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More Singaporeans crossing the Causeway to cycle

May 28, 2011 - 9:25pm

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PHOTO: Joyriders

More Singaporeans are going the distance for cycling. To Malaysia, to be exact.

And some, like cycling enthusiast Mr Mark Cheong, 27, are even taking the initiative to organise cycling trips for other Singaporeans.

Said Mr Cheong: "Two years ago at the annual Pedalholic Cycling Club Interstate ride in Malaysia, there were about five Singaporeans. This year, there were about 55."

The route up north attracts cyclists as young as 16, and as old as 70-year-old retiree Robert Tan, who has been cycling there since he retired some three years ago.

In fact, Mr Tan has plans to foray into Malaysia, to re-enact the cycling route Japanese soldiers took during World War II, when they came to Singapore.

 

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