You don’t have to visit stuffy museums to learn about history. Singapore’s colourful past can be glimpsed through roads and buildings that have been carefully preserved for posterity. Some of these places are almost 2 centuries old!
Apart from our modern cityscape, Singapore also has a green side to it, teeming with natural wildlife. These nature reserves are free for you to explore, so grab your gear and explore some of Singapore’s nature reserve trails!
Trees are all around you in Singapore, and these gentle green giants provide some much-needed shade from the hot sun for runners. In fact, Singapore has over 2 million trees that are planted in parks, protected natural areas, and along roadsides!
Here in sunny Singapore, running is a huge pastime. And the beauty of running is that unlike other sports, you can run almost anywhere outdoors with large groups of people.
Ever thinking of conquering Singapore Island by running around it? You can do so using the Singapore’s Park Connector Network which is about a 150km round route. The route will go through 4 of the current Park Connector Loops and two of the upcoming Loops – Southern Ridges Loop and Siglap Kallag Basin Loop.
These parks tend to see plenty of activity by the residents living nearby. While they still have tracks for running, people also use them for other activities, such as tai chi. These parks are the perfect place to experience heartland life in Singapore!
Zi Li pretty much defines the term “healthy living”. Not just an accomplished runner, the secondary school P.E teacher enjoys dragon boating and is also known as the “chin up king”. His wife Rachel See is a dedicated civil servant who originally took up running as a way to de-stress after work. Their combined love of running led to Zi Li and Rachel breaking their personal bests at the GCAM’14.
Everyone has a different reason for running. Some do it for love of the exercise, while others do it to feed their competitive nature. Everyone has a motivator, whether they realise it or not. Here are some of the top reasons that many have caught the running bug and never looked back!
Taking place at the F1 Pit Area, the huge Singapore Flyer loomed right above runners as we warmed up before the race. An apt landmark that suited the SIA Charity Run’s aviation theme!
4,500 challengers gathered at Big Splash @ East Coast Park last Sunday morning, ready for the Newton Challenge 2014! 4,500 challengers gathered at Big Splash @ East Coast Park last Sunday morning, ready for the Newton Challenge 2014! With 2 distances of 18km and 32km, the Newton Challenge is a sort of running “litmus test”; newcomers can try these distances to see if they are up for the half or full marathon challenge, while seasoned runners count this race for mileage and add some final training adjustments before their final races of the year.
For a small country, Singapore has plenty of scenic spots that do not get as many visitors as they deserve. If you enjoy a quiet run that is off the beaten track, you might be interested in the following parks that do not get quite as many visitors as they deserve.
By day, Abdul Thaslim is your average student at Queensway Secondary. But when the sun sets, the spritely 16-year-old heads onto the track and field as part of SportCares’ CareRunners running team and Saturday Night Lights (SNL) football team.