Posted on May 29, 2010 by Edmund Vong
Report by Jon Wong
Adrenalin was pumping high on our latest Nightskate in May, when we travelled from Bishan Park to The Night Safari in Mandai. This 16km long gruelling trip saw about 20 enthusiasts taking up the challenge.
We kicked off the skate at 8pm, travelling along Ang Mo Kio Ave 1. Immediately, we have to deal with the uneven terrain that greeted us along the way till we arrive at Upper Thomson Road.
It was a gradual uphill route and our first climb of the evening. After a short water break at the nearby coffeeshop, we entered the dreaded Old Upper Thomson Road.
Upon arriving onto Mandai Ave, we heaved a huge sigh of relief. There was a nice concrete path throughout the route, although it is paved with tons of twigs and branches which posed a hazard of tripping us.
What stood between us and the Night Safari was the Mandai Lake Road, which was not easy too. The uphill climbs on the road coupled with speed limiting strips really push our stamina and thigh muscles to the brink.
It was so satisfying to complete the journey, knowing how tough it was for all of us. We proudly took our group photo, oblivious to the interested looks from the visitors to the Safari.
It was a tough skate, probably ranked top 3 in all the routes in our nightskate history. Thumbs up to all the participants who completed it, to add to their memories.
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