For The Love Of The Game

Hooked by the Axe Factor

Football may be Singapore's No. 1 sport but there are other sporting love affairs around the island. The Straits Times seeks out less popular games and discovers that a country's passion for sport, even in this time of Covid-19, burns brightly. This fortnightly series will take a break and resume in September.

Axe Factor founder Samuel Tey with the tools of the sport, which involves participants hurling axes at a target board some 4m away. ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO
Axe Factor founder Samuel Tey with the tools of the sport, which involves participants hurling axes at a target board some 4m away. ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO

When he came across a video of Aquaman star Jason Momoa swigging beer and hurling an axe at a target board in late 2017, a light bulb went off in Samuel Tey's head.

Within 12 months, he had founded Axe Factor, Singapore's first and only axe-throwing range.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 12, 2021, with the headline 'Hooked by the Axe Factor'. Subscribe