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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.
Today cycling up-down hill road. Switch from green railway to Temasek club and climb up to entry of MacRitchie
Night cycling at Sentosa, but Sentosa not much cycling friendly, only cycling road to Sentosa cove. There no view, only hotel.
In the past, it is rail way connecting Singapore with Malaysia, starting from Tanjong Pagar station in city, and entering Malaysia through woodland. But now, it is retired and is rebuilt as a National park, railway corridor, by Singapore government. https://www.nparks.gov.sg/railcorridor.
Greenway and rail corridor is opened from last year, from Tanjong pagar old station until upper Bukit Timah, ~14km. Now it is becoming a great place to jogging, cycling and family exercise.
The corridor is in the jungle, many diverse flowers, tree, and animals like squirrel, lizard, bee, parrot, ……. You cannot imagine outside the corridor, about a few hundreds meters, it is busy road with noisy cars. But when you are in the greenway corridor, you can clearly hear sounding bird, water flowing, watching squirrel climbing the jungle tree.
In the morning, and afternoon, the corridor is busy with jogging people and cycling people like me. 😊
To keep the memory of railway, some part of corridor are kept as its old way, railway, and rail bridge.