Monday, June 27, 2011

Bukit Timah back to Zhenghua Park June 26 2011

Berries - tiny bunches in ZhengHua Park.
Zhenghua on the left and Belukar Track on the right

Walking up is tough...
Spotted this inflorescence near the base of the stem. Do you know the name of this plant? Is this my long lost plant seen once in Tree top walk trail many many years ago near the stream?

 Neatly pleated...coiled up the canopy.
Curtail call for the Malaysian Railway System coming end June 2012.  We followed  others and climbed up the rail  over the entrance to Bukit Timah Reserve in Hindhede Drive.

Will the rail be left the way they were?

Watch out for bikers... cycling at neck breaking speed and expect you hikers to give way.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Venus Drive - Mac Ritchie Reservior

Trail 'tunnel'
Trail 'tunnel' with 2 runners heading towards us

Bamboo section
Petail ( smelly bean) bulb-like flowers across the bank

Evening sun lit up one trunk
Half a tree - trimmed?

lip stick red..
Reached Mac Ritchie ...
Seam line...
The 1 hr or so easy walk.  See map hand marked path.

Forest ant

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

zhenghua park to bukit timah to mac ritchie June 12 '11

Click map to see the path we took from Zhenghua  Park (top upper) and we ventured close to the sheer drop.

Its a long way down there...but still within shouting distance to the platform of the Singapore Quarry.

Durian loop... got meh?  So we look around for the thorny fruits.

Yeap... here is one
Another thorny durrian drop.

I  picked up this 'acaica like'  seed pods..
Kampong Trail from  Mac Ritchie side. Walk along the fence and Bukit timah is just 2.2 Km away.

Fallen logs...

 Fallen trees blocked the path. and bunched up the groups of 24 or so.

Sunday, June 05, 2011

Mac Ritchie Reservior June 05 '11 - the day orchard road got flooded again!!

Cant resist. I torn open a fig to reveal the carpetted male/female/sterile flowers within.
Ants 'joining' leaves using jaws power and belly flatten poses.

Chemperai Trail
Dragonflies matting
Found this school of fishes only at specific spot near the walkway.
Another view..

Keeping going...
Water water everywhere.
Submerged section... we wade through the inches of water...
Just inches above the water line.
Reflections which is the real one ?
Jogger went round the submerged section.
This lowered section to avoid low branch was flooded with a few inches of water. we wade through it...
She saw overhanging bundle of fruits and a white bud at terminal position.
The greenish hue caught my attention...
Nearby a mango tree bears small round and sweet mangoes. uncles and aunties were picking up dropped fruits and savored takings. We tried on x3 no bad...
Another view of the water spill over
Water released after a heavy early 5:30am till noon showers. video here
How it look like when dry ( below)

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Seat A or F ...

Notice the houses hugging three branches of road on the left side.
Stripped land

Man make
Chek Jawa, Pulau Ubin
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