"Marina East Promenade" Singapore Off The Beaten Path Tip by Bonobo2005
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Geylang Park Connector / Marina East extension (8)
The promenade of Marina East consists merely of a stone defense wall against the water that you can follow for about 500 meters. Local fishermen know to find this quiet place very well, but there are other, lesser known, reasons to venture here: the cityscapes are really amazing!
It’s a great walkway with fantastic views, but land inward is completely out of sight: the Gardens By The Bay fences accompany you until the next construction site, that of The Dam. This 350meter dam, due to be completed in early 2008, will convert the open sea bay into the biggest Reservoir in Singapore. The dam itself will be the focus of attractions and the Reservoir is planned to host the world’s largest man made fountain. I’m already getting excited, hmm…!
Observing the workers barracks ahead and the fence of the Golf Course to the left, I wondered once again: “can I go any further”? And again the answer was :yes.
With my Street Directory at hand I approached a group of young lads fishing the Marina Bay and asked the way to East Coast Park. “Wrong way, lah, better go back same way lah”. Going back??? What about that dirt road over there, is it not permitted go there?, and I pointed at a sand track that disappeared over a little hill at the end of the construction site. “Yes, you can use, but more than 2 kilometer. Go back and take taxi, less than 5 dolla to East Coast park”. So I decided to try the dirt track.
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