Also referred to as the Singapore Jeju Island, Changi Bay PCN recently opened to the public in January 2022. This new route connects Changi Beach Park and East Coast Park PCN. The Changi Bay PCN is a beautiful coastal route spanning a whole 3.6km while boasting breath-taking sceneries at every turn. Let us look at what we can look forward to when planning a cycling trip there!
How to get there?
To start, let us explore the many ways available to get there.
If you plan to cycle to Changi Bay PCN, you can start from East Coast Park PCN. This 14.8 km route allows for a great workout before enjoying the scenic sights on the final 3.6 km stretch.
The following 2 options are highly recommended for people who plan to visit Changi Bay without cycling from East Coast Park.
Pack your foldable bicycle, get on board public transport, and your journey beings.
The first option is to make your way towards Changi Village. Take bus 35 and get off at the bus stop near Changi Beach Carpark 6. You will reach the Changi Bay PCN after a short cycle.
Alternatively, if you plan to travel to Changi Bay PCN by car or taxi, you can park or get off at Changi Beach Carpark 7 and cycle there.
Spots and sights to look out for
1. 80m bridges
Photo credit: rEyPeDz
Let us begin with the two beautiful bridges that span 80m each. Paired with a spaciousness that does not lose out on impressiveness, the bridges gaze over the waterfront, presenting a spectacular view of the surrounding nature.
2. Lush greenery
Of course, we cannot forget the lush greenery that encompasses Changi Bay PCN. Without them, the visits would only be half as impactful and memorable. Flower patches, vibrant green trees, and lalang are all a common sight; what else can you ask for? The absolute perfect spot for cyclists who love greenery and wish to capture aesthetic-filled photos of the scenery or themselves!
3. Lookout pavilion
Next up will be the lookout pavilion, which doubles as a scenic attraction and a rest stop equipped with vending machines. This pavilion provides visitors with an ultrawide view of the waterfront, offering fascinating views no matter the time of day.
Photo credit: rEyPeDz
Lastly, it would be the breakwater scattered along the PCN. These are the best spots to get an unobstructed clear view of the waterfront. In addition, a quiet moment on any of these gives a sense of liberation.
5. Special mention – The Toilet
You might be wondering what is so great about the toilet. In our opinion, this is how public toilets should be: packed with amenities and impressive scenery to boot. However, it is not without complaints. This is the only toilet available throughout the entire route, which brings about some inconveniences, such as crowding. Nevertheless, kudos to the NParks cleaners who keep this place clean and dry.
Here are the features and amenities:
- Vending machine
- Water cooler
- Individual changing cubicles
- Showering cubicles
- Boardwalk Pavilion
The Changi Bay PCN surpassed our expectations and even left us impressed. This is probably one of our recommended cycling routes in Singapore.
Meanwhile, here are two tips to help prepare for your cycling journey:
- Prepare ample sunscreen as there are only two spots with covered shelters, or you can consider coming in the evening; the scenery is just as impressive;
- Carry enough water/drinks to last a long journey as there is only one toilet available where you can get the chance to rehydrate yourselves.
If you can look past its shortcomings, such as the lack of shelters and toilets, it is guaranteed that you will have a great time here. Thus, come on down here on your next day off and experience the beauty of this place yourself!