TNP Big Walk 2014: Go crazy with the Big Selfie Spree
This year’s The New Paper Big Walk 5km route promises to be picturesque and will literally take participants to new heights.
But the event has always been more than about walking in new places.
Marriage proposals, outrageous costumes, childhood friend reunions and even pets – it’s the participants are often the event’s stars.
This year, you can be the star of your selfie.
And The New Paper Big Walk 2014 will give you the perfect opportunity to complement that selfie, not just with great views, but also fun, colourful people.
Check out what the route has to offer.
1 Republic Avenue
This is where it all starts on Nov 30 at 7am. Simply head out of Nicoll Highway MRT station via Exit B.
Those looking for some pre-walk grub before the Walk can head to the 24-hour McDonald’s outlet at Bugis Village, just two stops away near Bugis MRT station.
Soak in the sight of the glistening Kallang Basin just a stone’s throw away. The early-morning glow on the water promises a sight to savour.
2 Benjamin Sheares Bridge
It gets a bit challenging here as you walk up the Benjamin Sheares Bridge.
Seize this rare chance to take a leisurely stroll on Singapore’s iconic bridge.
Opened in 1981, the bridge was named in honour of Singapore’s second president, Dr Benjamin Henry Sheares.
Spanning about 1.8km long and 20m high at its highest point, it cost $177 million dollars to build.
Selfie enthusiasts, this is your chance to take pictures with icons like the Singapore Flyer from a unique vantage point.
You will be flanked by a spectacular view of the Singapore skyline on one side and Gardens by the Bay on the other side.
3 Marina Bay Sands
There are more photo opportunities here as the route winds down towards Marina Bay Sands.
As you are nearing the ArtScience Museum, you can catch a view of water lilies in bloom and the integrated resort. Or you can use the opportunity to have a toilet break.
4 The Helix Bridge
Need some cool sea breeze?
The Helix Bridge will help give you some relief for the route’s final stretch.
Do slow down and hydrate if you are starting to feel tired.
5 The Float @ Marina Bay
All good things must come to an end, and the Walk’s final leg takes you to The Float @ Marina Bay, scene of many a National Day Parade.
But the Walk is far from over. Apart from the satisfaction of a morning well spent, the fun continues with the post-event carnival, which will feature games, food tasting, picture opportunities with celebrities and cool merchandise to keep the party going long into the afternoon.
BIG WALK 2014
When: Sunday, 30 Nov (7am to noon)
Where: From Republic Boulevard, next to Nicoll Highway MRT station, to The Float @ Marina Bay
Registration fee: $15 ($12 if you sign up before Nov 8)
You get: Goodie bag worth over $250, including exclusive Denizen tee-shirt worth $29.90, Nando’s meal voucher worth $10.90, TNP digital & online subscription worth $132.60, discount vouchers and more Register online now at http://tnpbigwalk.sg/ (Online registration closes Nov 21)