Good day Toddycats,
What better way to spend your Sunday than to get engaged with wildlife and some exercise while you’re at it?
Well, for that we have the Otter Cycling Trail! It is a bike ride that runs along the PCNs (NPark’s Park Connector Networks) in the northeastern part of Singapore. Interspersed with pit stops, your friendly guides will introduce you to a host of wildlife in beat-up natural areas that run along the route. What’s more, these are all the hotspots for otter sightings – we may get to see them if we’re reeeally lucky!
The first otter trail held in July last year attracted a diverse group of participants. The ride will be led by me (Meryl Theng aka Ottergirl), having conducted otter research in these areas. Assisted by Amanda Tan (aka Chicken Girl) and other guides, they will tell you stories about otters, red jungle fowl, mangroves and other wildlife.
Not to worry if you’re not a frequent cyclist, as long as you can ride a bike comfortably and are prepared to go the distance (~37km) in the sun or rain, you’re invited!
We meet at Changi Village at 0800 SHARP to rent bicycles at Mr Bikes Enterprise (1 Changi Village Road #01-2050, Singapore 500001, directions below).
Mr Bikes Enterprise
To get to Changi Village:
From Tanah Merah MRT, take SBS Bus No. 2 to Changi Village (bus terminal)
SBS Nos 59 (from Bishan) and 109 (from Serangoon Central) also reach this bus terminal.
Note that Changi Point Jetty is in Changi Village: walk down Lorong Bekukong – the road behind the bus interchange/hawker centre.
If you are driving, parking spaces are available at Lorong Bekukong, behind the Shell petrol station.
Date: 24 March 2013 (Sunday)
Changi Village > Pasir Ris Park > Lorong Halus (Serangoon Reservoir) > Punggol Reservoir > Back via Punggol Waterway
The Route – subject to changes
Bring: Water (at least 1.5L), snacks (if you get hungry easily), change of clothes (in case we get wet in the rain) – waterproof your belongings!
We will be having breakfast at Gurus before the ride (0715), so you’re welcome to join us!
Otherwise, please have breakfast before coming.
If you are interested in joining us, sign up now !
Only 30 spots available!
Update: All spots are now taken! See you at the Otter Cycling Trail!