Lunch time. Been sitting on the comfy chair for hours in front of the computer, so I need to get up and move around. The office is in a cold building in a commercial area but luckily there are parks nearby to be explored and to rest the eyes and smell the fresher air.
I’ll just need to walk along the Singapore River to rediscover parts of Singapore that I had not known in recent memory. Been relaxing in the park during lunch for some time until I got the idea to bring my camera along. Like a local tourist.
Walking along Queen Elizabeth Walk. Found an empty bench so I sat down to eat the steamed bun I had bought earlier. There’s a map of the district that shows all the places of interest in the area.
I turn around to walk back towards the office. I pass by some memorials. One of which is the Lim Bo Seng Memorial.
Through the underpass at Anderson Bridge.
Cross Cavenagh Bridge across the Singapore River again.
Here are two sets of amazing sculptures with a local touch. One is a group of boys in motion as if jumping into the river. The other is a family of Singapura cats (a local breed). Cute!
A group of merchants greeted me at the other end of Cavenagh Bridge.
On a different day, I continued my discovery trail. This time towards Merlion Park. There were many tourists here. It’s noon on a weekday and very hot.
Walking along the river again brings me to the Bird sculpture, a bronze sculpture by Fernando Botero with his trademark plump sizes of his subjects.
Now on the same side of river where there are many seafood restaurants and pubs along the row of shophouses. I guess many professionals come here to unwind in the happy hours after work. Along the way, there’s another underpass at Elgin Bridge and I stopped and turned around at Coleman Bridge to take a last snapshot.
There’s a further trail up the river near Clarke Quay and River front. Maybe some other day perhaps.