Sometimes all we need is a simple jog to help us revitalize our senses and keep us active and healthy in our hectic schedules. Singapore has an indefinite amount of places you can go for a jog to unwind, and these following 11 locations are ones that will surely keep you up and going. Following up with Jogging Paths In Singapore Not To Be Missed, Part 1, here is the second part of the best parts of the island.
Pasir Ris Park
Situated in the East, Pasir Ris Park is impossible to miss with its large children’s playground complete with swings, slides and climbing nets. Also in the western end of the park is the pony ride attraction, which makes this park very people-oriented. However, not forgetting those who prefer a more halcyon environment, there are various trails like the Herb and Spice Garden, and a long stretch of beach overlooking the horizon that makes jogging at Pasir Ris Park very enjoyable.
Location: Pasir Ris Park (East of Singapore)
Discover: Children’s playground, pony ride attraction, Herb and Spice Garden
Singapore Botanic Gardens
Established in 1859, and near the South of Singapore, Singapore Botanic Gardens is a convenient and beautiful place to go for a run. Check out the National Orchid Garden that’s home to over 1000 species and 2000 hybrids of orchids. Do look out for the tropical rainforest and the Ginger Garden. Brimming with life over 79 hectares of land, this park is perfect for those who are looking for something different.
Location: Singapore Botanic Gardens (South of Singapore)
Discover: National Orchid Garden, tropical rainforest, Ginger Garden
Sengkang Riverside Park
The modern Sengkang Riverside Park is for runners who are seeking to jog in a clean and sleek ambience. Next to Punggol Reservoir, the charms of this park would include the Sengkang Floating Wetland and the Fruit Tree Trail that has 16 types of edible fruits, some of which are not available elsewhere. Also, don’t miss the North Eastern Riverine Loop that opened in early 2013! It has a span of 26km, and connects the Sengkang Riverside Park, Punggol Park, Punggol Waterway Park and Punggol Point Park.
Location: Sengkang Riverside Park (North East of Singapore)
Discover: Sengkang Floating Wetland, Fruit Tree Trail, North Eastern Riverine Loop
Estimate distance: 26km (North Eastern Riverine Loop)
After going through a major transformation from a rubber estate, Yishun Park is now a resplendent, lush parkland. Yishun Park has a border of 2.6km for jogging, with exercise stations to boost fitness. It hosts Singapore’s first Dipterocarp Arboretum, which is a phenomenal display of over 800 rainforest trees, consisting of 70 species. Definitely for rainforest enthusiasts who want to learn more about the types of greenery Singapore has to offer.
Location: Yishun Park (North of Singapore)
Discover: Dipterocarp Arboretum
Estimate distance: 2.6km
East Coast Park
East Coast Park is the largest in Singapore, with a land area of 185 hectares. Its shoreline alone is over 15km, which makes this a good jogging location for those wanting to push their limits. Be enthralled by the spectacular view of the sea and enjoy the ocean’s breeze while running. There are many facilities that East Coast Park has to offer besides jogging trails, which consists of an Xtreme SkatePark, chalets, and cable skiing.
Location: East Coast Park (East of Singapore)
Discover: Xtreme SkatePark, chalets, cable skiing
Estimate distance: 15km
Changi Beach Park
Changi Beach Park has retained its historic value, as the park is nostalgically left with the characteristics of a kampong lifestyle. However, new additions to the park would be the barbeque pits and shelters for gatherings, and the jogging path that passes by Changi Point and Changi Ferry Terminal.
Location: Changi Beach Park (East of Singapore)
Discover: Changi Point, Changi Ferry Terminal
Mount Faber Park
A prominent tourist destination, Mount Faber Park is where cable car rides that offer a view of the city’s skyline are available. A mural wall stands at Upper Faber Point, the highest peak in the park. Observe the majestic Arenga Palm, Red Flame and Cassia Fistula trees that can be found in the secondary rain forest, providing shade from the blazing heat in the afternoons.
Location: Mount Faber Park (Central South of Singapore)
Discover: Mural wall, secondary rainforest
Fort Canning Park
Once known as the Forbidden Hill, Fort Canning Park is one of Singapore’s oldest parks, with many relics from the past still standing. Take a look at the Battle Box, the Fort Wall and Gate, Raffles’ House and the 9-pound cannon. Fort Canning is recommended for people who love the arts, as it is a renowned spot for hosting outdoor festivals and performances in the vast lawns.
Location: Fort Canning Park (Central of Singapore)
Discover: Battle Box, Fort Wall and Gate, Raffles’ House, 9-pound cannon
Lower Peirce Reservoir Park
Lower Peirce Reservoir Park is located at Upper Thomson Road, and is 6 hectares in size. One of the main features of the park is the 900-metre boardwalk that connects joggers with the tranquility of the secondary forest. Before being split into Lower and Upper Peirce Reservoirs, they were named as the Kallang River Reservoir, and up till today is the source of the Kallang River.
Location: Lower Peirce Reservoir Park (Central North of Singapore)
Discover: 900-metre boardwalk, secondary rainforest
Upper Peirce Reservoir Park
The largest reservoir in Singapore, Upper Peirce Reservoir Park has a capacity of 27.8 million m3 of water. Although most of the land area has been cleared for activities and jogging, it has retained a secondary rainforest where many species of wildlife and plants can be found.
Location: Upper Peirce Reservoir Park (Central North of Singapore)
Discover: Secondary rainforest
The Singapore Zoo, commonly referred to as Mandai Zoo by locals, is another excellent jogging site. In the North of Singapore, with about 315 species of animals such as the Orangutan and the White Tiger on display, the zoo is especially suited for joggers who appreciate a vivacious environment and want to learn more about these exotic creatures.
Location: The Singapore Zoo (North of Singapore)
Discover: Estimate of 315 species of animals
Make a trip down to these parks and find out which of these are to your preference! After all, you never know which one might just win the title of being your new favourite jogging location. Tell us what you think!