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  our wild singapore: Bedok Reservoir Park
mms upload for 26 Aug 04 (Thu)

26/08/04 12:55 Bedok Reservoir Park #1: It's a lovely blue-sky afternoon, and I thought I'd take the long drive from my workplace to this HUGE park.
26/08/04 12:57 Bedok Reservoir Park #2: Shady but sparsely planted trees form a ring around the enormous body of water...
26/08/04 12:58 Bedok Reservoir Park #3: It's blue waters and blue skies as far as the eye can see. There's a gravel jogging track surrounding the reservoir that must be well used in the cool evenings or early mornings.
26/08/04 12:58 Bedok Reservoir Park #4: Bedok is my childhood home and I remember playing in lallang next to a VERY long conveyor belt that carried granite and sand 24-hours a day from somewhere in the heart of Bedok to reclaim the East Coast shore. I got the impression that this sand and granite came from a hill in Bedok that was carved down to bedrock and is now Bedok Reservoir. I never really could confirm this.
26/08/04 13:06 Bedok Reservoir Park #5: Oops, there were LOTS of signs in the park proclaiming LOUDLY what was NOT allowed.
26/08/04 13:07 Bedok Reservoir Park #5: But these don't deter the diehards who come to enjoy the peace and quiet in the Park. Here's one such soul...oh no...he came on a bicycle :-)
26/08/04 13:07 Bedok Reservoir Park #6: There was a large field "planted" with tall poles for bird singing enthusiasts. All empty now, perhaps it's the hot weather...
26/08/04 13:08 Bedok Reservoir Park #7: But then how come these bird singing poles OUTSIDE the park near the carpark was full of birds? Their patient owners sat in the shade observing their treasures.
26/08/04 13:09 Bedok Reservoir Park #8: There were several bird shops in the shopping area just next to the park. It personally hurts me to see birds in cages. I just cannot understand how any one can enjoy the singing of a creature that is caged...
26/08/04 13:10 Bedok Reservoir Park #9: In a tiny plot in the middle of the shopping area, a succulent papaya tree and bush full of juicy jambus. The papaya fruits were lovingly wrapped, awaiting ripening.
26/08/04 13:11 Bedok Reservoir Park #10: A closer look at those juicy jambus...yumm.
26/08/04 13:12 Bedok Reservoir Park #11 (last): As I leave the park, I notice a portion has been left wild. That's good. It will provide food and shelter for some of our wilder creatures and provide opportunities for people to interact with them.


these blog entries were first uploaded on MoBlog Singapore! Celebrate Singapore NDP 04
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