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Family Trekking part 1 - The Journey Begins

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Uploaded on Feb 14, 2011

Part 1 of my story. The Journey Begins.

Took my family for a looong walk on 13th Feb 2011, Sunday.
We supposed to set off at 0700hrs to grab the morning fresh air, but had set off after 1000hrs because of the sleeyheads - My wife and son. So, we started off our journey on foot from La Casa at Woodlands Drive 16, Ave 6, Drive 19 and to the entrance of Ulu Sembawang Park Connector Network (PCN). We had covered an initial distance of about 1.8Km (Kilometres).

The distance from the entrance to end at Mandai Road was estimated to about 2Km or lesser. I'm not good at judging the distance, so let's assume that the starting point is at CK Tangs to the end point roughly between The Heeren to CentrePoint along Orchard Road.

As we had thunderstorms and strong winds yesterday and the day before, most of the trees along Mandai Road and in its reserved had been uprooted, thus some of them had fallen onto the main road causing a massive traffic jam.

The journey from the PCN entrance was smooth and halfway through we met a nice family advising us that there are fallen trees and it would be worst further in. So, I thought it was of nothing much as a group of cyclist I'd saw earlier on didn't retract back their pace, but I was wrong.
Eventually, my family and I overcame most of the obstacles and came out only with a few patches of mud on our shoes. They were tired as they had never walk such a long distance before. So, we played cheat a little by taking a bus to Thomson Road for our breakfast cum lunch, then from there on, we walked out to Lentor road and lastly to Yishun to visit her Mom.
Hmmm, total distance we've covered??? Maybe 10Km or more??? Have'd lost track.
Anyways, my wife and my son had sunburn on their fore-arms and at the back of their neck, except me and I don't know why. Maybe I'm immuned, or, I'm a freak, as I am used to cycle under hot sun.

So, from Yishun, my son wanted to go to the Woodlands Waterfront and we went there for a while to enjoy the sea breeze. Of course, we took a bus. Lastly we headed back home by bus.1830hrs, we showered, had dinner and the both of them hit the bed while I attend to my night cycling session till 0500hrs the next day.

Side note:
This is a good way to get to the Zoo or to Mandai Lake from Woodlands in a shorter time. Also, save money on transportation fares.
Anyways, Singapore is a very small country. You can reach to your destination by foot easily, if you know how to plan your path to take.

The End

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