Green transport is the next frontier, with electric cars already plying Singapore roads. But for He Ruiming – the brains behind financial site The Woke Salaryman – the old-school bicycle is still his go-to mode of travel. We ask the 32-year-old, who has been cycling to work since 2016, to share his experience on two wheels.
1. What convinced you to start cycling to work?
I went to the United Kingdom for a holiday in the early 2010s and rented a car. At the end of the trip, I got hit with a lot of charges. I remember feeling furious about the fees, so I looked for cycling tours during subsequent holidays instead. So this started off as a recreational thing, then I decided to buy a bicycle and try to integrate cycling into my life. The most convenient use was cycling to work.