Posted on April 09, 2015 by Jonathan Wong
By JON WONG
Night Skate Captain
HEAVY thunderstorms over many areas of Singapore was not enough to dampen the spirits of 15 regular skaters in the latest night skate on April 4.
This event was originally scheduled to be in March, but was postponed to a further date as a mark of respect to the late Minister Mentor, Mr Lee Kuan Yew.
The route, which spanned across a distance of 15km, started from Ulu Pandan Park Connector located near Buona Vista MRT Station and covered some of the Western Park Connectors in Bukit Batok and Choa Chu Kang as well, with Choa Chu Kang MRT Station being the destination of the journey.
Lady luck was smiling at us as we enjoyed a smooth cruise along these PCNs, unaffected by the rain at all. The ground was a little damp though, when we arrived at 'Little Guilin', a man-made lake feature which is iconic in the Bukit Gombak residential area.
What used to be an old railway track across Sungei Ulu Pandan near the Ayer Rajah Expressway has been revamped into a nice concrete track that allows easy access between both sides of the banks.
We grabbed a quick break at MacDonald's restaurant located near the industrial estate at Tradehub 21.
Ulu Pandan Park Connector soon transited into Jurong Park Connector, had brought us to an overhead bridge over the Pan Island Expressway. At Bukit Batok Town Park, the 'Little Guilin' Lake beside Bukit Gombak Stadium greeted us. This extraordinary man-made feature may give one the impression that he is situated at some famous lake that can only be found in China.
We arrived at our destination shortly after travelling on Choa Chu Kang Park Connector. The wet weather earlier on gifted us a cool evening breeze, and that made the journey much more enjoyable.
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