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Enjoy It While It Lasts – Tampines Bike Park

**Update: On 22 May 2013, MP Irene Ng announced that the appeal to HDB to postpone the closure of Tampines Bike Park has been successful. The park will be around till late 2014. Woohoo!**

A few days ago, Channel News Asia released the news that the Tampines Bike Park (which is currently managed by Singapore Sports Council) is going to go.. to make way for the new Tampines North town.

An excerpt “A bicycle park in Tampines will soon make way for development, but there may be plans for a new one.”

There may be plans? How sad.. with more land being taken up for housing as part of the government’s plan, it looks like all our favourite remaining spots in nature will soon become concrete jungles.

I was at Tampines Bike Park over the weekend, enjoying it while it lasts.

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Tampines Bike Park

It's right next to a housing estate, as you can see, just beyond the trees

It’s right next to a housing estate, as you can see, just beyond the trees

Right next to the bike park is Npark’s Tampines Mountain Biking Trail, a rugged piece of land with a wider trail leading in and singletracks carved into the hillside. It’s one of my favourite places in Singapore to go for some peace and quiet. Will they be taking over that too..? They haven’t announced it, but I guess it’s just a matter of time.

Enjoying the sunset atop the Tampines Mountain Bike Trail

Enjoying the sunset atop the Tampines Mountain Bike Trail

Need the location of Tampines Bike Park? Click here

The entrance / carpark of the bike park is located where Tampines Ave 7 meets Tampines Ave 9. Go ride!

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