i really want to be able to ride our bike whenever i take aina to her ballet class in newton circus. the problem is, the road to and back from that area gets really busy during rush hour… and i always get nervous riding at rush hour… especially with aina on the back of the bike.
so, on the second day of chinese new year, i asked ari if he could escort us riding to newton circus, scouting the route. the road will be pretty empty, since it’s only the second day of chinese new year. perfect.
it turns out that dunearn road is not that cycling-friendly. the lanes are narrow with lots of busses zooming by, and the sidewalk is almost non-existent… too bad. but we made it to Newton Foodcourt at the Circus and had our lunch there.
there is barely any stall open, so we opted for briyani rice and some oyster eggs. yummy, but expensive…
while we’re at it, we rode around Kampong Jawa and took some photos.
since we knew that the way back through Bukit Timah Road will be full of construction, we decided to go back home through Scotts & Orchard. i have never try to ride on Scotts Road, but it was rather pleasant. Orchard was nice, too… (and was very empty with all those closed shops). i have never seen such desolate ION crossings.
i kinda wished that i could enjoy the less-crowded Orchard more often…