SINGAPORE, 12 December 2016 – Discover a different side of Sentosa this holiday season and beyond, with a new network of walking trails and cycling tracks that will bring you up close to the rich biodiversity on Sentosa, The State of Fun and its lesser-known nooks and corners!
The walking and cycling network strengthens connectivity in Sentosa, linking the island’s popular array of attractions, hotels, beaches and dining outlets with various gems such as lush rainforests, natural coastlines, historic military bunkers and even a natural spring. The network complements existing on-island transportation such as the Sentosa Express monorail, Sentosa buses, beach trams and Sentosa Line of the Singapore Cable Car Sky Network.
“With the seamless link to the Singapore mainland via the Sentosa Gateway and enhanced connectivity on the island provided by our network of cycling tracks and walking trails, guests now enjoy easy access to the island’s pristine and quiet natural environment. Just stroll into Sentosa via the Boardwalk or cycle in via the cycling track to get up close to gems such as native greenery, wildlife, marine ecosystem and heritage buildings, which will make for a delightful and fun-filled learning journey as guests bond with their families and friends. We look forward to welcoming more guests as they explore the different side of Sentosa,” said Jacqueline Tan, Assistant Chief Executive, Sentosa Development Corporation (SDC).
Sentosa Walking Trails
Despite the resort island’s transformation over the years, many parts of Sentosa still retain the original tranquil and green environment that has existed since its early days, with broad swathes of greenery, age-old heritage trees and native wildlife.
Today, with the completion of Sentosa’s Walking Trails, guests can now stroll into the island to explore its rustic side, connecting from the Southern Ridges on mainland Singapore. This follows close collaborations between SDC, the National Parks Board and Mapletree Investments to provide guests with enhanced connectivity through the Marang Trail (off Telok Blangah Road), HarbourFront Centre and VivoCity. What’s more, with island admission fees at the Sentosa Boardwalk waived until 31 December 2017, guests can walk in for free!
There are six walking trails in Sentosa totalling about 7.5km.
1) Sentosa Boardwalk Trail
2) Resorts World Sentosa Trail
3) Merlion Trail
4) Imbiah Trail
5) Coastal Trail
6) Palawan Trail
Among the various highlights guests can look forward to seeing are a natural spring, a bridge converted from the island’s old monorail track, and rare heritage trees such as the Sea Apple (Syzygium Grande). That’s not all, guests can also check out natural shores where thriving marine life appear at low tide, and a natural hill where historical army fortifications and structures have been preserved, providing a window to Singapore’s past.
Check out more information on the Nature@Sentosa app, which has been launched in conjunction with the completion of Sentosa’s Walking Trails. Guests can also refer to the app and signages along the trails to walk their way to a healthier lifestyle. As one of the official venue partners for the Health Promotion Board’s National Steps Challenge 2016, Sentosa is providing a fun way for guests to clock more steps, with signages along the trail to guide guests on the number of steps they have taken and provide more information on the various sights.
Sentosa Cycling Tracks
Measuring a total of 12km across The State of Fun, the Sentosa Cycling Tracks complement the walking trails by providing another fun and healthy activity for our guests, as well as a better experience for cyclists by conveniently linking various parts of the island through shared paths and on-road lanes.
Have fun discovering nooks and corners that you may never have known existed through three inter-connected cycling tracks linked to the walking trails, and stop by the various lookout points to soak in sights such as the Dragon’s Teeth Gate while learning about the island’s historical and natural heritage:
Route 1 – Family Bonding
Running mainly along the beach, the terrain is flat, making it suitable for families, children and amateur cyclists.
Route 2 – Fun & Nature
This is a route with hills and bends, providing cyclists with a moderate workout that brings them to the Mount Imbiah and nature trails. As there are slopes, this route is recommended for cyclists who are more experienced.
Route 3 – Nature & Lifestyle
This route features steep slopes and dedicated on-road cycling lanes, leading to Sentosa Cove Village and Tanjong Beach. Offering a good workout, this route is recommended for cyclists who are more experienced.
For more information on Sentosa’s cycling tracks, please visit www.sentosa.com.sg/Plan-Your-Visit/getting-around.