East Coast Park, less than 1km away from the National Sailing Center, has been proposed as the competition venue for the Triathlon event of the Singapore Youth Olympic Games 2010.
The East Coast Park is Singapore’s largest and most popular public beach and park facility. This area offers a wide range of facilities, including dining, recreation, entertainment and sport, and caters to all age groups from young to old. Every morning, evening and weekend, East Coast Park attracts hundreds of people to its large open spaces, lagoons, fitness areas, and barbecue pits.
The 7.5km long beach integartes a variety of watersports, recreation and food and beverage outlets. A variety of sports can be enjoyed at the park, including cable wakeboarding, sailing and windsurfing. Fishing and open sea swimming are also popular leisure activities that take place at the park.
With a 12 km cycling, roller blading and jogging track built along the Eastern coastline of Singapore, East Coast Park also offers a distinct combination of lush greenery, open spaces and fresh air for both leisure and sport training and competitions.
East Coast Park has been the location for the OSIM Singapore Triathlon, an international Olympic distance triathlon event that has grown steadily from 500 participants in 2002 to 3,800 participants in 2007. Participants swim in the surrounding open sea, then transit seamlessly to the tropical greenery of the East Coast Park road for the cycle and run segements of the triathlon.