36km Singapore Coast to Coast Trail: Top 5 Tips

36Km singapore coast-to-coast trail: 5 top tips

Check out some handy tips to prepare for the 36km Coast to Coast Trail in Singapore. Proper exercise and excellent views await the bold!

The coast-to-coast trail is a 36km route that spans from Jurong Lake Gardens in the West, to Coney Island in the Northeast.

If you love nature and exercise, this is the weekend activity for you! 

Be it on foot or bike, completing 36km is no small feat! So prepare for the trail with these 5 top tips to maximise your experience.

1. Prepare these 6 must-have items for your trip

Preparation is key! Before you begin the 36km trail, ensure that you have these essentials prepared so that you can have a smooth experience!

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  • 36km Singapore Coast to Coast Trail: Top 5 Tips

    4. Hydration products

    Keeping yourself hydrated is crucial to sustaining the distance!

  • 36km Singapore Coast to Coast Trail: Top 5 Tips

    5. Towels to keep clean

    Freshen up and stay dry during the trek/cycle.

  • 36km Singapore Coast to Coast Trail: Top 5 Tips

    6. Stay dry

    Don't let it rain on your parade!

2. Download the coast-to-coast app

If you are looking for an integrated coast-to-coast experience, download the mobile app that is available for both Apple and Android users!

This will ensure that you don't get lost on your way. You don't want to end up covering more than what you've planned!

36km Singapore Coast to Coast Trail: Top 5 Tips

3. Break up the trail (if necessary) to have an optimal experience

If the whole distance seems too daunting to complete in one day, no worries!

Simply break up the trail into a 2 or 3-day experience to ensure you can enjoy the trail to the best of your abilities.

There are a total of 10 checkpoints across the length of the route, which can be located in all the major parks.

CP 1: Jurong Lake Gardens

CP 2: Bukit Batok Nature Park

CP 3: Hindhede Drive (Bukit Timah Nature Reserve)

CP 4: Adam Road (Adam Food Centre)

CP 5: Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park

CP 6: Luxus Hills Park

CP 7: Sengkang Floating Wetland

CP 8: Punggol Waterway Park

CP 9: Coney Island Park

CP 10: Lower Seletar Reservoir Park (Rower’s Bay Park)

4. Hike or cycle?

If you are not a fan of walking, fret not! The 36km trail is also bicycle friendly and there are several bicycle rent kiosks along the course of the trail. 

You can rent a bicycle and return it at any of the outlets along the way.

For a more personalised experience, you can even invest in your own bicycle from Decathlon! They are guaranteed to come in handy even after you've completed the coast-to-coast trail.

36km Singapore Coast to Coast Trail: Top 5 Tips
36km Singapore Coast to Coast Trail: Top 5 Tips

5. Most importantly, enjoy the process

On top of this being a super effective calorie-burning activity, do remember to enjoy the flora and fauna, and be at peace with nature! While you're at it, take photos for the memories.

Take the opportunity to unplug from your laptop, TV and phones and unwind in a fun outdoor activity with friends and family.

Now that you've read our tips and tricks to conquering the 36km coast-to-coast in Singapore, grab your loved ones and plan for session now!

Have fun, and enjoy the scenic views that our little red dot has to offer.

5 Top Tips to Prepare for 36km Coast-to-Coast Trail in Singapore

Written by: terence cheah

Running/walking digital sports leader, decathlon singapore

Remember to hydrate and refuel while you hike!

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