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5 Auspicious Things You Can Put On Your Bike This Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year 2018 is right around the corner – falling on 16th February, to be exact. While families are busting their fingers spring-cleaning the dusty and hard-to-reach sections of their homes, and turning out their clutter outwardly and inwardly (which includes, hopefully, making amends with long-lost friends), it’s time you do something to your bike, too.

There’s doing Feng Shui with cars. The bicycle, being a traditional metal horse made for galloping around on pedals, is probably not on the same league as their petrol-powered counterparts. Yet there’s nothing to stop you from taking a good old ride with your family during the Chinese New Year weekend – or yourself for that matter. Chinese New Year is all about being auspicious and lucky. Going along with that festive notion, you could spruce up your bike with auspicious artifacts – and invite the Fortune God onto your handlebars.

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5 Best Places to Visit for Christmassy Lightups in Singapore

The end of 2017 is near. Christmas holds somewhat different meanings for everyone, but largely, two aspects stays the same: reflection and celebration. On the former, I can’t help you much with that. But on the latter… whether it be a Christmas party replete with gifts-giving, or a simple gathering somewhere with loved ones and friends under a makeshift Christmas tree, the revelry of this ancient festival goes on as usual. For the younger ones and the young-at-hearts, this also means going around snapping Insta-worthy photos!

Here, Togoparts would like to introduce 5 places you can soak in the Christmassy mood at. Prior to the D-Day itself, you can arm yourself with a camera and snap some lovely photos with Christmas light-ups.

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5 Family-Friendly Cycling Trails to Bring Your Young Ones On

Our tiny little red dot island is the 3rd most populated country in the world besides Mocaco and Macau. Living in this man-made matrix of steel and concrete, and with a scarce land area of 719.1km2 supporting an (over)population of 5.6 million people, one would imagine that there are few natural trails in Singapore. While the island is mostly well-developed towns, and a large fraction of hand-planted fauna and flora, beautiful cycling trails do indeed exist. For instance, you can conquer Singapore on a bike via the Park Connector Networks (PCNs) alone. They’re also wide and awesome trails to spend time on with your family. If you’re ever short of places to cycle in, these 5 family-friendly routes are yours to consider:

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How to Choose the Right (Type) of Bike For Your Cycling Needs

For many people, cycling is a casual activity. They find joy in taking the weekend or occasional ride out to different parts of town or the seaside alone or with friends. For others, it is a competitive sport (Think Calvin Sim’s recent gold medal at the SEAGames in Kuala Lumpur that ended Singapore’s 20-year drought for gold). Whether you’re a casual or competitive cyclist, having the right (type of) bike certainly enhances the enjoyment of your activity.

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The Oft-Overlooked Facts About Tyre Pressure

Many cyclists think about the latest upgrades they should make to improve their bikes. However, something as simple as a few psi less in your tyre pressure, can actually make a great difference to your cycling experience. Having the right or ideal tyre pressure for your tyres is important before you set off riding the trails or hills. Too full a tyre could cause you a flat because of sudden explosions; too little air could mean your wheels are scraping the ground as you roll. The ideal way to inflate, would be to do so against your weight and the type of terrain you’re conquering.

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Quench Your Thirst of Seasides with The Eastern Coastal Loop

Weekends are one of the best times for spending with your loved ones. This week, you might have attempted the Northern Explorer Loop; another lovely Loop awaits you this weekend from the list of Park Connector Networks (PCN) by the National Parks (NParks). As a matter of fact, NParks have made it possible for you to cycle the whole of Singapore just on the Park Connector Networks alone.

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Setting the Optimal Saddle Height for Your Cycling Needs

Many people ride an ill-fitted bicycle. That is to say, they ride a little hunched, too strained or short at the knees and pedals, or are not pedaling at the optimal revolution per minute (rpm) they should be because a little too much time is spent pulling up your legs from the updraft as the crank goes back up the cycle.

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5 Auspicious Things You Can Put On Your Bike This Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year 2018 is right around the corner - falling on 16th February, to be exact. While families are busting their fingers spring-cleaning the dusty and hard-to-reach sections of their homes, and turning out their clutter outwardly and inwardly (which includes, hopefully, making amends with long-lost friends), it's time you do something to your bike, too. There's doing Feng Shui with cars. The bicycle, being a traditional metal horse made for galloping around on pedals, is probably not on the same league as their petrol-powered counterparts. Yet there's nothing to stop you from taking a good old ride with your family during the Chinese New Year weekend - or yourself for that matter. Chinese New Year is all about being auspicious and lucky. Going along with that festive notion, you could spruce up your bike with auspicious artifacts - and invite the Fortune God onto your handlebars.