Run: Geylang Park Connector



Before Phase 2 Heighten Alert, I managed to sneak in a run at Geylang Park Connector.

The Geylang park connector runs from Guillemard all the way to Tanjong Rhu. FromTanjong Rhu, you could head all the way to Gardens by the Bay. If your stamina holds you might want to do a loop around Marina Bay too.

For this run, I decided to do a shorter version with a loop at Guillemard to the end of Geylang Park Connector before Mountbatten road. The total distance for this is about 3km. Personally, I like this route as I would end it at Old Airport Road Hawker Center where I would get breakfast for the kids.



Geylang Park Connector Run
Distance : 3 km
Start Point: Airport Hawker Centre
Route:  Guillemard Road via park connecter at Dakota to Guillemard Road to Mountbatten Road and back to start point.



One of the highlights of the run is to look at the old housing flats at Dakota. These flats had been earmarked for redevelopment. While some had already faced the demolition ball, there are a few still left standing.

The run along Geylang River bought me to Guillemard Road via an underground connector where Kong Hwa School is. 
From there is a u-turn back.

Unlike some park connectors, you can run on both sides of the river. This makes the run more interesting. On one side will be condos such as  Dakota Residences and Waterbank. On the other is the landed estate of Goodman estate.


With the sun rising on the horizon at the end of Mountbatten road, the best time to run would be the early morning or late evening.

Nonetheless, with Phase 2 HA, it might be better if you choose the timing where there are fewer crowds.


I missed finding new places to run due to COVID-19. Can't wait for the restrictions to be lifted. 
Till the next run!
 
 





 

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