Two wheels good
You’d be surprised by the number of nature parks and quarries on the Western Adventure Loop. By Michelle Ng
Dust off your bike – or grab one with an app – and make your way through these three cycling trails
For those looking to get on the bike sharing trend, your best best would be to look for a two-wheeler at Bukit Gombak MRT. Cycle along Bukit Batok East Park Connector – it’s a relatively short and easy ride – and you’ll hit your first photo spot: Little Guilin, which sits along Bukit Batok East Avenue 5. Known colloquially as xiao Guilin’, this picturesque park paints a tranquil lake against a granite rock formation backdrop resembling the ones found in Guilin, China – hence the name. You can cycle along the banks of the lake, where two dome-shaped shelters provide ample reprieve for catching your breath.
3 FORMER FORD FACTORY
You’ll have to hop off the park connector and cycle on the footpaths along Upper Bukit Timah Road for this – but it’s well worth it. Check out the permanent WWII exhibition Surviving the Japanese Occupation: War and
its Legacies at the historic Former Ford Factory, the place where the British forces surrendered unconditionally to the Japanese on February 15, 1942. The exhibition highlights the diverse experiences of the people in Singapore through oral accounts, archival and published materials. à 351 Upp Bukit Timah Rd (nas.gov.sg/ formerfordfactory). Mon-Sat 9am-5.30pm; Sun noon-5.30pm. Free for Singaporeans, PRs and children under six; $3 for non-residents.