If there is one thing that my little pup has really done for me it is that I am getting out every day and exploring my neighborhood in Singapore. Being the world's smallest "border collie" she is EXCEEDINGLY energetic; and a 5 km power walk when I get home from work barely dents her energy level and before long she's running laps around the lounge room again. We did an 8 km walk on the weekend and even though she was turning around to go home at about the 5 km mark, she still had the energy to chase poor Loki around all afternoon when we got home.
Anyway, some photos from my walks. My dad is always asking me about "the real Singapore" and I think that lately I have been catching glimpses of it:
|This, to me, is everything that Singapore really is right now: old, new, and construction.|
I am such a sucker for the old "colonial" Singapore, and where we live, we are in the "medical hub" of Singapore. For now, that includes many old buildings: the infectious diseases unit, the skin condition unit, the tuberculosis unit etc. I am a little in love with these old colonial buildings with the grounds, the space. Not for long though; construction is all around and towers are appearing right next to these places. It is quite fascinating to watch.
This is my new favorite place to walk with Meeka. It's by a canal which only has water in it when it rains, but it's a fantastic "park connector" path with people riding bikes, walking, running, pushing prams etc. Feels like a real community.
|This is the most lovely old colonial building right next door to a Burmese Buddhist temple that we walk past.|
|From our roof top, we only see all the high rise. The treasures are there, you just have to dig; walk down at street level and off the main drags.|
|A wonderful floor in a converted building: we went to a baby one month coming out party there last weekend|
Some other recent photos: from the Australian school where Ella had her last touch rugby game of the season.
|My girl with her short blond hair: number 3|