Friday, September 25, 2009

Latest addition - Dairy Farm Nature Park...

Happened to pass by Dairy Farm Nature Park and decided to check it out. There was a carpark (indicated as carpark B) at the entrance and no charge for parking.

After looking at the map, we decided to just walk the Wallace Trail as we were not in proper walking shoes. There is another longer trail which will lead to the Singapore Quarry (shall leave this to another day). The park is also connected to ZhengHua and Hillview parks by PCN and there is a mountain bike trail for mountain bikers.

^ you can't get lost with all the signages around

^ The Wallace Trail, the Wallace Education Centre and WELL have been named after Alfred Wallace, to honour his contributions to natural science. A comtemporary of Charles Darwin. Wallace is the other 'father' behind the theory of evolution. Wallace had stopped over in Singapore in 1854 furing his journeys to the Malay Archipelago, and collected many species of beetles in the vicinity of the Dairy Farm site.

^ This signboard wrote "this road is impassable. Please do not enter". hahaha...

^ The Wallace Trail is a shorter trail and soon we arrived at the Wallace Education Centre. Formerly a cowshed, the building that is now the Wallace Education Centre was restored and now houses the Wallace Environmental Learning Lab (WELL) and an interpretative centre where visitors can learn about the changing landscapes of Dairy Farm and Bukit Timah Reserve through various exhibits.

^ exhibits hall

^ The Wallace Trail begins here ...

^ I didn't even see a squirrel, not to say tiger :(
^ Are these the remains of the old kampong houses ?
^ left: look at this "split body" tree!
When you see this building, you have reached the end of Wallace Trail.
Told you, it's easy. No sweat.

No comments: