Running : Marina Bay Loop





This week we head to Marina Bay for a run.

During pre-Covid days, Marina Bay was a favourite spot for weekly organised runs. I remembered the last time I ran there was at the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon back in 2019. 

This is probably one of the most scenic routes as you run through Marina Bay Skyline and see iconic landmarks such as Merlion, Anderson Park, Esplanade, Singapore Flyer, Marina Bay Street Circuit and ArtScience Museum. To prove the point, during the course of the run, I had taken over 100 + photos!

Marina Bay Run

Total Distance: 3.8km
Start Point: Red Dot Design Museum
Route: Loop around Marina Bay 



Red Dot Museum - Ocean Financial Center- Fullerton Bay- Merlion - Anderson Bridge - Queen Elizabeth Walk- Esplanade - Singapore Flyer- Marina Bay Street Circuit - Marina Bay Sands

Red Dot Museum

 The starting point for the run is at Red Dot Museum. This spot is chosen as it is next to open-air carpark


Marina Bay

Landmarks

Marina Bay 

Marina Bay Sands

The first part of the run takes you around Marina Bay. The good part about this run is that the paths are wide. This easily accommodates cyclists and runners on the same stretch of road. The views from here of Marina Bay Sands and Esplanade are simply breathtaking.

View from Bayfront

Leaving the waterfront, you will run past a couple of historical buildings such as Customs House and Clifford Pier

Old vs New

One Fullerton

One Fullerton

Past that, and you would hit One Fullerton. 

Sunrise

With an expansive view of Marina Bay Sands on the opposite end, this stretch is cool and breezy. 

Merlion

At the end of One Fullerton is the Merlion. 

Esplanade

Queen Elizabeth Walk

Anderson Bridge

Here, you could choose to run across the bay on the Esplanade Bridge or take a longer route by going under the bridge and towards Anderson Bridge.

I took the scenic route, crossed Anderson Bridge and ran along Queen Elizabeth walk. 

Along the way, there is an old school playground at the Esplanade Park Children's Play Area. Great place for kids and for those who want to relive their childhood.

Rounding Queen Elizabeth Walk, you will hit the Esplanade. 

Pass the Esplande stretch, and you would reach The Float @ Marina Bay. This spot has been the locations for recent NDP. It will probably be your last chance to catch it as it is set to be redeveloped. 



Singapore Flyer

Run past the Youth Olympic Park and head towards Singapore Flyer by going under the Helix Bridge.

Since I do not have the chance to witness F1 in Singapore, I reckon a run towards Marina Bay Street Circuit will be the next best thing I could do. If your stamina allows. you can actually run all the way to Kallang Riverside Park from here. This is the spot where I did my last run.


From here, you can catch a glimpse of Flower Dome and Marina Barrage.

Marina Bay Sands

This is where I make a detour back to Marina Bay via the Helix Bridge.

At the end of the bridge, You will pass Artscience Museum. 

ArtScience Museum


Stop to smell the roses lilies.

The last stretch is running alongside Marina Bay Sands.  The iconic Louis Vuitton and the floating Apple Dome awaits.

LV 

Past the Apple Dome, and you will complete the loop. The final stop will be where you started.

Apple Marina Bay

There are alternative routes you can consider during this run. For a longer route, you can incorporate a run towards Gardens By the Bay or even all the way to Marina Barrage. The best time for a run is either early in the morning or late in the evening.

Marina Bay Skyline

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