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Sunday on a bicycle, exploring the neighborhood

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.

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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.

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Problem, solved.

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Back to our “adventure”. Still bad at navigating tight spaces, but I’m getting there.

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Stopping for photo opportunities.

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1st reward: Brunch. Tasty, crispy pratas, but not-so-tasty cold drinks (too diluted) and average curry.

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2nd reward: Coffee at Yahava (thank you Love, Ly. for sharing this place with me!).

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The coffee was awesome.

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While most boutique cafΓ©s 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.

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Heading back after our “adventure”. 8 km on bicycle! I feel accomplished.

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Discovering the lovely off-the-beaten-path that is Old Upper Thomson Road, where greenery stretches on and monkeys make guest appearances.

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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.

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Nearing home!

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3rd reward: 24-hour drive-thru McDonald’s never looked so good.
Note-to-self: get a bottle cage for bicycle.

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16 km or so later, home sweet home.

Happy Source: Sembawang Hills, Upper Thomson Road, Singapore

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This entry was posted on August 18, 2013 by in Happyfood, Happypeople, Happyshots, Happythings and tagged , , , , , , , .
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