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This Singaporean Hiker Went Night Light Hike Hopping And This Is How You Can Too

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Siti Ayeeshah Zaki  •  Dec 22, 2021

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One of Singapore's biggest festive seasons is here and to celebrate, many places have put up stunning displays of festive lights! From the ever-popular Christmas Wonderland to the lesser known displays of Botanic Gardens, Singapore's festive lights are no doubt something to admire. And one way you could go around admiring the beauty that Singapore's festive night lights has to offer is by going night light hopping! P.S. Check Out These 9 Exciting To Do This December 2021!
Credit: Angel Ann on Facebook Inspired by Angel Ann on Facebook, a Singaporean who went night light hike hopping a week ago, HHWT has drawn up one possible way you can go on a night light hopping marathon yourself. P.S. Check out her adventure here! 

Night Light Hike Hopping

Although not an official trail, thanks to Google Maps, we've managed to find away for you to walk or cycle between night light spots! The trail spans about 25km-30km and takes you through 4 spots from the East of Singapore to Singapore's Central. This might just be the challenge hikers or cyclists need to end off the year! Important Note: Some of these require you to cycle along roads, so do proceed with caution and care. Safety first! 

1. Jurassic Mile

We start at Jurassic Mile near Singapore's Changi Airport, where the Sundown Run is currently happening from 26 November to 26 January 2022. In conjunction with the run, Jurassic Mile's largest T-Rex topiary has been lighted up with festive displays and bright lights, making it the perfect backdrop for your Instagram and Facebook photos.
Credit: GoCycling on Facebook If you're exploring this trail on foot, feel free to sign up for the run  and race down the track! It's got categories for both the beginner and the pro. With routes starting from 2km, even the little ones can take part in the exciting race ?

2. Gardens By The Bay

The longest distance between two spots, there's no stopping you once you get over this hurdle. Especially with the reward at the end of it: Christmas Wonderland! Needing no formal introduction, this popular festive light display is loved by many Singaporeans. It would be amiss if we did not include it in our night light hopping itinerary.
Credit: Christmas Wonderland at Gardens By The Bay on Facebook Cycle or hike through East Coast Park to get to your next destination. A familiar pitstop and cycling path for many cyclers, East Coast Park's flat terrain and calming beach sights will make it easy for you to get through. Once at  Gardens by the Bay, be amazed by the fun carnival games, iconic Carousel and the tinsel castle's gates!

3. Orchard Road

Once you're done exploring and admiring the beauty of Gardens By The Bay, hop back on your bicycle or get back up on your feet and travel past City Hall, Dhoby Ghaut and Somerset to reach Wisma Atria in Orchard! Hikers may choose to take the MRT here for a safer journey.
Credit: Juan Yap Goh on Facebook Orchard Road's 2021 Light Up is definitely not something to be missed. From the giant tree at Wheelock Place to Wisma Atria's Alice In Wonderland inspired festive decorations, getting to Orchard will definitely be worth it.

4. Botanic Gardens

Last but not least, Botanic Gardens! Perhaps an underdog for Singapore's 2021 festive light exhibitions, this underrated light display is the perfect way to end your night light hopping journey. Plus, it's not too far from the Orchard shopping district!
Credit: Singapore Botanic Gardens on Facebook From 4 December to 2 January 2022, Botanic Gardens is holding the Trees of The World 2021 event. You'll for decorative ornaments and pathways lit up by lights around trees. The best part? Each ornament pays tribute to a cause! The 200 trees on display across the Gardens will be out from 7pm to 12 midnight daily, so be sure not to miss it ? 
There you have it! A trail to night light hop and admire the festive lights that Singapore has to offer this festive season. Share this with your cycling and hiking kakis to plan your year-end cycling/hiking trip!