~ tokyobike, haji lane & sate padang ~

05 June 2011

thyme & finch parking at the kampong glam

a few friends on facebook and twitter mentioned that TOKYOBIKE has opened their flagship store in Singapore last week. we first saw tokyobike when we went to japan (tokyo, to be exact) last year in September. the bike was so nice and simple. we even checked out the prices and considering to get it ship to singapore, but it was too expensive to do that.

so, when they are opening a store in singapore, of course we have to go and check it out.

we biked to the Kampong Glam area… to avoid the nasty weekend traffic around orchard and bugis area, we decided to go around and went by the river, and entered beach road from there.

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it was just finished raining, so the weather was nice and cool… until we get to the beach road, when it started to get hot. we stopped by the Sate Padang restaurant at Kandahar Street, because i’ve been craving some sate padang (which i got the address from shinta just a few days ago).

sate padang :)

after lunch then we biked to Haji Lane to check out the tokyobike. those candy-color bikes are so cute! and the people there are very friendly… we were allowed to park our bikes in front of their store.

tokyobike store at haji lane
cycling to haji lane

ari, who’s looking to get a new bike is now torn between this tokyobike or a vintage bike… silly him, he forgot to test ride the tokyobike…

haji lane looks prettier and prettier lately. there is this massive south-american looking mural on the first building of the street… i think it took them a few weeks to finish it off, because even today, they’re still working on it. they had to close off half of the street to fit the forklift.

the mexican mural
the mexican mural
the artist is still spray-painting the wall up above

the mexican mural
the obligatory mural photo :D

oh, and this is the first time i cycled wearing my 3” ankle boots i got at the Far East Plaza. the wedge had to literally be sewn to the sole because after a few wears, the heels fell off… you know, cheap shoes.

the ankle boots
you can see the stitches below located at on the wedges area below my heel

thank you for the shoe cobbler at Holland Village for saving my beloved cheap boots. now i can wear them cycling :D

more photos? sure :)

~ comment (8) ~

family of bikers :D sehat !!
mural nya keren !
wedgenya juga cocok buat jadi biker ;) hehehe

Susan | 5 June 2011 - 10:06 | reply

iya, muralnya kereeeen. wedgenya sebenernya rada bikin pegel sih… blum biasa aja kali ya? hehe.

thalia | 6 June 2011 - 12:36 | reply

im so going to check those tokyo bike!!!thank u thal,kbtulan emang lg nyari sepeda!hehe

jessi | 6 June 2011 - 05:29 | reply

asiiik, moga2 hunting sepedanya sukses yaaa… lucu2 lho warnanya!

eh, bukannya waktu itu kita sempet liat di tokyuhands? eh, elo ga ikut ya?

thalia | 6 June 2011 - 08:43 | reply

Gaya lo keren banget, Thal :) Pake ankle boots trus sepedanya kayak gitu, bagaikan cewe2 Jepang ;)

otty | 6 June 2011 - 07:57 | reply

hahaha, gaya emang penting nih, ty… cuma si ankle boots ternyata bikin pegel euy. besoknya kaki gue rasanya letoy banget!

thalia | 6 June 2011 - 08:45 | reply

oh no….. kenapa harus ada toko sepeda ini … lucu bangeeet ….. :)

pimpi | 14 June 2011 - 09:39 | reply

denger2 gosip, katanya ntar mo masuk jakart lho. tapi masih ga tau kapan :D

thaia | 14 June 2011 - 12:14 | reply