As a peaceful retreat away from the maddening crowds, the Upper Seletar Reservoir Park is a lovely place to hang out on a weekend.
Seeping with history and teeming with wildlife, the park was built in 1920 and has been marked a historic site.
The long long path along the dam is perfect for an evening stroll or a run to clear the head and inhale the fresh reservoir air.
But we have to be careful not to become target for the wild-flying golf balls.
As we run, we can occasionally hear strange howling and hooting sounds coming from the jungle across the reservoir. It is literally a zoo out there!
Entering the rocket and climbing the spiral staircase to the top is highly recommended.
We will surely be rewarded with awesome views of the dam to the left and to the right…
…stretching far beyond the eye’s reach.
If we do make it back down to earth, it might be a good idea to take a seat on one of the picnic benches, stretch out our legs and simply relax.
If the 2-km walk up and down the dam is not enough to burn away those excess calories, try making a round-trip to Springleaf Nature Park, which would guarantee a wholesome 8-km workout.