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Man cycles 75.4km around Singapore to map out a trail resembling the lion head symbol

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a close up of a map: Photo: @mrbrown / Twitter Photo: @mrbrown / Twitter

How far would you go to show your love for Singapore? For Afiq Syazani, it’s exactly 75.4 kilometers — the distance he cycled around the middle of the island just to draw a shape of a lion head on Strava, a GPS-powered social app that maps your workouts.

A day before the country’s 53rd birthday, Afiq got on his Strida Evo two-wheeler and spent hours cycling a route that took him to places such as Balestier, Bishan, Ang Mo Kio and MacRitchie Reservoir. The end result? A rough outline of Singapore’s lion head symbol plastered in the middle of the island. No easy feat, either, considering that he was riding a collapsible bike with small wheels.

Photo: @mrbrown / Twitter

Blogger and satirist mrbrown pointed out that Afiq even crafted his path to make it seem like MacRitchie Reservoir was spewing out of the lion head, a familiar sight with the Merlion statues.

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