5 Instagram-worthy Spots Accessible by Bicycle
3 December 2017
If you think that Singapore has no picturesque spots, think again! After exploring Singapore on bike, here are the 5 places that we found to be Instagram-worthy.
Little Guilin is located in Bukit Batok Town Park, a stone's throw away from Bukit Batok MRT station. Getting there by bicycle is easy as there are bicycle paths all around. Little Guilin is a quaint and beautiful place, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The park was previously a disused granite quarry and it is compared to the original guilin in China as the rocks bear resemblance in their shape and form. Do stop for a while, take some photos and enjoy this scenery as such rock formations are a rare sight to see in Singapore.
FUN FACT: The Town Park used to be a granite quarry. Therefore, unlike the actual Guilin in China, the rock formation is man-made.
Sentosa has a 12km long cycling trail, starting from the Sentosa Boardwalk at Vivocity. There are three different cycling routes in Sentosa with varying difficulties which cyclists can choose according to their abilities. The first cycling pats will take visitors to Siloso, Palawan and Tanjong Beaches. Visitors can take in the scenic view of the vibrant Siloso Beach, have a relaxing day at Palawan Beach or enjoy the sunset from Tanjong Beach. There are also several attractions available at the beaches! More information can be found at the Sentosa Website.
FUN FACT: As you visit Palawan Beach, there is a small islet that is accessible via a suspension bridge. On that islet, you will be at the southernmost point of continental Asia.
Civic District Area
If you prefer exploring urban areas, the Civic District Area is a great place to visit. Get a sense of Singapore's history as you pass by sites with historical significance that trace way back to the colonial era. A few interesting landmarks to visit include the historical bridges, Asian Civilisation Museum and the Old Parliament House. It will be fun to catch a glimpse of the old Singapore and our rich colonial history.
FUN FACT: Drop by the Asian Civilisation Museum to explore the rich artistic heritage of Asia. Admission to permanent galleries is FREE for all Singaporeans and permanent residents!
Eastern Coastal Loop
The Eastern Coastal Loop is a well-connected bicycle route in Eastern Singapore. It starts at Pasir Ris Park, and passes through multiple places such as the Bedok Jetty, Bedok Food Centre and ends at Changi Beach Park. Besides plenty of greenery, cyclists will also be rewarded with the beautiful city skyline. Cyclists will ride past some iconic structures like Marina Barrage and the Singapore Flyer. If a day of exploring via bicycle is for you, grab your helmets and try out this route!
FUN FACT: The Eastern Coastal Loop is one of the many park connector networks available in Singapore. Others include the Central Urban Loop.
Chinese and Japanese Garden
If you prefer a pleasant respite away from the bustle of the city, the gardens are the place for you. Located in Jurong, the Chinese Gardens is home to a series of stone bridges, pagodas and even a tea house. The gardens are very popular among cyclists and families. On weekends, you'll even see people flying kites and playing cricket!
Right next to the Chinese Garden, there is a Japanese Garden. There are several majestic statues and structures here as well that are great for photo backgrounds and props!