TNP Big Walk returns with a new and unique route

TNP Big Walk returns with a new and unique route
Participants of The New Paper Big Walk 2012.

Scale new heights when The New Paper Big Walk returns on Nov 30.

Walkers will enjoy the unique privilege of being part of the first mass walk on the Benjamin Sheares Bridge.

The bridge, Singapore's longest and tallest, is an icon that is seldom closed for mass events.

There have been marathons and cycling events, but never a mass walk.

"That's precisely why we strived to secure the bridge as part of this year's Big Walk route," said TNP editor Dominic Nathan, 50.

At 20 metres tall, it commands a spectacular view of the skyline and the sea.

Added Mr Nathan: "It's a rare opportunity for families and friends to take a leisurely stroll on the bridge, soak in the sights with the skyline on the right and Gardens by the Bay on the left, and go selfie-crazy.

"We've always strived to take walkers to new routes and unique places, and we're very excited to have this year's Big Walk on the bridge."

ICONIC ROUTES

Previous Big Walks have taken heartlanders to new and iconic venues such as the Marina Barrage, Universal Studios Singapore at Resorts World Sentosa, and the Marina Bay Waterfront Promenade when it was first officially opened.

Ms Doreen John was among those eagerly awaiting the return of the Big Walk.

The customer service assistant manager had called TNP back in March to ask for details.

She said: "My colleagues and I have always looked forward to the Big Walk."

The Big Walk is Singapore's largest mass walking event.

It won a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for the world's largest walking event in 2000, when a record 77,500 participants took part to mark its 10th anniversary.

The 5km route this year will start at Republic Boulevard, next to Nicoll Highway MRT station, and end with a carnival at the Marina Bay floating platform.

Registration fee is $15 but those who sign up before Nov 8 only pay $12.

Exciting goodie bags, which include an exclusive T-shirt and discount vouchers will also be given out. (See report above.) Walkers can register online from today at http://tnpbigwalk.sg

It's a rare opportunity for families and friends to take a leisurely stroll on the bridge, soak in the sights with the skyline on the right and Gardens by the Bay on the left, and go selfie-crazy. -TNP editor Dominic Nathan, on this year's Big Walk route, which will include the Benjamin Sheares Bridge.

WALK WITH US!

Take in the picturesque view from the Benjamin Sheares Bridge in this year's 5km walk.

WHEN: Sunday, Nov 30 (7am to noon)

WHERE: From Republic Boulevard, next to Nicoll Highway MRT station, to Marina Bay Floating Platform.

Registration fee: $15 ($12 if you sign up before Nov 8)

You get a goodie bag worth over $250, which includes an exclusive Denizen T-shirt worth $29.90, a Nando's meal voucher worth $10.90, a three-month TNP digital and online subscription worth $132.60, movie tickets, discount vouchers and more. Register online now at http://tnpbigwalk.sg/ (Online registration closes on Nov 21)


This article was first published on Oct 24, 2014.
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