Sunday, July 7, 2013

Bishan Park

A meandering river runs through Bishan Park

Wild mushrooms growing on a tree trunk 

A place of tranquillity and relaxation

Children with their improvised bamboo fishing rods 

An interesting water play feature at the playground 

I love the spiral design of this wooden bench at Bishan Park

Great for lying down and soaking in the relaxing atmosphere 

 Little nets and pails will lead to endless hours of fun and discovery 

Trees are the gift of nature 

Dogs are a big part of this park

Bishan Park is home to many birds, including migratory birds from North Asia during winter

A lazy afternoon at Bishan Park 
The canal that used to be running through Bishan Park has now turned into a meandering river, integrating seamlessly with the green spaces. During low tide, one can walk along the river bank or even enjoy a lovely picnic while kids engage in hours of discovery with fishing nets and pails. 

To me, having open green spaces in a crowded city like Singapore is a true luxury, one I never take for granted. Friends wonder why I never moved out of my first family home and the real reason is the park. Situated just conveniently across my place, it is where my family and I spent our weekends-jogging, cycling or fishing. Morever, the recent landscaping of the park has given rise to 3 children's playgrounds at Bishan Park - the adventure playground for active kids with slides and climbing apparatus, the water park with interesting features of interactivity where kids can learn and appreciate the value of water and the sand filled bubble playground with its fascinating array of colored molds.     

One of the most interesting features at Bishan Park is the biotope pond which helps maintain the quality of the water flowing through the park. It is amazing how this is done using plants of natural cleansing properties without the use of chemicals. 

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