Thursday, January 8, 2009

Chinese and Japanese Gardens

One of the interesting aspect of going for relaxed walks with no time lines and no marked routes is that you come across things that you never thought is even possible. You can pause, see the sight in all its glorious detail, analyse it (or wonder what was happening!) and let the sight sink in for ever.

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Chinese and Japanese gardens is an intriguing place. It is right next to many HDB precincts, but it is a world apart in these gardens.

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A decade back when there was an entrance fee (I vaguely remember it to be S$ 7) it was a crowded place. Now the entrance fee is gone, but looks like even fewer people go in to these gardens. When I went there for a walk, it was eerily quiet with only a handful of people.

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As you can see only a few of the above photos have any human beings in it. How nice!

At the end of the walk in the gardens this is what I saw - a monitor lizard - coolly walking around. Is it Galapagos islands or is it Singapore - I wonder!

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5 comments:

rainfield61 said...

Wandering around always bring wonder. City folk just cannot afford this luxury frequently.

Manoj Sugathan said...

Well said!!

roentarre said...

Spetacular series of images. I love them

de daeng said...

Happy new year from Toraja. Nice blog. Good Luck.

Manoj Sugathan said...

Thank you all!