Pulling for Recognition: Singapore's national tug-of-war team aims to raise the sport's profile

Singapore's tug-of-war national team, whose existence not many know of, trains quietly in the secluded confines of Bedok Reformative Training Centre. -- ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM
Singapore's tug-of-war national team, whose existence not many know of, trains quietly in the secluded confines of Bedok Reformative Training Centre. -- ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

Three times a week, a group of burly men and women gather in the secluded confines of Bedok Reformative Training Centre to train for a serious competitive sport few people know exists.

But Singapore's national tug of war team, a dedicated bunch of men and women from the Singapore Prison Service and Singapore Police Force, aims to raise the profile of a sport which many associate with the carnival fairground.

And they are determined to do it through tough training and winning in international competitions.

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