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.
The park is between blocks of high rise apartments on one side and townhouses on the other.
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.
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.
Pretty flowers everywhere. Here are some of them.
Beyond the garden is a patch of Nature which has escaped development - for the time being.
An exercise station, and behind it a children's playground.
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.
If you are tired after your little excursion, you can have something to eat, or drink at the restaurant called Whisk and Paddle.
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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