"KALLANG RIVERSIDE PARK" Singapore Off The Beaten Path Tip by Bonobo2005
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The Kallang Riverside Park is small but scenic and covers both sides of the river.
I entered at the West Bank and was stunned by a HUGE fig tree complex right at the entrance ? a must see! It completely covers a little stone shack, trunks growing on top and twigs and vegetation almost touching the ground in a wide area surrounding it. Inside the bush are religious ornaments and tablets of Buddhist and Taoist origin.
Near this amazing tree, you will notice blue industrial pillars that are - as an info booth says - a ?testimony to Singapore?s development from a fishing village to a cosmopolitan city?. It are the last remains of Kallang Gaswork, erected in 1901 and discontinued in 1985.
The little park contains over 100 species of shrub, plants and trees and is therefore very varied. Hence a wonderful walk.
The East Bank is the scene of one of Singapore?s prime water sports centres and on Saturdays you may see several several dragon boat teams practising here and waterskiers showing off. The water is kept rubbish free by a team of dedicated workers.
Note: The West Bank shoreline is a mess at the moment - June 2007 - due to ongoing pipe line works.
see pictures of that huge tree here
see 5 more pictures of the Park here
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