Singapore is a tiny island nation, wedged between Malaysia and Indonesia.
Its size means you’re unlikely to spend more than a few days here but Singapore’s status as a travel hub in Asia means you’re almost certain to pass through at some point. Singapore is also a great place to pick up bike gear before you head into the surrounding countries.
We recommend the city centre branch of the Trek bicycle shop (91 Tanglin Place, at the end of Orchard Road). It’s central, well stocked and staff are very friendly. This is the place to pick up a cardboard box if you need one for a flight out of Singapore. You can call in the morning to reserve one for pick-up in the afternoon.
Biking in Singapore is straightforward. The roads are in immaculate condition, signs are plentiful and drivers are quite respectful of cyclists. In a city known for its rules, you might be surprised to find that cyclists are even allowed on the sidewalks and gently sloped ramps make getting from one sidewalk to another smooth as silk.
Just avoid the expressways. There are enough smaller roads that you shouldn’t need to use them anyway.
Maps of bike shops, bike paths and other Singaporean joys can be found on SG Cycling.