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.
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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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)
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.
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.