Little Guilin in Bukit Batok

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 0 Comments

Little Guilin in Bukit Batok 

There’s a little part of me that misses home. And this is not the melancholic one. It’s more like I-miss-traveling-at-my-home country. Or maybe the correct term is I miss traveling locally. And to ease this missing feel, the best workaround is to travel locally. And by locally, meaning: see Singapore and discover thy second home.

How to get to the Little Guilin

Talk about luck: the Little Guilin in Bukit Gombak reminds me of the Philippine islands. A little. Thing is, this is a place that’s different from the rest of Singapore, because it resembles the sceneries of GuilinChina and of course we know that Singaporean locals also have Chinese lineage. There is zero Philippines feel intended. But, maybe it’s because of the quiet waterscape and the unassailable rock formations that I am transported back to Alaminos or Coron. Not exactly the same, but maybe close enough.

What to do and see in the Little Guilin

This picturesque park is located at Bukit Batok East Avenue 5, just a 5 minute walk from the Bukit Gombak MRT Station. It’s both land and waterbed, with awesome foot trails and quiet time areas for all out leisure. It’s quite a surprise to see something like this in a city such as Singapore. 

Little Guilin Favorites

It’s a good throwback to nature. The rock formations are made of pure granite, which makes it the more interesting. The atmosphere gives autumn-to-fall feel, as the trees and leaves, and the rest of the people visiting place always feel peaceful and cozy.

A good place for contemplation, recreation, and all out photography session, the Guilin Park is a newfound must visit in Singapore. You’ll be lucky enough to experience the place, which is guaranteed to bring you so many realizations and peace-time. And maybe, even luckier if you find a second home happy feeling in this place.

Bowdy is an amateur adventurer, a coffee sleepyhead, and a start-up rooter, with a penchant for classic-looking photos. At last count, he has visited some 53 countries, and is now living in Singapore. He's always in search of fascinating routines to exploit, within the edges of after-office hours and (un)limited holidays.

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