Singapore’s long time running enthusiasts would know all too well that sports have undergone a renaissance of sorts over the past few years. To be able to make most of your runs, Sentosa has everything to offer runners, whether you just started the sport or you are already a seasoned pro.
The island is perfect to break away from the routine in running in the concrete jungle, with routes covering various terrain including hills, beaches, and trails. Get absorbed in the rhythm of your run, when you take the next stride and the next.
Most importantly, the island is abundant with shower and locker facilities, as well as a whole line-up of F&B options! At the same time, don’t miss out on Sentosa’s hidden treasures while you are on the run!
Sentosa’s history places
Previously, before Sentosa was an island of fun, Sentosa was a housing part of the British’s defense against the Japanese during the war. Take a gander running up the dirt hill to Serapong Hill Road, where there will be a narrow road towards Fort Siloso’s lesser-known sibling, Fort Serapong. From there, make your way past its famous relative, Fort Siloso, for a complete run through the history of Sentosa.
Another amazing sight to look out for as you run is the century-old Ficus Tree, which you will be able to find on Allanbrooke Road. This Ficus Tree is a heritage tree that makes a complete gorgeous scenery – perfect to relax under the shade after a fulfilling run.
For runners who love ocean views and the salty sea breeze in their hair, check out the coastal trail! Only a few coastal forests are left in Singapore, two of which are located at Siloso Headland and the Northern Coast of Sentosa. The forests support a variety of local wildlife, including bats, squirrels, snakes, birds and macaques.
You might come when the tide is low – you’ll see a wide variety of marine life then, including hard and soft corals, anemones and molluscs. During the months between October and May, you might even see migratory birds, as well!
Sentosa is filled with beaches, so you can always finish and have your cool down after your run at a Sentosa beach, whether it be Tanjong, Palawan or Siloso. There’s always something new to discover in Sentosa!
Explore around Sentosa with your running shoes! It will be loads of fun!