Seletar and Back

Over the last 3 days, have been largely cooped up at home with the children as they were down with HFMD. Strangely, I didn’t feel very well on Friday afternoon, and Saturday morning, and Sunday morning. But by Sunday afternoon, I felt fine. I did have some small breakout of blisters on my hands and feet, but Chris wasn’t convinced. My throat and nose also hurt. apart form those, I felt ok. Hmmm….

So… anyway, on Sunday afternoon, I went to pick Elkan up from his Berries Chinese lessons. After that, I decided to go for a short exercise to Seletar and back. I’m determined to get some exercise done before dinner. πŸ™‚ The afternoon was scorching HOT! According to the Flying Dutchman on radio this morning, his car temperature thermometer registered 35.5 degrees on Sunday afternoon at 5:30pm! Wow!

This is the usual favorite route I take. Traffic is light, and the route through Pulau Punggol Barat is still unopened and very quiet! It brings me past the Seletar airport/camp area, and I loop back through Jalan Kayu back to Seng Kang and then Hougang. Very pleasant and scenic route.
Hougang-Seletar Loop

At the corner of Punggol Drive and Punggol Place, I came across this really nice zen-ny Buddhist building.
Buddhist Building

I think its a Buddhist association of some sort. The landscaping is very nicely done, I have to say…. πŸ™‚
Buddhist Building

I got onto Seletar North Link Road. Its not opened yet, and affords a very nice and straight road to cycle on. Just got to be careful of the trucks that roll by occasionally.
Seletar North Link

On the left of the road (going towards Seletar Camp), there is a HUGE secured compound where ALOT of sand is stored. Is this where the gahmen stock-piles its sand?
Snad Bank

On the right, the entire sea front area is fenced up. You can see in the distance, you can see the Pasir Gudang Port area. Looks like this is a favorite spot with illegal immigrants. Its one of the narrowest parts of the Johor Straits between Singapore and Malaysia.
Sand Bank

Cycling further on, I came to the Seletar Airport area.
Seletar Airport

ok la.. the rest of the ride back home not so scenic leow…. πŸ™‚

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3 Responses to Seletar and Back

  1. Andrew Wee says:

    Great write up and nice pics. I am very intrigued by the mound of sand/dirt….looks like a super secure military installation (though it is interesting you were able to get so close to it).

  2. Paul says:

    Hey Andrew, glad you like the photos. Talking about secretive… opposite the area where they store the sand, was an entire area boarded up with a fence approximately 30 feet high. No one can see whats going on in there. Hmm… very strange indeed….

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