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