National Parks in Singapore

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National Parks in Singapore

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  • FellowTraveler368710
    15 contributions
    The Southern Ridges can be divided into 3 main areas: the Mount Faber trail; the Labrador Nature Reserve and the Kent Ridge Park. I had explored the former two over the last two weekends and today, I decided to venture into Kent Ridge Park which is on the other side of the Alexandra Arch. Surprisingly, the entrance to the Kent Ridge Park was from Hort Park.

    The ascending path from Hort Park ended at the Reflections at Bukit Chandu, a war museum. From there, I strolled along the canopy walk overlooking the Pasir Panjang nursery and all the way up to the peak. The panoramic sea view of Pasir Panjang wharves off the West Coast of Singapore was spectacular. From the peak, I ventured down the hill to relax at the two little ponds: Kent Ridge pond and Dragonfly pond. I then returned to Hort Park and walked home. It took me about 3 hours for the entire journey.

    On a lovely Sunday, I expected a huge crowd but it turned out to be very quiet. The atmosphere was tranquil and you could hear nature whispering into your ears with the buzzing of the cicada coming from evrrywhere. As my solitary figure roamed between huge dense trees along the canopy bridges, I felt calm and relaxed. It was a different experience from my forest walk to the Henderson Waves.

    However, I was rather disturbed by what I saw at the exhibition at the war museum. The bungalow where the war museum is currently located was once the home of a British officer who took charge of an opium factory built at the foothill.

    The British colonalists generated their revenue through the sale of opium to the people under their rule. Ironically, I wondered how could a government with a legal system well respected by many, unscrupulously fattened her coffer by the sale of opium to her own people under her rule?

    While I am saddened by the atrocities committed by the ruthless Japanese imperialists and honour Lieutenant Adnan of the Malay Regiment as a national hero, I felt deeply betrayed by the colonial government in their 'arsenic' poisoning of million of innocent lives under their 'benevolent' rule.

    I only hope colonialism is a term of the past. We have to be masters of our own fate.
    Written 26 March 2023
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  • Paul Mak
    London, UK416 contributions
    I am thrilled that we went to Bird Paradise Singapore as we got to see a selection of birds that we have never seen before, do something a little different, and we got a very close and enriched experience with the birds.
    The park was well laid out, staff were helpful, and there was a good amount to do. However, I did find the price to be a bit too much considering we went on a day where it was slamming down with rain and this did hamper the experience a little bit.
    Written 17 January 2024
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  • mama hoon
    Singapore, Singapore194 contributions
    Due to COVID-19, we are unable to travel hence here we are exploring our own country. We took a walk from Dairy farm nature park to reach there and eventually end the walk at Rail mall. (Cut through the Fuyong estate)

    Best timing to go will be in the morning. Not v crowded and not so hot. 😊
    Written 22 December 2020
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  • SOH KIEN PENG
    Singapore, Singapore6,657 contributions
    The Alexandra Park connector is not just a connector for me to walk my way from Tanglin Road to Zion Road. In fact, it connects me to a group of garden enthusiasts at Blk 5 Delta Avenue.

     The garden outside the South-Central Community Family Service Centre (FSC) attracted my attention. The garden occupied two slither plots of land in front of the FSC and seemed to me very well maintained and sculptured with the names of the plants or herbs written on mini placard labels displayed near the plants. 

     One Saturday afternoon, I happened to walk past the garden and saw a group of seniors trimming and tending the garden. I told them I was fascinated by the names of the herbs and plants. One of them enthusiastically brought me around the garden and passionately introduced me to all the herbal plants and vegetables they grow. I came to learn about Black Faced General (黑面将军), the Sabah Snake Grass ( 优遁草), the South African leaves (南非叶) which possess anticancer properties and was also explained the way of boiling them. The entire encyclopedia of herbal remedy suddenly opens up in front of me.

     When Emperor Shih Huang Ti sent his alchemist to Japan to search for the elixir of longevity, he knew that each country has her own ecosystem of unique herbs representative of that country characteristics.  While Traditional Chinese Medicine relied on the 本草纲目 Bencao Gangmu which Li Shihzhen compiled, they were herbs grown mostly in mainland China. Singapore has our own herbal plants which are different from that grow in China.

     While tourists like to explore the physical attractions of a country, I felt excited exploring the native herbal plants of a country.

    Thanks much to this group of garden enthusiasts who open my horizon to a new adventure. 

    Written 18 October 2023
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  • Jason
    Mataram, Indonesia482 contributions
    We took about 4-5 hours to enjoy the bird park. The penguin exhibit is amazing. The shows were loud but fun and educational. So many birds and many of them not afraid of humans.
    Written 3 January 2024
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