How about a run to the countryside of Singapore? Is there even a "countryside" in Singapore?
It was our Running Group's series Run number 2, which we have yet to name the group. The reason I did a write up about this run is simply because I have some pictures which I think are nice to share out to. Too bad this time only Edward and me, and we kinda had an almost non-stop session. Of course, except for a few small stops as I wanted to take pictures.
We started our run from Kranji MRT station, at around 7:30am. It was a just nice timing for a run here. In fact, a nice day for a run as well, weather was cool and sunlight was not too harsh.
The first half of the route towards our destination, the Sungai Buloh wetland reserve, was... pollution and busy traffic. Point to take note of, if you are not enjoying the hustle and bustle of industrial area, skip this and take a bus to somewhere near the reserve.
After about 4 or 5km, we passed by some canals that link to the Straits of Johor. We could actually look across the sea and find the Johor skyline at the opposite end. At the right timing, the view was spectacular. I paused for a short while to enjoy it.
We finally ran into Sungai Buloh reserve, hoping to find a way out at the other end of the reserve so that we could pass by some farms and take a bus to Choa Chu Kang. Unfortunately, there is only one entrance, one exit. The others were being fenced up and locked away.
The wetland was interesting. We spotted the signboard warning visitors of crocodile. Crocodile in Singapore? Must be kidding. Less than 5 minutes after we ran past the signboard, we spotted a monitor lizard on the path but it immediately shied away when I tried to get closer. Well, right after the monitor lizard it was the crocodile's turn! It was lying beside the elevated pathway, I wonder if it could just climb its way up if it wanted to?
Sunday or public holiday would be better days to visit the farms and marshland, as bus services are available near the reserve in 30 minutes interval, otherwise visitors would have to flag a cab or walk some distance back to the canal for bus ride back to Kranji MRT or Choa Chu Kang.