Monday, 31 August 2015

An urban park in Singapore

Not too far away, is the business district of Singapore, bustling and  keeping  the nation's economic flag flying. This nice park at a little corner at Telok Ayer Street and Maxwell Road may provide some respite. For me, it is a nice walk after tucking in a salted egg yolk and chestnut dumpling at the nearby Amoy Street Food Centre. Of course, you don't have to stop at a dumpling. This food centre is clean and spacious. Most importantly, the stallholders are pleasant and friendly. Some are young and speak English too (like the ones selling the dumplings). The stall is next to the one selling soya bean curds and drinks. She's also very pleasant though she handles a long queue single handedly.  Pictures taken on 29 August 2015.

Besides the swings at the park (so great to sit  in one and watch the world go by) there is also lush greenery, like this banyan tree (?) and ferns growing next to an old crumbling brick wall. The National Development building is just next door. 

The Chinese Methodist Church faces the park. I like its simple and elegant design, with a little bit of old school charm.

View from Amoy Street Food Centre, a short walk to the Telok Ayer Park.

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