Monday, 2 October 2017

Rumah Tinggi Eco-park (Oct 2017)



Tree-house slide


Steps to climb into the tree-house




Steps to nearby homes




Shuttle run training station


Explanation on the term ECO 
So, where is this eco-park?

It is just behind Ikea Alexandra building. So the next time you are there, shopping or having meal, drop by the park for some natural air and learn what is an ECO-park.

The park is just behind Ikea Alexandra.

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Therapeutic Gardens in Singapore Parks

Therapeutic Gardens are outdoor gardens designed to meet the physical, psychological and social needs of park users, incorporating design principles derived from scientific evidence.

Together with therapeutic horticulture programmes involving plants and nature, visitors can experience a range of health benefits such as the relief of mental fatigue, reduced stress and an overall improvement to emotional well-being.

There are presently 3 parks with therapeutic gardens, namely:

1. Hotpark




2. Tiong Bahru park



3. Bishan-AMK Park 1



4. Choa Chu Kang Park - will be ready by next year first quarter

Ref: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/gardens-parks-and-nature/therapeutic-gardens

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Sea coast off Gardens by the Bay East / Marina Barrage opens to public

Video: Cycling to newly open sea coast at Gardens by the Bay East / Marina Barrage

No Warning Signs 
There are no warning signage yet. People are cycling or fishing out at sea at low tide. Please take care.



Friday, 25 August 2017

NParks warns public after crocodile spotted at Changi Beach


The National Parks Board (NParks) has put up warning signs at Changi Beach Park following reports of a crocodile in the area.

One eyewitness, who did not want to be named, said that he had seen a crocodile near Changi Point Ferry Terminal for the past four days, including near the boardwalk area close to the ferry terminal.

Read more at http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/warning-signs-put-up-after-crocodile-spotted-at-changi-beach-9149566

Thursday, 29 June 2017

The Bicycle turns 200


It was on June 12, 1817 that for the first time, a man took a two-wheeler and went on a road in the Mannheim region of what was then the Grand Duchy of Baden, now part of southwest Germany.

The creator,  Baron Karl von Drais,  a nobleman from southwestern Germany, demonstrated his walking machine, called Laufmaschine.

It was not a success at first, but soon other parts like pedals, chains, brake cables were added through the years.

In 1890, with the invention of tire, the bicycle was an exponential success.

Ref:
https://sg.yahoo.com/news/bicycle-celebrates-little-known-200th-anniversary-002428084--spt.html
https://cycletote.com/the-dawn-of-the-bike/

Monday, 26 June 2017

Singapore Chestnut Nature park: Northern Loop (June 2017)

Chestnut Point was quite crowded today due to public holiday. Big groups of families and friends came to cycle and trekking.

Direction for Northern trail from Chestnut Point

Source: ST



Old bitumen road is part of the trail

Distance marker

Keep track of the distance.....

Munia trail....connecting Northern loop to Southern loop

Bitumen road to sand....

to mud. Just like old kampung

View of Northern trail

Rocky road

Bike trail




Some parts of the trail is dangerous. DO pay attention to signboards


Piper Hut



Out of bounds

Even kid joined in family fun


More difficult bike trail

Watch out for orange signboard. DO NOT wonder into bike trail

Alternative routes - either go straight into Gangsa Loop or turn left towards Bangkit Shelter. This is actually a LOOP.

Going into Gangsa Loop / Trail





End of the LOOP. Turning right to unmarked route will lead you to Mandai Road, Central Catchment park connector.



Huge ginger plant

This is used to be someone's garden. Support for creepers.


There are still unfinished work


Directional signage to Zhenghua park



Going towards Zhenghua park





Going under the expressway



Nearest park or park connector
1) Zhenghua park 1
2) Central Catchment park connector
3) Chestnut nature park: Southern Loop