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New nature-cum-heritage guided bicycle trail to discover Ubin
By Bridgette See, Channel NewsAsia
Time is GMT + 8 hours
Posted: 11 April 2004 2058 hrs

A group of cyclists and nature lovers have banded together to launch a free nature-cum-heritage guided trail called "Pedal Ubin".

Instead of walking, the tours at Pulau Ubin will bring participants to the far ends of the island on bicycles.

"Pedal because we want to sell (peddle) Ubin, and pedal because we want to cycle Ubin, so for Pedal Ubin we're selling Ubin on a bicycle," said Airani Ramli, Pedal Ubin's project manager.

Volunteer guides, like undergraduate Kai Scene, were trained by the NUS Raffles Museum last year. The guides will tell visitors not only about Ubin's flora and fauna, but also the stories behind the island's landmarks - for example, the German Girl shrine which was built to remember a German girl who died during the World War One.

The guides will also give basic cycling tips like when to change gears and use the right brakes so as to promote safe cycling.

Each guide will take care of 15 people at a time, bringing them to various sights in four hours. - CNA