Sunday, 29 May 2011

Another of Singapore's Best Kept Secrets: Singapore Quarry @ Bukit Timah

Another of Singapore's best kept secrets. Its hard to find a spot of peace and quiet within Singapore's hustle and bustle. The old disused Singapore Quarry, on the western face of Bukit Timah Hill provides that kind of respite. And its not too inaccessible, just a one kilometre walk off the Dairy Farm Road entrance or half that distance if you come through Rail Mall (Fuyong Estate).

A view of the Dairy Farm entrance and Hume Heights.

A short history of the Singapore Quarry. Formerly the site of a granite quarry, its now a little lake and artificial wetlands, but a totally peaceful spot for observing natural flora and fauna.

A short board walk and viewing platform.

This artificially created wetlands is a haven for birds too.

A sampling of its flora and fauna includes a lazy monitor lizard out on its midday stroll.

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