What do I see in Pandan reservoir?
I see despair. I see hope.
Unlike most other reservoirs in Singapore, Pandan reservoir isn’t surrounded by trees or forests. It has a gravel track all around, and is surrounded by residential and industrial buildings.
The atmosphere there is somewhat dismal, despondent and depressing.
Yet the reservoir seems to serve as a sort of oasis or soul respite for the migrant workers who work in the industrial areas nearby.
Displacement and migration from their home countries to work in a foreign land in austere conditions isn’t really fun for them.
Yet there is a sense of brotherhood and camaraderie among the strollers.
I see despair and I see hope.