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For Singaporeans zipping along sidewalks, new rules are on the way

Two Singaporeans enjoy riding a Ninebot, left, and a kick scooter on a sidewalk in the central part of the city.

SINGAPORE -- A lot of commuters here have found a relatively new way of getting around. In fact, enough Singaporeans are riding so-called "hoverboards" that the government is preparing to regulate their use.

     So what is a hoverboard? It's not a gravity-defying bit of "Back to the Future" magic but a self-balancing, two-wheeled, battery-powered piece of popular culture.

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