My right ear is painfully buzzing coz I haven’t flown for ages.
[Hats-off to Singapore for not doing the easy designs]
We landed at Changi Airport, eastern part of Singapore. My sister is a resident here.
Singapore is one big hi-end…park.
Very clean and very organized. Disturbing to most societies.
It’s like the one that only exist in dreams or Richie Rich’s Wonderland. No wonder other countries look up to Singapore for inspiration in developing their turf.
Sight-seeing around the place reminded me of Green Meadows Subd. along C5 Road back in the Philippines, a little of the Makati Central Business District and other developed places.
The FOOD SCENE is is out of this world. The hawker centers which appear almost at every district is not like the fast foods we used to know. THESE ARE REAL FOODS!
They don’t rest their laurels just yet because construction is everywhere.
Organized and timed transport system.
I know there is a balance to this, like everything on this earth. You can’t have the left without sacrificing a little from the right.
The penalties are ridiculously stiff.
You have to watch everything you do as spitting in public, thowing cigar butts, having stagnant water with mosquitos, littering and chewing gum can set you back 500 SG Dollars or more. It is like saying “This will be your first and last offense forever!”
That’s cool…in a perfect world. Either love this place or hate it really bad. It’s up to you.
Me and my brother-in-law Joy, road out the next day.
We started scouting the east coast districts.
After around 2 hours of riding, we finally reached Marina Bay Sands.
To me, everything is an eye-candy and an eye-opener as well. They do things very differently around here. Different from what I used to see and know from where I came from. They think of everything to the finest details.
Perfect bike lanes. Timers on every pedestrian street corners. Bike racks on malls and MRTs.
[notice 4 CCTVs watching the bikes – how I wish this could happen in my country]
Ez-Link radio frequency transport access cards used for paying MRTs, buses and even shops.This is a re-loadable card.
The designs of the buildings compliment each other.
The buses are timed on arrival at bus stops and can be tracked down by a passenger with a device by just downloading the free app. Crazy impressive.
The streets are super clean. Seldom will you see a trash or a litter. That one litter on the street will be out of place in your view.
Not much police visibility on streets and malls.
I think they let the CCTVs do the work. And mind you, there are thousands of CCTVs here. Plus, they have guards in plain clothes. I also want to emphasize that the seniors are still allowed to be employed here.
Their parks are next to none. So many things to do and enjoy. There is a bike trail, jogging path, RC track, fishing, camping, photography and an extreme skate park .Cool!
Let me emphasize that Singapore is a PHOTOGRAPHY FRIENDLY place. From what I had observed, they hate smokers.
Stiff penalties for smokers- 5,000 SG for smoking on public transports, 5,000 SG for carrying burning stuff like lighters on buses and MRTs.
No spot of land here is without a purpose. My buddy told me, there is not much dirt flying around because there is not much soil exposed anywhere.
Like I said, love Singapore, or hate it badly, it’s up to you.
This is Pinoy Adventure Rider reporting.
Here is the Biking in Singapore Video. Enjoy!