Cycle through Singapore from Changi to Jurong in a day, exploring a range of sights that the island has to offer – from the iconic Gardens by the Bay to the serene quarry at Bukit Batok Nature Park.
Along the way, stop for refreshments at Satay by the Bay before riding from Singapore’s last mainland kampung in Buangkok to the new Housing Board flats in Punggol, and then enjoying the peacefulness of Ulu Sembawang.
The ride – spanning some 90km – is primarily on park connectors, but wearing a helmet is recommended for safety.
Ready, set, go!
The route starts near Changi Airport and ends at Jurong Lake Gardens. Don’t own a bike? No sweat. You can rent one from GoCycling’s station at Changi Terminal 2 and return it to the firm’s outlet at the gardens.
START POINT – CHANGI JURASSIC MILE
Start the ride with 22 “life-size” dinosaurs. A sign at the attraction reminds cyclists to dismount and push. It is wise to heed the advice. Staying on the bicycle can be dangerous, especially if children are running across the path to pose for a photo.
EAST COAST PARK
Enjoy the sea breeze while cruising along the park connector right by the beach. Stop for a coffee. The park gets especially crowded on weekends, with bottlenecks forming around bicycle rental shops.
GARDENS BY THE BAY (SATAY BY THE BAY FOR LUNCH)
Stop for an early lunch of chicken rice or refresh yourself for the journey with sugar cane or sour plum juice.
KALLANG RIVERSIDE PARK
The water gets busy with dragon boaters and kayakers. Watch out for picnickers who gather at the park on weekends. Maneuvering around them can be challenging. Bird lovers can keep an eye out for little egrets and grey herons between September and March.
KAMPONG LORONG BUANGKOK
Singapore’s last mainland kampung comprises some 25 single-story wooden houses off Yio Chu Kang Road. The village is nestled between landed houses and HDB blocks. Carry on with the ride along with the park connector, which is located next to a canal.
SINGAPORE’S LAST FISHING VILLAGE
This fishing village sits amid a fast-growing area designated for aerospace activities. The village is situated on private land, and the public is discouraged from entering.
SEMBAWANG HOT SPRING PARK
Singapore’s only hot spring park beckons with its tiered pools. Scoop out some water, which is rich in minerals, to soak your feet or cook an egg. The park reopened on Jan 4 following a $4.3 million makeover, which included a 1ha expansion, a new cascading pool and a water collection point.
ULU SEMBAWANG PARK CONNECTOR (MANDAI ROAD)
Aerial roots from a nearby tree hang over the park connector, which was littered with fallen leaves when we were there. With its rolling slopes, the park connector is great for a bicycle ride – and going downhill on it is quite an exhilarating experience.
BUKIT BATOK NATURE PARK
The serene, former quarry is a highlight of the nature park. With its tree-lined paths, the area is a good rest spot for cyclists hoping to take a break from the afternoon sun.
END POINT – JURONG LAKE GARDENS
End the ride with a lap around Jurong Lake Gardens. Celebrate the end of your journey with photos at Rasau Walk, a meandering boardwalk close to the water’s edge. Good photo spots can also be found at the wildlife hides among the grasslands.
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