Reebonzcity’s Deal : SEGWAY® FUN RIDE 2 ROUNDS
Price: NOW SGD 9.00 Was: SGD 17.00
Product Description: Includes 2 rounds of Segway® Fun Ride
Location: Gogreen Segway® Eco Adventure Beach Station, Sentosa
I’ve never thought much of Segways, I’ve seen it in the States for boring uses (security using it for patrol in the mall, or like workers transporting themselves) and who knew it was one of the most fun things to be on! And I haven’t come across one in Singapore until we visited Gogreen at Sentosa .
The cashier wasn’t much of a lovable person though . He wouldn’t let me keep my extra coupons for later use just because I had already handed it to him and then he got all sentimental over his marker pen when it’s felt tip fell off while I was using it, telling us that he had just bought it ! Lol so he spent like 5 mins trying to fix the marker while making us wait and letting us stare at him fix it.
Ok so moving on, we each had our own Segway and a facilitator who would train us until we are ready. We were provided with helmets to protect our heads, there were also knee and elbow pads which my friends were happily putting them on and were told that they were meant for kids *sniggers*. This was my first time ever getting onto a Segway thingy, when I first put my feet on the base, I was like “OMG I’m so gonna fall, I swear!” and when I realized I could balance I went “OMG This thing doesn’t have a paddle, how does it move?! Magical!” It was pretty simple to make it move, just lean your body and stick your butt in to move forward and stand up right to make it stop. The fun really started when we experimented to ride over bumpier terrain and slopes within the circuit, tried to speed but they wouldn’t let us!
So how does the Segway work then? Apparently, there are some computerized motor sensors at the base of the machine which will detect how it should make you balance with your body weight. (you can’t ride on it if you are too underweight or overweight). It runs on batteries which will last very long because the Segway batteries are built in such a way that it can recharge on its own. Great for those keeping track of their carbon footprints.
This is a neat invention! But one Segway transporter can cost around SG$10,000, before taxes! I would love to have one of these, imagine being on it while getting groceries!
- Wanna guess who owns the Segway franchise in Asia? ——– It’s no other than Jackie Chan!
- Oh remember to bring some change so you can rent a locker to put your stuff!