Bring a camera along when you take this green-swathed route through parks and temples. By Sai Vidhya and Gladys Tan
START Tanjong Rhu Bridge END Sri Manmatha Karuneshvarar Temple DISTANCE Approx. 10.7km DURATION 100 mins with no stops
3 KALLANG BASIN
You’ll definitely want to whip out your camera for some panoramic shots upon entering the eastern bank of the Kallang Basin. A hidden gem that offers an amazing view, this vantage point allows you to capture Marina Bay Sands, Art Science Museum and the Singapore Flyer, with our favourite CBD skyscrapers lined up tall behind them – all in one frame. Pro tip: come National Day, the Kallang Basin offers (relatively) crowd-free spots to take in the fireworks.
4 OLD KALLANG AIRPORT
Here’s another gem you’ll uncover in your tracks. Hidden between the National Stadium and a bus depot lies what remains of the former Kallang Airport: the terminal building, East and West Blocks, hangar, lion- crested gate posts, and original lamp posts. Built by the British colonial government and serving the city-state from 1937 to 1955, the structure was hailed as the finest airport in the British Empire, placing Singapore as a gateway between England and Australia. Immerse in its historic beauty and snap some pictures as you cycle past one of Singapore’s most iconic monuments.
5 CAFÉ MELBA
Fill your tummy for the journey ahead at this quaint hideout in Goodman Arts Centre, a tranquil escape away from the bustling city. Bringing Asian-Australian fusion food and beverages to this side of the island, Café Melba is a family-friendly hot spot that offers solid coffee, wood-fired thin crust pizza and other homemade café favourites. And did we mention there’s a big bouncy playground for the kids, too? à# 01-56 Blk N, Goodman Arts Centre, 90 Goodman Rd. Mountbatten. Mon-Fri 10am-10pm; Sat & Sun 8.30am-10pm.
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