Posted on September 28, 2013 by Edmund Vong
Report by Jon Wong
Night Skate Captain
Around 40 skaters showed up for our latest Park Connector Night Skate from East Coast Park to Changi Village Food Centre, on a cool Saturday evening.
We gathered at the Extreme Skate Park located near car park F1, famous for its variety of ramps and obstacles which is a hit with teens into extreme sports. Unfortunately, those who were looking for an evening snack prior to setting off were disappointed as the East Coast Lagoon Food Centre was closed for renovations.
We started off cruising along East Coast Park towards the National Sailing Centre and NRSCC golf course, where the start of the Coastal Park Connector is located. The initial part of the connector brings us briefly along Changi Coast Walk and then transited into the deeper part nearer to the coastline. We had to be cautious as the paths were dimly lit and littered with twigs and branches.
We arrived at East Coast Road eventually, and were greeted by the view of the Singapore Changi Airport runway and the array of aircrafts coming in and out of Singapore. Occasionally, sports cars were seen speeding past too.
This stretch of road was also challenging with a lack of latrines and shelters, but fortunately we did not encounter bad weather.
After bypassing Changi Ferry Terminal, we arrived at Changi Beach Park, where the long awaited water and toilet break is located. The park was buzzling with visitors enjoying quality time either partying or fishing.
Soon after, we arrived at Nicoll Drive and Changi Village Food Centre was within our sights, and we just needed to cross a bridge over Sungei Changi to get there.
We took slightly more than 2 hours to complete the journey, and everyone was aiming for the famous nasi lemak at the food centre. Most joined the long queue for it, while others indulge in refreshing sugarcane drinks. It was a great time to mingle and socialize while we waited for the bus for our return to East Coast Park.
A great night of skating, thanks to the fine weather, and all the food and drinks at the end were worthwhile after the long journey.
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