31.10.14

Walk For Rice ....

My company organised an annual walking charity event last Friday where I almost participated every year. It was a 5KM walk around town in the early morning at 8am where most of the folks are still scrambling to work. The walk was nice and peaceful, with breezy fresh air around especially when we pass through parks like Fort Canning Parks. However, we didn't pass through Marina Bay Sands and the stretch of Singapore riverside that much this year compared to previous years. Watching the early sun from MBS and the rivermouth was quite a nice experience. Ok, I let the photos do the talking.



Up and below - The Singapore Museum

An old but beautiful  Church at Canning Rise Road.

Singapore Red Cross HQ

Wesley Methodist Church, Singapore

A building near Canning Rise ...can't remember the name ... hahaha

The building for NAS

The heart of the city's Bomba ... 

The place where new couples are created (ROM) and a beautiful park - Fort Canning Park

A glimpse of  the morning city 

More pics ..the traffic is so free

 The junction near Boar Quay

A scene at Clark Quay

Bumble boats lining up at boat quay...not opened yet for business

Another quiet view of the city 

The Ministry of Communications and Information

Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce HQ

The once popular Chijmes , which is being renovated now

And a glimpse of the Singapore Management University at the heart of the city
Basically it was a good 5KM walk last Friday and it did give me some good workout for the day. Have a good weekend.

30 comments:

  1. The photos are very nice esp the old buildings. I always admire them when I visited Singapore. You should walk more often on your own from 5 to 50 km.

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    1. TM - haha... enough la. I would prefer to jog around there.

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  2. The first picture looks like it is in some European country instead. Nice blue sky to complement the old buildings.

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    1. Merryn - Yeah , it will never go wrong to take landscape and buildings pixs in the morning.

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  3. Oooo...I love those colonial buildings. So good that they have maintained them so well. That's the Orchard Road Presbyterian Church, I think. Many beautiful churches all over - not far. Chijmes being renovated? Used to be the Church & Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus, Catholic - that is where the CHIJ in the name came from. If I'm not mistaken MPH used to be on the ground floor of that Ministry of Communications and Information building.

    Not a fan of all those modern buildings - so soulless, no character.

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    1. Stp - chimes was no longer a church for ages. It's an entertaining hub with lots of outlets. Yes, being renovated now. MPH also no more there already.

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  4. Wah you walk walk walk halfway still can snap photos with your sweaty hands, haha.. Those buildings all looks so well maintained.. The Ministry Of Communications & Information building catch my attention, so colourful, like Lego house..

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  5. Very nice shots, Chris. Look like you enjoyed the walk as well as the views.

    I like the church one more.

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    1. Rose - yeah, I definitely enjoyed the walk.

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  6. how nice your company organizes a charity walking event every year.. sure you cannot miss participating in the event.. :)

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    1. Sk - yeah, sure cannot miss such events but got problems walking up. Haha

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  7. nice shot of the buildings along your walk, giving us here a virtual tour of downtown Singapore :)

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    1. Sk - that's almost the heart of the city .

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  8. 5km walk, a nice warm up for you to your coming run next month huh?? or is it in December??

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    1. Sk - this one cannot warm up la.... Hahah...

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  9. My friend church is organising a walk in Nov, i looking forward to that...

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  10. It is nice to take a walk in the morning and admire the surroundings. Since it is a charity walk, all the better.

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    1. Phong - I always look forward to sports events except long distance marathons. ..haaha

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  11. It sure is nice to sometimes just walk around and enjoy the sights slowly, right?
    What a great initiative by your company.

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    1. Lina - yeah, can relax the muscles while exercising.

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  12. Nice! Singapore is an awesome place to walk. I remember walking a lot when my sis used to live opposite Changi Hospital too, you don't feel like you have to watch out for cars and people actually stop at crossings unlike in Malaysia.

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    1. HB - yes, there are too many places here to walk ....orchard road .. etc.

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  13. This definitely does not look like Orchard Road. The gorgeous Church building in Canning Rise caught my eye for specific reasons, and I must say that it has the historical feel to it. ^^

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    1. Waverly - Nope , this is around the singapore river, mbs, Clark Quay.

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