East Coast Park

I heart my bikeFishermenHawker Centre Crab

East Coast Park is a 185 hector utopia of greenery. Honestly, those urban planners have outdone themselves this time. It’s home to Ski360 Cable Ski, a skate park, camp sites, and even an adult sand-castle building pit.

First port of call is to grab yourself some wheels from one of the rental shops; either inline skates, or a mountain bike. Apparently the McCafe even has a ‘skate thru’ instead of a drive thru!

Then it’s a winding 15km ride the length of the coast through spacious cycle/jogging tracks. It’s all completely flat (aka enjoyable) and even torrential rain didn’t put people off this Sunday afternoon.  Incredibly, If you get your Bradley Wiggins on, you can reach from the lagoon to the edge of Changhi airport in about 30 mins. Another 8km and you can ride all the way to Changhi  Village, and have fun racing the AirAsia jets as they take off. The track stretches out parallel to the runway for at least 2 miles.

The beaches are more set up as family picnic spots, rather than a sunbathing paradise, so perhaps leave the bikini and San Tropez at home. Local families come here on mass to sit leisurely around Bedok Jetty armed with fishing rods. The women unpack enough homemade snacks for a small feast, spreading out their Tupperware boxes and almost setting up their entire kitchen into the open air BBQ pits. 

If you are not fortunate enough to be adopted by the above, there is always the famous East Coast Lagoon Hawker Centre. It is renowned  for Singapore’s black pepper spicy crab ($40 shared between two),  oyster/seafood noodles ($4/5) and of course Tiger Beer ($3.50). After 30km of cycling, you’ve earnt it!

Getting there: Take the Green MRT Line to Bedok Station, transfer to bus 104 at Bedok Interchange. Buses run every 25 min on Sat & journey time to East Coast Park Lagoon is approx 15 mins.

Cycles are available to rent from $6 per hour adult, from Zone E.

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. MariaSabrinaPalmares
    Jan 13, 2013 @ 13:45:18

    i love riding my bike early in the morning as well! I only wish i could ride it with a cinematic nature backdrop! :)

    Reply

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