Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Walking and sightseeing

Alkaff Bridge.

Sometimes, one of the better ways to enjoy Singapore is to travel on foot. I have found that walking along the Singapore River in the evening from about 6.30 - 7 p.m. can treat one's eyes to some beautiful sceneries. Furthermore, it is usually not too hot during that time of the day.

A few weeks ago, I was at Tiong Bahru area attending a meeting. After the meeting, I decided to walk about taking photographs. I started my journey, and without realising, I had actually walked from Tiong Bahru area to Robertson Quay, then to Clarke Quay and to High Street, and finally stopped at Raffles City shopping mall.

The walk was a fairly therapeutic one. There was a nice breeze that day, and while the sun wasn't the most ideal for taking photographs, the air was fairly bearable that day. The best part was that it was fairly peaceful along the stretch of the Singapore River, from Robertson Quay to Ord Bridge.

Now I shall let the photographs do the talking:

A house that caught my eye along the way. Tiong Bahru area.

I am attracted to the simplicity of the basketball court and the trees.

Jiak Kim Bridge, if I've got the name right.

It felt peaceful.

Contrasting godowns. New versus old.

Taken near Robertson Quay

Ord Bridge.
"Ord" is the abbreviation of "Ordnance".

Clarke Quay.

If you like the sceneries in the photos, you might wish to travel alongside the Singapore River too.


Jane said...

you really got me to move my head left-right-left-right..hehe
nice and beautiful pics!

pinkie said...

Tiong Bahru to Robertson Quay? GOODNESS! Tat's so FAR!

oceanskies79 said...

eh.....Pinkie....the journey was longer than that. It was from Tiong Bahru to Robertson Quay, to Clarke Quay to Raffles City. My feet felt sore the next day.

Simple American said...

I would love that stroll PY. When I was in Europe I made it a habit of walking along rivers. Always relaxing to see the water and sights that rest upon their banks.

What is a godown?

How much would it cost to live in a home like the blue house?

oceanskies79 said...

SA: Yes, a stroll along a river is often pleasant.

In this part of the world, a godown is a storehouse for goods and merchandise

dreaming-neko said...

river walk? nice :)

Jason Heath said...

Beautiful photographs! I hope to go to Singapoe someday.

oceanskies79 said...

SA: I have no idea how much it would cost to live the 'blue house' that you saw in one of the pictures. Actually, the blue house used to be a godown that stores goods. I think it is now converted to house a theatre.

oceanskies79 said...

Dreaming neko: It is nice. :)

Jason: Thanks. If you are coming to Singapore, please let me know.

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