A Different Side of Singapore

I stayed at my sister’s new place in Pasir Ris in my latest trip to Singapore and were treated to a different side of the island nation.

This is what I wake up to every morning.

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Changi Airport is just to the right of the photo and we can see planes coming up and down every 2-3 minutes all day long, which fascinates my father no end.

Our after-breakfast walking path to the Pasir Ris Park is now so full of wild chickens the local council is thinking of doing some culling to keep the population in control.

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On my second last day, we saw a family of 3-4 oriental pied hornbills. We see them all the time in Muar so they are not exactly uncommon, but it’s nice to see them flourishing in the city nation too.

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With otters, wild boars, and monkeys all starting to appear in different parts of the country, Singapore is certainly looking like it’s evolving from a garden city to a “nature city”.  If only Singaporeans will take the time to look up from time to time and appreciate the beauty around them… now, that’ll be a different side of Singapore to behold.

 

 

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