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Old 04-11-02, 09:52 PM   #1
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Bike trials in Singapore + Inline /Board Skates Videos & Pics Gallery

Yo, Dudes!

You can view the great pictures below:

http://asia.biketrials.com/

Announcement of your event can also be made through the mail processor form below:
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What a fantastic coincidence, Alan. I will be going to Singapore soon and am looking for some bicycle information.

Do you happen to know where I can rent a couple of bikes for a day or two?
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What a fantastic coincidence, Alan. I will be going to Singapore soon and am looking for some bicycle information.

Do you happen to know where I can rent a couple of bikes for a day or two?
Mike! Great!

:thumbup: Bike Rental in Sg:
Bukit Timah bike shops (near beauty world). Saw some signs outside 1 bike shop stating that there are renting their bikes by the hour possibly for bike trial at Bukit Timah Hill.
click here

Somewhere opposite Bukit Timah CC:
http://streetdirectory.com/map.cgi?x...evel=7&xyfile=

You can rent at Sentosa Island at s$6-8 per hour
If you rent 3 hrs or more, get 1 hour free!
whole day rental, I'm not sure, pls check at the link bridge near Sentosa's entrance (Bike Kiosk) or inside Sentosa.

(but many Sentosa's attractions are currently empty)
http://www.geocities.com/sentosa2002sg/

update you again, got to run for classes. :cool:

Enjoy yourselves here!

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Hello Asia Biker. Ironic. I have contacted some Aussie bike forum members about Singapore/ Celebes. Had not recalled any Singapore members here. Welcome.
We too are going to Singapore, July 3 and will stay in that area about a week. Our nephew lives in Singapore, near an area called Pepys Hill Condos. They used to live in Barcelona and now Singapore. Kelvin says driving is impossible and does many errands on a Mountain bike/ or Mass transit. Left his car in Barcelona.
So what is the biking potential like in everyday Singapore. Most used to commute? Can taking a spin about the island for exercise practical? Ever been to Celebes? We are going there to dive. Maybe there- a bike would be ideal. Less urban.
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Hello Asia Biker. Ironic. I have contacted some Aussie bike forum members about Singapore/ Celebes. Had not recalled any Singapore members here. Welcome.
We too are going to Singapore, July 3 and will stay in that area about a week. Our nephew lives in Singapore, near an area called Pepys Hill Condos. They used to live in Barcelona and now Singapore. Kelvin says driving is impossible and does many errands on a Mountain bike/ or Mass transit. Left his car in Barcelona.
So what is the biking potential like in everyday Singapore. Most used to commute? Can taking a spin about the island for exercise practical? Ever been to Celebes? We are going there to dive. Maybe there- a bike would be ideal. Less urban.
Your cousin is Half correct! Singapore is a rainy country, unless you want to get drench. What's more, your coz' place (Pasir Panjiang) do not have MRTs nearby, you may want to try the public SBS or TIBS bus transport.
See link below:http://www.sbstransit.com.sg/busGuide_index.htm

Taxis are not recommanded because a bit expensive and not responsive, unless you are on urgent trips or rain.

Biking in Singapore, must look out for motorists. they tend to be impatient on busy roads such as the CBDs, no cycling on expressways.

Mountain Biking at Pulau Ubin, one of offshore island of Singapore: (see website that I found)
http://www.fongnet.net/stories/ubinbiking.htm

Things to observe in Singapore:
http://www.fongnet.net/lovesingapore.htm
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Singapore is also HOT. I break a sweat by just walking there. Keep plenty of liquids with you.

I rented a bike from some recreational centre in East Coast Park. The bike turned out to be el grande crapola, but it was cheap and did the job (we just strolled along the coastline for a couple of kms). I'm sure there are decent bikes in serious bicycle shops for rent.

About rains: I was there sometime in April, and rain was as well organized and punctual as anything else on the island. It rained heavily every day, for an hour or so starting at 4PM. And when it rains, getting a cab becomes absolutely impossible. Resistance, as they say, is futile: just sit down in a food court, get a chicken rice and a beer and enjoy the sight and sounds of magnificent, pouring rain and lightning until it's over.

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Juha. I am used to it, We used to live in Florida. That is a contributing factor as to why we now live in California. I think, if compared to Jamaica in the trade winds, maybe Singapore might be more comfortable than Florida. I hope so. Maybe on Celebes, where our relaxing time will occur, bikes might be more practical. ?
Anyone been there or know anything about it.? Supposed to be awesome diving.
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Cheap bike sales recommandations in Singapore...

:fun: Dear Mike, Eric and
the rest who are thinking of coming to Sg,


You shd be able to get cheap bikes at most Neighbourhood shops in Sg, we're talking about prices below S$300.

*2nd-hand retail shop in Toa Payoh, Marine Parade and Tampines.
Just saw 2 mountain bikes on display , 13 April 2002.
(all used by previous owner).

Mountain bikes brands @ TOA PAYOH branch (Blk 190):
(i) Aleoca Dondola 2002 @ S$118/ (Green)
(ii) Aleoca Econ Pro 18 Speed @ S$90/ (Black)
& one foldable mini bike @S$70/
& 2 BMX bikes @ below S$50/ .
WHILE STOCKS LAST!!! Grab fast!
* See link below for the locations:http://www.geocities.com/asia_biker/garagesales.html
(Multi-lingua retail shop)

You can see shopping malls in every corners of Singapore.
Get the cheaper ones at the sports retail shops of "rural areas".

Giant Hypermarket in IMM International Merchandise Mart (alight at Jurong East MRT & take a free feeder bus from there),

Jurong Point Sports Link #03-17 (Boon Lay MRT - last station-west direction)Click here,

or Boon Lay Shopping Centre (Dirt Cheap!) 5 minutes bus ride from Jurong Point, SBS Bus 240! Alight at Boon Lay MacDonalds, about 3 stops away.

You can buy 2nd hand stuff from the local bike forums below:
http://www.togoparts.com/marketplace...php3?cid=bikes (Much expensive!)

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Jesus!!!! Did this web site open enough advertising windows? After the hitting the first link, I was afraid to click on any more links!!
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MRT what are MRT. Trains I suspect. Is it convenient in Singapore to put a bike on a train/bus and go to where it is less crowded. Do people like commute over to Johor and ride, where some contry-side exists?
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MRT what are MRT. Trains I suspect. Is it convenient in Singapore to put a bike on a train/bus and go to where it is less crowded. Do people like commute over to Johor and ride, where some contry-side exists?
SMRT=Singapore Mass Rapid Transit
(trains system similar to Hong Kong)

Singapore & JB are in fact very close like brothers economically.
There are many JB citizens coming over to Sg to work, usually by motorcycles or cars (not as many) & train (normal type, NOT SMRT though) every morning.

Singaporeans shop + eat a lot in JB on weekends/holidays since it's so much cheaper and we know most of the language there too! Average spending power = S$50 to S$500 per person per trip approx. on grocieries and food.
(There is a cap of S$400 worth of goods from Malaysia side)

The following are NOT allowed on SMRT:
NO bikes/Durians/DrinKs & Food/Smoking/Littering/

There is also a limit on Luggages size (not really sure how big) .
What a FINE city! ( it's good law & order though... )

You can cycle to any MRT stations and park your mountain bike & chained them to bike-stands/shelters provided outside the MRT stations. Loss and theft are not the SMRT's responsibilty (which I'm not sure why).

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Juha. I am used to it, We used to live in Florida. That is a contributing factor as to why we now live in California. I think, if compared to Jamaica in the trade winds, maybe Singapore might be more comfortable than Florida. I hope so. Maybe on Celebes, where our relaxing time will occur, bikes might be more practical. ?
Anyone been there or know anything about it.? Supposed to be awesome diving.
Hi! Zealot & the rest,
Regarding Celebs, I've never been there, so there is no info provided here, sorry about that....

Singapore is getting very hot nowadays! sometimes can be as hot as 34 to 36++ DegC!!! Please remember to apply sun screens when you are in the outdoors here (Sg).
We are also getting lesser rainfalls in Mar/April 2002, every 4 hot days there'll be a rainy one coming. Hope there'll be more breezy days ahead.

NO haze detected at the moment in Sg although certain parts of Indonesia are already detected with hot-spots.

Singapore is also a good holiday spot for swim/sports, eat, shop and an resourceful + attractive place for tropical/marine fish hobbyists/traders.

:thumbup: Recommanded retail outlets:
* Toa Payoh Central (lots of Fashion + Cheap Sales)

* Sim Lim Sq and Sim Lim Tower (Computers + electronics Hub)

* Suntec City Mall (near City Hall MRT)

* Woodlands then later at Johor Baru's City Square!
(just across the causeway)

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The temperature is really getting unbearable hot nowadays here!
Please do take care when you're over here. Drink lots of H2O & Fluid!!!

Sentosa Island is still opened for tourists but doubt there is any fantastic attraction yet at the moment. Singapore's World Trade Centre (next to Sentosa) is still under 'MAJOR Renovation' this year and possibly the next year too, please avoid coming.

:thumbup: The Singapore EXPO is having exhibitions this coming months.
PC Shows 6 to 9 June 2002, cheap & affordable electronics to take back!
http://www.thepcshow.com.sg/

:thumbup: Calender of Events at SG Expo this coming few months:
http://www.singapore-expo.com.sg/cal...endar_main.htm

Singapore Food Expo 2002
24 May 2002 - 28 May 2002 : 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Hall 5
FREE Admission

The Great 2002 Shopping Fair
25 May 2002 - 27 May 2002 : 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Hall 6 Public
Admission Free


NIKE PARK
29 May 2002 - 2 June 2002 : 11:00 AM - 07:00 PM
Hall 1
Admission free for public.
Participants $30 per team for U-14 and U-17 categories.

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well, i wasn't actually in Singapore, but Malaysia (KL, Georgetown), Indonesia and Thailand in April/May/June 2000...

just something to think about: i'm 6'1" and i rented bikes quite a few times and only 1 time did i find a bike large enough for me... most of the cheap bikes are deisgned for Asians who tend to be a lot shorter... if you find an upscale tourist place it should be OK, but also probably much more expensive

yes, it is hot and humid - i'd compare it with the US Gulf of Mexico in the summer - Houton/Florida range - but nice anyway
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Asia Biker. We arrive in Singapore July 4 for 3-4 days and then off to Suluzesi(Celebes). My nephew has a bicycle, so imagine I will be on the streets of Singapore. Appreciate you schedule of events. Anything going on week of July 4-8.
If a person cycles up to Malyasia, is biking more rural.? I understand there is a bridge over to Malyasia.. Any special rides you recommend. Our nephew will not take every day off work while there, so why not get in a ride. I am told the boulevards are wide, so hope enough room for a bike to cruise the island. Singaporese do commute on bike?
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I Have never cycled to Malaysia. (I only do my shopping there! It's really rural and wide at the expressways - esp after the Tuas Checkpoint area...)

But I do know that there are two Customs Checkpoints:

1) Woodlands Causeway (North Part of SG - BUSY & Congested!)
2) Tuas Checkpoint (West End - Very quiet and is a 'white elephant'!)

Events for July are still not in my mind yet.
There is a underwater world exhibition at Sentosa for locals.
You can try going in at other rates. http://www.underwaterworld.com.sg/

No many of us cycle to work. In fact, almost ZERO. Those who cycle will drop off their bikes at MRT stations/bus interchanges and continue their journey on trains or buses.

No one bothers to cycle as time is precious and health is not really a issue despite the governments appeal for all to take a active role in exercising and taking care of their own individual health. This country is a bit similar to HongKong if you've been there.

You'll get into the habit of speaking unpure English (Singlish), with a bit of 'Law", "Huh?", "La", with a bit of Malay language mix too! Read up on those terms before you come in case you get into a "duck and chicken" conversation .
Here's one website on SINGLISH http://www.une.edu.au/langnet/singlish.htm

Just kidding, many are well versed in English though!

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For those who are coming to Singapore, expect fabulous sales this season, vacation for most parents & children:
Great Singapore Sale at many of her retail and Shopping Centres:
:thumbup: Participating Malls and Outlets
http://www.greatsingaporesale.com.sg.../ee_index.html

:thumbup: Things to buy & shop for:
http://www.greatsingaporesale.com.sg...b_sales_l.html

(E-Commerce available now too)
http://www.greatsingaporesale.com.sg...ndex_2002.html

Besides the hustle of city life, I and one of my friend will be organising a Farm Tour (will be charging a token sum of $6 to S$12 per person) near the west end of Singapore, interested parties can reply here with your names and handphone numbers and your dates of arrival at ntuforum@yahoo.com , Alan.

All the best for your stay in Singapore & Asia!

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I haved lived in Singapore for the past four years (orginally from N.Z). If you are coming to Singapore thier isn't really much going on in the cycling way of things really. I own a mtb and i am soon going to be the proud owner of a new fondriest road bike. I have to say that biking in Singapore is pretty limited. Thier are two or three decent mountian biking trails, one is pretty dangerous (Bukit Tima) it has lots of fast sections, its a circuit but lots of pedestrians use it who a pretty clueless about bikes, last week i came upon a group of school kids and i managed to hit one, we were both alright but my bike needed a new front rim cause i sommersaluted off my bike. The other two tracks are alright hardly any pedestrians which is good, but they are realitivly flat. Riding on the road here is quite dangerous, i ride to school 3 times a week in the afternoon for rugby practice and at least ounce a week i have a near miss with cars, the drivers of the cars a so clueless. In the two years i have been riding my mtb on the road i have had four big accidents, one which wrote off my bike and ended up with me having a broken arm, the other three i have been nuged off the side of the road or doored by dumbass's opening thier doors out into the road as i rode around. With my new road bike i should be able to go for long 100 km rides up into malaysia where the roads are quite, i have also heard about some good mtb sections up thier aswell. Well if you are going to be here for four days, you rent a crappy bike at east coast or at ubin for 5 bucks for the day, but they a pretty ****y. Well anyway i hope i have given you a good picture of the situation here in singapore. It is definiatly not like NZ.
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I lived in singapore for 11 years and I bike around a lot. I lived in Clementi and used to bike around almost everywhere. Singapore is a small place, it took me only 45 min from Clementi to East Coast Park on the first attempt, 20 min to Orchard road via ulu pandan.

I love to ride at night, after mid night. The roads are very bright and condition is excellent, not many cars too. An over night bike trip will be the best as it will be cooling too.

Well, Singapore is in the tropics, so there will be rain, very hard rains that will only last about 30 min to 1 hour. You can always take shelter, or just ride on as you will dry up pretty soon anyway
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