Finally I went to Labrador Nature Reserve, a mere 10 minutes walk from my new home (actually not exactly new because we moved in since last December). Yes, that’s how near it is but somehow I have no motivation to go there until a friend suggested this week to check it out. And boy, what a beautiful place it is!

The entrance to the park is located just outside Labrador Park MRT.  A check online indicates that it is part of the Southern Ridges comprising of three segments – Alexandra Garden Trail, Berlayer Creek Mangrove trail, and Bukit Chermain Boardwalk. We didn’t really take note of which trail we took but simply follow our feet until we came out from the promenade at the Reflections at Keppel Bay. We took a leisurely two hours walk that led us along a coastal trail and we were thoroughly immersed in the tranquility and the beautiful floral and faunas around us as well as the panoramic view of the sea along the way. A naughty little squirrel even enticed us to follow it and did some acrobatic stunts for us to see before scurrying up a tree and disappearing into the woods.  Nature certainly has its unique way of soothing one’s mood. Indeed a great hideout to unwind and de-stress and to be in touch with GOD. I will certainly be back again and again!

Leisure

What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.

No time to stand beneath the boughs
And stare as long as sheep or cows.

No time to see, when woods we pass,
Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.

No time to see, in broad daylight,
Streams full of stars, like skies at night.

No time to turn at Beauty’s glance,
And watch her feet, how they can dance.

No time to wait till her mouth can
Enrich that smile her eyes began.

A poor life this is if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.

~ William Henry Davies ~

“Always remember to slow down in life; live, breathe, and learn; take a look around you whenever you have time and never forget everything and every person that has the least place within your heart.” – Anonymous

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