The Google Street View Trike (Tricycles) is one of the vehicles used to cover areas that are inaccessible by cars such as narrow streets and alleys. Last month, Google and Singapore Tourism board gathered over a thousand suggestions to be visited by the Google Trike. From now till 20 November, public can cast their votes for the top locations in the various categories that Google Trike will visit. Read on for the news release.
Singapore, November 5, 2009 – Last month, Google & the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) asked the Singaporean public to suggest their top tourist treasures where the Street View trike should go. The trike has the same capability as Street View cars for collecting street-level imagery and are designed to help Google make special imagery collections in places less accessible by cars, such as historic landmarks and scenic nature routes.
Google received almost a thousand suggestions, ranging from the well-known to the more unusual, reflecting the range of interesting places and cultural hot-spots within Singapore.
Some of the more original, fun and quirky suggestions included:
The highest view: Henderson Waves
The enlightened view: Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
The skateboard view: Somerset Skate Park
The kampung view: Pulau Ubin
The old-school view: Kampung Buangkok
The fisherman’s view: Changi Boardwalk
The wildlife view: Sungei Buloh Mangrove Reserve
Google and STB have reviewed, grouped and shortlisted 24 finalist locations in four categories: The City & Quays, Cultural Areas, Natural Wonders, and Hidden Gems. From today to 11:59pm on November 19, 2009, the public can cast their vote at www.google.com.sg/svtrike to decide the top location in each of the four categories the Google Trike will visit.