16 Jan 2016 – Thru-Hiking 25km
Wed: a day to do laundry and plan on the 25km walk Green Corridor/GC to discover that I will not be able to access it from the beginning, ie Tanjong Pagar/TP Station
Thu: yeah got my TV set up and AC serviced. Thank goodness these services were done by 12n and am I glad to recce the access for the GC in daylight!
Was hoping to find some loop-holes but the fences are as secure as ever!
Nice but hot and interesting walk thru’ Spottiswood Pk&Blair Rd.
Anyway to cut a long story short, here is where the Kampong Bahru/KB exit is when I take bus196 to as far as KB/Blair Rd junction. Got off there and change to any of these buses 61, 124, 143 or 166 turning into KB Rd, one stop and off opp Silat Ave&Orange Valley Nursing Home.
Cross at the traffic lights turn left to blk23
Do NOT cross over KB Flyover where St Theresa Church is
Walk along the path of blk23 or across the field till the end
You will get to a slight slope with a drain and a small bridge at the bottom
Cross there and you are on the GC
Edited – 6Mar 2016 with the 6 above pix. The missing 1km of the GC to Exit 1A completed today – tkx to the 10km GC Run and in good company of Ray&Eve. The other 25km done about 2 months ago. The TP Station is now completely barricaded for renovations to ???
Fri: yes have decided to celebrate my 66yrs to challenge myself for this 25km walk. Tkx Clem for being on time to start by 06.45hrs. A lovely cool start meeting only 1jogger with headlamp like myself.
Life from huge red ants with no tunnels and the small fire ants with tunnels. Space happenings below KB Crossing to CTE Crossing.
Some very wet sections from last night’s rains along BukitMerah. Poor Clem who will be walking with wet shoes and socks.
Past 0800hrs and a perfect spot for a 5mins break at JalanHangJebut Mosque app 4km from our stating and to meet with Hannah.
CommonwealthAve Flyover with colourful street art.
Spied 2hornbills bullying 2 other birds in the trees while applying mosquito repellent near GhimMoh market.
Constructions around the Greenleaf&Bukit Timah area. The only slope on these flat flat flat paths with some beautiful nature along with it.
BukitTimah Station for 5mins break.
Crossing the first bridge; under HollandRd and continuing to the next bridge by HindhedeDrive.
With life in this surroundings.
45mins lunch and toilet stop at the Springleaf Prata Place RailMall where I was not the least bit hungry but had a cold fresh coconut juice, ginger drink and a glass of ice water!
Continued on the bridge and saw this pleasant surprise.
Felt like kids again claiming our prizes with my Swiss Army knife 🙂
HillviewRd – gone is GirderBridge but realistically the old will have to make way for the new, such is life Happy Birthday and look forward!
My heart went out to this foreign worker painting the fence in this heat. Thank goodness SriMuruganHill Temple is just around the corner if he needs some shade to rest. No bridge ahead, detouring around GiantHyper Market
Parts of the last stretches in the exposure of this tropical sun is no joke and being tired does not help 🙁 A lone tree by SgKadut watching the flow of time and hopefully will still be watching after my time by SgKadut near ChoaChuKang Rd.
4above pix credits to Clem. The rains were welcoming even with a poncho in the Woodlands area.
Much trash thru’ industrial areas and there the path ends.
Found our way to the bus-stop before 1700hrs, near the Woodlands Checkpoint. Friday traffic to JB did not look fun to be in. Thank goodness we were heading the opp direction. Appreciations to all the sites with info for The GC, especially maps from –
Tkx to the young people like Hannah and Clem for being such sports to walk this 25km Thru-Hike with the old auntie in this tropical heat! Memories from taking the train to KotaBahru/Malay then, in 1959 to welcome the birth of the 1st nephew&the 1st of the OrangeG, my children’s generation.
Thu3Jun2021: trying to search the best video for me to reflect&remember this hike by, but unable to find any online. IF I ever walk this stretch again, will try to make a video of it! The most informative updated link is from Nparks.
Fri17Sep2021: appreciations to Sarafian Salleh/FB-Tuah Bugis for his Youtube site https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjN4py1X0Os