Two wheels good

You’d be sur­prised by the num­ber of na­ture parks and quar­ries on the West­ern Ad­ven­ture Loop. By Michelle Ng

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Dust off your bike – or grab one with an app – and make your way through these three cy­cling trails

Lit­tle Guilin

For those look­ing to get on the bike shar­ing trend, your best best would be to look for a two-wheeler at Bukit Gom­bak MRT. Cy­cle along Bukit Ba­tok East Park Con­nec­tor – it’s a rel­a­tively short and easy ride – and you’ll hit your first photo spot: Lit­tle Guilin, which sits along Bukit Ba­tok East Av­enue 5. Known col­lo­qui­ally as xiao Guilin’, this pic­turesque park paints a tran­quil lake against a gran­ite rock for­ma­tion back­drop re­sem­bling the ones found in Guilin, China – hence the name. You can cy­cle along the banks of the lake, where two dome-shaped shel­ters pro­vide am­ple re­prieve for catch­ing your breath.

3 FORMER FORD FAC­TORY

You’ll have to hop off the park con­nec­tor and cy­cle on the foot­paths along Up­per Bukit Timah Road for this – but it’s well worth it. Check out the per­ma­nent WWII ex­hi­bi­tion Sur­viv­ing the Ja­panese Oc­cu­pa­tion: War and

its Lega­cies at the his­toric Former Ford Fac­tory, the place where the Bri­tish forces sur­ren­dered un­con­di­tion­ally to the Ja­panese on Fe­bru­ary 15, 1942. The ex­hi­bi­tion highlights the di­verse ex­pe­ri­ences of the peo­ple in Sin­ga­pore through oral ac­counts, archival and pub­lished ma­te­ri­als. à 351 Upp Bukit Timah Rd (nas.gov.sg/ for­mer­ford­fac­tory). Mon-Sat 9am-5.30pm; Sun noon-5.30pm. Free for Sin­ga­pore­ans, PRs and chil­dren un­der six; $3 for non-res­i­dents.

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