West Coast Park
Not as well-known as its eastern cousin, West Coast Park is known locally as the western section of the park transformed into an amazing adventure playground for kids as well as designated cycling track.
You will need to bring your own bikes as there are not any rental kiosks in the park itself but you will find gently waving, meandering paths that rise and fall with the island’s terrain for you to explore the park at your leisure.
For leisure cycling, Punggol Waterway has a lot to offer as well-maintained tracks, green landscape, and gorgeous sunset as a picturesque backdrop. As you paddle, enjoy beautiful scene where sun slowly move back into bed, while the orangy purple pinkish sky are reflected in the water just like a huge mirror.
East Coast Park
East Coast Park stretches along 15 kilometres of the Singapore coastline. It sometimes feels like the entire population of Singapore is down here on a Sunday, so it is definitely not the place for riders hoping to get up some speed. Try riding your bicycle down the Bedok Jetty and see if the amateur fisherman have been successful with the day’s catch. With many eateries and shops located along East Coast Park, this makes for an easy afternoon out that does not require a lot of advance planning.
Western Adventure Loop
Cycling in Singapore is perfect for nature lovers and this 12km route is no different. Starting at Choa Chu Kang Park, keep an eye out for Pacific Swallows and the White-Bellied Sea Eagle and even two butterfly gardens and be careful of the uneven terrain as you get into Zhenghua Park.
The route takes you through Dairy Farm Nature Park and past the Singapore Quarry where there are photo-ops a-plenty with the wetland’s cliffs overlooking a peaceful lake. Your final destination is the 36-hectare Bukit Batok Nature Park to see the famous orchid garden as well as a touching WWII memorial.
As one of Singapore’s favorite cycling trails, this nature reserve is quiet, kinda secluded, and, other than the odd mini bus, free of traffic, allowing you to explore and cycle for leisure. Families with tots may paddle peacefully in this leafy Singapore’s last kampong, which can be reached by only 5 minutes boat ride from Changi Point ferry terminal.
For more “serious” workout and adventure, you may join a guided ride-along and explore places off the beaten track, like a rock quarry and inter-tidal area Chek Jawa. One of the bonus at Pulau Ubin, is that you can rent a bicycle at a cheap price here, a good mountain bike goes at around SGD12 to SGD15 for the whole day.
Bedok Reservoir Park
To the east of the island, Bedok Reservoir Park is full of water-sports enthusiasts enjoying dragon-boating, kayaking and wakeboarding as well as joggers and nature lovers and the 4.3km track that circles the lake is perfect for beginners.
It is a mix of pebbly path and pavement and the pace is somewhat pedestrian. Stop at any time for a picnic or to have a look at any one of the 14,000 recently added wetland plants, the swallows playing near the water, the diving kingfishers or the herons strolling along the reservoir’s banks.