Nature of Business
Orienteering has its presence in Singapore back in 1977 when the Swedish Orienteering Federation was on a promotional tour and made a stopover in Singapore. After the event, the Swedish Orienteers felt that Singapore had good potential to do Orienteering and helped to start the sport here in Singapore. Then in 1978, the Orienteering Federation of Singapore was established. The high life of OFS was short-lived as the rapid development of Singapore's economy saw the privatised of many land space into roads and buildings. Many green spaces were lost and coupled with the government's focus on an information economy, the sport slowly lost its interest and was shelved aside into the archives.
To many Singaporeans, the knowledge to combine navigation with trail running is mainly unheard of. The OFS was reestablished in 2014 as the governing authority in the development and promotion of the sport. The Orienteering Federation of Singapore (OFS) aims to:
- Promote and Educate the public in Singapore about Orienteering as a sport.
- Develop a set of standardise coaching and competition guidelines to put Orienteering on par with the levels of the other national sports.
- Train and Build a competitive team for National representation in worldwide Orienteering event.
- An Opportunity to care and contribute back to the community.
If you are interested in learning a new sport and want to pick up Orienteering, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
or find us on https://www.facebook.com/OrienteeringSG/