After that we returned to the reservoir and moved on westward to follow the track that led to the hilltop (behind the Archipelago Condominium) where there were benches and shelters. This hill gave a panoramic view of the reservoir from a higher viewpoint. Near the northern part of the reservoir, we walked through the carpark leading to a bridge that crossed a wide monsoon drain.
Then we crossed Tampines Ave 10 at the edge of the Tampines Quarry Park. To get to the trail, we walked northward until abreast with Tampines Ave 1. We saw a cyclist ahead of us and just followed him to the clearing used by anglers.
We caught up with the cyclist at a clearing. He came from Pasir Ris. He seemed to be familiar with the place. Asked whether there was a trail around the quarry, he said partially but with a bit of bashing, we could go around the quarry. Thanking him for the info, away we merrily went, little did we realize that when we ran out of trail, we had to really 'bash' through waist high lalang. All of us ended up with cuts of one kind or another. Some were allergic to the rubbing of the grass and suffered itchiness in the exposed legs.
|Fence along the sand stockpile at Tampines Quarry
|Fishing Deck at Bedok Reservoir
We returned to Bedok Reservoir to continue our walk along the north perimeter. Just past the Forest Adventure Park (where you learn to walk from treetop to treetop with your colleagues or classmates) we crossed Bedok Reservoir Road to the Bedok Park Connector. We continued along the connector until we reached the Simpang Bedok food outlets for a well-deserved rest and refreshment.
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