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As we type this short story of our short stay in a small country called Singapore after a long ride from India to here on 3 Bajaj Dominar powered by Castrol Biking & riding on MRF Tyres, we are done with almost 90% of this big dream that we had of riding through 11 countries on an Indian made motorcycle.
The bikes have already been loaded onto a container and will soon be sailing to Sri Lanka where we will continue our journey before reaching home and calling it a day. By all accounts, Singapore is the smallest country on this roadtrip, but the most important pit stop for us in terms of logistics for we need to ship our bikes from here to Sri Lanka. But before that, we had to enter Singapore with 3 motorcycles with Indian registration plate, and as we had read about it earlier, it turned out to be a big challenge as Singapore doesn’t really welcome vehicles from other countries plying on their roads.
In fact, they don’t even want their own private vehicles to ply on their roads and they want more and more people to use public transport, hence very strict rules for any vehicle that wants to enter Singapore. And the resultant situation is that if you google “how to enter Singapore with a foreign-registered motorcycle”, a majority of the articles would advise you to not enter Singapore and end the ride in Malaysia instead or be prepared for a tedious paperwork and shelling out a lot of dollars to pay for mandatory bike insurance, permits, tolls, etc.
How we finally managed to enter into Singapore despite having sufficient paperwork that got us through the previous 9 countries without any hassles requires a detailed post where we will try to educate other riders who are planning to enter Singapore on their Indian motorcycles, but for now, enjoy these pictures from this tiny city-state that is among the most influential economies in the world and has the 7th highest GDP per capita in the world.
And as we sign off temporarily from Singapore, we would like to say thanks to all our partners including RYNOX Gears, Axor Helmets India, OnePlus, Lenovo India, Carbonado, and Zana Motor Cycles for keeping us safe, for helping us click and process and share our pictures and videos on the go, and most importantly helping us carry our world with us as we covered these 14,000 kms.