Saturday, 7 April 2018

House on Mt Faber slope

Anyone home? One of the two "mysterious" bungalows I see on my left each time I clamber up Marang trail.
I always stop to see whether there's any thing happening inside or around this house when I  clamber up Marang trail. Anyway, it's always time to take a breather after climbing all those steps. (According to a write up I found online, Marang trail which leads up to Mt Faber, is about seven storeys high. So this spot here must be about four storeys high  according to my own estimation).

But each time, I saw absolutely nothing, no matter how hard I peered. No one hanging out the laundry or such homely acts. Except for once when I saw a very busy grass cutter clearing the lawn in front of the house.

Much of the view of the house was obstructed by trees, being nestled on a slope of Mt Faber. There's another house lower down the slope but it is even more hidden by the thick foliage.

I wonder how the occupants (if any) go in and out of these houses. Surely, they didn't have to bash through all those undergrowth each time they want to go to the market.

Recently I seemed to see something being constructed though I couldn't really decipher what in the world it was. And today, I saw the construction was done and it seemed to me to be a little bridge! Can't be sure though.

More updates next time I go up Marang :)

Map showing Marang trail and Mt Faber Park. The "You Are Here" spot is near where my blogger friend, Streetsing emerged from his "Keppel Hill lost reservoir" trek once. 
Just a little note on the first time I heard about Marang trail: A former colleague, just before he resigned, when asked what he was going to do, said he was going to smell some roses first. One of the things he would do was to explore Marang. There are so many things to do in Singapore, he says. No need to travel out of the country. Time flies. That was 12 years ago? 

Of course, one does not have to resign or retire before one goes on this little trip. On weekends, tonnes of people scramble up. It is a wonder the trail doesn't get eroded down to five storeys.


streetsing said...

Have not seen this house before :) There are some interesting bungalows in this area,like the Danish seaman's church. Maybe you would like to explore the southern ridges which can be access from Hort Park. :)

Lo Tien Yin said...

I have walked all the way to the southern ridges. It's a very good walk. Did you try ringing the bell at the entrance to the Danish Seamen Church? 😊

streetsing said...

The harbour view at Southern ridges is beautiful isn't it? Is it permissible to ring the bell?
Do not want the Danish seaman to chase me up and down Mt Faber for doing so :)

Lo Tien Yin said...

He probably has sea legs and can't run very fast.