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  • Writer's pictureDennis Toh

Rediscover the wild side of Singapore with Decathlon

This National Day, why not reacquaint yourself with Singapore by taking a walk on the wild side? Here, we round up our top picks for fun outdoor activities that you can try this National Day — along with some great equipment and accessories from Decathlon that are perfect for your big adventure.

1. Go on a Hike around the Hidden Trails of Singapore

[Left To Right] Trekking Cap Forclaz Travel 100 - Light Grey ($4.50), Trekking 10L Rain Poncho Quechua Arpenaz - Turqoise ($10), Hiking 10L Backpack - Arpenaz NH100 ($4)

If you have exhausted your list of usual hiking places in Singapore, like Macritchie or the Treetop Walk, Decathlon has a list of secret places for you to explore, such as the Puaka Hill. While hiking, stay protected from the sun with the Forclaz Travel 100 Trekking Cap. Designed with a breathable fabric, this cap is exactly what you need to wick away perspiration and stay cool. Be sure to prepare for wet weather! Pack a Quechua Arpenaz 10L Rain Poncho — with the capacity to shelter a backpack of up to 10 litres, this poncho will definitely keep you and your gear dry in case of sudden showers. Lastly, look to the Arpenaz NH100 Hiking Backpack to carry all your essentials with you on your hike; the floral pattern makes this both stylish and practical.

2. Follow the Fireworks With These Bike Routes

Want to follow the grand National Day fireworks? Cycle along the scenic Eastern Coastal Loop which starts at Tanjong Rhu Promenade and passes through East Coast Park. End your journey at the scenic Marina Barrage where you can catch the fireworks up close.

[Left To Right] Triban RC 100 Flat Bar Road Bike 6 Speed - Silver ($490), Hybrid Bike Riverside 100 6 speed V-Brake - Black ($250), Folding Bike Tilt 100 20in 1sp - Black ($220)

Beginner cyclists can choose the Triban RC 100 Bike for a comfortable ride. With only one chainring, you'll never end up in the wrong gear. Alternatively, the Hybrid Bike Riverside 100 is perfect for cyclists who wish to ride on the off beaten path. Looking to bring your bikes on board buses and trains? The Folding Bike Tilt 100 is just what you need with its compact design allowing for easy transport. If you are unsure what bike to choose, Decathlon has a handy beginner’s guide to choosing the right bike, which you can find here.

3. Snorkel at Singapore’s Kusu Island

[Left To Right] Adult’s Easybreath Surface Mask Acoustic Valve 540 Freetalk - Blue ($35), POLARISED SWIMMING GOGGLES - SPIRIT SIZE L SMOKED LENSES - BLACK / BLUE ($18), Microfibre Pool Towel Size XL 110 x 175 cm - Orange ($9)

Did you know you could go snorkelling in Singapore? Explore Singapore’s marine life by going for a snorkelling trip at Kusu Island! With the Easybreath Surface Mask, one can easily stay underwater longer without needing to return to the surface too often for air. Its anti-fogging ability will help you catch a clear view of the corals and aquatic creatures under the sea. Besides snorkelling, you can take a swim along the shore with the Polarised Swimming Goggles that filter out all surface reflection disturbance, cutting glare from the sun. To dry off, use the Microfibre Pool Towel, which is not only compact and lightweight but also quick to dry.

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