Posted on June 30, 2012 by Edmund Vong
Report by Jon Wong
Night Skate Captain
Our new retail outlet at Blk 338 Ang Mo Kio Ave 1 was the starting point for our latest night skate in June. This new outlet, about 1 month into operation, serves to provide products and services for Ang Mo Kio and Bishan Park, which has seen an increase in people doing inline skating since its major makeover.
The outlet features a wide array of skates and apparels. The smooth parque floor finishing and wide space provided consumers the chance to try out their skates.
Themed as the 'Mystery Night Skate', the night skate route was kept a mystery until moments prior to departure. We were to travel to the Esplanade via the Kallang Park Connector.
This route saw us crossing a total of 4 overhead bridges, but it was nothing that the turnout of more than 50 skating enthusiasts could not handle. It proved to be a challenge for some first-timers, but they were in safe hands under the watchful eyes of the skate marshals.
We had to be extra cautious as some areas were wet from showers earlier during the day. Besides crossing over bridges, we skated through underpasses too, as in under the Central Expressway, with a height limit of only 1.8 metres.
It did not take us long to reach Kallang MRT Station. We transited into Kampong Bugis and reached Crawford Street after crossing over Kallang River.
After an exhilerating ride down Republic Ave, we continued past Nicoll Highway and headed towards the Singapore Flyer for our much deserved break. The place was buzzling with tourists and crew preparing for the National Day Parade which will take place at the floating platform nearby on August 8.
We crossed under the Helix bridge and continued along Raffles Avenue. We turned into The Esplanade at the Formula 1 track next to the floating platform seating gallery and skated along the riverside. We had to slow down and travelled carefully among the buzz as the area was packed with audiences watching a live band performance.
We finally arrived at our destination - The Cenotaph Memorial located at Esplanade Memorial Park, after crossing under the Esplanade Drive Bridge. It was a great experience for participants completing the Night Skate for the first time.
Moon Ji Wook
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