On top of the current pandemic we are in, there has been ongoing efforts on pushing Singapore to become a bike-friendly country. Many people started to take up cycling as borders are not opened yet. It is estimated that leisure travel will only begin in 2023 hence Singaporeans are bound in our small country. However, our small country does have a lot to offer. Read on as this article brings you through some cycling spots you can venture with your stylish CarryMe.
CarryMe is a foldable travel bike that is ideal for daily commuting and leisure riding. It is a single-speed bike, perfect for those of you who are riding for leisure or short distances. This foldable bicycle folds and unfolds quickly, under 15 seconds.
Despite its lightweight and compact design, the bike is equipped with a sturdy AL7005 aluminium frame. Being compact in size, the CarryMe weighs only 8.4kg, making it the lightest performance folding bike in the world. The bike leaves a small footprint and is able to be rolled around anywhere, easily.
One glance and it is obvious that the CarryMe is designed to be stylish. We are spoilt with choices as there are ten vibrant colours available for you to choose from.
Here are four cycling spots that can double up as photo spots, specially catered to the sleek and stylish CarryMe.
Explore Singapore’s history and heritage by cycling along the Civic District. This area is beautiful at any time of the day. The routes along the CBD area are great cycling routes especially after sunset where the crowd dies down.
The Civic District is home to some of Singapore’s historical buildings such as National Gallery and Victoria Theatre. The pavements are certainly suitable for CarryMe’s 8 inch wheels. As most of the paths are wide enough, you would not have to worry about space constraints.
You can explore modern Singapore with your CarryMe. Whenever you want to take a break from cycling, simply hop off to explore the landmarks there. For example, The Arts House used to be where the Old Parliament House is. You can also visit Chijmes, Fort Canning Park, National Gallery and more.
If you ever get bored of your typical cycling routes, you can switch things up with cycling along Civic District. Capture the beautiful view of modern Singapore enroute.
Marina Bay route/Gardens by the Bay
If you would like to catch a picture of Singapore’s skyline as the sun sets, this is the perfect route for you! This 11-kilometre cycling path starts at Marina Bay Sands and rides across Helix Bridge and towards the Esplanade and the Merlion. The difficulty level for this route is easy but do ensure safe riding through the Marina Bay Waterfront because of the crowds along the way.
You can alight at Bayfront MRT Station to kickstart your cycling journey. Pass by iconic photo spots like the recently built floating Apple store and Helix Bridge. Depending on the route you’re taking, you can either pass by the Merlion or Gardens by the Bay. Explore the beauty of Singapore together with your CarryMe.
If you are a fan of nature, you can cycle around Gardens by the Bay, Bay South. There are park connector trails surrounding Bay South. Take a break by exploring the different parts of Bay South like Malay Garden, Colonial Garden and Supertree Grove. Gardens by the Bay itself is a well-known photo spot. Take a picture of your CarryMe against the Supertrees in Supertree Grove - especially when the Supertrees are lit up at night.
There are also eateries in Supertree Grove itself. You can bring your folded bike into the eateries and enjoy your meal without worrying about leaving your bike outside. It is certainly hassle-free to bring the CarryMe around as it rolls easily.
The best part of this route is certainly the views. When cycling across the Marina Barrage and down the Bay East, you will be greeted with spectacular views of the CBD, Marina Bay Sands, the Singapore Flyer and the domes at Gardens by the Bay.
If you decide to cycle towards the Merlion, you do not have to worry about compromising on the views. Cycling towards the Merlion, allows you to witness the clear skyline of Marina Bay. Cycling at night is also desirable because of the stunning city views.
Punggol Waterway Park
If you are around the north-east of Singapore, you are in for the treat because of this very location. Rumours have it that this is the Jeju Island of Singapore. Full of lush greenery, this is the best alternative of flying over to Jeju amidst this pandemic.
Being located at a serene area in the north-east of Singapore, this park provides something for all visitors of all ages. If you are spending the time with your family, this is a perfect place. There is a ‘Recreation Corner’ for little ones to hang around and enjoy the water and sand zones. The rest of the family can enjoy a nice workout at the fitness centre. The ‘Heritage Zone’ also brings out greenery along old Punggol Road, where a brisk ride down the memory lane would be refreshing to the eye.
If you are cycling in the evening, be sure to catch the stunning sunset from this very location itself. Snap a picture at Punggol Promenade and the Waterway. The waterfront, flora, heritage trails and the natural wildlife are well-known among photographers. The ‘Nature Cove’ offers a spectacular waterfront scenery too. Despite it being a smaller scale compared to the previous location, Punggol Waterway Park does not lack beautiful scenery.
Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park
Bishan - Ang Mo Kio park is one of the most popular parks in the heartlands of Singapore. The Bishan park has a nice balance between a nature and a modern feel. Despite being situated in the middle of HDBs and condominiums, the scenery at Bishan park is something one should not miss out.
The wide cycling tracks in the park makes it convenient for both cyclists and pedestrians. There is a river coursing through the park which adds on to the scenic view of the park. The tracks are connected by bridges over the river, which allows you to have an overlook of the entire park.
The atmosphere of this park is serene and calm. You will often see families spending time together, and occasionally resident otters playing in the waters. Bishan - Ang Mo Kio park is definitely big enough for you to explore with your loved ones. There are also different playgrounds, Butterfly Habitat, Recycle Hill and more.
Mighty Velo - The Folding Bike Specialist
As our travel plans have been disrupted, we can take this opportunity to explore what our country has to offer. The cycling infrastructure in Singapore is well-developed and safe for riders of all ages. If you’re interested in getting your very own CarryMe foldable bike, look no further!
Mighty Velo is the authorised distributor for Pacific Cycles’ bicycles in Southeast Asia, carrying foldable bikes such as Birdy, Reach, IFMove and CarryMe. We are also the only folding bike company to carry 10 different frame colours for the CarryMe foldable bicycle model: Forest Green, Electric Blue, Crimson Red, Aquamarine Green, Slate Grey, Khaki Brown, Sky Blue, Lime Green, Amber Orange and our latest edition, Yellow.
Mighty Velo takes pride in providing excellent after-sales service, and we are also easily found on social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and Carousell. If you are interested, you come head down to our experience store at 30 Tai Seng Street, Breadtalk IHQ, #02-14, S534013. Appointments can be made through our social media platforms’ private message or email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to test ride any of our models. We are open from Monday to Saturday, 10am to 7pm. You can also find out more information on our website at www.mightyvelo.com.