Our family loves to hike. Yesterday we did a trek around the MacRichie Nature trail. The location was only about a 15 minute cab ride from our apartment but it felt quite remote when we arrived. One unique attraction is the TreeTop walk. This is a 2.5 km trail that has a suspension bridge in the trees so you can see the view from the canopy.
I think the hike was an excellent metaphor for how I feel in Singapore. The surroundings seem familiar yet there is are objects which are so foreign and exotic it constant reminds you that you are not home anymore. For example here is a leaf Aidan found…Seems ordinary enough until look at it and hold it up.
It was almost as big as him! Also the animals are a bit different. They do have your typical squirrels but we also saw a whole troop of monkeys.
Aidan and Sydney were amazed by the long rows of ants. The rows of ants seemed to go on forever. Aidan also found a snake. He found it first and picked it up so fast. ”Don’t worry it’s not poisonous because it did not bite me.” Great deductive reasoning from my five year old.
It was lovely adventure. So far I am enjoying the excitement of our journey here in Singapore.