Category Archives: park
Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve is an attractive park, located in north of Singapore, and in another side of sea it is Malaysia. In the past we drive car to there. In the morning of Sunday, I am free to explore the park by cycling.
From Queenstown, cycling along greenway rail corridors, exit at Bukit Timah, along upper Bukit Timah road, woodland road, kranji, then reach the park. But at the end of woodland road, there is not passageway and must cycle in the motorcycle road. It must be careful because there are many trucks in the woodland (it is factory and industry area).
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.
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.
3 years ago, in the evening, I like to walking along ulu pandan river, near Ghim moh and holland village. Since railway green way open and Covid-19, has never come.
This weekend, cycling along ulu pandas river. Staring from commonwealth ave entry near grim moh, and ending commonwealth near ending hiring east.
There are many upgrading and changes. Many years ago, only one walking road along the river. Now there is another walking road in another side. Great jobs of Singapore government.
I still remember fishing in the river with friends when my child is kindergarten and primary school.
Ulu pandan river is great cycling, sport, and rest for neighborhood. You can cycling from west along the river then connect to city along the railway green road.