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Amateur cyclist or seasoned pro, check out these scenic cycling routes in Singapore. Well-maintained and nicely planned out, you won’t have to worry about safety issues, either.
North, south, east and west – we’ve got it covered with only the best.
This 26km park connector runs through four of Singapore’s many parks and passes through the heartland neighbourhoods of Buangkok, Sengkang and Punggol. Start off at the Serangoon Park Connector near Sengkang Fire Station and follow the trail an anticlockwise direction and you’ll be able to enjoy spectacular views of Sungei Serangoon, Coney Island and Sungei Punggol before circling back to the starting point.
NEXT: Northern Explorer Loop →
Explore Singapore’s less-explored northern neighbourhoods in this 11km trail. Mount your bike at Lower Seletar Reservoir Park and cycle through Mandai Park Connector where you might encounter macaques. Be sure not to provoke them! Continue through Ulu Sembawang Park Connector, and catch glimpses of fruit trees that have been around since Singapore’s kampung days. Pass through Woodlands Park Connector and look out for Shoebutton Ardisia – light pink flowers with berry-like fruits. End your trail at Woodlands Waterfront to view a panorama of Johor Bahru.
NEXT: Eastern Coastal Loop →
This 17.5km trail bisects the eastern arm of Singapore’s diamond shaped island. Beginning in Pasir Ris Park, cycle through Tampines Park Connector until you reach Bedok Reservoir. Follow on through Bedok Park Connector and you will soon hit the coast. Or, stop for a delish and refreshing bowl of cheng tng at Bedok Food Centre. Afterwards, you can ride along East Coast Parkway until you hit the intersection with Siglap Park Connector.
NEXT: Central Urban Loop →
Well, perhaps this 15.6km route is not quite the same kind of scenic as the rest but a bustling city can be considered scenery too, right? If an urban city route is more up your alley, this trail starts off at Toa Payoh Town Park and follows the Whampoa Park Connector until you reach Geylang – home to some of Singapore’s best food and the infamous red-light district (eyes on the path!). As you pedal through Pelton Canal, Balam, Hougang Ave 3 and Serangoon Park Connectors, you’ll be able to see locals of all walks of life. Finally, end your journey at Punggol Park.
NEXT: Western Adventure Loop →
Last but not least, journey to the west with this 12km trail that begins just outside Choa Chu Kang Stadium. Cycle through Choa Chu Kang Park Connector until it reaches Pang Sua Park Connector, where it is a popular spot for birdwatching. You just might encounter some eagles and swallows. Along the way, sights like Zhenghua Park’s rubber seeds and wild vegetation truly help Singapore’s western neighbourhoods clinch the top prize for most scenic. After passing through Dairy Farm and the Singapore Quarry (a mining pool), you’ll end up at Bukit Batok Nature Park.
NEXT: North Eastern Riverine Loop →
By Joshua Tan, last updated October 2016