I love watching the sunrise. Maybe it's because I am an early riser, or perhaps it's because the sunrise gives me hope that all things' dark' will eventually end. Every new day never fails to bring new 'light' and new beginnings.
Chasing sunrise is also an excellent way to start an interest in walks if you have not yet done so. Why? Because it's such a beauty to watch the sunrise that you will feel duly rewarded for your effort. Also, the sun rises at a set timing every day, so it is easy for you to set a specific goal to wake up to and drive you towards a new habit i.e., walking. If you prefer to sleep in, you can always shift to watching sunsets that are just as lovely.
In Singapore, the timing of the sunrise and sunset are fixed at around 6.45-7.15am and 6.50-7.20pm daily, so you can't miss them. Suppose you are going to view the sunrise like me. In that case, January to March and July to August are the most accessible months as the sun rises only after 7am during these months. Aim to be at the venue 10-20 minutes earlier to get the best orange / red colour effects. The same goes for sunsets.
We are lucky that Singapore is an island, and the land is relatively flat. Even at its highest point, the Bukit Timah summit is only 163.63m high! This means you can readily view sunrise and sunsets all along the coastal lines and virtually anywhere in the heartlands too. Let me share with you some places where I watch the sunrise and thoroughly enjoyed them.
Sunrise at the Coasts
Sunrise at your Neighbourhood
If you are lucky to get a hot, cloudless day, you will likely capture the beautiful orangey / red coloured sunrise.
You will also get a picturesque view if you get the right cloud formation that enhances rather than blocks the sunrise. It takes patience and a bit of luck - but most importantly, just enjoy the walk that comes with it!