Randomly Awesome (iPhone Photo), 01.05.2017

Today is Labour Day, an extended rest day over the weekend.

Woke up early, my wife and I drove off to Labrador Park arriving in carpark C1 (see photo View 01 below) at 8:15am, opposite the entrance to the Labrador MRT station.

View 01: Map of Labrador Nature Reserve.
View 02: The entrance to Labrador MRT station (Location A in photo View 01).

We were to meet up with a few best of friends from Class 4/1 for a leisurely hike in the Labrador Nature Reserve. It has been 42 years since we graduated from our secondary education in 1975. While we kept in touch at least once every year, this was the first time we were gathering for a hike.

The route we took was relatively short and relax. We had ample time to take photos especially the beautiful coastal scenaries. You can complete this route in less than 2 hours. However, I would recommend that you plan for a late breakfast in Keppel Island midway through. If so, it will be 3 hours to complete.

Our route commenced at Location B (see photo View 01 above), walking along the shady Berlayer Creek Boardwalk to Location C. From here we took a right turn towards the Beacon at Location D and proceeded towards the Jetty at Location E. You should be able to reach the Jetty in about 30 minutes.

View 03: The Dragon’s Teeth Gate.
View 04: A first group photo overseeing Fort Siloso in Sentosa.
View 05: Sea view across Fort Siloso in Sentosa.
View 06: The Beacon at Location D.
View 07: One of the Machine Gun Posts.
View 08: A beautiful sea view with Pasir Panjang Terminal on the right and the refineries across in Bukom Island.
View 09: A second group photo at Location E.

We did a U-turn at Location E and walked back to Location C. We then proceeded along Bukit Chermin Boardwalk along the coastline towards Location F (see photo View 10 below).

View 10: Map showing the route from Location C to F and G.
View 11: The Reflections by the Bay.
View 12: Another close-up view of The Reflections by the Bay.
View 13: The scenic view along the route to Location F.
View 14: The former Keppel Shipyard versus the present. The Reflections by the Bay in the background. This view was taken from Location F just up the bridge along Keppel Bay Vista.
View 15: Keppel Bay Vista running over the bridge to the Keppel Island linking Location F to G. About 150m long.

The walk from Location C to F took about 30 minutes. At this point, we decided to take a break and to refresh us with much needed water and how about delight us with good food… hhmmm… late breakfast. We walked across the bridge towards Location G… and ended up gathering in Prive Cafe in Keppel Island.

View 16: Enjoying our drink and light breakfast in Prive Cafe in Keppel Island (Location G).

After drink and our tummies partially full, we were all set to walk back to our starting point at Labrador MRT station. (In fact, if you want to extend your hike beyond Location F, you can continue along the coastline and walked towards the Singapore Cruise Centre and VivoCity. This will take another about 20 minutes to reach there.)

On our way back to our end point, we took more photos.

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View 19: A final group photo.

It was good time well spent with best of friends. Thank you Lord for a wonderful weather. God bless all of you. Bye!!!