Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate – flat and short but busy with traffic of all kinds
Route Start/End: Intersection of the Singapore River and the Elgin Bridge at South Bridge Rd near Boat Quay; and end at Zion Food Centre on Zion Rd at the Singapore River.
Route Length: 7.5km +/- (2-3 hours with all the stops and starts)
Terrain: Mostly flat with some busy sidewalks, some PCNs and several road/street crossings.
Route Comments: This is a city ride that includes lots of stops and starts, tight turns and busy sidewalks. By design, it’s definitely a slow “stop and smell the roses” kind of ride. This ride shares lots of information about the Singaporean artist Yip Yew Chong and his murals and meanders around Telok Ayer’s hipster Amoy and Club Streets then over to the busy Chinatown taking in the sights, sounds of Food Street. Then the ride heads over to the Keong Saik Rd, Duxton and Neil Roads, then off to the amazingly charming area of the Blair Plain Conservation areas (comprising Blair, Everton and Spottiswoode roads), finishing in Tiong Bahru and back to the Singapore River.
As you might have guessed, there is a definite connection here between tight old neighborhoods, local food hotspots and public street art.
Come join us on this fun, busy and sensory trip through downtown Singapore.
Caution: This route is primarily busy sidewalks and lots of street crossings. Please alert fellow pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles to your presence by ringing your bell and being patient, respectful and predictable with your movements.
Once purchase is made, we will forward a link to a Google MyMaps Route that you will be able to open on your phone through Google Drive as well as a Google Doc with instructions. You must have the Google Drive app loaded on your phone and have a Gmail account.
Ride #15: YYC Murals-Part 1
Themed DIY Route