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Thursday, May 17, 2007

Bedok Reservoir

My fave Run Route 2

Bedok Reservoir bound by Bedok Reservoir Road, Tampines Ave 10 and Temasek Poly is a popular park for runners. The route consist of a 4.3km granite chip trail around the reservoir. There is also a separate asphalt path along the upper reach of the reservoir which is approximately 4.5 km long. There is a short but steep slope immediately after the toilet in the middle. This is a fairly easy route to run on but can be quite hot in the day as there are limited tree covers.

Map taken from Nparks website

The Route - 1 round at the trail is 4.3km. On the upper trail, the distance is slightly longer at 4.5km.
Extra 1: Connects to Pasir Ris Park via the Tampines Park Connector
Extra 2: Connects to East Coast Park via the Bedok Park Connector (6km to ECP)
Extra 3: Connects to East Coast Park via Bedok Town Park and Siglap Park Connector

Best Time to Run: Early in the morning before sun rises or late evening after sun set to avoid the sun.

Facilities: Toilets, shower, water cooler, fitness corner, children playground (2) are available. Carparks available at the park, Sheng Shiong supermarket and the various HDB flats across the road.

Fun Elements:
Fishing is allowed along the fishing platform. Dragon boat, kayaking also available. Catch hobbyists flying giant model planes in the evening.

Danger List:Lighting. Also sand flies and bugs which can and will fly into your mouth

How to get there:

Bus Services: 18, 21, 22, 28, 65, 66, 67, 69 and 228 to Bedok Reservoir Road. Nearest MRT - Tampines or Simei MRT

Nearby Eat: Coffeeshop across the parks at the various HDB blocks

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