my weekly jogging partner & i thought of starting some activities among friends who meet often for makan. i did a really fun HK eat & hike trip in may2013 with 3 other friends. but we can do some of these fun things in singapore too that cost next to nothing.
another friend was clearing leave & suggested we do a short walk along the green corridor from king albert park to rail mall & back. we parked our cars at KAP on 16.1.2014 & started the walk from the rail bridge from bukit timah road side. this is a period of cooler weather & we started the walk about 7.30am. it was really pleasant walk. 🙂
the friend who initiated this walk is far more educated in flora & fauna than the 2 of us. 🙂 i couldn’t recognise many trees but we spotted this nicely fanned-out bamboo behind some newer terrace houses along rifle range road.
& in the distance was the bukit timah radio tower.
it was a weekday (thurs). there were only few joggers & people walking dogs.
i managed to zoom up 20m & captured this flower on a wildly shaking hand (due to the zoom). 🙂
& we saw a few of the yellow flames (i think!).
our friend led the way – getting to the road to rail mall (fuyong estate) to singapore quarry & mountain cycling track (dairy farm nature park).
singapore quarry was quite nice, calm & nice reflections.
on the way down to rail mall, our friend’s eagle eyes spotted a bird’s nest 30m up.
& there is a halia (ginger) plant infested & 1/2 eaten up by beetles.
we took some photos at the disused rail bridge at the rail mall.
the we trooped to the makan places to have our breakfast.
i had the S$6.10 nasi lemak set with coffee – only rice not as good as adam road the rest (chicken wing, ikan bilis, chilli) just as good.
1 friend had the peanut butter thick toast set.
the entire walk was 7km+ & took 2hr+. a very pleasant cool walk & nice breakfast.