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Mushrooming community of paragliders in areas like Marina Bay

Published on Mar 7, 2013 5:47 PM

If you have spotted some parachute-like wings dotting the skies above open fields in Woodlands, Tuas and Marina Bay, they likely belong to members of the seven-month-old Paragliders Association Singapore.

The association, started in August, aims to promote the aerial sport here and has already attracted 35 daredevils, ranging in age from 24 to 64.

But restrictions on aerial activities here means the paragliders only practise their skills on land. They take to the skies in overseas destinations such as Malaysia, Indonesia and Nepal, where paragliding is widely practised.

But that has not clipped the wings of a growing paragliding community here.

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