Wednesday, June 03, 2009

A visit to Upper Seletar Reservoir

On 23 May 2009 (Sat), I needed a quiet and spacious place to reflect and to have some respite. Somehow, I got my way to Upper Seletar Reservoir. Bus service 138 would take one from Ang Mo Kio bus interchange to the Upper Seletar Reservoir. Otherwise, the other best way to reach the Upper Seletar Reservoir would be by car.

There is a look-out tower that looks quite like an upright space-shuttle. I climbed up the tower and that proved to be a fairly manageable task. The reservoir is located within the Central Water Catchment area, and up at the viewing gallery of the tower, one could see vast areas of tropical forest surrounding the reservoir.

The Upper Seletar Reservoir was relatively tranquil place to be at. I sat on one of the benches, watching the changing evening skies.

This peaceful reservoir has a history that dates back to 1920. Information on its history can be found here:

In the meantime, I shall just marvel at the photo of the evening skies.


pinkie said...

It's a lovely place, we used to hang out there as a family. Never did we try climbing up the tower. I see that you're rather adventurous.

Doreen said...

This is definitely the perfect place to enjoy sunset.

eastcoastlife said...

It's been a long long time since I went to Seletar Reservoir. I need to re-visit the place. :)

Jammie J. said...

Very beautiful. :)

oceanskies79 said...

Pinkie: You could try climbing up the next time you visit the reservoir, if you would like to.

It was not as high as it seems. At least, after climbing up St Paul's Cathedral in London, the tower of Upper Seletar Reservoir was so much more manageable in comparison. :)

Doreen: Yes, it is. :)

Eastcoastlife: It will be a lovely idea when the weather is good.

Jammie: Yes, indeed. I felt better after visiting the reservoir.