Bukit Gombak Park

in nature •  10 days ago 

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​Bukit Gombak park is a new park. It opened a couple of weeks ago.​ According to Google map, it is only 2.5 km, or 31 minutes' walk from my house. It is a good distance for a walk and a wander in the park. So, I went to have a look on Sunday to see what's there.

It is not a very big park. In land scarce Singapore, I think apart from the Botanic gardens and the Gardens by the Bay, all other gardens and parks are quite small.

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The park is between blocks of high rise apartments on one side and townhouses on the other.

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There is what they call a Dog Run. I guess with more Singaporeans keeping dogs, there will be more of these kinds of places in parks and gardens in the future.
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There is a butterfly garden too. I saw quite a few beautiful and colourful ones. But none had time to stop for photo taking. Maybe I will get lucky next time.
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Pretty flowers everywhere. Here are some of them.
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Beyond the garden is a patch of Nature which has escaped development - for the time being.
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An exercise station, and behind it a children's playground.
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These are garden plots for community gardening. Due to their popularity, you have to ballot for them. Generally, they go by 3 years leasing and you pay about $60 a year for a plot. This comes with soil in the planter box and a small storage area for your tools. You can use your creativity and plant herbs, vegetables or ornamental plants.

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If you are tired after your little excursion, you can have something to eat, or drink at the restaurant called Whisk and Paddle.
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I am glad I went to have a look. Quite an interesting place. It would be even better when the community gardeners moved in.

I am sure I will visiting again before too long. This is a good alternative walk route for me. Just the right distance.

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Very beautiful photos!

Thank you. 😊