Usually on weekends, I like to take my 2 dogs for a little outdoor time. Usually it’s swimming at Changi Beach. But these days, the population in Singapore seems to have gone up! Cause even the most secluded areas of Changi Beach is filled with families and couples camping, BBQ-ing, swimming and having picnics. If Changi Beach is crowded, I don’t think I should even bother trying Sentosa, East Coast Beach or Pasir Ris Beach! I really just want some empty spots so my dogs can run around and enjoy a little freedom without intruding into anyone’s space or offending any one’s religious beliefs. And it’s times like these that I feel like I really want to move out of this overcrowded island!
Well, the quest for deserted natural land ( that doesn’t get me shot for tresspassing) is always an uphill task for me. And I’ve found a new haven for my dogs to roam. Some of you may know this place and some may not. For the sake of it’s continuous serenity I’ve chosen not to reveal it’s location and boost up it’s popularity! But I love this place and so do my dogs! It almost feels as if I left Singapore all together yet I’m only minutes from civilization.
Louis and Emmie look pretty scruffy in the photos cause they’ve been bouncing up and down the hilly terrains and splashing themselves in the mud pools to cool themselves. They are always so happy to be able to run about unleash… running in the wind and returning to my side ever so often to check on my trekking progress. I must look really weak to them… but I can’t keep up with their endless energy!
My doggies are not dainty at all! They enjoy getting themselves wet and dirty and rolling in mud or swimming in whatever ponds they can find! Even Emmie who’s supposed to be a lady and a companion dog is such a tom boy! She follows her big brother and prances into bushes and water with no care in the world. Being clean is definitely not a priority for these 2. And they happily jump up to greet me in their wet and floppy state to show how excited they are…. making me mud stained in the process! But I really enjoy watching them run free… sometimes it feels almost inhumane to leash them all the time ( even though I do know that it is absolutely necessary in such an urban environment) and it’s this special day once a week or once a fortnight that they get the chance to run wild and be the free-willed animals that they were born to be.
See how huge this mimosa is? Remember those touch-me- not weeds that we played with when we were kids? Well, this one is huge! But it works the same way… touch them and the leaves fold.
But just a reminder of how near civilization is… and also of how crazy some human beings can be… ( imagine pushing a trolley over hills and stones!!!), I actually found this abandoned supermarket trolley in the middle of the big nowhere!!!!
I loaded Louis and Emmie into the trolley and had fun wheeling them around! LOL… it’s definitely tough work with the uneven ground and all the gravel.
The hike took us all the way to a shady forested area which was a refreshing welcome initially cause it was really cool and nice in under the cover of those trees. But I soon realized that it was in such lovely environment that had lots of mosquitoes ( which I hadn’t encounter at all in the wide open spaces)! So I headed back as fast as my legs could carry me. Louis and Emmie probably helped drag me along.