Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The path away from civilisation begins here

The little path in the photo appears to be leading to nowhere, unpretentious. What lies beyond is a totally new experience of another world. This is a world of what Jurong was before it became an industrial estate in the late 1960s. Here it is still unspoilt and barely touched by the bulldozers.

It took about half an hour to get away from the concrete maze of a bustling city to get to this wetland reserves. The journey was smooth and pleasant, which was a little disappointing as I was expecting the rough and tumble of driving along an unpaved jungle track and the fun of a 4 wheel landrover . The nearer I got to the reserve, the lesser was the bustle and noise of an over populated city state. The traffic was also much less of an annoyance. Things just quiet down.

And now, a short walk from the car park, I was staring at a little tunnel of dense tropical vegetation, and the promise of a walk with mother nature, far from the maddening crowd. And there was a no smoking sign too. What a thoughtful idea. The birds and animals would not want to be addicted to nicotine too.


  1. Hi Redbean,

    I am quite interested to visit this place but worry of mosquitoes, how is the severity level o of mozzie problem there?


  2. Hi Jaunty,

    Sorry for this late reply. Still need to reply though I have replied in my email to you.

    No problem with mozzies except when it rains. Then only in the shades of trees or the open-air classroom, or inside the hides.

    In fine weather, when walking in the tracks, no problem. But better to wear pants than shorts or skirts. Mozzies are subjected to temptations too: )