I have been tasked with organizing a walk on Labor Day and I wanted to understand the parking situation at Bukit Timah Nature Reserve where our walk would most likely commence. To kill 2 birds with one stone, I used the time to recee the Green Corridor and did a little hike up the hill.
It being a working day, the crushing crowd is nowhere to be seen. Even so, the car park is 80% full and I took one of the coveted lot near the park entrance.
|Parking is full, even on a weekday|
It took a little more than 15 minutes in my present state to reach the top of the hill. The immediate section near the ranger was the most challenging to me. The walk was tricky because overnight rain has made the steep leaf-littered slope somewhat slippery.
|Not quite there yet|
|You will never walk alone, esp on the main track|
|Sun dappled track|
The jungle was very humid and I was totally soaked in sweat. Folks decades older passed me by completely absorbed in their mission to reach the summit.
Light dappled track makes sifting patterns as the canopy of trees move in tandam with the breeze. I even spied a baby squirrel foraging clumsily on a low branch.
|Are we there yet?|
|I never cease being amazed at these trees|
|Our previous nature reserve|
|Jungle fall path- roots for stairs|
|Been there, done that|
|Forest bath means walking in the forest and soaking wet in perspiration|
|Sun drenched canopy|
|Road leading to the park offers parking for public holidays|