Spotted: Bukit Timah's abandoned mountain bikes

Along a 5km stretch from Mandai to Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, The Straits Times found over 20 bicycles. Are these bikes abandoned, or stolen and stashed?
Left: The Sunday Times spotted various bikes left in the undergrowth at Bukit Timah Nature Reserve as well as secured to a lamp post near a park entrance in Dairy Farm Road. Above: A man emerging at about 10pm one day from a forested section of Zheng
The Sunday Times spotted various bikes left in the undergrowth at Bukit Timah Nature Reserve as well as secured to a lamp post near a park entrance in Dairy Farm Road. ST PHOTOS: NG SOR LUAN, ZAIHAN MOHAMED YUSOF

Some of those found are fairly new; men seen emerging from nature reserves riding them

Lucky nature lovers may get to spot the elusive mouse deer or even a pangolin in Singapore's parks and nature reserves.

The last thing anyone would expect to come across are mountain bikes strewn about.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 22, 2020, with the headline 'Spotted: Mountain bikes left in the wild'. Print Edition | Subscribe