Tembusu College sends our very best to Alexis Lee & John Low for their Gobi desert adventures

May 22, 2015

In June, Alexis and John will be embarking on the Gobi March, one of the world’s most challenging endurance race. It will take them through 250km of dirt tracks, sand dunes, grasslands, valleys, and river crossings.

Neither Alexis nor John describe themselves as athletes, but are instead doing it for their adopted charity, Riding for Disabled Association (Singapore). To support them, please go to:


We, at Tembusu, wish them the very best!

Updates on Alexis and John's journey can be found at Gobi with gumption.

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