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Great walk along the green corridor!

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Today, Naoko and I walked along the “green corridor” that has runs through Singapore where the former Malaysia Rail route ran. The section we walked today, from where the green corridor meets Ulu Pandan Road all the way north past Bukit Timah hill to the Ministry Of Defence buildings next to Upper Bukit Timah Road, was nine kilometres, and took us about two hours. The route corresponds roughly to the green close-up maps in the middle of the green corridor map here.

It was a beautiful day for walking, and as it hasn’t rained recently the route was pretty dry (we had good timing – it rained this afternoon, so a walk tomorrow might not have been as good). We walked through pristine rain forest, past the old Bukit Timah Rail Station, crossed the Bukit Timah Road rail bridge, then went off the route at one point close to Bukit Timah Plaza when we saw some gorgeous bougainvillea flowers, and discovered a quaint neighbourhood called Mayfair. We’ll go back there another day to wander around. We passed Bukit Timah hill, and went over the Upper Bukit Timah Road rail bridge at Rail Mall, then along more beautiful paths. We heard lots of interesting bird calls, saw birds and butterflies, and at some point a pair or larger animals were heard rustling through the undergrowth to the side of the path – I once briefly saw something that might have been a fox hopping through the bushes!

FYI, I wrote a similar blog about walking the green corridor in 2013, giving a bit more background – find it here.

When we got to the end of the trip, we slipped off to Karu’s Indian Banana Leaf Restaurant for some food, and boy did it ever taste good!! Went home in the afternoon and took a long nap. Aaaaaahhhh!!

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