Living in the east, previously the only natural greenery Eastsider have was the reclaimed land of Changi Beach. Otherwise, it was the usual small little town parks scattered all over the HDB estates + of course the 3 big beach park. But unfortunately, all of them are nicely manicured products – the products of the zombies sitting in their nice air con offices in the Nparks. How much better for the people in the West and Central where they have the Bukit Timah nature reserve, the various reservoirs, even “Little Guilin” in Bukit Batok and
|Wide open green carpet trail|
Then recently opened is the Tampines Eco Green. I used to see this vast piece of empty land when I go to my father-in- law’s place. I have expected HDB flats to sprout out from that land but surprise surprise, what came up almost 20 years later was a beautiful piece of park land called the Tampines Eco Green.
|Bird hide made of twigs and branches|
Everything there is touted to be “eco” friendly down to the toilet which supposedly does not use water for flushing and use friendly bacteria to keep the smell away while the waste decomposed naturally. During my last visit there, the toilet was still not open so no chance to spend the “aroma”.
Finally, what is most exciting is the “natural” feel to it. The place looks like a savannah and I almost expect to see deer and zebra roaming around and crocodiles lying around the various ponds. That would be nice but no such luck. What I understand is that there are plenty of birds and insects and is a wildlife photographer’s dream come true. Just look at some of the shots posted on the net!