In this afternoon, I plan to cycling to Bishan park along Singapore river. But after Kallang river, the path is becoming worse, because there is not direct path along the Kallang river. I must cycle away river, enter into motorcycle road, cross red light and then enter into river path. So when I arrive Whampoa, I decide back.
Early back will me time to explore OCBC stadium and golden garden in the day.
On the Friday morning, a little relaxed, do not need wake up early to prepare breakfast for school children because secondary school open later on Friday. So I have time to do long-walking morning exercise in neighborhood park.
It is Friday morning, not too many exercising people like in the evening. Pigeons, squirrels are looking for their breakfast. It is not the scene what I can find in the evening.
Due to Covid’19, there is 2 years I cannot return to my hometown in the south-west, Shandong province, China. This is pictures I take in 2019 when I am back. My parents plant these fruits and my child first time eats so sweet fresh fruit, just taking from fruit tree.
Since moving into Queens town and buying bicycle, weekend cycling is not only a must exercise but also is a way to explore Singapore. Without bicycle I normally walk at most 5-km around my living. Now 20km is normal. It gives me more chances to explore every corner in Singapore, which cannot be when taking bus or driving car. Up to now, I have explored some neighborhood cycling path. Although I have written posts about them, here I will summarize the paths I have explored.
Top-1: cycling along Singapore river, garden by the bay, Marina barrage, east cost beach, until Changi beach (I only reach east cost park, 1-way already >20km. Maybe next time leave home early to arrive changi beach). It is cycling friendly, flat road. There are many featured spotlights, singapore-river-and-beautiful-night-scene. If tired and hungry, there are many places to resting and eating. In the evening, there is amazing night view.
Top-2 green rail way. Currently in central, the segment is open between Tanjong Pagar railway station (old) and Bukit Timah, about 12km. The final destination is Wooland railway station (old) , which is not connected with Bukit Timah segment up to now.
Besides cycling in the railway, you can challenge yourself, and cycle in the hill road. After Bukit Timah railway bridge, you can switch to the direction of Temasek club, and into the hill road. It is up, down, and winding mountain path. The destination is one entry of MaRitchie nature trail & reservoir park.
It is better cycling in the morning, enjoying fresh air and wild view. The road is narrow, and there are many cyclists and jogging. So you must be careful and not too high speed (limit 10km). In the weekend morning (~9:30am), there are traffic police in the Bukit Timah to test cycling speed. Be a good cyclist careful for you and others.
Recommend cycling in the day because in the evening, there is not light in the railway green road.
Top-3: Ulu Pandan river. If you live in central, you can cycle along the railway road and exit in Ghim Moh. In the morning, you can have a short rest and eat breakfast in Ghim Moh wet market, then enter into Ulu Pandan river. Along the river, you can cycle to Jurong east.
Recently I cycles into Sentosa. Because it is a little later after 6pm. There is cycling road from Vivo city to Sentosa Cove. It is also up-down hill road. But at the Sentosa Cove, there is nothing to see because many hotels locate there, and there is no way to beach. Then I cycles to Siloso beach. Because of Covid’19, it is quiet in the evening, and beach is closed.
For cycling, it is no recommended to Sentosa. There is no cycling path (except to Sentosa cove). You must share with car. So you must be very careful.