I didn’t expect to spot anything beyond birds in the Botanic Gardens, but as I passed Eco Lake, there was something ominous swimming with its head above water — a lizard. Another dark outline swam closer. It was time to move on. Continue reading Creature of Singapore’s Botanic Gardens
As I entered the road leading to the reserve, there were signs warning hikers about monkeys. I thought I’d been lucky up to this point, not spotting a monkey. I’d heard leaves rustle from above, but it wasn’t until I came to this final trail that one edged its way along a railing. Continue reading Bukit Timah’s South View Trail
I was lured by the name of this Singapore trail. Anything to do with caves seems to have that affect on me.
Like all the trails within the reserve, this one was marked clearly with the path well maintained. Continue reading Bukit Timah’s Catchment Trail
This was only a 1.3 kilometre hike up hill all the way to Singapore’s highest point — a mere 163 metres above sea level. I expected a view when I reached the top, but the thick forest prevented seeing any further than the summit’s boundary. Continue reading Hiking Trail to Bukit Timah’s Summit
Bukit Timah was a lush jungle with a variety of giant trees. In early 1942, Japanese troops fought here and won a battle against Indian and Australian troops, allowing them to advance on Singapore City. Continue reading Singapore’s Bukit Timah
On the grounds of the Malay Heritage Centre was a small herb and spice garden in the Arab Quarter of Singapore.