Wrote “Stepping Out in Singapore,”
Meyer moved to Singapore in 2014 after spending a decade covering China, and the first thing he wanted to see wasn’t the Marina Bay Sands, but the Green Corridor, the 24-kilometer stretch of former railway tracks running from downtown to the Malaysian border. “My wife and I chose our flat in Tiong Bahru because it had a bilingual preschool in its community center, and because the Corridor runs nearby,” Meyer says. “I couldn’t believe such a wild, organic space existed in manicured Singapore. I ran on it nearly every day.” See it while you can—work is underway to revamp the trail and connect it to the country’s island-wide network. Meyer, an award-winning travel writer whose The Road to Sleeping Dragon: Learning China from the Ground Up is the final book of a trilogy of reportage from the Middle Kingdom, is now a professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh.