Posted on September 29, 2012 by Edmund Vong
Report by Jon Wong
Night Skate Captain
More than 70 skating enthusiasts turned up for our latest night skate, from Bishan Park 2 to the scenic Woodlands WaterFront located at the northern tip of Singapore.
With the spirit of the Mid-Autumn Festival in the air, we had a Pre-night skate celebration, with free Moon Cakes and beverages were made available for the participants to taste while they mingle at the rink. Some participants even 'decorated' themselves with neon lights and light sticks, adding on to the Mid-Autumn mood.
We started from Bishan Park and headed towards Ang Mo Kio MRT station, skating under the MRT track, which has been converted into space for recreational activities with a running track. It didn't take us long to reach Nanyang Polytechnic and Yio Chu Kang MRT station. More skaters joined us as we passed by the stations.
The 18km journey posed challenges for our entourage, mainly along the narrow pathways along Lentor, though it became much easier to skate when we arrived at the park connector network along Khatib.
This route links up some of the north-south MRT train stations from Khatib to Admiralty. The entire connector is paved and well lit and very condusive to skate on. It is also straightforward and easy to identify the connector with clear signages and markings.
We made a turn before Woodlands station and headed in the direction towards Republic Polytechnic. The WaterFront was just metres away, and it didn't take us long to reach our destination.
With an array of recreational facilities, the WaterFront proved to be a popular night spot, beaming with people even at the late hour. People were walking around with lanterns everywhere, creating a beautiful scenery of lights.
Many of the participants were blown away by the breathtaking night scenery of Johor Bahru. For some, it was their first visit, and they didn't hesitate to capture the moments on their cameras.
Another great night skate completed, and be sure to join us in our Halloween Night Skate in October!
Ong Chong Boon
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