Where to rollerblade besides East Coast Park?

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Where to rollerblade besides East Coast Park?

Post by AnnaTh » Fri, 05 Jan 2007 11:10 am

The hubby and I have been going to East Coast Park to rollerblade (on rented skates) and now we got our own skates for Christmas. However, East Coast Park is quite a journey away, would anyone have any suggestions about where else would be good for rollerblading that would be a bit more central? The National Parks website mentions Pasir Ris park and Bishan, but I was hoping there would be somewhere closer..

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Post by eddie_b » Tue, 09 Jan 2007 6:15 pm

which area are you staying? base on your post, i would assume that you are somewhere in central or west area.

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Post by AnnaTh » Tue, 09 Jan 2007 7:04 pm

We're close to Plaza Singapura/Dhoby Ghaut. I was looking at the map and it doesn't look very good... Wonder if the president would mind if we went skating in his park? :D What about Marina Bay Park?

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Re: Where to rollerblade besides East Coast Park?

Post by galaxy84 » Thu, 11 Jan 2007 4:54 pm

AnnaTh wrote:The hubby and I have been going to East Coast Park to rollerblade (on rented skates) and now we got our own skates for Christmas. However, East Coast Park is quite a journey away, would anyone have any suggestions about where else would be good for rollerblading that would be a bit more central? The National Parks website mentions Pasir Ris park and Bishan, but I was hoping there would be somewhere closer..

where to purchase a cheap rollerblade::???

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Post by mho » Fri, 12 Jan 2007 11:37 pm

AnnaTh,

You can try alexandra park connector it starts next to the food court on Zion road, opp Great World plaza and goes all the way upto UNSW campus.

You can also connect that stretch to the park between River Valley Close and Zouk. (I forget the name)... but this one connects Robertson Quay/Clark Quay too. I cycle that whole circuit so I guess roller blading should be fine.

galaxy84,

Try Carrefour

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Post by AnnaTh » Sat, 13 Jan 2007 1:54 pm

Thanks a lot for the info mho, we'll definitely try it out!

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Post by mho » Sat, 13 Jan 2007 6:48 pm

Another of my cycling routes...if you dont mind roller blading on aspahlt , you should check out the Dempsey cam area . It starts from Dempseys hut and through the leafy, colonial military camp it comes into Tanglin hill.

Theres next to zero traffic .... at night it is very quiet and seems a world away from Singapura ......and if its a full moon night , very much a zen experience :cool:

Dunno if there are any specific disadvntgs for a roller blader.

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Post by blessbless » Sun, 14 Jan 2007 4:58 pm

You can try blading at Bishan Park. The track is quite flat and safe for beginners!

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Post by rt160177 » Mon, 22 Jan 2007 9:07 am

Try 'Inline Culture' for roller blades, went there at the weekend and got really good service. All the guys that work there really know what you they are talking about. And they have a sale on at the moment.

They are on East Coast Road, they also have a web site below.

http://www.inlineculture.com.sg/

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Post by ksl » Mon, 22 Jan 2007 10:34 pm

Try www.skateline.com.sg they arrange many short and long distance trips and also training at Bishan park.

I'll be buying mine shortly, even though its 40 years since, my skating days! My daughter insists!

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Sentosa..?

Post by M-T » Tue, 23 Jan 2007 6:33 pm

Can you rollerblade on Sentosa? I'm sure I heard Debs mention that she went there, but didn't ask for specifics, ie where exactly.

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Post by ashsingh » Sun, 28 Jan 2007 12:14 pm

if you are really adventurous, you can try blading on the causeway :)
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Post by vandals » Sun, 28 Jan 2007 3:45 pm

if you live in the west then why not go west coast park? It has been newly upgraded and i used to cycle there very often too.

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Post by M-T » Sun, 04 Feb 2007 3:57 pm

mho wrote:AnnaTh,

You can try alexandra park connector it starts next to the food court on Zion road, opp Great World plaza and goes all the way upto UNSW campus.

You can also connect that stretch to the park between River Valley Close and Zouk. (I forget the name)... but this one connects Robertson Quay/Clark Quay too. I cycle that whole circuit so I guess roller blading should be fine.
Alexandra Park is broken by River Valley Road, not sure of the quality after that, but up to there very smooth new tarmac.

From Zion Road the connector is broken and you need to skate the public road between Zion Rd and Kim Seng Rd. Cross KSR on the south side of the river as the path is under repair on the other side.

From there we skated to the first bridge and crossed to the North side, then down past Robinson, Clarke Quay, ACM, Esplanades. The Marina building site gets in the way, so you need to detour to Raffles Blvd for 500m then rejoin the path. The path gets a bit rougher (brick tiles and twigs) and follows the Kallang river. We stopped after the ECP flyover, and skated back to Zion. Whole thing took about 50 mins not going too fast, and on Sunday was pretty quiet (pedestrian wise).

Not sure what your skill level is like for handling variable surfaces, but there are no steps en route and it's all skateable from my perspective.

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Post by lost_canuck » Sun, 04 Feb 2007 4:41 pm

vandals wrote:if you live in the west then why not go west coast park? It has been newly upgraded and i used to cycle there very often too.
how do you get there from like the Upper Bukit timah area :)

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