InstaScram: Uncovering old stakeout locations with TNP's #bikerboy

By Nessa Anwar
Friday, Jan 6, 2017

We meet Zaihan, the journalist at the helm of 'The Biker Boy' column for the New Paper over the last decade.

TNP's Biker Boy column has been at the forefront of motorcycle reviews along with all things adventure related.

Zaihan has even collaborated with the Traffic Police in their latest motorcycle safety campaign.

One of the most popular TNP Biker Boy videos to date features him riding 'shotgun' alongside a Traffic Police officer, while documenting numerous traffic violations en route.

Today, both riders break out their scramblers in this episode of InstaScram to the far west of Singapore, Lim Chu Kang.

They do some off-road riding at the Bahtera Track, an unpaved road leading to Jalan Bahtera in Sarimbun, Singapore's main camping grounds.

Zaihan shares his stake-out adventures as a journalist, trying to uncover stories in this secluded and forested area, using his motorcycle.

Sarimbun and Jalan Bahtera are areas of great historical significance in Singapore, from being utilised as farming and fishing areas, punctuated by World War II, before it was designated as military training districts.

The location was even the source of controversy in 2008.

It was wildly and falsely perpetuated that the infamous fugitive, Mas Selamat had escaped from Singapore from the end of Jalan Bahtera, which is only one kilometer away from Johor.

Nessa and Zaihan head there, to Lim Chu Kang jetty, a private jetty still used for fishing and angling.

It now serves as a popular spot for wedding photography and even a backdrop for television shows.

Take a careful walk down to the edge of the creaky wooden jetty to soak in the beautiful views of the sea.

Fishing boats unload their daily catch, while the police coast guard keeps a watchful eye nearby.

Catch a glimpse of the Cashin House to the right of the jetty, also known as The Pier.

The pier itself was built in 1906 by the Cashins, while the house was a later addition in the 1920s.

It was one of the landing sites for the Japanese army during World War II.

The late Mr Howard Edmund Cashin resided in this house that his father had built, until he died in 2009.

The Urban Redevelopment Authority has restoration plans for this amazing structure.

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