Skip to main content

Kent Ridge Park, Singapore

One of the great things about living here in Singapore is the abundance of public parks and other green, open spaces.  Whether it's simply just strolling along or taking a creative photowalk with the Husband, places like these have always been a refuge and source of calm whenever I overwhelmed with everyday living.

One of the parks we frequent, mainly because of its proximity to our home before (literally located right at our own backyard), is Kent Ridge Park.

Kent Ridge Park, Singapore



The 47-hectare Kent Ridge Park has a vast history.  Originally used for agricultural purposes by the first settlers of the Lion City in the early 19th century, it has then seen itself transformed into a ridge full of plantations (most famous of which was at Opium Hill, now Bukit Chandu, where the British East India Company once set up an opium processing plant) to its transformation as a fortress used by the British during World War II.

Pathway

The area is, in fact, the site of the famous Battle of Bukit Chandu, one of the last battles fought before the Lion City fell to the hands of the Japanese.  A museum called Reflections of Bukit Chandu, was developed to serve as a reminder of the lives lost and the nation's experiences during the war (more in detail in the next post).

Reflections at Bukit Chandu


Today, Kent Ridge Park is a serene, peaceful place; providing a clean, fresh area for joggers (both early in the am and late at night), nature and photography lovers, or simply anyone wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Plenty of seats

Truly a haven away from all the stress.  J

Flowers





***


Kent Ridge Park
Singapore
W     http://www.nparks.gov.sg/cms/index.php?option=com_visitorsguide&task=parks&id=20&Itemid=73



Planning to visit?  Drop by my "Getting Around Singapore" post (click here) for more details on how to get around the Lion City.


Comments

  1. Your posts about SG suggests that this can also be a place for relaxation. I want to go, kaso mahal ang gastusin dyan eh..hehehe. :)


    http://www.dekaphobe.com/

    ReplyDelete
  2. It is good to know that this place that has not-so-good past (being a site of an opium processing plant and ravaged by war) was transformed into a beautiful park.

    Another good thing is that it is located near your place. :-)

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

PH | Bang's Tony & Jackey Beauty Salon's Aqua Volume Rebond

I've always had ruly, unmanageable hair for as long as I can remember, hence the introduction of rebonding services here in PH is a blessing.  I've been having my hair rebonded or relaxed once a year since 2002.  It's an expense that I make sure is always included in the yearly luxury budget.

Whereas before I used to have my hair rebonded at a David's Salon (since they always deliver consistently great results), I had to stop and look to other establishments when they eventually jacked up their prices (what used to cost me Php3,000 is now priced at Php5,000 to Php6,000, depending on the branch!).  Too much for my already hurting wallet.  Hence, the need to try other salons.  I've been happy with the results, so far.

The one thing though. that always gets me though is how lifeless and limp my hair tends to look when newly treated.  It's always the case wherever I have my tresses done.  It will look it's best at least a month or 2 after treatment.  It was onl…

Style for Less: Ballerina Flats (Tory Burch vs Kamiseta)

Have you ever noticed how fashionable high-end items just keep on being reinvented by some other brand.  Well after having my eyes checked for fear of seeing doubles (normal daw sabi ni Doc), I decided to scour through the malls in search of fashion doppelgangers.

***
THE SPLURGE: Tory Burch's Reva ballerina flats (USD195 or around Php9,000)

When well-known American fashion designer Tory Burch released her line of Reva ballerina flats, it was an instant hit.  Known for its incredibly comfortable material and structure with a nicely padded sole and an elasticized heel, these babies made a killing and everyone wanted one. 

How to Apply for a Philippine Postal ID Card

I've said it once and I'll say it again, woe to the newly married woman who has, for years, have gotten so used to her surname only to find that a single (wedding) day, will change this familiarity forever.

I have to admit, it was not easy for me to adapt to a new surname, due mainly for professional reasons.  Throughout my profession career, I have been known by my maiden name and to have to inform all my contacts of the change was, well, too tiresome.  And so I decided to go the hypenated route and I eventually ended up with 2 surnames.  Such was the compromise!  =)