A Walk In Bedok Reservoir Park

Okay, we ran a little too.

Life is cute. I was reading a forum letter to the Straits Times, and the writer wrote about how Pandan Reservoir can be better done up as a space for the residents’ use. The writer compared it to the much better situation at Seletar, Bedok, and Lower Pierce. So that reminded me that we haven’t been to Bedok Reservoir Park, even though it’s quite near us. 

So one day, I said let’s go in the morning before we meet our friends for lunch. We spent 1 hour 15 minutes to walk the full round, which didn’t feel like what it was because it was pretty breezy that morning. It was only towards the last third of our walk that the sun came out. But that gave us prettier pictures! 

We bought waterproof pouches for our phones. With the neck strap, you can hook on house keys. I am not really sure if the pouches are waterproof but I just wanted some protection in case it suddenly rains, as our skies are apt to do. Also, the phone is protected from our sweaty hands. Heehee. 

I really like the park and the large trees please me so. Also, there are benches here and there, and shade from the trees along most of the route. It really is worlds apart from Pandan Reservoir. 
More information: There are various pedestrian entry points along Bedok Reservoir Road (as part of the Siglap Park Connector) and the car park entrance is along that road too. There is another parking area near Tampines Avenue 10. 

Revisit: Golden Mile Food Centre

We always feel like Golden Mile Food Centre has more to offer than we can ever finish eating, and it is in a location we hardly get to. But Siew heard about Fishball Story and wanted to bring me to have a fishball noodle breakfast.

Of course I said yes. We ordered two bowls of fishball noodles – one with soup and one dry. For S$3.50 each, you get a big bowl that could fill you up even if it were lunchtime. The hawkers involved are young people in their twenties, and we are just incredibly lucky that they decided to do this. People rave about the fishballs (the bounce! the nostalgic taste!) and the fish cakes, and rightly so. I love the fish cakes that have cut chilli and scallion mixed in. But most of all, I love the soup. It is sweet, and tastes very much like the ones I used to have in Ghim Moh when I was a young child.

While walking to the food centre, we passed by Sembawang Confectionery and our eyes lit up at the cream cakes. I chose the watermelon one because it had the maximum amount of jam. I like to have something cut through the denseness of the cream. But I needn’t have worried. The cream on top and in between the layers were of the correct thickness.

We also bought the coconut tart, marble cake and otah bun. Everything was good. And because the cream cake has to be refrigerated after it leaves the shop, we decided we would have to eat it up. So at the food centre, we unpacked the cake and had it with a cup of kopi-o (black coffee).

It was a perfect meal.

More information:

Fishball Story is at #01-85, Golden Mile Food Centre, 505 Beach Road, Singapore. Sembawang Confectionery is at Block 6 Beach Road, #01-4869, Singapore. Parking can be hard to find right around the food centre, but you might have better luck if you park at the car park assigned to blocks 3 and 4, which is accessed via Crawford Street.