Sunday, June 20, 2010

upgrading at macritchie reservoir park

another park, which is into its second phase, is the macritchie reservoir park. whereas it is the construction of a park at woodlands waterfront, here, at macritchie, it is upgrading. when completed in 2011, visitors to macritchie reservoir park will be able to walk in shallow water, across a submerged boardwalk.

the hill-top refreshment kiosk is also undergoing renovation. this was the only place where light meals and refreshment were available before the new amenities centre was built. i seldom eat here because i did not find the food appetising. at most, i would have a drink after a good run along the lornie trail.

in the past, the ziz-zag bridge would lead us to the start of the cross-country running trail. now that we are older and heavier, we do not run or jog. we walk instead, nevertheless our rendevous point, until recently, was still the zig-zag bridge. in the past, the park wardens did not bother about visitors feeding the tortoises and fish from the bridge.

i had thought that they would dismantle the whole structure and put a new one in its place but it seems that they will retain the pavilion for heritage reason and the changes that will be made will be mainly cosmetic. new timber flooring will be put in place.


Lam Chun See said...

I have several photos of MacRitchie taken a couple of years ago. When they complete the renovation, can go a do some 'second shots'.

When my children were young, we often brought them to the zig-zag bridge to watch the big fishes and turtles.

Back in the 80's when my wife was in charge of the Whitley Sec school band, there were a couple of occasions when they performed at the band stand here.

I hope they don't destroy this bridge. I bet it holds romantic memories from many oldies.

Yu-Kym said...

I'm happy with the new cafeteria, toilets and water cooler :)

kimology said...

There used to be some kind of food available, was it steamboat or poh-piah?

yg said...

chun see, i think they are trying to retain the bridge and the pavilion.

yg said...

yu-kym, we, too, like the new amenities but we have fond memories of the old places.

yg said...

kimology, they might have popiah but steamboat, i don't think so.

Lam Chun See said...

I heard they have improved the canoeing area ... high time. But too bad, my son's kayaking days are over.