around the pond

Happy Place, Happy Space: MacRitchie Reservoir Park

One of our favourite trail runs is the 10K loop around MacRitchie Reservoir Park.

After a week of rainy days, the trail was muddy in parts, with lots of green things growing.

I was fascinated this week by the site of 2 men dredging up water plants from the reservoir with long implements. It’s quite a different sight from the dredging boats we sometimes see. I am not quite sure what they were doing – any ideas?


Reading your Joyful Posts brings me to my happy place. I hope having them in one place makes it easier for you to find when you need a bit of happy therapy, too.

If you would like to join in, ping back to this post and I will include you next week.


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  1. What a lovely spot, though I have to say one person’s pond is another person’s lake. πŸ™‚ Just teasing, not really giving you a hard time. You have a list of challenge responses but what’s the challenge?



    1. I hear you Janet! It really is all about perspective, right?

      Thank you for noting the challenges – I have linked each one to the source … hope you find the information on each fun & interesting!

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  2. Maybe they are looking for bodies, but that’s not a happy thought. I’ve been watching too many Silent Witness Episodes! Beautiful pictures, and a lovely place to run or walk. πŸ™‚


    1. Hmmmm, taking water samples? that certainly could be a possibility.

      There are a variety of surfaces in this reserve: muddy, rocky, boardwalk …. suitable for runners, walkers, ramblers …. there is even a treetop walk which I still have not gone to as it opens to public much later than when I am typically there. It really is quite a wonderful place.


  3. I really like the look of your 10km run loop, it’s all so green! Such a happy place and some great posts you’ve shared too Ju-Lyn, thanks πŸ™‚


    1. That’s the draw of these green spaces in Singapore – they transport one to a completely different world. Very often we can’t even hear traffic noise. And the air does smell fresher! Wonderful places to lose ourselves for an hour.

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