Monday, 23 June 2014

Singapore Central Catchment park connector (June 2014)

Video: Cycling from Mandai park connector to Pang Sua park connector




Park connector is popular with cyclists

road junction


Overgrown vegetations

Different vegetations

Rocky roads

Rambutan and jackfruit trees, among other fruit trees





Stream

Follow the sign

Bike trails


Lookout for cyclists. They will shout BIKE to warn hikers

Uneven rocky road



Junction of park connector and Gangsa Loop - you may u-turn to Mandai Road or continue to Bt Panjang

Gangsa Bike Loop


Follow the expressway. Keep right and listen to the sound of traffic so that you do not walk in circle in the forest. If you are coming in from Bt Panjang, then you  need to keep left. If in doubt, ask the cyclists.

Road here is more rocky, uneven and harder. So wear proper footwears

keep close to expressway

Big water puddle


Bike trails run in more densely covered forest and more obstacles like fallen trees, big rocks, muddy path, low hanging tree branches... 

...and walking trails tend to be small rocky paths

Coming out of the bike trail, under the expressway...

... to Zhenghua park, Bukit Panjang estate

Nearest park and park connector:
1) Mandai park connector
2) Singapore Zoo
3) Zhenghua park
4) Ulu Sembawang park connector


Thursday, 12 June 2014

Singapore Jurong Eco-garden (June 2014) - updated Apr 2016

This place is more for education purposes than physical exercise.

The bus stop in front of CleanTech One. Take bus service 199 from Boon Lay bus interchange or you may walk or cycle from the bus interchange.


A small opening...

...that connects to a sheltered path...

...take the stairs..

wa-lah!



Going up the slope






Ceramic Sculpture




Summit Lookout





The garden
CleanTech One and Two






Rocks everywhere

Pottery items in the making and for sales




water is pumped into the pond



Ficus Lookout and Thow Kwang Kiln



Celebrating Singapore 50




a carpark is on the left, in front of the kiln



Cleansing Biotope


Some small sculptures



Exercising in the hot sun?




water gushing out of the pipe into the pond

Composting Station






Rock Sculpture and the Nature Trail







Central Plaza, Green Roof Toilets and Freshwater Swamp Forest





Swamp Pavilion








Entrance from PIE side

Map of Jurong Eco-garden