Two Singaporeans conquered Mount Everest in separate expeditions held in May 2011 via the North Ridge from Tibet, a route which has never been taken by any Singaporean. All previous ascents by Singaporeans had been done so from the South, via Nepal.
Khoo Swee Chiow reached summit on May 21. He is now the first Southeast Asian to have made it to the summit of Mt Everest three times. His first was in 1998 and second, 2006.
The other climber is 46-year-old freelance travel and adventure writer and photographer Kenneth Koh. Mr Koh made it to the top on May 27. This video is by Kenneth Koh.
Kenneth Koh’s blog http://adventurenomad.blogspot.com/