18km recreational route connecting East Coast Park to Pasir Ris Park completed

SINGAPORE: Cyclists and joggers now have an additional recreational travel route with the completion of the 18km Eastern Corridor connecting East Coast Park to Pasir Ris Park. 

The route, which goes through Bedok Reservoir Park, has been progressively opened since it was first announced in 2021, and its completion links several parks in the eastern part of Singapore, the National Parks Board (NParks) said in a media release on Saturday (Feb 17).

The 600m long Bedok Park Connector (Eastern Bank) is the newest addition to the route, which also features the recently completed park connectors along Tampines Avenue 9 and Tampines Avenue 10 totalling over 3.2 km.

As part of the project, two neighbourhood parks along the waterway of Bedok Park Connector (Eastern Bank) were upgraded with new shelters, playsets, fitness corners and community gardens.

Residents and visitors can enjoy bird watching at Tampines Eco Green and sports activities at East Coast Park, among other nature-based experiences, along the finished corridor.  

Speaking at an event to mark the completion of the Eastern Corridor, Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic Policies Heng Swee Keat highlighted how the public can now walk, jog or cycle directly from Pasir Ris Park, through Bedok Reservoir Park, to East Coast Park.

Calling it a “joyous milestone”, he said on Saturday: “By connecting the different parks in the East, this Eastern Corridor will also help to strengthen how we connect with nature, as well as with one another in our society.

“Through the Eastern Corridor, our residents can more easily access our green spaces and develop a deeper appreciation for the environment.” 

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