With low rates, accessible locations near MRT stations, and easy-to-use apps, these bike sharing services are your new way of exploring the city
Sure, Singapore’s a tiny city, but that doesn’t mean we’re always keen on walking to our next destination – and who fancies being packed in like sardines on the train or bus? To avoid this, we explore this sustainable form of travelling that’s making waves in Europe and the US: bike-sharing. This is great for those who want to save the hassle of wheeling a bike around; simply rent and park it using an app. Intrigued? Then get started with these three bike-sharing providers that have finally reached our shores.
Mobike recently joined the gang of bike-sharing services in Singapore. Using QR codes via its app unlocks the bike, allowing you to cruise through the city. The best bit? Thanks to GPS tracking, you can park it anywhere, be it at void decks or MRT stations. At only $1 per 30 minutes, with cashless payments, Mobike is one ride to hop on to. Find them at the National University of Singapore, Singapore Management University and the National Gallery of Singapore.
The Ofo app is absolutely free, and you only need to key in the number found on each yellow bike to unlock it and start riding. Plus, it charges per trip rather than minutes, and we’re talking $0.50 per trip – cheap! These bad boys are available for hire at MRT Stations near HDB estates such as Punggol, and even areas like West Coast Park.
If you’d rather grip the handles and ring the bell of your own bike, get to know Ikea’s latest catalogue addition: the Sladda bicycle and bicycle shops in Singapore for all your two-wheeler needs. Not a bike-person? Check out our guide on E-Scooters.