Came across some reviews and decided to use the last day of 2012 to checked out this place. Armed with a small umbrella and a bottle of water, I arrived at Kent Ridge MRT station alone. Walked to the end of Science park drive and hit the trail before noon. Fortunately it was a cloudy day but a downpour was imminent. I was immediately captivated by this beautiful park. Along the way I encountered many squirrels, beautiful birds and even a white parrot, a nice change from the usual pigeons, mynahs and pesky crows you see in this concrete jungle. Forty five minutes into the walk, it started to rain. Undeterred, I pushed on (thanks to the umbella I brought along), stopping at various intervals to soothe my fifty year old feet. The place had many directional signage but I still got confused by the maze of trails. Making my way across the Alexandra arch, I was unprepared for what was going to be a 1.3 km walk across a zig-zagging no step metal walkway up the steep slope towards Telok Blangah hill park, with no one else in sight. I got 'cold feet' looking down through the floor grating but at the same time admired those who build this remarkable walkway. Further walking brought me to the Henderson waves, a spectacular bridge high up across the road with wooden boards, I have to give credits for this one heck of an engineering feat. Moving quickly through Mount Faber park and down Marang trail, I arrived at Seah Im food centre for a much deserved late lunch. A meaningful way to spend 3 hours of my time. I am sure to be back again, this time with wife and daughter in tow. (You can't see it all in a rush, it's too big a place and it's best to enjoy nature the slow way.)
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