This weekend, the Ninja Turtle got to mix more family and fitness time, with a walk along the Southern Ridges trail with her relatives. The Southern Ridges trail consists of several sections, and is one of the more popular running routes in Singapore.
Some of the interesting sights captured on the walk included:
The hothouse nursery at Hort Park. Shhhh…. baby plants resting!
Students from local schools contributing to the national body of public art.
Beautiful garden-scaping and resting areas through Hort Park.
Cousin of the Ninja Turtle, the Power Ranger explores the vegetable gardens.
Bittergourd plant growing on the vines. Just about one of the Ninja Turtle’s most favourite vegetables.
Okra, also known locally as lady’s finger plant. Great in curries!
葫蘆瓜 – bottle gourds or calabash. It is edible as a young plant, but the mature fruit is more often used as – you’ve guessed it – a bottle.
Singa the Lion, a childhood memory for the Ninja Turtle from Singapore’s National Courtesy Campaign. Thanks to him, an entire generation of Singaporeans learnt how to give up seats on the trains to pregnant women, the elderly, etc etc.
Along the trail, you might encounter exotic fauna. No fear – here is your friendly PSA action plan In Case of Monkeys.
A black-and-white house (that’s what they are really called), a 19th century remnant from Singapore’s colonial past. These government properties can be leased in 2-year blocks (POA).
Reflections at Keppel Bay, one of the several architectural peculiarities that have popped up on the island in the last several years.
Finishing the walk at a cafe, where milkshakes and a bite were very much welcome.
Sans doute, in a year or two, the Power Ranger is going to outgrow the Ninja Turtle *sob*
GodzillaPin, this one’s for you.
After completing the longest walk in her life thus far, the Power Ranger has earned her rights to ring the Bell of Happiness.