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My 6th day on a bicycle. It’s still amazing, whenever I think about it. The novelty will/might wear off soon, but for now, I’m addicted.
Spending Sunday on a bicycle, exploring the area near home.
Goal: Prata, Upper Thomson Road & Coffee, Jalan Gelenggang.
Problem: The boy’s bicycle handle came loose. Without it, he couldn’t control the front wheel.
We headed back to a row of shophouses we’d passed earlier, aiming for a bicycle shop that we’d seen. The bicycle shop wasn’t open.
Solution: We found a car workshop. The friendly aunty and uncle running it were happy to lend us their toolbox.
Back to our “adventure”. Still bad at navigating tight spaces, but I’m getting there.
Stopping for photo opportunities.
1st reward: Brunch. Tasty, crispy pratas, but not-so-tasty cold drinks (too diluted) and average curry.
2nd reward: Coffee at Yahava (thank you Love, Ly. for sharing this place with me!).
The coffee was awesome.
While most boutique cafés are going the hipster route, Yahava KoffeeWorks keeps its interior simple and focuses on serving good coffee. The absence of over-the-top hipsters made this place refreshingly awesome.
Heading back after our “adventure”. 8 km on bicycle! I feel accomplished.
Discovering the lovely off-the-beaten-path that is Old Upper Thomson Road, where greenery stretches on and monkeys make guest appearances.
We found another hidden spot that promised another adventure, but were too tired to go further. Upper Peirce Reservoir, we’ll come back for you soon.
3rd reward: 24-hour drive-thru McDonald’s never looked so good.
Note-to-self: get a bottle cage for bicycle.
16 km or so later, home sweet home.
Happy Source: Sembawang Hills, Upper Thomson Road, Singapore