On my first weekend in Singapore, I was fortunate to join a cycling group, Love Cycling Singapore to the iconic Raffles Marina (Johor Straits) Lighthouse.
Dubbed as one of the iconic lighthouses in the state, this is a reminder of Singapore’s rich history. In addition, a glimpse of the second causeway to Malaysia makes it a picturesque place to see.
Coming from my hostel, I decided to go bimodal via train (Outram Park to Haw Par Villa Station) and pedalled my way (a short distance) to West Coast Park.
For a group ride, this was a large one and I got to see different bikes. Heading west, we proceeded to Tuas and passed by the industrial zone. The distance wasn’t too long (about 25km one way) but the heat was quite intense and there were plenty of trucks on the way.
I was also happy that a fellow Filipino joined the ride. Joel from Angeles, Pampanga who has been working here for quite some time was very kind and told me about nice routes to try around Singapore.
As we entered Marina Raffles where the lighthouse is located, we walked a little to get to the tip of the resort and there it was…that iconic structure and that causeway leading to Malaysia makes you want to pedal further as you see a country several strokes away (maybe on another trip)
Overall, I found the experience enriching as I got to interact with other riders and got to know their views about cycling and epic trips…it’s a Monday (again) tomorrow but I look forward to the next weekend for (hopefully another trip)