DEAR TRS, ANOTHER ANG MOH CYCLIST BRINGING THEIR ROAD HOGGING CYCLING CULTURE INTO SG
Dear The Real Singapore,
This cyclist not only hogged the road near Phillip Street in the Raffles Place area, he also flashed his middle finger at the driver behind him.
Living in Singapore for 36 years (Which is my ENTIRE life), I have never encountered cyclist cycling on the road, the bangladashi workers in the late 90s were kind enough to cycle on the road and not cause trouble to us. Only in the last decade am I seeing increasing number of Ang Moh cyclist cycling on the road!
I went to Perth for holiday before and I understand that Australia and many western countries have Bike Lanes and the drivers are very polite to cyclist since the roads are wider and 100000x less crowded than Singapore roads. These Ang Moh need to integrate with us when they come to live in Singapore and not the other way round.
Do the other TRS readers agree with me?
Why do us Singaporeans have to give way to these rude "FT" cyclists when they are living in OUR country? They have to fit in into our culture and not the other way round! Unless the Government build a bicycle lane on the road (which i doubt so, since our country don't have space anymore), these cyclists should be BANNED from the road!
The confrontational nature of cyclists on Singapore roads has drawn much criticism lately, with an Australian cyclist recently involved in not one but two spats on the road, including provoking a confrontation with a driver near VivoCity.
The cyclist directed his anger at the driver, a 34-year-old human resource executive known as Miss Pan, after she honked the car horn at him twice.
Miss Pan was quoted as saying in a mainstream media report that she was driving to work alone, on the leftmost lane of the road, when she saw the cyclist in the middle of the lane.
She then sounded her car's horn at the cyclist, who was identified as a foreigner in the report, the first time to alert him to her vehicle.
She honked the horn again, this time using hand gestures to ask the cyclist to move to the side of the lane so that she can speed up.
At this point of time, the cyclist can be seen on video turning to his right to see what was behind him, before he turned to the his left and flashed the middle finger at Miss Pan.
Miss Pan also claimed that he seemed to be cursing at her as well.
She is currently considering to bring this matter up to the relevant authorities.