We get it, touristy activities are a complete waste of time. Exploring Singapore on a blazing hot day? No thanks. But what if we told you that you could learn about Singapore’s history on a piece of history? Introducing Singapore Sidecars, the world’s first vintage Vespa sidecar tour company.
Presented by social enterprise Triquetra Travels and supported by the Singapore Tourism Board, this city tour organises guided expeditions with Vespas as the main form of transport. All you have to do is head to Singapore Sidecars’ website, pick a tour that best appeals to you, select a date and time, make payment and there you have it! Pricing is dependent on the tour and duration you pick, but they typically range at $160 for an hour.
According to Singapore Sidecars, even the cast of Avengers have tried this experience when they were in town for the World Premiere of Avengers: Infinity Wars. And so did former F1 Champions Damon Hill and Johnny Herbert!
Their bestseller is the Joo Chiat + Katong Tour, where you’ll get to explore the Peranakan-rich Joo Chiat enclave while being transported around on a Vintage Vespa.
They also have a tour inspired by the movie Crazy Rich Asians! This 2-3 hour tour will bring you to some of the key places that was featured in the film, such as CHIJMES and Newton Hawker Centre.
If you’re looking to organise a mini company gathering, they can do it too. The team will arrange a Vintage Convoy, where an assortment of Sidecars like Vintage Beetles and Vintage Kombi Vans are added to a form a Vintage Vespa Sidecar Fleet. Just make sure everyone is in formation so you can take a nice photo!
Oh, and don’t worry if you don’t have a license — drivers, helmets and raincoats are all provided!
Find out more about Singapore Sidecars’ tours here.