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.
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
– AS TOLD TO CARA YAP