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yflyer 15th March 2014 11:38 AM

Jogging/Cycling along Changi Coast Road and Tanah Merah Coast Road
 
Went for a long jog along Changi Coast Road yesterday. This is one of Singapore's great running/cycling routes, you can go all the way from East Coast (or Marina Bay Sands for that matter) all the way to Changi Point, passing the whole of Changi Airport, by the runway, along the way.

It was quite hazy yesterday though, so there were far fewer cyclists and joggers than usual.

Here are a couple of picks I took while taking a breather from my jog.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3777/...f61493ac_c.jpg

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7109/...403d4e9b_c.jpg

Enjoy this route before the future construction/expansion of Changi Airport starts!

Jumbojet Lover 16th March 2014 05:18 AM

I love cycling along this stretch, pausing to watch movements on the tarmac, aircraft landing or taking off. I also remember coming here in late 2007 to spot the A380 takeoff for SYD. Changi Coastal Road will be missed...

GLAM82 16th March 2014 05:04 PM

Just went cycling there this morning. Wasn't hazy at all.

yflyer 16th March 2014 11:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GLAM82 (Post 184271)
Just went cycling there this morning. Wasn't hazy at all.

The rain this weekend has cleared up much of the haze...what a nice day to be outside and cycling along the Coastal Road.

Durian 18th March 2014 02:11 PM

Hi all, I have been thinking of running that route since long time, great thread :)
So, if I want to run 10-15km and see nice big aircrafts, where to start ? I'm on public transport or taxi... what about start at Tanah Merah ferry terminal ? If on taxi I would come through ECP towards the east, Tanah Merah country club as a starting point maybe ?

Thanks !

GLAM82 18th March 2014 02:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Durian (Post 184305)
Hi all, I have been thinking of running that route since long time, great thread :)
So, if I want to run 10-15km and see nice big aircrafts, where to start ? I'm on public transport or taxi... what about start at Tanah Merah ferry terminal ? If on taxi I would come through ECP towards the east, Tanah Merah country club as a starting point maybe ?

Thanks !

Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal to Changi Village would be about 7-8KM.

I normally start riding from Changi Ferry Terminal to around the East Coast Burger King and back for a combined 30km ride.

yflyer 19th March 2014 01:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Durian (Post 184305)
Hi all, I have been thinking of running that route since long time, great thread :)

So, if I want to run 10-15km and see nice big aircrafts, where to start ? I'm on public transport or taxi... what about start at Tanah Merah ferry terminal ? If on taxi I would come through ECP towards the east, Tanah Merah country club as a starting point maybe ?

Thanks !

Hi, Durian! I am a runner/jogger, so for cycling routes, I would defer to Glam82 for his advice, and his suggested route is pretty scenic.

I run/jog a pretty similar route on foot, usually between 14-15km, starting near the East Coast Seafood Centre / Lagoon (Actually now a Cable-ski park) and ending at Changi Beach Park. My run last week took the route in the map below (starting at the green marker, and ending at the red marker on the map). I start at Laguna Park, then head to the underpass under the ECP to the East Coast Park.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3686/...65dd527f_c.jpg

This route starts near the East Coast Seafood Centre / Lagoon (This is the 1km mark on the map above). To start at that spot, either take a taxi to East Coast Seafood Centre, or take Bus 36 to Victoria School / the last stop before Changi Airport, and use the ECP underpass to get to the Seafood Centre/Lagoon.

From that start point, I jog about 6+ km along the coastline along the East Coast Park track to NSRCC (National Service Resort and Country Club) and the Coastal Park Connector, at around the 6.5-7km mark, which brings you to the start of Changi Coastal Road at the 8km mark. There are a couple of points along this route which will bring you right under the approach path of aircraft landing on runway 02C.

Then, you emerge from the vegetation of the Coastal Park Connector to the stretch of Changi Coastal Road alongside the runway (8km mark in the map above), it is 6km straight down the never-ending stretch of Coastal Road which parallels the entire runway 02C/20C and the whole Changi Airport terminal complex before hitting the Changi Ferry Terminal and the scenic and very windy Changi Beach Park from about the 14km mark.

I find this route wonderful because, starting at the East Coast Lagoon, you run past the East Coast Park alongside beach goers, joggers, strollers and couples, past Bedok Jetty, towards the Sailing Club, OBS and National Service Resort & Country Club at the 6.5-7km mark, where it gets increasingly quiet and deserted, except for cyclists.

Then you hit the Coastal Park Connector, a very deserted and scenic trail by the sea, before you hit the reclaimed land and Changi Coastal Road at the 8km mark, and then you have 6km of straight (but mostly shaded) track, where you can observe planes taking off and landing alongside, until the end of the Changi Airport complex, where you hit the Changi Ferry Terminal at the 14km mark, where there is a refreshment stand, toilet and the start of Changi Beach Park, which is a very windy and scenic trail to complete the final leg of your run.

From that end point at Changi Beach park, you can either catch a bus or taxi (there are plenty there) to head home, or go several more km to Changi Village where there are many transport options available.

This is the perfect 15-16km run for me. The other good run goes in the opposite direction, starting at the same spot, along the ECP and Tanjong Rhu but right to Marina Bay Sands and the CBD- a good 12km, but that is another topic for another thread :smile:.

For a shorter run (say 8km), you could consider making your way NSRCC and start the run from there until Changi Beach park.

I have never tried this route in the reverse direction (i.e. from Changi Village or Changi Point) but it should be feasible as well.

On the map above, there are washrooms along East Coast Park at regular intervals until the 6.5km mark, then the next restroom and refreshment kiosk (There is a person selling cold drinks there) is at the 14km mark at the start of Changi Beach Park.

The entire route is on a proper track, well lit and signposted, and mostly shaded by trees (although you would still be exposed to a lot of sun). There are many more cyclists than joggers/runners on this route.

If you are into 10-15km runs, and don't mind stretches where you may be the only person on foot along the track (especially from the 8km mark till the 14km mark), I highly recommend this route!

Durian 19th March 2014 09:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yflyer (Post 184318)
Hi, Durian! I am a runner/jogger, so for cycling routes, I would defer to Glam82 for his advice, and his suggested route is pretty scenic.

I run/jog a pretty similar route on foot, usually between 14-15km, starting near the East Coast Seafood Centre / Lagoon (Actually now a Cable-ski park) and ending at Changi Beach Park. My run last week took the route in the map below (starting at the green marker, and ending at the red marker on the map). I start at Laguna Park, then head to the underpass under the ECP to the East Coast Park.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3686/...65dd527f_c.jpg

This route starts near the East Coast Seafood Centre / Lagoon (This is the 1km mark on the map above). To start at that spot, either take a taxi to East Coast Seafood Centre, or take Bus 36 to Victoria School / the last stop before Changi Airport, and use the ECP underpass to get to the Seafood Centre/Lagoon.

From that start point, I jog about 6+ km along the coastline along the East Coast Park track to NSRCC (National Service Resort and Country Club) and the Coastal Park Connector, at around the 6.5-7km mark, which brings you to the start of Changi Coastal Road at the 8km mark. There are a couple of points along this route which will bring you right under the approach path of aircraft landing on runway 02C.

Then, you emerge from the vegetation of the Coastal Park Connector to the stretch of Changi Coastal Road alongside the runway (8km mark in the map above), it is 6km straight down the never-ending stretch of Coastal Road which parallels the entire runway 02C/20C and the whole Changi Airport terminal complex before hitting the Changi Ferry Terminal and the scenic and very windy Changi Beach Park from about the 14km mark.

I find this route wonderful because, starting at the East Coast Lagoon, you run past the East Coast Park alongside beach goers, joggers, strollers and couples, past Bedok Jetty, towards the Sailing Club, OBS and National Service Resort & Country Club at the 6.5-7km mark, where it gets increasingly quiet and deserted, except for cyclists.

Then you hit the Coastal Park Connector, a very deserted and scenic trail by the sea, before you hit the reclaimed land and Coastal Park at the 8km mark, and then you have 6km of straight (but mostly shaded) track, where you can observe planes taking off and landing alongside, until the end of the Changi Airport complex, where you hit the Changi Ferry Terminal at the 14km mark, where there is a refreshment stand, toilet and the start of Changi Beach Park, which is a very windy and scenic trail to complete the final leg of your run.

From that end point at Changi Beach park, you can either catch a bus or taxi (there are plenty there) to head home, or go several more km to Changi Village where there are many transport options available.

This is the perfect 15-16km run for me. The other good run goes in the opposite direction, starting at the same spot, along the ECP and Tanjong Rhu but right to Marina Bay Sands and the CBD- a good 12km, but that is another topic for another thread :smile:.

For a shorter run (say 8km), you could consider making your way NSRCC and start the run from there until Changi Beach park.

I have never tried this route in the reverse direction (i.e. from Changi Village or Changi Point) but it should be feasible as well.

On the map above, there are washrooms along East Coast Park at regular intervals until the 6.5km mark, then the next restroom and refreshment kiosk (There is a person selling cold drinks there) is at the 14km mark at the start of Changi Beach Park.

The entire route is on a proper track, well lit and signposted, and mostly shaded by trees (although you would still be exposed to a lot of sun). There are many more cyclists than joggers/runners on this route.

If you are into 10-15km runs, and don't mind stretches where you may be the only person on foot along the track (especially from the 8km mark till the 14km mark), I highly recommend this route!

Hi Yflyer, thanks a ton for the super detailed directions. The route pictured is exactly the one I want to run this sunday. My main criteria is no car traffic (tough to achieve other than Mc Ritchie) and aircrafts ! Living and working in the west (of Singapore), I only go to EC park once a year, in the morning of the 1st sunday of December :thumbsup: so the directions are very helpful.
Looking forward to sunday :hello2:

yflyer 20th March 2014 07:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Durian (Post 184321)
Hi Yflyer, thanks a ton for the super detailed directions. The route pictured is exactly the one I want to run this sunday. My main criteria is no car traffic (tough to achieve other than Mc Ritchie) and aircrafts ! Living and working in the west (of Singapore), I only go to EC park once a year, in the morning of the 1st sunday of December :thumbsup: so the directions are very helpful.
Looking forward to sunday :hello2:

You are welcome, Durian! Glad the info was useful. Absolutely no cars along the route above as it runs along a dedicated footpath (occasionally shared use with cyclists), and along park connectors. Have a great run!

GLAM82 22nd March 2014 03:09 PM

Was cycling along the Coastal road earlier this afternoon and while at a rest stop, I saw this B747 flying low and looked to be landing but then later saw it do a go around and then subsequently land on the other runway. The call sign was DUB8 Dubai Air Wings.

Just curious if anyone knew what that was all about

yflyer 24th March 2014 12:36 AM

Hi GLAM82, I don't know about the Dubai Air Wings B747, but this afternoon, I caught a glimpse of Air India's 787 at Changi...I believe they started flying the Dreamliner to Singapore just a few days ago.

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2857/...ec9fcfcd_c.jpg

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7230/...1849119e_c.jpg

These pics were, of course, not taken from the Coastal Road...I was onboard an SQ bird taxiing for take-off when I snapped these pics.

yflyer 24th March 2014 12:40 AM

Some other pics of Changi Coastal Road, taken from within the airport perimeter. The coastal road is on the other side of the perimeter fence, under the trees...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7353/...b0ea73a9_c.jpg

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7098/...d800e897_c.jpg

9V-SPL 25th March 2014 10:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GLAM82 (Post 184393)
Was cycling along the Coastal road earlier this afternoon and while at a rest stop, I saw this B747 flying low and looked to be landing but then later saw it do a go around and then subsequently land on the other runway. The call sign was DUB8 Dubai Air Wings.

Just curious if anyone knew what that was all about

That was Dubai Air Wing B747-412F (A6-GGP) doing an air-test. It is former 9V-SFH of SQ Cargo.

It also did another air-test the next day (23MAR14) and departed for Dubai at 1107 today (25MAR14).

The Air India B787 (VT-ANG) was operating AI380/381 (22MAR14) but for some reason was delayed and eventually departed almost 30 hours late the next day (23MAR14).

GLAM82 25th March 2014 10:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 9V-SPL (Post 184471)
That was Dubai Air Wing B747-412F (A6-GGP) doing an air-test. It is former 9V-SFH of SQ Cargo.

It also did another air-test the next day (23MAR14) and departed for Dubai at 1107 today (25MAR14).

The Air India B787 (VT-ANG) was operating AI380/381 (22MAR14) but for some reason was delayed and eventually departed almost 30 hours late the next day (23MAR14).

Thanks, good to know.

yflyer 30th March 2014 09:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 9V-SPL (Post 184471)
The Air India B787 (VT-ANG) was operating AI380/381 (22MAR14) but for some reason was delayed and eventually departed almost 30 hours late the next day (23MAR14).

Thanks for the info, 9V-SPL!


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