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Here are the hundreds of well -wishes sent to the 1st Singapore Everest Expedition in 1998; starting from the early ones inMarch to the final ones in May 1998. Maybe yours is one of them. We had them coming from all over the world, as very few expeditions at that time were as wired as  ours. The Internet was still new to many even in 1998. After we summitted on May 25th, we received 64 messages in a single day congratulating us. Then Singapore Prime Minister, Goh Chok Tong, in  a letter read outto us via the satellite telephone from Singapore, said “…enjoy the view from the top.”  Only one of the messages was negative. One Singaporean said ” I dont believe you guys climbed the mountain. Where are the photos, where is the evidence?”. Three days later, the summit photo appeared on the front page of our major broadsheet, The Straits Times  newspaper. I sent this heckler an email message which just said ” Buy today’s newspaper.”. Never heard from him again, the gutless wonder. For all of you who supported and believed in the cause, thank you once again. For those snivelling nay-sayers, cynics, and those hiding behind cyberspace aliases, with no worthy achievements of your own, go back to your dark caves and trouble no more those who wish to make something out of their lives and passion.

 

Enjoy browsing,
David Lim

June 2012

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To all climbers: Though I am only a Sec 2 student and cannot do much to help all of you in the expedition, but I hope to give all of you my best wishes. Recently, there are many articles on the newspaper about the Mt. Everest team and I can imagine how tough the training was for all of you. I feel very proud as a Singaporean to know that there are people out there that risk their lives and spend their effort and time to bring glory to Singapore. Therefore, I wish all of you, the whole team a safe journey to the peak of Mt Everest!!! Plant the Singapore flag on the peak of the mountain to make Singapore proud. I

wish all of you the best of luck and (though I an not a christian) may god

bless the team in returning safely!!!

 

Wee Qian Liang

 

I am especially proud that one of my PE teachers, Leong Chee Mun of Raffles Junior College is part of the illustrous team representing Singapore in Mount Everest Expedition. As I read the events far away in Pittsburgh, USA, thanks to the Straits Times web site, I feel a sense of pride in what SIngaporeans can and are willing to do. All the best!

Mark Sin

Challenging the world’s highest mountain is a most heroic endeavor, and proves that a small country can still produce courageous men who dare to dream big and achieve the spectacular.

LuFong Chua

I knew you guys exploits in Singapore before I came to UK for studies. All I can say is to do your best and plant the Singapore Flag where it will be flying with all the Singaporeans blessings. There might be even a second trip even, with me trying.

Nam Sing, Bath, UK

Best wishes to the Everest team. May you all fulfill your dreams and return to Singapore safely. Special regards to Yin Jang, my former neighbour and fellow Rafflesian. Take care.

Joseph Chun

We all know you have trained hard. But I still think it’s harder to beat the elements than your physical and mental strength. take care. Wishing you all a safe journey. God bless!

K.F.Loh

 

So I remember my St. Andrew’s School song ‘ Up and On ! ‘ One

of the line is ” Heart courage scorn defeat “. Have courage boys. Keep it up. Up Boys and ” Keep the flame burning brightly ever All the best and God be with you.

 

Best regards. Roy Tan.

 

Climbing a mountain of the height of over eight tousand is not easy. I wish that you can be able to reach the top,plant the Singpore flag saftly.How proud are we citizens will be if you mountain climbers can reach the top.

 

Dennis Tan Chor Hwee

Hi Folks It’s freezing cold in Belgium and I am a long way from home. !! “But it warms my heart to follow the account of the Everest expedition over the Internet. I am very proud to be a Singaporean and seeing our very own team attempting Everest. Of course , my family and I are routing for success and I wish the team good   weather, strenghth, stamina and good luck for a triumphant expedition. May the Singapore flag fly proudly on that mountain for all to see. Good Luck…..and oh don’t forget to say a prayer to the mountain gods for guidance and blessings as you trek up the mountain.

CHEW Family in Belgium 9/3/98

TO the entire batch of brave warriors, especially my PE teacher MR LEONG CHEE MUN…….. I’ve always wanted to conquer Mt Everest, but I guess it’s pretty impossible for me to achieve it now. Thus, here are all my bestest wishes to you

all……perhaps I’ll be able to join the future batches of warriors in the ultimate conquest of the giant…. All THE BEST!

 

Ray-Jenn

 

hey… this time tomorrow, some of you will be at lukla, starting for the base camp… take care!!! you have come this far (with all the training, sacrifices,money spent) … press on!!! Remember : ‘rest if you must, but dont you quit!’

joanne chua, 10/3

We are extremely proud of all of you and anticipate that glorious day when our nation’s flag fly on the top of the world! The singapore physical education teachers here at loughborough university are behind each and all of you every step of the way!

Lawrenz Sim

Best wishes to all the TEAM MEMBERS. You’ve already done Singapore proud  being the first team to attempt to climb Everest. It’s already an achievement. I am proud to be able to share this event with you. We are with you all the way! TAKE CARE AND GOD BLESS YOU ALL!

 

From SANLEE,10/3

Hi Brave Ones! I still remember applying for that expedition when i was in the polytechnic. But i guess i was never as good as yu guys! I’m very proud of yu and pls do yur best and don’t give up. I was once told when i was attending Outward Bound School Australia: MIND OVER BODY! Even though i’m right now studying in the US, i will not 4get yu guys are out there 4 the glory of our nation. GOOD LUCK AND HAVE A GREAT TIME UP THERE!

Avin Tai

Purdue University

Department of RHIT (Tourism)

I think the team has all the wishes and blessings. No need to say more. Just to remind them don’t forget the Singapore Flag when they leave. Special wish to Dr Mok, hope he still hasn’t forget, For Honour and Glory.         someone from the formation

Hope you have good luck with everything on your climb.

 

GBS

Hi guys, With the moral support from parents, friends, relatives and stranger like me, just do it- all of you can make it to the top. If you are tired, take a break (kit-kat), always remember – slow slow you will win the race, don’t add pressure to yourself. May the force be with you guys and wish you all the best & luck. Take care.

 

Catherine

 

 

 

Yo! Dr Mok So you finally heading for the highest point after so many years. Wish you all the best and bring back the snow when you reach the peak.

KFC

To all the brave people of the expedition, I take my hat off to you. A mountain,   especially THE mountain of Everest, is seen as the pinnacle of success. Take care of yourselves and go with the knowledge that we of Singapore, and of other countries, admire and respect you, giving you hope, faith, love, courage and strength. Just don’t get too ‘pressurized’ but go on your way with fortitude. Best regards to your families too, who are also courageous   and strong.

Vivien Boey

 

I have had the opportunity of going to Kathmandu sometime in January 1998 and needless to say we could get a view of the Himalayan ranges and the Everest, and must say even from this, the view is specutacular. I can imagine the view you all get from where you are. Best wishes in your endeavours and making your personal dream come true although each of you have different ones but the ultimate I guess is to reach the peak and make Singapore proud. I know you all will make it successfully and return safely home…the rest will be history!!

 

Best personal regards, Kenneth Fong

 

 

Yes, I know that the team will step up. The team will be there. And your DREAM will come true…………..

My Very Best Wishes To YOU

 

Hwee Kin

 

 

Hey to all you guys out here take care of yourself and may god bless you all. You have come a long trainning and all so make it worth your while .

Julian Loh

I am proud of you guys. Taking the point is not easy. We’ll be praying for your climb and safe return.

 

Daniel Man

 

 

PRESS ON, SINGAPORE TEAM!!!! SHOW THE WORLD THAT SINGAPOREANS CAN CONQUER THE EVEREST TOO!!!

IAN PHUA

 

I hope you Everest climbers a veryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy good luck in planting the Singapore flag on Everest. The whole Singapore would be proud if you do so. You know everybody has a Mount Everest to climb. To all mountain climbers.

Leong Chia Thye Lionel

 

 

All the bests and Hey wishes…….

LG

 

 

 

Hi Guys, It is vey interesting and prestigious expedition. I have done some mountain climbing. It did gives me a lot of fun. I hope you guys have a nice fun time and back homeland safely. Wish you all the best, best, best……… go on I’ll like to know! more details on your expedition when you are back. Update me with your fun. Once again, ALL THE BEST, GOOD LUCK, GOOD LUCK.

 

Best Regards

Seenu A Pila

 

 

Dearest Climbers: you gals, really admire the courage you have. Not knowing all of you, I sincerely would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a safe and victoious journey. Once again HIP HIP HOORAY x 3 (in advance).

Wendy Pang

Dr Goh….. Although you may not know us, but we are extremely proud that one of our alumni is actually on the expedition team to Everest!!!! We wish everyone on the team all the best! Give it your best shot, guys!!!!!

 

Chee Kiong

on behalf of Singsoc, Imperial College, London

 

Many climbers of all kinds have touched us with their brave attempts to conquer Mt Everest, but none were ever so close, so much at home with us. The reality of having you people, who have personally touched so many hearts right here at home, being out there in the cold

 

Hi Team, Having just watched a film on an Everest expedition, we understand your arduous journey ahead. We admire your courage and want to wish you all the best as you solidify our belief that nothing is insummountable. We are rooting for you!

Shawn Hoon & Hooi Ng

 

See pushing on to accomplish this daunting mission for all back home, is extremely inspiring. Just 2 to 3 years ago, Mr Leong, my ODAC and PE teacher taught me and the bunch the very basics of mountaineering… basic campcraft and outdoor survival skills, abseiling, rock climbing… or simply setting up ropes and equipment for a short abseil down the side of the council block. Now he’s out there. All of you are out there. Attempting the Ultimate. Maybe you’re all going for it to bring great pride and glory to our nation. Maybe you’re going for it, just “Because it’s there.” Either way, I just want to wish you all the very best. Mr Leong: Thanks for everything. May you and the rest of the team fulfil this great dream and return safely to pass on the wonderful philosophy. Take care and God Bless.

 

Brandon (Batch 10) Raffles ODAC

To all members of the expedition, best wishes in your endeavour to reach the peak of the world’s highest mountain. Especially to Mr Leong, I will always remember your climb to the top of Mount Ophir in   swimming trunks….so I guess the cold really shouldn’t be a problem for you. Good luck!!

Chew Mingfai

University of Chicago

 

To Robert and the Everest Team “Be my rock of refuge, to which I can always go; give the command to save me, for you are my rock and my fortress.” Psalm 71:3 If the “storm in furty beat around me” I’d want to be in solid rock, halfway up the mountain, hiding in the fortress made by nature itself, in the cleft of the rock. May you guys remember that you are not alone but God is with you all the time and He will bring you through all the way.

 

From Helen

 

Hi Johann. I was very surprised that you’re in the team. Well Done. All the Best to U and the team. Take care and beware the Lightning. DO SINGAPORE PROUD!

Eric Lam

Tampines JC ODAC

REGARDS

 

 

I am first a Singaporean and now a Californian for 30 years. The challenge that all of you are about to undertake has kept literally thousands of us spellbound. If you only knew how many people around the world are following this event, it would be mind boggling! All of you cannot immaging how proud you make us feel. I wish all of you a safe assent, plant our flag, and especially a safe decent. Most importantly, have a clear mind, stay focused and God be with all of you all    of the way.

 

John Carter

 

I hope u all come back alive. That’s all i ask cos I know the journey will be tough. Hope u all don’t suffer from frostbite.

 

Nicholas Zheng

Yo Jo! Feeling cold? How’s the Powerbook and the satellite link? Shiok? I think that you are very brave to go to Everest and it really is a chance of a lifetime. Saw your photo on ST interactive of the Nepalese looking curious at the Powerbook and you looking stoned. Will be here hoping for the best for you!

Freddy Ng

Hi Guys! We, in Singapore, are proud of you. Though I cannot be with physically, I am with you in spirit and in prayer. I will pray for your safety and for your success in your endeavour as will all Singaporeans following your cause. Know that there are many who believe in you and when the going gets tough, the tough gets going.Few in will ever get a chance to try to conquer Mt. Everest and you are one of the chosen few. Relish this thought. Once more I salute you team.

Rose

just want to send my deepest wishes to the everest team and they make me feel so proud to be part of s’pore. i’n now studying in the states and missing home and they give me another good reson why. i admire them for their dedication and courage to conquer the mountain and wish them success.

chin

Dear friends: All of you, by now, must be experiencing a state of emotional ‘all-time-high’! As a fellow Singaporean, I’d like to wish you the best of mental & physical well-being throughout your entire journey. Remember: Your moment of ‘epiphany’ awaits you! MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU!

Tan Kai Chye

I applaud our bravest Singaporeans to take up this dangerous and risky challenge. Able to plant Our flag on the highst Peak is no easy feat. So I salute to this 11 bravest Men and Women in Singapore and their undying courafe. Wish that u All could acheive your dream and come back in one piece. SALUTE!!!

fifaking

Swee Chiow: We just knew it that one day we will see a picture of you and Mount Everest together! Take care and enjoy!

Brgds-Winnifred and George

HI THERE! hmm…tough climb eh? Don’t worry the whole of Singapore is behind u! So climb on and bring glory to Singapore!We’ll be behind u ALL THE WAY! Auspicium Melioris Aevi

YoUrS TruLy, RI Wellwishers

Dear Shanni and fellow Singaporeans We may be far away but our hearts are close to you. We admire you all for daring to reach out and fulfill your dreams, and not let this oppurtunity of a lifetime to pass. In this mission, you are fulfilling that desire in all of us to be able to overcome seemingly insurmountable difficulties. The hopes and aspirations of the nation which you represent are with you. May God give you peace and bring you strength to carry you through this time.

Tien Hua And Hwee Hwee Hong Kong SAR

Conquer the world’s highest peak and make history for Singapore! All the Best to you all!

Ng Wei Liang

To the Singaporean Mt. Everest Team, Good luck an the ascent . Pray that all involved will remain lucid and healthy . Isn’t it great that you have cyberspace to give you all this wonderful global support? And Shani, my hat off to you!

Best Wishes, CL Krause Whittier, California

Wish all the best to our Mount Everest Expedition Team. May God always be with you guys….Make Singapore flag flying to the top and make Singapore proud. Ole..ole…ole…ole….SINGAPORE.

Well-wishers Su & Family

Good Luck! Will be following you all the way! Kick Ass and Refuse to Lose!

S. Watson

Go, go, go for it guys! Bring glory back to Singapore. We, Yeo cousins, wish you have mercy journey to and back Mount Everest. May Lord see you through this journey of your life.

Eugene Yang

To all members of Singapore Everest Team, Though I am a Singaporean working in Hong Kong but I have been following closely on the progress of the team. I have watched many documentaries and footage of Everest expeditions, both failed and successful and understand the hardwork and risk involved not just in the climb but also the preparation itself. Having come this far is a success in itself and I salute all of you in the team for your courage to attempt such a feat. Thanks for making all of us in Singapore proud and I am sure many of us would be with you in your attempt to reach the top of the world. BEST WISHES ! Regards.

Teo Ser Luck BAcc, MILog, MDipSM Area Manager North Asia – Logistics (Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Thailand, Korea, Philippines, India)

Never give up cos’ you represent Singaporeans’ spirit, determination and unity. SIngaporeans’ hearts are all out for your success. We, as Singaporeans will be proud of you guys. Heart it through!!!

Kok San.

More important than victory is effort. At the center of effort is courage. Edmund Hillary once said, “It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” We are proud of you!

Nigel Lim

I would like to give my best wishes to the team in their ascent to the summit. Well I am from Nepal and seeing people from Singapore go to a place where I have lived all my life gives me great pleasure. I hope you have a successful and safe journey all the way up to the top of the world and do Singapore proud.

Thanking you, Ayush Agarwal ACS(I)

I am not much of a sport person. However, this evening as I was going thru the net and reading the articles, i am impress on the courage the team have to scale the height of the highest mountain in this world. My wish and prayers will be with the team. This team will exhibit the spirit of Singapore – setting an objective and achieving it ! The road towards it is tough and it should be. Therefore only the very best and discipline team will make it. But at the end of the day, victory will come for those who push themselves to the extreme, in a responsible manner. Whatever height you have scaled then is of lesser importance to the spirit of doing your best for the nation. When times of lonelines set in, remember you have the nation behind you. All great direction began with the first step.

Tham Woon Choong

I am probably the only Singaporean named after the famous Everest conqueror Sherpa Tenzing Norgay. My middle name is Tensing. Through all of you, fellow Singaporeans, I will be able, at last, to live up to my name! I’m rooting for you all the way. Go for it!

Simon de Cruz

Hi , I am really proud of you people braving dangers to climb the world’s highest peak . While we are here safe and sound at home, you all are out there in the cold harsh weather to gain glory for Singapore . But because this is the first expedition, failures because of lack of experience or others is inevitable … I am not trying to discourage you guys but I cannot help but mention it . Well , I’m sure there are other mails to reply to , so I won’t make this mail any longer . Best Wishes and Good luck ! You all will make it back home safely and the Singapore flag will be up there at Everest .

Casper Heng Eng Lung

Best of luck to all team members. Really admire your determination.

From Chua Chu Kang

Hi guys, read about the expedition that you guys are doing on the straits time 0n 23/3/98. Really encourage by your brave act to conquer something there. Keep climbing! must plant Singapore flag on the summit. don’t lose heart. whole nations are with you guys. all the best. May the strength of Jesus Christ be with you always.

Alvin Wong

To Robert Goh: This is Hwee Kia. Just received your postcard and glad to hear from you. I guess you’re still among civilization seeing your mail is still getting through. Anyway, everyone in the family says hi. Remember safety first, we still have a party to go to. Cheers.

Always been dreaming what will it be conquering summit of MT Everest. Hv watch my favourite movie K2 and latest, Seven Years In Tibet(Cho yu), brings me even nearer to Everest. More so in the launching of the Everest Team, sends the adrenaline thru my bloodstream watching U all in action, in Cho Oyu. Finally my chance finally came!! Though not physically, U will be able to bring me thru the Ultimate “Chance of a Lifetime”!!Everybody are all behind U and awaiting for your safe return. Its not gonna be easy, but I am sure all those efforts devoted in won’t go into waste!! All the best!!

Mark Mak Down Under!

Cheerio, Team! I don’t even know if you guys will be reading this, coz from what I can see, there are tons of mails on the ST page! Neverttheless, can’t resist writing to you in every place I can… ! whoooo! Nothing much to say, except the usual (but VERY important) stuff like TAKE CARE! Will be praying for you all! Justin: Have fun, and may the climbing spirit live forever! Edwin: Will be thinking of you all the time, man! Jokes aside, good luck, with all my heart! David: Everest is nothing compared to what you’ve already accomplished and lived thru! Go for it!!! Will be with you always! Chee Mun: You seem to be the most popular around on this page!! *LOL* Best of luck to you! Johann: Thanks for making all this emailing possible! It’s great to be able to keep in touch with the Team! All the rest: I may not know you personally, but hey, who cares? The fact is, I  KNOW you poeple, so BEST WISHES!
Love you all, Nandini

Folks, you are doing Singapore proud. Keep it up and keep the flag flying and most certainly at the highest point in the whole world. Take good care and come
back with more encouters of your conquest story. Best wishes ans God will always be with you, indeed very near to you!

Tan Chor Pang

All the best to the oncoming challeng. Bring us proud and three cheers for you guys!!! Hip Hip Hoory!!! Hip Hip Hoory!! Hip Hip Hoory!!!

Gary Tan
Sheffield,England.

You do proud to our nation and I hope that you are will be successful in your mission. This will show the world that Singaporean are not all City Slickers and are capable of going the physical endurance. By most of all, I hope that you will come back in one piece, safe and sound. Good of Luck

Alex

I’d like to wish good luck to all of you. U can dream the impossible dream. May God Be With U.

Zailani

Just popped in to wish Singapore’s Everest Team a safe and a wonderful journey in reaching their goal. It doesn’t matter if it takes days, weeks or even months to reach there. As long as the spirit and will are able, the body somehow will be able to do it too. Do us proud and plant a flag up there for us back home. It shows that how a tiny nation can overcome such a huge and difficult task. Only wish I could be up there to shout it out. God bless you guys.
Andrew

Good luck to the Everest Singapore team and hope you have great success in your achievement. I also love your web page and have bookmarked it while keeping a track of your progress each day. God bless you all….

Tan Eng Gim

Just to say all the best to you, esp to Chee Mun, my OBS instructor in June 1995. Take very good care of yourselves……

Guys…make sure the Singapore flag flies proudly with the wind at the top of the world….!!! GO!! God bless…

lotsa warmmm wishes… t|zZyBOos

to the Mount Everest Team, i believe all you guys must be under “mounting” pressure to succeed in your summit. remember that we are behind you all the way….(‘though we can’t be there with you) TAKE CARE and BEST WISHES!!! PS:mr leong, we all miss you here at RJC…

jac & joyce

Stoked hear about the apple mac on its way up Everist(when only the best will do) good luck guys!!!!

David Rowe

David, I have faith on you all from the very first day you plan the expedition. They struggle to fund to the expedition is as hard as the climb itself but I think with the preparation and training nothing ia in surmountble. Victory to all.

ong kim seng.

hi there, team, so, how does it feel, getting to BC at last?! heard temperatures are dropping badly round there, take care! Johann: please don’t feel pressured to reply my mails.. mine are just bits of news and wishes, and i’m happy enough if the team gets to read them! I was listening to the onefm broadcast yesterday, and heard what justin said about the cookies and cream ice cream on the ground! sheesh, man, justin, you’re koool! i honestly feel you add the very essential tons of life and energy to the team updates!!! keep going, fella! edwin: still thinking about you a lot. yesterday, one of the people in our OBS team called me up. do you remember xiu ting? he was the overall IC for our watch. he wanted me to convey his regards to you — he found out just yesterday that you were gonna scale everest! David: sorry to hear about your flu. get well soon — you have a mountain to climb!!! that’s it for now. will be emailing to the southcol address! bye!

cheers, nandini

Try your best and may God protect you.

Kengoh

I sincerely hope that you guys will make it through!! It really takes great courages and strengths to conquer this great mountain. GOOD LUCKS TO U!!!

Hello, I know it takes so much determination and scarifice just to train to the expedition. What you are doing up there is something we can just think about. You know very well the odds you are facing, so try to come back alive.

Hong Hwee

Hi guys Take care and hope that all of you will bring glory to Singapore.

Best regards Nancy Wong

To the Singapore ‘s Everest Warriors, I’m a Singaporean studying in Perth, and have been following your team’s progress pretty closly. I first read about your expedition one or two years back, and have hoped for this day to come. Now, its finally here, and you guys have just reached base camp! Bravo! I’ll take this opportunity to wish you guys all the best, you truly deserve the best Nasi Lemak, Satay, Bak Kut Tay, Rojak, Mee Pok ….. when you come back home… and home you shall return. On behalf of all proud Singaporeans studying in Perth, I wish you guys safe journey, and focus on your dream, the dream of all Singaporeans!

SharkMan

I have been following the progress of the Singapore’s MEET in London. It takes a lot of courage and sacrifices to plant our country’s flag on Everest’s summit. Just want to wish the team the very best in their climb. Look foward to your safe return!

S D Tay (London)

Men and women of valour! Remember that the rest of Singapore is here to give you support!! Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Yup, yup,

we’ll be here to support you and hi guys! Tell us what u all see on the other side.

Luke & Ange

All the best to you, guys. God Bless.

Chris Kwan

The force is strong in you.

student6

I heard that youu all are going to conquer the highest mountain in the world. I do feel proud that all of you are brave enough to climb it. To tell you frankly, i really admire you. Good Luck to all of you and hope that everything will go on smoothly. I hope you will suceed in conquering the mountain. May God Bless You Always!

Jing Sheng

Hey there folks, The first time I saw Everest was when I went on the trek to Kala Pattar. At that time, my hope was that one day, one of our kind would be there, to prove to the world and to ourselves that we can do it too, that we have brave hearts too. I just want to say that I wish the team all the best. I pray that you will find the strength every minute to brave the winds, the ice, the snow, and fulfill what you’ve set out to do. We are all behind you, in heart and soul and mind, and whatever the outcome, you will always emerge as models to our young to be brave and forward looking always and to try things that appear beyond reach. For only then will we know our true potential. Good luck, take care, and be brave.

Mui Yim

Hi All, I have been staying in Colorado, USA for the past 16 months and I have just learnt about your PK expedition. Staying here at about 6,000 ft above SL, and staring at the Rockies mountains everyday, I can understand your desire to go for the big one. The perspective I got from living in the mountains is a sense of humility and respect. A few thousand feet up, the temperature drops and the winds heighten. Water turns to ice and snow, and the air is rarified. Humans are fragile and the forces of nature strong. As you take the small, difficult steps towards the summit, remember that thousands of Singaporeans are taking those steps with you. All our prayers and thoughts are with you to overcome the challenges and make it all the way. Best wishes and the best of luck.

CH&AT

Take it easy man, I know you guys made it up to Base Camp one day ahead of schedule, but fast does not necessary mean good up there. Remember the lesson of your many predecessors, take your time, make the wise decision and stay cool.

Josephine Gan, Los Angeles

To : Edwin Seow and the rest of the Everest Team, The path to your dream is UP! do us proud and see you in the next Whitley gathering .

Jeffrey Wang Monash Uni .Australia

Dear climbers, The men in blue from the harbour sends you warm blessings and wishes so that you will accomplished what you had started and end in a very happy way. We wish all of you to return to our homeland safely even though if you fail to set you feet on the world’s highest peak, trying is a good sign to others that you can be a small nation but with the will power and co-operation we Singaporeans can be a world conqueror. Wish you all the best

Cpl. 618 PSA Police

To the team which will be climbing the Everest: Wishing all of you a safe journey and best of luck. Do our country proud and one more thing. May God be with you all. Good luck!

From: The pupils of Sec 2/5, Temasek Secondary School

My heart goes out to the courageous team who are risking their lives on a very dangerous mission few would dare undertake. They are the heroes who bring glory and honour to our country. Good luck and may God be with you…

from Albert Ngiam

Our best wishes for the Singapore’s 1st Mount Everest Expedition Team! Best of luck, guys (and gals)! We hope you all will accomplished your mission and bring glory to Singapore! Good luck!

From Jasmine Sia, too Tay Yiming, Tham Weiying and whole bunch of friends! Smile Always! :) @–}—

Team Everest, wishing all of you the best in your courageous attempt. Do Singapore proud. Mr. Leong, ODACians young and old are all firmly behind you. All the way, Sir!!

Tan Feng from Berkeley, USA.

Hello, My name is Matthew Evans and I am a teacher at Wyoming Seminary in Pennsylvania, USA. I teach 7th grade Social Studies (12-13 year olds). We are studying about Everest and the Himalayan Range and we are interested in learning about what it takes to climb the Highest Peak in and the World. We would love to hear from you and your team. I understand that you may be very busy and most likely concentrating on more important things, so we will follow your progress through the website. We are all wishing you well and will continue to watch as you climb closer to your goal. Best of Luck and we’ll all pray for good weather!

Matthew Evans

Facing Everest from Base Camp , they conquered Her by taking the first step up. In David and Goliath, David took the giant to task with the First swing. If you think about it, the Bible never even described if the Giant had a chance to return the compliment. ‘Seize the moment.”

Kelven Tan

hey pple: namaste! while the rest of the singaporeans toll diligently under bundles of work… there you are guys ‘enjoying’ yourselves with the scenic climb *sigh*.. anyway, you pple seems to be doing fine.. so keep it up and show us your stuff! *grins* remember that “Where there is a will, there is an Inheritance Tax.” oops.. i mean when there is a will, there is a way!

cheerio, pheri bhetaunlaa (hope we meet again) (in cyber hehe) zozo

good luck / have fun / safe trip

from nicole ng & mum / dad

I’m proud that you guys reach the base camp earlier than expected. I love rockclimbing and I admire your determination and strength in challenging your mental and physical limits. Climbing is a personal thing but your achievements would certainly bring pride and attention to climbers in Singapore. Meanwhile, all the best and may the Force be with you

regards, Kian Wee

We are proud of you, everyone of us back home. Godspeed, plant our flag on the roof of the world. Be safe, take 2.

Danny Lim

I am a student of Temasek Secondary and I would like to wish you the best of luck on your climb. I have been following closely to the news about the Mount Everest Expedition and I would like to say ” GO CONQUER THE MOUNTAIN!!!”

Janny

God Be With You.

Sean

well done, people of the everest team!

Yoke Fong

The students of 3A 3B and 3E at Kranji Secondary School wish you all the best on your exciting expedition. We are following your progress daily on the internet! Up you go!

Simon Ruddell – English Teacher.

Dear Team, i am inspired by the TV production of your trip and i hope to climb my own mountain one day. May you continue to inspire our younger Singaporeans to climb their own mountains and overcome any obstacles along their ways. May you all continue to have the guts and stamina for the next lap up there. KEEP IT UP!

With sincere hopes, Leonard Kok. Peace be with you all.

I wish all of you warmth and strength today and for everyday to come for this adventure. I cannot express my admiration for all your determination, tenacity and sheer will power to engage in this life project. Wish as I might to be there to share your triumphant, joy and cramps, I can only do so much as to let you know that I am with all of you in each step u take for now the rest of the trip. Hang in there, you are the pride of everyone of us in Singapore.

Ang Siew Li

You are the admiration of the whole nation!

Ang Siew Li

I have read much about expeditions to the Mount Everest and felt that to conqure the summit, it will require altimate strength and endurance. Therefore i salute to our guys who are on their way up to the summit and wishing them all the best, God bless all of you and remember – you are not alone! God is with you and so is the whole country.

Willie Loh

Yo! Do Singapore proud yah? I hope you guys have not met up with much difficulties.. anyway, always remember that the whole of RI will be behind u always..so TRUDGE on and make sure u do Singapore proud! All the best!

BKSH on behalf of all ze Rafflesians!
Good Luck from Brazil!!!

 

Osvaldo Pontes

 

As I read the progress log of your journey I am getting excited that you will reach the summit soon. With strong well, power mind set I believe you all can make it and of course you also need luck and good feng shui. I wishing you achieve your goal and making proud for Singapore !!! take care of your health and good rest.

 

Benjamin Lim

 

 

Dear David and his 7 muskiteers, I read with awe and delight on your establishment of Camp 1 at 6100m on Everest. I guess the 300 odd metres Khumbu Icefall which at times ran into hundreds of feet in thickness, may pose

as one of the biggest hurdles enroute to the summit of Everest. I remember in the Autumn of 1991 when I attempted to push on to Camp 1 of Nanga Parbat in northern Pakistan in almost waist-deep snow, my efforts were thwarted by poor visibility and treacherous terrain. Though my group was never equipped to   climb the “killer mountain”, we were able to push beyond the base camp towards camp 1 in sneakers and without proper climbing gear. I believe the next few weeks would be the greatest challenge in your prepara- tions to subdue the merciless mountain and do treat this godess with the due respect – Everest is a schizophrenic mountain. Like a woman with many different personalities, you never really know which one you are dealing with. Allow me to wish you and every members of your group all the success  and best of luck in attaining the national goal of planting the Singapore’s flag on the summit of Chomolungma. May the LORD continue to bless each and every member of the climbing contingent.

 

Leong Yue Soon

 

This is especially for Chee Mun. You crazy psychopath!! I always knew you’d do something like this. Climb that piece of rock you call a mountain and come home safe. Best wishes to the Team.

 

Wung Yew

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Greetings, from Canada I was fortunate to see your team depart on the 12 of March from Singapore . I saw the faces of a group with a large vision. All the best in your efforts and a Summit to be conquered for you all and your country.

 

Cheers Jeff Dicks

 

 

Meet you all at the top!?(spiritually) Be strong! Do us proud , Plant the S`pore Flag & safely return back here!

 

Mohd Adnan

May you guys do Singapore proud!!!!

 

From Eng Peng

 

 

 

Dear members of the Singapore Everest Team On this day, Good Friday, when Jesus Christ was lifted up on the cross between heaven and earth, I remember all of you in a special way as you progress on your climb up the rooftop of the world. I follow your progress every day with keen interest. I am proud of you. Keep the Singapore flag flying high. All of us, your fellow citizens, are behind you each and

every step of the way. Always remember that you are not alone. We are with you. God is with you. I pray that He will protect you and bless your efforts with success. May God strengthen you with his power and grace. May He open the way ahead for you and remove all obstacles in your path. May He calm the elements and make the weather conducive for you. We look forward to welcoming all of you back home. Make Singapore proud. God bless you.

 

Warmest regards

Bernard Joseph Lim

 

 

Dear Edwin, Was thinking about you all of yesterday, and thought I’d send another msg to the ST wishes site. I really hope you’re doing fine….. I heard you have a dry cough, but what the heck. Hope your’e having fun, socialising at EBC. Tons of other people have been calling me up, poeple from our watch, tht is. Remember Marcus? He called and asked abt you the other day. Xiu Ting was among the first. Then Annabelle *(Flying Fox 2- remember???) You’re definitely popular!!! But that’s not what I wanted to write about. I just wanted to tell you how proud I am to be acquainted with someone like you — someone with loads  of courage and tons of perseverance and gallons of fortitude. Thanks for everything, Ed. Keep going! We have faith in you!!!!

 

Love, Nandini

Good luck guys! We’re all right behind each and everyone of you. Do us all proud!

Anthony Teo

University of Strathclyde(Glasgow)

 

 

Hi comrades Though I am very busy at work, but thoughts of my Singaporean comrades scaling the Everest peak slips in and out my mind. Wondering how it is like to be in your shoes? It must have been real tough, I believe!! That is why it only takes the toughest few to make it to the top and I believe ours is the toughest Singapore Team that will plant our Singapore flag on top of Everest. Go on comrades, I am always with you in thoughts. I believe all Singaporeans are waiting for your victorious return. All the best!!!

 

Regards Mdm Tan

 

HI ALL, To be at the summit is always my wish, but it seem that I will never be able to fulfill it. Hope that you “guys” can made it to the TOP OF THE WORLD with our colours spike on and made SINGAPORE proud. ALL THE BEST AND TAKE CARE OUT THERE…….GOD ALWAYS WITH YOU GUYS!

Amos

 

Got a question for the climbers. How do you respond to nature’s call when climbing at such cold weather and high altitude ?

Yukitta

 

Hi Robert Goh

Although we don’t know each other. I am sending you my best wishes. God will protect you from any harm. May the wonders at Everest lighten your life everyday. Keep going ……….

 

Best Regards Emily

Remember me? Joe – AJ Mount Ophir Trip 1998(Ngee Ann Dragon Boat). How are you? Bigger challenge than Mount Ophir! Please take care. If possible or by any chance, please do write us a postcard. When Thricey and myself read the news, we weren’t sure whether is that you but now we can confirm it is you. Both of us wish you and your team well and successful for the climb. Take care.

Scutter

 

Regarding Lim’s exhibition to the summit. Is there any way of keeping me updated via e-mail on the teams progress, and are you planning any form of audio perfomance, photo session etc. during the climb?????????? I wish you all the best and my you and the team succeed.

 

Regards, Niels Andersson

 

 

I wish all the climbers the very best of luck and bring glory to our country by conquering Mount Everest. P.S. could anyone write my name(Poh Weijie) in   the snow when you are at the top of the summit. thanks.

Weijie Poh

 Hello, I really appreciate being able to log on and read the adventures as they unfold before the teams eyes. I love to read, feel, and experience what they encounter through their words. If I can escape for a moment each day, and readthe progress of teams on the mountain, the trivialities of everyday life seem to slip away from my mind, and the things that are really important in life take their place. On Everest, no-one is concerned about getting a bill mailed in on time, climbing the corporate ladder, etc. It is all about staying alive, watching each others backs, and returning home safely to those that you love. and experiencing the feeling of standing on the roof of the world for a few timeless moments. I would imagine that the world below looks completely different from the summit of Everest. God bless, and God speed on the mountain.

Jim Travis

Nice to meet you guys! Best wishes as you near your summit bid. Keep reminding yourselves that at some past point in time you wanted to do this. Stay safe and in the good graces of  Chomolungma.

Jimbobean

keep it up , we are proud of you ! we know what a Singaporean can achieve ! my sincere Thanks to you all !!!

Larry Lai

Just a few lines in jest,
Chumulangma,Sagarmatha,Everest,

Take the challenge,face the quest,
This may be your life’s biggest test.
From the Ah Bengs,Ah Lians to the office worker at his desk,
The whole of Singapore wishes you all the best.
Don’t forget that on the mountain you’re just a guest,
And whether or not you succeed nonetheless,
We all are proud of you and can’t wait to welcome you safely back to our nest.
This the mantra of the Green Tara,tutelary goddess of Tibet and Nepal..”OM TARE TUTARE TURE SVAHA” (the E is prounced as eh). You may find this useful in times of need. In case of dire emergency when there is not enough time to enunciate the whole mantra, the short form “OM TARE TAM SVAHA” will       suffice.

With warmest regards, From TonyLes

Just to show my support and wish the Everest Team all the best.

Wee Shoong.

Dear Ying Jang, This is Tiong Peng and Suzanne from New Life BP Church. We are coming home from Boston soon. We are praying for your safety and health. You are very brave to attempt such an expedition. May the Lord’s mercies and protection be with you and your fellow team members.

ear Everest Team, Wishing you strength and perseverance in your quest for the summit. Tracking your progress from San Diego….

Tony & Veron P.S. We got the champange ready :-)

To Johann, Hey Dude, take care. I heard you fell sick. Waiting for you to come back and give me an account of your climb. Remeber to take back some Everest snow

Jack Lim

I am very excited that the team is so close to the summit. I am doing a project for my schoolwork about your expedition to Everest. I send you best wishes and hope that you reach the top safely.

regards, Samuel Laffy, aged 9.(Australian living in Singapore.)

Congrats to the team for making it to Camp 3. I am sure all Singaporeans are
already very proud of your achievements so far. Neverthless, take care and I will be watching your progress earnestly. I will be waiting for the day when the Singapore Flag can be placed on the summit of Everest. What a wonderful sight it will be. Just imagine ….. the Singapore Flag on the summit on the front page of our local newspapers. That will be the day I will be waiting for. Good luck.

Boon Hong, Marine Parade.

Dear Edwin, I am sure that the going is pretty tough out there but I am sure that you have the mental tenacity and physical strength to pull this historical ordeal without a scratch. Every one at home wishes you all the best especially my mother if she is  still alive, but I am sure that she gives you her blessing wherever she may be. Do us proud by hitting the Summit and come back to a hero’s welcome. I just had dinner with the family as it is my third brother’s birthday and the whole family express their well wishes on your team’s journey.

With regards, Raymond & Jennifer Ee

Hi Brave Climbers, Icy mountain, chilly wind, Nearer the sky, oxygen thin; With full commitment and dedication, We’ll send you our congratulations!

Regards Vincent-Malaysia

OU CAN DO IT !!! I BELIVE IN YOU ALL AND PLEASE TAKE EXTRA CARE WHEN ACCENDING!!! GOD ………… BLESS…………………..

FROM :KWEK MINGDA

Just like to wish each and every one of you the very best in your final push for the summit. It’s something that I’ve always dreamt of doing but have not got down to doing tho’ I have done many treks in the Himalayas and KTM is a favourite place of mine. Go for it guys,I know all of you can do it. Plant the Singapore flag on the summit and give all Singaporeans another reason to stand tall and proud. Take care and God Bless.

Warmest Wishes, Alan

Hi there! All in Singapore are reading and getting your news. My school is doing a project on the climb. TCS featured my students networking with you, the team members as well as other climbers from other countries. You are doing Singapore proud and our students are learning beyond the confines of the classroom when they follow your news. Take care and see all of you home safely when the project is completed.

SP Tan (Principal) Pioneer Secondary School

Please be remember that we have noted your hard times and hard work to climb up Everest’s summit. Our mind & spirit is with you guy. May the Lord brings you safety to the final destination. See you back in Singapore soon.

Best Wishes, Siew Keong & Caris

Hi Guys, Just to let you know, from the News I’ ve watched on TV, you all are doing a great job up there on Mount Everest. So please continue to go for the limits. And let me quote what Walt Disney had said: “All our dreams can come
true – if we have the courage to pursue them.” (Walt Disney) So you see, if you set your hope on a dream and work on it. Some day it will come.

Kelvin They

It is late in your expidition and you are probably getting ready for a summit bid by now. I’m just writing to wish you continued success on your bid for the highest prize in mountaineering. Take care of each other and all come back to share some amazing stories from your expidition. Good Luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tim Clancy Jr

I wish them all the best and plant the Singapore flag on top of the world next to the one who beat us to it previously!!!

Veronica Rose
You are all very brave and tough ! For whatever calling or reason to embark on this climb, may you achieve it. You have reached so remarkably far to conquer yourselves. With God’s Blessings, you will make it to the top and safely back to the proud cheers of our countrymen, to the love of your families and most of all, to your own attainments. God is with you always.

Winnie

All the best to you guys. Though many have climbed before your attempt, but it’s takes lots of guts, grits, courage and determination to do what you guys are doing. May the gods of all religions watched over you guys, fly the flag for Singapore. In the midst of the current asian crises, at least there is a sliver lightnining to keep asia proud.

Best endeavours, David Ong Loke Min

Dear Shani, The change in weather at your Everest? camp gave us some worries. Hope no one feels the need to take unnecessary risks. We all want you back safe and sound. The Everest will always be there.

Love , Kuku

hi bravehearts of singapore everest team: the summit is waiting for you! Go for it!! i like your appetite for adventure and height. Afterall, it’s about 54.62 Bukit Timah hills high! “A small step for man, a giant leap for Singaporekind” !! Hey, my pals and i will be going to Base camp too (by 24 May hopefully), provided we don’t die from mountain sickness. Let’s take photos together, ok ?!? yes? yes? Now i understand why non adventurers like my mom for eg, think that we have gone nuts. ” what?!? go on a tour to torture yourself just to see rocks ?!?” “no mom, there’s gold in one of those caves……” soldier on folks. see ya there. Take care. Got eat char kuay teow or not? Everest here we come !!!

leek@pacific.net.sg

Dear Everest Team, Hope you guys make it to the top of everest. Make our country, all of us and you guys proud. So show us the courage and make it there. We’ll be behind you supporting.

Huan Wei

Dear climbers, It’s great to find that there are still people who dare to live their dreams. I read about the harsh conditions in the papers today. Nature seems to be hostile but I believe in the strength of the human spirit. (this may be easy 4 me to say because I’m not the one up there now…) No matter whether you can make it to the summit or not, you are already the pride of Singapore. Take heart, press on and keep that passion burning in your hearts. Take good care of your health. We are behind you in spirit.

Agape, Xinyi

To the brave heroes of Singapore ! My family and I wished all of you well and may God protect all of you and bring you all home .

Regards The Jollys….

Just a simple note. My best wishes to all of you for your courageous effort. My son is amazed by the teams’ effort, sacrifice and courage. He is waiting eagerly for Singapore’s flag to be planted at the top of the world. Good luck! and Go for it.

Best regards KC & Adwyn

As a Singaporean, I’m very proud of you up there who have so much courage and will power to try and achieve the tough and almost impossible mission of scaling Mt. Everest and would like to contribute this quote as a word of encouragement:- “History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heart-breaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats – B.C.Forkes” You can also surf my web page at http://www.ntu.edu.sg/home/taphin/hin.htm for more compiled jokes, stories, myths and other valuable links to entertain yourself.

APHIN

When a dream joins forces with an intention, the result is a reality – with all good wishes!

C Kiew

Just to let you know that we’re praying for good weather for you guys to continue your climb. May God keep you all safe.

familylim at Scottsdale, USA

Guys, push on and don’t give up… meanwhile, do take care of yourselves as well! chee leong, although u might not be able to remember me but i’m one of ur obs trainee (from spe) back in june 1996. just want to say — good luck and keep the spirit high! cheers!

jenny soh raleigh international singapore

whatever you decide, we are all behind you guys………. take heart, you have made us very proud already just being there,,,, GOD BLESS YOU ALL………

andguess

hi, ladies & gentlement, I sincerely wish you all can make it & go back to your country ( Singapore ) safely. Take Good care & best wish from me ( gary@brunet.bn ) from Brunei… Hope to hear the Good news from u……

Gary Liau

I’m proud of all of you up there. Continue to go up and up till you all reach the peak! Never give up no matter what happens. Good luck and all the best!

Ng Wei Liang

A warm hello to all of you out there! We are very proud of this expedition that you are undertaking. Nevermind that hundreds of men and women had conquered the Everest before you, you are the ones who will make the trip meaningful to the hearts of Singaporeans out there. Across the 7 continents and 5 oceans, all Singaporeans will salute to you the day you plant our flag on the mountain top. Good Luck! Ganbare!

Kok Chye Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo

nice to hear that the weather is getting clear over there. do TAKECARE of yourselves, this is very very important. i am proud that what the Everest team have done so far. looking forward to hear good news from the Everest team. GOOD LUCK to all of you, you need it.

CS Tan

Hello this is the seventh grade class from Dover, Oklahoma. We want to know what it is like on Mount Some of the things we would like to know is; what kind of food you eat there, how deep the snow is, how many people have gotten killed in the last expeditions, how much training they need, and how much difference it is from up on Mount Everest than down flat ground. What requirements do you need to be able to climb mount everest? What are some of the biological and ecological Hazards? What kind of equiptment do you need? Do the climates change as you go up? How old are some of the people on the expedition, and some of the past climbers that have died? The 7th grade class from Dover wishes you the best.

Thank you for your time, Sarah, Dusty, and Keshia

In the face of coming bad weather it is time that the Singapore team beat a retreat We surely don’t want any Singaporean mountaineer to ever -rest there! Everest will always be there and another opportune time can always be found. Safety first always and not personal ego or national pride should dictate otherwise.

Chan Beng An.

ALL THE BEST, N TAKE CARE!!!!…..DON’T OVERDO IT!!

Chan Weng Yew

Guys, I’m praying hard so that the weather will be fine and you all will be ready to make the final push to the summit! We will be very proud if it comes true so that we can see our national flag up there – an auspicious location definitely! Majulah Singapura… May the weather be kind to all mankind up there!

SIMON YAP

Hi everybody! Hope you all are going strong at Everest despite the adverse weather conditions! People may ask why you all subject yourselves to such adverse conditions and attempting such a dangerous (they may say foolhardy) attempt. They are probably those who have never trekked in Nepal and experienced for themselves the irresistible lure and beauty of the mountains. In short, we climb mountains because it’s there. I’ve gone trekking in Nepal twice of which once was in the Everest Base Camp region. Reading about all that you all are going through set my adrenaline pumping and a flood of memories of my previous unforgettable trekking trips. I missed the challenge and everything about it. Many friends couldn’t understand why I went back to Nepal a 2nd time…actually the first time my plane was about to land in Kathmandu, when I saw the looming majestic mountains and the vast landscape, I had told myself, I would be back. And I did, a year later. Told many people that I wouldn’t be going back to Nepal so soon as I would like to travel to other unvisited countries 1st, who knows, I may like those places even more….but found it very difficult. Nepal is addictive, after not having gone last year, I am feeling the itch now and a strong desire and urge to go again and experience for myself the feeling all over again. Anyway, do GIVE YOUR BEST TO THE BEST OF YOUR ABILITY. But If the weather continues to stay foul, then perhaps your goals may turn to dreams to be held back. Nobody will be more disappointed then you all if the attempt is jeopardised. Here maybe you are may need some luck ie the weather will turn for the better, and here I wish you all the very best and good luck. God Bless!

Warmest regards, Chew Ling

Good luck,good fortune,don’t mis-step,and enjoy the view!!!

Bonnie Washburn

Dear mountaineers, As the going gets tough,the tough gets going.Despite all the setbacks that you might have faced or will be facing,i believe all the efforts will pay off when you have conquered this mountain.It will be the best moment of your life.Work hard towards the target and don’t give up.Hope to see our flag flapping at the peak of Everest.Do us proud.

Ryan Goh

GO GO GO…and keep the updates coming…We are all very interested.

JOLLY

We know it’s getting much more tougher by the day, but hang on. You’ve already gone so far – our spirits are with you. Take care, all. But, if it is impossible to you. carry on, we’ll understand, so no exceptional risks pls.

Mei Chun

I cant feel like you do at the top, but I know it is really gruelling! I admire your guts. Best wishes to you all! You need one more person with you there, and He is there! So dont worry. Victory is yours. God bless you all there.

Sam

To the Everest Team and support staff, May the Lord Bless you and protect you. May you find strength and wisdom as you continue to scale to the top of Everest. Lord, make me an instrument of your peace, Where there is hatred, let me sow love; Where there is injury, pardon; Where there is doubt, faith; Where there is despair, hope; Where there is darkness, light; Where there is sadness, joy. O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive, it is in pardoning that we are pardoned, and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

- St. Francis of Assisi

Chong Kai & Wendy Singapore

The very fact that you are almost reaching Mt Everest tells all of us your bravery and determination. Whether you succeed or not is not IMPORTANT because LIFE is not all about winning and losing. Just make sure that everyone is safe. Take good care of your health and keep yourselves warm.

Roger

I LAST WROTE TO YOU data. WHEN YOU LANDED IN KATHMANDU. ALONG WITH MILLIONS OF AMERICANS, I HAVE FOLLOWED YOUR PROGRESS DAILY. EVEN THOUGH NOT THERE, WE HAVE SHARED YOUR MOMENTS OF TRIUMPHS AND DISAPPOINTMENTS. YOUR PERSERVERENCE IS EXEMPLARY AND SHOULD STAND AS A MODEL FOR OTHERS AROUND THE WORLD. CONTINUE TO STAY TOTALLY FOCUSED. YOU WILL KNOW WHEN YOU ARE THERE FOR WHEN YOU REACH OUT, YOU WILL TOUCH THE FACE OF GOD!

JOHN CARTER

Dear Guys, Really proud of you people to have stretched so far to achieve this dream. Hope the weather will turn well and all of you can make it up there. Esp. to Edwin Siew, you’re my team IC in OBS. Never really get to meet you as you were busy preparing for your trip. Go for it. Look forward to see you back in Ubin.

aDAM

Hi Men, Nothing special… Best Of Luck ! & May the POWER be with U’ll !

Warmest Regards, Siew Wah

here’s wishing you great success in ascending the highest mountain in this world! Carpe Diem, seize the day!

limmienchew

I just want to send my best wishes to all the brave hearts at Everest. Do not let the weather dampen your mood. Take care and good luck! Best regards from

Joanna Lee.

I am a long time stay at home mountain climber. At least now, at 41 years of age, I can use that as an excuse not to attempt something so dangerous and exciting as climbing Everest. I read the updates daily and I have a friend at Base Camp now. I envy him and the rest of you . Enjoy this great day and relish in your courage and the beauty that surrounds Life will never be the same for you, for you are challenging nature, and I pray that you all enjoy and return safely. I’d love to hear from you. Stay strong.

Ron Chandler Meridian, Idaho USA

Top of the world……remember that song guys? Wishing and hoping you guys will be there soon. All the best of luck and hope you guys made it safely up and down.

Yazid Ahmad

GO on man. HOpe u will succeed!

Eugene Ni

Continue to go up! Never give up no matter how difficult it is. Good luck and all the best!

Ng Tse Peng ;-)

Dear Ying Jang, We are now in Ottawa, Canada and are still praying for you. The road seems to be getting tougher ahead but the Lord knows and will guide and protect His own. Keep on going and praying, perhaps thru’ this, your faith in the Lord will increase.

Tiong Peng

To: Every climber of Mt. Everest We wish that the yet-to-be 1st conquerers of Singapore can succeed in their dreams to scale the world’s highest peak. We admire your courage, endurance and strength to take up this “impossible” challenge. How I wish I could be one of you… We await the impending good news and hope that all will return safely with the forever smiling faces!¡ =fi

Tan family of Singapore

I have no particular interest in mountain climbing other than acknowledging that it is a very heroic adventure. I became more fascinated, however, when I heard about a PowerBook being used to transmit pictures and reports. It is very exciting that my PowerBook 1400 can bring in those terrific pictures and I almost feel like a team member. Thank you for making such an amazing experience so real for all of us.

Ron Leppke

We have been reading about your progress and praying for your safety. Let God be your guide and strength in your final assault, weather permitting.

Tan Sor Poh

I will keep my wishes short.I know from the news that the weather has worsen. I have been following the news daily for your progression. I hope that you all will keep up your drive to achieve your goal.I must say that you make me feel very proud as a singaporean.I wish you all the best.Good luck.

Goh Siew Hiok

All the best on your next attempt. Hope you gays will be back safely, Good luck!

Kenny Lo

Dear machomen of Singapore, We feel tired? you bet. We feel frusted? you bet but did we give up hope just because of our failure in the first attempt you bet
we do not, NEVER,NEVER,NEVER.OUR DEPRESSIVE MOOD ARE ALREADY GONE AND AM GEARING UP FOR THE NEXT ATTEMPT.tHINK POSITIVELY,PSYCHO YOURSELF WELL IN EVERY STEP YOU TAKE ON THE WAY UP. We the Chua family is always beside you on your journey up. We will never experience this
adventure in this life but wr are sure glad and happily enveying you out there. So GO GO GO  and the best of bestest to YOU.Gooood Luck and God speed. Bye.

From Biceps.

Hi there, I haven’t really been tracking you guys only until recently. Your failed attempt to reach Mount Everest should not be taken as a failure. I believed you all made the right decision to turn back under those extreme weather conditions. The peak will still be there and there will be opportunity for you to make it up there next week. I watched a movie recently about two of the world top climbers leading an expedition up there but ended up in disaster. After the movie, I realised that when you are up there above the death zone, things are pretty iffy. Brain don’t function the way you want and your body is totally exhausted. What I am trying to say is just ignore what other say about your “failed” attempt. I strongly believe   that it takes a lot of courage to turn back when you are just 1-3 hours away. Take care and wish that your next attempt will be successful. May the Almighty be with you!

Chee

Blow wind blow
Blow away the cyclone
Blow away the bad weather and strong winds
Climb, guys, climb
Climb the world’s tallest peak
Climb and conquer mt Everest!
But remember, safety first and we’re always behind you all

Best regards, All at Timberplus creation

Hi Guys! Never give up!! U can definitely make it and fulfill your dream. Supporting u all the way………

Ms SC Tan

Dear Team, Read that there are some obstacles now. Do go on strong. Peak or no
peak, we know you have tried. I am a school teacher. I will share to my girls about the perserverance and determination of all of u. I am sure they will be pround of you. I am!
Regards,
Priscilla.

Specially to Edwin,
Remembering the golden words that you had taught us as you lead us thru’ the
races in Ngee Ann. The “never say die” attitude and aggressiveness that had been cultivated among us. Take care and light will shine upon you.

Thomas Ng.

Hi there, Hope that you guys can get it UP there as soon as possible to do us           Singaporeans proud. Do take good care of yourselves and get back in one whole piece!!!!
Best Wishes From Sharon (Singapore)

Most people are born to stay in the bottom of the mountains. Some would feel slightly better at the half way camps. Few scale great heights ! Cause you will never know how small the world is till you reach there …… Go on Singapore……… U can do it.!!!

Michael Tee

Dear Jo, Felt incredibly nauseous on Mt Kilimanjaro and that was only 5895m. Exams starting in <2 weeks. :-P Hello to Mr Leong too.
Take care, Gav.

Don’t bother about critics from others. They just like to talk and nothing better to talk. These people should be dumped at the summit and get frozen there….so they won’t be able to talk !! Hi guys, I had today brought my family to the Singapore Science Centre to watch the ‘Everest’ show. It was indeed a real good one. My little daugther asked me…. Papa, are these people (climbers) from Singapore ? Proudly I answered….No ! But the Singapore guys will make it tomorrow  . Even if circumstances do not permit, we are still very very proud for
you guys up there. Hi fellows, it is not all  that important whether our Singapore team make it or not. It will be more imortant that ALL of you guys come back fully intact and safely. Kiasu methodology at times are rather useful ! Believe me, apart from the few ‘trying to be smart people’, there are countless of Singaporeans who are supporting you guys up there. We know it is ultimately – endurance, confidence & determination, etc to make it to the top. My family & I will like to give all of you our blessing for whatever is happening up there. Take care……..and see you back in Singapore

Simon, Aileen & Sarah.

Regret to learn your first attempt failed. Must be very frustrating. With all that bad weather, bad luck and unkind comments from some Singaporeans. But I know that everyone on the team is strong and resolute and you know what to do.  But I must say don’t do it at the expense of any lives. Just try your best. Again   these words may be meaningless as you are so near yet so far. Being                sportsmen, I know you have the urge to ‘just do it’. I pray for good weather and good luck for your next attempt. TAKE CARE.

Fong Weng Kiong

Hi!You must be cold out there.Wish you all that you may reach the top of everest safe & sound,happily & cheerfully!!! Bye!!!

Leong Kum Heo

All the best, friends. Courageous attempts and safe descents.

Fellow Singaporean
Koh

Do not dwell on failure. Stay focus and determine to reach your goal. I am sure you guys will not settle for a second best. Whether you think YOU CAN OR YOU
CAN’T, you are very RIGHT. What a magical moment when you reach the TOP OF THE WORLD. Remember only YOU and YOU ALONE can experience that. God will help those who help themselve first. So get plenty of rest now. READY… GeT-SeT…GO GO GO ! GO GO…

estella

Wishing our Singapore team the best. Never give up. You’ll make it someday    and that someday is not far away!

Victor Sim

Another great achievement by people from little Singapore. Congrats, we are all very proud of you and to be Singaporeans.

From the Ong Family in United Kingdom.

Congratulations!!! All your efforts finally paid off!!! You made it!.. We made it!!! We are proud of you !!! Thanks!!!!

Steve and his gangs from CSO Reliability (Seagate)

To all Everest Team members, This goes out to you and all your hardwork!!!Well, all the hard work really paid off and it’s really nice to see the Singapore flag planted on the Everest!!! And do have a safe journey back home! Once again, three cheers for the Everest team……….hip, hip, hooray!

Sincerely, Terri Koh

Finally guys!! Congratulations and Jubilation….. U’ve done what seems impossible. U’ve shown the people who are about to give up their lives what is possible…Thank you…..U’ve encouraged many of us to strive for what we seem is impossible in life…Thank u once again for your courage and encouragement…

SC Tan

congratulations to the first Singapore team ever to attain this wonderful achievement. Good on ya guys! From the Equator to dizzying heights the sky’s your limit now.

Kathleen Rosley

Great Job! It must have been beautiful up there, and you must have felt wonderful up there – whether you hit the peak or not – to be on top of the world! Wishing you a of the world! Wishing you a safe journey back too!

Stella

CONGRATULATIONS!! i knew you guys could do it …. ;-)

Joanne Chua

Congratulations for doing Singapore proud.   I’m sure everyone in Singapore will
applaud your achievement. Now that you’ve completed the mission, do take care on your way back to base camp and Singapore. Once again, CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Alan Woo

Hello, Unbelieveable was the word that i can ever think of….. I am really proud of
our achievement…..Congrats guys! You deserve all the praise,honour,glory….All
that the four years of physical and mental preparation are not wasted… Once
again,special thanks to you people for making that day so memerable for yourselves and the whole entire nation and Singaporeans PS:Did you sing “majullah Singapura” up there ?

Bernard

Hooray, team!! You did it!!!!!!!!!!!!! Bayar mend hurgee!! (Congratulations in
Mongolian) I’m so happy that you made it to the top and that all the climbers are
safe. Yay! Yay!

Yee Ling in Australia (Melbourne)

I must admit I have not been following closely about the progress of the Singapore Mt Everest Team. However, when I heard the news that you guys have
finally put a tiny country flag on top of the highest peak in the world, I must say you have done all Singaporean very very proud. My warmest congratulation to
everyone in the team and especially to Mr Edwin Siew and Mr Khoo Swee Chiow
for their determination to persevere even with such adverse weather condition.
Wish all of you the best and a safe journey back to Singapore. The whole nation can’t wait to celebrate the greatest achievement completed by any Singaporean in this century.

Yeow-Ghee Well wisher from S’pore

My congratulations to the Singapore Mount Everest Team! You have done the National proud! Singapore, will definitely scale greater heights! Best wishes for all your endeavours!

TAN Chuan Shin, UMIST Manchester.

Always knew you guys could do it. Just a matter of time. Congrats and best wishes.

Warmest regards, haiyong

Dear team, as someone who’s tracked your progress regularly since before the
Cho Oyu days, I say with all my heart that WE ARE PROUD OF YOU!!!!!!!!! Edwin: Hats off to you, man, I KNEW you’d do it. BTW, I met Chyril… she’s following
the team’s progress closely as well! SWEE: CONGRATS!!!! It’s a BIG payoff, isn’t it? Worth the wait, eh? To all the rest: CONGRADULATIONS to you all, too. You’re the real heroes around here, done all the hard work the summitters have!!!! A TRILLION cheers for all of you!

Love, Nandini

TO THE PROUD SINGAPORE EVEREST TEAM: congratulations! well        done,Singapore is really proud to say that they have had their own people up there! I will be writing a whole report on your team and on your expedition!   thanks for your efforts to keep us updated.MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!

Catherine Farlow

My heartfelt congrats to the S’pore Everest Team. When I heard the news over the radio this mornin,I simply felt exuberant & overjoyed!!! Your success is also the nation’s success. For each & every member of the Team, we’re real proud of YOU!!!!!!!

DID IT HK

To our Singapore Everest Team, CONGRATULATIONS for the successful summit attempt, you guys have endured and have claimed the prize. Most importantly,
THANK YOU for doing SINGAPORE proud!

Fong Kum Kuen

Congratulation! to one and all for the successful climb. For the two men, Singapore salute you for putting us on top of the world. MAJULLAH SINGAPURA.

Joha Hassan Bishan, Singapore

Hi Guys! WHAT CAN I SAY??? You guys made it! YES! YOU GUYS MADE IT!!! I
knew from the beginning that somehow, our Singapore flag will fly proudly at the top of the world! This is brilliant and I’ll never ever forget this phrase -
“Nothing is easy before they are difficult”. That was exactly what happened when the first attempt failed. My hopes were high and I’ve never doubted you guys! I know you all willl make it no matter what! For the rest of the guys who didn’t make it at the first attempt, don’t be disheartened. No one will blame you for sure because this is a very risky expedition. We can fully understand… The fact that you have made it to Camp 4 is good enough. Tell me, how many of us would have this opportunity to even get to the Base Camp in the first place? I know I won’t for sure! Once again, my heartiest congratulations go to Edwin and Swee
Chiow and not forgetting Justin, Robert, Roz and the whole team. I salute you guys! Regardless of who actually made it to the summit is not significant as this success is for everyone including we Singaporeans home!!! We have made Singapore and Singaporeans proud… God bless and may you all have a safe
journey home on June 5. See you and take care!

SIMON YAP

HOORAY !!!!! You guys (gals have made it too) !! You have brought glory to Singapore. May God Bless You All a safe return journey.

Regards, Harry

Hi there folks, There is great joy in the office today when I broke out the news to my colleagues about the team reaching Everest Peak. We want to send our congrats to the team for hanging in there courageously and showing the Singapore spirit! For the past month, the talk in the back  office, or at least in the
circle of colleagues and friends I have has been on nothing but the team’s progress. There’s more to talk about now in the office, and among fellow
trekkers who have experienced life in the Himalayas and can understand the mental and physical energy one needs to walk in the montains let alone climb
them. We’re happy for the team, and hope that you will have a safe journey home……….

Mui Yim

By conquering the world’s highest mountain, all of you have brought pride and glory to all Singaporeans. Congratulations on the succcess, all of you deserves
it.

qin

Cheers to our Singapore Mt Everest Team. You have succeeded to put our Singapore flag on top of the world for all Singaporean. A BIG THANK YOU! You have made us feel on top of the world today. You have made us all proud to be a
Singaporean. It is not only when you have succeeded that we are proud of you. The disappointment of the first attempt did not deter us from admiring your
determination, guts and hard work and our appreciating the great effort you
all did. The attempt itself is to us already a great job done. The reaching of the summit is of course an extra bonus. All the years of hard work with limited fund
and unkind words received are blown off when you reach the top of the mountain. When my baby grows up I am proud to tell him, we Singaporeans have conquered the Mt Everest 25/5/98. May you be blessed with a safe descent. 3
million hearts are cheering and welcoming you home.

Mi Yin

CONGRATS, You guys have shown that even a small island of Singapore can achieve anything possible regardless of how much difficulties we’re faced with. Now that all of you have done our nation proud by reaching the summit of everest, you have also given us a greater will to strive and succeed for our country. Congratulations once again, now Singapore sits proud at the top of the world!

Nicholli Ee

Hi…Congratulations to Team Singapore for having successfully reached the peak of Everest! Feel like I have reached there too!

Andrew Lee

Thumbs up guys, I truly admire your determination to conquer the top. This is a
valuable lesson to all of us —Determination=Success. Have a safe journey home.
Take care and GOD BLESS

LUv alwaz Levin

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hurRAy2…hmm..we bE waiTIn feR uR bacK hERe in sInGaPoRE!!!!!!!!!

t|zZyBOos..~=0fi

It is not important how far you fall, but how high you bounce. Congrads on reaching the top of the world. Sending my regards from Canada.

Poi Chung (in Montreal)

Please send our congrats to all those who sacrifice their time for the sake and pride of our nation. All of us out here is proud of their achievements. Well done !!

jean

lotsa of congrats to the everest team…u guys have persevere thru adverse conditions to reach where u r today…i m we are very proud of what u people have achieved n hope that all of u will be able to receive the deserved respect n credit when u people return to singapore…what the everest team had done has indeed paved the the road for the growth of outdoor activities , mountaineering n rockclimbing in singapore . i hope the team will get a chance to go on antional television when they come home to give an account of their experiences during their stay at everest.

adam tan

kongrats! u have done an excellent job…beating all odds and going to the limits of
courage and endurance… so proud of you!

John Tan

gong xi, gong xi, u guys made it! i’m so happy for ya. i’ve just came back fom Mount Ophir,though it’s nothing to Everest,I know exactly how u guys feel when u reach the summit. my frens and i were talkin’ bout u guys on 24.5.98 (I’vr lost touch with the news when I was in M’sia) and i didn’t expect the conquer on the very next day. I’m so proud of u I went round telling everbody Singapore made it, and I even wrote to my fren in Nepal re:the success. OMEDETO!!!

love, emily leaw bc

CONGRATULATIONS!!! You are wonderful climbers. Reaching the peak of Mount Everest is a real feat that moves whole nation feels proud. Your tremendous      achievement reflects team-work, sheer determination, courage and strong faith which overcome all obstacles. Admist the current regional crisis, your success at                 this time brings joy to those who care and follow up every latest piece of news on your trekking of Mount Everest. Now Singapore flag is flying gloriously high and it is beaming as Mighty as Mount Everest. I really feel proud of you and proud of
Singapore. I wish the team make a quick and safe return home.

SeeTho-Tham Wai Wah

Congratulations! You guys have brought pride and honour to Singapore!!! Way to go…….Yee Hah!!!!

Brenda Teo,  Brisbane

I would like to salute to all the people who make this expedition possible,
and of course not forgetting the climbers who brave all dangers during
the climb. The Singapore Everest team has done us proud. Its a nation glory. Thank you. When I heard from news that our team has reached the peak of Mt Everest, I was so overwhelmed & really grateful of the team for giving each & every Singaporean this glory.  Anyway, I feel that even if u guys did not manage to make it to the peak, u all have already did us proud by making an attempt to  this tough mission. At least we made an attempt to try. Once again, thank you guys. Wish u all have a smooth and safe journey back home.

Lydia

We’re proud to have two doctors on the mountain, and I think without your expertise as anaesthetist and surgical-trained GP, those injuries you came across
would have been worse-off. We had held our breath last week and cursed the American team for sabotaging our first attempt where 3 more would have tasted
success, but that’s what Everest is so well-respected for – Murphy’s Law is in effect at all times. Anyway, the medical community salutes you both. Also of course our heartiest congrats to everyone else on the Team. Let there be more!

Khong Kok Sun and all at Alexandra Hospital. 5.30 pm on a working Monday. Really envy you guys in the sun & snow.

Whatever it is, be back home safely is the most important. Congratulations on
your historic ascent.  I hope the feelings amongst the team remained as strong and positive as those relayed on the website.  I enjoyed the enthusiasm and spirit (and detail) portrayed on this site.  I hope we see more exciting news from Singapore.

Best, J. Sarnecki

Congratulation to the Team. I was filled with joy and excitement as I heard over the news of the triumphant victory over Mt Everest. I could feel the discomfort
of my throat and tears (almost) as I heard of how each Singaporean interviewed proudly praised the team. Indeed the team has   one us porud despite of our country size.Similarly  “M’sia boleh, Kita Boleh ” also .

Melvin Sim

hi……………how are you all now. I am here to congratulate you all. I believe that you all are veri happy. As you all finally reach the top of everest.bye.

Annie Sim

Well done. I can imagine the satisfaction you ppl have especially the 2 lad who make it to the top. Three cheers for making me feel proud here among the blokes and blonds here in the fellwalkers soc. What’s next? K2 :) Again I say to you guys well done.

Y.T.R Tan

To the Mount Everest Team, Well done guys and you have all done Singapore proud. Best wishes and have a safe journey back to the nation. It’s yet another    hurdle you have to conquer. Again, well done and your success has shown us that there is absolutely nothing that the nation cannot achieve. Its all in the mind.

Guruking. 26May 1998.

Hey Guys!! you did it!!!! impossible is beaten by you guys!! great!!!! you have brought glory and honor to Singapore you are great!! God bless your team!!!

Adrian Toh
Congratulations to our heros from Singapore. I can’t wait for their return. We should arrange for a big party at the National Stadium for the team. Rminds me of the Malaysia Cup Days when Singapore brought back the cup under Uncle Choo

Naseer Ghani

You had done all singaporeans proud. Here I would like to offer my warmest congratulations to the mount everest team and wish them a safe journey home.

All the best: Jack Ng

Hey Everest Team, You guys did an absolutely electrifying job!!!! Have a safe journey to Singapore!!!

Megan Lim

Best wishes and God’s blessings on your great achievement.

Sundar Selvaraj

Dear Climbers, I was glad to hear that 2 of your climbers made to the TOP of Mt. Everest yesterday morning and would like to congratulate the   whole team for making this possible. Climbing Everest has made S’poreans proud of their country for accomplishing sucha feat and it is all thanks to you all. This successful climb has shown that as long as we are willing to strive towards execllence, no matter how difficult the task, S’poreans will be able to complete the task. Once again congrats to the team and have a safe journey back.

Edmund

Namaste!! Congrats to all of you !! Indeed the Lord is with yr team and blessed you thru’ out. Though there were difficulties but all of you managed to overcome all of them with courage & sheer determination. Well done!! (why not make an exclusive interview with all yr sherpas??)

Hsiao Huey

To Singapore’s 1st   Mount Everest   Expeditionary Team   Congratulations to   each and every   member ! The years of planning,training and perservering finally paid off. To the many skeptics and cynics who thought that this was merely a pipe dream, they will now have to eat their own words. Your achievements will always be remembered and inspire all Singaporeans to
dream, strive and achieve greatness within themselves. Your achievements were a clear demonstration of the human spirits. We share in your ecstastic sense of     achievements which culminates in the successful climb to the summit. Nobody can diminish the scale of your achievements by saying that all of you had more  sherpas and supplies than others. These are merely their excuses in a futile attempt to justify their skeptism and cynism against your impecable and immaculate planning. Above all else, WELL DONE. ALL OF YOU HAVE DONE YOURSELVES AND SINGAPORE PROUD. A special note to the TEAM LEADER, DAVID LIM – you should now relish this moment of achievement. Although you have not personally reach the summit, you have more importantly scale over the mountain of skepticism. You have done Singapore proud by succssfully leading your team to great achievement. Thank you very much.

ERIC CHENG

I hope u all come back alive . That’s all i ask cos i know the journey will be r tough . Hope u all don’t suffer from frostbite .

 

Nicholas Zheng

 

 

Dear Climbers, good luck to all of you and hope you all could reach the summit as fast as you could. Hope you all will come back safe and sound. Hope that nobody is injured during the climbing.All the best guys.

 

Muhammad Amin

 

 

Dear Justin, I guess you didn’t expect this email form me. I currently in UK, like many of you, will be scaling some high peaks somewhere! It’s good that you guys are doing well so far! Over here at UK, I’ll be leading my own team of guys up the highest mountain in UK, Ben Nevis. This trip will be executed somewhere on the 14th of April. But of course this mountain of ours ain’t as tall as yours but we’re determine to plant our flag there…just like you! Take care; If a man has more depth, he will scale higher heights.

 

Mark Newcastle,UK.

 

 

the mountain has all the answers you’ll find what you want when you’re there_

 

ang05@hotmail.com

 

 

Lets go all the way as we Singaporeans have always done. Never looking back cause will are achievers. Singaporeans will always be Singaporeans. Proud as we stand united, proud are we for you guys. No matter what keep the flag flying high and might for we will be behind you all the way. God will be with you guys throughout your journey and so will be my prayers. Always A True Singaporean.

 

Gavin.F. Karl

 

 

Singapore’s first trip to the top of the world at Mt Everest. I, Yili and also my friends and teachers will support the climbers all the way up. Tell yourself, I am going to be at the top of the World!!!

 

Teo YiLi(2E1) Xinmin Sec.Sch(1998)

 

 

Hi!! This message is from Adelaide, Australia… Great to see my countrymen attempting to reach the top of the world! Want to wish you all the best and my prayers are with you all.

 

 

I sincerely believe that this team of people will inspire more Singaporeans to want to take this challenge of climbing the worlds tallest mountain.I pray that God will bring everyone back safely unhurt home to their warm loving families that are awaiting for them.

 

well wishes eadwine

 

 

Hi You guys are really great. You deserve to be the true Singapore “Dream Team”. It’s really tough with the rough weather, terrain &amp; all. But do remember that the whole nation is behind you as you conquer Nature’s tallest Mountain. You made us proud. Remember by the time you are back, the World Cup in France will be starting soon. Do take care and May God Bless You with a safe and truely magnificent journey ahead.

 

Best wishes, Lam Peng Yew

 

 

Congrats you courageous lot, 1st Singapore Everest Team (1SET) for you rendezvous at Lukla. Life is full of surprises but the best surprise is what you make out of it. The thought of it is one thing but executing it is another. Your goal to reach the “top of the world” is only like tomorrow. After that it would be something that you have achieve yesterday. What lives on are the priceless treasure of your memories. So, all you brave Singaporean down (or rather up) in Lukla, enjoy every second of what your eyes can see, your nose can smell and your mind and heart can feel, because being there in real life is something none of us can experience. I for one am envious and wished I could be one of the courageous lot (you all think you all want to do this again or not ? If you are, please include me, I am serious you no). So, as all Singaporean from all walks of life trek beside you in this greatest achievement of anyone’s lifetime, GOD BLESS and be with every single one of you. When you are journeying up there, it is your will against the forces of nature. GOOD LUCK you guys (…when you get up there, as everyone had requested that you plant the Singapore Flag (don’t ferget to water it). Well…., I feel it would be most appropriate that you play the National Anthem and lastly, … you allllll, will stand at ATTENTION! …and of course, everyone will sing in one voice with gusto;… ter, ter, ter, ter, ter, ter, ter, terrrrrr….Mari kita etc… etc…)…(oh ya, I almost pore-get, The Pledge… you know … We the citizen of Everest… oops!!! Singapore) Hope this tickle your fancy. Anyway, all the best, this is ‘cool’! MT. Everest, here we come (oh yes…., one little favour, when you are up there, say halo to Ever for me. Tell him I am unable to make it this time round and I have not forgotten my ‘utang’ for the souvenirs I took the last time … the snow and things!).

NOEL ALEX

Come on guys, all the best to you. Greetings from a group of students from the National University of Singapore, Faculty of Arts and Social The Monk Sciences. We know that one of the team mates happened to be a NUS student too!! ALL THE WAY! God Bless you all and may you guys fly the Singapore Flag HIGH!!!!!!

Derrick Chang

 

My wife and I are following your progress closely as we ourselves had trekked from Jiri to Tengboche in Nov. 1993. Wish I was 15 years younger, so that I could join you on your walk to Everest base camp, which we never had the opportunity to visit. Our best wishes on your endeavour and may God bless you all with a safe and successful ascent.

Regards, Vincent Wee

 

 

 

 

Allow me to wish our group of chosen climbers all the best of luck and success which they would certainly need when in the next few weeks where they would have to battle with the ferocity of a 240kph blasting snow gales, treacherous but hidden crevaces that will swallow all unknowing mountaineers, and the unexpected force of crushing avalanches; not to mention the most unpredictable weather on the summit ridges. I remember someone has to say about this merciless mountain which has claimed at least 150 odd lives who dare to challenge mother’s nature at a dizzing and death defying height of 29,028ft. -: “Everest is a schizophrenic mountain. Like a woman with many different personalities, you never really know which one you are dealing with.” In exactly the same manner and fashion, our boys would have to deal with the greatest odds and biggest challenge in their lives where heroes and selfishness would have no places in their priorities and team-spirit and patience with perseverance would perhaps, see them in putting our national flag on the summit of mount Everest. Famed mountaineers like George Mallory, Rob Hall and many others had perished on this mountain and no huge amount of financial backing or sophistication in mountaineering gear will see to the realisation of a much-talked about national objective and goal. It leaves me to wish the entire team all the very best in LUCK and I personally salute them for their thirst for a piece of history and their unfliinching quest for a new chapter in Singapore’s mountaineering history. Lastly, imagine if I am one of the anchor team members of the Everest assault team, the experience of setting foot on top of mount Everest would be one of ecstasy, elation, and for a job well done. Last, but not least,the most arduous and demanding task would be getting down alive to share those glorious moments wit your loved ones ! Thank you for allowing me to share my views on the net. Leong Yue Soon DBF MBA To the Everest Team : Good Luck and Godspeed Winnipeg , Canada Wish you guys all the best. Make us feel proud and show the world that Singaporean can do it too! Although now I am doing minor walk in the mountains in UK, I wish one day I will be like you all to be able to climb the Everest one day. Your success will be my encouragement ! All the best from UK.

 

Chee Chan Hung, Andrew

 

 

Hello there! just wanna wish you guys out there ALL THE VERY BEST!! Be mentally and physcially strong. Just want to let you people know that Singapore is behind you all the way!! And i really hope that everyone of you will make it safely to the top and back here where it’s cosy and warm!! BEST OF LUCK !!

 

franklin :-)

 

Hi guys!!!! We know you DEFINITELY can make it to the top of the world!!!! Do make Singapore proud!!!! Awaiting for your good news in May!!!!!!! You have all our blessings!!!!

 

From all Singaporean students @ Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK

 

Yo Guys! You will REACH the TOP. And while you’re there, enjoy the “hazeless” air. Never Give Up! Just go Up!

Raymond Lay

……GO GET IT !!!!!!!!

 

stella

 

Although a Malaysian, I began studying in Singapore until I finished poly. This creates a bond with the country which is unexpressable. On the occasion which have a deep impact on Singapore young and old, I sincerely wished the Everest team the best. They can do it and will do it.

 

Chung Peng Chan University of Strathclyde, Glasgow Ngee Ann TAS &amp; OBAlumni

 

On behalf of all Malaysians, Here’s wishing the Singapore Everest Team every success in your expedition!!! Take Care &amp; God Bless.

 

Paul

 

 

To Justin and follow climbers; Be Prepared! That’s what Scouting has taught us!

 

Mark Tan 2103 Hippo Scouts. University of Newcastle, UK

 

Good luck to all of you and do take great care of yourselves. Have a safe trip and enjoy yourselves.

Tay Yeow Heng

 

Dear all Wishing you all the best and sucessfully conquer Mount Everest. You lot make us proud to be a Singaporean. Good Luck and take care.

William Choo University of Bath, England.

 

Good luck to the Everest Singapore team and hope you have great success in your achievement. I also love your web page and have bookmarked it while keeping a track of your progress each day. God bless you all….

Tan Eng Gim

 

Hi to all the “Bravehearts” Mountaineers of Singapore (Now conquering Mount Everest): We are very proud of you ! We know you will be putting every ounce of your energy to reach the summit of Mount Everest. We will say a prayer for every step you take to reach the summit. May God bless all of you with a very safe journey.

Regards “Sandenites”

 

My family wishes all the members a safe and successful “conquer” of Mount Everest. We are proud of you all.

Best wishes and regards James &amp; family.

 

 

To all members of the Expedition Team, Namaste! I suppose by now all u guys are familiar with this greeting. I have been to Nepal for a month in 1994, and had enjoyed it most. Just like to wish u guys every success in conquering Mt Everest. I’m proud to be Singaporean, simply because u are there.

Moses

 

 

Oh boy, finally we have our own local team trying to conquer Mount E. Here, I wish you guys all the best in this expedition and your daring act really make us feel proud to be a Singaporean. So take care while you are up there and may God guide you through out the expedition. We will be waiting to see the Singapore flag flying high in Mount E. Good Luck.

 

Cheers Caris Teng University of Liverpool United Kingdom

My family and I wish you guys the very best in this awesome expedition. While we are excited about this history in the making we are also anxious for your safety, so pls be careful and watch your step. We will be praying for you as well as your families for God’s strength, guidance and peace. God bless!

 

Benhur Foo

 

 

 

 

hi Dr Mok, hope u still remember me, this is Ting. we went thru the COCC together. anyway juz to update u…..i had an accident o’er here in oz n broke of all places, my neck! it’s C7 if u noe what i mean. aft 8 mths of rehab, i’m back in uni to complete where i have left out, it’s been really a big task for me and things had never been easy. i’m climbing my own ‘Mt Everest’ o’er here. juz wanna let u know that when times are tough, always remember….The great thing in this world is not so much where we are but what direction we are moving…..that will be the summit for u, man! may God bless u all, and especially u, Mok.

 

from down under, Ting

 

 

Its my greatest wish and hope that our climbers will reach the very top our planet. I would like to wish all the clibers extremely lots and lots and lots of luck, especially to my great Outward Bound Singapore instructor Edwin Siew. Good luck all of u guys!!!

 

luv Rohan Naganathar of NJC.

 

 

I may not know you personally but you have my fullest support and my heart will only stop pounding when you step foot safely on Singapore soil. Once up there please do not stay too long as the climb down is pretty treacherous. Take care!

 

-Chin Chen-

 

 

Hi Guys from the S’pore Everest Team, We know that it is a tough &amp; uphill task that you all are going through. No matter how difficult it is we can be rest assured that you have done your very best to place a name for S’pore at the Summit of Mt Everest. We, back in S’pore, will give you our fullest support, and will always stand by you. We wish you best of luck &amp; pray that everything will be going smoothly for your challenging mission.

 

Ronnie.

 

 

I had an opportunity to visit Nepal in ’93. Our original intention was to get to Kala Pattar but we ended up climbing up Goyko Peak instead for a different view of Everest. The view up there of the mountain vista is simply incredible. This is probably an opportunity of a lifetime to try and scale Everest and be at the top of the world. No feeling can describe standing on top of a mountain, it’s more than just surmounting a physical entity. Jim Whitaker said “You never conquer a mountain. Mountains can’t be conquered; you conquer yourself-your hopes, your fears.” There is much truth in there now thinking of my previous trip in the Khumbu region. We’ll all be following your progress back in Singapore through the web site and the papers. Good Luck and God Speed!

 

Choon Song.

 

 

It is a pity that our Everest Media Team has to cut short their stay and return home soon. However, they deserve a big cheer for their courage and spirit displayed in accompanying the main team (“Team”) to this stage. I believe the Team appreciates the Media Team effort and the Team will be bolstered by it to scale the Peak in everyone’s honour. Go Team GO!!

 

Cheers……Ivor, Tricia &amp; Christel

 

 

Greetings from United Kingdom !! Hi there !! I’ve recently viewed the updated pictures via internet. I must say that all of it looks very fasinating and exciting. Being a Singaporean, I am very proud of what you people are going through !! You have my blesings and prayers. Will Look forward to view the pictures to be taken at the summit and may our flag always fly high !! Hip Hip !! Hooray !!

 

Your sincerely Kelvin Hui and Bee Yen

 

 

Good luck and best wishes to the team……May they enjoy the experience of a life time and i hope they can come back and tell us all about it, whether they get to the top or not, because it must be an uplifting and humbling experience to try for Mount E. Hope that ST would cover each part of their journey in detail, as a lesson for all of us. God bless.

 

Daniel Lee (From NZ)

 

 

Wish you good luck overcoming the holy mountain of Mount Everest!

 

Singariu

 

 

Hey mates, Wishing you all the best during this expedition, we sure know its a tough trip and be assured that we’ll always stand by your side. Take your time during climb, but do come back soon ok. Remember to bring back heaps of photos for the nation to see, we’ll be waiting for them.

 

Jason

 

 

wt’s up guys?,.tell u what guys,.the weather in singapore is hot hoter and hottest, humidity ranges from high, higher and highest,.so enjoy your stay in the himalayas, chill out,enjoy the view and go kick some butt when u guys are on top,. okay guys, relax la “brader” the mountains is there to stay,.no hurry ya, safe journey up and down,.chello,.

 

imran shaari

 

 

to The Team from Singapore, Please do not give up hope . Isee the gale that destroyed our base camp as a blessing in disguise.It happened before the actual ascend. Mentally,my Chua family is with you till you are home and lately maybe you have not read it yet since you are in the virgin wilderness,that mental conc. of physical activities does improve the muscle mass definitely so we are with you too psysically in you ultimate adventure.Deep in our heart we know you can make it but do be careful.Safety first.So all Gods be with you Singapore Team. Bye for the time being and sleep well.

 

Chua Kee Loi

 

 

Ee Kiat (Spock), I rejoice as you realise your dreams. I have a sense of pride as you embark on this endeavour. My prayers for your safety &amp; success go out to you and your team. You guys take care and conquer the mountain! God Bless!

 

Geoff Lim (a la Capt Irk)

 

 

Well guys, it’s really wonderfull that all of you have started to mount to the world’s highest peak and that is one of the best experience in life. Myself being a Singaporean, is very proud of all of you and would keep note of your progress and wish you all good luck &amp; smooth journey ! Meanwhile, keep up the good work and DO send us more adventure of Mount Everest !!!!

 

ALL THE BEST TO YOU, GUYS !!!! Dav and Claude

 

 

All the best for the trip, it is really an amirable thing you all are doing. Good luck and may the force be with you

 

sock

 

 

Dear Johann, remember to think warm thoughts. Or you could try cuddling a yak, or eating a lot of food. Was nice to hear from you and about you in this homepage. Miss you and take care.

 

Sharon

 

 

Hi Guys, We are really so inspired by your courage and determination to conquer the World’s highest.Certainly no mean feat.We have scaled a few mountains in Malaysia, Indonesia and recently our most ambitious attempt was to do Island peak in the Himalayas. It was difficult and extremely cold and some of us experienced AMS or the other discomforts you experience under these conditions, so we know only too well the many difficulties you have to overcome. Ours was a mini experience compared to what you are attempting yet everyone who was in our expedition felt the tremendous pull the mountain has on a person and we all felt the call to get up there. We understand just how you feel.Although only one of us succeeded in making it to the top of Island peak we all shared in the tremendous joy and sense of accomplishment he felt and this, is what we wish with all our hearts for you. So guys every Singaporean all over the World and particularly the members of Serangoon JC ODAC send our wishes to you for a safe and successful climb. May God be with you every step of the way.

 

E.Goon Serangoon JC ODAC

 

 

 

 

Greetings, from the desert of Las Vegas to the team at Mt. Everest!! I am sure that by now you must be very “high”! This is the moment that you had been planning and training for. All the best and enjoy your trip. God bless!!

 

Best wishes Jimmy Teo Tampines JC, kschunk@pacific.net.sg ODAC Pioneer/ University of Nevada Las Vegas

 

 

Dear members of the Singaporean Everest Team, Just wanted to let you all know that altho’ there are many Singaporeans who are not home at the moment, those of us who are abroad are also keeping track of your progress on the Net and rooting for your successful climb to the summit.

 

Regards Elaine and Chee Yong Monterey, California

 

 

hi, and greetings from Papua New Guinea. Just want to say that even if we do not have mountains in our own backyard, JUST CLIMB!!

 

deepest wishes, daphne tan

 

 

Dear Mr Johann, I heard that you were once in the the GEP. Can you remember Mrs Esther Koh ? Well, now she is my English teacher. I am in the GE too. Me, Mrs Koh and my whole class would like to wish you good luck! I hope to be like you one day and represent Singapore in another climb!

 

Azizul Mrs Esther Koh Primary 4BD Rosyth School

 

 

We are proud that at last we Singaporeans are making an attempt on Everest to plant our flag on top of the whole world. Take good care and do not over-pressurised yourselves. We will pray that you will have a safe journey throughout. May God Bless you all !!

 

Harry

 

 

Dearest Uncle &amp; Aunty, Enjoy the scenery &amp; look forward to the beautiful sight that will welcome you. You will make it.

 

Best regards, AARON HO, 8yrs

 

 

Best of luck to the Everest team

 

from Jeff in Denver, Colorado, USA.

 

 

Good Luck &amp; best wishes. And for goodness sake, boil/iodinate your water from camp 2 onwards.

 

Dr SH Khoo (M’sian Everest Expd 1997, British Mt Everest Med Exp 1994)

 

 

Dear Lions, I wish you all the best . in the test of courage. “If you put your mind to it, you can do anything and everything.” God is Great. MAJULAH SINGAPURA.

 

Best wishes, P.Bala

 

 

We pray that god our creator of this magnificient moutain will protect and guide you on your journey. Keep trusting Him in your venture.

 

Jason &amp; Liz Yapp

 

 

I am very proud of you guys. By taking up this special and dangerous task, you have done great honour for yourselves, your family and friends and our country. All the best and I look foward for our national flag to fly high on top of the world.

 

Supporter and admirer Suet Lay

 

 

Hello Guys up there, I am a student in Outdoor Adventure Club in my school. I climbed Mt. Kinabalu before but I think Mt. Everest is A million times tougher than that. You guys are great just to make it there. Good Luck and hope most of you can achieve your aims, you must be terribly proud of yourselves after that. BYE BYE

 

chun wee

 

 

I am watching with great interest your efforts on Everest. Your web page is great and I thank you for setting it up so that the rest of us back here in Singapore can cheer you on. All best wishes to the team for a succesful climb and a safe journey back….Namaste

 

Ken Schunk Bukit Panjang

 

 

The team is doing what many persons have wanted to do but lack the focus and the courage to forgo their task linked to their livelihood and the security of a predictable environment. Best of luck the team and may your inspiration starts many more Singaporean on their trek to their inner self to release the courage and spirit of oneself.

 

Hei Tong

 

 

This is both a courageous and a historic event for the whole of Singapore! Hey take good care. We want to see our flag planted up there, and ALL of you back as well. Trust that when you are there, you will get to have that slight feel (at least) of how great the LORD, the GOD who created this whole earth is. When you marvel at the beauty up there, I’m sure you will realise that the One who make it is much greater! More above that, HE loves us to send Jesus to die for our sins. He is the LORD of the earth!

 

Thomas

 

 

Hi, GUYS !! All the way !! When the going gets tough, the tough gets going !! YOU WILL GET ALL THE BLESSINGS FROM US !! &amp; ALSO BE BLESSED BY ALL MOUNTAIN GODS AND SPIRITS !! I’M 100% SURE YOU GUYS ARE GONNA MAKE IT, AND WILL MAKE IT GREAT !! OM MANI PADME OM !!!

 

Chin Yee Keong

 

 

Dear David Lim and team, I am proud of you, climbers in taking the challenge to plant Singapore flag on top of the peak of Mt. Everest. I know it has been hard on you with storms around. I want to let you know that a group of Christian among us, is praying for all of you especially that you may come back safely and triumphantly. I am in constant touch with the ST interactive internet site as well as the FM One Radio regarding the Mt. Everest Expedition. Finally, please send my regard also to Dr. Mok Ying Jang (formerly, a pianist from St. James’ Church), and Miss Koh Joo Kim (my favourite DJ in FM One Radio), who are among the group.

 

Yours truly, Khairon Bin Omar

 

 

All my prayers to all of you out there. Wished all of you are in the prefect condition and relax. YOU WILL NEVER WALK ALONE !!!!! We SINGAPOREANS are with you. I know ALL of you out there can make it Your sacrifices will bear the fruits. True SINGAPOREANS WARRIORS characters. If others can make it, SO DO WE !!!!! NO SWEAT . ALL THE BEST TO ALL OF YOU.

 

bahrum

 

 

Hi Everest People! Just a note to encourage all of you as you approach the summit, inspite of the storm and other difficulties. I just want Justin to know that he is much remembered especially this coming Easter, celebrating it for the first time on this special Mountain, where God often meet His favourite (eg. Moses). Take care, keep your vision focused and God will accompany you all the way!

 

With prayers, Sr Jo

 

 

Here’s to the summit!! I check the sight each day, good luck!

 

Tim &amp; Romy

 

 

Howdy!! I climbed Gokyo peak last May and it was freezing cold. I know how you guys feel right now. Hang in there!! I admire your courage and adventurous spirit. We can all learn from you people!! When you are on top, remember to thank GOD for His marvelous creation!! We will pray for the success of your trip from home.

 

Best regards, WAN KONG WAH University Researcher.

 

 

 

 

My prayers and best wishes go with you all . You’re doing what I always dreamed of doing but have never dared to do. You carry the hopes and dreams of a country. Through you, we, your fellow Singaporeans, enjoy vicariously the adrenaline rush of high adventure, the sense of the extraordinary. Your team has been a source of wonder and pride to me and I only regret I could not be one of the well-wishers sending you off at Everest Base Camp. But I think what is most important to me and to all Singaporeans is that you come back home safe and alive. Take care and God Bless

 

Lynette

 

 

Hi! I am a New Zealander, living in Christchurch, a friend of both Rob Hall and Gary Ball, living just around the corner from where Rob used to live. As I was cruising the internet, I saw news of the SingaporeansÕ expedition. Every time I read about a challenge against the Himalaya I think of Rob and Gary. We New Zealanders know how hard the mountains can be. I wish you all the best … Cheers!

 

Amanda Nelson.

 

 

To the Neolithic man, At last, you are close to your dream. Congrats. I know you can make it, for sure. I conducted a workshop at New Town and one teacher remembered you. You should go back to give talk there someday. How is the situation there? Have you acclimatised yet? Any frostbites? Miss home, yet? I will keep in touch.

 

Best regards, Selvam (ex-RJC Singaporeans also colleague)

 

 

Hi Everyone, No matter how tough the journey goes, remember everyone is behind you! Do Singapore proud! God Bless You. Take Care

 

Allan Yeo

 

 

Hi ! Guys This is my 1st time using internet to sent e-mail to people that high .. You guys too 1st time conquring Mt Ev .We will be waiting for u all to come back home with phototgraphs of U all standing at the top with Singapore Flag n remember to SMILE…

 

Yours …….. Mingwei a.k.a Ryu

 

 

Just hope that you guys out there will safely reach the peak of the mountain. Have a safe journey!

 

Choon Meng

 

 

I’m VERY Proud of you guy. You make Singaporean feel proud. Wish you all the BEST OF LUCK. Do take care of yourself.

 

From SWLing

 

 

Hi, just want to send my regards. Take care and good luck. Remember, some succeed because they are destined to but most succeed because they are determined to. So, make Singapore proud. Standing all the way behind u.

 

Johan

 

 

Greetings to all members of the Everest team! Hello, I am Wong Seng Sing,a kid of 12 years old.I think it is very courages of you people to climb Mt.Everest.I read about what happened to you all on the Internet everyday.I hope that every member of the team is in good health.I wish that you people will have a safe journey to the summit of Mt.Everest.If it is possible, try to send me an email once in a while so that I know how the team is getting on. Send mail at sengsing@mbox5.singnet.com.sg

 

From:Wong Seng Sing

 

 

All the best to the climbers, Good luck and may the force with you.

 

Grace Neo

 

 

You guys have done Singapore proud. Despite the harsh training and to fork out the cost incurred You people have overcome the obstacles. My question is where is next ? Is there any other places higher than Everest that u want to conquer? Who knows maybe there is a place waiting for to explore?

 

AJ

 

 

hiii i would like to wish all u there good luck!i am from kranji secondary school.uuummmm any thing else????yup there is one more thing. don’t thing of Lontong when u all are climbing or u’ll go hungry hehehe any way this all i could say.I WOULD LIKE TO WISH ALL OF U GOOD LUCK AND TAKE CARE OF U’R HEALTH BBYYYEEEEEEEEE

 

 

Dearest Mount Everest Team, The Tan family will always support you. When you’re down, we’re always there, when you’re up, we’ll always cheer for you. So how’s everybody? Are they all well? Take good care of your bodies, stay healthy. All th best and good luck to you. Hope you’ll scale the Mount Everest and do us proud!!!

 

LOVE, Jennifer

 

 

My sincere wishes and warmest regards to all our Mt Everest team members. With your determination and efforts, I am confident that all of you will be able to conquer Mt Everest. As a Singaporean, I am very proud of all of you. I am sure your family members feel proud. I wish all of you good luck. Take care!

 

Wan Chong Hock

 

 

Dear Shani and team, I am sure the view up there is miles better then the little vertical walks in the buildings at CBD. You guys have done us proud by just being there and all Singaporeans round the whole will cheer in our hearts as you make your way to the final ascent. Rest well and keep safe.

 

Tsee Foong

 

 

Wishing you all the best ô¿ô in your MISSION !!!

 

Good Luck From Alfian Of Kranji Secondary, Make Us Proud Of Your Achievement!!!!!!

 

 

The best wishes to all of you. We the Singaporean will always support you. All the best!!!!!!!

 

Sin Zhen Hao Secondary 3G of Kranji Secondary School

 

 

helooo…I’m a student from Kranji Secondary School and my name is Nur Asyiqin.I’m a Secondary 3 student.I like to you wish good luck in your mission.We are really proud of all of you.Take care and best wishes…see you in singapore soon.. Most people are born to stay in the bottom of the mountains. Some would feel slightly better at the half way camps. Few scale great heights ! Cause you will never know how small the world is till you reach there …… Go on Singapore……… U can do it.!!!

 

Michael Tee

 

 

I know it’s very difficult to see all you guys trying your very best to stay fit. The greatest achievement one can achieve is climbing the highest peak in the world, and all you guys are doing just that.All of us in SINGAPORE are very proud of you and we wish you a safe and exhilirating climb up to the peak and place our national flag next to MALAYSIA’S. cause we are all brothers………..

 

andguess

 

 

Don’t slack on paying attention to fixing ropes above camp 3 learn from other previous climbs allropes are fixed before final push leader should confirm before final push b Best of luck dreams are mine as well

 

TahoeTree@aol.com

 

 

Dear Everyone I am very impressed with all of you. I am personally a very active person and like mountain climbing. But my health did not permit. I would like to wish everybody Good Luck. Go for it. You have the whole Singapore supporting you. Kindest regards.

 

Billy Lee

 

 

 

 

Dear fellow Singaporeans, You guys are making us very proud by being the first team from Singapore to scale the magnificient Mount Everest. One step is all it takes..and then another and another….. When the going gets tough, the tough gets going. We know that you’ll will take us all the way to the summit. Please take good care and God Bless you all!

 

Best wishes, Samantha Yee

 

 

Hello Johann, we’re students from Rosyth School. Hope your team makes it up there!

 

From Feng Yi, Daryl, Jonathan &amp; Daniel (6DA)

 

 

Greetings from OZ. All the best in your endeavour to cap the big E. Robert, don’t forget the hip flask for those cold wind nights !! Hic … Good Luck and have fun. Cheers.

 

Loke Sim

 

 

Go! Conquer Mt Everst! Be the king of the world.

 

From Happygirl

 

 

I will like to see the SINGAPORE flat on the summit of Everest ALL THE BEST TO YOU,CLIMBERS

 

Jessie Loo

 

 

The other day we commemorated Earth Day. Remember to respect nature and enjoy your journey.

 

kelvin eco.adventure

 

 

We wish you the very best of luck and may God be with you. Can’t wait to see you people on top of Everest. Best wishes and regards.

 

Rohana

 

 

Just wanted to say god bless you and have a safe trip. This is probablly the greatest achievment you will ever have done in your life, but I guess you already know that.

 

cfcampbell

 

 

Hope you reach the summit and do Singapore proud!

 

rolley1@cyberway.com.sg

 

 

To The Team! I ‘d just like to wish all you guys all the best for the next couple of weeks. There’s a whole group of Singaporeans among others down here in Melbourne rooting for you guys. Just being on Everest and attempting to scale it soon!! makes us all proud to call ourselves Singaporeans. Like I said before, you guys ARE the Heros of this nation and I just hope that on your way to the top, when you put one foot in front of the other with your lungs burning and your muscles screaming you will hear the voices of an entire nation and world cheering you on. Once again, all the best and my prayers are for you. To the Top!

 

Dheeraj Bharwani

 

 

I work in a hospital on the second shift and usually get home aroun 12:30 or 1 A.M. The first thing I do is email my 2 daughters at college and then check here to see how things are going for all of you. After seeing the Omnimax movie in Boston on Mt. Everest I am truly in awe of your efforts and pray for a safe and successful jorney for you all!

 

Pat

 

 

Like to wish you guys all the best in your submit attempt. If you are free to reply, could you let me know if the higher camps (ie camp 2 &amp; 3) are actually shared camps between the different climbimg teams, of are there different camps for different teams. Good luck.

 

John

 

 

Wishing all of you success and safety.You may find this Tibetan mantra useful in times of need..”Om Tare Tutare Ture Svaha” ( the e is pronounced as eh )This is the personal mantra of the goddess Green Tara who is the tutelary goddess of Tibet and a form of Avalokitesvara (Kuan Yin).In the case of a sudden emergency,there may not be time to enunciate all ten syllables in which case it can be shortened to “Om Tare Tam Svaha”. Warmest Regards and may the Tao be with you all.

 

Lim Eng Siong

 

 

To Leong Chee Mun. Chee Mun, its 26c here today in Perth and we are off to the Beach. Have good one!!

 

Helen and Mal Gilbey.

 

 

All the Mt Everest expedition climbers.We hope all the climbers reach the summit succesfully.

 

From people of homeland SINGAPORE

 

 

So proud of ya, so keep it up!

 

Earvin Kho

 

 

I hope you guys can be stong and to reach to the top ,remember to think of honor singapore .Although I don’t know you but I will support you till the end

 

Cheng Sien Loong

 

 

Congrates on hitting camp 3 guys! Hang in there, remember whats its all about. Take care and good luck! To Mr Leong, remember CMC square! See you back in Singapore in June.

 

Leslie Lim Berkeley, California

 

 

Hi Guys, I’m glad that this expedition has taken off. You have made us back home very proud knowing that our National flag is on her way up to the world’s highest summit. I admire your courage, endurance and determination. I wish you all well, and may your enthusiasm and high spirits realise your dreams. Have a safe journey my friends.

 

Cheng Hai

 

 

Well done guys on setting up camp 3. Well done people. All of us in Seagate AMK will be cheering you guys all the way to the summit. Go on and do Singapore proud but at the same time pls give a thought to your safety. Talk to u later. 3 Cheers for them. Hip ** Hip ** Hooray!!! Hip ** Hip ** Hooray!!! Hip ** Hip ** Hooray!!!!

 

Eric Lee

 

 

Just a few lines in jest, Chumulangma,Sagarmatha,Everest, Take the challenge,face the quest, This may be your life’s biggest test. &gt;From the Ah Bengs,Ah Lians to the office worker at his desk, The whole of Singapore wishes you all the best. Don’t forget that on the mountain you’re just a guest, And whether or not you succeed nonetheless, We all are proud of you and can’t wait to welcome you safely back to our nest.

 

From TonyLes

 

 

Hi, the Everest Team, You are all doing fine and progressing very well. Just remember, please proceed with your climb to the summit with extra care. Nothing is more important than your safety ! Take care and may God continue to bless your entire team, including the Sherpas, etc….

 

Regards, Harry and family

 

 

Wish you all will put our Singapore Flag on Mount Everest

 

Kelly Low

 

 

Go on boys Go conquer the mountain With your courage and confidence Complete it with glory Come back safe and sound Bring us the glorous So boys good luck boys Bring out the best in yourself The Pioneers from Pioneer Secondary School wish you the best and remeber you can achieve.

 

From Power

 

 

Go Go Go for it and all the best.

 

Jenny Lee

 

 

mAy u peOple conQuer the Mount Everest sOOn.tAke caRe of uRselvEs. beSt of luCk to U!! thE whOle of Singapore iS beHind u…………

 

Ng Tze Choon

 

 

even though i am not a climber, i am a adventurous person too…Outward Bound New Zealand was my greatest challenge so far, in any case, take care and know that God would watch over you and through Him, you can do all things… pray hard and push yourself all the way.!!!! never give up, never look backwards, but always look forward…always..

 

malcolm

 

Wish I was there, but ain’t got enough guts and abilities.(furthermore got torn PCL) To Dr Mok, Hi sir guess you don’t remember me. Served with you once. I’m a service medic from 1 CDO BN. All the best. Guess you guys are very familiar with this one, but here it is again; Why do men (and women)climb mountains? Only because it is there. Hang in there.

Jason

 

 

 

 

we were just back from annapurna basecamp and we know how difficult it will be for you guys to be out there. anyway,try your best and wish you all will make it to the top.

 

thanks…6 of us from espnstar sports.

 

 

althought i don’t no anyone of you but i realy sincerely wish you all all the best and come home with glory. singaporean will support you all the way and remember don’t give up. when there is a will,there is a way.

 

sign, jeff

 

 

I am really enjoying your coverage of the climb. Can you please add biographical information about the sherpas? Omission of this info seems to show a lack of respect for these people. Thanks,

 

Jean Prince jean@quartet.att.com United States

 

 

Take your time to plan and conquer your objective! To be on Top of the World! GOD SPEED with you always! Majulah Singapura!

 

EngYH

 

 

Folks, I was checking out your site on the web &amp; wanted to wish you all the luck, determination and strength you will need to reach the top. Be careful on the way down, they say that is the hardest part.

 

-Jamie B.

 

 

‘ve just read Jon Krakauer’s book “Into Thin Air” which recounts the unfortunate 1996 Everest expedition. The route taken by the team then is similar to ours, ie. South Col. The summit push is around the same day of the month. I am writing to wish our Everest team the best of luck and weather. Do Singapore, yourselves and your families and friends proud, if you can. But above all, come back alive. If circumstances do not permit a summit push all the way to the top, turn back. There will be other opportunities for Singaporeans to make it to the top of the world. Good luck! I’ll be closely following your progress in cyberspace.

 

TY

 

 

Hi Guys, we back home are so proud of you. I wish all you up there the best of everything that is to your favour and do us proud for the people back home in Singapore. Bring home a piece of rock from the Everest and show the world how mighty our people are. We’ll live and tell the tales to our children and be safely. recorded history for this is Singapore’s first Eeverest expedition. Wish you all return safely. I’ve always wanted to mount that large piece of rock standing over 8000m. I’m glad you guys are there to work things out in a team. Bring back the rich experience that you’ve learnt and pass it on and observe a minute of piece. silence for those who perished on Everest. They deserve our respect to mount the world’s most dangerous rock. Mount Everest Team Singapore, you have my every respect and may god bless you all a safe journey. Waiting for you Everest Team to come home, with all the experiences,

 

Denmel Dennis

 

 

I wish all of you the very best. When you reach the summit and touch the face of God, do say a prayer for peace in the world. Good Luck!

 

Regards, Paul Rodrigues goose@singnet.com.sg

 

 

HEY OUR HEROES!!!!! GOOD LUCK MAN!!!! KEEP THE SINGAPORE SPIRIT ALIVE MAN!! YEAH!!! COOL!!!!! REACH THE PEAK SOON YAH??? DON’T FALTER…..NEVA EVA DO THAT….STAY COOL AND WE ENVY YOU BECAUSE IT IS SOOOO HOT HERE. TAKE CARE YAH?? OUR CHEST SWELL WITH PRIDE WHEN WE READ ABOUT YA MAN!! COOL!! BEST OF LUCK TO OUR FIRST EXPEDITION TEAM TO MOUNT EVEREST!!!!

 

GABRIEL AND JENNIFER…..YEAH!

 

 

Take care of yourselves, ladies and gentlemen. I am really proud of you people to conquer the mountain. Because of you, I am proud, real proud to be a Singaporean. I will always be looking out for updates. All the best!!!!

 

LAU WEE CHUAN

 

 

we are all proud of your indomitable courage ..we wish you every success..we hope fine weather conditions will emerge soon for a succesful ascent…keep smiling…you are all in daily thoughts and prayers majullah Singapore

 

Karthigayan Nadarajah Pillai

 

 

I’ve just finished Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer and the largely pictorial National Geographic book on the Mt Everest expedition by the IMAX team lead by David Breashers. I will also be making a trip to see the OMNIMAX show on the climb by the IMAX team. Looks like I’ve caught a bit of the Everest fever. I only wish I’m younger, fitter and more into mountainneering before. As it is , Everest is out of the question for me. I had enjoyed my Mt Kinabalu expedition when I was much fitter during my NS days and more recently, the Royal Trek in Nepal, which are all nothing compared to Mt E. So, with much envy and certainly tremendous admiration for your courage, determination and spirit, I wish all of you on the Mt E expedition a memorable summit and more importantly, a safe return from the top of the world. Perhaps, I may be sufficiently inspired and motivated to train and try for Mt E Base Camp…Once again, my best wishes to all of you.

 

WONG FOOT HIN

 

 

I believe that you will make it to the summit of Mount Everest to do Singapore’s proud. I wish you good luck and all the best to you!

 

wh.tan@pacific.net.sg

 

 

Dear friend, As our team is getting nearer to the peak, what is the role of the media(newspaper and TCS) in this country ? I think they can do much, much, much more than this page. Are we going to let this very important event bypass us ? Our heart are still so close to our 5′C’s in our priority in this country.Please do something i.e. LIVE telecast? Update the later news from the press and TV everyday, prime time slot program for the experts to discuss and interview the team members. Last but not least May God bless the team to reach the summit

 

James and Janice Thian

 

 

The usual ‘best wishes’ &amp; ‘do take care’, do REaLLy look after yourselves while you’re doing our nation proud in this glorious expedition. I’m sure your loved ones back home are proud of u &amp; would love to see all of u back in one

 

Celes

 

 

My best and warmest wishes to you all fellows at Mt Everest. May God be with you and everyone onboard. Here in Singapore, me and my friends are looking forward to yr safe trip up. Think of Singapore think of yr friends and families and think also of God, for we are all behind you fellas up there. Be brave and strong to overcome the Mt Everest.

 

Love your friends, Helen, Liza, Jen, Teng Teng, Ning Ning, Celestem, Alvin and Kelin of Stand Up for Singapore

 

 

HI CHEE MUN .. REMEMBER ME… DESMOND ..FROM JJC, MT OPHIR, TRIATHLON…RING A BELL. WELL JUST WANTED TO WISH YOU ALL THE VERY BEST IN YOUR QUEST CONQUER MT E. IF YOU NEED MORE ENERGY …. REMEMBER TO TAKE PLUS ULTRA. KEEP GOING MAN… NEVER SAY GIVE UP.. IF YOU SAY YOU CAN … YOU CAN. ALL THE WAY. ALL THE BEST AND MORE…. CHEERS

 

DES…..

 

 

 

we were just back from annapurna basecamp and we know how difficult it will be for you guys to be out there. anyway,try your best and wish you all will make it to the top.

 

thanks…6 of us from espnstar sports.

 

 

althought i don’t no anyone of you but i realy sincerely wish you all all the best and come home with glory. singaporean will support you all the way and remember don’t give up. when there is a will,there is a way.

 

sign, jeff

 

 

I am really enjoying your coverage of the climb. Can you please add biographical information about the sherpas? Omission of this info seems to show a lack of respect for these people. Thanks,

 

Jean Prince jean@quartet.att.com United States

 

 

Take your time to plan and conquer your objective! To be on Top of the World! GOD SPEED with you always! Majulah Singapura!

 

EngYH

 

 

Folks, I was checking out your site on the web &amp; wanted to wish you all the luck, determination and strength you will need to reach the top. Be careful on the way down, they say that is the hardest part.

 

-Jamie B.

 

 

‘ve just read Jon Krakauer’s book “Into Thin Air” which recounts the unfortunate 1996 Everest expedition. The route taken by the team then is similar to ours, ie. South Col. The summit push is around the same day of the month. I am writing to wish our Everest team the best of luck and weather. Do Singapore, yourselves and your families and friends proud, if you can. But above all, come back alive. If circumstances do not permit a summit push all the way to the top, turn back. There will be other opportunities for Singaporeans to make it to the top of the world. Good luck! I’ll be closely following your progress in cyberspace.

 

TY

 

 

Hi Guys, we back home are so proud of you. I wish all you up there the best of everything that is to your favour and do us proud for the people back home in Singapore. Bring home a piece of rock from the Everest and show the world how mighty our people are. We’ll live and tell the tales to our children and be safely. recorded history for this is Singapore’s first Eeverest expedition. Wish you all return safely. I’ve always wanted to mount that large piece of rock standing over 8000m. I’m glad you guys are there to work things out in a team. Bring back the rich experience that you’ve learnt and pass it on and observe a minute of piece. silence for those who perished on Everest. They deserve our respect to mount the world’s most dangerous rock. Mount Everest Team Singapore, you have my every respect and may god bless you all a safe journey. Waiting for you Everest Team to come home, with all the experiences,

 

Denmel Dennis

 

 

I wish all of you the very best. When you reach the summit and touch the face of God, do say a prayer for peace in the world. Good Luck!

 

Regards, Paul Rodrigues goose@singnet.com.sg

 

 

HEY OUR HEROES!!!!! GOOD LUCK MAN!!!! KEEP THE SINGAPORE SPIRIT ALIVE MAN!! YEAH!!! COOL!!!!! REACH THE PEAK SOON YAH??? DON’T FALTER…..NEVA EVA DO THAT….STAY COOL AND WE ENVY YOU BECAUSE IT IS SOOOO HOT HERE. TAKE CARE YAH?? OUR CHEST SWELL WITH PRIDE WHEN WE READ ABOUT YA MAN!! COOL!! BEST OF LUCK TO OUR FIRST EXPEDITION TEAM TO MOUNT EVEREST!!!!

 

GABRIEL AND JENNIFER…..YEAH!

 

 

Take care of yourselves, ladies and gentlemen. I am really proud of you people to conquer the mountain. Because of you, I am proud, real proud to be a Singaporean. I will always be looking out for updates. All the best!!!!

 

LAU WEE CHUAN

 

 

we are all proud of your indomitable courage ..we wish you every success..we hope fine weather conditions will emerge soon for a succesful ascent…keep smiling…you are all in daily thoughts and prayers majullah Singapore

 

Karthigayan Nadarajah Pillai

 

 

I’ve just finished Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer and the largely pictorial National Geographic book on the Mt Everest expedition by the IMAX team lead by David Breashers. I will also be making a trip to see the OMNIMAX show on the climb by the IMAX team. Looks like I’ve caught a bit of the Everest fever. I only wish I’m younger, fitter and more into mountainneering before. As it is , Everest is out of the question for me. I had enjoyed my Mt Kinabalu expedition when I was much fitter during my NS days and more recently, the Royal Trek in Nepal, which are all nothing compared to Mt E. So, with much envy and certainly tremendous admiration for your courage, determination and spirit, I wish all of you on the Mt E expedition a memorable summit and more importantly, a safe return from the top of the world. Perhaps, I may be sufficiently inspired and motivated to train and try for Mt E Base Camp…Once again, my best wishes to all of you.

 

WONG FOOT HIN

 

 

I believe that you will make it to the summit of Mount Everest to do Singapore’s proud. I wish you good luck and all the best to you!

 

wh.tan@pacific.net.sg

 

 

Dear friend, As our team is getting nearer to the peak, what is the role of the media(newspaper and TCS) in this country ? I think they can do much, much, much more than this page. Are we going to let this very important event bypass us ? Our heart are still so close to our 5′C’s in our priority in this country.Please do something i.e. LIVE telecast? Update the later news from the press and TV everyday, prime time slot program for the experts to discuss and interview the team members. Last but not least May God bless the team to reach the summit

 

James and Janice Thian

 

 

The usual ‘best wishes’ &amp; ‘do take care’, do REaLLy look after yourselves while you’re doing our nation proud in this glorious expedition. I’m sure your loved ones back home are proud of u &amp; would love to see all of u back in one

 

Celes

 

 

My best and warmest wishes to you all fellows at Mt Everest. May God be with you and everyone onboard. Here in Singapore, me and my friends are looking forward to yr safe trip up. Think of Singapore think of yr friends and families and think also of God, for we are all behind you fellas up there. Be brave and strong to overcome the Mt Everest.

 

Love your friends, Helen, Liza, Jen, Teng Teng, Ning Ning, Celestem, Alvin and Kelin of Stand Up for Singapore

 

 

HI CHEE MUN .. REMEMBER ME… DESMOND ..FROM JJC, MT OPHIR, TRIATHLON…RING A BELL. WELL JUST WANTED TO WISH YOU ALL THE VERY BEST IN YOUR QUEST CONQUER MT E. IF YOU NEED MORE ENERGY …. REMEMBER TO TAKE PLUS ULTRA. KEEP GOING MAN… NEVER SAY GIVE UP.. IF YOU SAY YOU CAN … YOU CAN. ALL THE WAY. ALL THE BEST AND MORE…. CHEERS

 

DES…..

 

 

Everest team Go for it but always bear in mind Boukreev’s words on the Indonesian team “..they were more committed to success than to life”. May God be with you on summit day.

 

Jonathan

 

 

Hello Mok, Didnt know you could cook so well! We are following your progress with great interest from Alexandra Hospital.I can imagine how cold and tiring it can be up in the Himalayan mountains. Climbing up Gunung Ledang in Johor was the ultimate test for me. All the best.

 

Kam San

 

 

Warm Greetings to the Everest TEAM Hello there. I understand if you are too busy to reply, but the students have been eagerly following reports from the Everest. Thank you, and GOOD LUCK.

 

Yours Sincerely, Miss Mahamutha Beevi

 

 

To the Expedition Team, Hi, Guys! We are from Thomson Secondary School, Class 3N1. So, how are you guys doing? We have heard a lot about you guys. Do you miss Singapore? So Robert, howís your teeth? Did you drop more of it? (just kidding) Donít you guys think it is dangerous to climb the Mt. Everest? Arenít you guys afraid? So, how far more to reach the summit? We are all anxious to see you guys reach the summit and place the Singapore flag up there. We hope you guys get to reach the summit safely. We wish you guys the best of luck. And hope to hear from you soon.

 

From: The class of all. 3N1, Thomson Sec Lydiawati, Bhirenjit, Ying Hsiang &amp; Chao Ming

 

 

Of all the Everest websites I’ve visited, I think the Singapore expedition is one of the best… good, timely updates and informative articles and links. All the best on your expedition.

 

Dan

 

 

Best of luck. Quest of a lifetime! Many are thinking of you and wishing you strength, courage, and trimuph.

 

Best, Seth Kaplan

 

 

“You Cannot Climb Uphill by thinking downhill thoughts”. I am glad to hear that non of the team members are having the thought of giving up. Surely, you guys have come so near to your dreams. I have seen Everest during my trips to Kathmandu. Her faces are still in my album. I too dream that one day I can scale the highest peak. But as a Singaporean, I am proud of you all, who are just days away from probably acheiving something that you will never forget for the rest of your life. So do not give up, do not give in. There is nothing great below Everest at this point of your life. Just do it !!!

 

Proud Singaporean Eugene Yeo

 

 

Dear Mountaineers, I am studying in Australia now. By chance, I was reading the ST Interactive. Let me say, you make me feel good about myself being a Singaporean. I will pray for your safety and that the weather be kind to you brave people. I know that you will be able to plant the Singapore flag at the summit of Mt Everest because you have been trained for it. Show the world that Singapore though small, can still conquer the world. You will be the first to conquer Mt Everest but never the last from Singapore. Everest will see more of Singaporeans. Lastly, remember the Singapore policy … no littering on Everest because you may cause pollution. I want you to all know that I may be in a totally different continent, on a totally different island, but I can still feel the Singapore spirit in me because of you. Bravely carry our flag up there and plant it firmly to the ground so that all may see. PS. Allow me to quote from some unknown source: It may be difficult going uphill but the view is still the best from the top.

 

Cheers, Belinda Khong

 

 

I always have great admiration for people who scaled the world highest mountain when I was a kid. It is a difficult task to do that and such a small country with people like all of you who would stand out to bring honour to Singapre is indeed commendable. HAVE FAITH IN YOURSELF AS SINGAPOREANS AT HOME WOULD GIVE THE TEAM THE MORAL SUPPORT. ALL THE BEST AND PROVE TO THE WORLD THAT WE CAN DO IT.

 

krysmeng

 

 

Hello Team Keep going. Up,up and away……..

 

Warm &amp; humid wishes Stephen

 

 

All the best wishes

 

Rodney Ooi

 

 

Good Luck Guys! You will be in our thoughts and prayers as you head to the top. Dig deep and keep goin’-

 

Sam Hunsaker

 

 

Fernando from Mexico , I am an active climber, and alway exited of new Countries reaching the summit of the giant, good luck to all of you.

 

 

Hi!How’s every one. I am following your climb every day over the radio 90.5 and 95.8.Every time I heard your voices and I would felt as if I am with you. Every word you speak as if I spoke it with you. Ever since the expedition started I have paste up the st newspaper on the wall just beside our dinning table. And I look at it every time I have my meal. And I would tell my children you are at camp 1 now or you have gone to camp 3 and back. I had only climbed the highest mountain in Singapore the Bukit Timah Hill! Is it a “hill” ? All the other high places had been level off to fill the sea.I plan to go to east malaysia for the Mount KK.I wish you all the best. It meant so much to you But by attempting it you already achieve so much. I hope it really bring you to understand the smallness of man but the “biggnest” of the soul and spirit. Majulah Singapura.

 

yoon chong

 

 

hope the weather clears for your full moon ascent. wishing you the best of luck

 

from; marilu and kevin new jersey, USA

 

 

All the best to the team as they make the final approach to the summit and a speedy recovery to those who are not feeling well. I admire the courage that you all have in attempting to reach the summit and my prayers will be with you even as you approach the summit and return home. Take courage and be strong!!!

 

Warmest Regards, Joann Low

 

 

Just wanted to say that you have my utmost respect and admiration. After reading, “Into Thin Air,” I was amazed at how daunting climbing Everest really is. It really put everything into perspective. And now I hear that the IMAX film during that fateful climb is showing in theaters across the country. How eerie it must be to see Hall’s and Fisher’s body buried in the ice. I find it oddly repulsive yet fascinating. I only wish I had the strength and fortitude to make the trek. However, I’m sure I’ll face my own Everests in my lifetime and will need to make that quest to the summit much in the same way you are doing. Good luck on the top of the world!

 

Carolyn Johnson San Antonio, Texas kidcomktg@aol.com

 

 

all the best to you guys out there’ May god be behind you all the time

 

redteddy

 

 

Best wishes to all,I really admire your courage and determination. I believe you all can make it.I have four sons-hope they follow your footsteps! I believe you all are already a winner

 

Good Luck! Noora

 

 

Hi everybody, This is the first time I’m reading about your expedition to the Everest on Straits Times Interactive cos I’m working in Japan. I was touched to read that despite so many difficulties along the way, all of you never gave up and tried your best to overcome it. I sincerely wish that you will achieve your goal and I pray for your success.

 

Loy Wei Peng

 

 

 

Hi I had heard alot of new from you guy from Tv and new. I quite new to internet stuff . ( Just Connected to Singnet) So just to send my way to mail. Take Care of yourself. Hope to see you return to singapore soon. Send a reply if you can. New comer to this internet world

 

Freddy Fong

 

 

Hi Singapore Team, I’ve been following your progress thro the ST and internet. I wish you all the best and succeed in your climb. Take Care.

 

Azmansham – Brunei

 

 

Be CAREFUL and May GOD BLESS YOU ALL….

 

Best Regards, Siew Leng

 

 

Dear members of the Mt Everest Team, For each step that you take You have our support For every obstacle that you encounter Do remember that there is a God out there who is always by your side To help you conquer it!

 

With best wishes, Susan Tay

 

 

I really want all of you to push on till the end, it is a struggle but all of NUS Temasek hall is behind you. But when safety is at risk, bear in mind that the mountain will still be there for all of you to conquer another day, “if it be not now”. ALL THE WAY, MY HEROES HOHOHOe

 

Hoe Hong Hua

 

 

To the Team, I’ve been following your progress since April. Now, YOU. in the most treacherous time of all, I wish you God speed and good fortune in your attempt for the summit. If your goals are not reached, you have achieved admiration and respect world-wide, and will have something to look forward to in the years to come.

 

Sincerely, W.E.Fee, Jr.

 

 

Dave, hope you get better soon. And conquer that Mountain.

 

VJ Asia1 Commerce Dept www.ecomz.com

 

 

Dear David and team mates, Push on , the Goddess Jomolangma is with you. The weather shall be on your side to achieve the final victory . I shall be at the airport to greet you all after your successful summit on Everest. All Singapore is with you in fact the people in our Block , the coffee shops etc…..

 

kim seng your supporter always.

 

 

We are following your expedition and appreciate your keeping us up-to-date. My mom has had me to write up reports of the Singapore Everest Expedition as part of my home-schooling current events assignments. She has taken my sister and I to see Everest at the Omni-max theater twice, and we plan to go again in the next week. We wish all the best for Justin, Edwin, Roz, Swee, and Robert in attempting the summit. We are so glad that they have reached Camp 3. May God bless you,

 

Catherine Farlow (age 10)

 

 

By the grace of God, may you take courage in the arduous days ahead. We are behind you 100%.

 

Edmund Wong

 

 

Go guys go! Go on to the top of the World! I’m proud to be a Singaporean and I’m much more prouder to be “part” of those Singaporeans to put their feet on top of the highest point in the world. Make Singapore proud guys, make your family and make yourself prouder – make us proud and MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU!!

 

Ashid,LCP8721

 

 

Wish all of you for the very best. We belief that all of you will be the 1st team of Singapore’s mountain climbers conquer the world highest peak. Make us proud to be a singaporean. Take good care and do all your best!

 

Singaporean working in Shanghai, PRC

 

 

from all of us here, do take extra care of yourselves as you attemp to reach the summit. My heart goes out to all of you man…….. TAKE CARE AND MAKE US ALL PROUD….

 

andguess

 

 

While the Singapore climbers are so close to the top I wish to congratulate them and the team that worked so hard to get them there. To quote John Amatt” When you see one person standing on top of Everest, or achieving any worthwhile goal in life, it is important to recognise the contribution of all the people who put them there” Best of luck and may God watch over all of you in these forthcoming trying days.

 

God bless, YY

 

 

MAKE SINGAPORE PROUD

 

Lai Eng Kee

 

 

Nike says “Just do it” We say “Go for it” We, Singaporeans of a small nation can achieve successes in a big way. We hope by reaching the summit is not impossible to Singaporean. “Our Country, Our Nation” plus “Our Pride” We pray for your success. GO FOR IT!

 

Alfred

 

 

Good Luck Guys, You can make to the top. Well Done and the whole of Singapore is behind you and pushing you guys up

 

Stephen Foo

 

 

Hello all the S’Pore Team from Stan and D.D. in Quincy, IL All are thoughts and prayers go to the climbing team and those in support. Be strong and be safe. We know you all can do it! Keep them in line Bruce!

 

Your Friends Stan and D.D.

 

 

Wish you guy high spirit with many in Singapore providing moral support.

 

Ling Hui a six year old girl

 

 

My prayers and best wishes are with the Singapore Team always.

 

Md Rizaini Bahari

 

 

I was worried reading about the bad weather, and how it would affect the expedition. But most importantly, about the safety of you all. I’m sincerely hoping that the weather will hold and you all will make a successful and safe climb right to the summit ‘cos you all

 

 

deserve nothing less after putting in all the hard work these years preparing just for that moment – putting Singapore flag up there.

 

Wishing you all success, Soo San

 

 

Good lluck to the five members of the team who will be attempting a climb to the summit. All the best and may you succeed and bring glory to Singapore.

 

sanskrit

 

 

ALL THE BEST TO ALL OUR SUPER-CLIMBERS!!! UP UP AND AWAY (TO THE SUMMIT) GOD BLESS

 

WILLIAM ONG E. H. SINGAPORE

 

 

Keep up the good work, you guys are almost there. Make us proud of you to see Singapore flag planted up there. It’s never an easy journey though but the fact that you have the guts, determination, courage make the journey more enduring and pleasant. Kudos to all of you for reaching the summit.

 

Teresa Leong

 

 

Dear Shani and all you brave guys in the Everest Team. We’re hearing good news and hope to hear more good news. We’re staying tuned. Good Luck and may the good forces be with you and the Team. ‘Baby Chee’ (now no more) has been keeping the gals in the ICU updated. Do take care and don’t forget to drop into SICU when you’re back home – we’ll want to share some of your greatest moments up there.From all the staff at SICU.

 

Aaron Yong

 

 

HI, TO ALL REAL MACHOMEN FROM HOME in Nepal, do not be despaired just because of pseudoaborted first attempt setback. As I have always said, succeed by all means but safety first. Chua family is glad that all are save. TRY AGAIN TOMORROW. We are all with you in all ups and all downs.We esp. I am going through all the symptoms of my final exams,ie lots of butterflies and doubts but deep in our hearts we know that you have done our country proud and succeed. Sleep well and relax. I will be meditating foe you and will be with you in the process.Best of best wishes tomorrow.All Gods be with you always. See you back in Singapore soon.

 

Chua Lee Loi

 

 

Hey Guys, really great to find out that you are attempting to submit Everest. Too bad the weather wasn’t kind. But I’m holding my breath (easier at this level!) and waiting for the good news. Take care and come back safe. My admiration goes out to the team ..submit or not it was great knowing that at least there are Singaporeans who dare to try!

 

Paul

 

 

Dear Justin &amp; all you climbers, wishing you all the best in your 2nd attempt at the summit. Praying that the weather gets better for you guys.

 

Colin Kang

 

 

You are almost there, don’t give up. It is a dream that not many will ever have in their lifetime. Always bear in mind think safety and best of luck. I hope you will be able to beam live from the roof of the world soon. Patiently we awaits.

 

Regards Albert Chan of Kong Hwa School

 

 

To all Singapore Mount Everest Team Members Good Luck And Best Wish I Am Proud To Sent This Everyone Of You Out There.

 

Jerry Sim

 

 

It was hard to sleep last night as you were on our hearts and continually in my prayers. We know that it must have been such a disappointment to have to turn back after nine long, arduous hours of climbing. But we are far more interested in your coming home safely, than your reaching the top. We feel you made a very difficult, but very wise decision to turn back. Your Expedition has been a total success in every aspect in our eyes. You have given it your all. Our girls have been inspired by your efforts, especially after having seen Everest twice now. We hope that there is another window of opportunity, but if there is not–you can come home with your heads held high. We bless you in the name of Jesus Christ,

Molly, Catherine, and Anna Farlow

 

 

 

 

Hi I had heard alot of new from you guy from Tv and new. I quite new to internet stuff . ( Just Connected to Singnet) So just to send my way to mail. Take Care of yourself. Hope to see you return to singapore soon. Send a reply if you can. New comer to this internet world

 

Freddy Fong

 

 

Hi Singapore Team, I’ve been following your progress thro the ST and internet. I wish you all the best and succeed in your climb. Take Care.

 

Azmansham – Brunei

 

 

Be CAREFUL and May GOD BLESS YOU ALL….

 

Best Regards, Siew Leng

 

 

Dear members of the Mt Everest Team, For each step that you take You have our support For every obstacle that you encounter Do remember that there is a God out there who is always by your side To help you conquer it!

 

With best wishes, Susan Tay

 

 

I really want all of you to push on till the end, it is a struggle but all of NUS Temasek hall is behind you. But when safety is at risk, bear in mind that the mountain will still be there for all of you to conquer another day, “if it be not now”. ALL THE WAY, MY HEROES HOHOHOe

 

Hoe Hong Hua

 

 

To the Team, I’ve been following your progress since April. Now, YOU. in the most treacherous time of all, I wish you God speed and good fortune in your attempt for the summit. If your goals are not reached, you have achieved admiration and respect world-wide, and will have something to look forward to in the years to come.

 

Sincerely, W.E.Fee, Jr.

 

 

Dave, hope you get better soon. And conquer that Mountain.

 

VJ Asia1 Commerce Dept www.ecomz.com

 

 

Dear David and team mates, Push on , the Goddess Jomolangma is with you. The weather shall be on your side to achieve the final victory . I shall be at the airport to greet you all after your successful summit on Everest. All Singapore is with you in fact the people in our Block , the coffee shops etc…..

 

kim seng your supporter always.

 

 

We are following your expedition and appreciate your keeping us up-to-date. My mom has had me to write up reports of the Singapore Everest Expedition as part of my home-schooling current events assignments. She has taken my sister and I to see Everest at the Omni-max theater twice, and we plan to go again in the next week. We wish all the best for Justin, Edwin, Roz, Swee, and Robert in attempting the summit. We are so glad that they have reached Camp 3. May God bless you,

 

Catherine Farlow (age 10)

 

 

By the grace of God, may you take courage in the arduous days ahead. We are behind you 100%.

 

Edmund Wong

 

 

Go guys go! Go on to the top of the World! I’m proud to be a Singaporean and I’m much more prouder to be “part” of those Singaporeans to put their feet on top of the highest point in the world. Make Singapore proud guys, make your family and make yourself prouder – make us proud and MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU!!

 

Ashid,LCP8721

 

 

Wish all of you for the very best. We belief that all of you will be the 1st team of Singapore’s mountain climbers conquer the world highest peak. Make us proud to be a singaporean. Take good care and do all your best!

 

Singaporean working in Shanghai, PRC

 

 

from all of us here, do take extra care of yourselves as you attemp to reach the summit. My heart goes out to all of you man…….. TAKE CARE AND MAKE US ALL PROUD….

 

andguess

 

 

While the Singapore climbers are so close to the top I wish to congratulate them and the team that worked so hard to get them there. To quote John Amatt” When you see one person standing on top of Everest, or achieving any worthwhile goal in life, it is important to recognise the contribution of all the people who put them there” Best of luck and may God watch over all of you in these forthcoming trying days.

 

God bless, YY

 

 

MAKE SINGAPORE PROUD

 

Lai Eng Kee

 

 

Nike says “Just do it” We say “Go for it” We, Singaporeans of a small nation can achieve successes in a big way. We hope by reaching the summit is not impossible to Singaporean. “Our Country, Our Nation” plus “Our Pride” We pray for your success. GO FOR IT!

 

Alfred

 

 

Good Luck Guys, You can make to the top. Well Done and the whole of Singapore is behind you and pushing you guys up

 

Stephen Foo

 

 

Hello all the S’Pore Team from Stan and D.D. in Quincy, IL All are thoughts and prayers go to the climbing team and those in support. Be strong and be safe. We know you all can do it! Keep them in line Bruce!

 

Your Friends Stan and D.D.

 

 

Wish you guy high spirit with many in Singapore providing moral support.

 

Ling Hui a six year old girl

 

 

My prayers and best wishes are with the Singapore Team always.

 

Md Rizaini Bahari

 

 

I was worried reading about the bad weather, and how it would affect the expedition. But most importantly, about the safety of you all. I’m sincerely hoping that the weather will hold and you all will make a successful and safe climb right to the summit ‘cos you all

 

 

deserve nothing less after putting in all the hard work these years preparing just for that moment – putting Singapore flag up there.

 

Wishing you all success, Soo San

 

 

Good lluck to the five members of the team who will be attempting a climb to the summit. All the best and may you succeed and bring glory to Singapore.

 

sanskrit

 

 

ALL THE BEST TO ALL OUR SUPER-CLIMBERS!!! UP UP AND AWAY (TO THE SUMMIT) GOD BLESS

 

WILLIAM ONG E. H. SINGAPORE

 

 

Keep up the good work, you guys are almost there. Make us proud of you to see Singapore flag planted up there. It’s never an easy journey though but the fact that you have the guts, determination, courage make the journey more enduring and pleasant. Kudos to all of you for reaching the summit.

 

Teresa Leong

 

 

Dear Shani and all you brave guys in the Everest Team. We’re hearing good news and hope to hear more good news. We’re staying tuned. Good Luck and may the good forces be with you and the Team. ‘Baby Chee’ (now no more) has been keeping the gals in the ICU updated. Do take care and don’t forget to drop into SICU when you’re back home – we’ll want to share some of your greatest moments up there.From all the staff at SICU.

 

Aaron Yong

 

 

HI, TO ALL REAL MACHOMEN FROM HOME in Nepal, do not be despaired just because of pseudoaborted first attempt setback. As I have always said, succeed by all means but safety first. Chua family is glad that all are save. TRY AGAIN TOMORROW. We are all with you in all ups and all downs.We esp. I am going through all the symptoms of my final exams,ie lots of butterflies and doubts but deep in our hearts we know that you have done our country proud and succeed. Sleep well and relax. I will be meditating foe you and will be with you in the process.Best of best wishes tomorrow.All Gods be with you always. See you back in Singapore soon.

 

Chua Lee Loi

 

 

Hey Guys, really great to find out that you are attempting to submit Everest. Too bad the weather wasn’t kind. But I’m holding my breath (easier at this level!) and waiting for the good news. Take care and come back safe. My admiration goes out to the team ..submit or not it was great knowing that at least there are Singaporeans who dare to try!

 

Paul

 

 

Dear Justin &amp; all you climbers, wishing you all the best in your 2nd attempt at the summit. Praying that the weather gets better for you guys.

 

Colin Kang

 

 

You are almost there, don’t give up. It is a dream that not many will ever have in their lifetime. Always bear in mind think safety and best of luck. I hope you will be able to beam live from the roof of the world soon. Patiently we awaits.

 

Regards Albert Chan of Kong Hwa School

 

 

To all Singapore Mount Everest Team Members Good Luck And Best Wish I Am Proud To Sent This Everyone Of You Out There.

 

Jerry Sim

 

 

It was hard to sleep last night as you were on our hearts and continually in my prayers. We know that it must have been such a disappointment to have to turn back after nine long, arduous hours of climbing. But we are far more interested in your coming home safely, than your reaching the top. We feel you made a very difficult, but very wise decision to turn back. Your Expedition has been a total success in every aspect in our eyes. You have given it your all. Our girls have been inspired by your efforts, especially after having seen Everest twice now. We hope that there is another window of opportunity, but if there is not–you can come home with your heads held high. We bless you in the name of Jesus Christ,

 

Molly, Catherine, and Anna Farlow

 

 

 

HEY, HEY, YOUR GREAT GUYS, YOU REALLY ALL SINGAPOREAN FEEL PROUND. THIS IS ONE OF MY MOST EXCITED MOMENT, WHEN I HEARD THE NEWS FROM MY RADIO. CONGRATULATION. MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

 

WILLIAM ONG ENG HIAN

 

 

It’s heartwarming to know that our Singaporean Everest Team has reached the top of Mt Everest. Congratulations to each &amp; everyone of you who played a major part on this expedition to make Singapore known to the rest of the world. God speed on your descent from the summit.

 

Justina Tan

 

 

Dear all the members of the Singapore Everest Team, CONGRATULATIONS ON CONQUERING THE SUMMIT! Just learned about your great acievement in the news. My husband, John, and I felt so excited we had goosepumps! After our trip to Ladakh 9 years ago, John dreamed of climbing Everest . We are so happy that you did it for all of us. I have seen Japanese teams(my countrymen) make it to the summit before, but was never so excited as today. We are really proud of you. Wishing you a safe return.

 

John and Yuri

 

 

Hi to every menber. Cogratulation, you all have make Singapore proud.I long dream standing on the top of the world.Although I didn’t have the chance, I still share the joy when I hear the news. All the best on your return ..

 

Wong Shee Wing

 

 

Hi, with warm greetings. On your way down M.T.EVEREST, wish you go down safely. I guess it will take you a VERY,VERY long time to get down MAY GOD BLESS YOU IN ALL WAYS!!!

 

Kelvin Leong

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS!! FROM ALL OF US – STAFF OF MTK CHEMICALS PTE LTD. IS WONDERFUL TO HEAR THAT YOU HAVE REACHED THE SUMMIT.

 

Darshan Singh

 

 

I heard from F.M 93.3 today at nine o’clock++ that YOU ALL,Singapore climbers had reach the top of the of luck. :) world!!!!!(YEA!YEA!YEA!!) The hard work you all,climbers, had put in had not been wasted. Don’t bother about all those reports on saying something like you all were just finding some stupid reasons that you could not r reach the top. Anyway you all had prove to them that you can make it!!!!!! YES! !! CONGRATULATIONS! THREE CHEERS FOR ALL THE CLIMBERS

 

Agnes

 

 

Well done! Our Best wishes for your success.

 

From: Siew Keong &amp; Caris

 

 

To the Everest team: Congratulations! You have made it to the top! We are so happy for you! Thank God everyone is safe. Time for celebrations now….

 

Loh Koah Fong

 

 

You guys have made Singapore proud! We are behind you 100%. Go for the summit, keep the Singapore flag flying high

 

S.W. Cheng

 

 

By conquering the Everest, guys, you have made the whole nation proud of you. To me its the equivalent of conquering the World Cup. The whole nation should be proud, not only of the two men, but the whole team. My heartiest congrats to all of you. This achivement will defenitely propel more Singaporeans to greater achivement.

 

Simply, Raja &amp; Fly.

 

 

Congras!!! You guys made it. I was following closely on your top-of- the-world attempt. It hurts me when people write in to say that your activity should be restricted to the individuals. But today you proof them all wrong. You have made me proud. I am a Singaporean and I am proud of your achievement.

 

Dennis Khoo

 

 

To all in the team (including the Sherpas), Hip hip hooray ! Congratulations ! It is such a grand feeling reading the news. And I’m sure it must be a “grand-er” feeling for you. There is a glow that comes from within that’s really beyond any words that could possibly expressed it.

 

Chrys Woon

 

 

Congatulations to the Singapore Team !!! I’m proud that you have succeeded in flying the Singapore Flag at the summit of Mt. Everest !!! Though we’re one of the smallest country in the world, we are still able to conquer the highest ! CONGRATULATIONS !!!

 

&gt;From : Caroline H

 

 

Our heartiest congratulations to the Singapore team for this historical achievement. We are very very proud of the entire team. Your determination to conquer this peak in the wake of life-threathening physical conditions holds a lesson for all of us. Have a safe journey down and look forward to coming home soon.

 

Staff of Kent Ridge Digital Labs (KRDL)

 

 

Congratulations to the Singapore Mt Everest Team for reaching to the top of the world this morning (25/05/1998). Let’s cheer for them : Hip. Hip Hurray !; Hip. Hip Hurray !; Hip. Hip Hurray ! It is thru’ sheer hardwork and determination for this team to be successful in their expedition. We are all very proud of our very own Singapore Mt Everest Team. I’m sure all Singaporeans share the joy with you guys &amp; gals out there. Be careful and hope that you will come back to Singapore, your homeland soon. CONGRATS ONCE AGAIN !!!!

 

Cheers,Angela Oh &amp; Suhailayati

 

 

Congratulations! Congratulations! We are very happy and proud to hear about the team success. Hoping that my sons will be able to conquer Mt. Everest as well when they grew up. Maybe, they can trained with U.

 

Best Regards Ben, Kathy, &amp; sons (luck kid and zen kid)

 

 

We did it, we did it, …Oops I mean YOU did it,yes you did it for us, for all Singaporeans. THANK YOU ,THANKS A LOT.( WE, CHUA FAMILY HAS NEVER HAS ANY DOUBT AT ALL THAT YOU WILL SUCCEED).It is a long long wait but worth every bit of it even getting peptic ulcers and loss of sleep last night. We cried when we heard,we cry with joy in our hearts.In this times of bad regional news, YOU gave us fresh hope. wish you a save journey home and not forgetting all the great Sherpas who made it possible. LOVE, LOVE LOVE.

 

chuakeeloi

 

 

Congratulations to the whole team! More importantly, all are safe!

 

Siew Lian

 

 

Way to go boys! You have done all Singaporeans proud. I ‘ll remember this day. (Shouldn’t be hard since it’s my brother’s birthday as well.) Once again, Congrats!

 

Gene and Kareen

 

 

Hi, Congrats on the successful attempts made. You all have done us proud regardless if you reach the peak or not. Reaching the peak is just another bonus to us Singaporeans. Well done and best

 

Best Regards, Weng Hoe

 

 

Great to hear that we’ve made it!! You’ve made the entire nation proud. Thank You and God bless.

 

Mark Yeo Adelaide

 

 

Congratulations……….At last our nations have something to be proud of. Go….Go…..Go…..GO……!!!!! GO Nepal, GO Everest, GO to the top, and it’s time to GO back home to SINGAPORE…. May all of you reach safely back to SINGAPORE……

 

Nazrie

 

 

Well done, to all the climbers and team members, including the support groups. The efforts were well rewarded. Safety must still be on the minds of all. Wish to see everyone back home.

 

William Chan, Singapore.

 

 

HI editor, Wow, the feeling is great today !!!! I am a spore student in scotland edinburgh …. To hear tat our state flag is flying proudly on the mount everest really makes me a very proud man!! Away from home, this the always the kind of home new tat motivate us to bring glory to our country . Granted tat sporeis small in size but tat is not gonna dampen our crave for greater height! We have show tat we can reach the same achievement as others ….This is not arrogance but we must always constantly push ourselves to bigger successs……To the everest team…my message is…..well done guys! Ur effort is recognised by fellow sporena all ard the world. U guys are our motivators….keep going &amp; we’d work together to fly our flag high in all part of the world !!!!!cheers…..

 

Eric Tan

 

 

To the S’pore team Congratulations to the brave S’pore team on this great achievement. It is fantastic to know that our S’pore flag is flying proudly right on top of the roof of the world !. Well done to everyone.

 

Best wishes Chew Family in Belgium

BRAVO!! WHAT CAN I SAY BUT TO CONGRATULATE THOSE WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE EXPEDITURE. WELL DONE BOYS! SINGAPORE DID IT AGAIN!

 

CATAN1

 

 

 

 

Congratulation on reaching the summit! The Mount Everest Team has done all Singaporeans proud. Read the news on the net this morning in Edinburgh, Scotland. I have been following your progress for the past weeks and I’m glad you have done it. I’m really happy for all of you. My best wishes to everyone for a safe journey back to Singapore. Congratulation again! Well done! You have done it!!!

 

Howard Ng

 

 

Congratulations! I am so proud of all of you I almost cried! Take a well deserved rest and then hop on the next challenge, thats enjoying life to the fullest!!!!

 

Best Wishes and Future successes, Winston Chang and Family

 

 

You guys have really done a great job by planting the Singapore flag on the top of the world! You’ve done the country and all of us proud!

 

A fellow Singaporean

 

 

Well done! Thanks for the great moment, and thanks for making me so proud to be a Singaporean! HURRAY! Now, just please take really good care of yourselves on your descent, ok?

 

Low Wee Meng

 

 

Thanks for the great moment, thanks for making us so proud to be Singapoeans. Your courage and determination will inspire us in different ways for a long time to come. HURRAY TO OUR VERY OWN HEROES!

 

Lai Ming and Wee Meng, Pasir Ris, Singapore

 

 

It was great to hear that all of you have succeeded, although you first attempt have already made us Singaporeans proud. Most important now is to have a safe journey home (on 4 June?).

 

Wishes from Connie Teo, Penny Siau, Charles Hung, Jeffry Ho and Sandra Tan of Kodak Singapore, Digital &amp; Applied Imaging

 

 

Members of the Singapore Everest Team, You have done our country proud. I am also happy that you have attained your dream of conquering the Everest. It’s just fantastic! What a great day for all of us here in Singapore. Safe journey back to Singapore.

 

Terence Ng

 

 

Congrraaattttssssss… you have done it! We are so proud of u!!! 3 cheers for the Singapore Mt. Everest team!

 

jingting, jingyi, zhangyuan.

 

 

To all the climbers, Well done guys !!! You had made it !!! It’s a great day for all of us. Sometimes it’s other people lack of faith in us that makes the difference and provided that extra push to strive even harder to do what we want to achieve. And you guys have clearly shown us what we can achieve when we put our hearts and souls in doing the things that matter to us, no matter how crazy it seems. Your true grit and determination are truly admirable and I salute you. Once again, congrats and well done. We’re proud of you.

 

Ng Ngai Meng

 

 

Well done. We’re very happy of your incredible achievement. Thank you for making us Singaporeans proud.

 

Ling SY

 

 

YOU ALL DID IT! Congratulations to the Singapore Everest Mountain Team. For those who went up and those who support them who did. What a feeling! Exhilarating! You set the precedent for others to follow. If not your footsteps, then at least your climbing spirit. Keep climbing… With best wishes and memories from

 

Luke, Percy (my wife who detest climbing) and Jamie (my toddling baby who is now learning to climb all over the house)

 

 

Congratulation !!! We are proud of you, You sure have done Singapore PROUD.

 

Warmth regards, KC Lee, S’pore.

 

 

We are proud of u!

 

daryl &amp; ching

 

 

Hearty Congrats on surmounting the ultimate ordeal.

 

radharaj@mbox5.singnet.com.sg

 

 

You have made Singapore and Singaporean very proud. We too can scale great heights! Congratulations Singapore Team!

 

from Singapore family, Johari Junaidah Mahirah Muhammad Khairi

 

 

Here’s a great message from us here, Lawrence, diane and our little darling, Hannah. We are very proud of you back home and we are eagerly awaiting your safe journey back home, From all of us in Singapore, MAJULLAH SINGAPURA…….. I know the feeling mann.. We ourselves were at the top of Europe Jungfraujoch mountain, although it was a less feat compared to the tremendous terrain you guys have gone thru…. The feeling you experience when you are in the mountains is definitely out of this world. I actually broked down and cried, with my wife and my little child with me. Anyway, congratulations.

 

 

Congratulations to each and every one of you! I’m so proud of you guys and was almost in tears when I heard of the news this evening. Thank you for the great news; if not for it, I would have ended this day in a very depressing note. I have been coping with a physical handicap for some time and just this morning, I was rendered helpless in a social context. I thought it will take me quite a while to get over the incident but it was to be otherwise. You guys have come this far despite the many difficulties that have been pathed along your way and I will always bear this achievement of the whole team in mind as I go on to conquer my own “Mt Everest”. Thank you for the inspiration. God bless you and bring you all safely back to S’pore.

 

Tammy

 

 

Congrats !!! It must have been tough up there. But your determination and perseverence saw you through. You have done Singapore proud. Hope that more of you guys can make it up there. And maybe one day, you will bring me up too. Cheers. And ciao.

 

Jason Tan and Wong Tuck Weng Two Singaporeans near Venice, Italy. (There are no mountains here)

 

 

To all those involved in the Mount Everest Expedition, Congrats! You guys had really done Singapore proud. I can feel the excitement even though I am in UK. Once again, many cheers to your determination and hardwork for succeeding in such a magnificent feat.

 

Sam WBS, Warwick

 

 

sing sing sing … singapore waiting for you ! have a safe journey home.

 

dmkk

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Repeated 43 times, each by one of us in P3A Pei Hwa Presbyterian Primary School) to YOU ALL on the conquest of Mount Everest. We are very happy and excited for and with you. After weeks of discussions and filling half of our class’ bulletin board with articles and photographs from the newspapers and your daily dispatches through the Internet, this is really a fantastic climax. HIP!! HIP!!HURRAY!!

 

MWEE

 

 

Congrats!!! You guys made us so proud of you. Well done!

 

Chew Ling

 

 

At times I really doubted if you’d make it to the top. That you did shows the metal you are made of. I salute the team’s endurance against unimaginable odds. You are an inspiration of courage and determination for all of us. God bless you with a safe descent and good weather !!!

 

Ng Yuet Ling

 

 

WEll DONE >>> GUYS. C’MON GIVE THEM A TIGER!!!!! THREE CHEERS FOR THEM! THREE CHEERS FOR SINGAPORE!! THREE CHEERS FOR ALL SINGAPOREANS!!! U HAVE DONE US ALL PROUD

 

alhoo@pacific.net.sg

 

congratulations team! we’r proud to hear that the team had made it to the everest… hope to see u all return soon Best Wishes to all of u there.

 

sihui

 

 

I’m very proud of this team for their successful heroic attempt to conquer the world highest peak. Who say Singapore cannot achieve big things? They deserve the fullest support and cheers from every Singaporeans. May they come back safely soon and celebrate this victory with Singapore. CONGRATULATIONS!

 

Frederick Chan

 

 

Bravo and I’m impressed with their determination to conquer the greatest challenge in the world. Well done, guys.

 

Best regards Ezzy

 

 

Well done from a Canadian family who has been following your expedition these past few months. May you all have the opportunity to return to Everest, should you wish and most especially for those climbers who weren’t able to summit this year. Good luck on the trek out.

 

The Harding family

 

 

Best wishes to all of you !!!From students of Kranji Sec School Sec three 3A….You all made the Singaporeans proud!!!!

 

From:Kranji Sec School

 

 

ell done guys!!! i’m Diana from Kranji Sec. Sch. i’ve read about your expedition. It is not easy for people to just take up this kind of risky challenge. I’m sure for such expeditions, you have to be physically and mentally fit. You also have to be physically, mentally and spiritually prepared. That’s all I have to say. last but not least, CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

Congratulations to the First Singapore Everest Team from all the Staff of Nera (SEA) Pte Ltd. We are honoured to be able to share the moment with you guys and contributed towards the transmission of digital pictures via our satellite equipments. We are all very happy that Singaporeans too are able to scale the Everest summit and proved to everyone out there that there we can duplicate whatever feat the rest of the world can perform. VERY PROUD OF YOU GUYS and hope to meet up with you when you are back. Cheers !!!!!!

 

pokey@nerasea.com.sg

 

 

Congratulation, you tough Singaporean guys &amp; girls out there !! WE HAVE MADE IT!! I was so touched by the well wishes to your great achievement for Singapore. I am and my family is proud and always will be to be Singaporean. (You make it!!). I know how tough, dangerous and how much endurance you have to stretch through after watching the Mount Everest film in the Omni theatre and I have told my sons that this is the greatest test on human endurance to the hightest point. And you guys make it….Oh we are so proud of you !! God bless all of you through out and all the way back to your HOME…SINGAPORE !!!

 

Png M.L. &amp; family Serangoon Central SINGAPORE

 

 

I feel so proud for Singapore that we finally managed to place our flag on the roof of the world – YES! …the world!! (*gleaming with pride*). My heartfelt and sincere appreciation for the bravery and courage of the team, espeicially (of course) to Swee Chiow and Edwin Siew…thank you all for paving the way and showing all Singaporeans that we can achieve our dreams…UNITED WE STAND.

 

Tristan Quek C L …fellow singaporean ;-)

 

 

To the favourites sons of Singapore. “To summit” and never “to submit” – we have heard you loud and clear. It’s amazing what one can achieve when we set out with single-minded passion to bring glory to Singapore, through individual excellence and teamwork. There is indeed much hope for our future. Whatever the stress, whatever the efforts and whereever the goal or “summit”, as long as there is meaningful purpose, the achievements are worth it! A grateful nation now awaits your safe and speedy return.

 

&gt;From Michael, Rosie &amp; Timothy Heng (Holland Hill, Singapore)

 

 

My heartest congrats to the whole team &amp; the sherpas. Especially to my friend Edwin for making it to the TOP, which would not have been possible if you had not been brave enough to give up an office job, for an outdoor job which you love so much. I’m just proud and a wee bit jealous of your courage to choose your life and achieved what you setted out to do. Once again credit to all who braved the elements and won! seeya all back home real soon.

 

Tan Hian Kwee Edinburgh,uk

 

 

Congratulations to you guys for making Singapore proud! I’m sure it was a tough challenge but this shows that with determination and support and faith, anything is possible!!

 

masturah shaari

 

 

Hey Guys, Congratulations seems totally inadequate for your achievement. You’ve conquered the unconquerable. Every one of you deserves every bit of praise you get. May the endurance and hardship you’ve all been through serve as inspiration for all of us. May the pride you now feel remain topmost in your minds forever.

 

William Morton

 

 

To:The Singapore Everest Team Congratulations! Your hard work, perseverance and commitment have paid off. You have succeeded in climbing the highest peak on earth. We are extremely proud of your achievement. Have a safe journey home.

 

Warmest regards, Adele

 

 

Congratulations on reaching the summit!! Great job!

 

Robert A. Peters

 

 

To the Singapore Everest team, I’ve been following your progress closely and I am just as elated as you that you have managed to plant the Singapore flag on the summit. My congratulations to everyone in the team. This is a fantastic team effort.

 

Chong Boon

 

 

Team at Mount Everest. Congrats on your achievement. Good effort. Keep the flag flying.

 

Stephanie Seah/Singapore

 

 

To all team members, WELL DONE! You have make the Nation Proud!

 

Edward Phang

 

 

MY HEARTIEST CONGRATULATIONS TO THE SINGAPORE EVEREST TEAM. YOU HAVE ALL DONE SINGAPORE PROUD. WISH YOU A SAFE JOURNEY HOME. GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU.

 

Molly Koh

 

 

You guys made us all proud ! Have a safe joyous &amp; safe trip home.

 

A Singaporean in HK

 

 

What can I say except well done and congratulation!! Another feather in the cap for Singapore. Rest well and take care.

 

S.H Chee California, U.S.A

 

 

Hey Guys! So you feel that you need to do it! Excellent job! you’ve done it! All your sacrifices have paid off indeed. You did it for us. I’m so proud to be a Singaporean. Small we may be but we showed the world that we have the determination, perserverance and the brains to overcome any great obstacles. Also, my heartfelt congratulations to all those who toiled and perspired behind the scene. This is the spirit of being Singaporean. Keep it up, Singapore!

 

Linda

 

 

I knew you guys would do it – Great news!! Namaste &amp; Congratulations especially to Dave Lim – the brain child of this whole expedition. What next?

 

Allyson, Brisbane Australia

 

 

To The Team! CONGRATS! You guys showed the world. Against all the unfounded criticism of the media after the first attempt, you guys have proved yourself. You have made your country proud and and today, as a Singaporean, I stand proud, because you guys against all adversity and minimal support, made it to the top, and even if you didn’t, the courageous effort was made. To the Team Leader and the rest of the Team who didn’t physically make it to the top, in my eyes, you did.

 

Scalpel

 

 

Dear Singapore team. Congratulations on making it to the summit of Mt.Everest. It must have been hard to do something like that. I can now end my project by saying that you made it to the top.

 

Regards from Samuel Laffy aged 9.

 

 

Congratulations to the Singapore Mount Everest Team on reaching the top of the world. My family has been following since the beginning of April your task. We have read Into Thin Air and have also seen the Imax Everest.We did this so that we could feel and see what you were all experiencing.We would also like to congratulate the Straits Times on the wonderful coverage that we have read every day for the last six weeks. We now wish you a safe return back to Katmandu and on to Singapore where we hope you have a great welcome home celebration!

 

Patricia, Chris and Alexander Christenson Poway, California

 

 

 

Good on you mates!! Having been through those hardship, it has finally been paid off. I always have the faith and no doubts ever since your expendition commenced. Your success has made the team as well as us – Singaporeans proud. Congratulations again!!! … And have a safe journey back to our homeland – Singapore.

 

Ling Tasmania

 

 

Dear Conquering Team Members, Congrats. on your part of planting the Singapore flag on top of the world and to your safe return.

 

Charles Tan

 

 

Ha! Ha! You made it! You made it! Yes…. Yeeesss….YESSSS!!!! It makes me feel good just to say it!!!! Wish I could have been there…..

 

Lynette

 

 

Well done Singapore Everest Team! You guys are great! We Singaporeans feel really proud of you all. Especially your endurance, courage and strong determination in planting our National Flag on the top summit of Mount Everest. Keep up the good work and once again, THREE CHEERS FOR THE S’PORE EVEREST TEAM!

 

DLee

 

 

It is fantastic news to hear that you, Singaporean and PRs alike, plant the national flag on the peak of the world. It is a wonderful sense of achievement and nationalistic pride that I can relate to. Well done, team ! And to those who said, aloud or in silence, “what’s the big fuss ?”, how I wish all well-wishers here challenge you, obnoxious lots, or maybe just plain lazybone, to a climb at Mount Ophir. If you have a dream, if you have the guts and energy to achieve your dreams, by all means – do it ! Otherwise, you are simply no more than a dreamer – I pity you.

 

Kenny Goh

 

 

Hi guys, You have made us proud. I am a Singaporean working in KL for the last two years. I’ve been following your progress + success story from the the internet. You guys are my Heroes. Congrats again!!!

 

Mik

 

 

Hi Everest Team, Congratulations to all of you. Ever since your departured, I’d been tracking your news until now. Well done to all the team members and without all the team work, S’pore Flag will not be flying at the top of the world. Eager to see the team back and share the true experience. Bye and hear from you pals.

 

Francis

 

 

Well done , excellence task achieved. Congratulation to my fellow Singapore team of Mount Everest. I felt so proud of being a Singaporean. Keep it up with your good jop! Looking forward to see more Singaporean conquer the world highest mountain.

 

Elson Koh

 

 

Our admiration to one and all on your conquest. We, Singaporeans are very proud of your achievement. Safe journey home. We want to share your pains and joys.

 

Fm: SPRC and Residents of Spottiswoode Park.

 

 

Thank you for your coverage of our fellow Singaporean’s success to reach the peak of Mt Everest. However, it is puzzling why your paper chose to report that Mr Siew’s girlfriend’s brother is an engineering undergraduate of NTU. Is the information relevant or even remotely interesting to readers? Thank you

 

Isabella Hoh

 

 

To the bravest people in Singapore who have conquered the highest mountain in the world. On Monday, my school went to the Science Centre to view the Omnimax Everest movie. Now I know how difficlut is it to scale the mountain. You guys are the greatest!!!!!!!!!

 

From Maurice Han Maris Stella

 

 

I was typing away when I heard over the news that you guys already made it to the top. MAN! I had goose bump all over me. I don’t think words can expressed the feeling in heart. I have read so much about Hillery and many others, this one really felt close to my heart. You guys, have done a good job. Get back soon and God bless you folks.

 

Man Kah Lok Daniel

 

 

You all have made it! I as a Singaporean is proud of you all!

 

Ng Wei Liang

 

 

Congratulations on reaching the summit of Mount Everest! We did a composition about Mount Everest and our teacher, Mr K.C. Tan, also told us about your progress up the highest mountain in the world. You guys deserve all the praises and cheers from us down at Singapore!!! Great Job !!!

 

Temasek Secondary School Sec: 2/5

 

 

You did a wonderful job! You made it! I’ve seen Everest three times. God Bless you and keep you.

 

Lowell D. Farlow

 

 

It is both exciting and refreshing to know that Singaporeans have what it takes to be a worldclass team!  Congrats to Khoo Swee Chiow and Edwin Siew on a job well done!

 

Cheers! ST

 

 

My family had been following your team progress via the cyberspace, and now, the success in conquering Mt.Everest had been an exhilirating experience even by reading your account. Our heartiest congratulations and wishing you all, a safe journey home. Well Done!!

 

-Amas, Negara Brunei Darussalam.

 

 

i think the most important thing you people need to make is the decision. i guess this climb has indeed fulfil your higest order of needs, the self-actualisation needes. you people have been on your best. you are doing very fine and well done. climbing the everset is a test of mental and you guys have indeed pushed yourselves to a point that you have actually suceeded in exceeding your limit. well-done. many are envious of your opportunity. i will like to try climbing the everest too, if given the chance. tell you men, a great job is done. i believe that you all have abundant of memorable memories. the beautiful sunrise and sunset in Nepal, the contiunous mountain ranges that goes on and on, dropping yourself in the amidst of tall mountain overlooking at you. the beautiful sight is one thing you must keep and pass it on to your fellow people.

 

May Ling Lee

 

 

The pupils from Rosyth school would like to congratulate the whole Mount Everest Team for their courageous and successful expedition.

 

meow

 

 

I am interested in how the team trained while in Singapore. I am living in Hong Kong right now but used to go wilderness backpacking with my Singaporean friends. But that was when we were living in the USA. I would like to know where the Everest team trained, in Singapore. There is no space in Hong Kong that is for sure. thanks.

 

angus

 

 

Looking forward to the return of our heroes. It had been really a long wait. We have been checking the progress ever since your guys departed. Duirng the day of the summit bid, I even stay up all nite checking for any updates from the base camp. We are even more anxious and excited than waiting for our exam results. Can’t help but start jumping all around the palce screening like a mad man when I received the news that the SIngapore Team had make it to the TOP. As a adventure lover, I salute you guys for your courage and determination.

 

Jackie Goh

 

 

To Edwin Siew, Congratulations ! You’ve done it once again !! This note speaks on behalf of all of us here. When you came out in the newspapers somewhere in 1987 or earlier, for doing the first double somersault for the vault apparatus during the Inter-School Gymnastics Competition, we were overwhelmed and totally excited with such publicity. It was a small column in the Sports page which described your achievement as it was the first successful attempt in Singapore. But now, look at the kind of publicity you’re getting. WOW !! You always wanted to try the impossible and even during training, you never gave up in your endervour to succeed. Well, you’ve really succeeded in “The Impossible” and we’re all especially happy for you. No words can describe the amount of joy and pride that is in us to have known that you made it. The first one too !! However, please take care of yourself and come back home safely. Only when you’re back in S’pore will your success be truly completed. We have been following the expedition closely and will continue to do so until you return home. P/S : Hmmm, all your photos which we have taken in secondary school will now be worth something !! Maybe we can even write a book about you !!! Just kidding !

 

From, All of Your Gym Buddies (Weixian, Jincai, Renjun, Yongzhang, Meiyun, Lina and myself, Adreina.)

 

I’m a Singaporean living in New Zealand. Each day as I drive to school, I would be memerised by the mountains which I know would be snow-capped in winter. The sight is awesome and at this moment, the first batch of Singaporeans would be embarking on a journey that would no doubt, be recorded in the history of Singapore. Best of luck gentlemen and may God’s Light be upon you in each step you make.

 

Arthur Chin

 

 

Just want to send my regards to the expedition team currently doing all Singaporeans proud. I will be praying very hard for their safe return. I wish that their expedition to Mount Everest will be smooth no matter what unforseen circumstances they will to face. Just want to tell them, they can do it, they must do it and they will do it. Hereby declaring to the nation … I am very proud to be a Singaporean.

 

Cheers Patrick Lum Heriot-Watt university Edinburgh, UK

 

 

Dear Climbers, American newspapers don’t carry your story but thanks to the webpage I’ll be able to follow your progress. Best wishes from me! I’m very proud of you! I’m sure Singaporeans abroad share my sentiments. Good luck! We’ll be watching your journey from this part of the world.

 

-Wena Poon, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

 

 

Here’s wishing the Mt. Everest Team the very BEST! Special regards to Mr Leong =)

 

Xuanhui

 

 

Be careful out there and God go with you

 

MVooner

 

 

to all the everest team members, take care and god speed.

 

kh tan

 

 

Hi, I would like to wish all of you the best and a very successful climb! Go for IT!!!

 

Kent Tan

 

 

I wish you a safe and fulfilling expedition. Hope you all will have fine weather and good fun (alright, I know it’s stressful, but still…) I’m impressed with the level of committment and hardwork you all put into this expedition. Special wishes going out to Johann Annuar and Justin Lean. “You can make magic, you can do anything you desire.”

 

- Josselyn

 

 

Dearest fellow country-men, We would like to extend our utmost gratitudes to the team of climbers and the many who have contributed in this conquest, for doing the nation proud. Thanks for all your commitments and hardwork put into this expedition. Have a great time out there! We’ll see you guys on the net everyday for the next few months! of good faith and courage!”

 

Amelia &amp; Belinda

 

 

We have always admired people who have the courage to conquer the world’s peaks and we would like to wish all climbers the very best in this expedition. Believe in yourself, you are gonna make it!

 

Best regards from daryl and ching.

 

 

Dear Shani and team, All the best to you and fellow climbers.Don’t forget – coming down is the harder part! My prayers go with all of you.

 

Best rgds Jonathan Siew

 

 

Hope that you guys are able to conquer and attained your ambitions. Keep in mind that both top physique and natural instincts are vital to you. Cheers. Go For It! We believe you can do it.

 

Sim Kai Bee &amp; Jen Tan Lay Kheng

 

 

To each and everyone of you, our best wishes. Most importantly, take care.

 

Hwee Lin &amp; Family

 

 

My family and I wish you the Best of Luck on your forthcoming cimb on Mount Everest. A number of years ago we saw Everest from a Royal Nepal airplane and the sight bought us to tears. It is truly breathtaking. We are looking forward to following your journey up the mountain. Good Luck

 

The Christenson Family Poway, California

 

 

To the brave Singapore Mount Everest team– Go with God!

 

–Lara

 

 

Good Luck and Best Wishes On Your Dreams” Make us proud and let the world take notice that Singaporeans are good in whatever we do, once we set our minds to it, like the Lions we are. Charge and tread carefully, make the peak our prey and plant the Flag of our nation. Nobody can take this achievement away from you.

 

Chiang and Theresa

 

 

To the S’pore Everest Team, I would like to wish you all every success in your attempt to summit Everest. Hope your ascend will be smooth and the weather kind throughout. Cheers.

 

Paul Ho

 

 

When the going gets tough, the tough get going. Remember that when you encounter difficulties and always remember that the whole nation is behind you. Do yourselves, you loved ones and Singapore proud! Good Luck!

 

Eddie Tan

 

I have heard about this climb over radio but have not paid much attention to it. Hence, I am not very sure what it’s all about. However, I am very certain that the climbers who are attempting this great challenge must have been very courageous, determined and foucused in their objective. May I wish them all the Be best and a successful climb!

Samuel Lim