Today, I took away all my inhibitions, stepped into my jog shoes and headed out to what is closest to a real rainforest here in Singapore. It was a 30-minute bus ride from Woodlands MRT to the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. The hot chocolate was enough to perk me up. We arrived at around 9 am at the visitor center and met with the rest of the group.
The first breathtaking sight that greeted me was the Hindhede Quarry. It looked like a frame from a Nat Geo film. All I could do was take a simple snapshot. There were no bulky DSLR cameras this time. It would have been inconvenient to bring one.
It took us the whole morning to walk around the reserve, taking a combination of routes. At one point, it felt just walking in the woods. Later, it felt like I was in the scene of the movie The Tomb Raider. When the sun was at its highest, we were already on a shortcut to the Rail Mall and passed by some old bungalows. At that moment, it felt just like home.
The trek ended at Subway for a healthy lunch and a few cookies to reward the hard work. My wobbly knees were finally put to rest. Today was about sweating it out and just enjoying. Tomorrow is another day in the office, but I silently wish that everyday is like today.