Matsimitsu

Day Five

Rail Corridor and HDB's, Singapore


A while ago, a rail corridor running from north to south was converted to a trail, and it's a nice way to visit a few sites near the trail.

Map of Rail Corridor, Singapore
Singapore Rail Corridor Weird homes, Singapore

I picked the middle part to explore a few quarries nearby. These were used to mine granite and now serve as ponds for the local wildlife. You can find bird spotters on most days.

Hindhede  Nature Park sign Man walking in Hindhede  Nature Park
Singapore Quarry
Stairs in Hindhede Nature Park Quarry in Hindhede Nature Park
Danger - Keep out sign at Singapore Quarry

After visiting two quarries, the Hindhede Quarry and the Singapore Quarry, I took the long way round back home, visiting a few HDB along the way. But not before a little Bao Bun snack.

Char Siew Bao Bun Char Siew Bao Bun
Shot on an old phone, hence the lack of quality.
Automated People Mover in Singapore
Singapore HDB Automated People Mover Station in Singapore
Singapore smrt
Portugese Egg-Tart Bubble tea
Egg-tart rule, plus bubble tea
SMRT, Singapore Keep Away

HDB's are Housing and Development Board properties, basically Singapore's public housing projects. While in most countries, public housing means poor people, in Singapore, almost 81 percent live in public housing.

Stairs HDB, Singapore White HDB, Singapore

The HDB projects range from modern to a bit older.

HDB, Singapore HDB, Singapore

On the ground floor and in the courtyards, you can usually find delicious food, while daily life continues above. It's nice to spend an afternoon wandering around the units around the Yishun subway station.

Man putting out laundry to dry Singapore HDB HDB, Singapore

Dinner consisted of Bibimbap, from, you guessed it, a food center on the bottom floor of an HDB.

Hankki, Authentic Korean Food Bibimbap with Banchan.
Bibimbap with Banchan (Side dishes)