MICHAEL MEYER

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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.

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