November Walk – MacRitchie Board walk
Group Leader : Shc Veronica Wong
Date: 11 November 2006 (Sat)
Time: 4.30pm (Please be punctual)
Meeting Place: Bus Stop outside MacRitchie Reservoir (opposite Mount Alvenia Hospital, just below the long pedestrian overhead bridge)
Bus Nos: SBS 52, 74, 93, 130, 132, 156, 157, 162, 165, 166
SMRT 167, 852, 855, 980, 640, 645
Bus Nos. opposite M reservoir (Mt Alvenia side) SBS 52, 74, 93, 157, 165
SMRT 852, 855, 645
From meeting point, it will take 15-20min walk to reach the Boardwalk skirting the water edge. You can fill up your water bottle and visit the rest rooms on the way to the Boardwalk. The walking route is scenic, serene and beautiful on a clear day and you will have a chance to walk through the wooden "maze" (built over the reservoir) to reach the boardwalk. We can have a photoshot here. We take the Chemperai Trail which is 20-25 min walk. Midway, we pay homage to a tree because we have to bend our body to cross it and then we take the Jering (name of a malay fruit) Trail, another 10-15min.
We will reach the Island Golf Course and then we return via the Jogging track provided the weather is fine. The jogging track is undulating and can be muddy or slippery at certain spots if it rains.
The total time walking time is slightly less than 2 hours. This will be a different walk from last month’s Kallang walk where the path is clean and surrounding is bright.
After the walk, we can have a drink/snack at the Reservoir café or have dinner at Kopitiam in Upper Thomson, near Sin Ming Road., or at Toa Payoh MRT station. Bus 157 goes to TPayoh central MRT. Bus 165, 166 to Upper Thomson.
Those adventurous and needing more exercise can walk to Kopitiam (another 15 minutes) through WestLake housing estate & Lakeview Condominium. The choice is yours.
Leave your expensive "Guess & Versace" pants at home.
Wear track shoes (no sandals/slippers), bring an umbrella (or poncho) and water bottle. The year end months are usually wet and we are in the catchment area.
Do you know what is “nature helicopters, feathered friends at water edge, alien invaders, lord of the sky”.
Come and join the walk and find out for yourself – enjoy nature’s treasures.
Those who would like to join the walk, please contact me, Veronica Wong
Hope to See you !