It was a day to step back in time and experience the nostalgia and charm of the bygone days of motoring and transportation in Singapore. Organised in collaboration with the National Heritage Board (NHB), in conjunction with the Motoring Heritage Day 2013, the vintage bicycle display event was held today that took place at the iconic and historic Singapore Tanjong Pagar Railway Station along Keppel Road.
There were pre-war bicycles on display for public viewing, dating back to the 1930's to the 1970's from the Malaysia and Singapore. The exhibition spun the wheels of nostalgia attracting bicycle enthusiasts and the curious alike. The idea is to bring a passion of a few to the awareness of the general public.
The timelessness of cycling is in many ways predicated on the simplicity and elegance of bike designs. The basic design – frame and two wheels – really hasn’t changed since the early 1900s. While materials and components have evolved, the bicycle remains in its essence what it was a century ago.
Inspired by these vintage bikes, bike asks us to be more human, less harried. With a dash of whimsy and plenty of style, it asks us to find a bit more time to get off the bike and smell the roses. The bicycle displays will surely bring back many interesting memories to all the grown-ups whether it’s their first bike, their paper route bike, or even the bike that you got for birthday gift or Christmas.
Once one learns how to ride a bike, one never forgets that first feeling of freedom and excitement. Here’s a great chance to see what this great hobby is all about, take some pictures of the bike you had as a kid and share a great family day together having a unique experience.
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