Although Singapore may be small in size, there’s never a dull moment in this island state. Whether you’re living in Singapore or visiting for the weekend, you’d be surprised at the number of outdoor activities available.
If you’re a runner, you’re in luck! Singapore is home to some of the best running routes. It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for a respite from the hustle and bustle of the city or a run across Singapore’s ultra-modern architecture – we’ve got it all! Today, Evolve Daily gives you the 7 Best Running Routes In Singapore:
1) The Southern Ridges Trail
If you’re looking for a challenge, the Southern Ridges Trail is your best bet. With most of the trail going uphill, you’ll be surrounded by lush jungle greenery spanning three parks: Mount Faber Park, Telok Blangah Hill Park and Kent Ridge park.
Part of the trail is the 300 meter long Henderson Waves, a wooden bridge that offers great treetop views and an awesome sunset.
How to get there: Kent Ridge MRT
Route: Southern Ridges
Distance: 6.65 km
2) The Green Corridor
Perhaps one of the most unique trails in Singapore, the Green Corridor is a long stretch of trees and bushes that runs along the entire length of Singapore. Part of an old rail network, the trail remains scenic with old bridges covered in graffiti, majestic houses and trees. Running here feels like you’re completely lost in the countryside.
How to get there: Buona Vista MRT
Route: The Green Corridor
Distance: 6.3 km
3) MacRitchie Reservoir
Probably one of the most famous reservoirs in Singapore, MacRitchie Reservoir is known for its accessible running trails. Although the trail starts on asphalt, it eventually goes deep into the forest on a rough dirt track.
While you’re in the area, check out the HSBC Treetop walk and get a bird’s eye view of the reservoir. Keep your water and snacks close to you, the monkeys are known to get quite frisky!
How to get there: Bus 52, 74, 130, 132, 162, 163, 165, 166, 167, 852, 855, 980
Distance: 10 km
4) Singapore River
Although the bustling nightlife might get in your way, running along the Singapore River is strangely calming. Maybe it’s the running water, but this route definitely makes you forget you’re smack in the middle of Singapore.
A route that starts at Alexandra Canal Linear Park, this run ends by the Esplanade right by the iconic Merlion. You’ll also get a great view of Marina Bay Sands and if you’re lucky, you might be there just in time for the light show.
How to get there: Queenstown MRT
Route: Singapore River
Distance: 12 km
5) Marina Bay – Gardens By the Bay
You’ll definitely want to bring your camera on this run. From the skyscrapers in the CBD, to the majestic Marina Bay Sands, to the lush vegetation in Gardens by the Bay and the Singapore Flyer, you won’t run out of sights to see.
This route is best run at night, with all the lights illuminating from all the awesome infrastructure. You’ll also get that nice breeze from the Singapore River, a refreshing change from the humid Singapore climate.
How to get there: Marina Bay MRT
Route: Marina Bay – Gardens by the Bay
Distance: 11 km
6) East Coast Park
Probably the most popular running route in Singapore, the East Coast Park is often included in many big marathons. This route is especially pleasant because it is located on a stretch of beach.
When you’re done with your run, you’ll be spoilt for choice at the many restaurants and eateries in the area. The satay is a must try! Try to avoid this area on weekends as it can get very crowded with families and recreational joggers.
How to get there: Tanah Merah MRT
Route: East Coast Park
Distance: 21 km
7) Fort Canning Park
Get a taste of historic Singapore with a short run at Fort Canning Park. Located right off Singapore’s shopping district, Orchard Road, Fort Canning offers some of the best views of the bustling metropolis.
Although this is a relatively easy run, you can make it more challenging by adding the stairs to your route. The prestigious Evolve Fight Team often runs here weekly.
How to get there: Dhoby Ghaut MRT
Route: Fort Canning
Distance: 3 km
When going on your runs, remember to always stay hydrated especially with Singapore’s hot, humid climate. If you’re feeling faint after your run, don’t worry, thanks to Singapore’s efficient transportation system, there’s probably an MRT or bus stop near you.
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So tell us, which run are you going on next?