what you see in the above picture is some new development taking place at bukit panjang new town. this area bounded by senja way and senja road will be called senja green. the housing and development board (hdb) is building 474 new flats in this area. in addition, some 300 rental flats will be built in the vicinity, nearer to woodlands road.
the new flats will be close to the 10th mile junction shopping complex, senja light rail transit (lrt) station and two schools - westview primary and westview secondary.
earthwork has started. they have almost completed hoarding up the work-site and the vegetation has been cleared almost totally, save for the tree you see in the picture. this used to be a semi-forested (secondary forest) area.
quiz question: why did they leave this tree alone?
is it a heritage tree?
is it a tree that was planted by the town mayor?
is there a plan to build a road circus around the tree?
can you think of any plausible explanation? (what is the reason?)
maybe the spi (s'pore paranormal investigators) might be interested to find out if there is a spirit residing in this tree. that's why the workers dare not 'touch' it?
maybe there is something else on this tree that is stopping them for cutting it down at this stage.
maybe they want to have a 'one tree hill' in bukit panjang.