Posted on May 13, 2014 by Edmund Vong
Report by Jon Wong
Night Skate Captain
Our latest Night Skate in April brought us through the Western side of the island, from Jurong Point Shopping Mall at Boon Lay to Vivocity Shopping Mall at Harbour Front in the South.
Spanning across a map distance of approximately 20km, this route emcompasses some of the Western Park Connectors as well as West Coast Park along West Coast Highway.
Around 30 night skate enthusiasts showed up for the event. Siblings Anna, Able and Ada, aged 7, 9 and 14 respectively, have been supporting this event regularly for the past few months, encouraged by their parents. New faces were seen too. Ian, from Vietnam, was excited to start his maiden night skating with us.
Ian, from Vietnam
We started off from Jurong Point, amidst the loads of evening shoppers and foreign workers and headed along Jurong Park Connector, towards Jurong East MRT Station, passing by some other stations along the way.
We stopped for a breather at MacDonald's restaurant located at Tradehub 21 - one of the industrial park in the west, before embarking on Ulu Pandan Park Connector.
We arrived at West Coast Highway shortly after and continued along West Coast Park Connector towards West Coast Park. The connection has made West Coast Park more accessible to park users coming down from the west side of the island.
Anna going all the way
We had a second break at MacDonald's restaurant at the park, and those who could not get enough of the drinks and desserts from the earlier break were pleased to have a second go at them. Unlike the outlet at Tradehub 21, this outlet was crowded.
Our remaining journey was mainly along West Coast Road, passing by some of the SMRT circle line stations. And it also proved to be the toughest part of the journey due to the long distance and various road conditions that we had to overcome.
After all the hard work, we finally completed the journey at Vivocity, which took us about 190 minutes. Though weary, everyone was satisfied at completing the long journey and the great workout.
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