Weekend Special – Otters at Pasir Ris Park

Otters in Singapore - Pasir Ris

Date: 10 May 2017 (Wednesday) I caught a flu bug on Sunday evening and got worse on Monday. Consulted the doctor and was given medical leave for the next day. On Wednesday, a public holiday in Singapore, I tagged along with my friend to Pasir Ris Park for a morning walk, to get some fresh air […]

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Strolled through Historical Military Landmarks at the Labrador Park

Labrador Battery 6-inch-gun-barrel

Soon after Stamford Raffles established Singapore as a trading post for the East India Company, one of his first concerns was the defence against Dutch attacks. Fort Pasir Panjang (today’s Labrador Park) twinned with Fort Siloso on Sentosa Island to defend the western passageway into the New Harbour (renamed Keppel Harbour).  During the 1942 Battle of […]

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Nature Walk at The Southern Ridges

Mount Faber Peak

A breezy beautiful morning, a walk in the park sounds like a perfect idea to start the weekend. Listening to the chirps of birds, enjoying the scent of nature and watching the lovely butterflies dancing from flower to flower under the cloudy sky. Guess where I was last Saturday?  I tagged along with my friend […]

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Reflections at Bukit Chandu – The Battle of Pasir Panjang Ridge

Reflection at Bukit Chandu

On 13 February 1942, the Japanese attacked the Pasir Panjang Ridge, a key location leading to the Allied forces’ main ammunition magazine, main ordinance depot, the Alexandra Military Hospital and other military installations. The Malay Regiment who defended the area put up a strong resistance but was eventually overwhelmed by the superior numbers and weapons of the […]

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My Battlebox Experience at Fort Canning

The Battlebox

On 8 February 1942, the first Japanese troops landed in Singapore via the northwestern coastline. This marked the beginning of the Battle of Singapore between Allied (mainly British Commonwealth) and Japanese forces. After a week of intense fighting, the British Lieutenant General Arthur E. Percival surrendered Singapore to the Japanese forces under the command of […]

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Exploring Kallang River

Singapore F1 Track

Another 12 km Walk along Kallang River The weather was good and I went for my 12 km walk to the Sports Hub. I decided to take a different route to explore the Kallang River, capturing what I saw along the way digitally using my iPhone. Started my walk on a sunny morning, checked out […]

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Otter Watch in Singapore

Last Saturday afternoon, I attended the Parks Festival organised by the National Parks Board of Singapore. It was a 2-full day (Saturday and Sunday) event that started at 9am to 6pm at the Promenade of Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park 2.  There were exhibits, talks and workshops throughout the day. I was there specially to attend […]

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