As crazy and dangerous as it might sound, some individuals enjoy the thrill of swimming with sharks. One such individual is none other than Adrian Pang, who is a local actor in Singapore. Just last December at Club Med Kani in the Maldives during a family vacation, the 46 year old got to experience swimming with nurse sharks that were approximately half a metre long. According to him, they are relatively harmless.
“(They) occasionally swam up near the water’s edge and every time I spotted one, I would plunge into the water and swim right up close to it. They are more afraid of you than you are of them and they are so quick that we had no chance to snap photos,” explained the co-artistic director of Pangdemonium, a theatre company. The purpose of that holiday was to simply escape the hectic life in Singapore. “It was the first time I took my two boys scuba-diving, which they absolutely loved. It was amazing just being able to be in crystal-clear waters among the marine life, exploring ancient wrecks – and I’m not referring to myself – and seeing Zack’s and Xander’s excitement,” he said.
After such a remarkable time he had with his family, he decided to rehearse for an Pangdemonium production entitled Swimming With Sharks. It will star himself, George Young and Janice Koh. Although there will not be any sharks involved nor marine life, it allows the audience to have a deeper understanding of the corporate world. This play will be on from September 20th to October 7th at the Drama Centre Theatre. It is basically a psycho-sexual comedy that dives into the complexities of office politics. It will be set in a “fantasy world” of Hollywood, where Adrian will play a movie producer. For the full story, you can check it out from here.
As mentioned at the start of the post, swimming with sharks can be a crazy and dangerous thing to do. Sharks can be extremely merciless creatures. If you end up being chased by them, it is usually a losing battle, which will not lead to a good ending. Hence, we do not recommend any individuals to do the same unless you are extremely positive that they are harmless. Regardless, you are still putting your life at jeopardy when you attempt to do such stunts.
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