04 Jul '11, 12pm

Skate-scoot your way round Singapore

FORGET mildew-covered musty books. The National Heritage Board and the Singapore Heritage Society's new skate-scooting tour is the new fun way to discover Singapore. Tony Tan, founder of The Betelbox Hostel and Tours, is an experienced guide who will whizz you off on a four-hour skate scooter tour of iconic monuments around Singapore's civic and historic district, where you will learn about the nation's journey from a British colony to nationhood. Three times faster than walking, the scooters - which resemble skateboards with bicycle handlebars - require similar balancing skills you need for cycling. First-time skate scooter, 73-year-old Dr Chiang Hai Ding, a former history professor, had no problems at all. "I think it would stimulate the old guys and the old gals," he quipped with a cheeky flash in his eye, before scooting off on his skate scooter again. While skate scoo...

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