green city spaces

Happy Place, Happy Space: Pearl’s Hill City Park

One of the things I love about Singapore is encountering green spaces unexpectedly. We noticed a sign for Pearl’s Hill City Park when we ran through Chinatown recently.

Made a note to return, and return we did this week.

Several long flights of stairs to get to the top from different parts of the hill.

At the very top is a reservoir built in 1904. It is not a very large park but a haven and delight to explore.

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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 Happy Place, Happy Space, ping back to this post and I will include you next week

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Note:

  • This run is another effort to explore Singapore’s many parks; we call it ParkTour, a play on paktor, a term Singaporeans use to refer to “going out on a date with someone whom one is romantically involved with”.

24 Comments

  1. I always think Singapore is such a small country. I always think of the Marina and the butterfly garden in the airport. I’ve never been, but from your photos it’s packed with so much more! Side note: my husband’s previous company designed and built the water feature for the butterfly garden at the airport.

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    1. Singapore is so very small, even compared to LA which is almost twice the size! I guess we’ve had the privilege of poking into neighbourhoods and hidden places as we put on our explorer shoes! What a fun connection that you have to the butterfly garden … we visited it quite some years ago … I remember it to be very serene and beautiful.

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  2. I love the wordplay on parktour. I enjoy exploring the many parks LA has to offer, it’s free and I find it surprisng to find so much nature in the city.

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    1. I think those of us who live in cities are particularly tuned to seeking out green spaces wherever we can. And when we discover new pockets, so exciting!!!

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  3. Like you, I love stumbling upon surprise parks and gardens — and old architecture! The reservoir looks wonderful, and I can only imagine the views. Your running is good for our health too! (And thanks for linking to my spring posts!)

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    1. The joy of surprise! The hill isn’t very high up, but it was interesting to be elevated. We could run all the way around the reservoir which was such fun!

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  4. Ju-Lyn, What a wonderful gem to discover on your ParkTour. The greenery is soothing and the stairs would provide a good workout. Thank you for the mention and your weekend coffee share.

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  5. Fun! Add it to the list! You are keeping a list of places for us to go when I visit, right? If not, we’ll just have to revisit the spots you blog about one by one (with repeated visits to the place that sells ice cream sandwiches. πŸ˜‰ )

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    1. So glad to have you delight in this find with me! The stairs were kinder than we expected … they considerately made them super wide so one can actually run up and down them!

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