'08 Article on Tag Paintball in Singapore.
TAG Paintball’s story started in 1994 in Phuket, Thailand, where Ken had been running three resorts. “I was shooting pistols as a pastime there, but my friends and I wanted to be able to shoot at one another so we found a system from the United States,” he says.
As such, he started his first TAG Paintball field in Phuket and it turned out to be a success, so Ken decided to start one in Singapore after returning that year. Unfortunately, things didn’t work out quite as smoothly over here. The Government was reluctant to issue a licence as the paintball guns were listed as firearms. It took Ken five years to convince the authorities that they were safe for recreational use. “I just kept applying every year and hoped that there would be someone who knew about the sport from studying in the US.” chuckles Ken.