Interview: Which eatery’s chicken rice would marathon champion Mok Ying Ren run 15km for?

Aug 14, 2017

The double SEA Games gold medalist (Triathalon and Marathon), managed by ONEathlete, who will represent Singapore in this year’s SEA Games, ranks his top local spots – according to how far he’d travel for them.

5km

singapore botanic gardens

“The Singapore Botanic Gardens, which my wife and I like because it has comfortable spots where we can have a picnic – plus, it was where we had our first date. We love being outdoors during the cooler months.”

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10km

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MacRitchie Reservoir, which is where I bring all my foreign friends to, as it’s the best place to spot animals such as monkeys and monitor lizards. It also has the best running trails in Singapore, so my running buddies and I get there at the crack of dawn for our long Sunday runs.”

15km

boon tong kee chicken rice

Boon Tong Kee,
 which is famous for
 its steamed chicken, 
but also sells other 
Chinese dishes. Its menu
 is quite extensive, so it’s
 one of my go-to places for
 family dinners. Order their fragrant chicken rice (above) and crispy deep-fried beancurd.”

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20km

singapore sports hub

“The state-of-the-art Singapore Sports Hub, which was built before Singapore hosted the Southeast Asian Games in 2015. It has numerous sports facilities under one roof as well as its own shopping mall.”

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– AS TOLD TO CARA YAP

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