SAFRA ExploreSG Virtual Challenge: What To See, Do & Eat On the 6 Routes

Explore new neighbourhoods as you walk, run or cycle.

By Sasha Gonzales      17 April 2021

Update: Registration for the SAFRA ExploreSG Virtual Challenge has been extended to 26 April 2021.

Learn more about Total Defence as you explore Singapore at the SAFRA ExploreSG Virtual Challenge. From now till 30 April, you can complete each of the six routes at your own time to complete one ‘Total Defence Pillar’. And if you are feeling up to the task, challenge yourself to traverse up to a total of 36km around the island to complete all six Total Defence Pillars.

This virtual challenge encourages you to run, walk or cycle each 6km route at your own pace, so why not stop to take in the sights, try a few fun activities and feed your tummy along the way?

SAFRA Jurong | Economic Defence

Jurong Central Park is located right next to SAFRA Jurong, at the junction of Jalan Boon Lay and Boon Lay Way. An oasis in the heart of an industrial district, it features plenty of green open spaces and sculpted terrains. Relive your childhood at the life-sized Snakes and Ladders playground and Ludo Garden, or check out the dragonflies and wildlife that thrive in the ponds.

Jurong Central Park

After your run, make your way to the swimming complex at Jurong West Sports & Recreation Centre, near Pioneer MRT station, and cool down in the Jacuzzi or lazy river. The complex also boasts a competition pool, a kids’ pool, a water playground and a slide.

End your activity-packed day with a hearty steak meal at Jack’s Place at SAFRA Jurong, or satay and steamboat at Rasa Istimewa Restaurant, also at SAFRA Jurong.

SAFRA Mount Faber | Military & Psychological Defence

While on this route, look out for the historic Alkaff Mansion with its distinctive European-style architecture. Located on a hill at 10 Telok Blangah Green, within Telok Blangah Hill Park, the colonial bungalow was built in 1918 as a weekend house and was the setting for many high-society parties in the 1930s.

Alkaff Mansion

If you want awesome views of the CBD and the Southern islands, head up to Mount Faber Peak. You’ll find several points from which to take in the sights, and if you feel like crossing over to Sentosa, Mount Faber cable car station is right there.

Dusk Restaurant & Bar is a great spot to refuel when you’re done. Located on Level 2 of the cable car station, it’s the perfect place to watch the sunset. In addition to sharing platters, the alfresco restaurant offers tapas, snacks and set menus.

If you prefer local cuisine, stop by Heavenly Wang at SAFRA Mount Faber. This halal restaurant serves mee siam, laksa, chicken curry, kaya toast and more.


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