The Most Scenic Running Routes in Singapore

FITNESS  |  August 02, 2018
  • These postcard-worthy views (yes, in Singapore!) are good reason to run outdoors.
    1 / 5 These postcard-worthy views (yes, in Singapore!) are good reason to run outdoors.

    Singapore has no shortage of scenic running tracks, well-equipped outdoor gyms and open spaces where you can work up a sweat.

    Chung Tze Kit, the managing director of Gold’s Gym Singapore, shares his favourite outdoor locations for running and working out.

    (Also read: 7 Beautiful Running Routes in Singapore to Jump-start Your Engine)

    This article first appeared on the SilverKris website.

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  • East Coast Park
    2 / 5 East Coast Park

    The sea breeze at East Coast Park makes running more pleasant. Plus, there are various outdoor gyms along the way that are free-to-use and offer a surprisingly wide variety of exercises, for training the upper body and legs. The entire length of East Coast (starting at Stadium MRT, finishing at Changi) is about 22km, but you can vary the distance you run depending on your fitness level.

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  • The Southern Ridges
    3 / 5 The Southern Ridges

    Whether you want to lose weight through cardio, or build a bit of mass through upper body exercises or intensive workouts, there are few routes more scenic and varied than The Southern Ridges. You start off near Kent Ridge Park, among the tech companies and manufacturing plants. Cross the Canopy Walk and into the verdant HortPark. The Forest Walk might make you think you are in the jungle, but the Henderson Waves will make you feel like you have arrived on another planet! You will end up in VivoCity where you can relax in one of the many restaurants there. Total distance is about 9km.

    (Also read: 8 Reasons to Exercise Outdoors)

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  • Marina Bay
    4 / 5 Marina Bay

    Marina Bay has a stunning, postcard-worthy array of skyscrapers, theatres, shophouses and of course, the iconic Marina Bay Sands. This running route is relatively simple and allows you to run all the way around the edge of the bay area without having to cross busy streets or wait at traffic lights. The route is approximately 3.5km long, but you can extend it by running up the Singapore River towards Clarke Quay if you want.

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  • MacRitchie Reservoir
    5 / 5 MacRitchie Reservoir

    Located almost right in the centre of Singapore, the MacRitchie Reservoir provides a variety of fantastic routes and trails to jog along. Start early in the morning to avoid the midday heat – although much of the route is covered by trees. Also bring water, and beware of the monkeys! The reservoir loop is approximately 11km long, and you will be running on a mix of pavement, wooden boards and dirt track. Parts of the route are fairly undulating, although not too strenuous.

    (Also read: Six Outdoor Running Routes in Singapore)

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