Welcome to Punggol OCBC Cafe Bike Crawl

Group photo before we start
Group photo before we start

So happy that this year’sáOCBC Cycle’s Cafe Bike Crawl decided to come to Punggol as some may know I’m like Punggol Ambassador at large. lol.áLast year I joined themáat east coast area, but nothing beats home ground. I want to thank Julian Lim from OCBC for re-inviting me.

And off we go
And off we go

Iáthink I missed a memo because I clearly understood it as a leisurely ride, so dressed comfortably in my shirt and shorts. Many came in proper cycling gear which I seriously struggle to do. I mean, you know… its kinda… revealing…

I managed to make a few new friends which was wonderful. Steve Lai from CNA, Yong Wei, Alvin Chia from ST Sports, Pris Chew, Zi Hao from OCBC and a few others.

Toast Box Breakfast
Toast Box Breakfast

First stop. Toast Box at Punggol Waterway Point. Eggs, Toast, Teh-C and new friends is the perfect way to start a Saturday. The table I sat had 2 people from the news business. Steve Lai from CNA and Alvin Chia from ST Sports, super interesting mix. We talked about Brunei and many other random stuff under the sun.áYong Wei was also at my table and he shared with us his gifts andápremiums fabrication business.

Yong Wei, Alvin Chia, Steve Lai, Nick Pan
Yong Wei, Alvin Chia, Steve Lai, Nick Pan

I had quite a bit of chat with Steve as he is fromáCNA and sinceáVML where I work at is currently revamping CNA’s website, it was great talking about the future of the news publishing business with him. He told me he is going to Manila to cover the elections, so do follow him on his twitter @SteveLaiCNA to keep up to date.

Cafe Bike Crawl at Waterway Point
Cafe Bike Crawl at Waterway Point

Another badass group photo outside the wonderful wonderful iMax enabledáWaterway Point.

Sunset Bridge at Punggol Waterway
Sunset Bridge at Punggol Waterway

We cycled from the east side of Punggol all the way to the West side and I shared with all that this is the Sunset Bridge. The east side one is called Sunrise Bridge.

Coast Cycle
Coast Cycle

We cycled into Coney Island and Coast Cycle was there with their very garang bikes to let us try. The Quinn was there so was the Juggernaut and other bigger bikes. Super shiok, can jam break, drift drift abit. So fun. Do check out their bikes in their Siglap shop.

Coney Island
Coney Island

Yet another badass group photo. I camped out on the Juggernaut to act garang.

Wayne from Wayne's Chill Out
Wayne from Wayne’s Chill Out

We then headed to Punggol Settlement and rested at Wayne’s Chillout. Wayne shared with us the ice cream flavours he had and the many mix of beveragesáhe had too. Somebody say Lychee Sorbet Iceeee Tea!! Shiok! Especially witháthe hot weather these days.

Seok Seng
Seok Seng

Weáthenácycled and miraculously appeared at Soek Seng 1954 Bike Cafe for lunch. It’s at some super ulu secret location, so I’m not sharing how we got there and where it is. You go try and find yourself.

Uncle Joo from Seok Seng
Uncle Joo from Seok Seng

Uncle Joo shared with us hisáprofession as a car restorer, his passion for restoring vintage bicycles and the many media coverage of his passion. His smile while sharing is really infectious. I think he have arrived. You can have all the money in the world, but living and breathing your passion and sharing it with people who appreciates it is what I call true success.

Nick Pan, Pris Chew, Yong Wei
Nick Pan, Pris Chew, Yong Wei

Here is Pris Chew and Yong Wei taking a selfie with me. Really nice people, hope to know them better in the future.

OCBC Cycle Workshop and Activities
OCBC Cycle Workshop and Activities

So,áyou too can join the OCBC Cycle Cafe Bike Crawl. Go check out on their site and quickly signup before it is sold out. OCBC have also organised a few other activities around the OCBC Cycle, so do check them out too. And of course, there is the main OCBC Cycle event happening 1 – 2 Oct 2016, so do join the rest of Singapore in this super fun event.

You must be wondering, how come so long post, but no real pictures of people actually cycling? The reason is simple, it is dangerous to take pictures while cycling. So because of this, I SNAPCHAT!!

Follow me on Snapchat “nickpan” (i’m a noob, so be gentle).

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