Great Scenic Running Routes in Singapore

Great Scenic Running Routes in Singapore





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Are you getting bored of running on the treadmill every day?

Known as the City in a Garden, Singapore has taken plenty of measures to stay committed to being green. There are now at least 1,800 Green Mark building projects here today as awarded by the Building and Construction Authority (BCA). With over 300 parks and 4 nature reserves under the care of National Parks Board (NParks), local residential estates, nature areas and major parks will all soon be linked via an island-wide Park Connector Network. 

Who says you need to stick to the same old routine places to train for your IPPT 2.4km run? Take advantage of the beautiful green landscapes of our city. We gather 5 great scenic routes here for you to choose from!





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1. Bedok Reservoir Park

For those who live in or frequently visit the east side, Bedok Reservoir Park is a popular place for joggers and water sports enthusiasts. You can opt to start your run from SAFRA Tampines to the park where there's also a 4.3km track. Enjoy the wonderful scenery of more than 14,000 wetland plants dotted along the reservoir and be treated to the sights and songs of various birds like Kingfishers and Little Herons. If you're looking for a greater challenge, get on the Bedok Park Connector that links the reservoir to East Coast Park for another 6km distance.

 





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2. Yishun Park

Surrounding our Yishun clubhouse is the hilly Yishun Park which houses plenty of natural vegetation including tropical fruit tress like durian, rambutan, jackfruit and more. Get educated on the different plants from information boards throughout the park. Go on another 3.2km run towards Yishun Neighbourhood and Yishun Town Garden Parks or 3.6km distance towards Lower Seletar Reservoir Park via the Park Connectors.

 





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3. Toa Payoh Town Park

Did you know that the Toa Payoh Town Park is a very popular location for wedding couple photos due to its retro 70s look? With willowing trees around its landscaped pond, it's no wonder visitors keep coming back to this place. Thus, it has become a favourite running spot. For a more interesting view on your route, head to the Whampoa Park Connector and go along Sungei Whampoa where there are many fishes. If you're tired and in need of something to eat, check out the food outlets along Balestier Road and Bendemeer Mall. From here, you can run another 7.6km and head to Kallang River.

 





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4. The Southern Ridges

Consisting of five spacious running locations, namely Mount Faber Park, Telok Blangah Hill Park, HortPark, Kent Ridge Park and Labrador Nature Reserve. Furthermore, there's a cool structure high above Henderson Road that acts as a pedestrian bridge linking Mount Faber Park and Telok Blangah Hill Park. This artistic icon is called Henderson Waves and it's a great place to take a breather during your run. With its huge variety of both flora and fauna, you can be sure to have an enjoyable time on your route.

 





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5. Jurong Central Park

Boasting for being the first park in Singapore to have life-sized board game features, Jurong Central Park is also quite accessible to Boon Lay MRT station as well as our Jurong clubhouse. Home to aquatic plants in the wetland and the already existing ones in the park, the park is designed to maintain its nature state of being a habitat for wildlife species and dragonflies. This would truly make for an interesting running route! For more breathtaking sceneries, get on the Jurong Park Connector which is another 4.3km!

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