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Sunday, 27 December 2015

Our very own green corridor

Tanjong Pagar railway station was a railway station located right at the edge of Central Business District in Tanjong Pagar. Officially opened in 1932, it was a rail network that linked Singapore all the way to Kuala Lumpur. The station was operated by Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) until 30 June 2011. While the train service is no longer in operation, the rail network linking from Tanjong Pagar all the way to our neighbours has been preserved for now. The ‘Green Corridor’, estimated to be about 27km, is an uninterrupted stretch of greenery and woodlands that runs the entire length of Singapore, from the old Tanjong Pagar Rail Station in the south to the border of Malaysia in the north.

Picture of the old station 

With the attraction of an uninterrupted track and the luscious green landscape, the Wheelies decided to give the Green Corridor a visit and organised an wheeling outing there. While most of us grew up in an environment of tall buildings landscape, the Green Corridor's rich heritage and undisturbed landscape do served as a refreshing change for us. We had in total 17 Wheelians who turned up for the Green corridor challenge and the attendees were not disappointed as they were treated to a feast of scenic landscape, luscious green and wild animals.
As this was our maiden trip to the Green Corridor, we were all eagerly anticipating the journey ahead. Below are some of the pictures taken during our journey of the Corridor.

Meeting point at Holland V
Starting point

Jeff decided to have a concert at the graffiti walls
Getting ready
One of the abandoned station checkpoint
Another attraction - Singapore Quarry
Remains of the track
More greens
Even more tracks
Heading back
Those who came back to the starting point
Even Airwheel X3 survived the trip
As the Green Corridor offers a different challenge to the visiting wheeler, these are our suggestions
  1. Make sure you release some air in your tyres as the route will be extremely bumpy
  2. Make sure you have enough battery in your wheel if you decide to do a round trip
  3. Cover up your legs by wearing long pants as there are lots of insects. 
  4. Wear guards to protect your elbows and knee
  5. An insect repellent sticker will be useful
  6. As there are lots of pebbles on the dirt track, be careful of the scenario where the pebbles get stuck in your wheel or spin and hit your fellow Wheelians
  7. Drink plenty of water as the weather could be hot due to lack of shelter
  8. Bring water along with you as there are no vendors along the route
  9. Bring a trash bag and empty your trash there. We want to keep the place clean
  10. Bring a rain coat or umbrella in the event of bad weather
  11. Prepare ziplock bag to protect your valuables in the event of bad weather
  12. Must have some experience in off road wheeling
  13. Do prepare first aid kit just in case of accident
  14. Watch out for potholes. There are many of them
Photo credits - Edmund "Apple" Lim

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