For all of you interested in training in Southeast Asia, here's a quickie guide to my home court, plus a few tips and tricks to getting the most out of racing Thailand Tri-League, Powerman Malaysia, and Ironman 70.3 Subic Bay.
My soon-to-be husband Artur (we are getting married on the 25th of March!!!) lives in Singapore, so I am often in and out of there between races. It's a small but beautiful, modern, and diverse city, and is a frequent layover spot for athletes coming in/out from Europe or Australia.
The Sports Hub is a 35-hectare area that is home to the national stadium, an 888m covered running track, gym, tennis courts, volleyball courts, basketball courts, skateparks, sports museum, sports library, and the beautiful OCBC Aquatic Center, with the absolute best pools/locker/shower facilities I've ever seen. The Hub is also accessible via bus and MRT and is connected to the Kallang Wave Mall, which is perfect for post training eats and shopping for athletic gear. For more info on schedules and ticket prices, click here.
Riding outdoors is not as easy because of traffic. Most athletes start at 5 - 5:30am on weekends. I recommend contacting and meeting up with a cycling or triathlon team, as it is safer to ride in groups. My favorite would have to be the RTI (round-the-island) route. You literally cycle around the whole of Singapore in just about 130 km.