Sketching around 4km in total length and divides by a main road junction into two main tracks, the running/cycling track along the large canal has to been one of the popular place for relaxation and sport to those living around Clementi and Buona Vista. Everyday, there are people running, cycling and skating in the track after work. In the morning and afternoon, cleaners and workers are hard at work clearing dead leaves off the road path. If you are lucky, you can even see a large harmless shy giant lizard basking in the canal or even greeting you by the side of the road.
Essentially, there are two 2km tracks that separated only by the main road. One leads from Clementi to Buona Vista (Track A, red dot) and another from Clementi to Teban Garden (Track B, blue dot).
To visit the track, align at Clementi MRT and takes the bus #284 to reach the canal. One also can take bus #154 and #74.
Track A: Clementi to Buona Vista Track
This is my preferred track as one can admire those condominium and rich man’s houses in the Pandan Road which is located at the other side of the canal. Despite the forest nearby, it is a very safe place that well-lighted. Occasionally, the police car will patrol along this track even as early as 4am. There are two bridges that allows one to cross over the other side. At the end of the run, one can see the Biopolis and Buona Vista MRT. Notice the stretch of 2km track from StartPoint to EndPoint. The sandy path is the canal which is very wide. The Dover MRT is located in the mid of the track.
The startPoint, the middlePoint and the endPoint.
There are two bridges along this track. The following videos show the 360 degree view from the bridge.
Bridge near main road
Bridge near Dover MRT
SlideShow on the running track
Vodpod videos no longer available.
Track B: Clementi To Teban Garden
(To be continued…)
It is a great place to run indeed. And if you spot a “fit handsome tall” guy running along one of these tracks, that’s could be me .