However hot and humid Singapore gets, there's always a light breeze blowing at East Coast Beach. Popular with literally everyone, this 15-kilometre stretch is perfect for early morning tai chi classes, evening jogs, or even for a moment of quiet contemplation at Bedok Jetty. Also popular with cyclists and rollerbladers, there’s no shortage of rental shops, and the numerous for rent picnic tables and barbecue pits sees many weekend parties.
EAT Being Singapore, it’s no surprise there’s a hawker centre nearby. The East Coast Lagoon Food Village pavilion-like structure is best enjoyed at dusk. The stalls to hunt down are Ah Hwee BBQ Chicken Wings (be prepared to queue for 20 to 30 minutes), Hwa Kee Barbecue Pork Noodles – known for its smokey, tender char siew – and the Lagoon Chicken Curry Puff which has been around for 40 over years.
DO There’s always a flurry of activity at East Coast Beach. Head to the bike stations to rent a quad bike for cheesy fun or check out the wakeboarding action at the Singapore Wake Park. For kids (and kidults), there’s the Xtreme SkatePark with three different areas and obstacles to practice kickflips and ollies.