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Dream Running Route

05 Feb 2008

I have this notion that you don't get to really know a city until you've run in it.

So, I ran a couple of times in my Singapore trip, and I liked the route so much that on Day 13 (Thu, Jan 03, 2008), I started taking photos.

I start right from getting out of Abishek and Ashish's apartment and getting down the stairs.

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This is a proper urban area, not outside the city. Don't be fooled by the greenery.

Was listening to "Heartbeat - Instrumental" from 'Kal Ho Naa Ho'.

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Was listening to "Far Away" by Nickelback.

I love the wide open spaces they have kept for public usage right in the middle of a square area with huge apartments on all sides.

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Was listening to "Ninnindale" from Milana (Kannada movie).

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It was good to see so many runners around. The best part is that people accept it as normal behavior. And cyclists are given their due respect.

The most startling thing was when I was waiting to cross the road, the vehicles will stop (irrespective of traffic) and ask you to go ahead first. It was actually irritating at first to experience this, but soon got used to it.

Was listening to "Endings" by Dusty Hughes.

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Was listening to "One Thing" by Finger Eleven.

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What more can a running enthusiast like me ask for?


P.S. If you're curious on why people run, watch the trailer of the Marathon Movie.

Comments

Abdul Qabiz says:


The most startling thing was when I
was waiting to cross the road, the
vehicles will stop (irrespective of
traffic) and ask you to go ahead
first. It was actually irritating
at first to experience this, but
soon got used to it.


Happened to me, when I first visited San Francisco...

PizzaDude says:

The most startling thing was when I was waiting to cross the road, the vehicles will stop (irrespective of traffic) and ask you to go ahead first.


I fell in love with Singapore the moment this happened.

Ishwar says:

Good running track, have just contemplated running, and am starting with the Bangalore 10km run? Are you running?
You can check out race details at
sunfeastworld10k.indiatimes.com

Swaroop says:

@Ishwar: Yes, I've signed up for it. But 10K isn't inspiring though :-)

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