Camp5 in KL

Jul
- Racial Harmony Day @ Unity Secondary School
Family Picnic @ Botanic Gardens

Aug
- Skateboarding, Visiting Liz Poey, Living the Agreements retreat with Don Miguel Ruiz at Teotihuacan, Mexico

Sep
- The Piano Guys, Unity PSG BBQ, SAFRA Social Enterprise Festival

Oct
- Robyn turns Hardy 15, Liz Poey's wake
Nov
- Mama Dryclean, Robyn's first guitar ensemble performance at S'pore Conference Hall, ICE Challenge, Charity Yoga

Dec
- White Christmas Ski Holiday at Changbaishan Ski Resort, China

 
   

previous   Dec 2013 (15 yr 2 mth)  next

 

18-28 DEC 2013: White Christmas Ski Holiday at China's 长白山万达滑雪场

This Christmas, we decided to return to China for yet another ski vacation. This time, we head to brand new 万达 ski resort in 长白山. Excellent service and facilities, well designed hotel-ski package and high standard of safety. Jin booked the ski package on Tmall.com for 8 straight days of skiing.
Changbaishan Ski Resort
 
Jin and Robyn took 2 days of snowboard lessons while Alvin got an instructor to tune his parallel skiing.
Tai jin Chin
Robyn Yong
Alvin Yong
 
View of the L routes from our Ibis hotel.
View of the L routes from our Ibis hotel.
Gondola line from town to summit - G route.
Gondola line from town to summit - G route.
Alvin, Robyn and Jin
At the summit before equipping...
Skiing in Changbaishan
At the summit all geared up and ready to ski!
White Christmas in China
Each day, we drew out different ski outfits.
Jin, Robyn and Alvin up on the summit
Behind us in the distance is Changbaishan 长白山.
Playing with snow
We had fun playing with snow.
Jin doing a split on snow
Yoga on snow.
 
There are a good number of beginner routes (F, M), intermediate (G3, G6, G7, E2, E3, , L3, S1) and advanced (G2, L2, L4, S2, S3, S4, S5, S6). We route-ticked all beginner and intermediate routes. Alvin managed to ski all except S3, S5 and S6.
Skiing down E3 (intermediate blue)
Beautiful run down E3 (intermediate/blue).
Beautiful scenery along E3
E3 offers beautiful view of town scenery too.
Jin and Robyn on the top of G7 (intermediate/blue).
Jin and Robyn on the top of G7 (intermediate/blue).
Jin and Alvin on ski
Alvin and Jin ready to ski downhill.
Slide through time

冰雪世界

The Snow & Ice World wonderland offers fun rides for kids. Free for all hotel customers so we spent a few hours there to soak in the experience. But it was freezing cold so we didn't manage to stay long.

At the Snow World
The L lift is situated right in front of Ibis Hotel. After returning our gears, it's a short walk back to warmth
The L lift is situated right in front of Ibis Hotel. After returning our gears, it's a short walk back to warmth.
European mountain ski resort style architecture
The design of the surrounding took after the delightful European mountain ski resort style.
Golf driving range

Snow golf? Yes!

It's really quite cool to golf in a snow field. You drive the ball towards the white plain, the ball sinks right into the snow and somehow the undersnow mechanism brings the ball back.

So cool for Robyn's first golfing experience to be in snow condition.

Also free for hotel customers!

Hit the balls to the snow
Golfing in snow Jin, Robyn and Alvin at the snow golfing range
   
Dinner at the local town Local food in town
We took a cab (only RMB40) to the nearby local town for shopping and dinner. The local 东北 (east-north) food was tasty and in mighty huge serving!
   

On our 4th day, Jin and Robyn took up snowboarding lessons (2 hours over 2 mornings).

Jin the snowboarder

Jin on snowboard
Robyn's first attempt at snowboarding

After multiple falls on bums and knees, both manage to edge gracefully down the slopes on their snowboards.

Robyn the snowboarder

Learning on the nursery slope.
Learning on the nursery slope.
Finally, they hit the F slope on snowboard.
Finally, they hit the F slope on snowboard.
   
Robyn and her red beanie
Robyn in ski attire
     
Alvin Alvin and Jin Jin
     

 

The Yongs on Changbaishan

 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2014

 

 

previous   Dec 2013 (15 yr 2 mth)  next


back to top