Singapore is a place for everybody. Whether you decide to go with your family, your partner or by yourself, there is something for everyone here. The architectural marvels are eye-catching and captivating, especially when the city starts to shine in the evening. The food is really worth it with multiple Michelin starred restaurants scattered around the city and you would also find the world’s most affordable Michelin star food in Singapore.
If food is a way to someone’s heart, Singapore is definitely winning. This island is also in love with art and its history. You will find multiple museums showcasing the wonderful southeast asian art pieces to the whole world. Art is respected and is a part of life for the people in this city. And with all its modernity and great architectural pieces all around, Singapore also takes care of the environment.
From using eco-friendly devices to planting trees everywhere, you will find buildings covered with greenery. The technology and ecosystem co-exist together in such a wonderful harmony that you could not help just fall in love with this place. And multiple tourist sites will always keep you moving from one place to another.
As we said before, Singapore loves the greenery and takes good care of the ecosystem. What is really amazing is the fact that this city of skyscrapers is home to multiple parks and picnic places for you to enjoy the fresh air in.
With the streets and roadways all connected, it is so much simpler to just go from one place to another on a bike or even on foot. And if you are someone who loves to run everyday, you can’t ditch on that habit just because you are on a vacation.
And in Singapore, you don’t have to. Here are ten best places to visit in Singapore.
Punggol Waterway Park
Separated in four different zones: Nature Cove, Recreation Zone, Heritage Zone & Green Gallery, this park is perfect for nature lovers to take a jog or run in. The tracks are well maintained and the surrounding view is calming and peaceful. You would especially enjoy the soothing sound of water all around you.
If you get tired, take a break and relax on one of the many benches as you enjoy the cool breeze hitting you calmly. You can even take your bike to go on a ride here. With the enchanting surroundings, you can end your run with simple breathing exercises and some meditation in the fresh air of Punggol Waterway Park.
Yishun Pond Park
Situated in Yishun Central, the Yishun pond park is an urban park located close to the Khoo Teck Puat hospital. The major attraction of the park is a beautiful pond that is surrounded by colorful flowers creating a wonderful scenery.
The park has boards all over explaining to you the nature of its flora and fauna and educating you about wildlife in general. Runners will have a great time exploring this park and in your rest time, you can learn something new from the information boards. The benches are comfortable and relaxing, so you can take a break and gather your strength again when your breath starts to get a little heavier.
One of the city’s most luxurious spots, Marina Bay is perfect if you enjoy running on the streets with activities all around you. Sometimes you need more than a park, sometimes you want to be in the heart of the city.
Marina Bay is famous for its skyscrapers that shine so brightly in the night and offer a fantastic view 24/7. The famous Marina Bay Sands is a luxurious hotel and the perfect place for you if you would like to go on a nice swim after your walk.
With the world’s largest rooftop infinity pool, swimming is a different experience here and the view of the city around you is perfect and most relaxing at that moment.
Lower Peirce Reservoir Park
Lower Peirce Reservoir, formerly known as Kallang Reservoir, is Singapore’s second reservoir that was commissioned in 1912. It was planned as an extension of the first reservoir and serves Singapore’s increasing water supply needs.
A beautiful walk in history, the park represents Singapore’s past when it was covered in luscious greenery. Walking through the forest is always an adventurous thrill, but gets even more satisfying when you have well maintained pathways to make your jog a bit more comfortable.
Enjoy tall rubber trees and oil trees surrounding you and forming multiple canopies on your pathway to make your run a bit more special. For a runner this is as good as it can get.
Woodlands Waterfront Park
If you are not a big fan of forests, then perhaps you would enjoy the woodlands waterfront park that enjoys the scenic view of the sea. The 1.5 km long track is perfect for a run and this park is a delight for people of all ages. The open sky and the open sea is a perfect place for all the claustrophobics out there.
A run in this park on a cool summer morning is definitely going to brighten up your day like nothing else. And the sunsets in the evening make it an ideal place for a nice jog. The view is ecstatic and this place is ideal for your whole family. So if you are on a vacation with your kids, they will have plenty of fun here too.
Gardens by the Bay East
Consisting of three waterfront gardens, Gardens by the bay offers a fantastic view of the marina bay skyline and is a nice and quiet relaxing place for you to spend your time in. The three waterfront gardens are named: Bay South Garden, Bay East Garden and Bay Central Garden. Bay East Garden provides an unobstructed view of Marina Bay and has a 2 kilometer promenade frontage bordering the Marina Reservoir.
It is a perfect place for runners to enjoy a nice long run without any hurdles in their way. And if you have a family, take them with you so they can enjoy a small picnic or enjoy other activities in the park during your run.
Bedok Reservoir Park
Surrounding the 88 hectare Bedok Reservoir, this park is a hit among runners and adrenaline junkies. With opportunities for multiple water sports, something fun is always going on in Bedok Reservoir Park. The water not only provides a wonderful site and freshness, it is also the best place for conducting water sports.
If you get tired from your run, not only are there relaxing benches for you to take a time out, but also an amazing floating deck where you can have a peaceful break in the water. The tracks are maintained well enough for a smooth run and you will not find any obstacles in your way as you try to break your previous records.
East Coast Park
With a total size of 185 hectares and a scenic coastline that stretches over 15 kilometers, East Coast Park is more than just a park. It is also a beach where you can enjoy multiple beach sports and water sports. And if you have kids, they are going to have the time of their lives as they play around in the swings, nature play gardens, water play area and play towers.
It keeps on getting better for the runners, who get to push themselves and cover this large area with as little breaks as possible. But even if you take breaks, you have multiple fun ways to destress and relax as you get ready for the next lap.
Also known as Changi Point Coastal Walk, Changi Boardwalk is a 2 kilometer long boardwalk at Changi Point. A fun place for all the fitness enthusiasts, Changi Boardwalk provides a perfect escape from the city as you take on a run to relax yourself and cool your mind. With multiple sections like, Sunset walk, Kelong walk, cliff walk, sailing point walk and beach walk, you have various options to enjoy your walk or run without feeling bored of your surroundings.
If you decide to relax with a nice swim after your run, make sure you are careful in the water. The area is known for many crocodiles and if you encounter one, the best act would be to slowly swim away from the beast.
Bukit Timah Nature Reserve
One of the first forest reserves to be created in Singapore, Bukit Timah Nature Reserve was established in 1883. The 163 hectare reserve also includes Singapore’s highest hillpoint. Running in the forest is an experience like no other.
With well maintained tracks, it is easier and more fun for you. To be in the heart of nature as you explore this wonderful forest, you can imagine yourself in a movie, running in the lovely green surroundings.
The fresh air would help you breathe easily and luscious green trees surrounding you would provide the perfect scenery for you to enjoy with your run, which is calming but at the same time, not too distracting.
Running is as fun as the surroundings. You can easily get bored if you have nothing interesting following you around. The best part about Singapore is that it offers multiple locations in this one city for you to run in that we could not even cover all in one article. So you do not have to go to the same place twice on your vacation.
And everywhere you go, you will enjoy the scenic beauty surrounding you. Whether you want it to be peaceful and quiet or you want it to be busy and bustling all around you, you would find a place to run no matter what your preferences are. From forests to beaches to mind blowing skyscrapers, Singapore has so much to offer.