"Are there snakes here?" "Of course." That answer was all it took to remind me that Singapore is not just an urban jungle but a country that is literally trying to grow a jungle within the city. We hiked from Harbourfront MRT to Mount Faber Park, which was the start of our walk through The Southern Ridges. Like most trips I had, I tend to get lost in the moment and just enjoy it so I tend to miss out the details.
I hesitated to join the trip since the weather forecast showed mostly rain showers and thunderstorms. It did rain that morning but stopped at around 10 in the morning. The cloudy sky was a consolation for me because it would mean that I wouldn't be perspiring a lot. I was all geared up though: light clothes, running shoes, a baseball cap, an umbrella and a point & shoot camera. My companions were just wearing sandals and that made me feel too equipped.
It rained again while we were at Henderson Waves Bridge. I couldn't do much. A cheap camera isn't even too helpful but I did manage to take a few snapshots from the top. At least the camera had this miniature effect mode and I like the way how some of the photos turned out.
The next trail we took was the Forest Walk which seemed endless but definitely came to a stop at the Alexandra Arch. I was too tired to take the camera out of my pocket though I am totally sure I wasn't dead tired at the moment. It was probably because the sun came out of hiding
The sky was as boring as blank canvas but the vegetation at HortPark were interesting. Wish I could borrow my friend's photos of the flowers and butterflies and post them here. There was one spot I liked a lot. Right there, peace came back to console me and wished it lasted longer.