1. Roadc Bottle, $3.90 from Decathlon, decathlon.sg
2. Run Rain Men’s running jacket, $40 from Decathlon
3. Big running smart phone armband, $12 from Decathlon
4. Nike air zoom pegasus 35, $199 from Nike, nike.com
5. Kinesiology Tape, $23 from KT Tape, lazada.sg
6. Granatina ultra compact microfibre towel, $17 from Decathlon
7. Nike Dri-FIT Tailwind Short-Sleeve Running Top, $65 from Nike
8. Kiprun light+ men’s running shorts, $18 from Decathlon
9. First running crop top, $5.90 from Decathlon
10. Nike Pro Hypercool tights, $85 from Nike
11. Beoplay E6, $460 from Bang & Olufsen, bang-olufsen.com
(All prices are in Singapore dollars.)
Run in the city
Going for a jog is a great way to discover the city you’re in. Here are three scenic running routes around the SilkAir network to check out on your next trip.
Marina Bay, Singapore
The prettiest – and most popular – running routes in the city’s Central Business District, the Marina Bay area rewards you with views of iconic sights like the Merlion, Marina Bay Sands and the Esplanade. Start your 4km run at Clifford Pier and make your way past the historic Fullerton Hotel (formerly the General Post Office) and across the Helix Bridge, which leads you past Marina Bay Sands and on to Gardens by the Bay.
Peace Memorial Park, Hiroshima
Start your 3km run at the gardens of Shukkeien and then head on to the Hiroshima Castle and Gokoku Shrine before arriving at the famous Genbaku Dome, the only structure left standing after the atomic bombing on 6 August 1945. Now a Unesco World Heritage Site, the building stands at the entrance to the poignant statues and installations of the Peace Memorial Park.
Madras Lighthouse to Victory War Memorial, Chennai
Stretching across a 6km promenade and overlooking the Bay of Bengal, Marina Beach is the longest natural urban beach in India. Though hugely popular with professional and amateur runners alike, the good news is that there’s more than enough space for everyone. For a leisurely 4km jog, start at the Madras Lighthouse and head past Napier Bridge, which was constructed in 1869, before ending at the Victory War Memorial.
This article was originally published in the January 2019 issue of Silkwinds magazine.