Singapore doesn’t import air. Everything else, it does.
Yes, everything except air. And that includes water. There is a long term water sharing agreement with Malaysia. But that has not deterred the country from creating its own sources of water. It has built many reservoirs – small and large. Pandan reservoir is one such.
One of the causeways to the reservoir has a marshland. It is a man-made marshland. It is small, scenic and soothing. Here are some pictures of the marshland. Do pay a visit if you are here. You would be fortunate if you see some exotic birds as well. But that is a rarity.
Why did Singapore develop the marshland ? The vegetation would help absorb the nutrients from waste water flowing in the well connected canals and let a relatively clear water into the reservoir.
Whether it serves that purpose or not, it definitely helps spend an evening relaxing in that location, with a book in hand.
I spotted some birds in the twilight. As I am Ornithology deficient, I don’t know their names. Nor their species. They were frantically searching for some last minute food grabs just before flying to their abodes.
How do you get there ? The place is reachable by public transport from Clementi MRT station.
How does the background look like ? Here are some pictures.
And there is a Chinese temple close by. So the religiously inclined could get some peace of mind and let their mind wander from the mundane to the spiritual.
Worth a visit.