A is on a two weeks break and yesterday she asked me to accompany her go trek and train for an upcoming running event. I went, but I felt like dying. Even got bitten by a few white leg mozzies under the bridge connecting Zheng Hua Park and Hillview Connector. I went home with a worse fever and slept through the afternoon. And now my eyes are starting to turn red. I feel like a mutant.
In any case, here is my visual blog of the trek today.
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Singapore Quarry. The view we were rewarded with after trekking for more than 4 hours from Chua Chu Kang Park to Singapore Quarry in Dairy Farm.
How did we get there? We took the route from Chua Chu Kang park, through all the LRT stations from South View to Pending, entered Petir and into Zheng Hua Park. It was my first time there and I have to say they have the most amazing bike trail I have seen. So we walked and walked and entered Dairy Farm Nature Park where there were overgrown bushes everywhere. It was so peaceful and quite. Went to the path into MOE Adventure Camp and up into the Singapore Quarry where we rested for a while. On our way back, we took a short cut that brought us out into the landed properties and out into Jalan Asas, which led to the Rail Mall.
This was our first stop at Chua Chu Kang Park where A climbed the spider web.
This was the stop near.. Senja-Cashew Community Club. There was a lake outside which was just beautiful.
Near the Petir housing area. We later took the trail behind.. that was the Zhenghua Park bike trail. Wonderful wonderful place. And this is coming from someone who has always gone to the Southern Ridges from Marang Trail down to West Coast Park. This route I took today had much more natural space and I fell in love with it at first sight.
Everything is just overgrown. I don’t think anyone wants to come in and trim the whole God knows how many KM of natural vegetation there is.
Some of the flowers I saw. There was also a lot a lot of butterflies and birds.
Another pretty flower.
Perhaps they fell in bunches?
And yes, after trekking for more than 4 hours, we were rewarded with this amazing view. The green part at the bottom of the picture is the lake.
I went to the Dairy Farm Quarry when I was 15-16 years old, but I couldn’t find the entrance just now. There are 3 quarries- Singapore, Hindhede and Dairy Farm- but Dairy Farm is the only one that was filled up with earth and used as a rock climbing spot. I’m not sure if they still have it now, but Hey! Go Google if you’re interested 🙂