6 Popular Places To Run And Eat In Singapore

Two reasons to love Singapore: beautiful parks and awesome food. Combine them, and you get a memorable and fun experience. Here's our list of top places at which you can chalk up a rare satisfying jog in Singapore and relish the best after-exercise meals.

Bishan-Ang Mo Kio

Where to run?

One of the bigger parks in Singapore, the Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park is a visual treat for all runners, when the concrete canal is replaced with a beautiful river that meanders around lush fields. As a favourite spot for family hangouts, picnics are a common sight. Not only the river but the banks of wildflowers will also tantalise your sights as you make your way around the waterways. In the meantime, enjoy the tranquillity the gentle wind and flora offer. Also, if you are looking to run with your trusty dog, the pet dog run within this park will appeal to you.

Where to eat?

Head down to some of the great restaurants within the park. For instance, you can try GRUB Singapore or some good and sumptuous local food at Ang Mo Kio Central Market & Food Centre.

East Coast Park

Where to run?

The East Coast Park is somewhere most runners in Singapore are familiar with. This park is a common place for cyclists and runners alike. With its 15 kilometres of shoreline, you can enjoy breath-taking coastal views.

Where to eat?

If you think you have enough coverage for the day, then head over to the East Coast Lagoon Food Village, a food centre located near the Laguna Flyover. This food centre is great for people who are craving for local hawker cuisine and delicious halal dishes. This place is also known for their seafood offerings. However, if you are looking for a Western cuisine, then the Big Splash and Brussel Sprouts are made for you.  

Bedok Reservoir

Where to run?

The Bedok Reservoir is a great place to run for enthusiasts like you. Start at a beautiful waterside, then make your way through the different sights and marvel. Occasionally, you can also see groups of people dragon boating or canoeing. Just remember to bring more water if you do a mid-day run here as it can get sweltering.

Where to eat?

Full-service restaurants like Wawawa Bistro and cafes like Refuel Caf are ready to satisfy your palate and hunger. Reasonably priced brunch and dinner fare await. Fast food outlets such as McDonalds and other restaurants sprawl across the Bedok Reservoir Road, so be assured you will be spoilt for choice.

Head to one of these spots and spice up your next run.

Marina Bay

Where to run?

The 5-km Marina Bay Loop is a must-try route for locals and visitors alike. So you should definitely not miss it. It is here you will see the different spotlights of Singapore, including the famous Merlion the country's national mascot. And among the other notable sights are the romantic Helix Bridge and Coleman Bridge, the awe-inspiring Victoria Concert House and Parliament House, and Marina Bay Sands Resort. The true beauty of this running loop begins after sunset. The buildings and attractions lit up like a live extravaganza of light performance. Just remember to bring a good camera and turn on flash.

Where to eat?

A morning run calls for a solid meal at the Hong Lim Food Centre. This food centre features food stalls that have been open for decades, including the Outram Park Fried Kway Teow Mee, the Ji Wanton Noodle Specialist, the Famous Sungei Road Trishaw Laksa, and Fruit Juice Mee Siam. You can also eat at Makansutra Gluttons Bay, a place where some of Singapore's best hawkers are gathered.

Gardens by the Bay

Where to run?

Run from Central Business District (CBD) to Gardens by the Bay. A common starting point for runners taking this route is the Thian Hock Keng Temple at Telok Ayer Street. Start from there, and you will run past striking places like Telok Ayer Market and Raffles Quay. Going further, you will reach Marina Boulevard and finally, Gardens by the Bay. Totalling 10 km, the running route to Gardens by the Bay is good for those priming for the next marathon event.

Where to eat?

There are a lot of food stalls in the area, including the Maxwell Food Centre, which is just 400 metres away. You can try the Tian Tian Chicken Rice or Zhen Zhen Porridge. Another place for you to cool down and dine is at Asia Square, 400 metres from The Promontory at Marina Bay,

where you can choose, among other lovely dining places, 180? Rotisserie and Soup Stock Tokyo.

Serangoon

Where to run?

Every running enthusiast will love this quaint neighbourhood. The homey and serene vibe Serangoon exudes has made it a go-to place for people looking for a respite from their hectic lifestyles. Here you can chart your own path, starting at Nex and heading to Lorong Chuan, where you continue down the spine till you reach Braddell Road and finally, Upper Serangoon Road.

Where to eat?

Loop back to Nex and a plethora of restaurants and eateries, from fine Japanese cuisines to Western delights, await. Or you can also head to Chomp Chomp Food Centre, a famous place offering lip-smacking hawker food. Don't forget sugar cane drinks that come in humongous sizes. 

 

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