On Sunday, 10 January 2021, it was raining cats and dogs, thanks to the northeast monsoon surge.
Our planned morning group tour at Bukit Batok Hillside Park (BBHP) area had to be postponed.
I decided to do my lunch shift, and then dropped by at BBHP in the early afternoon for a solo hike, before doing the dinner shift.
I was pleasantly surprised to see that a waterfall had formed on the stone staircase – it was an amazing sight to behold.
A week later, on Sunday 17 January, a number of enthusiastic hikers and I embarked on a morning tour and an afternoon tour at BBHP area.
This time, we took the opportunity to clean up the debris left behind by previous visitors in the area along the way.
From the worn-out appearance of many discarded plastic bottles around the run-down gazebos, the litter must have been discarded many years ago, probably around the early 2000s before the park was abandoned mysteriously.
As BBHP area becomes more prominent after the petition to save the forests in the entire ecological corridor from housing development has gained more awareness, let us all remember to respect the environment when we visit the area.