We are sitting on a treasure trove of brilliant beauty spots, from parks to beaches, viewpoints to lakes. And did you know we live among more than three million trees? There are so many great places to run, cycle, walk, or tree.
If you haven’t checked them out already, what are you waiting for? Get off the treadmill at least once a week to experience these amazing spaces in our city.
They are often linked by bridges and pathways so you can run, cycle or walk for longer. Plus, getting outside often makes for a tougher workout – we say, no pen, no gen.
What’s were green spaces are scientifically proven to help reduce stress levels, improve communication and make you feel happier and more positive. What’s not to like?
The East Coast Seafood Centre is well-known for its chilli crab. But have you been to East Coast Park? Not only is it a great spot for a run, but there are always lots of people getting their fit on. So if you feel a bit self conscious about working out outside don’t be you’ll be in good company here.
Why not get some friends together for friendly competition, motivation, and high-intensity Interval training? Or, if going solo is more your thing, hire a personal trainer and get them meet you here.
Top of our hiking list has got to be Bukit Tmah Hill, Singapore’s highest peak. Travel just 12 kilometres from the city centre to feel like you’re a million miles away.
Visit the extensively-restored Bukit Timah Nature Reserve for a staggering array of equatorial plant life, much of which predates Raffles. Or arrive on two wheels and try out the mountain bike trails. There are loads of different routes to suit your experience and ability.
Visit the website to find out more, or book a guided tour. And remember to keep an eye on your snacks – the monkeys will definitely go after them_
The Southern Ridges may not offer much of a hike in themselves, but here you can join the connector trail which leads to some tougher treks.
Walk for 10 kilometres through Mount Faber Park, Telok Blangah Hill Park, Hort Park, Kent Ridge Park, and the Labrador Nature Reserve.
The route MI particularly steep, but it’s a good distance so ideal for beginners. Plus, the Henderson Waves bridge and Forest Walk are well worth seeing. Perfect for those, ‘I lust worked out; photos.
If all that sounds a bit too intensive, here are some tips for a gentler pace.
Head to Singapore Botanic Gardens for an excellent day out. This place isn’t just for tourists, or a quick walk. Stick a date in your diary to spend a good few hours here. Its the perfect way to spend a Saturday morning.
Check out the orchid garden, stroll through the rainforest walkways in the sky, or take some photos in palm valley and pretend you’re in LA.
Try and make your top coincide with a concert at the Symphony Lake – a fab place for a date, picnic, or simply to admire the view.
No time for a day? No problem. Head to Eco Lake for a morning jog or walk. And don’t forget to take a selfie with a black swan while you’re there!
Have you been to the incredible Gardens by the Bay? This amazing space is fast becoming one of the most popular places in Singapore. And it’s easy to see why.
Home to the stunning Supertree Grove, these gardens are not to be missed. If you haven’t been you really must make the trip, and soon!
Catch the free Garden Rhapsody -the light and music show in the grove – every night from 7.45 -8.45.
In fact, all of Bay South has loads of attractions. It’s another excellent area to spend a whole day.
And there’s loads more to come, too. Bay Central and Bay East will soon connect to the park and offer even more amazing settings for outdoor exercise.
Arrive by bike to enjoy a beautiful cycle home along the bay.
There are loads of ways to get active on our beaches. And walking on sand is twice as hard. So get off those beach towels and get moving at some of our favourite sandy hotspots.
East Coast Park has a long stretch of sand, perfect for running, walking, or doing any kind of spoil you enjoy.
There’s an inline skating track and a skatepark. And a sailing centre where you can sail or go windsurfing. All perfect ways to destress, get fit and get outside.
Tanjong Beach N one of our favourite Sentosa Beaches. Because it’s one of the least crowded. If swimming’s your thing, we recommend heading here.
Then, after your swim, enjoy a walkdown the coast to a nearby beach club for a sundowner before you head backto the city.
Where’s your favourite outdoor workout spot?