After a long, hot and sweaty run, it’s time to pamper yourself with a sumptuous, affordable meal. JustRunLah! suggests five places where you can enjoy a meal without having to change out of your sweaty running gear:
Changi Beach Park / Changi Village Hawker Centre
This one’s a favourite for both running and cycling enthusiasts making use of the Changi Park Connector. The 3.3km park stretches from Changi Ferry Terminal to Changi Point, offering amazing coastal views, including that of Pulau Ubin. At Changi Village Hawker Centre, you can enjoy the famous nasi lemak, ayam penyet, Ipoh hor fun or the fish head beehoon!
Punggol Waterway Park
A scenic location for an enjoyable run and a delicious meal. You can opt for the popular zi char restaurants, seafood, hipster cafes, or even enjoy an ice cold beer at a pub.
Marina Bay / Makansutra Gluttons Bay
While Singaporeans may take this for granted, one of the most remarkable features of the Marina Bay area is how runner-friendly it is, despite being the heart of a commercial zone in the city. The pedestrian footpaths are well-maintained, and safety while running at all hours of the day or night is a non-issue. After you are done with run, you can partake of delicious hawker fare at Gluttons Bay. Try the carrot cake, satay and cereal prawns here!
Bedok Reservoir / Block 85 Hawker Centre
Cool down from your run by taking a stroll to Block 85, where you can enjoy the famous bak chor mee, barbecued chicken wings and hokkien mee. Wash them down with some fresh sugarcane juice.
Jurong Lake Park / Jurong West Food Centre
Once you are done with your running, head to Jurong West Food Centre, voted as favourite Hawker Centre in City Hawker Food Hunt 2010 through an islandwide SMS vote. Some of the must-have dishes here are chicken claypot and fish ball soup. The Kueh Tutu stall is extremely popular too!
Have we missed out any? Share your favourite combinations of running routes and eating spots in the comments section! Remember to check out our collection of Singapore Running Routes to help you plan your next run!