Nature Walk – The Southern Ridges

Super long overdue post but late is still better than never hihi.

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In Singapore, there’s basically very few touristy places you can visit and once you’ve gone to all of those, you need to start being creative in finding/discovering new places. So last February to mark my husband and I’s 11 years together, I decided to change our usual go-out-watch-movie date with a nature trek/see the wild themed celebration. If you are going to ask me to do this 10 years ago this would be an automatic no because 1) I hate exposing myself in the sun 2) not a huge fan of nature 3) I would rather sleep. But I think as I got older, the more I realized I am starting to get pressed for time and I need to do more things as soon as possible. Either that or I am just bored with the usual home-office-once-in-a-while movie routine. So we set off to see greeneries in The Southern Ridges – it’s a 10km trek which we started at Labrador park and ended in Mount Faber Park.

(The left photo above is a spider hahaha!)

It was my first time trekking so I had so many errors somewhere – I don’t have a proper attire (by proper attire I mean compression pants hehe), I forgot to bring water and I didn’t have a rubber band to tie my hair up so I ended up using twigs I found along the road to seal my hair twisted in a bun.

The heat is still isn’t so bad as compared to the June heat even if we started late (we ended around lunch time) It was tiring but fun and there’s a certain level of euphoria once we reached the top.

Since we took the reverse path, the climbing was all towards the end so I was already exhausted and kept telling myself ‘almost there” while we were walking the almost 90 degree path. But after seeing the stunning view of the nearby harbour I was well and good again.

Climbing down was also a challenge since the path was a bit wet and steep but my motivation was that by the time we reached the end it’s already lunch time so I can eat. The faster I go, the earlier I can eat. After 11 years together, I know that that was the first time both of us has seen that side of each other. Ze husband and I are usually indoors and love being lazy at home but once in a while we also allow ourselves to explore certain things we have not before. I am just happy I get to spend something for the first time with mi love 😀

What bonding activity do you enjoy going with your spouses?

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