Singapore is a country of great diversity. Much of this can be attributed to her history since the founding of modern Singapore in 1819. From her humble beginnings as a quiet fishing village, Singapore is now among the global leaders in education, financial, and competitiveness.
On this running tour, you are running through time and introduced to some of the key events shaping the history of Singapore through the various sights along the way. You will be able to catch a glimpse of the buildings Singapore inherited from our colonial times, and at the same time be overshadowed by modern day buildings which were built in the last 50 years.
As Singapore is a country lacking in natural resources, on this run, you will als be able to appreciate some of the man-made facilities and greenery, which many countries take for granted.
Starting from Clark Quay MRT station, the tour traces Singapore’s old shore line, into the new shore line. The first landmark on the route would be the Statue of Sir Stamford Raffles, who is the founder of Modern day Singapore. We will also run past the Marina Bay Sands, the Merlion, the Gardens by the bay, the Marina Barrage, as well as the Esplanade, all of which are the most famous landmarks in the Singapore city landscape.
The route is generally flat. However, we will be venturing to the top of the Marina barrage to have an elevated view of the city.