Mehring’s Bearings Presents: Singapore & Malaysia 2007 Part 1.

The following is a trip I did with Vans (at the time) riders Andrew Allen, Dylan Rieder, and Van Wastell RIP. It was kind of random and I hadn’t done much research before going. I figured Singapore was a big city and must have a lot of spots. Little did I know it was the rainy season. I made some calls and soon had our small 3 man crew and filmer Anthony Claravall along for the ride. Once we got there we realized this wouldn’t be so easy. It rained at 3pm on the dot every single day we were there. Luckily we were so jet lagged that we woke up around 6am each day so we just kept it going. We would be skating by 8 or 9 and by the time it started raining we would just play pool and drink beer at the hotel until it got dark and do it all over again the following day. Singapore was really tough to skate though. We got kicked out almost everywhere. Eventually Ant convinced us to go to Kuala Lumpur for a couple days to break the monotony. This ended up being the sickest part of the trip. We met a bunch of cool locals and skated some really unique spots. Not to mention the weather was better.

-Jonathan Mehring

Dylan Rieder stalefish on a sundial near Kuala Lumpor. Claravall had been here 4 years before and somehow navigated us back through a maze of streets in some old park.

Dylan Rieder stalefish on a sundial near Kuala Lumpor. Claravall had been here 4 years before and somehow navigated us back through a maze of streets in some old park.

Andrew Allen pivot fakied.

Andrew Allen pivot fakied.

We put a lot of time in at this bridge spot we found. It was pretty much the only place to skate in the rain. Andrew Allen - taildrop.

We put a lot of time in at this bridge spot we found. It was pretty much the only place to skate in the rain. Andrew Allen – taildrop.
Downpour.

Downpour.

Dylan Rieder - alley-oop 270 kickflip.

Dylan Rieder - alley-oop 270 kickflip.

Putrajaya Malaysia. A crazy prefab city they had just made the capital but hardly anyone lived there yet.

Putrajaya Malaysia. A crazy prefab city they had just made the capital but hardly anyone lived there yet.

Kuala Lumpor

Kuala Lumpor

Andrew Allen - back 5-0.

Andrew Allen - back 5-0.

Andrew

Andrew

More bridge tricks! Andrew Allen - drop in to wallie.

More bridge tricks! Andrew Allen - drop in to wallie.

Dylan - frontside 270 heelflip. Yes Singapore was tough to find skateable spots.

Dylan - frontside 270 heelflip. Yes Singapore was tough to find skateable spots.