Wheels in the city

Wheels in the city

SINGAPORE - Take in the sights and sounds of downtown Singapore on a bicycle.

Two companies, The Bicycle Hut and Druthers, provide tourists and Singaporeans a new option of seeing what downtown Singapore has to offer.

Those interested can rent bicycles from them or sign up for one of their guided tours.

The Bicycle Hut was started by two friends, Mr Kamal Ishnin, 44, and Mr Mazdin Mohamad, 37.

The "hut", a refurbished container, is located on Connaught Drive, at the side of the Singapore Recreation Club.

"We wanted to create another activity for tourists in the downtown area and we saw that there was an opportunity for us to rent out bicycles, so we jumped in," said Mr Kamal.

Their shop, started in April this year, has 50 bicycles of different types.

They have fixed-gear Duras, Raleigh Mini Velos, Aleoca foldables and Schwinn Cruisers.

"We recently bought the Aleocas because we hope to expand our repertoire of guided tours to outside of the town area by taking our groups on public transport," said Mr Kamal.

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