Using for directions

I tried using to provide directions to participants and it is much better than using Google Maps. In the upcoming Sungei Buloh Anniversary Walk, I included this link for directions: – using Sungei Buloh Wetlands Reserve’s postcode.

This is what people will see:

If they key in their postal code in the “Get there from” box, or even a description, the site calculates how to get there or drive there. I tried simply typing in “National University of Singapore” and it produced this route below, which began from Central LIbrary, even calculating the price.

You have to be alert though – for example in this map it indicates the last leg is by TIBS bus no. 925C, which extends to the park only on Sundays. But its not so bad, for otherwise it ends at Kranji Reservoir Park and you can walk in through Kranji Nature Trail which is worth the quiet walk.

The good news is it means solves my “getting there” issues and I will feel comfortable just providing a link. Google Maps did incorporate Singapore postal codes as well recently and has had driving directions for some time now, but not public transport directions. also provides a simple URL for any location – which is pretty neat and nice icons that keep things clear for users.

So the next page to update will be the Pedal Ubin webpage – I’ll add a link to the directions to participants once I figure out the postcode to use there.

Alternative route to Loyang Avenue

We always enjoy huffing and puffing up the Pasir Ris Drive 3 slop along the safe park connector and then whizzing down Loyang Avenue especially when the lights are in our favour! Still, I am curious about this alternative. Part of the joy of a leisure ride is in exploring alternative routes, enjoying the scenery and examining the activity in the area.

Here, it appears possible to get to Loyang Avenue via the industrial estate, emerging at Loyang Lane. It might not be faster or more scenic but does avoid the noisy and dusty Loyang Avenue intersection and the Loyang Lane intersection which is less than safe. I have seen paths in the area so the foot traffic already uses the route. It’s a busy footpath so it’s have to be wide enough to prevent interference with the pedestrians before I’d want to use it.

Grabbed image with Skitch.

Breakfast @ Changi

So its breakfast at Changi with some friends who have returned from the US; taking them for a lame duck ride from Changi to East Coast Park along the park connector.

But first we ride down in time to meet them for breakfast at 8am. Must remember to get out along Upper Serangoon Road via Flower Road. This leaves enough time to merge with traffic and filter and turn right into Tampines.

Naturally, it’s on Bikely.