a spot of singapore

Sweet sugar candyman

What do you get if a peppermint candy cart had babies with a trishaw?

This baby.

Wait, I think you need a better view of it.

We wanted to go cycling at East Coast and we saw this instead, which was just nice for the 5 of us. There’s a bigger version for 6 adults and 2 kids (or 15 adults if you’re Pakistani).

If you’re planning to try this out, call dibs on the centre seat because that’s the most relaxing one. You get to chill and shout orders at your minions to pedal faster, only the topspeed for this is 3km/h tops and that’s considering we were pedaling so fast we couldn’t feel our legs after a hour and a half.

In fact, it was so slow I thought the kids would get restless but they loved it so much they sat completely still and gaped the entire time.

Or rather, they sat very still until Truett sensed that we were on our way back to return the bikes and he started making a preemptive strike by declaring firmly “I don’t want to give uncle the bicycle.” He’s exactly like his father that way. He’s got a spider sense to detect when his fun is about to end and spends half the time worrying about not having more fun instead of living in the moment and enjoying it.

We cycled all the way to the Bedok jetty for a breather and there were all these people there fishing under the blazing noon sun on a Friday afternoon. Like don’t these people have to work or something? And they were obviously experts because this guy caught a whole bunch of these pointy fishes. He caught 3 in the 10 minutes that we were there and was nice enough to let Tru hold one.

You can’t really tell but it’s got a row of very menacing teeth; it’s a good thing he didn’t lose a finger to the crazy snapping fish.

PS. A couple of friends are looking for volunteers to knit hats for preemie babies as part of their Weaving For Hope project. Every hat you knit is going to keep a preemie baby snug and warm, and they’ll feel like they’re being held in bosoms of fluffy warm clouds all day long so you’re not just weaving hats people, you’re weaving hope. If you’re keen to help, find out details here.

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  • Reply Jus February 26, 2011 at 12:05 am

    That’s so cool! Never knew these could be rented… great for family rides I guess!
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    • Reply Daphne March 1, 2011 at 6:56 pm

      yeah, you’re stuck together for an hour and a half so it’s good for family bonding time.

  • Reply O Tulip Mama February 26, 2011 at 12:30 am

    Cool! Didn’t know east coast has these dibs, which i’ve seen overseas. Definitely going to try it!
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    • Reply Daphne March 1, 2011 at 6:58 pm

      i actually saw these a while back while cycling but we had no idea where to rent them from. FYI, it’s the rental shop in between McDs and Burger King

  • Reply Kam February 26, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    Gosh! I couldn’t believe it! We went ECP this Saturday too! Though not the same day and not the same activities, but gosh, we picked the same venue, AGAIN!!!

    Very nice photos! We gonna try this one day.

    • Reply Daphne March 1, 2011 at 6:58 pm

      yes you should!! haha, I’m sure we’ll meet up at some point very soon. =)

  • Reply San February 28, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    I saw these trishaw-bicycle-thingies, and I was super intrigued! Haha! Looks a fun ride for the family. Unfortunately, didnt think it would take too well to my pregnant butt, so I decided to try it another day. Haha!
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    • Reply Daphne March 1, 2011 at 7:00 pm

      Hahahah I reckon it’d be a bit uncomfortable for you at this point.. but it’ll be just nice for the 4 of you in a couple of months.

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