5 things you need to know about Sentosa’s new cycling and walking trails

By Lynn Wee   — December 17, 2016
  • 5 things you need to know about Sentosa’s new cycling and walking trails
    1 / 5 5 things you need to know about Sentosa’s new cycling and walking trails

    Over 8,000 cyclists have been tracked using Sentosa‘s on-road cycling lanes to get on-and-off the island since April, the resort island told The Straits Times recently.

    The Sentosa Development Corporation (SDC) started building a network of on-road bicycle lanes – the first of their kind in Singapore – last year. 

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  • The island's cycling network now spans about 12km
    2 / 5 The island's cycling network now spans about 12km

    On Dec 12, it announced the opening of its revamped walking and cycling trails.

    The island’s cycling network has been boosted by the 4.5km-long on-road stretch and now spans about 12km. 

    The cycling trails start at the Sentosa Boardwalk beside Vivocity and provide a “seamless link” from the mainland to the island (as illustrated above).

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  • There is a dedicated track for cyclists
    3 / 5 There is a dedicated track for cyclists

    Cyclists can access the island from a dedicated track beside the Sentosa Boardwalk, and reach the entrance of the island through a special underpass. 

    This means they no longer have to jostle with traffic along the main road to reach the entrance of the island.

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  • The island's six walking trails connect to the Southern Ridges
    4 / 5 The island's six walking trails connect to the Southern Ridges

    The underpass was closed in 2007 when construction for the Resorts World Sentosa integrated resort began, and re-opened in June this year to give cyclists access to the island.

    Cyclists have to pay $2 to enter Sentosa.

    The island’s six walking trails, which span about 7.5km, connect the island with the Southern Ridges on mainland Singapore, said the SDC in a statement on Dec 12.

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  • Pedestrians have free access until end of 2017
    5 / 5 Pedestrians have free access until end of 2017

    Pedestrians don’t have to pay admission fees to access the island via the boardwalk until the end of next year (2017).

    The SDC said its walking and cycling network “strengthens connectivity” and complements existing on-island transportation such as the monorail, buses, beach trams and cable car.

    “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,” said SDC’s assistant chief executive Jacqueline Tan.

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    A version of this article first appeared in The Straits Times

    (Photos and illustration: The Straits Times) 

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