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With plans to turn Singapore into a cycling-friendly city, families can look forward to making cycling part of their lifestyle. In fact, by 2030, all HDB towns will have a cycling network. This comes up to a total of 700km of cycling paths across the island. In addition, there will be more bicycle-friendly infrastructure such as bicycle crossings and bike parking facilities. 

So put on your helmets and protective gear, get on your bicycles and hit up these three scenic cycling routes:

1. Punggol Park to Buangkok Park Connector 

Also known as the North Eastern Riverine Loop, the entire cycling route spans 26km and runs through the neighbourhoods of Buangkok, Sengkang and Punggol. One of the less-travelled areas of Singapore, this loop will take you along stretches of reservoirs, waterways—and the open waters of Sungei Dekar. With the rustic landscape and the stretches of coastline, canals and wetlands, you’d think you were not in Singapore. The key stretches of the route include Sungei Serangoon Park Connector, Punggol Promenade Riverside Walk and Punggol Park Connector.

Start Point

Punggol Park, Hougang Ave 8

Cycling Time

2 hours

Key Landmarks

Waterway Point, Lorong Halus Wetland, Sengkang Riverside Park

Must-see

Take a detour and explore Punggol Waterway Park, undoubtedly the gem of Punggol Town. The park is integrated into a 4.2km waterway and houses some unique bridges such as the Jewel Bridge, Adventure Bridge, and Wave Bridge.

 

2. Lower Seletar Reservoir Park to Sembawang Park

Stretching 11km long, the Northern Explorer Loop will take cyclists through the neighbourhoods of Yishun, Sembawang, and Woodlands. Along the way, you can stop to explore the 20-hectare Admiralty Park which features 26 slides, and enjoy a pleasant stroll along one of Singapore’s longest coastal jetties at Woodlands Waterfront. Enjoy a breezy ride through the lush landscape and serene greenery. Look out for the long-tailed Macaques along the forest edge near Mandai Park Connector, as well as the Grey Heron and Cattle Egret along Khatib Bongsu Park Connector.

Start Point   

Lower Seletar Reservoir Park, Yishun Ave 1                               

Cycling Time

1 hour

Key Landmarks    

Admiralty Park, Central Catchment Reserve, Causeway Point, Woodlands Waterfront, Yishun Park

Must-see

Sembawang Hot Springs. Located at Gambas Avenue along Jalan Ulu Sembawang, it is Singapore’s only natural hot spring. Open from 7am to 7pm, many bring their own buckets and bottles to fill with spring water from the tap.

 

3. Toa Payoh Town Park to Punggol Park

The Central Urban Loop links residential estates in the central area via the sprawling Park Connector Network. Stretching roughly 36km, the route will take you through the iconic residential estates of Toa Payoh, Whampoa, Bishan, and Ang Mo Kio. For the foodie families, look forward to the hawker favourites that line the route at different points. Cycling along this loop allows you to appreciate greenery within an urban landscape.

Start Point


Toa Payoh Town Park, junction of Toa Payoh Lor 2 and Lor 6                                                                                                             

Cycling Time

2 hours

Key Landmarks

Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, Ang Mo Kio Town Garden West, St Andrew’s School

Must-see

This sprawling 63-hectare Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park is one of the largest urban parks in central Singapore. One of the highlights here is the meandering 3km long river, which prior to the park’s revamp was a wide concrete canal. Today, the naturalised river is lined by wildflowers on both sides of the bank. The park is the perfect a pit stop, as it includes several eateries and recreational choices.


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